A Quote by James Thomson on envy, lust, nature, and virtue

A bard here dwelt, more fat than bard be-seems, Who, void of envy, guile, and lust of gain, On virtue still, and nature's pleasing themes, Poured from his unpremeditated strain.

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: The Castle of Indolence, 1748

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A Quote by I Corinthians 13:4-8 on anger, boasts, envy, evil, failure, hope, kindness, love, patience, rudeness, and truth

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

I Corinthians 13:4-8

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A Quote by Herodotus on envy and pity


It is better to be envied than pitied.

Herodotus (485 - 425 BC)

Source: The Histories of Herodotus

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A Quote by George Bancroft on envy, glory, and respect

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

George Bancroft (1800 - 1891)

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A Quote by G. P. R. James on books and envy


I envy them, those monks of old; Their books they read, and their beads they told.

G. P. R. James (1801 - 1860)

Source: The Monks of Old.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on belief, death, envy, fame, and good

Above all, believe it, the sweetest canticle is Nunc dimittis, when a man hath obtained worthy ends and expectations. Death hath this also, that it openeth the gate to good fame, and extinguisheth envy.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Death

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on acceptance, blessings, challenge, envy, god, happiness, and hope

I hope we can be happy where we are, be grateful for our blessings-now-here, accept the challenge that is ours and make the most of it, and don't be envious of others. God help us to be grateful.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: "Receive All Things with Thankfulness," New Era, November 1976

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A Quote by Edward Young on envy and world


If we did but know how little some enjoy of the great things that they possess, there would not be much envy in the world.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on america, day, death, envy, manners, men, and world

There is America, which at this day serves for little more than to amuse you with stories of savage men and uncouth manners, yet shall, before you taste of death, show itself equal to the whole of that commerce which now attracts the envy of the world.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech on the Conciliation of America. Vol. ii. P. 115.

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on envy


The truest mark of being born with great qualities, is being born without envy.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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