Envy Quotes And Sayings


Envy Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of envy quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by allinspiration.com for you to read and enjoy.

“Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.”
– Abraham Cahan 

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

“You know, writing is really difficult, and it takes a real patience and a skill. I don’t know if I have that. I admire it in others, so much, and I envy it.”
– Adam Scott 

“It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.”
– Aeschylus 

“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 

“I probably have less revision than those who have that wonderful rush of story to tell – you know, I can’t wait to tell you what happened the other day. It comes tumbling out and maybe then they go back and refine. I kind of envy that way of working, but I just have never done it.”
– Amy Hempel 

“He was a mystery to her, and every time she tried to solve him it caused her a little more pain. But when she tired to give him up he pursued her in her thoughts, stronger each time.” 
– Anna Godbersen

“There was no pleasure like being envied on a mass scale.” 
– Anna Godbersen

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 

“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 

“Envy is like a fly that passes all the body‘s sounder parts, and dwells upon the sores.”
– Arthur Chapman 

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

“It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you.”
– Baltasar Gracian 

“Oh God, don’t envy me, I have my own pains.”
– Barbra Streisand 

“I admire Shakespeare enormously. But since I can’t be him, I’m glad that his marriage was unhappy and he’s dead.” 
– Bauvard

“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 

“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 

“A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity of our people is the touchstone of our time. In this new century, where tests are many and challenges change with the shifting of the wind, we must hold fast to the principles that have made our nation the envy of the world.”
– Bill Owens 

“Years from now, when I’m successful and happy, …and he’s in prison… I hope I’m not too mature to gloat.” 
– Bill Watterson

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

Men know they are sexual exiles. They wander the earth seeking satisfaction, craving and despising, never content. There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy.”
– Camille Paglia 

“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. “ 
– Carrie Fisher

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

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

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

“It is impossible not to envy the man who can dismiss reason, although we know how it must turn out at last.”
– Charles Sanders Peirce 

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

“Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present.”
– Chi Chi Rodriguez 

“I think a lot of people in television news look at the cable networks with great envy.”
– Chris Wallace

“I don’t envy or much respect people who are completely politicised.”
– Christopher Hitchens 

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

“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 

“The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful… or fun for that matter.”
– Dave Mustaine 

“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 

“The best song lyrics seem to me so artful, so brilliant, so warm and humorous, with both passion and wit, that my admiration is matched only by my envy.”
– David Lehman 

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