Thanks for your honesty. You can probably make good soup.

Beethoven once fired one of his housekeepers because she had told a lie. The person who had introduced the housekeeper to him tried to plead her case, pointing out that the lie was based on the belief that it would benefit the master. Beethoven’s reply was curt and final:

“Only the pure of heart can make good soup.”

Congratulations, you must be a master soup maker!

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