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Envies Quotes

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

Related topics: Wisdom Values Buddhist Envy Comparison Inner-Peace

If I were reincarnated, I'd want to come back a buzzard.
Nothing hates him or envies him or wants him or needs him.
He is never bothered or in danger, and he can eat anything.
- William Faulkner

I cannot think of any character below the flatterer,
except he who envies him.
- Richard Steele

The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet.
- William Hazlitt

 

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.
Take off all your envies, jealousies,
unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
- Cesare Pavese

A man who envies our family is a man who needs help.
- Yeardley Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates

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

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us -
avarice,
ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished,
we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
- Petrarch

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

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

It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious,
especially those who envy you.
- Baltasar Gracian

To venture upon an undertaking of any kind,
even the most insignificant, is to sacrifice to envy.
- Emile M. Cioran

Envy like fire always makes for the highest points.
- Titus Livius

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

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

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

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

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

Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career
woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep.
- Helen Gurley Brown

Envy is an insult to oneself.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise.
For envy is a kind of praise.
- John Gay

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

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

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

Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy.
Never underestimate that.
- Oliver Stone

Far less envy in America than in France,
and far less wit.
- Stendhal

Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it.
We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune.
- William Hazlitt

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

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

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

Above all, you must fight conceit, envy,
and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
- Abraham Cahan

Of the seven deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all.
- Joseph Epstein

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

The United States transportation system is the envy of the world.
- Jerry Costello

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

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

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

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

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

A person is born with feelings of envy and hate.
If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime,
and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned.
- Xun Zi

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

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

Yes, free markets tend to produce unequal incomes.
We should not be ashamed of that.
On the contrary, our system is the envy of the world
and should be a source of pride.
- Arthur C. Brooks

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

Envy aims very high.
- Ovid

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

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

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

When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Communism possesses a language which every people can understand -
its elements are hunger,
envy, and death.
- Heinrich Heine


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