„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.“
The First Sex, ch. 9 - The Sexual Revolution (1971).
„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.
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
The Path To Power (1995)
„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.
— 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.
Quelle: Tristan, Line 8395
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
The Plain Speaker (1826)
„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.
„Envy consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations. If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon, but Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander, I daresay, envied Hercules, who never existed.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
„There is no denying the fact, that in all sudden emergencies a woman has ten times the presence of mind, or, to use the common expression, her wits more about her than a man.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
Heath's book of Beauty, 1833 (1832)
„In a crunch a man's reputation never counts for as much as it ought to. Most people are good-hearted and willing to give a man the benefit of the doubt, but the poisonous few are eager to see others brought down, ruined. … Envy, Bob. Envy eats them alive. If you had money, they'd envy you that. But since you don't, they envy you for having such a good, bright, loving daughter. They envy you for just being a happy man. They envy you for not envying them. One of the greatest sorrows of human existence is that some people aren't happy merely to be alive but find their happiness only in the misery of others.“
— Dean Koontz, buch Lightning
Part I, Chapter 1.2, the mysterious stranger's words to Bob Shane
„Great Britain may certainly continue to uphold her envied supremacy, sustained by her coal, iron, capital, and skill, if, acting on the Baconian axiom, " Knowledge is Power," she shall diligently promote moral and professional culture among all ranks of her productive population.“
— Andrew Ure Scottish doctor and chemist 1778 - 1857
Quelle: The Philosophy of Manufactures, 1835, p. vii
„Intercourse is commonly written about and comprehended as a form of possession or an act of possession in which, during which, because of which, a man inhabits a woman, physically covering her and overwhelming her and at the same time penetrating her; and this physical relational - over her and inside her 0 is his possession oh her. He has her, or when is is done, he has had her. By thrusting into her, he takes her over. His thrusting into her is taken to be her capitulation to him as a conqueror; it is a physical surrender of herself to him; he occupies and rules her, expresses his elemental dominance over her, by his possession of her in the fuck.“
— Andrea Dworkin, buch Intercourse
Quelle: Intercourse (1987), Chapter Five, "Possession"
„In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.“
— Ivan Illich, buch Tools for Conviviality
Tools for Conviviality (1973), Ch. 3
— 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.
„Sexually, of course, the sexes aren’t equal. It is exactly a woman’s greater sexual power that often makes a man so fearful of being rejected by her that he buys himself drinks to reduce his fear. In essence, her sexual power often leads to him drinking; his sexual power rarely leads to her drinking. If anything is evidence of her power over him, it is his being expected to spend his money to buy her drinks without her reciprocating.“
— Warren Farrell, buch The Myth of Male Power
Quelle: The Myth of Male Power (1993), Part III: Government as substitute husband, p. 320.
„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
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard http://www.thomasgray.org/cgi-bin/display.cgi?text=elcc (written 1750, publ. 1751)