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Envy is never general, but always very particular - at least envy of the kind one feels strongly.
The reason I'm in San Diego is not because I want distance from South Africa but because I want proximity to the people I love. But I don't envy growing up in America. As ugly as aspects of it were, my biggest blessing was to be born a South African.
I'd the upbringing a nun would envy. Until I was fifteen I was more familiar with Africa than my own body.
Generally, I'm terrified of shopping. I like the idea of being well-dressed, but I've always struggled to get anything that fits. I envy those that go into old vintage shops.
Sometimes I envy people who can be only half crazy, with one foot in the passion and one foot in the real world. But that's not me. I dive into the total crazy experience. That's the only way to travel.
A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity of our people is the touchstone of our time. In this new century, where tests are many and challenges change with the shifting of the wind, we must hold fast to the principles that have made our nation the envy of the world.
I'm pretty rubbish, as we say in Britain, artwise, and I always envy people who can pick up something and even do just a little doodle of someone that looks vaguely like them. It's impressive.
Sometimes I feel like I'm lacking a playfulness. I envy guys who are consistently able to maintain a playful, optimistic perspective on things.
I do not envy the headache you will have when you awake. In the meantime, dream of large women.
Find people not to envy but to admire. Do not the profitable but the admirable deed. Live by ideals.
To venture upon an undertaking of any kind, even the most insignificant, is to sacrifice to envy.
Emile M. Cioran
To walk behind others on a road you are traveling together, to give precedence to others without envy - this is painful for an individual and painful for a nation.
On every movie I've done as a director, I look at the producers and having done it, I don't envy them, at all.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ, I commit the sin of envy.
I envy the people who say, 'oh, well, I've got my name in the golden book and I'm going to be entered into the pearly gates.'
Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation.
On the one hand, people think they own kids; they feel that they have the right to tell the kids what to do. On the other hand, people envy kids. We'd like to be kids our whole lives. Kids get to do what they do. They live on their instincts.
Envy like fire always makes for the highest points.
Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.
Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion.
I myself think anti-Semitism is about envy.
I envy people who write easily. I enjoy the process, but it's not easeful for me.
In Britain, because I live here, I can also run into problems of envy and competition. But all this is just in a day's work for a writer. You can't put stuff out there without someone calling you a complete fool. Oh, well.
Alain de Botton
I actually envy actors who have a persona: 'This is the way I am. This is the part I play.' And do it over and over and over. To me, that's a lot easier than trying to reinvent yourself every six months.
John C. Reilly
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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