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A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love.
Thomas C Haliburton
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They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.
Envy is never general, but always very particular - at least envy of the kind one feels strongly.
It is impossible not to envy the man who can dismiss reason, although we know how it must turn out at last.
Charles Sanders Peirce
Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
I have never been given to envy - save for the envy I feel toward those people who have the ability to make a marriage work and endure happily.
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.
Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
It stirs up envy, fame does. People feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you - and it won't hurt your feelings - like it's happening to your clothing.
I have also learned why people work so hard to succeed: It is because they envy the things their neighbors have. But it is useless. It is like chasing the wind...It is better to have only a little, with peace of mind, than be busy all the time with both hands, trying to catch the wind.
Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.
I envy the dead.
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