“A child can be taught things as abstract as virtue and honor, for a child is innocent of the experience of ignorance and prejudice that comes with age.

“In most cases, however, an adult has already made up his or her mind about virtue. Sadly the adult will usually only change his mind in the face of a traumatic event, such as a death in the family, or the advent of a serious illness.”

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An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.


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