Quotes on Envy

Envy is but the smoke of low estate, Ascending still against the fortunate. Sir Fulke Greville

Envy is not to be conquered but by death. Horace

Don't envy someone else's gift. Discover your own. Tavis Smiley

In a boom, envy; in a bust, anger. Dominic Lawson

The living will envy the dead. Nikita Khrushchev

Sympathy one receives for nothing, envy must be earned. Robert Lembke

I only envy as basic old sexual jealousy. Joan Juliet Buck

"There aint nothin gonna stop me so just envy it" Lil Wayne

I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of the gardens. Rumi

You always envy someone else's life and, as a woman, you're always comparing your life to someone else's life. Anna Camp

Envy is more incapable of reconciliation than hatred is. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To take the measure of oneself by reference to one's colleagues leads to envy or complacency rather than constructive self-examination. Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.

Envy, like flame, blackens that which is above it, and which it cannot reach. Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

Envy suggests inferiority. Wayne Gerard Trotman

Envy is the religion of the mediocre Carlos Ruiz Zafon

You may envy every one, but no one envies you. Martial

The envious will die, but envy never. [Fr., Les envieux mourront, mais non jamais l'envie.] Moliere

Our knowledge of what the richer than ourselves possess, and the poor do not, has never been more widespread. Therefore, envy, which is wanting what others have, and jealousy, which is not wanting others to have what one has, have never been more widespread. John Fowles

Envy is littleness of soul. William Hazlitt

Envy is blind. -Caeca invidia est Livy

ILLUSTRIOUS, adj. Suitably placed for the shafts of malice, envy and detraction. Ambrose Bierce

Envy bestrides praise. Pindar

It is better to be envied than pitied. Herodotus

Pray the gods do not envy your happiness! Euripides

The unenvied man is not enviable. Aeschylus

A competitive society is a society of envy. Dorothee Solle

Emulation embalms the dead; envy, the vampire, blasts the living. Henry Fuseli

Envy is the bond between the hopeful and the damned Roger Waters

A person worth envying is a person who doesn't envy Boonaa Mohammed

Envy is the last thing that my parents feel. Keira Knightley

I don't envy young Brits crossing the Atlantic to make their fortunes today. Toby Young

I really envy, in some respects, some of the people of faith I've known - A.J.[Muste], for example. Nat Hentoff

Oh, you happy sons of the North who have been reared at the bosom of Bach, how I envy you! Giuseppe Verdi

He that cannot possibly mend his own case will do what he can to impair another's. Francis Bacon

Envy's a sharper spur than pay. John Gay

None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch but envy. Francis Bacon

How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied. Herodotus

Envy feeds on the living. It ceases when they are dead. Ovid

All envy is proportionate to desire. Samuel Johnson

Do not develop jealousy, hatred or envy on any count. Sathya Sai Baba

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

Envy derives from insecurity. Igor Babailov

Envy is a surefire party killer. Bob Colacello

Drop envy and jealousy, otherwise there is no possibility , because love cannot exist where envy and jealousies exist. Rajneesh

I'm emotionless, yet I breathe jealousy and envy People kill for me or die to defend me Kirk Jones

The cure for the sin of envy and jealousy is to find our contentment in God Jerry Bridges

Envy someone an' it pulls you down. Admire them and it builds you up. Which makes more sense? Elvis Presley

Indeed envy is a defect; worse than any other. Rumi

envy is one of the scorpions of the mind, often having little to do with the objective, external world ... Bonnie Friedman

If women envy men, we can now see that it's because of the privileges their anatomy confers and not the anatomy itself. Martha Roth

The woman I was seems hopelessly naive. I envy her. Lisa Unger

It is sufficient for you that the one who envies you is distressed at the time of your joy. Uthman ibn Affan

It stirs up envy, fame does. Marilyn Monroe

Quiet and incredible. I really envy that. Sarah Dessen

Envy awakens at the sound of a distant laugh. Mason Cooley

Rivalry and envy are Siamese twins. Josh Billings

Envy always implies conscious inferiority wherever it resides. Pliny The Elder

Reverence for greatness dies out, and is succeeded by base envy of greatness. Albert Pike

Envy is the consuming desire to have everybody else as unsuccessful as you are. Frederick Buechner

Envy-Thy art blindness Aftab Alam

It's not greed that drives the world, but envy. Charlie Munger

Jealousy is the fire of envy that seeks to destroy another's beauty, rather than to create its own. Wes Fesler

Envy, like the worm, is always attracted to the fairest apple Og Mandino

Love and envy make a man pine, which other affections do not, because they are not so continual. Francis Bacon

Envy, like flames, soars upwards. Livy

Envy grew like a cancer, deep and invasive. J. Lynn

If we did but know how little some enjoy of the great things that they possess, there would not be much envy in the world. Edward Young

The reason death sticks so closely to life is' biological necessity - it's envy. Yann Martel

Of all the disorders in the soul, envy is the only one no one confesses to. Plutarch

I envy what I fear and hate what I envy. Holly Black

Envy is everywhere. Who is without envy? And most people Are unaware or unashamed of being envious. T S Eliot

Those who speak against the great do not usually speak from morality, but from envy. Walter Savage Landor

Jealousy is the suspicion of one's own inferiority. Emily Post

Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Expect not praise without envy until you are dead. Charles Caleb Colton

When you become who you wish to be, there is no need for envy. Wes Fesler

Envy is the basis of democracy. Bertrand Russell

Each of us suffers with envy/for the forgiven. Marie Howe

In few men is it part of nature to respect a friend's prosperity without begrudging him. Aeschylus

It is better to arouse envy than pity. Publilius Syrus

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