An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age.


Joseph Addison (1672-1719, British essayist, poet, statesman)


In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it.


John Christian Bovee (1820-1904, American author, lawyer)


Rivalry is the life of trade, and the death of the trader.


Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915, American author, publisher)


If we devote our time disparaging the products of our business rivals, we hurt business generally, reduce confidence, and increase discontent.


Edward N. Hurley


Such seems to be the disposition of man, that whatever makes a distinction produces rivalry.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship: or nobly, which is done in pride.


John Ruskin (1819-1900, British critic, social theorist)


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