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

Oh, what a bitter thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
Envy eats nothing, but its own heart.
Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.
I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.
They that envy others are their inferiors.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay.
Nothing sharpens sight like envy.
Envy and wrath shorten the life. [Ecclesiasticus]
Rust consumes iron and envy consumes itself.
Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred.
How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.
None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch but envy.
It is not enough to succeed, others must fail.
The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor.
Envy aims very high.
Envy feeds on the living, after death it rests, then the honor of a man protects him.
There is no sweeter sound than the crumbling of ones fellow man.
Men are so constituted that every one undertakes what he sees another successful in, whether he has aptitude for it or not.
The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power.
He will be loved when dead, who was envied when he was living.
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.
Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.
He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.
His scorn of the great is repeated too often to be real; no man thinks much of that which he despises.
All the world is competent to judge my pictures except those who are of my profession.
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.
If you look to the lives of others, you’ll always find yourself lacking. Look instead at what you have, and be grateful.