Envy lies between two beings equal in nature though unequal in circumstances.
There is but one man who can believe himself free from envy; and it is he who has never examined his own heart.
All envy is proportionate to desire.
Envy, like flame, blackens that which is above it, and which it cannot reach.
No metal can--no, not the hangman's axe--bear half the keenness of thy sharp envy.
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.
Who among us hasn't envied a cat's ability to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax completely?
You can't be envious and happy at the same time
I envy people who drink - at least they know what to blame everything on.
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.
Have you noticed that weak people are the ones who delight to show you how weak you are, while, at the same time, strong people are the ones who delight to show you how strong you are?
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!
No man likes to be surpassed by those of this own level.
Envy feeds on the living. It ceases when they are dead.
Envy depreciates the genius of the great Homer.
Nothing sharpens sight like envy
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