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|52 ,it is better to be envied than to be pitied; mid 15th-cent. Fr. trop plus vaut estre |
envié que plaint, it is much better to be envied than pitied; ERASMUSAdagesIV.
iv. 87 praestat invidiosum esse quam miserabilem. 1546J. HEYWOODDialogue ...
|Variant of this proverb: better be a poor man's darling than a rich man's slave. |
better be dead than out of fashion See BETTER BE OUT OF THE WORLD THAN
OUT OF THE FASHION. better be envied than pitied It is pref- erable to have ...
|Better is open rebuke than love that is hidden. Açıq qınaq daha ... Better loose a |
jest than a friend [potius amicum, quam dictum perdere]. Dostluğun ... Better to be
envied than to be pitied//It is much better to be envied than pitied. See also ...
|Pindar, Pyth., i, 85 : Kpeaawv yap olKnpfiov <f,d6vos (Envy is better than pity). 5 |
Herodotus, Hist, iii, 52: aii Se fiadwv oam <f>doveeaOai Kpiaaov earl rj
olicrelpeadai (Nay, bethink you how much better a thing it is to be envied than to
be pitied) ...
|Far from being an absolute moral standard, pity is no better than envy with regard |
to its origins in ... In many instances, Edwards reflected, “the workings of a man's
heart are so mysterious that it . . . may be difficult to give an account how such
and such things should arise from self-love.” But he took it as an article of faith
that however much a natural man may appear to love others “ 'tis some way or
|Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 832 3 Periander. How much better a thing it is to be |
envied than pitied. Herodotus, History, III, 52 4 Pericles. Men can endure to hear
others praised only so long as they can severally persuade themselves of their
|The Evil Eye and Envy in the Christian Tradition Fr George R. a. ... is hardly |
something one can do anything about), it is the latter which accounts for much of
the day-to-day envies of the average man. ... high classical thought when
describing how a Corinthian tyrant counseled his son that it is better to be envied
than pitied, ...
|Ex- " perience has taught you how much better it is to be " envied than pitied, and |
how dangerous it is to pro- " voke a superior and a parent — return therefore to "
my house." To this speech Periander received no other answer from his son, ...
|the King said no more, than '' that " He did really believe when He sent his |
Brother, " that He would refuse it; "and added, " I tell you, " Chancellor, that You
are too strict and appre- " hensive in those Things, and trust me, it is better " to be
envied than pitied. ... And the Duchess was much troubled at it, and took it
unkindly of her Father, who thought himself obliged to wait upon his Royal
Highness, and to ...
|the king said no more, than " that " he did really believe, when he sent his brother, |
" that he would refuse it ;" and added, " I tell you, " chancellor, that you are too
strict and apprehen- " sive in those things ; and trust me, it is better to " be envied
than pitied. ... And the duchess was much troubled at it, and took it unkindly of her
father, who thought himself obliged to wait upon his royal highness, and to ...