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Be wary of the friend who emphasizes how right you are whenever you state some trivial truth. They must take you for an imbecile or an enemy.

More than hypocrisy is behind false modesty.

The speaker of false modesty suspects that his audience is not just flattering him.

You ask that we remain friends.

This invitation that cannot be accepted helps you imagine that we are decent, generous, and so on.


If I have caused you any suffering, I am deeply sorry—not to mention, secretly flattered.

I know it’s your specialty.

But I humbly request that you stop flattering yourself.

Flattery and (non)reciprocity.

How easy it is to be attracted to someone who finds you attractive. How difficult it is to consider attractive someone who does not.