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    Only the beautiful stars do I envy, Only their place would I willingly take. ⏤ Mikhail Lermontov


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Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.

Carrie Fisher

Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present.

Chi Chi Rodriguez

Envy eats nothing, but its own heart.

Proverbs

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

Nothing sharpens sight like envy.

Thomas Fuller

I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.

Pat Riley

Exploiting people's emotions of fear, envy and anxiety is not hope, it's not change, it's partisanship. We don't need partisanship. We don't need demagoguery, we need solutions.

Paul Ryan

Oh, what a bitter thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.

William Shakespeare

The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring.

Victor Hugo

Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.

Havelock Ellis

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.

Erica Jong

My wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was.

Rodney Dangerfield

Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Envy comes from people's ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts.

Jean Vanier

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

Socrates

Love may be blind but jealousy has 20-20 vision.

Unknown

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.

Elizabeth Bowen

Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.

Gore Vidal

I envy people who drink - at least they know what to blame everything on.

Oscar Levant

In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Horace

The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.

Antisthenes

It is not enough to succeed, others must fail.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Envy aims very high.

Ovid

Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.

George Bernard Shaw

Rust consumes iron and envy consumes itself.

Danish proverb

The disease of jealously is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment.

Joseph Addison

How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.

Herodotus

Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.

Sir Thomas Browne

Jealousy is not a barometer by which the depth of love can be read, it merely records the degree of the lover's insecurity.

Margaret Mead

Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.

John Gay

Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.

John Dryden

Envy and wrath shorten the life. Ecclesiasticus

Bible

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

Baltasar Gracian

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.

Francoise Sagan

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

Of the seven deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all.

Joseph Epstein

Envy feeds on the living, after death it rests, then the honor of a man protects him.

Ovid

Who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below.

Lord Byron

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us - avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.

Petrarch

Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Envy like fire always makes for the highest points.

Titus Livius

Always remember, Peggy, it's matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason.

Clare Boothe Luce

Envy is an insult to oneself.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl.

George Meredith

Envy is never general, but always very particular - at least envy of the kind one feels strongly.

Joseph Epstein

Jealousy is inconsolable because it cannot know the beloved

Mason Cooley

There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.

Washington Irving

Loyalty will not permit envy, hate, and uncharitableness to creep into our public thinking.

Bainbridge Colby

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

Buddha

If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.

Charley Reese

Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one

Emma Goldman

He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.

Aeschylus

I've never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished the fifth grade a year before I did.

Jeff Foxworthy

Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Live on doubts; it becomes madness or stops entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

There is no sweeter sound than the crumbling of ones fellow man.

Groucho Marx

Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.

Mark Twain

Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at first sight.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Jealousy is the theory that some other fellow has just as little taste.

H. L. Mencken

None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch but envy.

Francis Bacon

Single-mindedness is all very well in cows or baboons; in an animal claiming to belong to the same species as Shakespeare it is simply disgraceful.

Aldous Huxley

One of the greatest things drama can do, at it's best, is to redefine the words we use every day such as love, home, family, loyalty and envy. Tragedy need not be a downer.

Ben Kingsley

When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.

Tacitus

In recompense, envy may be the subtlest - perhaps I should say the most insidious - of the seven deadly sins.

Joseph Epstein

To venture upon an undertaking of any kind, even the most insignificant, is to sacrifice to envy.

Emile M. Cioran

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.

Josh Billings

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.

Harold Coffin

There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.

George Eliot

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.

Heraclitus

The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful... or fun for that matter.

Dave Mustaine

Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.

Roger Tory Peterson

Envy is like a fly that passes all the body's sounder parts, and dwells upon the sores.

Arthur Chapman

Envy, my son, wears herself away, and droops like a lamb under the influence of the evil eye.

Jacopo Sannazaro

I envy the dead.

William Mulholland

The United States transportation system is the envy of the world.

Jerry Costello

I'd the upbringing a nun would envy. Until I was fifteen I was more familiar with Africa than my own body.

Joe Orton

Nonetheless, do I have respect for people who believe in the hereafter? Of course I do. I might add, perhaps even a touch of envy too, because of the solace.

Studs Terkel

I myself think anti-Semitism is about envy.

Joseph Epstein

On every movie I've done as a director, I look at the producers and having done it, I don't envy them, at all.

Griffin Dunne

Envy is human nature.

Monica Bellucci

To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self, an impossible claim that one should be at once Rose Bowl princess, medieval scholar, Saint Joan, Milly Theale, Temple Drake, Eleanor of Aquitaine, one

Joan Didion

I have never been given to envy - save for the envy I feel toward those people who have the ability to make a marriage work and endure happily.

Paul Getty

When I went to Philadelphia I was 26 years old and really sitting on top of the world. Family life, a professional career, plenty of friends and associates, and a good reputation, a wish list that could be the envy of many.

Julius Erving

I'm still not a great reader, but my wife is and my daughters are, and I envy them. I think I got into a bad habit of trying to do something all the time, instead of trying to sit down and take my time a little bit.

Mike Krzyzewski

The Green-eyed Monster causes much woe, but the absence of this ugly serpent argues the presence of a corpse whose name is Eros.

Minna Antrim

Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.

Aristotle

The heart of the jealous knows the best and most satisfying love, that of the other's bed, where the rival perfects the lover's imperfections.

Djuna Barnes

The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power.

John Berger

Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.

Henry Fielding

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

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

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

Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.

Hesiod

I envy people who can just look at a sunset. I wonder how you can shoot it. There is nothing more grotesque to me than a vacation.

Dustin Hoffman

All the world is competent to judge my pictures except those who are of my profession.

William Hogarth

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