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Letter "C" » comparison
«Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony.»
«Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.»
Author: Albert Pike
, Faculty of
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«Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.»
«Do not dismayed daughters, at the number of things which you have to consider before setting out on this divine journey, which is the royal road to heaven. By taking this road we gain such precious treasures that it is no wonder if the cost seems to us a high one. The time will come when we shall realize that all we have paid has been nothing at all by comparison with the greatness of our prizes.»
Author: St. Teresa of Avila
, royal road
, The Daughter of Time
«And he said unto them, What have I done now in comparison of you? Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the vintage of Abiezer? / God hath delivered into your hands the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb: and what was I able to do in comparison of you? Then their anger was abated toward him, when he had said that.»
«And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? / It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: / But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.»
«...for the lesser evil is reckoned a good in comparison with the greater evil, since the lesser evil is rather to be chosen than the greater...»
«Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth and fresher breath.»
Author: Dave Barry
, peace offering
«Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and where there is no comparison, no envy.»
«He who sees different ways to the same end, will, unless he watches carefully over his own conduct, lay out too much of his attention upon the comparison of probabilities and the adjustment of expedients, and pause in the choice of his road, till some accident intercepts his journey.»
Author: Samuel Johnson
, lay out