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Jean Vanier Quotes and Sayings

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Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

Related topics: Inspirational

Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness.
- Jean Vanier

Life is a succession of crises and moments when we
have to rediscover who we are and what we really want.
- Jean Vanier

Community begins in mystery and ends in administration.
Leaders move away from people and into paper.
- Jean Vanier

 

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus PHOTO

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

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It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
- Socrates

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering
are Our Expectations and Our Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.
- William Arthur Ward

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

Keep your attention focused entirely
on what is truly your own concern,
and be clear that what belongs to others
is their business and none of yours.
- Epictetus

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike;
there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Envy breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

The jealous are troublesome to others,
but a torment to themselves.
- William Penn

Small people never learn to be indifferent;
they either envy or pity.
- Anonymous

Love looks through a telescope;
envy, through a microscope.
- Josh Billings

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms
an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
- Elbert Hubbard

Never trust anyone who wants what you've got.
Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
- Eubie Blake

Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where
they want when they want.
They have the kind of mobility many people envy.
- Roger Tory Peterson

Envy is like a fly that passes all the body's sounder parts,
and dwells upon the sores.
- Arthur Chapman

Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance,
and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is
the equal sharing of misery.
- Winston Churchill

God's truth judges created things out of love,
and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
- Heraclitus

I envy people who can just look at a sunset.
I wonder how you can shoot it.
There is nothing more grotesque to me than a vacation.
- Dustin Hoffman

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.
- Harold Coffin

I have no respect for the passion of equality,
which seems to me merely idealizing envy.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape,
it would be the shape of a boomerang.
- Charley Reese

They envy the distinction I have won;
let them therefore,
envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
- Sallust

There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day;
the reason is that people can commend it without envy.
- William Shenstone

I don't envy men and I certainly wouldn't like to become one now.
- Louise Brown

Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the fairest fruit;
like a cunning bloodhound,
it singles out the fattest deer in the flock.
- Francis Beaumont

There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

When men are full of envy they disparage everything,
whether it be good or bad.
- Tacitus

I myself think anti-Semitism is about envy.
- Joseph Epstein

Envy is human nature.
- Monica Bellucci

Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set
on fire the hearts of all men.
- Dante Alighieri

To walk behind others on a road you are traveling together,
to give precedence to others without envy -
this is painful for an individual and painful for a nation.
- Gustav Stresemann

Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority:
envy our uneasiness under it.
- William Shenstone

It is impossible not to envy the man who can dismiss reason,
although we know how it must turn out at last.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls,
emulation.
- Henry Fielding

Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home.
- Thornton Wilder

I defer to all these other American poets who,
for some reason, I both envy and admire.
- Charles Olson

I think a lot of people in television news look at
the cable networks with great envy.
- Chris Wallace

Nonetheless, do I have respect for people who believe
in the hereafter? Of course I do.
I might add, perhaps even a touch of envy too,
because of the solace.
- Studs Terkel

I envy the dead.
- William Mulholland

In recompense, envy may be the subtlest -
perhaps I should say the most insidious -
of the seven deadly sins.
- Joseph Epstein

I'd the upbringing a nun would envy.
Until I was fifteen I was more familiar with Africa than my own body.
- Joe Orton

The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead,
but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
- Thomas Hobbes

Men know they are sexual exiles.
They wander the earth seeking satisfaction,
craving and despising, never content.
There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy.
- Camille Paglia

Large parties given to very young children...
foster the passions of vanity and envy,
and produce a love of dress and display which is very
repulsive in the character of a child.
- Susanna Moodie

I envy people who drink - at least they know what to blame everything on.
- Oscar Levant

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory;
the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
- George Bancroft

I go about looking at horses and cattle.
They eat grass, make love, work when they have to,
bear their young.
I am sick with envy of them.
- Sherwood Anderson

On every movie I've done as a director,
I look at the producers and having done it,
I don't envy them, at all.
- Griffin Dunne

We need criminals to identify ourselves with,
to secretly envy and to stoutly punish.
They do for us the forbidden, illegal things we wish to do.
- Karl A. Menninger

Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the
poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
- Horace

Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.
- Thomas Browne

Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being
a common and widespread emotion.
- John Berger

Envy's a coal comes hissing hot from Hell.
- Philip James Bailey

This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy,
for contempt too high.
- Abraham Cowley

The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.
- Jim Rohn

Moral indignation in most cases is, 2% moral,
48% indignation, and 50% envy.
- Vittorio De Sica

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books,
I live without envy.
- Lope de Vega

Envy is never general, but always very particular -
at least envy of the kind one feels strongly.
- Joseph Epstein

I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them.
- Susan Sontag

One of the greatest things drama can do,
at it's best, is to redefine the words we use every day such as love,
home, family, loyalty and envy.
Tragedy need not be a downer.
- Ben Kingsley


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