Unformatted text preview: e who have spent much envy those who have spent little on the same thing. And
men who have not got a thing, or not got it yet, envy those who have got it quickly. We can
also see what things and what persons give pleasure to envious people, and in what states of
mind they feel it: the states of mind in which they feel pain are those under which they will
feel pleasure in the contrary things. If therefore we ourselves with whom the decision rests
are put into an envious state of mind, and those for whom our pity, or the award of
something desirable, is claimed are such as have been described, it is obvious that they will
win no pity from us.
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We will next consider Emulation, showing in what follows its causes and objects, and the
state of mind in which it is felt. Emulation is pain caused by seeing the presence, in persons
whose nature is like our own, of good things that are highly valued and are possible for
ourselves to acquire; but it is felt not because...
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