Envy

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The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.

Thomas Hobbes

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Any designer believes his gun is the best, and when its test performance is a bit less impressive compared to others, he feels bitterness and envy.

Mikhail Kalashnikov

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Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.

Marilyn Monroe

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We need criminals to identify ourselves with, to secretly envy and to stoutly punish. They do for us the forbidden, illegal things we wish to do.

Karl A. Menninger

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The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build.

Margaret Thatcher

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Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

Buddha

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If we weren't born with anti-social passions — narcissism, envy, lust, meanness, greed, hunger for power, just to name the more obvious — why the need for so many laws, whether religious or secular, that govern behavior?

Dennis Prager

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Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases.

Robert Kraft

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Envy — quotes and aphorisms

Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they're big, flashing signs that something needs to change.

Gretchen Rubin

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The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.

Rabindranath Tagore

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Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy.

Winston Churchill

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Envy is the ulcer of the soul.

Socrates

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