I cannot bear so base a method which your
fashionable people generally affect; there is nothing I detest so much
as the contortions of these great time-and-lip servers, these affable
dispensers of meaningless embraces, these obliging utterers of empty
words, who view every one in civilities, and treat the man of worth
and the fop alike.
Deceived on all sides, overwhelmed with
injustice, I will fly from an abyss where vice is triumphant, and seek
out some small secluded nook on earth, where one may enjoy the
freedom of being an honest man.
The Misanthrope - Molière