These are words the ordinary man uses to mask his envy.
But what he really means is, "I wish I had the guts to be you."
When Henry H. discovered the perks of scoundrel-hood...
"I tripled my income," he says. "I made Division Chief in three months. I was 'suddenly' possessed of respect, wisdom, money, power, discretion, freedom... and did I mention money?"
So that's what it means to be a true scoundrel!