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    Envy consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations. If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon, but Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander, I daresay, envied Hercules, who never existed.

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Envy, to which th' ignoble mind's a slave,
Is emulation in the learn'd or brave.

Envy, to which th' ignoble mind's a slave,
Is emulation in the learn'd or brave.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Envy Quotes,
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Not on thy sole, but on thy soul, harsh Jew,
Thou mak'st thy knife keen; but no metal can--
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Not on thy sole, but on thy soul, harsh Jew,
Thou mak'st thy knife keen; but no metal can--
No, not the hangman's axe--bear half the keenness
Of thy sharp envy.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Envy Quotes,
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Envy, my son, wears herself away, and droops like a lamb under
the influence of the evil eye.
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Envy, my son, wears herself away, and droops like a lamb under
the influence of the evil eye.
[Lat., L'invidia, figliuol mio, se stessa macera,
E si dilegua come agnel per fascino.]

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Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.

by Don Herold Found in: Unhappiness Quotes,
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Envy not greatness: for thou mak'st thereby
Thyself the worse, and so the distance greater.

Envy not greatness: for thou mak'st thereby
Thyself the worse, and so the distance greater.

by George Herbert Found in: Envy Quotes,
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I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity, if I have any-after all, most people are read more

I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity, if I have any-after all, most people are unhappy, don't you think?

by Philip Larkin Found in: Unhappiness Quotes,
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Base envy withers at another's joy,
And hates that excellence it cannot reach.

Base envy withers at another's joy,
And hates that excellence it cannot reach.

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Envy eats nothing but its own heart

Envy eats nothing but its own heart

by German Proverb Found in: Envy Quotes,
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The envious will die, but envy never.
[Fr., Les envieux mourront, mais non jamais l'envie.]

The envious will die, but envy never.
[Fr., Les envieux mourront, mais non jamais l'envie.]

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