Envy Quotes

Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart, like a viper in its hole.

Honore de Balzac

Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.

Josh Billings

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

Aeschylus

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.

Stendhal

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

Montaigne

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

Susan Sontag
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