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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.
         

Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.


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