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Jealousy Is A Poison, Envy Is A Sin!
Jealousy is a poison.
And envy is a sin.
Jealousy will stunt your growth,
And make you sick within.
Be the best that you can be.
Be glad with whom you are.
Be thankful for what you have.
Don't wish for another's star.
No matter how you’ve felt,
Play the cards that you are dealt.
Don’t ask for a different hand,
Rejoice with your fellow man!
For the cards will be re-shuffled.
The first shall be the last.
Be happy with your role,
And how the roles are cast.
Enjoy the success of others,
Be true and brave and bold,
And it will be hard to fill your shoes,
For when your story's told.
Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening. ~Maya Angelou
Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope. ~Josh Billings
As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy. ~Antisthenes
Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits. ~Paul Eldridge
The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause. ~Baltasar Gracian
Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run. ~George Bernard Shaw
Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it. ~Honore de Balzac
Every other sin hath some pleasure annexed to it, or will admit of an excuse: envy alone wants both. ~Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy
Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth. Each of us has something to give that no one else has. ~Elizabeth O'Connor
I left the poem above and dropped by later and saw her reply: