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Honoré de Balzac

Emulation is not rivalry. Emulation is the child of ambition; rivalry is the unlovable daughter of envy.

Ambition | Character | Daughter | Envy | Rivalry | Child |

Mateo Alemán, fully Mateo Alemán y de Enero

That poverty which is not the daughter of the spirit is but the mother of shame and reproach; it is a disreputation that drowns all the other good parts that are in man; it is a disposition to all kind of evil; it is a man’s greatest foe.

Character | Daughter | Evil | Good | Man | Mother | Poverty | Shame | Spirit |

John Ford

Delay in vengeance gives a heavier blow.

Character | Delay | Vengeance |

John Heuss

The place where forgiveness begins is a troubled, anxious heart. You will never be able to forgive anybody until you yourself are deeply disturbed. To be able to forgive we must come down from the citadel of pride, from the stronghold of hate and anger, from the high place where all emotions that issue from one's sense of being wronged shout only for vengeance and retaliation.

Anger | Character | Emotions | Forgiveness | Hate | Heart | Pride | Retaliation | Sense | Vengeance | Will | Forgiveness | Forgive |

Leibush Malbim, aka Malbim, Rabbi Meir Leibush ben Yehiel Michal "the Malbim", Meïr Leibush ben Jehiel Michel Weiser

It is a common sense and self-interest to refrain from lashing out immediately to avenge an injury. A higher level of humanity is entirely overcoming feelings of vengeance in one’s heart. This is the glory of the morally wise man.

Character | Common Sense | Feelings | Glory | Heart | Humanity | Man | Self | Self-interest | Sense | Vengeance | Wise |

Benjamin Franklin

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Admiration | Daughter | Ignorance | Wisdom |

Aulus Gellius

Truth the daughter of Time.

Daughter | Time | Truth | Wisdom |

Guiseppe Mazzini

Truth is the daughter of Time.

Daughter | Time | Truth | Wisdom |

Johann Pestalozzi, fully Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

There is no happiness for him who oppresses and persecutes; there can be no repose for him. For the sighs of the unfortunate cry for vengeance to heaven.

Heaven | Repose | Vengeance | Wisdom | Happiness |

Publius Syrus

He who slays a sleeping man takes vengeance on the absent.

Man | Vengeance | Wisdom |

Samuel Johnson, aka Doctor Johnson

Frugality may be termed the daughter of prudence, the sister of temperance, and the parent of liberty. Those that are extravagant will quickly become poor, and poverty will enforce dependence and invite corruption.

Corruption | Daughter | Dependence | Frugality | Liberty | Poverty | Prudence | Prudence | Will | Parent |

Francis Bacon

For truth is rightly named the daughter of time, not of authority.

Authority | Daughter | Time | Truth |

Henry Miller, aka Henry Valentine Miller

The only law which is really lived up to wholeheartedly and with a vengeance is the law of conformity.

Conformity | Law | Vengeance |

John Henry Newman

The poet makes Truth the daughter of Time.

Daughter | Time | Truth |

Voltaire, pen name of François-Marie Arouet NULL

Calumny, the immortal daughter of self-love and idleness.

Calumny | Daughter | Idleness | Love | Self | Self-love |

Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn

Doubt springs from the mind; faith is the daughter of the soul.

Daughter | Faith |

John Antoine Petit-Senn

Doubt springs from the mind; faith is the daughter of the soul.

Daughter | Faith |

Karl Menninger, fully Karl Augustus Menninger

Before we can diminish our sufferings from the ill-controlled aggressive assaults of fellow citizens, we must renounce the philosophy of punishment, the obsolete, vengeful penal attitude. In its place we would seek a comprehensive, constructive social attitude - therapeutic in some instances, restraining in some instances, but preventive in its total social impact. In the last analysis this becomes a question of personal morals and values. No matter how glorified or how piously disguised, vengeance as a human motive must be personally repudiated by each and every one of us. This is the message of old religions and new psychiatries. Unless this message is heard, unless we ... can give up our delicious satisfactions in opportunities for vengeful retaliation on scapegoats, we cannot expect to preserve our peace, our public safety, or our mental health... the punitive attitude persists. And just so long as the spirit of vengeance has the slightest vestige of respectability, so long as it pervades the public mind and infuses its evil upon the statute books of the law, we will make no headway toward the control of crime. We cannot assess the most appropriate and effective penalties so long as we seek to inflict retaliatory pain.

Books | Control | Evil | Mind | Philosophy | Public | Question | Retaliation | Spirit | Vengeance | Will | Old |