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Envy consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations. If you desire glory, you may envy read more

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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The envious pine at others' success; no greater punishment than
envy was devised by Sicilian tyrants.
[Lat., Invidus read more

The envious pine at others' success; no greater punishment than
envy was devised by Sicilian tyrants.
[Lat., Invidus alterius marescit rebus opimis;
Invidia Siculi non invenere tyranni
Majus tormentus.]

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But, oh! what mighty magician can assuage
A woman's envy?

But, oh! what mighty magician can assuage
A woman's envy?

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

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

by Gore Vidal Found in: Envy Quotes,
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Oh, what a bitter thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.

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

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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The only person worth envying is he person who doesn't envy.

The only person worth envying is he person who doesn't envy.

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Envy is honors foe.

Envy is honors foe.

by Motto Found in: Envy Quotes,
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If we did but know how little some enjoy of the great things that they possess, there would not be read more

If we did but know how little some enjoy of the great things that they possess, there would not be much envy in the world.

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