Emulation can be positive, if you succeed in avoiding imitation .
Envy is ashamed of itself. If it weren’t hanging back, it would go all the way to emulation and love.james richardson
Write poetry for its own sake — not in a spirit of emulation, and not with a view to celebrity; the less you aim at that the more likely you will be to deserve and finally to obtain it.Robert Southey
As an advocate of birth control I wish ... to point out that the unbalance between the birth rate of the 'unfit' and the 'fit,' admittedly the greatest present menace to civilization, can never be rectified by the inauguration of a cradle competition between these two classes. In this matter, the example of the inferior classes, the fertility of the feeble-minded, the mentally defective, the poverty-stricken classes, should not be held up for emulation.... On the contrary, the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.margaret sanger
Experiments in digitizing and running neural wetware under emulation are well established; some radical libertarians claim that, as the technology matures, death with its draconian curtailment of property and voting rights will become the biggest civil rights issue of all.charles stross
They threw their caps As they would hang them on the horns o' the moon, Shouting their emulation.william shakespeare
Young gentlemen, who are to display their knowledge to the world , should have every motive of emulation, should be formed into regular classes, should read and dispute together, should have all the honors, and, if one may say so, the pomp of learning set before them, to call up their ardor. It is their business , and they should apply to it as such.
The best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation.
Worth begets in base minds , envy ; in great souls , emulation.
Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge , were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles.
I was induced to establish several orders of merit, from conviction that emulation, well directed, becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius of some youth is more easily brought into action this way, than by the more sordid gratification of self-interest.
Imitation is replication of particulars, emulation is adoption of an exemplified universal or principle.
There is a strange impulse in many to protect Bible characters and to use them as inspiration... as if sanctification happens as a result of emulation.
This comparison [of division accounts] will show the officers who conduct their business with the greatest economy, and will indicate, in a manner not to be mistaken, the relative ability and fitness of each for the position he occupies. It will be valuable in pointing out the particulars of excess in the cost of management of one division with another, by comparison of details; will direct attention to those matters in which sufficient economy is not practiced; and it is believed, will have the effect of exciting an honorable spirit of emulation to excel.
In particular, it is absurd to hope to banish envy of other people's possessions or fortunes, if only because the spirit of envy can lead to emulation and ambition and have positive consequences.christopher hitchens
Envy, to which th' ignoble mind's a slave, Is emulation in the learn'd or brave.Alexander Pope
The general's disdain'd By him one step below; he by the next; That next by him beneath; so every step, Exampled by the first pace that is sick Of his superior, grows to an envious fever Of pale and bloodless emulation.william shakespeare
selected by IP 184.108.40.206 2005 The writer is delegated to declare and to celebrate man's proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit for gallantry in defeat for courage, compassion and love. In the endless war against weakness and despair, these are the bright rally-flags of hope and of emulation. I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man, has no dedication nor any membership in literature. ~ John Steinbeck (born 27 February 1902)
ENVY, n. emulation adapted to the meanest capacity.ambrose bierce
emulation can be positive, if you succeed in avoiding imitation .