When we feel that we lack whatever is needed to secure someone else’s esteem, we are very close to hating him.

Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues (1715-1747) French moralist, essayist, soldier
Reflections and Maxims [Réflexions et maximes] (1746)
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