envy quotes

35 Envy Quotes By Famous People That Will Make You Think

Envy is an evil act that ruins the world in a number of ways. Envy is defined as a bitter awareness of another’s rewards. Envy can be found almost anywhere you look, and that in itself is a miserable fact. Envy is present in the world in a range of expressions, such as someone wanting what someone else has because it is better than what they have or don’t have. People have envy as a child particularly when coming from poverty, mistreatment, and relations. When a child did not have the materials his/her friends had, they might have become envious. Envy is a curse while being envious is quite unpleasant. These envy quotes are informative, you will learn the meaning of envy better.

Being envious of others is a horrible characteristic. Some effective ways to fight the habitual effects of envy are to remember to be whoever you are and that’s all because everyone is their own individual and should live their life accordingly. We should keep in mind that nobody is perfect and that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. If we all learned to look at each other as equals, we could realize how well we could organize our lives together, and all live in peace and pleasure.

envy quotes

35 Envy Quotes

  1. “Envy suggests inferiority.” Wayne Gerard Trotman
  2. “Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.” Harold Coffin
  3. “Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.” Josh Billings
  4. “Drop envy and jealousy, otherwise there is no possibility – because love cannot exist where envy and jealousies exist. Then your search is only for a certain type of power: that in the name of love you are just trying to fulfill the ego. And it is arduous to drop because love exists only when all the negative elements of the mind are dropped. It is very arduous.” Osho

  5. “The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build.” Margaret Thatcher

  6. “The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.” Baltasar Gracián
  7. “Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change.” Gretchen Rubin
  8. “Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.” Buddha
  9. “Envy is pain at the good fortune of others.” Aristotle
  10. “Envy blinds men and makes it impossible for them to think clearly.” Malcolm X

  11. “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
  12. “Whenever someone’s got something you wanted to get, get happy – because this means it’s get-able! – suggests that rather than feel envy, you can choose to feel happiness instead.” Karen Salmansohn
  13. “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
  14. “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” Theodore Roosevelt
  15. “Envy’s a coal comes hissing hot from Hell.” Philip James Bailey

  16. “It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.” Aeschylus
  17. “Envy is for people who don’t have the self-esteem to be jealous.” Benson Bruno
  18. “The motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care criticize where necessary. Those who envy criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot.” Criss Jami
  19. “Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.” François de la Rochefoucauld
  20. “Those people, who hate you, envy your freedom.” Santosh Kalwar
  21. “They envy the distinction I have won; let them, therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.” Sallust

  22. “When you do well, everybody’s after you, and sometimes the motives are legitimate, and sometimes it’s envy and jealousy.” Robert Kraft
  23. “Of the seven deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all.” Joseph Epstein
  24. “It is never wise to seek or wish for another’s misfortune. If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.” Charley Reese
  25. “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

  26. “The truest mark of being born with great qualities is being born without envy.” François de La Rochefoucauld
  27. “There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as ‘moral indignation,’ which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue.” Erich Fromm
  28. “Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.” Samuel Johnson
  29. “Envy is the coward side of Hate, and all her ways are bleak and desolate.” Henry Abbey
  30. “Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead.” Mark Twain

  31. “I have also learned why people work so hard to succeed: it is because they envy the things their neighbors have. But it is useless. It is like chasing the wind. 5 They say that we would be fools to fold our hands and let ourselves starve to death. 6 Maybe so, but it is better to have only a little, with peace of mind, than be busy all the time with both hands, trying to catch the wind.” Ecclesiastes
  32. “As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy.” Antisthenes
  33. “I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.” Jess C Scott
  34. “Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that.” Oliver Stone
  35. “Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.” William Shenstone

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