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Quotation by Laurence Sterne
The insolence of base minds in success is boundless; and would scarce admit of a comparison, did not they themselves furnish us with one in the degrees of their abjection when evil returns upon them.
Laurence Sterne (1713–1768), British author, clergyman. Sermons, sermon 16, "The character of Shimei" (1766), ed. Melvyn New, University Press of Florida (1996).
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