Capitalism is founded on greed and envy
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
Envy consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations. If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon, but Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander, I daresay, envied Hercules, who never existed.
Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead
Envy is like a fly that passes all the body's sounder parts, and dwells upon the sores
Envy is blind, and she has no other quality than that of detracting from virtue
Sympathy one receives for nothing, envy must be earned.
Bless the upward hearts who find all war, all envy, and all regret to be unacceptable, especially inside themselves.
Envy is ignorance. Imitation is suicide.
I envy animals for two things - their ignorance of evil to come, and their ignorance of what is said about them.
With that malignant envy which turns pale, And sickens, even if a friend prevail.
Envy! eldest-born of hell!
Envy feeds on the living. It ceases when they are dead.
Envy depreciates the genius of the great Homer.
Nothing sharpens sight like envy
Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.
Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the fairest fruit; like a cunning bloodhound, it singles out the fattest deer in the flock. Abraham's riches were the Philistines' envy; and Jacob's blessing bred Esau's hatred.
Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred.
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.
Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.
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
Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.
Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit.
And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man's envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. The fool folds his hands and ruins himself. Better one hand with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.
Youth enters the world with very happy prejudices in her own favor. She imagines herself not only certain of accomplishing every adventure, but of obtaining those rewards which the accomplishment may deserve. She is not easily persuaded to believe that the force of merit can be resisted by obstinacy and avarice, or its luster darkened by envy and malignity.