Wasn’t that the definition of home? Not where you are from, but where you are wanted?
Note: This definition is about mission, unlike Robert Frost's in The Death of the Hired Man where he writes, "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in."
It was difficult to dislike a man who bravely suffered physical pain and managed to retain his manners.
Note: Rudyard Kipling's "If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you" applies to manners also.
They saw in the plague a sure and God-sent means of winning eternal life, of finding salvation.
Note: from "The Plague" by Camus
Matron, whose ability to read my soul I did not yet fully appreciate, asked me to borrow A Ship of the Line for her.
Note: empathy