If it had been possible, Miss Manette, that you could have returned the love of the man you see before yourself--flung away, wasted, drunken, poor creature of misuse as you know him
to be--he would have been conscious this day and hour, in spite of his happiness, that he would bring you to misery, bring you to sorrow and repentance, blight you, disgrace you, pull you down with him.
The poor gentleman has no way of showing that he is a gentleman but by virtue, by being affable, well-bred, courteous, gentle-mannered, and kindly, not haughty, arrogant, or censorious, but above all by being charitable; for by two maravedis given with a cheerful heart to the poor, he will show himself as generous as he who distributes alms with bell-ringing, and no one that perceives him to be endowed with the virtues I have named, even though he know him
not, will fail to recognise and set him down as one of good blood; and it would be strange were it not so; praise has ever been the reward of virtue, and those who are virtuous cannot fail to receive commendation.
I am sure you hear nothing but good of him from Colonel Wallis; and who can know him
better than Colonel Wallis?
Well then, if you know him
then you might also know his girlfriend Brenda.
We got to know him
as a friend, rather than just as a teacher.
If you don't know him
well, it's time to do some research to uncover the basics.
Even Thomas Aquinas admitted that in the end our "utmost knowledge of God is to know that we do not know him
Which means that if we want to sell to Howard, we have two options: either get to know him
, or get to know someone who Howard knows.
Even though people didn't know him
, they felt that they did.