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All the world is competent to judge my pictures except those who are of my profession.
~ William Hogarth

 

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As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
~ Antisthenes

 

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Envy aims very high.
~ Ovid

 

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Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune.
~ William Hazlitt

 

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Envy and wrath shorten the life. [Ecclesiasticus]
~ Bible

 

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Envy eats nothing, but its own heart.
~ German Proverb

 

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

 

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Envy is honors foe.
~ Motto

 

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Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred.
~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

 

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Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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

 

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He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.
~ Aeschylus

 

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

 

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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.
~ Ralph Harper

 

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His scorn of the great is repeated too often to be real; no man thinks much of that which he despises.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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

 

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I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
~ Marcus T. Cicero

 

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It is not enough to succeed, others must fail.
~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

 

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Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.
~ Sir Thomas Browne

 

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Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.
~ Mark Twain

 

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