A Very Noble View. . . .

“Most people seem to take pleasure in feeling superior to someone. I’m not like that, which pleases me because it makes me feel superior.” 

*Steven Brust

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Not Asking Much

The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works.

**James Joyce

Love but Don’t Believe

“Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.”

**Josh Billings

Important Distinction

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”
**CS Lewis

A Common Flaw

“He had the vanity to believe men did not like him – while men simply did not know him.” 

**Gustav Flaubert

I’m So Uncouth

“I thought everyone must know that a short jacket is always worn with a silk hat at a private meeting in the morning.” 

–Edward VII when a friend arrived in a long coat. He meant it just as condescendingly as it sounds too! O_o