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62 Envy Quotes

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Winston Churchill Quotes

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Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth. Each of us has something to give that no one else has.

Frank Tyger Quotes

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

James Thomson (1) Quotes , Source: Seasons--Spring (l. 28)

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It is in the character if very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.

Aeschylus Quotes

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Envy eats nothing but its own heart

German Proverb Quotes

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Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Winston Churchill Quotes

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Envy shoots at others and wounds itself

English Proverb Quotes

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

Herodotus Quotes

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I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on.

Oscar Levant 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 Napoleon, but Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander, I daresay, envied Hercules, who never existed.

Bertrand Russell Quotes

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Who among us hasn't envied a cat's ability to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax completely?

Karen Brademeyer Quotes

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Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.

Harold Coffin Quotes

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A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love.

Thomas C. Haliburton Quotes

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With that malignant envy which turns pale, And sickens, even if a friend prevail.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: The Rosciad (l. 127)

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Nothing can allay the rage of biting envy. [Lat., Rabiem livoris acerbi Nulla potest placare quies.]

Claudian (Claudianus) Quotes , Source: De Raptu Proserpinoe (III, 290)

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Envy's a sharper spur than pay: No author ever spar'd a brother; Wits are gamecocks to one another.

John Gay Quotes , Source: Fables-The Elephant and the Bookseller (pt. I, fable 10, l. 74)

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

John Gay Quotes , Source: The Hound and the Huntsman

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

George Granville, Lord Landsdowne Quotes , Source: Progress of Beauty

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

George Herbert Quotes , Source: The Church--Church Porch (st. 44)

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It is better to be envied than pitied.

Herodotus ("Father of History") Quotes , Source: Thalia

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The artist envies what the arties gains, The bard the rival bard's successful strains.

Hesiod Quotes , Source: Works and Days (bk. I, l. 43)

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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.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Epistles (I, 2, 57)

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If I smile at the strong perfumes of the silly Rufillus must I be regarded as envious and ill-natured? [Lat., Ego si risi quod ineptus Pastillos Rufillus olet, Gargonius hircum, lividus et mordax videar?]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Satires (I, 4, 91)

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Envy! eldest-born of hell!

Charles Jennens of Gopsall Quotes , Source: also ascribed to Newburgh Hamilton

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Envy, like fire, soars upward. [Lat., Invidiam, tamquam ignem, summa petere.]

Titus Livy Quotes , Source: Annales (VIII, 31)

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