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  • In few men is it part of nature to respect
    a friend's prosperity without begrudging him.
    * Aeschylus

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

  • The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power.
    * John Berger

  • It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.
    * Lawrence Durrell

  • Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
    * Havelock Ellis

  • Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.
    * Henry Fielding

  • 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

  • It is only at the tree loaded with fruit that the people throw stones.
    * French Proverb

  • O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
    It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
    The meat it feeds on.
    * William Shakespeare

  • Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.
    * George Bernard Shaw

  • There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy.
    * Richard Brinsley Sheridan

  • Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.
    * Mark Twain