Quotes about Envy

Potter bears a grudge against potter, and craftsman against craftsman, and beggar is envious of beggar, and bard of bard. – Hesiod

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

Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it. – Balzac

Envy is ignorance. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

A show of envy is an insult to oneself. – Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Envy is admiration. – Kerttu Wanne, Finnish musician, aphorist

The truest mark of being born with great qualities is being born without envy. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Envy is the only completely destructive attitude I know. – Terho Pursiainen, Finnish writer, theologian

We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all. – Dorothy Day

Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead. – Mark Twain

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

Is it not clear, however, that bliss and envy are the numerator and denominator of the fraction called happiness? – Yevgeny Zamyatin

Envy assails the noblest: the winds howl around the highest peaks. – Ovid

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