Envy Quotes

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

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
Elbert Hubbard
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
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
John milton - here at lastwe shall be freethe almighty hath not...

Envy can be a positive motivator. Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want.
Robert Bringle, quoted in Redbook
Envy will merit, as its shade, pursue, But, like the shadow, proves the substance true.
Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
Alighieri dante - pride, envy, avarice - - these are the sparks...
Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
Socrates
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
Sallust
Avarice, envy, pride, Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of all On Fire.
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
Our envy of others devours us most of all.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you.
Baltasar Gracian
The truest mark of being born with great qualities, is being born without envy.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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
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
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
There are many roads to hate, but envy is the shortest of them all.
Author Unknown
They envy the distinction I have won let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
Sallust
Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
Horace, Odes
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
I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on.
Oscar Levant
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
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
Love looks through a telescope envy, through a microscope.
Josh Billings
Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
Josh Billings
I envy people who drink - At least they know what to blame everything on.
Oscar Levant
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
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
Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance