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.
It is in the character if very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Base envy withers at another's joy,
And hates that excellence it cannot reach.
No man likes to be surpassed by those of this own level.
[Lat., A proximis quisque minime anteire vult.]
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.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Envy, to which th' ignoble mind's a slave,
Is emulation in the learn'd or brave.
Envy shoots at others and wounds itself
Envy eats nothing but its own heart
How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.
Envy not greatness: for thou mak'st thereby
Thyself the worse, and so the distance greater.
I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on.
The only person worth envying is he person who doesn't envy.
Nothing can allay the rage of biting envy.
[Lat., Rabiem livoris acerbi
Nulla potest placare quies.]
The truest mark of being born with great qualities, is being born without envy.
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