Quotation Explorer - 'Latter'

There are some who are born with talents and there are some who develop them in the form of skills. I am a part of the latter." - ! - Neetu Sugandh
Judge a person not by how he treats you, but how he treats others. The former reflects what he wants you to think of him, the latter truly reflects who he is. - Betty Jamie Chung
The world loves to be amused by hollow professions, to be deceived by flattering appearances, to live in a state of hallucination; and can forgive everything but the plain, downright, simple, honest truth. - William Hazlitt
Towel and talk, how similar are they, both wipes dry water. One on the hate and latter in the head. - Aphole
CAMEL, n. A quadruped (the _Splaypes humpidorsus_) of great value to the show business. There are two kinds of camels -- the camel proper and the camel improper. It is the latter that is always exhibited. - Ambrose Bierce
The noble man is chiefly concerned with wisdom and friendship; of these, the former is a mortal good, the latter and immortal one. - Epicurus
In life there are heads and there are tails however when one starts to excrete thoughts out of the latter and proceed to relieve yourself out of the former then you've become too full of yourself. - Ryan Cayne
I'd rather know a man's sincerity than his love. Whereas I have never needed the latter, one can always count on the former. - Donna Lynn Hope
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise. - George Santayana
You show me a teenager who doesn’t like to be flattered and I’ll show you a teenager who’s got a steady source of sex. - Dale Peck
I live on shameless flattery...and vodka...but the two usually go hand in hand. - Vicktor Alexander
In life there are heads and there are tails however when one starts to excrete thoughts out of the latter and proceed to relieve yourself out of the former than you've become too full of yourself. - Ryan Cayne
Some strive to make themselves great. Others help others see and find their own greatness. It's the latter who really enrich the world we live in - Rasheed Ogunlaru
The self-help movement that began in the latter half of the twentieth century suffers particularly from this flaw, for the personal and interpersonal skills it seeks to cultivate are almost always designed to get us more of what we think we want, rather than to bring about a change of heart. - C. Terry Warner
So death, the most terrifying of ills, is nothing to us, since so long as we exist, death is not with us; but when death comes, then we do not exist. It does not then concern either the living or the dead, since for the former it is not, and the latter are no more. - Epicurus
The ultimate downfall of the computerized holographic receptionist was that there was no amount of flattery, flirtation or chocolate that could convince one to lie for you. - Scott B. Pruden
I am very flattered. I have also become a verb as in "I have cumberbatched the UK audience" apparently. Who knows, by the end of the year I might become a swear word too! It's crazy and fun and very flattering. - Benedict Cumberbatch
Either we are running ‘from’ what we fear or running ‘to’ what we fear. The former is a choice controlled by fear, the latter is an action inspired by it. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Her two outstanding characteristics were self-confidence and candor. The latter sometimes got her into hot water Durrance later told Charlotte, but the former kept it from scalding her. - Olive Higgins Prouty
The thinking ability or creative intelligence for a man is same as sexuality for a woman, and believe me, the latter is far more dangerous than all the nukes in this world." - - Ramana Pemmaraju
Firing of Energy does it faster than pumping, but the latter is under better control, and much more resource efficient - Priyavrat Thareja
From just one spark we can create one fire. And from one fire we can create one light. From that one light, we create vision and that vision is how we share just one spark. Inspire all those around you. - Josh Blatter
Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club. - Thomas Henry Huxley
I believe that love--not imitation--is the sincerest form of flattery. Your imitator thinks that you can be duplicated; your lover knows you can't. - Marilyn Vos Savant
Wisdom is better than flattery, even if bitter in your ears. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so. - Aristotle
Whoever said Success is 80% Joy and 20% Hardwork must have chased the latter 20% not ignoring the first 80%. Follow the Joy route and the power is already lost. - Priyavrat Thareja
Nightmare and dream both are not real, but I do always love my nightmare; because it offers me gratitude while the latter makes me disappointed. - M.F. Moonzajer
I must look at the 'nature' of God, not the 'nature' of the challenge. For the former means everything and the latter means nothing. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Give and receive with gratitude. Do the former, without expectation of, the latter. - Jaeda DeWalt
It's always easier to clean up the mess that we make than to come to terms with the mess that we are. But unless we find ourselves doing the latter, we will forever find ourselves doing the former. - Taiki Matsuura
I want a normal girlfriend. Someone restful. You know anyone like that?""I'd volunteer if you were rich," I told him. "Like hugely rich. I could be restful for massive sums of money.""Flattered. But no. - Karen Joy Fowler
And honestly, given the choice of facing my mother or a vampire, I think I'd always choose the latter. - Krystle Jones
All the President is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway. - Harry S Truman
Yet each man kills the thing he loves By each let this be heard, Some do it with a bitter look, Some with a flattering word, The coward does it with a kiss, The brave man with a sword! - Oscar Wilde
Flattery does not encourage the perfect flow of love in the vein of your relationship. Be genuine and speak out what you feel for each other without hiding the painful truth. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Anyone who offers their heart on a silver platter deserves what they get. - Holly Black
There isn't much difference between "giving" and "leaving". While the former will ALWAYS come back to you, the latter will only do if it was meant to be yours in the first place. - Olaotan Fawehinmi
Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery - it's the sincerest form of learning. - George Bernard Shaw
Latter-day scepticism is fond of calling itself progressive; but scepticism is really reactionary. Scepticism goes back; it attempts to unsettle what has already been settled. Instead of trying to break up new fields with its plough, it simply tries to break up the plough. - G.K. Chesterton
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence. - Democritus
My passport photo is one of the most remarkable photographs I have ever seen --- no retouching, no shadows, no flattery --- just stark me. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your effort to believe it. - Wilson Mizner
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but theft is a sin. - Elena
Some say that a woman that trades her body for money is a whore, if that is the case, then a woman that trades her body for flattery and kind words is just a whore that is not paid very well. - Carl R White
Greater love hath no man then this, that a man lay down his life for his friends - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it withing his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter. - Norman Cousins
Living a good life is like flipping pancakes. If you hesitate, it splatters all over the place. - Matt Simpson
Life is what places a border between the chaos and the order and extends it in the favor of the latter. Anything else is predestined to crumble in the face of the time, the ever devouring father. - Osman Doluca
The power of thought is not a compelling force. It is a building force, and it is only when used in the latter sense that desirable results can be produced. - Christian D. Larson
Her own mother lived the latter years of her life in the horrible suspicion that electricity was dripping invisibly all over the house. - James Thurber
There is a wide world out there, my friend, full of pain, but filled with joy as well. The former keeps you on the path of growth, and the latter makes the journey tolerable.
A nation aimlessly drifting away from God is a nation for which prayer is a rudder and praise is a sail. And it is the man or woman on their knees that builds the former and gives wind to the latter. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Advertising - A judicious mixture of flattery and threats. - Stephen Leacock
You're flattered because he wants to sleep with you? Who doesn't he want to sleep with? - Donna Lynn Hope
The belief that personality is mysterious and irreducible has no scientific warrant, and is accepted chiefly because it is flattering to our human self esteem. - Bertrand Russell
DEINOTHERIUM, n. An extinct pachyderm that flourished when the Pterodactyl was in fashion. The latter was a native of Ireland, its name being pronounced Terry Dactyl or Peter O'Dactyl, as the man pronouncing it may chance to have heard it spoken or seen it printed. - Ambrose Bierce
The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves. - Edith Sitwell
His view of the world was simple: there were the able and there were the incompetent; he was not concerned with the latter. - Ayn Rand
People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues. - Elizabeth Gaskell
Good can exist without evil,but evil cannot exist without good.The former is eternal,the latter is temporal. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Setbacks are common enemies of both achievers and people whose dream cut short. The difference is that the former persist against continual setbacks while the latter quit. - Assegid Habtewold
To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery. - John Churton Collins
Asking, "If there is no God, what is the purpose of life?" is like asking, "If there is no master, whose slave will I be?" If your purpose of life is to submit as a slave, then your meaning comes from flattering the ego of a person whom who should detest. - Dan Barker
Economic recession is a time that differentiates between ordinary and extraordinary firms; the former will fire while the latter will hire for it has a vision to build a sustainable business empire. - Anuj Somany
A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her. - Helen Rowland
Many embrace the concepts of life and liberty; yet shirk its consequent responsibilities; the first notion being an inalienable right, the latter, an insufferable wrong. - Glenn A. Maltais
He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of the soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported without the latter. - Henry Fielding
Hope is nothing but a deceitful flatterer accepted by reason only because it is often in need of palliatives. - Giacomo Casanova
The real value of intellectuals is not just the value of their intellect but the impact. The distinctive footprints they are able to leave on minds with their wit whilst they live and how such footprints give latter days minds something to ponder over long after they are gone! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Self-reflection is a kind of self-judgment. The difference is just this the former is positive and the latter is negative. - Balroop Singh
Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as the latter. - Paxton Hood
Beware the flatterer: he feeds you with an empty spoon. - Cosino DeGregrio
Jane stood beside silver platters of cucumber sandwiches and smoked salmon sandwiches and savory-sweet ham sandwiches and open-faced sandwiches with thickly spread butter and fresh mint. - jessic lawson
The public wants work which flatters its illusions. - Gustave Flaubert
You know," Daddy said, "it's some that can live their whole life out without asking about it and it's others has to know why it is, and this boy is one of the latters. He's going to be into everything! - Flannery O'Connor
Your writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter or make well-shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your heart, your soul. - Meg Rosoff
A passport, as I'm sure you know, is a document that one shows to government officials whenever one reaches a border between two countries, so that the official can learn who you are, where you were born, and how you look when photographed unflatteringly. - Lemony Snicket
The slanderer and the assassin differ only in the weapon they use; with the one it is the dagger, with the other the tongue. The former is worse that the latter, for the last only kills the body, while the other murders the reputation.
The ethics of psychiatric therapy is the very negation of the ethics of political liberty. The former embraces absolute power, provided it is used to protect and promote the patient's mental health. The latter rejects absolute power, regardless of its aim or use. - Thomas Szasz
It may be escapist, but if I have a choice between watching the news or reading a book which gets me to see the world through different eyes, I will always choose the latter! - Christina Westover
There are those that want "freedom" from individual responsibility. Then there are those that want individual "liberty." I choose the latter. I am a Libertarian - A.E. Samaan
There is a great difference between enlightenment and education. The former is a discerned vital knowledge without guidance while the latter is imparting any knowledge. - Uzoma Nnadi
A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery. - Dr. Joyce Brothers
We flatter those we scarcely know,We please the fleeting guest;And deal full many a thoughtless blow,To those who love us best. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Seriously, what would you prefer? To stand out from everyone else, or disappear in the crowd? Because I call the latter 'sheep. - G.P. Burdon
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices, but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thought in clear form. - Albert Einstein
She was poetry written in pen, scribbled and scrawled again and again. Ink splattered across the page. And within those scratched words, those small, sharp incisions, an image can be seen and you're left to wonder what, in the end, this all could mean. - Hubert Martin
. . . there are two types of fighters, the former strike all over the place hoping one would land, the latter, assured of their prowess and capabilities, hit once and destroy the opponent's desire to continue the fight - Soke Behzad Ahmadi
Some say that a woman that trades her body for money is a whore, if that is the case, then a woman that trades her body for flattery and kind words is just a whore that is not paid as well. - Carl R White
In Paris, where raillery is so quick to throw emotion out the window, silence, in a roomful of clever people after a story, is the most flattering of all marks of success - Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly
Never divulge secrets to acquaintances.Never betray old friends for new ones.Never mistake flattery for praise.Never rely on dishonorable people.Never trust your enemy's friends.Never mistake someone’s kindness for weakness. - Matshona Dhliwayo
men are undoubtedly more in danger from prosperity than from adversity. for when matters go smoothly, they flatter themselves, and are intoxicated by their success - John Calvin
Look upon good books; they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble: be you but true to yourself...and you shall need no other comfort nor counsel. - Francis Bacon
Whenever you commend, add your reasons for doing so; it is this which distinguishes the approbation of a man of sense from the flattery of sycophants and admiration of fools. - Sir Richard Steele
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Critisize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
He has been called a mediocre man; but this is unwarranted flattery. He was a politician of monumental littleness. - Richard M. Nixon
At moments when life is at its worst there are two things you can do: 1.) break down,lose hope and refuse to go on while lying face down on the ground banging your fists and kicking your legs, or 2.) laugh. Bobby and I did the latter. - Cecelia Ahern
We sometimes think that we hate flattery, but we only hate the manner in which it is done. - François de La Rochefoucauld
If you desire the path of sincerity, develop a love for obscurity. Flee from the clatter and clinks of fame. Be like the roots of a tree; it keeps the tree upright and gives it life, but it itself is hidden underneath the earth and eyes cannot see it. - Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak
There are two modes of establishing our reputation: to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the former, because it will invariably be accompanied by the latter. - Charles Caleb Colton
Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual.
They say copying is a form of flattery, I say it's lack of originality. - Elizabeth Blade
Discerning the difference between a dictator and a leader is quite easy. The former cannot help but see ‘leading’ and ‘serving’ as stark contradictions that by their very nature are utterly incompatible. The latter can’t tell the difference - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music. - Woflgang Amadeus Mozart
The more you run over a dead cat, the flatter it gets. - Unknown
There is a huge difference between those who follow Christ by words only and those who do so by action. The latter will always let you experience the steadfast love of God whenever you come into contact with them. - Gugu Mona
Either we are running ‘from’ what we fear, or running ‘to’ what we fear. The former is a choice driven by fear, the latter is an action inspired by it. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. - Hippocrates
...because there's a secret order. The books, you can't place them random. The other day I put Cervantes next to Tolstoj.And I thought, if close to Anna Karenina we have Don Quixote, sure the latter will do his best to save her. - Ettore Scola
As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery.
I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free. - Georgia O'Keeffe
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular. - C.G. Jung
When someone you loved finds no flattery in the gift you gave them then you must ask yourself, "What was worth loving? - Shannon L. Alder
Every sexual sin begins with flattery. - Sunday Adelaja
We sensible often resist intrusive love and its chaos practically, employing measures to prevent the former for fear of the latter. But for all our wit and work, that desperation for control also prevents the pure, transcendental freedom more often delivered by both. - Tiffany Madison
A traveler must have the back of an ass to bear all, a tongue like the tail of a dog to flatter all, the mouth of a hog to eat what is set before him, the ear of a merchant to hear all and say nothing.
To ask for advice is in nine cases out of ten to ask for flattery. - John Churton Collins
ENOUGH, pro. All there is in the world if you like it. Enough is as good as a feast -- for that matter Enougher's as good as a feast for the platter. Arbely C. Strunk - Ambrose Bierce
About Superman and Batman: the former is how America views itself, the latter, darker character is how the rest of the world views America.
I find that I spend a tremendous amount of time chasing the praises of men rather than sitting with the praises of God. The former is something I attempt to catch, the latter catches me. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
People believe unbelievable things because it's self-flattering to think that you are intellectually daring enough to accept what others find preposterous. - Christopher Buckley
The headline reads, "Docs say patients make them prescribe useless antibiotics." This puts a physician in roughly the same predicament as a serial killer. The latter says, "Stop me before I kill again, while the former says, "Stop me before I prescribe again."
The spread of secondary and latterly of tertiary education has created a large population of people, often with well-developed literary and scholarly tastes, who have been educated far beyond their capacity to undertake analytical thought. - Peter Medawar
It is possible to be below flattery as well as above it. - Thomas Babington Macaulay
Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as you have of the latter, so many more must you have of the former. - Horace Mann
A compliment is a statement of an agreeable truth; flattery is a statement of an agreeable untruth.
sometimes i wake upin the middleof the nightand findpoetry splatteredall over my bed. - Sanober Khan
In a company of children and grown-ups, the latter are those who should demonstrate good manners and always let the children speak first. - Zoran Stojkovski
Flattery looks like friendship, just like a wolf looks like a dog.
There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect. - Niccolo Machiavelli
Ask counsel of both times-of the ancient time what is best, and of the latter time what is fittest. - Sir Francis Bacon
The only successful philosophies and religions are the ones that flatter us, whether in the name of progress or of hell. Damned or not, man experiences an absolute need to be at the heart of everything. - Emil Cioran
Imitation is the sincerest of flattery. - Charles Caleb Colton
There's a big difference on being wise and being crafty. The former is the attribute of God, and the latter is that of Satan. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The technology is the independent variable, the social system the dependent variable. Social, systems are therefore determined by systems of technology; as the latter change, so do the former. - Leslie White
I cannot stand the company of men. They flatter or they judge. I can stand neither of the two. - Albert Camus
Perhaps people hate because it's more difficult to love. It also takes more courage to do the latter. - Primadonna Angela
Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter. - Paxton Hood
Prefer loss to the wealth of dishonest gain; the former vexes you for a time; the latter will bring you lasting remorse. - Chilo
Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
We sometimes imagine we hate flattery, but we only hate the way we are flattered. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
If a story is w/out flaws or doubts, it is flattery or even brainwashing. You should read it as if drinking a glass of water. But be prepared - you would not remember its taste. - Vinko Vrbanic
The difference between a moral person and a person of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, made out of weakness and tries to make amends with their life when they find the opportunity to say they are sorry is lost. - Shannon L. Alder
The looming storm broke in the end. And it is the storm I will remember, the sound of the downpour splattering over the steps of the Tuileries, the dark sky and the pink lightning. I could have stayed like that for centuries. - Hélène Berr
We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands upon himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself. - Jose Ortega y Gasset
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence. - Albert Einstein
DAY, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. This period is divided into two parts, the day proper and the night, or day improper -- the former devoted to sins of business, the latter consecrated to the other sort. These two kinds of social activity overlap. - Ambrose Bierce
I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think vainly, flattered myself that, without very much bloodshed, it might be done. - John Brown
Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, but worship is the greatest form of adoration. - Jayce O'Neal
What’s the point of having beliefs and values if we don't stand up for the former and live by the latter? - Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Imitation is the highest form of flattery. Try not to see it as an invitation to compete. - Andrena Sawyer
There is time to compromise. There is time to absolutely abhor d word. Most times it is the latter. Compromise is mediocrity. Compromise is cheap. - Uneñ Ameji
The difference between real life and a story is that life has significance, while a story must have meaning.The former is not always apparent, while the latter always has to be, before the end. - Vera Nazarian
Baloney is the lie laid on so thick you hate it. Blarney is flattery laid on so thin you love it. - Fulton J. Sheen
Have more than one idea on the go at any one time. If it's a choice between writing a book and doing nothing I will always choose the latter. It's only if I have an idea for two books that I choose one rather than the other. I ­always have to feel that I'm bunking off from something. - Geoff Dyer
There are two types of people in this world- those who pull out of bed each morning at the thought of breakfast and those who are driven by ambition. The former succeed in satisfying hunger pangs and the latter accomplish their life goals. - Roopleen
Flattery is useful when dealing with youngsters. - Isaac Asimov
As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course. - Martin Luther King Jr.
The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught. - H. L. Mencken
Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness. - Francis Quarles
As a kid, I knew I wanted to be either a cartoonist or an astronaut. The latter was never much of a possibility, as I don't even like riding in elevators. - Bill Watterson
It is so easy to differentiate between a lion and a wolf under a lion's clothing, as the former is often spotted alone whereas the latter remains seen often in a crowd. - Anuj Somany
Once I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: "No good in a bed, but fine up against a wall. - Eleanor Roosevelt
ILLUMINATI, n. A sect of Spanish heretics of the latter part of the sixteenth century; so called because they were light weights -- _cunctationes illuminati_. - Ambrose Bierce
To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment. - Jane Austen
Where God is like the sun, the Devil is like a raindrop. There is no 'God vs. Satan' because they aren't even that close in power and authority. The former is very patient; the latter is at mercy. - Criss Jami
Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed. - Josh Billings
There is a very great difference between older and old, the former being desirable and the latter being inevitable. - Michelle Franklin
To tell the truth, my dear count, I must own that of all nauseating human emanations, literature is one of those which disgust me most. I can see nothing in it but compromise and flattery. And I go so far as to doubt whether it can be anything else. - André Gide
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