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The Personalist (Emmanuel Mounier)

A personalist is a go-giver, not a go-getter.
He tries to give what he has, and does not try to get what the other fellow has.
He tries to be good by doing good to the other fellow.
He is altro-centered, not self-centered.
He has a social doctrine of the common good.
He spreads the social doctrine of the common good through words and deeds.
He speaks through deeds as well as words, for he knows that deeds speak louder than words.
Through words and deeds he brings into existence a community, the common unity of a community.