Quick sensitiveness is inseparable from a ready understanding.
Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism.—Indeed excessive sensitiveness is only another name for morbid self-consciousness.—The cure for it is to make more of our objects, and less of ourselves.
That chastity of honor which felt a stain like a wound.
There are moments when petty slights are harder to bear than even a serious injury. Men have died of the festering of a gnat-bite.