Pride and Fear

The sage who defines his Utopia as a society in which any man can say to any other, “Go to hell,” but no man wants to say it, and no man need go when it is said, may have been crude in expression, but he was sound in substance. Pride and fear are the attitudes least becoming human beings, and a people which is a people, not a mob, will be intolerant of both. It will respect all┬ámen and feel awe of none. It will give short shrift to all forms of authority, whether political or economic, which breed arrogance in this class and servility in that.

– R. H. Tawney