You see, in a country where they have ranks and castes, a man isn't ever a
man, he is only part of man, he can't ever get his full growth. You prove your
superiority over him in station, or rank, or fortune, and that's the end of
it--he knuckles down. You can't insult him after that. No, I don't mean quite
that; of course you can insult him, I only mean it's difficult; and so unless
you've got a lot of useless time on your hands, it doesn't pay to try.
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
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