Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever.
(Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. Letter, July 1, 1748, Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl, Esq, 5th ed., vol. II, p. 22, London (1774).)
If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition (or whatever is their prevailing passion) on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you.
(Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Feb. 8, 1746, repr. in The Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, vol. 1, no. 105, ed. Charles Strachey (1901). (First published 1774).)
Vanity is the fear of appearing original: it is thus a lack of pride, but not necessarily a lack of originality.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 243, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Daybreak, p. 168, trans. by R.J. Hollingdale, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (1982). Dawn, "Fourth Book," aphorism 365, "Vanity," (1881).)