A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on architecture, art, genius, husbands, jealousy, music, painting, philosophy, and poetry

Art is a jealous mistress and if a man has a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Conduct of Life. Wealth

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A Quote by Patrick Henry on force, jealousy, and liberty

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined.

Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)

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A Quote by Noah Webster on america, army, body, congress, execution, force, injustice, inspiration, jealousy, justice, laws, military, oppression, people, perception, power, and superiority

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.

Noah Webster (1758 - 1843)

Source: An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (Philadelphia 1787).

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A Quote by Napoleon Hill on anger and jealousy

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy - unless you let him.

Napoleon Hill

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A Quote by Mayor Vincent J. Ciarci on jealousy, justice, and men

They are just jealous because they don't have three wise men and a virgin in the whole organization.

Mayor Vincent J. Ciarci

Source: on the ACLU's suit to have a city nativity scene removed.

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A Quote by Lazurus Long on competence, confidence, insecurity, and jealousy

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

Lazurus Long

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A Quote by Joseph Story on courtship, jealousy, and laws

I will not say with Lord Hale, that "The Law will admit of no rival" . . . but I will say that it is a jealous mistress, and requires a long and constant courtship. It is not to be won by trifling favors, but by lavish homage.

Joseph Story (1779 - 1845)

Source: The Value and Importance of Legal Studies, August 5, 1829

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A Quote by John Wilmot Rochester on age, danger, fate, jealousy, originality, poets, spelling, temptation, and thinking

Original spelling. But Dulness sits at Helm, and in this Age, Governs on Councils, Pulpits, and the Stage: Here a dull Councellor ador'd we see, And there a Poet, duller yet than he, With beardless Bishop, dullest of the three, 'Tis dangerous to think - For who by thinking tempts his jealous Fate, Is straight arraign'd as Traytor to the State, And none that come within the Verge of Sense, Have to Preferment now the least Pretence. . . .

John Wilmot Rochester (1647 - 1680)

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A Quote by John Milton on hell, jealousy, and understanding

Nor jealousy Was understood, the injur'd lover's hell.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book v. Line 449.

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A Quote by John Dryden on jealousy, mind, and tyranny

Thou tyrant, tyrant Jealousy, Thou tyrant of the mind!

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Song of Jealousy

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