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

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

by Henry Fielding Found in: Envy Quotes,
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Envy is honors foe.

Envy is honors foe.

by Motto Found in: Envy Quotes,
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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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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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No man likes to be surpassed by those of this own level.
[Lat., A proximis quisque minime anteire vult.]

No man likes to be surpassed by those of this own level.
[Lat., A proximis quisque minime anteire vult.]

by Titus Livy 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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The general's disdained
By him one step below, he by the next,
The next by him beneath; read more

The general's disdained
By him one step below, he by the next,
The next by him beneath; so every step,
Exampled by the first pace that is sick
Of his superior, grows to an envious fever
Of pale and bloodless emulation:
And 'tis this fever that keeps Troy on foot,
Not her own sinews.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Envy Quotes,
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Helpless, unknown, and unremembered, most human beings, however sensitive, idealistic, intelligent, go through life as passengers rather than chauffeurs. Although read more

Helpless, unknown, and unremembered, most human beings, however sensitive, idealistic, intelligent, go through life as passengers rather than chauffeurs. Although we may pretend that it is the chauffeur who is the social inferior, most of us, like Toad of Toad Hall, would not mind a turn at the wheel ourselves.

by Ralph Harper Found in: Envy Quotes,
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It is better to be envied than pitied.

It is better to be envied than pitied.

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