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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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Envy, my son, wears herself away, and droops like a
lamb under the influence of the evil eye.
- Jacopo Sannazaro

Envy is human nature.
- Monica Bellucci

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Envy is an insult to oneself.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

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

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

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

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

O!
what a Godlike Power is that of doing Good!
I envy the Rich and the Great for nothing else!
- Samuel Richardson

I do not envy the headache you will have when you awake.
In the meantime, dream of large women.
- Cary Elwes

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

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

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

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


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