1. he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face
1. "I wouldn’t say ‘Hello’ to a paskudnyak like that! Did you ever hear of such a paskudnyak? That whole family is a collection of paskudnyaks. This word is one of the most greasily graphic, I think, in Yiddish. It offers the connoisseur three nice, long syllables, starting with a sibilant of reprehension and ending with a nasality of scorn. It adds cadence to contempt."
- Leo Rosten, The New Joys of Yiddish: Completely Updated
2. " World-Historical individual is devoted to the One Aim, regardless of all else. It is even possible that such men may treat other great, even sacred interests inconsiderately; conduct which is indeed obnoxious to moral reprehension. But so mighty a form must trample down many an innocent flower or crush to pieces many an object in its path."
- Quote by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel