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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Envious
 
  Envious people are disarmed by their own dispositions, as iron by rust.
            —Antisthenes
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  Envious as a pretty woman is of another woman, as a banker is of another banker, as a political adversary is of a rival.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
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  Envious as an old maid verging on the desperation of six and thirty.
            —Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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