Aeschylus Quote

“It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.”

~ Aeschylus


Ratings and Comments

jim k, Austin,Tx

Written about 2600 years ago and still true to this day.

E Archer, NYC

I noticed that tendancy in my youth, but I later learned that all of us have differing chapters in our lives with different purposes and characters. Why should I envy another's prosperity? I wish others to prosper as I wish myself to prosper -- we are not all going to prosper equally at the same time or in the same amount. That is life.

Mike, Norwalk

Very accurate observation! Those pridefully ignorant and otherwise criminal low lifes that would forcefully share the wealth are incapable of true compassion, love, truth and the higher ideals and principles that would prosper the species.

David, Orlando

Honor and envy does not go together in any form. ENVY:backbiting, coveting, covetousness, enviousness, evil eye, green-eyed monster, grudge, grudging, grudgingness, hatred, heartburn, ill will, invidiousness, jaundiced eye, lusting, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignity, opposition, prejudice, resentfulness, resentment, rivalry, spite.


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