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Instead of being critical of people in authority over you and envious of their position, be happy you're not responsible for everything they have to do. Instead of piling on complaints, thank them for what they do. Overwhelm them with encouragement and appreciation!
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
But we're born as children and we look at the world with open eyes... And we don't judge and we don't betray. We're not jealous. We're not envious. We're not even weary, which is a danger also as kids. They have to learn a certain amount of awareness.
The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
Anybody that's got a problem with me is probably envious or wants to be me, and that's how I've always looked at it.
My greatest happiness is to serve my gracious King and Country and I am envious only of glory; for if it be a sin to covet glory I am the most offending soul alive.
The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.
Man is by nature competitive, combative, ambitious, jealous, envious, and vengeful.
Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another's.
I can only say that whatever my life and work have been, I'm not envious of anyone-and this is my biggest satisfaction.
I was always longing to do, emotionally and physically, what my male counterparts always got to do. I just felt envious, every time I saw a movie that I was in awe of, and it was usually a male lead. And those kinds of roles weren't available. They just weren't being written.
Good work is the only thing that would make me feel jealous or envious.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Don't waste too much time wishing, hoping, and being envious; it'll make you bugnutty.
I'm always slightly envious of people who become extremely rich without anyone knowing who the hell they are, like financiers.
England is a fairly envious little country and it's embodied in the press. They don't like anyone being more distinguished than they are.
I'm envious of people who can sleep as long as they want. I have the circadian rhythm of a farmer.
I'm so envious of that genetic wiring that immediately puts a smile on your face. My genetic wiring just puts creases in my eyebrows.
That some are poorer than others, ever was and ever will be: And that many are naturally querulous and envious, is an Evil as old as the World.
Because I am a horrible flincher, contact lenses are not an option. I'm always envious of contact-wearers. There are endless reasons to take off one's glasses during the day and, as I have grown older, what I don't see has become increasingly pronounced.
It's funny that I got to do 'On the Road' because the thing that had the biggest impact on me growing up was reading books. I was very inspired by the book and this spirit of Dean Moriarty and how envious we all are of somebody who can be that carefree.
As time went on, I got envious and wanted to do a lot of stunts myself.
I go to readings by fiction writers like Alice Walker, and I'm envious of the level of attention they generate.
The goal, I submit, is obvious: subjugating the world (which is barbarian, dangerous, envious and ungrateful) to US power for the sake of America's interests.
I wouldn't wear turtlenecks. That I'm not envious of. But who knows? I might sneak out a few things and hope and pray that no one says, 'Hey, didn't you wear that when you were playing an enormous geek on TV?'
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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