A Quote by Democritus on envy and politics

Envy is the cause of political division.

Democritus (460 - 400 BC)

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A Quote by Dante Alighieri on envy, pride, and soul

Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the souls of man.

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

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A Quote by Dale Carnegie on compliments, criticism, death, envy, and injustice

Unjust criticism is usually disguised compliment. It often means that you have aroused jealously and envy. Remember that no one ever kicks a dead log.

Dale Carnegie (1888 - 1955)

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A Quote by Charley Reese on envy, misfortune, and wishes

It is never wise to seek or wish for another's misfortune. If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.

Charley Reese

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A Quote by Brutus Hamilton on achievement, certainty, discipline, envy, goals, life, men, order, pity, pleasure, and work

It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life that those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to achieve a goal, are the happiest men. When you see 20 or 30 men line up for a distance race in some meet, don't pity them, don't feel sorry for them. Better envy them instead."

Brutus Hamilton

Source: Quoted by Doherty, 1964

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A Quote by Blythe Holbrooke on emotion, envy, friendship, and trust

Never trust anyone who wants what you've got. Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.

Blythe Holbrooke

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on abuse, anger, arrogance, darkness, delusion, destruction, enemies, envy, generosity, gifts, god, greed, happiness, hell, ignorance, mind, pride, purpose, sacrifice, success, violence, and wealth

"I got this today," they say; "tomorrow I shall get that. This wealth is mine, and that will be mine too. I have destroyed my enemies. I shall destroy others too! Am I not like God? I enjoy what I want. I am successful. I am powerful. I am happy. I am rich and well-born. Who is equal to me? I will perform sacrifices and give gifts, and rejoice in my own generosity." This is how they go on, deluded by ignorance. Bound by their greed and entangled in a web of delusion, whirled about by a fragmented mind, they fall into a dark hell. Self-important, obstinate, swept away by the pride of wealth, they ostentatiously perform sacrifices without any regard for their purpose. Egotistical, violent, arrogant, lustful, angry, envious of everyone, they abuse my presence within their own bodies and in the bodies of others.


Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 16:13 -18, pp. 191-192

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A Quote by Ben Jonson on age, complaints, death, disappointment, envy, force, hope, paradox, posterity, reason, present, time, and truth

That praises are without reason lavished on the dead, and that the honours due only to are paid to antiquity, is a complaint likely to be always continued by those who, being able to add nothing to truth, hope for eminence from the heresies of paradox; or those who, being forced by disappointment upon consolatory expedients, are willing to hope from posterity what the present age refuses, and flatter themselves that the regard which is yet denied by envy will be at last bestowed by time.

Ben Jonson

Source: Jonson, Preface to Shakespeare

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on corruption, death, envy, evil, fortune, life, mind, money, needs, power, reason, virtue, wealth, and world

Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth - the man who would make his own fortune no matter where he started. If an heir is equal to his money, it serves him; if not, it destroys him. But you look on and you cry that money corrupted him. Did it? Or did he corrupt his money? Do not envy a worthless heir; his wealth is not yours and you would have done no better with it. Do not think that it should have been distributed among you; loading the world with fifty parasites instead of one, would not bring back the dead virtue which was the fortune. Money is a living power that dies without its root. Money will not serve the mind that cannot match it. Is this the reason why you call it evil?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 384

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A Quote by Aristotle on anger, judgment, pity, envy, and carpenter

It is not right to pervert the judge by moving him to anger or envy or pity-one might as well warp a carpenter's rule before using it.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Rhetoric‎ - Page 3

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