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Envy And Quotes About It

Claudia Miclaus Mar 2, 2019
Here are some quotes about one of the many traits of man―envy. Know what the Bible has to say about it.
"Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple."
―Job 5:2

"Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways."
―Proverbs 3:31

"A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones."
―Proverbs 14:30
"Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD."
―Proverbs 23:17

"Do not envy wicked men, do not desire their company."
―Proverbs 24:1

"And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man's envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind."
―Ecclesiastes 4:4
"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

"Envy is a waste of time."
―Author Unknown

"Envy is ignorance."
―Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Envy shoots at others but hits itself."
―Author Unknown

"It is not love that is blind, but jealousy."
―Lawrence Durrell

"The rich are more envied by those who have a little, than by those who have nothing."
―Charles Caleb Colton
"The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy."
―Francois De La Rochefoucauld

"He will be loved when dead, who was envied when he was living."

"Envy assails the noblest: the winds howl around the highest peaks."
"Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope."
―Josh Billings

"If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang."
―Charley Reese
"It is not enough to succeed, others must fail."
―Francois De La Rochefoucauld

"The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause."
―Baltasar Gracian

"The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor."
"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

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

"Fools may our scorn, not envy raise, for envy is a kind of praise."
―John Gay
"To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness - these are the gifts which money cannot buy."
―Robert Louis Stevenson
"Envy eats nothing, but its own heart."
―German Proverb

"Whoever envies another confesses his superiority."
―Samuel Johnson

"Small people never learn to be indifferent; they either envy or pity."
―Author Unknown

"Envy is thin because it bites but never eats."
―Spanish Proverb
"Envy is the most sincere type of flattery."
―Author Unknown

"Love is that enviable state that knows no envy or vanity, only empathy and a longing to be greater than oneself."
―Author Unknown

"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
"As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy."

"When men are full of envy, they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad."
―Publius Cornelius Tacitus

"The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power."
―John Berger
"Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it."
―Honore de Balzac

"Nothing sharpens sight like envy."
―Thomas Fuller

"The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to bad end."
―Max Beerbohm
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud."
―1 Corinthians 13:4
"...and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God."
―Galatians 5:21

"Rust consumes iron and envy consumes itself."
―Danish Proverb

"His scorn of the great is repeated too often to be real; no man thinks much of that which he despises."
―Samuel Johnson
"None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch but envy."
―Francis Bacon

"Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy."
―François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

"Mediocrity doesn't mean average intelligence, it means an average intelligence that resents and envies its betters."
―Ayn Rand
"Pride is seldom delicate, it will please itself with very mean advantages; and envy feels not its own happiness, but when it may be compared with the misery of others."
―Samuel Johnson

"Two things ought to be the object of our fear, the envy of friends, and the hatred of enemies."
―Author Unknown