Stendhal quote about wealth from The Red and the Black - That is just what rich people are, . . . they snub you and then they think they can make up for everything by a few monkey tricks.
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That is just what rich people are, . . . they snub you and then they think they can make up for everything by a few monkey tricks.
 Stendhal, The Red and the Black (1830). copy citation

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Author Stendhal
Source The Red and the Black
Topic wealth humiliation
Date 1830
Language English
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Note Translated by Horace B. Samuel
Weblink https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Red_and_the_Black

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“The novelty of these attentions made Madame de Rênal happy for eight days. Their effect was to appease to some extent Julien's anger. He was far from seeing anything in them in the nature of a fancy for himself personally.
"That is just what rich people are," he said to himself—"they snub you and then they think they can make up for everything by a few monkey tricks."
Madame de Rênal's heart was too full, and at the same time too innocent, for her not too tell her husband, in spite of her resolutions not to do so, about the offer she had made to Julien, and the manner in which she had been rebuffed.” source
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