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Envious Quotes

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

Related topics: Values Wisdom Envy Value

As time went on, I got envious and wanted to do a lot of stunts myself.
- Lloyd Bridges

The goal, I submit, is obvious: subjugating the world (which is barbarian,
dangerous, envious and ungrateful) to US power for
the sake of America's interests.
- Breyten Breytenbach

I'm very envious of the few artists who are any good and still do portraits.
- Howard Hodgkin

 

Man is by nature competitive, combative,
ambitious, jealous, envious, and vengeful.
- Arthur Keith

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
- Antisthenes

That some are poorer than others, ever was and ever will be:
And that many are naturally querulous and envious,
is an Evil as old as the World.
- William Petty

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The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
- Baltasar Gracian

The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.
- Horace

My greatest happiness is to serve my gracious King
and Country and I am envious only of glory;
for if it be a sin to covet glory I am the most offending soul alive.
- Horatio Nelson

Those who are believed to be most abject and humble
are usually most ambitious and envious.
- Baruch Spinoza

I can only say that whatever my life and work have been,
I'm not envious of anyone-and this is my biggest satisfaction.
- Roman Polanski

Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways,
has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals,
especially in the more thoughtful men,
which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and
envious of another s. - Desiderius Erasmus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Envy breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates

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

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

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

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

Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present.
- Chi Chi Rodriguez

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Envy is an insult to oneself.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

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

Loyalty will not permit envy, hate, and uncharitableness
to creep into our public thinking.
- Bainbridge Colby

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

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

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

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

Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the
harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we
let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.
- Theodore Roosevelt

There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much
destructive feeling as moral indignation,
which permits envy or to be acted out under the guise of virtue.
- Erich Fromm

Though by whim, envy, or resentment led,
they damn those authors whom they never read.
- Charles Churchill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ,
I commit the sin of envy.
- Simone Weil

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

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

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

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


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