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The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor.

Socrates (BC 469-BC 399) Greek philosopher of Athens

Envy eats nothing, but its own heart.

German proverb

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

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.

I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.

Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.


He will be loved when dead, who was envied when he was living.

Horace (BC 65-8) Latin lyric poet.

The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.

There is no sweeter sound than the crumbling of ones fellow man.

Groucho Marx (1890-1977) American comedian.

Envy feeds on the living, after death it rests, then the honor of a man protects him.

Ovid (BC 43-AD 18) Roman poet.

Envy aims very high.

Ovid (BC 43-AD 18) Roman poet.