Great Throughts Treasury

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Henry Adams, aka Henry Brooks Adams

Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.

Character | Life | Life | Rivalry | Thought |

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 |

Thorstein Veblen, fully Thorstein Bunde Veblen, born Torsten Bunde Veblen

With the exception of the instinct of self-preservation, the propensity for emulation is probably the strongest and most alert and persistent of the economic motives proper.

Character | Instinct | Motives | Self | Self-preservation |

Benjamin Franklin

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Admiration | Daughter | Ignorance | Wisdom |

Aulus Gellius

Truth the daughter of Time.

Daughter | Time | Truth | Wisdom |

Alphonse de Lamartine, fully Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine

He is no true man who ever treats women with anything but the profoundest respect. She is no true woman who cannot inspire and does not take care to enforce this. Any real rivalry of the sexes is the sheerest folly and most unnatural nonsense.

Care | Folly | Man | Nonsense | Respect | Rivalry | Wisdom | Woman |

Guiseppe Mazzini

Truth is the daughter of Time.

Daughter | Time | Truth | Wisdom |

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Insatiable ambition, the thirst of raising their respective fortunes, not so much from real want as from the desire to surpass others, inspired all men with a vile propensity to injure one another, and with a secret jealousy, which is the more dangerous, as it puts on the mask of benevolence, to carry its point with greater security. In a word, there arose rivalry and competition on the one hand, and conflicting interests on the other, together with a secret desire on both of profiting at the expense of others. All these evils were the first effects of property, and the inseparable attendants of growing inequality.

Ambition | Benevolence | Competition | Desire | Inequality | Jealousy | Men | Property | Rivalry | Security | 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 |

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 |

Mary Lou Retton

I'm not a politician and not a policeman, just a mother who wants her baby daughter to grow up in a world where fear doesn't rule.

Daughter | Fear | Mother | Wants | World |