What does this quotation mean?

"Envy is the sincerest form of flattery."

By: C. Collins

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  • 1 decade ago
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    To envy someone else is to desire what they have, don't have, or their personal characteristics. If someone is envied, it is almost like a form of jealousy, only tamed down a bit. C. Collins is portraying what it feels like to be in the vulnerable position of flattering someone by the form of envy. In such a way leaving the person self concious about their standing in comparison to the other person.

  • 1 decade ago

    are you sure its envy, ive heard the "" that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. but your quote means that you should be flattered that they envy you it means they want to be like you so you must be doing something right. lol

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'd always heard it like this...

    "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

    Meaning that to imitate someone is to pay the person a genuine compliment—often an unintended compliment.

  • 1 decade ago

    because when someone is envious of you they are jealous of something you have, could be looks, family, friends, etc. and it just means that you're better off and you have something to treasure that they lack.

    it is pretty nice I guess, in a weird sort of way.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They are envious because they want to be like you.

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