An object is a specific form of an instance: the instance of a class. There are other forms of instances - for example in UML, a link is an instance of an association. Typically, you refer to an instance as a concrete manifestation of a more abstract concept.
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
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