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Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.


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The possession of wealth confers honor; it is an invidious distinction.



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Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.




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