„They envy the distinction I have won; let them, therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.“

—  Salustio

Última actualización 3 de Junio de 2021. Historia
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historiador romano -86 - -34 a.C.

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„I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life; I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

Address in Des Moines, Iowa (4 November 1910)
1910s

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„I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy — I don't disparage envy but I don't accept it as legitimately my master.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. United States Supreme Court justice 1841 - 1935

Holmes-Laski Letters : The Correspondence of Mr. Justice Holmes and Harold J. Laski, 1916 - 1935 (1953), Vol. 2, p. 942.
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„I envy what I fear and hate what I envy.“

—  Holly Black American children's fiction writer 1971

Fuente: The Poison Eaters and Other Stories

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„I want to rid my heart of envy
And cleanse my soul of rage
Before I'm through.“

—  Paul Simon American musician, songwriter and producer 1941

Wartime Prayers
Song lyrics, Surprise (2006)
Contexto: Because you cannot walk with the holy,
If you're just a halfway decent man.
But I don't pretend that I'm a mastermind
With a genius marketing plan.I'm trying to tap into some wisdom,
Even a little drop would do.
I want to rid my heart of envy
And cleanse my soul of rage
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„I mean not to boast; I would not excite envy, but manly emulation. We have all one common cause; let it, therefore, be our only contest, who shall most contribute to the security of the liberties of America.“

—  John Hancock American Patriot and statesman during the American Revolution (1737–1793) 1737 - 1793

Boston Massacre Oration (1774)
Contexto: I mean not to boast; I would not excite envy, but manly emulation. We have all one common cause; let it, therefore, be our only contest, who shall most contribute to the security of the liberties of America. And may the same kind Providence which has watched over this country from her infant state still enable us to defeat our enemies!

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„I have always been singularly free of envy, jealousy, covetousness; I but vaguely understand them.“

—  Albert Jay Nock American journalist 1870 - 1945

"Autobiographical Sketch" (1939) http://alumnus.caltech.edu/~ckank/FultonsLair/013/nock/biography.html; published in The State of the Union : Essays in Social Criticism (1991), edited by Charles H. Hamilton, p. 26
Contexto: I may mention one or two characteristic traits as having no virtue whatever, because they are mine by birth, not by acquisition. I have always been singularly free of envy, jealousy, covetousness; I but vaguely understand them. Having no ambition, I have always preferred the success of others to my own, and had more pleasure in it. I never had the least desire for place or prominence, least of all for power; and this was fortunate for me because the true individualist must regard power over others as preeminently something to be loathed and shunned.

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„I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them.“

—  Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004

Fuente: "Susan Sontag Finds Romance," interview by Leslie Garis, The New York Times (2 August 1992)

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„I'm a frustrated driver. I would love to be out on the track instead of them. I look at them with envy.“

—  Murray Walker Motorsport commentator and journalist 1923

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„My heart is with thee, Iove! though now
Thou'rt far away from me :
I envy even my own thoughts,
For they may fly to thee.“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838

(19th October 1822) Songs of Absence
The London Literary Gazette, 1821-1822

„My neighbour
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as much as
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—  Irving Layton Romanian-born Canadian poet 1912 - 2006

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„I envy stupidity, stupidity is eternal.“

—  Nélson Rodrigues Brazilian writer and playwright 1912 - 1980

"Flor de Obsessão: as 1000 melhores frases de Nelson Rodrigues" - Published by Companhia das Letras, 1992 ISBN 8571646678, 9788571646674

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„Let them scoff as they see fit! I will never compromise what I consider my art, especially for the sake of gain!“

—  Jack Vance, libro Showboat World

“For the sake of gain I’d compromise the art of my grandmother,” muttered Zamp under his breath.
Fuente: Showboat World (1975), Chapter 14 (p. 168)

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„I can remember staring at the orphanage and feeling envy.“

—  George Carlin, libro Brain Droppings

Fuente: Brain Droppings

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