Quotation: I believe that no characteristic is so distinctively human as the sense of indebtedness we feel, not necessarily for a favor received, but even for the slightest evidence of kindness; and there is nothing so boorish, savage, inhuman as to appear to be overwhelmed by a favor, let alone unworthy of it. Marcus Tullius Cicero

“I BELIEVE THAT NO CHARACTERISTIC IS SO DISTINCTIVELY HUMAN AS THE SENSE OF INDEBTEDNESS WE FEEL, NOT NECESSARILY FOR A FAVOR RECEIVED, BUT EVEN FOR THE SLIGHTEST EVIDENCE OF KINDNESS; AND THERE IS NOTHING SO BOORISH, SAVAGE, INHUMAN AS TO APPEAR TO BE OVERWHELMED BY A FAVOR, LET ALONE UNWORTHY OF IT.”

—Marcus Tullius Cicero

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