She left me, offended at my want of sympathy, and thinking, no doubt, that I envied her. I did not – at least, I firmly believed I did not.
One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
We ought to compliment and not to compete with one another.
Beware of those who steer you away from your heart’s true happiness. It would make them happy to see you steer yourself right next to them, sitting with both your hearts bitter.
I’ve always looked on criticism as a sort of envious tribute.
He has a mouth, lord,” Gerbruht said.
“I envy him,” I said.
“Envy him, lord?”
“Most of us have to lower our trews to shit.
When your success hovers from one person to the other, it will definitely get to someone who will regard it as failure.
Chain of envy linked them, showing each what was lacking in life, but offering also the consolation that happiness was present right next door, in the life of a neighbour, an element of the same society.
Don’t try to impress a loser because If one is not happy about the things happening in their life, one cannot be happy about the things happening in someone else’s life.
Jealousy was essentially “I want what you have,” while envy was “I want what you have, but I also want to take it away so you can’t have it.