Envy Quotes

Envy is like a fly that passes all the body's sounder parts, and dwells upon the sores

Arthur Chapman

Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead

Mark Twain

Envy eats nothing but its own heart

German Proverb

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.

Bertrand Russell

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

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

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

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

Lloyd Chudley Alexander
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