None are more taken in with flattery than the proud who wish to be the first and are not.

None are more taken in with flattery than the proud who wish to be the first and are not.
<01> Никто так не падок на лесть, как тот честолюбец, который хотел бы быть первым, но не смог им стать. Spinoza (Спиноза).

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