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


Indeed envy is a defect; worse than any other.

Mevlana Rumi

As a moth gnaws a garment, so doth envy consume a man.

Saint John Chrysostom

Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and where there is no comparison, no envy.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

Envy is an insult to oneself.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Envy shoots at others and wounds itself

English Proverb

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.

Harold Coffin

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


Silence is the safest response for all the contradiction that arises from impertinence, vulgarity, or envy.

Johann Georg von Zimmermann

Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.

Dorothy Parker

Other passions have objects to flatter them, and seem to content and satisfy them for a while; there is power in ambition, pleasure in luxury, and pelf in covetousness; but envy can gain nothing but vexation


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

Susan Sontag

If an American is to amount to anything he must rely upon himself, and not upon the State; he must take pride in his own work, instead of sitting idle to envy the luck of others. He must face life with resolute courage, win victory if he can, and accept defeat if he must, without seeking to place on his fellow man a responsibility which is not theirs

Theodore Roosevelt

Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.

Jaques D'ambroise

Oh come, please come, to the Poor Mouth Fair Where the Saints kneel round in their underwear And say out prayers that most need saying For needful sinners who've forgotten praying; And in every alcove and niche you spy The living dead who envy the long since gone Who never wished to die.

Ray Douglas Bradbury
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