“Prosperity is the surest breeder of insolence I know.”
“In prosperous fortunes be modest and wise, The greatest may fall, and the lowest may rise: But insolent People that fall in disgrace, Are wretched and no-body pities their Case.”
“He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be so; and insolence, if unpunished, increases.”
“A building is akin to dogma; it is insolent, like dogma. Whether or no it is permanent, it claims permanence, like a dogma.”
G. K. Chesterton
“The temptation was an absolute truth and the serpent was the tempter. For his insolence the snake was punished and condemned to crawl on its belly forever.”
William Jennings Bryan
“It is the coward who fawns upon those above him. It is the coward who is insolent whenever he dares be so.”
“The stupidity of men always invites the insolence of power.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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