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  • Doug Belshaw 6:19 am on April 7, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    No one who looks at another man’s possessions takes pleasure in his own: for this reason we grow angry even with the gods, because someone is in front of us, forgetting how many men are behind us and what a massive load of envy follows at the back of those who envy a few. But so arrogant are humans that, however much they have received, they take offence is they might have received more.

    Seneca, ‘On Anger’

     
  • Doug Belshaw 4:30 pm on March 20, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    We spend our time envying people whom we wouldn’t like to be.

    Jean Rostand

     
  • Doug Belshaw 6:30 pm on March 12, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Grief and disappointment give rise to anger, anger to envy, envy to malice, malice to grief again, till the whole circle be completed.

    David Hume

     
  • Doug Belshaw 5:30 pm on February 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    We spend our time envying people who we wouldn’t wish to be.

    Jean Rostand

     
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