Envy Quotes

Read the best selected envy quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about envy will motivate and inspire you and you will be much wiser about the subject.


Envy and wrath shorten the life. [Ecclesiasticus] Bible
Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks. Sir Thomas Browne
His scorn of the great is repeated too often to be real; no man thinks much of that which he despises. Samuel Johnson
It is not enough to succeed, others must fail. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
He who goes unenvied shall not be admired. Aeschylus
Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune. William Hazlitt
None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch but envy. Francis Bacon
Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Envy eats nothing, but its own heart. German Proverb
Envy feeds on the living, after death it rests, then the honor of a man protects him. Ovid
Men are so constituted that every one undertakes what he sees another successful in, whether he has aptitude for it or not. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Oh, what a bitter thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes. William Shakespeare
The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor. Socrates
I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own. Marcus T. Cicero
Envy is honors foe. Motto
Rust consumes iron and envy consumes itself. Danish Proverb
Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise. John Gay
Envy aims very high. Ovid
All the world is competent to judge my pictures except those who are of my profession. William Hogarth
Helpless, unknown, and unremembered, most human beings, however sensitive, idealistic, intelligent, go through life as passengers rather than chauffeurs. Although we may pretend that it is the chauffeur who is the social inferior, most of us, like Toad of Toad Hall, would not mind a turn at the wheel ourselves. Ralph Harper
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion. Antisthenes
There is no sweeter sound than the crumbling of ones fellow man. Groucho Marx
How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied. Herodotus
Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies. Gore Vidal
He will be loved when dead, who was envied when he was living. Horace
The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power. John Berger
The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause. Baltasar Gracian
Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of. Henry Fielding
Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied. Mark Twain
Nothing sharpens sight like envy. Thomas Fuller
They that envy others are their inferiors. Saying

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