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Quotation by Luc Vauvenargues, Marquis de
Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.
Luc, Marquis de Vauvenargues (1715–1747), French moralist. Refléxions et Maximes, no. 66 (1746).
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