Envy Quotes

The envious man thinks that if his neighbor breaks a leg, he will be able to walk better himself

Helmut Schoeck

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.

Antisthenes

The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.

Baltasar Gracian

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

Harold Coffin

Envy shoots at others and wounds itself

English Proverb

Keep yourselves far from envy; it eateth up and taketh away good actions, like as fire eateth up and burneth wood

Muhammad

Envy is an insult to oneself.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

Francis Bacon, Sr.

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

Saint John Chrysostom

On the way there is no harder pass than this: fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion.

Mevlana Rumi

Indeed envy is a defect; worse than any other.

Mevlana Rumi

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

Aeschylus

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

Josh Billings

Mediocrity doesn't mean average intelligence, it means an average intelligence that resents and envies its betters.

Ayn Rand

Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every other sin hath some pleasure annexed to it, or will admit of an excuse; envy alone wants both. Other sins last but for awhile; the gut may be satisfied, anger remits, hatred hath an end, envy never ceaseth.

Robert Burton

There is but one man who can believe himself free from envy; and it is he who has never examined his own heart.

Claude Arien Helvetius

All envy is proportionate to desire.

Samuel Johnson

Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Envy, like flame, blackens that which is above it, and which it cannot reach.

Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn

No metal can--no, not the hangman's axe--bear half the keenness of thy sharp envy.

William Shakespeare

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

Tacitus

Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.

John Gay

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

Arthur Chapman

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Updated On : October 15, 2013
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