"It is the rooted instinct in men to admire what is better and more beautiful than themselves."
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"Instinct. When the house burns one forgets even lunch. Yes, but one eats it later in the ashes."
"The natural man has only two primal passions, to get and to beget."
"An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man."
"In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone."
"The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others."
"Young people soon give, and forget insults, but old age is slow in both."
"By indignities men come to dignities."
"Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance."
"Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it."
"Calumny is only the noise of madmen."
"Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble."
"You will find that silence or very gentle words are the most exquisite revenge for insult."
"The best way to procure insults is to submit to them."
"Never insult an alligator until you've crossed the river."
"Oppression is more easily endured than insult."
"A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults."
"Even rabbits insult an dead lion."
"Little enemies and little wounds must not be despised."
"He who puts up with insult invites injury."
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