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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 |

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 |

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 |

Menander, aka Menander of Athens NULL

A daughter is an embarrassing and ticklish possession.

Daughter |

Milorad Pavić

Don't forget that your years are in pairs, as sisters, mother and daughter or sister and brother. And sometimes as stepfather and stepdaughter or lovers ... In order to meet the night all your nights as day, need to understand what a couple of years that are in your life.

Daughter | Mother | Need | Order | Understand |

Nelson Mandela, fully Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farmworkers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.

Daughter | Education | Child |

P. J. O'Rourke

I have been told by the third grade teacher that my daughter Poppet is reading at middle school level. Yet if I leave Poppet a note in block letters telling her to feed the dogs I will come home to find the dogs have been ... given a swim in the above-ground pool, dressed in tutus, provided with hair weaves. What I will not find is that the dogs have been fed. 'I thought you wanted me to free the dogs,' says Poppet whose school district is not spending quite what D.C.'s is, thanks to voter rejection of the last school bond referendum.

Daughter | Reading | Thought | Will | Teacher | Thought |

Percy Bysshe Shelley

I am the daughter of Earth and Water, And the nursling of the Sky; I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores; I change, but I cannot die. For after the rain when with never a stain The pavilion of Heaven is bare, And the winds and sunbeams with their convex gleams Build up the blue dome of air, I silently laugh at my own cenotaph, And out of the caverns of rain, Like a child from the womb, like a ghost from the tomb, I arise and unbuild it again.

Daughter | Earth | Heaven | Child |