„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.“

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„I envy what I fear and hate what I envy.“

—  Holly Black American children's fiction writer 1971

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„Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.“

—  Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967

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„By common consent grey hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.“

—  George Bancroft American historian and statesman 1800 - 1891

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„He who has never envied the vegetable has missed the human drama.“

—  Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995

Fonte: The Fall Into Time (1964), p. 178, first American edition (1970)

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—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax English politician 1633 - 1695

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„It is sufficient for you that the one who envies you is distressed at the time of your joy.“

—  Uthman Companion of Muhammad and third Rashidun Caliph 574 - 656

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„People may show jealousy, but hide their envy.“

—  Mason Cooley American academic 1927 - 2002

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„I envy stupidity, stupidity is eternal.“

—  Nélson Rodrigues Brazilian writer and playwright 1912 - 1980

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„Envy is a kind of praise.“

—  John Gay English poet and playwright 1685 - 1732

Fable XLIV http://books.google.com/books?id=8Q9IAAAAMAAJ&q=%22envy+is+a+kind+of+praise%22&pg=PA170#v=onepage, "The Hound and the Huntsman"
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„Congratulation, n. The civility of envy.“

—  Ambrose Bierce, livro The Devil's Dictionary

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