Envy Quotes


Envy is one of those emotions that can lead us into temptation, and perhaps, if great enough, to our own ruin. As Harold Coffin put it in one of his famous envy quotes, “Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.” It’s hard not to want what others have, but when we only indulge in envy, rather than taking action to achieve something on our own, we end up cheating ourselves. Envy quotes can help us recognize what constitutes envy as well as the heavy price we must pay to indulge in its dead-end ways. It’s not one of the Seven Deadly Sins for nothing. Reference.com Definition of Envy
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Ovid Ovid

"Envy feeds on the living, after death it rests, then the honor of a man protects him." Ovid Ovid
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"The learned are envied by the foolish; rich men by the poor; chaste women by adulteresses; and beautiful ladies by ugly ones." Chanakya
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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J.K. Rowling

"Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies." J.K. Rowling
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"It's not envy. It's nice to see an owner care as much about winning as the coaches and players." Larry Bowa
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"Gloucestershire police must be the envy of the human rights-abusing cop world. From Turkey to Indonesia they will say, 'Kidnapping peace protestors! How did they get away with that one?" Mark Thomas
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 Buddha

"Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind." Buddha
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"I don't envy the driver and I don't think the American people will care to ride in his bus very far." Adlai Stevenson
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"Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: / The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: / But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel." Bible
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"Slander is the only way some have of feeling close to accomplishment." Vanna Bonta
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"Merit is often an obstacle to fortune; the reason is it produces two bad effects, envy and fear." Proverb Proverbs
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"We need to judge our level, to learn. It will be a fine match. We have nothing to envy them ... except for their history. It will be 50-50." Gregory Coupet
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Oliver Wendell Holmes

"I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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"Who raise our envy now?" Pietro Metastasio
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"Base Envy withers at another's joy,/ And hates that excellence it cannot reach." James Thomson
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"You guys have an awesome job. I don't envy you but I admire your taking it on. The city is very interested in cooperating. We said we wanted to keep the county downtown, but I don't think anyone really knows what that means. We have a 100-year history with the county downtown. It's not so much of an economic thing. But my mind has no grasp of what we're talking about. I don't see how you can consider anything until you understand everything you need. It's frustrating to talk about this until we know how much we need." Joe Jenkins
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"Getting 17 homes to all agree and pick a color. I don't envy you." John Petrashek
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"Envy eats nothing, but its own heart." German Proverbs
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"My classmates envy me because I can use a computer twice a week as a member of the IT training group." Liang Yanfang
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"God's truth judges created things out of love, and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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"You've been seeing a lot of our competitors with a fair amount of mainframe envy out there trying to capture the same characteristics that we've had in the S/390 for years now. What we're doing is raising the bar on that." Rich Lechner
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