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Envies Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Envies

Please enjoy these Envies Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

Related topics: Wisdom Values Buddhist Envy Comparison Inner-Peace

If I were reincarnated, I'd want to come back a buzzard.
Nothing hates him or envies him or wants him or needs him.
He is never bothered or in danger, and he can eat anything.
- William Faulkner

The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet.
- William Hazlitt

I cannot think of any character below the flatterer,
except he who envies him.
- Richard Steele

 

A man who envies our family is a man who needs help.
- Yeardley Smith

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.
Take off all your envies, jealousies,
unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
- Cesare Pavese

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

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The Principal Causes of Our Suffering
are Our Expectations and Our Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Keep your attention focused entirely
on what is truly your own concern,
and be clear that what belongs to others
is their business and none of yours.
- Epictetus

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
- Socrates

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Envy breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb

The jealous are troublesome to others,
but a torment to themselves.
- William Penn

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.
- William Arthur Ward

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike;
there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Small people never learn to be indifferent;
they either envy or pity.
- Anonymous

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

Love looks through a telescope;
envy, through a microscope.
- Josh Billings

Never trust anyone who wants what you've got.
Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
- Eubie Blake

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms
an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
- Elbert Hubbard

Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where
they want when they want.
They have the kind of mobility many people envy.
- Roger Tory Peterson

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates

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

I don't envy men and I certainly wouldn't like to become one now.
- Louise Brown

Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority:
envy our uneasiness under it.
- William Shenstone

O!
what a Godlike Power is that of doing Good!
I envy the Rich and the Great for nothing else!
- Samuel Richardson

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

Far less envy in America than in France,
and far less wit.
- Stendhal

Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the
harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we
let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Envy is never general, but always very particular -
at least envy of the kind one feels strongly.
- Joseph Epstein

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

Communism possesses a language which every people can understand -
its elements are hunger,
envy, and death.
- Heinrich Heine

Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the
poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
- Horace

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

God's truth judges created things out of love,
and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I envy the dead.
- William Mulholland

A person is born with feelings of envy and hate.
If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime,
and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned.
- Xun Zi

I defer to all these other American poets who,
for some reason, I both envy and admire.
- Charles Olson

I do not envy the headache you will have when you awake.
In the meantime, dream of large women.
- Cary Elwes

This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy,
for contempt too high.
- Abraham Cowley

Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ,
I commit the sin of envy.
- Simone Weil

Of the seven deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all.
- Joseph Epstein

Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy.
Never underestimate that.
- Oliver Stone

Envy, my son, wears herself away, and droops like a
lamb under the influence of the evil eye.
- Jacopo Sannazaro

I have never been given to envy - save for the envy
I feel toward those people who have the ability to
make a marriage work and endure happily.
- Paul Getty

Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career
woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep.
- Helen Gurley Brown

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory;
the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
- George Bancroft

The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.
- Jim Rohn

I'd the upbringing a nun would envy.
Until I was fifteen I was more familiar with Africa than my own body.
- Joe Orton

Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present.
- Chi Chi Rodriguez

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

If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape,
it would be the shape of a boomerang.
- Charley Reese

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

The United States transportation system is the envy of the world.
- Jerry Costello

Envy is an insult to oneself.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

To walk behind others on a road you are traveling together,
to give precedence to others without envy -
this is painful for an individual and painful for a nation.
- Gustav Stresemann

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books,
I live without envy.
- Lope de Vega

Loyalty will not permit envy, hate, and uncharitableness
to creep into our public thinking.
- Bainbridge Colby

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

Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home.
- Thornton Wilder

To venture upon an undertaking of any kind,
even the most insignificant, is to sacrifice to envy.
- Emile M. Cioran

Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set
on fire the hearts of all men.
- Dante Alighieri

Though by whim, envy, or resentment led,
they damn those authors whom they never read.
- Charles Churchill

Envy like fire always makes for the highest points.
- Titus Livius

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
- Heraclitus

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

There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day;
the reason is that people can commend it without envy.
- William Shenstone


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