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He who goes unenvied shall not be admired. (Aeschylus)

Envy derives from insecurity. (Igor Babailov)

Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and where there is no comparison, no envy. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion. (John Berger)

An envious heart can't be original. (Toba Beta)

pain, n. An uncomfortable frame of mind that may have a physical basis in something that is being done to the body, or may be purely mental, caused by the good fortune of another. (Ambrose Bierce)

envy, n. Emulation adapted to the meanest capacity. (Ambrose Bierce)

When we envy another, we make their virtue our vice. (Nicolas Boileau)

The company of certain people may excite our generosity and sensitivity, while that of others awakens our competitiveness and envy. (Alain de Botton)

Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks. (Thomas Browne)

Envy is for people who don%u2019t have the self-esteem to be jealous. (Benson Bruno)

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. (Siddhartha Gautama, Buddha)

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

As a moth gnaws a garment, so doth envy consume a man. (Saint John Chrysostom)

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

Envy and wrath shorten the life. (Ecclesiasticus)

Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of. (Henry Fielding)

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

Nothing sharpens sight like envy. (Thomas Fuller)

Don't envy others' success. Be generous-spirited and congratulate whole-heartedly. (Irwin Greenberg)

Envy is a littleness of soul, which cannot see beyond a certain point, and if it does not occupy the whole space feels itself excluded. (William Hazlitt)

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

Envy feels not its own happiness, but when it may be compared with the misery of others. (Samuel Johnson)

You have been overcome; and whether you are overcome by envy or by a so-called noble influence, you are still a slave, you are not free. (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

Sympathy one receives for nothing, envy must be earned. (Robert Lembke)

I envy people who drink - at least they know what to blame everything on. (Oscar Levant)

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Envy is blind, and she has no other quality than that of detracting from virtue. (Titus Livy)

The man who keeps busy helping the man below him won't have time to envy the man above him. (Henrietta Mears)

It stirs up envy, fame does. People feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you - and it won't hurt your feelings - like it's happening to your clothing. (Marilyn Monroe)

Keep yourselves far from envy; it eateth up and taketh away good actions, like as fire eateth up and burneth wood. (Muhammad)

Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self-worth. Each of us has something to give that no one else has. (Elizabeth O'Connor)

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

Envy is a pain of mind that successful men cause their neighbors. (Onasander)

Envy aims very high. (Ovid)

The heavier crop is ever in others' fields. (Ovid)

There is much less envy of the rich by the poor than there is of the happy by the unhappy; by those who believe by those who don't believe. (Dennis Prager)

Envy shoots at others and wounds itself. (English proverb)

Envy eats nothing but its own heart. (German proverb)

We spend our time envying people who we wouldn't like to be. (Jean Rostand)

Fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion. (Rumi)

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. (Bertrand Russell)

The envious man thinks that if his neighbor breaks a leg, he will be able to walk better himself. (Helmut Schoeck)

When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there. (Cecil Selig)

Envy is the ulcer of the soul. (Socrates)

When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad. (Tacitus)

Nothing is more subtly destructive than a closed circle of artists feeding on one another. Envy grows from insignificant differences between people, not from overwhelming inequalities... it was envy that forced them to emulate each other, not esteem. (Alexander Theroux)

Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead. (Mark Twain)

You can't be envious and happy at the same time. (Frank Tyger)

I appreciate my paintings to the point that I do not envy anyone. (Milos Vujasinovic)

Envy is an insult to oneself. (Yevgeny Yevtushenko)

Analyze yourself. All emotions are reflected in the body and mind. Envy and fear cause the face to pale, love makes it glow. (Paramahansa Yogananda)


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