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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, actress

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

Chi Chi Rodriguez, athlete

Envy eats nothing, but its own heart.


Nothing sharpens sight like envy.

Thomas Fuller, clergyman

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, politician

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

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, politician

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

Pat Riley, coach

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

Rodney Dangerfield, comedian

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

Victor Hugo, author

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

William Shakespeare, dramatist

Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

Jean Vanier, philosopher

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.

Erica Jong, novelist

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.

Elizabeth Bowen, novelist

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


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

Havelock Ellis, psychologist

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

Oscar Levant, composer

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

Gore Vidal, novelist

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

Socrates, philosopher

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

Johann Kaspar Lavater, theologian

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

Herodotus, historian

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

Joseph Addison, writer

It is not enough to succeed, others must fail.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

Horace, poet

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

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Envy aims very high.

Ovid, poet

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

Antisthenes, philosopher

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.

Francoise Sagan, playwright

Rust consumes iron and envy consumes itself.

Danish proverb,

Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.

John Dryden, poet

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

Baltasar Gracian, philosopher

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

Sir Thomas Browne,

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

John Gay, poet

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, scientist

Envy and wrath shorten the life. Ecclesiasticus


Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

Envy like fire always makes for the highest points.

Titus Livius, historian

Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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, poet

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

Ovid, poet

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

Lord Byron, poet

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

Joseph Epstein, writer

Jealousy is inconsolable because it cannot know the beloved

Mason Cooley, writer

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

Joseph Epstein, writer

Envy is an insult to oneself.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko, poet

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

Charley Reese, writer

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

Jeff Foxworthy, comedian

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

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, novelist

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

Francis Bacon, philosopher

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

Emma Goldman, activist

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl.

George Meredith, novelist

He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.

Aeschylus, poet

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

Buddha, monk

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

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright

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

Clare Boothe Luce, dramatist

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

H. L. Mencken, writer

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

Mark Twain, author

There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.

Washington Irving, writer

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

Bainbridge Colby, public servant

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

Groucho Marx, comedian

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, novelist

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

Josh Billings, comedian

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, actor

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

Joseph Epstein, writer

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

Tacitus, historian

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

Heraclitus, philosopher

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

Emile M. Cioran, philosopher

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, author

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

Harold Coffin,

Our citizens and those who have gone before us charted the broad outlines of where we need to go, and they would envy our opportunity to translate those dreams into action. And I believe they will judge us very harshly should we fail to act.

Dave Freudenthal, politician

Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women's husbands.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.

George Eliot, author

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.

Lope de Vega, playwright

The word

Anthony Storr, author

Докато ти завиждат, радвай се. Започнат ли да те съжаляват – тежко ти.

Bulgarian proverbs,

Желаеш ли чуждото, загубваш своето.

Bulgarian proverbs,

For jealousy arouses a husband


We need criminals to identify ourselves with, to secretly envy and to stoutly punish. They do for us the forbidden, illegal things we wish to do.

Karl A. Menninger, psychologist

A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity of our people is the touchstone of our time. In this new century, where tests are many and challenges change with the shifting of the wind, we must hold fast to the principles that have made our nation the envy of the world.

Bill Owens, politician

There is nothing more important to our Nation's future, to our homeland security, and to our economy than ensuring we have a top-notch educational system that is the envy of the world.

Jim Jeffords, politician

I go about looking at horses and cattle. They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, bear their young. I am sick with envy of them.

Sherwood Anderson, writer

Skating takes up 70 percent of my time, school about 25 percent. Having fun and talking to my friends, 5 percent. It's hard. I envy other kids a lot of things, but I get a guilt trip when I'm not training.

Michelle Kwan, athlete

In Britain, because I live here, I can also run into problems of envy and competition. But all this is just in a day's work for a writer. You can't put stuff out there without someone calling you a complete fool. Oh, well.

Alain de Botton, writer

I do not envy the headache you will have when you awake. In the meantime, dream of large women.

Cary Elwes, actor

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, musician

I think a lot of people in television news look at the cable networks with great envy.

Chris Wallace, journalist

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, environmentalist

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

Arthur Chapman, poet

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

Jacopo Sannazaro, poet

I envy the dead.

William Mulholland, scientist

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

Jerry Costello, politician

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

Joe Orton, playwright

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, journalist

I myself think anti-Semitism is about envy.

Joseph Epstein, writer

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, actor

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