Envy Quotes

William arthur ward - blessed is he who has learned to admire but not...
How amazing it is to be alive Anyone who lives and breathes and puts both feet on the ground, What possible reason could he have for envying the gods.
Paul Claudel

By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a multitude of pointless and foolish desires, habits, and incongruous stratagems. Their lives are motivated only by mutual envy, sensuality, and ostentation.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Here at lastWe shall be freethe Almighty hath not builtHere for his envy, will not drive us henceHere we may reign secure, and in my choiceTo reign is worth ambition though in HellBetter to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.
John Milton
Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance
Frederick buechner, wishful thinking, 1973 - envy is the consuming desire to have everybody...

For not many men, the proverb saith, can love a friend whom fortune prospereth unenvying.
Aeschylus
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.
Francesco Petrarch
Alighieri dante - pride, envy, avarice - - these are the sparks...
Love looks through a telescope envy, through a microscope.
Josh Billings
Envy will merit, as its shade, pursue, But, like the shadow, proves the substance true.
Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
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.
Young
Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
Socrates
No evil is without its compensation. The less money, the less trouble the less favor, the less envy. Even in those cases which put us out of wits, it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss that troubles us.
Seneca
I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on.
Oscar Levant
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
Josh Billings
Envy can be a positive motivator. Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want.
Robert Bringle, quoted in Redbook
Our envy of others devours us most of all.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
There are many roads to hate, but envy is the shortest of them all.
Author Unknown
It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you.
Baltasar Gracian
Avarice, envy, pride, Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of all On Fire.
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
Envy, among other ingredients, has a mixture of love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good fortune.
William Hazlitt
Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
Horace, Odes
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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.
Bible, 1 Corinthians 13: 4 - 7
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 truest mark of being born with great qualities, is being born without envy.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
They envy the distinction I have won let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
Sallust
I envy people who drink - At least they know what to blame everything on.
Oscar Levant
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
Elbert Hubbard
The affluence of the rich excites the indignation of the poor, who are often both driven by want, and prompted by envy, to invade his possessions.
Adam Smith
Avarice, envy, pride, Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of allOn Fire.
Dante Alighieri