Envy Quotes

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

Envy is an insult to oneself.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Whoever feels pain in hearing a good character of his neighbor will feel a pleasure in the reverse; and those who despair to rise in distinction by their virtues are happy if others can be depressed to a level with themselves.

John Marshall Barker

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.

J. Beaumont

When we envy another, we make their virtue our vice.

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

Those who raise envy will easily incur censure.

Charles Churchill

Envy lies between two beings equal in nature though unequal in circumstances.

Jeremy Collier

Envy is the antagonist of the fortunate.


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

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.


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

John Gay

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Updated On : October 15, 2013
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