ENVY QUOTES Quotes

Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home

Thornton Wilder

I envy people who drink - at least they know what to blame everything on.

Oscar Levant

Envy has the ugliness of a trapped rat that has gnawed its own foot in its effort to escape.

Angus Wilson

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

Susan Sontag

Capitalism is founded on greed and envy

Charles Long

Envy is the basis of Democracy

Bertrand Russell

Pride is seldom delicate, it will please itself with very mean advantages; and envy feels not its own happiness, but when it may be compared with the misery of others

Samuel Johnson

Jealousy is simply and clearly the fear that you do not have value. Jealousy scans for evidence to prove the point - that others will be preferred and rewarded more than you. There is only one alternative - self-value. If you cannot love yourself, you will not believe that you are loved. You will always think it's a mistake or luck. Take your eyes off others and turn the scanner within. Find the seeds of your jealousy, clear the old voices and experiences. Put all the energy into building your personal and emotional security. Then you will be the one others envy, and you can remember the pain and reach out to them.

Jennifer James

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

Simone Weil

Great honours are great burdens, but on whom They are cast with envy, he doth bear two loads. His cares must still be double to his joys, In any dignity.

Ben Jonson

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

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

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

There is much less envy of the rich by the poor than there is of the happy by the unhappy; by those who believe by those who don’t believe.

Dennis Prager

Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men

Dante Alighieri

A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love.

Thomas C. Haliburton

Few men have the natural strength to honour a friend's success without envy.

Aeschylus

If the crow had been satisfied to eat his prey in silence, he would have had more meat and less quarreling and envy.

Horace, Epistles

The world of empirical morality consists for the most part of nothing but ill will and envy.

Goethe

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

In the race of men is much greed and envy; but of truth, little.

Lloyd Chudley Alexander

The best means by which a slave seeks proximity to God after recognising Him, is praying, benevolence to the parents, and abandonment of envy, self-conceit and vaunting.

Musa al-Kadhim

These golden matters Of Gyges and his treasuries Are no concern of mine. Jealousy has no power over me, Nor do I envy a god his work, And I do not burn to rule. Such things have no Fascination for my eyes.

Archilochus

Pride, Envy, and Avarice are the three sparks that have set these hearts on fire.

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