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It is the practice of the multitude to bark at eminent men, as little dogs do at strangers. (Quote by - Seneca)

Whoever feels pain in hearing a good character of his neighbor will feel a pleasure in the reverse; and those who despair to rise in distinction by their virtues are happy if others can be depressed to a level with themselves. (Quote by - John Marshall Barker)

Indeed envy is a defect; worse than any other. (Quote by - Mevlana Rumi)

Envy depreciates the genius of the great Homer. (Quote by - Ovid)

Nothing can allay the rage of biting envy. (Quote by - Claudian)

Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

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. (Quote by - Bertrand Russell)

The envious man thinks that if his neighbor breaks a leg, he will be able to walk better himself (Quote by - Helmut Schoeck)

No man likes to be surpassed by those of this own level. (Quote by - Titus Livy)

There is much less envy of the rich by the poor than there is of the happy by the unhappy; by those who believe by those who donít believe. (Quote by - Dennis Prager)

Envy is blind, and she has no other quality than that of detracting from virtue (Quote by - Titus Livy)

But, oh! what mighty magician can assuage A woman's envy? (Quote by - George Granville, Lord Landsdowne)

Bless the upward hearts who find all war, all envy, and all regret to be unacceptable, especially inside themselves. (Quote by - Laura Teresa Marquez)

We make ourselves fools to disport ourselves And spend our flatteries to drink those men Upon whose age we void it up again With poisonous spite and envy. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

On the way there is no harder pass than this: fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion. (Quote by - Mevlana Rumi)

If I smile at the strong perfumes of the silly Rufillus must I be regarded as envious and ill-natured? (Quote by - Horace)

Envy eats nothing but its own heart (Quote by - German Proverb)

Envy, like flame, blackens that which is above it, and which it cannot reach. (Quote by - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn)

Envy will merit as its shade pursue, But like a shadow, proves the substance true. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

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. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. (Quote by - Fulton J. Sheen)

Envy shoots at others and wounds itself (Quote by - English Proverb)

When men are full of envy, they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad (Quote by - Publius Cornelius Tacitus)

Such men as he be never at heart's ease Whiles they behold a greater than themselves, And therefore are they very dangerous. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)


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