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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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have never been given to envy - save for the envy
I feel toward those people who have the ability to
make a marriage work and endure happily.
- Paul Getty

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

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

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

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

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

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

Envy aims very high.
- Ovid

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

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

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

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

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

I envy the dead.
- William Mulholland

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

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

Envy is an insult to oneself.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

It is in the character of very few men to honor without
envy a friend who has prospered.
- Aeschylus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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