O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes!
Orlando's line in Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It might sound like full of envy at first, but actually it is not. Not really.
Orlando, seeing his brother so happy in his prospective marriage feels happy for him as well. But the happiness that his brother experience reminds him of his own love story. He loves a girl who knows nothing of his affection – or so he thinks.
I have no idea why I like this quote so much. It is one of those quotes that sticks to your head when you read it. It's difficult to be happy for someone else entirely, without comparing our own state to his/her.
That's my quote for the week. Want to share yours?