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“The happiness of others is never bearable for very long ... ”
“People respect unhappiness and find it especially hard to forgive success.”
“In sad truth, half our forebodings of our neighbors are but our own wishes, which we are ashamed to utter in any other form.”
“To hear that your neighbor was worse off than yourself was not an altogether unpleasant experience.”
“Do we want laurels for ourselves most, / Or most that no one else shall have any?”
“The trials and tribulations of the great are often the support and stimulus of the weak.”
“There are some things too dreadful to be revealed, and it is even more dreadful how, in spite of our better instincts, we long to know about them.”