Leaves of Life - October 27

OCTOBER TWENTY-SEVENTH

  • James Cook born 1728.
  • Nicolo Paganini born 1782.
  • Theodore Roosevelt, New York, twenty-fifth President United States, born 1858.

The vice of envy is not only a dangerous, but a mean vice; for it is always a confession of inferiority. It may promote conduct which will be fruitful of wrong to others, and it must cause misery to the man who feels it.

 —Theodore Roosevelt.

 

Of all the passions, jealousy is that which exacts the hardest service, and pays the bitterest wages. Its service is to watch the success of one's enemy; its wages to be sure of it.

 —C. C. Colton.

 

Dear to me is the friend, yet I can also make use of an enemy. The friend shows me what I can do, the foe teaches me what I should.

—Schiller.

 

Let us not become vainglorious, provoking one another.

—Galatians 5. 26.

 

Almighty God, I would ask thee that my days be filled with aspiration, and that my heart may know no envy. Help me to love humanity. May I be so glad of the success of others that I may never know what it is to be envious. Amen.

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