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comparing ourselves with others Quotes

16 of the best book quotes about comparing ourselves with others
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“LEONTES My brother, Are you so fond of your young prince as we Do seem to be of ours? POLIXENES If at home, sir, He’s all my exercise, my mirth, my matter,”
William Shakespeare
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The Winter's Tale
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Leontes
Polixenes
characters
fatherhood
comparing ourselves with others
close relationships
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“The only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday.”
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“The moon is always jealous of the heat of the day, just as the sun always longs for something dark and deep.”
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“For her whole life she has been measuring herself against her sister, and she’s not going to do that anymore. That is the gift Gillian has given her tonight, and for that she will always be grateful.”
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“But there is one other important similarity between the schoolboy and ourselves. If he is an imaginative boy he will, quite probably, be reveling in the English poets and romancers suitable to his age some time before he begins to suspect that Greek grammar is going to lead him to more and more enjoyments of this same sort.”
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“for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.”
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“If you compare yourself to others, you may become vain and bitter; ”
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“Slow down. Stop trying to do everything now, now, now. Hold up the people behind you for all you care, feel them kicking at your heels but maintain your pace. Don’t let anybody dictate your speed.”
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“We tend to stack ourselves up against everyone else and pick ourselves apart based on what other people are doing. This practice does nothing to make us better”
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“Titles don’t bring fulfillment. Keeping up with your neighbors doesn’t bring happiness.”
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“So why do women keep falling victim to the trap of jealousy, comparison, negativity and cattiness?”
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“Stop spending so much time watching others. There is a fine line between getting inspired and shifting your entire business model to look like someone else’s.
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“I want to say, I never cared about your past. But that isn’t true. It’s only then that I realize: Peter wasn’t the one who needed to get over Genevieve. It was me. All this time with Peter, I’ve been comparing myself to her, all the ways I don’t measure up. All the ways our relationship pales next to theirs. I’m the one who couldn’t let her go. I’m the one who didn’t give us a chance.”
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“You’d think we’d have some compassion for ourselves, bound up in emotional chains the way were are, but we don’t. We’re just disgusted with ourselves because we think we should be better by now. Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking other people don’t have as much fear as we do, which only makes us more afraid.”
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“Whenever you feel superior or inferior to anyone, that’s the ego in you.”
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“Many toxic parents compare one sibling unfavorably with another to make the target child feel that he’s not doing enough to gain parental affection. This motivates the child to do whatever the parents want in order to regain their favor. This divide-and-conquer technique is often unleashed against children who become a little too independent, threatening the balance of the family system.”

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