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[24] and those before whom we do blush for faults that are really bad. And those whose rivals we are,1 or by whom we wish to be emulated, but not envied,—these we either like or wish to be friends with them.

1 Those with whom we are ambitious of entering into competition “in the race for distinction” (Cope). There is no unfriendliness, whereas envy produces it.

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