A force de se faire redemander tous, l’ovation, devenue banale, a perdu toute sa valeur

Especially in legal academia the moral of the story has to be spelled out, so that even the dimmest person can see what it might be about

Invective is rare today, not that people are kinder, far from it, but that they are indifferent; possibly also, being less robust than our ancestors, we do not take invective in good part