Envy Quotes

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.

Charles Churchill

Envy! eldest-born of hell!

Charles Jennens of Gopsall

No man likes to be surpassed by those of this own level.

Titus Livy

Envy feeds on the living. It ceases when they are dead.


Envy assails the noblest: the winds howl around the highest peaks. Author:


Envy depreciates the genius of the great Homer.


Envy will merit as its shade pursue, But like a shadow, proves the substance true.

Alexander Pope

Nothing sharpens sight like envy

Thomas Fuller

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Arthur Chapman

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.

Fulton J. Sheen

Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.

Gore Vidal

The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.

FranÁois de La Rochefoucauld

It was well said that envy keeps no holidays.

Francis Bacon

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Updated On : October 15, 2013
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