„In civilized societies today … clitoris envy, or womb envy, takes subtle forms. Man's constant need to disparage woman, to humble her, to deny her equal rights, and to belittle her achievements — all are expressions of his innate envy and fear.“

—  Elizabeth Gould Davis, buch The First Sex

The First Sex, ch. 9 - The Sexual Revolution (1971).

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American writer 1910 - 1974

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„Humbleness is a blessing that is not envied.“

—  Hasan al-Askari Eleventh of the Twelve Imams 846 - 874

[Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi, Abdullah al-Shahin, The Life of Imam Hasan al-'Askari, Wonderful short maxims, 2005]
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Foto

„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

Quelle: The Poison Eaters and Other Stories

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„Congratulation, n. The civility of envy.“

—  Ambrose Bierce, buch Des Teufels Wörterbuch

The Devil's Dictionary (1911)

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Heloise Foto

„To her Lord, her Father; her Husband, her Brother; his Servant his Child; his Wife, his Sister; and to express all that is humble, respectful and loving to her Abelard, Heloise writes this.“

—  Heloise French nun, writer, scholar, and abbess 1101 - 1164

Letter II : Heloise to Abelard, Heading
Letters of Abelard and Heloise
Original: (la) Domino suo, imo Patri; Conjugi suo, imo Fratri; Ancilla sua, imo Filia; ipsius Uxor, imo Soror; Abaelardo Heloisa, &c. Abel. Op.

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„A worthy man is bound to suffer malice and envy: a man grows in worth so long as he is envied.“

—  Gottfried von Straßburg, buch Tristan

Hazzen unde nîden
daz muoz der biderbe lîden.
der man der werdet al die vrist,
die wîle und er geniten ist.
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„The modest man is seldom the object of envy.“

—  James Burgh British politician 1714 - 1775

The Dignity of Human Nature (1754)

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„Take the happiest man, the one most envied by the world, and in nine cases out of ten his inmost consciousness is one of failure.“

—  William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910

Lectures VI and VII, "The Sick Soul"
1900s, The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902)
Kontext: Take the happiest man, the one most envied by the world, and in nine cases out of ten his inmost consciousness is one of failure. Either his ideals in the line of his achievements are pitched far higher than the achievements themselves, or else he has secret ideals of which the world knows nothing, and in regard to which he inwardly knows himself to be found wanting.

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„But, oh! what mighty magician can assuage
A woman's envy?“

—  George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne 1st Baron Lansdowne 1666 - 1735

Progress of Beauty; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), "Envy", p. 226-27.

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„Of Malice and Envy.“

—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax English politician 1633 - 1695

Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Political Thoughts and Reflections

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Thomas Gray Foto

„For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn,
Or busy housewife ply her evening care:
No children run to lisp their sire's return,
Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share.“

—  Thomas Gray English poet, historian 1716 - 1771

St. 6
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard http://www.thomasgray.org/cgi-bin/display.cgi?text=elcc (written 1750, publ. 1751)

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