Lay the flattering unction to your soul

"The Charge of Vanity is the last Resource of little Wits and mercenary Quacks, the vainest Men alive, against Men and Measures that they can find no other Objection to...but this charge, if supported only by the Opinion of those who make it, may be brought against any Man or Thing."
John Adams

Lint, Gregg L., et al, eds. The Papers of John Adams. Vol. 12. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 2004

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