envy

A Quote by Robert Fulghum on the grass is greener, envy, grass, and fences

The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence.  No, not at all.  Fences have nothing to do with it.  The grass is greenest where it is watered.  When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass where ever you may be.

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It, Pages: 160

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A Quote by Yasuhiko Genku Kimura on ethics, greatness, fear, envy, genius, and passion

It is unethical not to know. It is unethical not to think. It is unethical not to love. It is unethical not to live an impassioned life. It is unethical not to attain greatness. It is unethical to succumb to the fear of envy and the conspiracy of mediocrity. It is unethical not to self-bestow genius. It is unethical not to be the first monkey.

Yasuhiko Genku Kimura

Source: Think Kosmically Act Globally: An Anthology of Essays on Ethics, Spirituality, and Metascience

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on envy, ignorance, imitation, and suicide

Envy is ignorance. Imitation is suicide.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on envy

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Indeed envy is a defect; worse than any other.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on companions and envy

On the way there is no harder pass than this: fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on defense, earth, envy, happiness, men, nature, paradise, war, and world

This royal throne of kings, this sceptered isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This prescious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands, This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England . . .

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Richard II, Act 2, Scene 1

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on age, aim, ambition, angels, corruption, country, enemies, envy, fear, god, heaven, honesty, hope, integrity, justice, love, peace, silence, truth, and zeal

Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition: By that sin fell the angels; how can man, then, The image of his Maker, hope to win by it? Love thyself last: cherish those hearts that hate thee; Corruption wins not more than honesty. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace, To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not: Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, Thy God's, and truth's; then if thou fall'st, O Cromwell, Thou fall'st a blessed martyr! Serve the king; And,-prithee, lead me in: There take an inventory of all I have, To the last penny; 'tis the king's: my robe, And my integrity to heaven, is all I dare now call mine own. O Cromwell, Cromwell! Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Henry VIII, Cardinal Wolsey in Act 3, scene 2.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on art, envy, grief, and love

ROMEO But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou her maid art far more fair than she: Be not her maid, since she is envious; Her vestal livery is but sick and green And none but fools do wear it; cast it off. It is my lady, O, it is my love!

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on contentment, envy, good, happiness, and men

I am a true laborer: I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness, glad of other men's good, content with my harm.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: As You Like It, Act III, Scene ii

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on contentment, envy, good, happiness, men, and pride

Sir, I am a true laborer: I earn that I eat, get that I wear,owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness, glad of other men's good, content with my harm, and the greatest of my pride is to see my ewes graze and my lambs suck.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: AS YOU LIKE IT, Act 3, Scene 2

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