The hunter does not lay the same trap for a wolf as for a fox.
Even “persons so insignificant and so inconsiderable . . . may, some time or other, have it in their power to be of use to you; which they certainly will not, if you have once shown them contempt. Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever.” (Lord Chesterfield, 1694 – 1773)
— p. 144, The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene