Quotations on Envy

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It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Men, Friend, Character, Envy, Honor)

Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Men, Envy, Fire, Pride)

I go about looking at horses and cattle. They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, bear their young. I am sick with envy of them.
- Sherwood Anderson
(Keywords: Work, Love, Envy, Horses)

Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Men, Envy, Jealousy)

Envy's a coal comes hissing hot from Hell.
- Philip James Bailey
(Keywords: Envy, Hell)

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
- George Bancroft
(Keywords: Envy, Glory, Respect)

Envy is human nature.
- Monica Bellucci
(Keywords: Nature, Envy, Human nature)

Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion.
- John Berger
(Keywords: Being, Emotion, Envy, Glamour)

God's truth judges created things out of love, and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Keywords: God, Love, Truth, Envy, Hatred, Judges, Satan)

In Britain, because I live here, I can also run into problems of envy and competition. But all this is just in a day's work for a writer. You can't put stuff out there without someone calling you a complete fool. Oh, well.
- Alain de Botton
(Keywords: Work, Competition, Day, Envy, Fool, Problems, Writer)

Yes, free markets tend to produce unequal incomes. We should not be ashamed of that. On the contrary, our system is the envy of the world and should be a source of pride.
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Keywords: Envy, Pride, World)

Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep.
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Keywords: Successful, Career, Envy, Now, Woman)

I don't envy men and I certainly wouldn't like to become one now.
- Louise Brown
(Keywords: Men, Envy, Now)

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- Buddha
(Keywords: Peace, Envy, Mind)

If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
- George Byron
(Keywords: Wisdom, Certainty, Envy, Fool, Self)

Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
- Abraham Cahan
(Keywords: Heart, Conceit, Envy, Fight)

Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.
- Charles Churchill
(Keywords: Envy, Resentment, Whim)

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Failure, Virtue, Envy, Ignorance, Misery, Philosophy, Sharing, Socialism)

Loyalty will not permit envy, hate, and uncharitableness to creep into our public thinking.
- Bainbridge Colby
(Keywords: Envy, Hate, Loyalty, Public, Thinking, Will)

The United States transportation system is the envy of the world.
- Jerry Costello
(Keywords: Envy, states, United, World)

This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy, for contempt too high.
- Abraham Cowley
(Keywords: Lie, Contempt, Envy, May)

On the one hand, people think they own kids; they feel that they have the right to tell the kids what to do. On the other hand, people envy kids. We'd like to be kids our whole lives. Kids get to do what they do. They live on their instincts.
- David Duchovny
(Keywords: People, Envy, Kids, Right)

I do not envy the headache you will have when you awake. In the meantime, dream of large women.
- Cary Elwes
(Keywords: Women, Dream, Envy, Will)

In recompense, envy may be the subtlest - perhaps I should say the most insidious - of the seven deadly sins.
- Joseph Epstein
(Keywords: Envy, May)

Of the seven deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all.
- Joseph Epstein
(Keywords: Envy, Fun)

When I went to Philadelphia I was 26 years old and really sitting on top of the world. Family life, a professional career, plenty of friends and associates, and a good reputation, a wish list that could be the envy of many.
- Julius Erving
(Keywords: Family, Life, Career, Envy, Friends, Old, Reputation, World, Years)

Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation.
- Henry Fielding
(Keywords: Envy, Worth)

Our citizens and those who have gone before us charted the broad outlines of where we need to go, and they would envy our opportunity to translate those dreams into action. And I believe they will judge us very harshly should we fail to act.
- Dave Freudenthal
(Keywords: Dreams, Opportunity, Action, Envy, Will)

There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as moral indignation, which permits envy or to be acted out under the guise of virtue.
- Erich Fromm
(Keywords: Virtue, Envy, Feeling)

Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.
- John Gay
(Keywords: Envy, Fools, May, Praise)

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Keywords: Envy, Hate, Hatred)

It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you.
- Baltasar Gracian
(Keywords: Envy, May, Order)

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 Chandler Haliburton
(Keywords: Love, Mother, Envy, First, Smile, Smiles, Woman, Words)

I don't work a five-day week as a rule, and I've managed to fill that time up. It hasn't been that hard. I volunteer at school. I'm working because I love it. Yet, I don't not envy women who have a stay-at-home job, because you miss stuff.
- Deidre Hall
(Keywords: Love, Time, Women, Work, Envy, Job, School)

Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune.
- William Hazlitt
(Keywords: Love, Envy, Justice)

I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt.
- Ben Hecht
(Keywords: Wealth, Envy, Guilt, Man, Poor, Poverty)

Communism possesses a language which every people can understand - its elements are hunger, envy, and death.
- Heinrich Heine
(Keywords: Death, People, Communism, Envy, Hunger, Language)

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
(Keywords: Competition, Envy, Living, Praise)

I envy people who can just look at a sunset. I wonder how you can shoot it. There is nothing more grotesque to me than a vacation.
- Dustin Hoffman
(Keywords: People, Envy, Nothing, Sunset, Vacation, Wonder)

I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Keywords: Equality, Envy, Passion, Respect)

Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
- Horace
(Keywords: Envy, Poverty)

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
- Elbert Hubbard
(Keywords: Gods, Being, Ecstasy, Envy, Joy)

The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring.
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Envy, Hate)

There is nothing more important to our Nation's future, to our homeland security, and to our economy than ensuring we have a top-notch educational system that is the envy of the world.
- Jim Jeffords
(Keywords: Economy, Envy, Future, Nation, Nothing, Security, World)

One of the greatest things drama can do, at it's best, is to redefine the words we use every day such as love, home, family, loyalty and envy. Tragedy need not be a downer.
- Ben Kingsley
(Keywords: Family, Home, Love, Day, Drama, Envy, Loyalty, Tragedy, Words)

I'm still not a great reader, but my wife is and my daughters are, and I envy them. I think I got into a bad habit of trying to do something all the time, instead of trying to sit down and take my time a little bit.
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Keywords: Time, Wife, Habit, Daughters, Envy, Trying)

Skating takes up 70 percent of my time, school about 25 percent. Having fun and talking to my friends, 5 percent. It's hard. I envy other kids a lot of things, but I get a guilt trip when I'm not training.
- Michelle Kwan
(Keywords: Time, Envy, Friends, Fun, Guilt, Kids, School, Talking, Training)

Envy like fire always makes for the highest points.
- Titus Livius
(Keywords: Envy, Fire)

We need criminals to identify ourselves with, to secretly envy and to stoutly punish. They do for us the forbidden, illegal things we wish to do.
- Karl A. Menninger
(Keywords: Envy, Forbidden)

Large parties given to very young children... foster the passions of vanity and envy, and produce a love of dress and display which is very repulsive in the character of a child.
- Susanna Moodie
(Keywords: Love, Character, Children, Dress, Envy, Vanity)



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