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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.


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

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

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

Nothing sharpens sight like envy.

Thomas Fuller, clergyman

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

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

William Shakespeare, dramatist

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

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.

Erica Jong, novelist

Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.

Elizabeth Bowen, novelist

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

Jean Vanier, philosopher

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

Havelock Ellis, psychologist

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

Socrates, philosopher

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

Oscar Levant, composer

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


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

Gore Vidal, novelist

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

Johann Kaspar Lavater, theologian

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

Antisthenes, philosopher

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

Horace, poet

Envy aims very high.

Ovid, poet

It is not enough to succeed, others must fail.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

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

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

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

Joseph Addison, writer

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

Herodotus, historian

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

Lord Byron, poet

Rust consumes iron and envy consumes itself.

Danish proverb,

Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.

John Dryden, poet

Envy and wrath shorten the life. Ecclesiasticus


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

John Gay, poet

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

Sir Thomas Browne,

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.

Francoise Sagan, playwright

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

Baltasar Gracian, philosopher

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

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

Emma Goldman, activist

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

Francis Bacon, philosopher

He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.

Aeschylus, poet

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

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, novelist

Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

Jeff Foxworthy, comedian

Envy like fire always makes for the highest points.

Titus Livius, historian

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

Joseph Epstein, writer

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

Groucho Marx, comedian

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

Mark Twain, author

Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

Ovid, poet

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

There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.

Washington Irving, writer

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

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

Charley Reese, writer

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

Josh Billings, comedian

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

Harold Coffin,

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

Heraclitus, philosopher

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

Buddha, monk

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

Tacitus, historian

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

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

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright

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

Bainbridge Colby, public servant

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

Joseph Epstein, writer

Jealousy is inconsolable because it cannot know the beloved

Mason Cooley, writer

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

Emile M. Cioran, philosopher

Envy is an insult to oneself.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko, poet

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

Joseph Epstein, writer

Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl.

George Meredith, novelist

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

Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

I had rather be a toad, and live upon the vapor of a dungeon than keep a corner in the thing I love for others uses.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

Envy blinds men and makes it impossible for them to think clearly.

Malcolm X, activist

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

Jacopo Sannazaro, poet

The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build.

Margaret Thatcher, leader

The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.

Rabindranath Tagore, poet

Beg of God the removal of envy, that God may deliver you from externals, and bestow upon you an inward occupation, which will absorb you so that your attention is not drawn away.

Rumi, poet

I envy the people who say, 'oh, well, I've got my name in the golden book and I'm going to be entered into the pearly gates.'

William Shatner, actor

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

Lope de Vega, playwright

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

Arthur Chapman, poet

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, psychologist

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

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

Chris Wallace, journalist

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

Cary Elwes, actor

His scorn of the great is repeated too often to be real; no man thinks much of that which he despises.

Samuel Johnson, author

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Karl Kraus, writer

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

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

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

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

On the one hand, people think they own kids; they feel that they have the right to tell the kids what to do. On the other hand, people envy kids. We'd like to be kids our whole lives. Kids get to do what they do. They live on their instincts.

David Duchovny, actor

Large parties given to very young children... foster the passions of vanity and envy, and produce a love of dress and display which is very repulsive in the character of a child.

Susanna Moodie, author

Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit.

Stendhal, writer

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

George Eliot, author

Yes, free markets tend to produce unequal incomes. We should not be ashamed of that. On the contrary, our system is the envy of the world and should be a source of pride.

Arthur C. Brooks, author

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