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English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-17730
Great merit, or great failings, will make you respected or despised; but trifles, little attentions, mere nothings, either done or neglected, will make you either liked or disliked in the general run of the world.
The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions of people who formerly snubbed you.
American journalist 1875-19500
When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of all the other men of her acquaintance for the inattention of just one.