Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.
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- Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.
- Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter, wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to the possessor, and to others who are within his sphere of action: and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd if a man were to thank God for his vanity among the other comforts of life.
- We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride and four times as much by our foolishness.
- Friends and neighbors, the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing abatement.
- Pride makes us esteem ourselves; vanity desires the esteem of others.
- Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.