The Insolent Civility Of A Proud Man Is, If Possible, More Shocking Than His Rudeness Could Be

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The insolent civility of a proud man is, if possible, more shocking
than his rudeness could be; because he shows you, by his manner,
that he thinks it mere condescension in him; and that his goodness
alone bestows upon you what you have no pretense to claim.
-- Chesterfield