Envy Quotes

Alexander solzhenitsyn - our envy of others devours us most of all....
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Aeschylus, Agamemnon

I envy people who drink - At least they know what to blame everything on.
Oscar Levant
Envy will merit, as its shade, pursue, But, like the shadow, proves the substance true.
Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
Envy can be a positive motivator. Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want.
Robert Bringle, quoted in Redbook
Bible, 1 corinthians 13: 4 - 7 - love is patient, love is kind. it does not envy,...

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
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
Young - if we did but know how little some enjoy of the...
Avarice, envy, pride, Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of all On Fire.
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
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
Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance
Envy is the consuming desire to have everybody else as unsuccessful as you are.
Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking, 1973
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
Pride, envy, avarice - - These are the sparks have set on fire the souls of man.
Alighieri Dante
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
Avarice, envy, pride, Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of allOn Fire.
Dante Alighieri
I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on.
Oscar Levant
There are many roads to hate, but envy is the shortest of them all.
Author Unknown
The truest mark of being born with great qualities, is being born without envy.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
For not many men, the proverb saith, can love a friend whom fortune prospereth unenvying.
Aeschylus
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
Love looks through a telescope envy, through a microscope.
Josh Billings
It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you.
Baltasar Gracian
Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
Horace, Odes
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
Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
Socrates
Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
Josh Billings
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
Elbert Hubbard
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
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
Sallust
They envy the distinction I have won let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
Sallust