quotations The Best Quotes About Envy  

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He who goes unenvied shall not be admired. Aeschylus

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Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power. John Berger

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I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own. Cicero

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How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied. Herodotus

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Envy and wrath shorten the life. -- Ecclesiasticus

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Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of. Henry Fielding

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Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks. Thomas Browne

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None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch but envy. Francis Bacon

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The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor. Socrates

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His scorn of the great is repeated too often to be real; no man thinks much of that which he despises. Samuel Johnson

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He will be loved when dead, who was envied when he was living. Horace

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Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune. William Hazlitt

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Envy is honors foe.

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Oh, what a bitter thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes. William Shakespeare

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Nothing sharpens sight like envy. Thomas Fuller

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Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise. John Gay

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Men are so constituted that every one undertakes what he sees another successful in, whether he has aptitude for it or not. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Envy eats nothing, but its own heart.

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The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause. Baltasar Gracián y Morales

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They that envy others are their inferiors.

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Rust consumes iron and envy consumes itself.

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Envy feeds on the living, after death it rests, then the honor of a man protects him. Ovid

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Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred. François de La Rochefoucauld

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The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy. François de La Rochefoucauld

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There is no sweeter sound than the crumbling of ones fellow man. Groucho Marx

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It is not enough to succeed, others must fail. François de La Rochefoucauld

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Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied. Mark Twain

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Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies. Gore Vidal

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Envy aims very high. Ovid