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A Quote by Saul Bellow on age, death, design, endurance, envy, future, genius, kindness, labor, love, motives, and secrets

On Broadway it was still bright afternoon and the gassy air was almost motionless under the leaden spokes of sunlight, and sawdust footprints lay about the doorways of butcher shops and fruit stores. And the great, great crowd, the inexhaustible current of millions of every race and kind pouring out, pressing round, of every age, of every genius, possessors of every human secret, antique and future, in every face the refinement of one particular motive or essence - I labor, I spend, I strive, I design, I love, I cling, I uphold, I give way, I envy, I long, I scorn, I die, I hide, I want. Faster, much faster than any man could make the tally. The sidewalks were wider than any causeway; the street itself was immense, and it quaked and gleamed and it seemed . . . to throb at the last limit of endurance.

Saul Bellow

Source: "Seize the Day"

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A Quote by Sarah Knowles Bolton on envy, failure, faith, fate, fear, fighting, fortune, god, heart, heroism, hope, justice, life, love, planning, trust, words, work, world, and zest

The Inevitable I like the man who faces what he must, With step triumphant and a heart of cheer; Who fights the daily battle without fear; Sees his hopes fail, yet keeps unfaltering trust That God is God,-that somehow true and just His plans work out for mortals; not a tear Is shed when fortune, which the world holds dear, Falls from his grasp - better, with love, a crust Than living in dishonor; envies not, Nor loses faith in man; but does his best, Nor ever murmurs at his humbler lot But with a smile and words of hope, gives zest To every toiler; he alone is great Who by a life heroic conquers fate.

Sarah Knowles Bolton (1841 - 1916)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on envy, learning, life, and world

Deign on the passing world to turn thine eyes, And pause a while from learning to be wise. There mark what ills the scholar's life assail,- Toil, envy, want, the patron, and the jail.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Vanity of Human Wishes. Line 157.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on envy, force, and patriotism

That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of Iona.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Journey to the Western Islands: Inch Kenneth.

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on conviction, education, envy, good, ignorance, imitation, suicide, time, and universe

There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on envy

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Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Francesco Petrarca Petrarch on ambition, anger, enemies, envy, peace, and pride

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us - avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.

Petrarca Petrarch (1304 - 1374)

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A Quote by Francesco Petrarca Petrarch on ambition, anger, enemies, envy, peace, and pride

Five great enemies to peace inhabit with us: viz., avarice, ambition, envy, anger and pride. If those enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.

Petrarca Petrarch (1304 - 1374)

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A Quote by Paul Johnson on action, belief, danger, emotion, envy, evil, fear, politics, popularity, society, stability, and wealth

The urge to distribute wealth equally, and still more the belief that it can be brought about by political action, is the most dangerous of all popular emotions. It is the legitimation of envy, of all the deadly sins the one which a stable society based on consensus should fear the most. The monster state is a source of many evils; but it is, above all, an engine of envy.

Paul Johnson

Source: The Recovery of Freedom (Blackwell)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on envy, equality, passion, and respect

I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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