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Envy quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#1. The applause we give those who are new to society often proceeds from a secret envying of those already established. #Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Envy quotes by Havelock Ellis
#2. Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive. #Quote by Havelock Ellis
Envy quotes by John Gay
#3. Who hath not heard the rich complain Of surfeits, and corporeal pain? He barr'd from every use of wealth, Envies the ploughman's strength and health. #Quote by John Gay
Envy quotes by Katherine Boo
#4. She had seen behind the obvious truth
that Mumbai was a hive of hope and ambition
to a profitable corollary. Mumbai was a place of festering grievance and ambient envy. Was there a soul in this enriching, unequal city who didn't blame his dissatisfaction on someone else? #Quote by Katherine Boo
Envy quotes by Carrie Fisher
#5. I envy people who have the capacity to sit with another human being and find them endlessly interesting, I would rather watch TV. Of course this becomes eventually known to the other person. #Quote by Carrie Fisher
Envy quotes by Wendelin Van Draanen
#6. So there I was, with the two hottest girls on campus, having lunch. I was "the man", the envy of every other guy in our school.
Buddy, I was miserable."
-Bryce Loski #Quote by Wendelin Van Draanen
Envy quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#7. Work while they talk, strive while they mock, persevere while they jeer, succeed while they hate. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Envy quotes by W.P. Kinsella
#8. I am more than a little jealous that the wonder I am party to has been sprinkled over Salinger's gray head. #Quote by W.P. Kinsella
Envy quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#9. Envy is more incapable of reconciliation than hatred is. #Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Envy quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#10. All sorrows in life stem from the lack of cake. If you had your own cake, you wouldn't bother trying to take away the other person's cake! And, if the cake you had were beautiful enough, you wouldn't bother trying to melt the icing on that other person's cake! And if you always had a very beautiful cake that was always beautiful enough, then you would have a smile on your face all the time and wouldn't even care if other people were enjoying their own cakes! Because you'd be enjoying yours, too! Therefore, I hereby decree that all sorrows can be fixed by many beautiful cakes! Bake a cake! #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Envy quotes by Thomas Brooks
#11. Ambition is a gilded misery, a secret poison, a hidden plague, the engineer of deceit, the mother of hypocrisy, the parent of envy, the original of vices, the moth of holiness, the blinder of hearts, turning medicines into maladies, and remedies into diseases. #Quote by Thomas Brooks
Envy quotes by Douglas Clegg
#12. He put his hand over my mouth. His hand felt warm, full of blood, the hand of a living man. "Death is a gift, so long as it is nature's hand. But this," he drew his hand away, and nodded toward the dead man in the grass. "When we are called back unnaturally, Death demands a price, for there is always a balance. If I am alive, then someone else must die before his time. This is what you have done. But he is the lucky one. He is at peace. I know what awaits him, and I envy him. #Quote by Douglas Clegg
Envy quotes by Richard John Neuhaus
#13. Consumerism is, quite precisely, the consuming of life by the things consumed. It is living in a manner that is measured by having rather than being ... and consumerism is hardly the sin of the rich. The poor, driven by discontent and envy, may be as consumed by what they do not have as the rich are consumed by what they do have. The question is not, certainly not most importantly, a question about economics. It is first and foremost a cultural and moral problem requiring a cultural and moral remedy. #Quote by Richard John Neuhaus
Envy quotes by Greg Forster
#14. Liberals and conservatives tend to view the economy in purely materialistic terms. They make growth, security, and prosperity ends in themselves. They exalt enlightened self-interest. They tell us that productive work is the fundamental source of human dignity.

But for Christians, (Greg) Forster insists, the materialistic view is a lie. The modern economic man is prone to workaholism, Envy, greed, anxiety, and a host of other ills. The great task for Christians is to become, broadly speaking, innovative entrepreneurs: people who are not only more productive in their work then there would be leaving neighbors, but also more creative, generous, honest, and humane. #Quote by Greg Forster
Envy quotes by J.T. Geissinger
#15. People make the mistake of thinking that experiencing an emotion means you have to do something about it. In fact, you don't have to do anything with your emotions at all. You can simply acknowledge them as they arrive – oh, look, that old bitch Envy is back again – then go about your business.
It's the clinging to emotion that causes suffering … A wiser choice is to let it go and breathe. #Quote by J.T. Geissinger
Envy quotes by Joshua Ferris
#16. Don't think I'm not haunted knowing that I might be missing out on things that I'd much prefer not to be missing out on. I am haunted, Betsy. You think I alienate myself from society? Of course I alienate myself from society. It's the only way I know of not being constantly reminded of all the ways I'm alienated from society. That doesn't mean I have anything against other people. Envy them? Of course. Marvel at them? Constantly. Secretly study them? Every day. I just don't get any closer to understanding them. And liking something you don't understand, estranged from it without reason, longing to commune with it - who'd ask for it? I ask you, Betsy - who would ask for it? #Quote by Joshua Ferris
Envy quotes by Dannielle Wicks
#17. Clouds buzz by, unaware of the scary world below them. I envy them. I envy the easy way that they live and die. They never have to worry about tomorrow and what horrors or death it might bring. #Quote by Dannielle Wicks
Envy quotes by Timothy Keller
#18. Lord, there has never been a human society without overweening pride at the top and bitter envy at the bottom. That is why if the "have-nots" ever overthrow the "haves" they become the same. #Quote by Timothy Keller
Envy quotes by Ovid
#19. Envy, the meanest of vices, creeps on the ground like a serpent. #Quote by Ovid
Envy quotes by Ethan Canin
#20. An infant, in his first sleepiness, must let go of the world; a man must learn to die. What comes between are the grains of sand. Ambition. Loss. Envy. Desire. Hatred. Love. Tenderness. Joy. Shame. Loneliness. Ecstasy. Ache. Surrender. #Quote by Ethan Canin
Envy quotes by Neel Burton
#21. Resentment is a powerful and corrosive force, both on the slippery left and the slippery right, and the history of humankind can largely be read as a history of resentment. Aside from a profound philosophy of capital, what we really need is a profound psychology and philosophy of resentment. We must learn to live for ourselves, without reference to the other, and, at the same time, to rise above and beyond ourselves. Or else history will keep repeating itself, and our life will be a living death. #Quote by Neel Burton
Envy quotes by Richard Brookhiser
#22. Dominance can be a tempration to division. "There are so many of us, we can afford to fight amongst ourselves. #Quote by Richard Brookhiser
Envy quotes by Monica Furlong
#23. If envy was not such a tearing thing to feel it would be the most comic of sins. It is usually, if not always, based on a complete misunderstanding of another person's situation. #Quote by Monica Furlong
Envy quotes by Eric Weiner
#24. Money matters but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important. So are friends. Envy is toxic. So is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. #Quote by Eric Weiner
Envy quotes by Khaled Hosseini
#25. I was an only, and often lonely, child. After they'd had me, my parents, who'd met back in Pakistan when they were both around forty, had decided against tempting fate a second time. I remember how I would eye with envy all the kids in our neighborhood, in my school, who had a little brother or sister. How bewildered I was by the way some of them treated each other, oblivious to their own good luck. They acted like wild dogs. Pinching, hitting, pushing, betraying one another any way they could think of. Laughing about it too. They wouldn't speak to one another. I didn't understand. Me, I spent most of my early years craving a sibling. #Quote by Khaled Hosseini
Envy quotes by Ichiro Kishimi
#26. Look, no matter how much you want to be Y, you cannot be reborn as him. You are not Y. It's okay for you to be you. However, I am not saying it's fine to be 'just as you are'. If you are unable to really feel happy, then it's clear that things aren't right just as they are. You've got to put one foot in front of the other, and not stop. #Quote by Ichiro Kishimi
Envy quotes by Rick Riordan
#27. One of the natural consequences of being so awesome is that I attracted envy from all quarters. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Envy quotes by Jeff Wheeler
#28. Is it not strange that the more someone has, the less he feels he has? Envy can never be sated. #Quote by Jeff Wheeler
Envy quotes by Lawrence Durrell
#29. The loved object is simply one that has shared an experience at the same moment of time, narcissistically; and the desire to be near the beloved object is at first not due to the idea of possessing it, but simply to let the two experiences compare themselves, like reflections in different mirrors. All this may precede the first look, kiss, or touch; precede ambition, pride, or envy; precede the first declarations which mark the turning point - for from here love degenerates into habit, possession, and back to loneliness. #Quote by Lawrence Durrell
Envy quotes by Erin Hunter
#30. Stop it, you two!" Spiderleg's stern mew echoed around the hollow as he separated his kits. "We were just playing," Toadkit complained. "Well, play something quieter!" Spiderleg snapped. "I don't envy you, Graystripe. Two kits are hard enough." Then he yelped in pain. "When I told you to play something else, Toadkit, I didn't mean attacking my tail! #Quote by Erin Hunter
Envy quotes by Alexander Pope
#31. The Wit of Cheats, the Courage of a Whore,
Are what ten thousand envy and adore:
All, all look up, with reverential Awe,
At crimes that 'scape, or triumph o'er the Law:
While Truth, Worth, Wisdom, daily they decry-`
'Nothing is sacred now but Villainy'

- Epilogue to the Satires, Dialogue I #Quote by Alexander Pope
Envy quotes by Takayuki Yamaguchi
#32. He had been dazzled. Because of the dazzling brightness, he had had to kill [Seigen]. All who had encountered Seigen had had their hearts stolen by that brightness. That envy had turned to malice. #Quote by Takayuki Yamaguchi
Envy quotes by Israelmore Ayivor
#33. People who hate you because of a mere jealousy over your success hurt themselves in disguise. This is because you carry an image of who they wish they had become. Don't hate them back because they may also become like you one day and it will mean hurting that image you carry! #Quote by Israelmore Ayivor
Envy quotes by Harold S. Kushner
#34. Perhaps that is the only cure for jealousy, to realize that the people we resent and envy for having what we lack, probably have wounds
and scars of their own. They may even be envying us. #Quote by Harold S. Kushner
Envy quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#35. It is very easy for people to be kind to those who are less fortunate than they are. What's not easy, is for people to be kind to those whom they find intimidating, to those they feel best them in one way or another. I admire a person who can be kind to someone who outshines them. Now that's solid kindness. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Envy quotes by Erica Jong
#36. Is there not an Arabick Proverb which goes, 'No one throws Stones at a Barren Tree'? #Quote by Erica Jong
Envy quotes by Bindu
#37. Women who understand how powerful they are do not give into envy over meaningless things, instead they fight to maintain the beautiful bond of the sisterhood. These are the real women who know that we need each other's love & support to survive in this world. Love is the essence of being a woman. We must be that light of love that seals the bond & unique beauty of our sisterhood. #Quote by Bindu
Envy quotes by Lois Duncan
#38. We are the wise. Do not envy us - We who are too wise to draw near the fire Lest we get burned; We who are too wise to love Lest love should vanish and we be hurt. We are the wise. Do not envy us our wisdom - We who are too wise to live Lest we should die. #Quote by Lois Duncan
Envy quotes by Arlene Dahl
#39. Every time you envy someone you use a muscle in your face to disadvantage. If you do it only once or twice, it can be erased. But over a period of years, those muscles will tighten your mouth, narrow your eyes, and help destroy your attractiveness. #Quote by Arlene Dahl
Envy quotes by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
#40. I shot her because she had just killed my best friend and my worst enemy with a single hand -grenade.
This episode made me sorry to be alive , made me envy stones.
I would rather have been a stone at the service of the Natural Order #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Envy quotes by Toni Morrison
#41. But the truth was she could not bear to be around thier undead,healthy children.More than envy she felt that each laughing redcheeked child of thiers was an accusation of failure,a mockery of her own. #Quote by Toni Morrison
Envy quotes by Washington Allston
#42. The most common disguise of Envy is in praise of what is subordinate. #Quote by Washington Allston
Envy quotes by Bangambiki Habyarimana
#43. Only dogs know and respect their masters. This is a rare characteristic of men who secretly envy their masters and wish their downfall. #Quote by Bangambiki Habyarimana
Envy quotes by Alan W. Hirshfeld
#44. If there was one overriding element to Faraday's character, it was humility. His 'conviction of deficiency,' as he called it, stemmed in part from his deep religiosity and affected practically every facet of his life. Thus Faraday approached both his science and his everyday conduct unhampered by ego, envy, or negative emotion. In his work, he assumed the inevitability of error and failure; whenever possible, he harnessed these as guides toward further investigation. Faraday adhered to no particular school of scientific thought. Nor did he flinch when a favored hypothesis fell to the rigors of experiment. #Quote by Alan W. Hirshfeld
Envy quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#45. Blessings are just curses that other people envy. #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Envy quotes by Anthony Scaramucci
#46. A lot of people don't understand how a lot of money is being made. There's a combination of fear related to that, envy, distrust that gets filtered into that. #Quote by Anthony Scaramucci
Envy quotes by Colson Whitehead
#47. Looking at them now as folks chased in and out, getting ready, it was hard for Cora to image a time when the fourteen cabins hadn't been there. For all the wear, the complaints from deep in the wood at every step, the cabins had the always-quality of the hills to the west, of the creek that bisected the property. The cabins radiated permanence and in turn summed timeless feelings in those who lived and died in them: envy and spite. If they'd left more space between the old cabins and the new cabins it would have spared a lot of grief over the years. #Quote by Colson Whitehead
Envy quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#48. Men are often so foolish as to boast and value themselves upon their passions, even those that are most vicious. But envy is a passion so full of cowardice and shame that no one every ever had the confidence to own it. #Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Envy quotes by Sathya Sai Baba
#49. We must seek ways to solve difficulties such as hatred, envy and jealousy. #Quote by Sathya Sai Baba
Envy quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#50. I envy you your peace of mind, your clean conscience, your unpolluted memory. Little girl, a memory without blot of contamination must be an exquisite treasure-an inexhaustible source of pure refreshment: is it not? #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Envy quotes by Samuel Johnson
#51. Being married to those sleepy-souled women is just like playing at cards for nothing: no passion is excited and the time is filled up. I do not, however, envy a fellow one of those honeysuckle wives for my part, as they are but creepers at best and commonly destroy the tree they so tenderly cling about. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Envy quotes by Sumana Roy
#52. It was impossible to rush plants, to tell a tree to 'hurry up'. In envy, in admiration and with ambition, I began to call that pace 'Tree time'. #Quote by Sumana Roy
Envy quotes by Charles F. Glassman
#53. Staring at the light of another blinds the view of our own. #Quote by Charles F. Glassman
Envy quotes by Alexander Solschenizyn
#54. It has been known for centuries that Hunger . . . rules the world! (And all your Progressiv Doctrine is, incindentally, built on Hunger, on the thesis that hungry people will inevitable revolt against the well-fed.) Hunger rules every human being, unless he has himself consciously decided to die. Hunger, which forces an honest person to reach out and steal ("When the belly rumbles, conscience flees"). Hunger, which compels the most unselfish person to look with envy into someone else's bowl, and to try painfully to estimate what weight of ration his neighbor is receiving. Hunger, which darkens the brain and refuses to allow it to be distracted by anything else at all, or to think about anything else at all, or to speak about anything else at all except food, food, and food. Hunger, from which it is impossible to escape even in dreams -- dreams are about food, and insomnia is over food. #Quote by Alexander Solschenizyn
Envy quotes by Christopher Buehlman
#55. I assume you are the sort of person who would go backstage after the opera in hopes of hearing the prima donna crying on the telephone, or walking in on the baritone fellating the basso buffo. I respect that-I was always the same way myself-though I suspect you are not very happy. Happiness is the province of those who ask few questions. I remember, even before this was visited upon me, how I envied those who eagerly did what they were told: those who married without complaint at father's behest; those who looked up rather than sideways in church; those, in short, who honestly believed in God, good kings, and righteous wars. #Quote by Christopher Buehlman
Envy quotes by Virginia Alison
#56. A hint of jealously once in a while is not only natural but a compliment therefore, always smile and accept it graciously for it shows they care... #Quote by Virginia Alison
Envy quotes by Criss Jami
#57. Their doubt is your fuel for dreams. You just have to drive. #Quote by Criss Jami
Envy quotes by Arlie Russell Hochschild
#58. Each person's drive to overwork is unique, and doing too much numbs every workaholic's emotions differently. Sometimes overwork numbs depression, sometimes anger, sometimes envy, sometimes sexuality. Or the overworker runs herself ragged in a race for attention. #Quote by Arlie Russell Hochschild
Envy quotes by David Lagercrantz
#59. People are so unnecessarily negative about envy. It really ought to be struck off the list of deadly sins. #Quote by David Lagercrantz
Envy quotes by Honore De Balzac
#60. Emulation is not rivalry. Emulation is the child of ambition; rivalry is the unlovable daughter of envy. #Quote by Honore De Balzac
Envy quotes by Lev Grossman
#61. It was hard not to envy her. A phantom toll-booth, or a chariot of fire, probably. Drawn by thestrals. #Quote by Lev Grossman
Envy quotes by Marguerite Duras
#62. Yes, the heat lacerated the heart. And alone she resisted it, entire, virgin, the envy of the sea. #Quote by Marguerite Duras
Envy quotes by Robert Greene
#63. The problem is that you often do not know your friends as well as you imagine. Friends often agree on things in order to avoid an argument. They cover up their unpleasant qualities so as to not offend each other. They laugh extra hard at each other's jokes. Since honesty rarely strengthens friendship, you may never know how a friend truly feels. Friends will say that they love your poetry, adore your music, envy your taste in clothes - maybe they mean it, often they do not. When you decide to hire a friend, you gradually discover the qualities he or she has kept hidden. Strangely enough, it is your act of kindness that unbalances everything. #Quote by Robert Greene
Envy quotes by Chris Rock
#64. Jokes rot. They're not like songs. I always envy singers - Sting is always going to sing 'Roxanne'. But people want to hear new jokes. I've written jokes as good as 'Roxanne', I believe. But I can't tell them again. #Quote by Chris Rock
Envy quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#65. Live with a steady superiority over life-don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness; it is, after all, all the same: the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing. It is enough if you don't freeze in the cold and if thirst and hunger don't claw at your insides. If your back isn't broken, if your feet can walk, if both arms can bend, if both eyes can see, and if both ears can hear, then whom should you envy? And why? Our envy of others devours us most of all. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Envy quotes by Timothy Snyder
#66. In the euphoria of victory, Nazis tried to organize a boycott of Jewish shops. This was not very successful at first. But the practice of marking one firm as "Jewish" and another as "Aryan" with paint on the windows or walls did affect the way Germans thought about household economics. A shop marked "Jewish" had no future. It became an object of covetous plans. As property was marked as ethnic, envy transformed ethics. If shops could be "Jewish," what about other companies and properties? The wish that Jews might disappear, perhaps suppressed at first, rose as it was leavened by greed. Thus the Germans who marked shops as "Jewish" participated in the process by which Jews really did disappear - as did people who simply looked on. Accepting the markings as a natural part of the urban landscape was already a compromise with a murderous future. You #Quote by Timothy Snyder
Envy quotes by Erik Pevernagie
#67. When we feel related with our environment we are able to develop and improve the quality of our involvement, since connectedness and concern are remedies against ignorance and envy. ("I only needed a light ) #Quote by Erik Pevernagie
Envy quotes by Cary Elwes
#68. I do not envy the headache you will have when you awake. In the meantime, dream of large women. #Quote by Cary Elwes
Envy quotes by Helmut Schoeck
#69. Man's envy is at its most intense where all are almost equal; his calls for redistribution are loudest when there is virtually nothing to redistribute. #Quote by Helmut Schoeck
Envy quotes by Diana Palmer
#70. Pierce Hutton gave him a highly amused smile as they went over updated security information from the oil rig in the Caspian Sea.
"So you've finally decided to do something about Cecily," Peirce murmured. "It's about time. I was beginning to get used to that permanent scowl."
Tate glanced at him wryly. "I thought I was doing a great job of keeping her at arm's length. She's pregnant, now, of course," he volunteered.
The older man chuckled helplessly. "So much for keeping her at arm's length. When's the wedding?"
Tate's smile faded. "That's premature. She ran. I finally tracked her down, but now I have to convince her that I want to get married without having her think it's only because of the baby."
"I don't envy you the job," Pierce replied, his black eyes twinkling. "I had my own rocky road to marriage, if you recall."
"How's the baby these days?" he asked.
Pierce laughed with wholehearted delight. "We watch him instead of television. I never expected fatherhood to make such changes in me, in my life." He shook his head, with a faraway look claiming his eyes. "Sometimes I'm afraid it's all a dream and I'll wake up alone." He shifted, embarrassed. "You can have the time off. But who's going to handle your job while you're gone?"
"I thought I'd get you to put Colby Lane on the payroll." He held up his hand when Pierce looked thunderous. "He's stopped drinking," he hold him. "Cecily got him into therapy. He's not the man he was."
"Yo #Quote by Diana Palmer
Envy quotes by Suzy Kassem
#71. If only you could see the greatness in yourself, you wouldn't envy the greatness in others. #Quote by Suzy Kassem
Envy quotes by Epictetus
#72. 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. #Quote by Epictetus
Envy quotes by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
#73. She was wearing her fuzzy pink hat and she was happy, which was so obnoxious. She'd become one of those people who waltzed through life without so much as a split end, and I was still one of those people who changed diapers for free but still got treated like a rented mule. #Quote by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
Envy quotes by Amor Towles
#74. Friends, Casper observed, are the envy of the angels. #Quote by Amor Towles
Envy quotes by Herbert Spencer
#75. There is a story of some mountains of salt in Cumana, which never diminished, though carried away in much abundance by merchants; but when once they were monopolized to the benefit of a private purse, then the salt decreased; till afterward all were allowed to take of it, when it had a new access and increase. The truth of this story may be uncertain, but the application is true; he that envies others the use of his gifts decays then, but he thrives most that is most diffusive. #Quote by Herbert Spencer
Envy quotes by Thomas A Kempis
#76. The humble live in continuous peace, while in the hearts of the proud are envy and frequent anger. #Quote by Thomas A Kempis
Envy quotes by Bertrand Russell
#77. With the wise man, what he has does not cease to be enjoyable because some one else has something else. Envy, in fact, is one form of vice, partly moral, partly intellectual, which consists in seeing things never in themselves but only in their relations #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Envy quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#78. Little girls grow up thinking that knights in shining armor actually exist. But they don't. And if those valiant heroes ever did bless this world with their chivalrous deeds, I imagine, just like Christ's apostles, they were destroyed by envy on the battlefront. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Envy quotes by Louis MacNeice
#79. I do not envy any animal, though I envy many of their capacities. #Quote by Louis MacNeice
Envy quotes by Epicurus
#80. Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss. #Quote by Epicurus
Envy quotes by Tana French
#81. The sudden, painful flare of envy caught me by surprise. I was a loner, my last few years in school. I could have done with a friend like that. #Quote by Tana French
Envy quotes by Elaine Coffman
#82. Is that Isobella?" Gavin asked. "Aye. Every desirable, beautiful inch." "T would seem ye are the envy of every man in the hall," Ronan said. "I can see why." "Don't take fancy to the lass," Alysandir warned. Ronan laughed and slapped his brother on the back. "Not to worrit. I value my life too much." Alysandir swallowed, his hand almost crushed the silver cup in his hand. He knew the beauty was Isobella, but his mind couldn't accept the idea. All he could think was, it had been a good thing she wasna dressed like that in the glen because he wasna certain he could have kept his gentlemanly manners. #Quote by Elaine Coffman
Envy quotes by Thomas Hobbes
#83. Emulation is grief arising from seeing one's self, exceeded or excelled by his concurrent, together with hope to equal or exceed him in time to come, by his own ability. But envy is the same grief joined with pleasure conceived in the imagination of some ill-fortune that may befall him. #Quote by Thomas Hobbes
Envy quotes by Antonio Tripodoro
#84. Remember that in pursuing medicine you have assumed responsibility for a sublime mission. Persever, with God in your heart, with the teachings of your father and your mother always in your memory, with love and devotion for the abandoned, with faith and enthusiasm, deaf to praises and criticisms, steadfast against envy, and inclined only to do good. (St. Joseph Moscati to a young doctor, p. 140) #Quote by Antonio Tripodoro
Envy quotes by Henry Cloud
#85. Our sinful nature breeds envy, self-sufficiency, entitlement, and transgression. Envy, self-sufficiency, entitlement, and transgression breed isolation. Isolation breeds life problems (emotional, behavioral, rela-tional). #Quote by Henry Cloud
Envy quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#86. If you walk on sunlight, bathe in moonlight, breathe in a golden air and exhale a Midas' touch; mark my words, those who exist in the shadows will try to pull you into the darkness with them. The last thing that they want is for you to see the wonder of your life because they can't see theirs. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Envy quotes by Marc Maron
#87. We're built to deal with death, disease, failure, struggle, heartbreak, problems. It's what separates us from the animals and why we envy and love animals so much. We're aware of it all and have to process it. The way we each handle being human is where all the good stories, jokes, art, wisdom, revelations, and bullshit come from. #Quote by Marc Maron
Envy quotes by David Mitchell
#88. But love's not just the drug; it's also the dealer. Love wants love in return, am I right, Olly? Like drugs, the highs look divine, and I envy the users. But when the side effects kick in - jealousy, the rages, grief, I think, Count me out. Elizabethans equated romantic love with insanity. Buddhists view it as a brat throwing a tantrum at the picnic of the calm mind. #Quote by David Mitchell
Envy quotes by Ada Leverson
#89. Envy, as a rule, is of success rather than of merit. No one would have objected to his talent deserving recognition - only to his getting it. #Quote by Ada Leverson
Envy quotes by Elwood P. Dowd
#90. Harvey and I sit in the bars... have a drink or two... play the juke box. And soon the faces of all the other people they turn toward mine and they smile. And they're saying, "We don't know your name, mister, but you're a very nice fella." Harvey and I warm ourselves in all these golden moments. We've entered as strangers - soon we have friends. And they come over... and they sit with us... and they drink with us... and they talk to us. They tell about the big terrible things they've done and the big wonderful things they'll do. Their hopes, and their regrets, and their loves, and their hates. All very large, because nobody ever brings anything small into a bar. And then I introduce them to Harvey... and he's bigger and grander than anything they offer me. And when they leave, they leave impressed. The same people seldom come back; but that's envy, my dear. There's a little bit of envy in the best of us. #Quote by Elwood P. Dowd
Envy quotes by Tessa Dare
#91. This is ideal, you'll see. We do everything backward. It's just how we are. We began with an elopement. After that, we made love. Next, we'll progress to courting. When we're old and silver-haired, perhaps we'll finally get around to flirtation. We'll make fond eyes at each other over our mugs of gruel. We'll be the envy of couples half our age. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Envy quotes by Judith Viorst
#92. If we are the younger, we may envy the older. If we are the older, we may feel that the younger is always being indulged. In otherwords, no matter what position we hold in family order of birth, we can prove beyond a doubt that we're being gypped. #Quote by Judith Viorst
Envy quotes by Wen Spencer
#93. Honor isn't about other people, it's about what you want to be," Louise said. "A hero does the good and noble thing. The villain allows fear or envy or selfishness to let him ignore what is right. #Quote by Wen Spencer
Envy quotes by Stacy Horn
#94. Then, only a minute later, my mood & my world changed. I hit my first correct soprano 2 note. I don't even know where it came from, but I got it right. It was a D. The soprano 1 to my right was singing the B flat above me. I love that glorious high B flat & I should have been apoplectic with envy about not getting to sing it myself, but instead I was pinned to that D, vibrating with a wondrous musical rapport I'd never felt before. I was feeling harmony. Not just singing it, but physically feeling it. It was a rush. You don't experience this when you're singing the melody. I was completely in the power of the sound we were making together & I just stood there, afraid to move, thinking, Don't end, don't end, don't end. #Quote by Stacy Horn
Envy quotes by C. G. Jung
#95. The decisive question for man is: Is he related to something infinite or not? That is the telling question of his life. Only if we know that the thing which truly matters is the infinite can we avoid fixing our interests upon futilities, and upon all kinds of goals which are not of real importance. Thus we demand that the world grant us recognition for qualities which we regard as personal possessions: our talent or our beauty. The more a man lays stress on false possessions, and the less sensitivity he has for what is essential, the less satisfying is his life. He feels limited because he has limited aims, and the result is envy and jealousy. If we understand and feel that here in this life we already have a link with the infinite, desires and attitudes change. #Quote by C. G. Jung
Envy quotes by Herman Melville
#96. Now envy and antipathy, passions irreconcilable in reason, nevertheless in fact may spring conjoined like Chang and Eng in one birth. Is Envy then such a monster? Well, though many an arraigned mortal has in hopes of mitigated penalty pleaded guilty to horrible actions, did anybody ever seriously confess to envy? Something there is in it universally felt to be more shameful than even felonious crime. And not only does everybody disown it, but the better sort are inclined to incredulity when it is in earnest imputed to an intelligent man. But since it's lodgement is in the heart and not the brain, no degree of intellect supplies a guarantee against it. #Quote by Herman Melville
Envy quotes by Thomas Browne
#97. I envy no man that knows more than myself, but pity them that know less. #Quote by Thomas Browne
Envy quotes by Laurie R. King
#98. Do not neglect to bring your revolver, Russell. It may be needed, and it does us no good in your drawer with that disgusting cheese."
"My lovely Stilton; it's almost ripe, too. I do hope Mr. Thomas enjoys it."
"Any riper and it will eat through the woodwork and drop into the room below."
"You envy me my educated tastes."
"That I will not honour with a response. Get out the door, Russell. #Quote by Laurie R. King
Envy quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte
#99. Envy is a declaration of inferiority. #Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
Envy quotes by Toni Morrison
#100. Guileless and without vanity,we were still in love with ourselves then. We felt comfortable in our own skins, enjoyed the news that our senses released to us, admired our dirt, cultivated our scars, and could not comprehend this unworthiness. #Quote by Toni Morrison
Envy quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#101. Those who envy you inadvertently admit to being inferior to you. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Envy quotes by Giordano Bruno
#102. IF, O most illustrious Knight, I had driven a plough, pastured a herd, tended a garden, tailored a garment: none would regard me, few observe me, seldom a one reprove me; and I could easily satisfy all men. But since I would survey the field of Nature, care for the nourishment of the soul, foster the cultivation of talent, become expert as Daedalus concerning the ways of the intellect; lo, one doth threaten upon beholding me, another doth assail me at sight, another doth bite upon reaching me, yet another who hath caught me would devour me; not one, nor few, they are many, indeed almost all. If you would know why, it is because I hate the mob, I loathe the vulgar herd and in the multitude I find no joy. It is Unity that doth enchant me. By her power I am free though thrall, happy in sorrow, rich in poverty, and quick even in death. Through her virtue I envy not those who are bond though free, who grieve in the midst of pleasures, who endure poverty in their wealth, and a living death. They carry their chains within them; their spirit containeth her own hell that bringeth them low; within their soul is the disease that wasteth, and within their mind the lethargy that bringeth death. They are without the generosity that would enfranchise, the long suffering that exalteth, the splendour that doth illumine, knowledge that bestoweth life. Therefore I do not in weariness shun the arduous path, nor idly refrain my arm from the present task, nor retreat in despair from the enemy that #Quote by Giordano Bruno
Envy quotes by Aeschylus
#103. The unenvied man is not enviable. #Quote by Aeschylus
Envy quotes by Terry Pratchett
#104. You know, sometimes I envy you. It must be nice to be a wolf. Just for a while." "It has its drawbacks." Like fleas, she thought, as they locked up the museum. And the food. And the constant nagging feeling that you should be wearing three bras at once. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Envy quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#105. the target of the masses is that which stands out of the masses #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Envy quotes by Craig Groeschel
#106. We would do well to remember that envy is clearly the flint that ignites evil in our hearts. It apparently signals "I'm available" to demons searching for a cheap date. Envy is as volatile as nitroglycerin, and we cannot carry it inside us without evil exploding. #Quote by Craig Groeschel
Envy quotes by Rajneesh
#107. Comparison is a very foolish attitude, because each person is unique and incomparable. Once this understanding settles in you, jealousy disappears. #Quote by Rajneesh
Envy quotes by Dante Alighieri
#108. For pride and avarice and envy are the three fierce sparks that set all hearts ablaze. #Quote by Dante Alighieri
Envy quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#109. There is something to be said for jealousy, because it only designs the preservation of some good which we either have or think wehave a right to. But envy is a raging madness that cannot bear the wealth or fortune of others. #Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Envy quotes by Bernard Cornwell
#110. I envy your Christian God. He is three and He is one, He is dead and He is alive, He is everywhere and He is nowhere, and He demands that you worship Him, but claims nothing else is worthy of worship. There's room in those contradictions for a man to believe in anything or nothing, but #Quote by Bernard Cornwell
Envy quotes by Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius
#111. Certain portions of the earth, escaping utter destruction, become the seedbeds for replenishing the human race, and so it happens that on a world that is not young there are young populations having no culture, whose traditions were swept away in a debacle; they wander over the earth and gradually put aside the roughness of a nomadic existence and by natural inclunation submit to communities and associations; their mode of living is at first simple, knowking no guile and strange to cunning, called in its early stage the Golden Age. [16] The more these populations progress in civilization and employment of the arts, the more easily does the spirit of rivalry creep in, at first commendable but imperceptibly changing to envy; this, then, is responsible for all the tribulations that the race suffers in subsequent ages. So much for the vicissitudes that civilizations experience, of perishing and arising again, as the world goes on unchanged.
[Chapter X - 15,16] #Quote by Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius
Envy quotes by Hanshan
#112. Old and sick, more than one hundred years Face haggard, hair white, I'm happy to still live in the mountains A cloth covered phantom watching the years flow by Why envy people with clever ways of living? #Quote by Hanshan
Envy quotes by Søren Kierkegaard
#113. I have never been joyful, and yet it has always seemed as if joy were my constant companion, as if the buoyant jinn of joy danced around me, invisible to others but not to me, whose eyes shone with delight. Then when I walk past people, happy-go-lucky as a god, and they envy me because of my good fortune, I laugh, for I despise people, and I take my revenge. I have never wished to do anyone an injustice, but I have always made it appear as if anyone who came close to me would be wronged and injured. Then when I hear others praised for their faithfulness, their integrity, I laugh, for I despise people, and I take my revenge. My heart has never been hardened toward anyone, but I have always made it appear, especially when I was touched most deeply, as if my heart were closed and alien to every feeling. Then when I hear others lauded for their good hearts, see them loved for their deep, rich feelings, then I laugh, for I despise people and take my revenge. When I see myself cursed, abhorred, hated for my coldness and heartlessness, then I laugh, then my rage is satisfied. The point is that if the good people could make me be actually in the wrong, make me actually do an injustice-well, then I would have lost. #Quote by Søren Kierkegaard
Envy quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#114. Since when does a dog care about what it humps? (Dev)
I could go so low with that that even the gutter would envy us, but ... I know what you're trying to do. You're trying to provoke a fight with me so that you can legally turn me away. I really, really want to give you that fight, too, but I have to see Sasha and it can't wait. Sorry. We'll have to hump and fight later. (Fury) #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Envy quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#115. Lack can greatly be the reasons for our conscious and unconscious steps in life. Mind what you lack, move for what is a must and be happy with what you have! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Envy quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#116. When they fail to kill your genius, they try to assassinate your character. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Envy quotes by Irene S. Levine
#117. Women with low self-esteem or those who are depressed, however, tend to focus exclusively on their shortcomings and are bitter about what they perceive as the advantages or good fortune of others. Taken to an extreme, such an individual tends to be self-involved, hostile, and cutting. It's natural to feel envy occasionally, but if this is a persistent pattern, it can signal a toxic friendship. #Quote by Irene S. Levine
Envy quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#118. Don't waste you energy to compare your life with others. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Envy quotes by Plato
#119. I certainly have many enemies, and this is what will be my destruction if I am destroyed; of that I am certain; not Meletus, nor yet Anytus, but the envy and detraction of the world, which has been the death of many good men, and will probably be the death of many more; there is no danger of my being the last of them. #Quote by Plato
Envy quotes by Jeremy Irons
#120. I envy children who know that they're going to become doctors, know they're going to go into the forces or whatever. I think choice is one of the hardest things, but that's what I try to give my children, to say you can do anything. #Quote by Jeremy Irons
Envy quotes by Craig Groeschel
#121. Suffocate the flames of envy with a blanket of gratitude. #Quote by Craig Groeschel
Envy quotes by Lendl Ian Servillon
#122. Reason To Smile -

How can one smile such sweet smiles,
When one is so saddened by sorrows for miles,
How can I smile the same smiles,
When life brings me nothing but tears,

I wondered for so long,
What reason you had to smile that long,
To keep smiling though troubles come,
And still remain sweet and silently overcome,

It's such a mystery to me,
Your smiles from heaven with glee,
I adore and yet envy thee,
But I'd rather you smile those at me,

I feel happy when I see you smile,
Even if I'm sad and lonely,
Your smiles bring me somewhere,
I don't even know where,

But it was you,
You gave me the reason to smile,
To smile with no reason,
To smile for a smile,

I guess life is just like that,
We need not a reason to smile,
For a smile is the reason itself,
To rejoice and open-heartedly give thanks,

I learned to smile because of you,
Because your smiles bring me joy when blue,
It proves how well and powerful,
A simple sweet smile can become so beautiful,

Smile for the sake of a smile,
Smile for the sake of happiness,
Smile for the sake of life,
Smile because of hope left in life,

Smile my friends,
Smile for me my Love,
Smile those same sweet smiles,
Smile so the world can be a peaceful dove... #Quote by Lendl Ian Servillon
Envy quotes by Caitlyn Nicholas
#123. I envy you then. I have no idea what it would be like to have people like that in my life. People who needed me."
She watched him go. She could need him. Could fill up that part of him. #Quote by Caitlyn Nicholas
Envy quotes by Henry Fuseli
#124. Emulation embalms the dead; envy, the vampire, blasts the living. #Quote by Henry Fuseli
Envy quotes by Anonymous
#125. Study says dogs can be green with envy #Quote by Anonymous
Envy quotes by Miguel Ruiz
#126. The power of the word is completely misused in hell. We use the word to curse, to blame, to find guilt, to destroy. Of course, we also use it in the right way, but not too often. Mostly we use the word to spread our personal poison - to express anger, jealousy, envy, and hate. The word is pure magic - the most powerful gift we have as humans - and we use it against ourselves. We plan revenge. We create chaos with the word. We use the word to create hate between different races, between different people, between families, between nations. We misuse the word so often, and this misuse is how we create and perpetuate the dream of hell. Misuse of the word is how we pull each other down and keep each other in a state of fear and doubt. #Quote by Miguel Ruiz
Envy quotes by Joseph Epstein
#127. In recompense, envy may be the subtlest - perhaps I should say the most insidious - of the seven deadly sins. #Quote by Joseph Epstein
Envy quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#128. It's silly to think the left eye would envy the right or that one foot would be jealous of the other, and yet so often it is the case. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Envy quotes by Ivan Illich
#129. In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy. #Quote by Ivan Illich
Envy quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#130. The praise we give to new comers into the world arises from the envy we bear to those who are established. #Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Envy quotes by Andrena Sawyer
#131. If you see something dynamic in another person, speak up. It's time to stop letting haters set the precedent, while negativity becomes the default setting. #Quote by Andrena Sawyer
Envy quotes by Richard Siken
#132. Knot the tie and go to work, unknot the tie and go to sleep. I sleep. I dream. I wake. I sing. I get out the hammer and start knocking in the wooden pegs that affix the meaning to the landscape, the inner life to the body, the names to the things. I float too much to wander, like you, in the real world. I envy it but that's the dealio - you're a train and I'm a trainstation and when I try to guess your trajectory I end up telling my own story. #Quote by Richard Siken
Envy quotes by Emily Dickinson
#133. God is indeed a jealous God. He cannot bear to see, that we had rather not with him, but with each other play. #Quote by Emily Dickinson
Envy quotes by Plutarch
#134. When malice is joined to envy, there is given forth poisonous and feculent matter, as ink from the cuttle-fish. #Quote by Plutarch
Envy quotes by Michele Sinclair
#135. Who would have thought you had so many supporters?" she whispered.
"Not mine, my love. Yours. I had not a one till you started speaking and now I am the envy of every man present. #Quote by Michele Sinclair
Envy quotes by Anna Godbersen
#136. Before her angry impulses got the better of her, she admonished herself that she was born to win and that one did not win by throwing temper tantrums--at least not outside of one's own home, which could result in vicious, spurious rumors. #Quote by Anna Godbersen
Envy quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#137. Love does not envy, does not boast, does not delight in evil but rejoice in truth. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Envy quotes by Louisa May Alcott
#138. I don't envy her much, in spite of her money, for after all rich people have about as many worries as poor ones, I think #Quote by Louisa May Alcott
Envy quotes by Maximus The Confessor
#139. To harbor no envy, no anger, no resentment against an offender is still not to have charity for him. It is possible, without any charity, to avoid rendering evil for evil. But to render, spontaneously, good for evil - such belongs to a perfect spiritual love. #Quote by Maximus The Confessor
Envy quotes by Corinne Michaels
#140. You've probably never had a real man." My body presses forward as she stands her ground. "No one was strong enough to deal with your penis envy."
"Penis envy?"
"Yeah, sweetheart." I reach my hand to cup her cheek. "You live in a man's world. You fight harder, stand straighter, and battle for your place." I see the flash in her eyes that lets me know I hit a chord. "I don't need you to assert your shit, babe. I'll own you. You won't want to have control because I'll make it so fucking good that you'll beg me to take it. #Quote by Corinne Michaels
Envy quotes by Italo Calvino
#141. It's all very well for me to tell myself there are no provincial cities any more and perhaps there never were any: all places communicate instantly with all other places, a sense of isolation is felt only during the trip between one place and the other, that is, when you are in no place. I, in fact, recognize myself here without a here or an elsewhere, recognized as an outsider by the nonoutsiders at least as clearly as I recognize the nonoutsiders and envy them. #Quote by Italo Calvino
Envy quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#142. Emulation looks out for merits, that she may exalt herself by a victory; envy spies out blemishes that she may lower another by defeat. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Envy quotes by Adele Faber
#143. Take two kids in competition for their parents' love and attention. Add to that the envy that one child feels for the accomplishments of the other; the resentment that each child feels for the privileges of the other; the personal frustrations that they don't dare let out on anyone else but a brother or sister, and it's not hard to understand why in families across the land, the sibling relationship contains enough emotional dynamite to set off rounds of daily explosions. #Quote by Adele Faber
Envy quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#144. Expect not praise without envy until you are dead. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Envy quotes by Thornton Wilder
#145. Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home. #Quote by Thornton Wilder
Envy quotes by Rick Yancey
#146. It occurred to me ... that aberrance is a wholly human construct. There were no such things as monsters outside the human mind. We are vain and arrogant, evolution's highest achievement and most dismal failure, prisoners of our self-awareness and the illusion that we stand in the center, that there is us and then there is everything else but us. But we do not stand apart from or above or in the middle of anything. There is nothing apart, nothing above, and the middle is everywhere - and nowhere. We are no more beautiful and essential or magnificent than an earthworm. In fact - and dare we go there, you and I? - you could say the worm is more beautiful, because it is innocent and we are not. The worm has no motive but to survive long enough to make baby worms. There is no betrayal, no cruelty, no envy, no lust, and no hatred in the worm's heart, and so who are the monsters and which species shall we call aberrant? #Quote by Rick Yancey
Envy quotes by Honore De Balzac
#147. How can we explain the perpetuity of envy
a vice which yields no return? #Quote by Honore De Balzac
Envy quotes by Baltasar Gracian
#148. Rivalry discovers that courtesy overlooks. #Quote by Baltasar Gracian
Envy quotes by Samuel Beckett
#149. So to every man, soon or late, comes envy of the fly, with all the long joys of summer before it. #Quote by Samuel Beckett
Envy quotes by Criss Jami
#150. Creative people are often found either disagreeable or intimidating by mediocrities. #Quote by Criss Jami
Envy quotes by Milan Kundera
#151. Whenever I think about ancient cultures nostalgia seizes me. Perhaps this is nothing but envy of the sweet slowness of the history of that time. The era of ancient Egyptian culture lasted for several thousand years; the era of Greek antiquity for almost a thousand. In this respect, a single human life imitates the history of mankind; at first it is plunged into immobile slowness, and then only gradually does it accelerate more and more. #Quote by Milan Kundera
Envy quotes by Libba Bray
#152. But why not take pride in this country? It's the envy of the world. A place where any man can realize his dream. We, the dreamers, built this nation."
"The Indians and slaves might disagree," Jericho shot back. #Quote by Libba Bray
Envy quotes by Margaret Atwood
#153. But I envy the Commander's Wife her knitting. It's good to have small goals that can be easily attained. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Envy quotes by Livy
#154. Envy is blind, and she has no other quality than that of detracting from virtue #Quote by Livy
Envy quotes by John Of Kronstadt
#155. The Devil endeavours by every means to keep men in error, in the enticement of the passions, in darkness of mind and heart; in pride, avarice, covetousness, envy, hatred, wicked impatience and irritation; in evil despondence, in the abominations of fornication, adultery, theft, false-witness, blasphemy, negligence, slothfulness, and sluggishness. #Quote by John Of Kronstadt
Envy quotes by Susan DiRende
#156. Freud thought about what a cigar represented, but he didn't go far enough. If you've ever known a man who smokes a cigar, think about the time he lavishes on his humidor, a box temperature and moisture controlled to keep them plump, and you understand the concept I call "box envy. #Quote by Susan DiRende
Envy quotes by C.S. Lewis
#157. We must picture hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives with the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Envy quotes by Marvin Minsky
#158. We shouldn't let our envy of distinguished masters of the arts distract us from the wonder of how each of us gets new ideas. Perhaps we hold on to our superstitions about creativity in order to make our own deficiencies seem more excusable. For when we tell ourselves that masterful abilities are simply unexplainable, we're also comforting ourselves by saying that those superheroes come endowed with all the qualities we don't possess. Our failures are therefore no fault of our own, nor are those heroes' virtues to their credit, either. If it isn't learned, it isn't earned.

When we actually meet the heroes whom our culture views as great, we don't find any singular propensities––only combinations of ingredients quite common in themselves. Most of these heroes are intensely motivated, but so are many other people. They're usually very proficient in some field--but in itself we simply call this craftmanship or expertise. They often have enough self-confidence to stand up to the scorn of peers--but in itself, we might just call that stubbornness. They surely think of things in some novel ways, but so does everyone from time to time. And as for what we call "intelligence", my view is that each person who can speak coherently already has the better part of what our heroes have. Then what makes genius appear to stand apart, if we each have most of what it takes?

I suspect that genius needs one thing more: in order to accumulate outstanding qualities, one needs u #Quote by Marvin Minsky
Envy quotes by Joe Abercrombie
#159. Perhaps we look at others and see only the things we don't have. #Quote by Joe Abercrombie
Envy quotes by Christina Dodd
#160. The more I know you, the more I wonder who you are." He counted off her qualities on his fingers. "You have the accent of a lady. You dress like a peasant. You shoot like a marksman. You view the world cynically, yet you venerate Miss Victorine. Your face and body would be the envy of a young goddess, yet you sport an air of innocence. And that innocence hides a criminal mind and the cheek to pull off the most outrageous of felonies."
"So I'm Athena, the goddess of war."
"Definitely not Diana, the goddess of virginity."
As the last shot hit home, he saw Amy's mask slip. Blood rushed to her face. She bit her lip and looked toward the stairs as if only now realizing she could have - should have - left this whole discussion behind.
He laughed softly, triumphantly. "Or perhaps I'm mistaken. Perhaps you have more in common with Diana than I thought."
"Pray remember, sir, that Diana was also the goddess of the hunt." Amy leaned across the table, intent on making her point - but the blush still played across her cheeks. "She carried a bow and arrow, and she always bagged her quarry. Have a look at the bullet hole in the rock behind you and remember my skill and my cynicism. For we do know things about each other. I know that if you escape, you'll make sure I'm hung from a gibbet. You know that if I catch you escaping, I'll shoot you through the heart. Remember that as you cast longing glances toward the window." With a flourish, she picked up the breakfast t #Quote by Christina Dodd
Envy quotes by Jason Versey
#161. If we want to live perfectly happy lives...we must drive out selfish character tendencies such as pride, ego, vanity, jealousy, lusts, envy and worry. When we learn to live selflessly, putting others before ourselves, committing to what is noble, right and good; treating others with love and compassion...that's when true happiness is experienced. A genuine focus on selflessness cures all and creates an environment for true growth. It's the secret to every great relationship. We gain...when we give up self. Sacrificing one's selfish characteristics through diligent thought, meditation, prayer and action gives life to true love and abounding joy.~Jason Versey #Quote by Jason Versey
Envy quotes by Brad Pitt
#162. The gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again. #Quote by Brad Pitt
Envy quotes by Karl A. Menninger
#163. 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. #Quote by Karl A. Menninger
Envy quotes by Tennessee Williams
#164. BRICK [to the moon]: I envy you--you cool son of a bitch. #Quote by Tennessee Williams
Envy quotes by Philip Appleman
#165. Darwin's Bestiary

PROLOGUE


Animals tame and animals feral
prowled the Dark Ages in search of a moral:
the canine was Loyal, the lion was Virile,
rabbits were Potent and gryphons were Sterile.
Sloth, Envy, Gluttony, Pride - every peril
was fleshed into something phantasmic and rural,
while Courage, Devotion, Thrift - every bright laurel
crowned a creature in some mythological mural.


Scientists think there is something immoral
in singular brutes having meat that is plural:
beasts are mere beasts, just as flowers are floral.
Yet between the lines there's an implicit demurral;
the habit stays with us, albeit it's puerile:
when Darwin saw squirrels, he saw more than Squirrel.



1. THE ANT


The ant, Darwin reminded us,
defies all simple-mindedness:
Take nothing (says the ant) on faith,
and never trust a simple truth.
The PR men of bestiaries
eulogized for centuries
this busy little paragon,
nature's proletarian -
but look here, Darwin said: some ants
make slaves of smaller ants, and end
exploiting in their peonages
the sweating brows of their tiny drudges.


Thus the ant speaks out of both
sides of its mealy little mouth:
its example is extolled
to the workers of the world,
but its habits also preach
the virtues of #Quote by Philip Appleman
Envy quotes by Abraham Cahan
#166. Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart. #Quote by Abraham Cahan
Envy quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#167. Neither compares nor competes. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Envy quotes by Sarah Noffke
#168. Most people gawked at her because of her exotic appearance or stared with envy at her beauty. However, he always looked at her in a studious way, as if he was trying to piece her together like she was a marble puzzle. A statue he was constructing from parts of her abstract soul. #Quote by Sarah Noffke
Envy quotes by Booker T. Washington
#169. In later years, I confess that I do not envy the white boy as I once did. I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. Looked at from this standpoint, I almost reach the conclusion that often the Negro boy's birth and connection with an unpopular race is an advantage, so far as real life is concerned. With few exceptions, the Negro youth must work harder and must perform his tasks even better than a white youth in order to secure recognition. But out of the hard and unusual struggle through which he is compelled to pass, he gets a strength, a confidence, that one misses whose pathway is comparatively smooth by reason of birth and race. #Quote by Booker T. Washington
Envy quotes by Bernard Cornwell
#170. I tell my grandchildren that confidence wins battles. I do not wish them to fight, I would rather make Ieremias's world a reality and so live in harmony, but there is always some man, and it is usually a man, who looks with envy on our fields, who wants our home, who thinks his rancid god is better than ours, who will come with flame and sword and steel to take what we have built and make it his, and if we are not ready to fight, if we have not spent those tedious hours learning the craft of sword and shield and spear and seax, then that man will win and we will die. Our children will be slaves, our wives whores, and our cattle slaughtered. So we must fight, and the man who fights with confidence wins. #Quote by Bernard Cornwell
Envy quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#171. "Love thy neighbour." Perhaps he rolls in riches, and thou art poor, and living in thy little cot side-by-side with his lordly mansion; thou seest every day his estates, his fine linen, and his sumptuous banquets; God has given him these gifts, covet not his wealth, and think no hard thoughts concerning him. Be content with thine own lot, if thou canst not better it, but do not look upon thy neighbour, and wish that he were as thyself. Love him, and then thou wilt not envy him. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Envy quotes by Ernst Junger
#172. When once it is no longer possible to understand how a man gives his life for his country--and the time will come--then all is over with that faith also, and the idea of the Fatherland is dead; and then, perhaps, we shall be envied, as we envy the saints their inward and irresistible strength. #Quote by Ernst Junger
Envy quotes by Helen Rowland
#173. For repeating themselves from the first kiss to the last sigh, the average man's love affairs have History blushing with envy. #Quote by Helen Rowland
Envy quotes by Dante Alighieri
#174. Three sparks
pride, envy, and avarice
have been kindled in all hearts. #Quote by Dante Alighieri
Envy quotes by Anne Rice
#175. Being a vampire for him meant revenge. Revenge against life itself. Every time he took a life it was revenge. It was no wonder, then, that he appreciated nothing. The nuances of vampire existence weren't even available to him because he was focused with a maniacal vengeance upon the mortal life he'd left. Consumed with hatred, he looked back. Consumed with envy, nothing pleased him unless he could take it from others; and once having it, he grew cold and dissatisfied, not loving the thing for itself; and so he went after something else. Vengeance, blind and sterile and contemptible. #Quote by Anne Rice
Envy quotes by Harold Feinstein
#176. The only time I've ever really felt envy is when I've watched people make music, which made my time living in the now-legendary Jazz Loft at 821 Sixth Avenue in New York a constant source of agony and ecstasy! #Quote by Harold Feinstein
Envy quotes by Stewart Stafford
#177. Quoting someone and rewriting their words makes it a quote from you and not them any longer. To change the meaning of someone's words without permission is offensive enough, to then contact the quoted person and try to justify it to them is even worse. It's verbatim or bust! #Quote by Stewart Stafford
Envy quotes by Kevin Hart - I Can't Make This Up
#178. It's easy to complain about your life - how tough it is, how unfair it is, how stressful it is, how everyone else has it much better. But if you step into the life of someone you envy for a day, you'll discover that everyone has their own problems, and they're usually worse than yours. because your problems are designed specifically for you, with the specific purpose of helping you grow. #Quote by Kevin Hart - I Can't Make This Up
Envy quotes by Daniel Bruhl
#179. I'm always nervous doing auditions - to be honest, I hate it. I always envy the actors who are so cool and cold-blooded when they go in for an audition, especially if it's for a part that you would really love to play. #Quote by Daniel Bruhl
Envy quotes by Alain De Botton
#180. There are books that speak to us of our own lives with a clarity we cannot match. They prevent the morose suspicion that we do not fully belong to the species, that we lie beyond comprehension. Our embarrassments, our sulks, our envy, our feelings of guilt, these phenomena are conveyed in Austen in a way that affords us bursts of almost magical self-recognition. The author has located words to depict a situation we thought ourselves alone in feeling, and for a few moments, we see ourselves more clearly and wish to become whom the author would have wanted us to be. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Envy quotes by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
#181. When we envy another, we make their virtue our vice. #Quote by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
Envy quotes by Unarine Ramaru
#182. Jealousy is not there to encourage you to make someone fail, but there to encourage one to do more than the one they envy. #Quote by Unarine Ramaru
Envy quotes by Woody Allen
#183. I do occasionally envy the person who is religious naturally, without being brainwashed into it or suckered into it by all the organized hustles. #Quote by Woody Allen
Envy quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#184. Measure your success by the number of people who envy you. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Envy quotes by Mary Pipher
#185. Simone de Beauvoir believed adolescence is when girls realize that men have the power and that their only power comes from consenting to become submissive adored objects. They do not suffer from the penis envy Freud postulated, but from power envy. #Quote by Mary Pipher
Envy quotes by Holly Black
#186. I envy what I fear and hate what I envy. #Quote by Holly Black
Envy quotes by Matthew Gregory Lewis
#187. A bad composition carries its own punishment - contempt and ridicule; a good one excites envy and entails upon its author a thousand mortifications; he finds himself assailed by partial and ill-humored criticism; one man finds fault with the plan, another with the style, a third with the precept which strives to inculcate; and they who cannot succeed in finding fault with the book, employ themselves in stigmatizing its author: they maliciously rake out from obscurity every little circumstance which may throw ridicule upon his private character or conduct and aim at wounding the man since they cannot hurt the writer. #Quote by Matthew Gregory Lewis
Envy quotes by John Milton
#188. One fatal tree there stands of knowledge call'd
Forbidden them to taste. Knowledge forbidden?
Suspicious, reasonless. Why should their Lord
Envy them that? Can it be sin to know?
Can it be death? And do they only stand
By ignorance? Is that their happy state,
The proof of their obedience and their faith? #Quote by John Milton
Envy quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#189. The will to incessant creation is vulgar, betraying jealousy, envy, and ambition. Assuming that you are something, there is really nothing that you need to do-and yet you do a great deal. Above the "productive" man there is still a higher type. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Envy quotes by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
#190. No, I most certainly do not think advertising people are wonderful. I think they are horrible, and the worst menace to mankind, next to war; perhaps ahead of war. They stand for the material viewpoint, for the importance of possessions, of desire, of envy, of greed. And war comes from these things. #Quote by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Envy quotes by Mike Krzyzewski
#191. 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. #Quote by Mike Krzyzewski
Envy quotes by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr.
#192. Ernestine used to remark, in a tone tinged with envy, that Lill was probably New Jersey's youngest gold digger, and that few adult gold diggers ever had received more, in return for less. #Quote by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr.
Envy quotes by Margaret Mitchell
#193. I can't make you understand
because you don't know the meaning of fear. You have the heart of
a lion and an utter lack of imagination and I envy you both of
those qualities. You'll never mind facing realities and you'll
never want to escape from them as I do. #Quote by Margaret Mitchell
Envy quotes by Willa Cather
#194. These were the distractions I had to choose from. There were no other lights burning downtown after nine o'clock. On starlight nights I used to pace up and down those long, cold streets, scowling at the little, sleeping houses on either side, with their storm-windows and covered back porches. They were flimsy shelters, most of them poorly built of light wood, with spindle porch-posts horribly mutilated by the turning-lathe. Yet for all their frailness, how much jealousy and envy and unhappiness some of them managed to contain! The life that went on in them seemed to me made up of evasions and negations; shifts to save cooking, to save washing and cleaning, devices to propitiate the tongue of gossip. This guarded mode of existence was like living under a tyranny. People's speech, their voices, their very glances, became furtive and repressed. Every individual taste, every natural appetite, was bridled by caution.
The people asleep in those houses, I thought, tried to live like the mice in their own kitchens; to make no noise, to leave no trace, to slip over the surface of things in the dark. The growing piles of ashes and cinders in the back yards were the only evidence that the wasteful, consuming process of life went on at all. On Tuesday nights the Owl Club danced; then there was a little stir in the streets, and here and there one could see a lighted window until midnight. But the next night all was dark again. #Quote by Willa Cather
Envy quotes by Michelle Leighton
#195. Please don't say another word. You look beautiful. In Marissa's wildest dreams, she could never fill out that dress the way you do. I'll be the envy of every guy in the whole damn place. #Quote by Michelle Leighton
Envy quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#196. Chase your dreams, not your haters. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Envy quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#197. That's what is was to be young - to be enthusiastic rather than envious about the good work other people could do. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Envy quotes by Lil' Wayne
#198. "There aint nothin gonna stop me so just envy it" #Quote by Lil' Wayne
Envy quotes by Alcoholics Anonymous
#199. The greatest enemies of us alcoholics are resentment, jealousy, envy, frustration, and fear. #Quote by Alcoholics Anonymous
Envy quotes by Pericles
#200. All who have taken it upon themselves to rule over others have incurred hatred and unpopularity for a time; but if one has a great aim to pursue, this burden of envy must be accepted, and it is wise to accept it. #Quote by Pericles

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