Envy Quotes and Sayings

Envy is bad for everyone involved amd worse the one who is envying. But we can’t quite help it.. Here are some Envy Quotes and sayings..

“Such men as he be never at heart’s ease Whiles they behold a greater than themselves, And therefore are they very dangerous.”
~ William Shakespeare

“Pride, envy, avarice – these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men. ”

To Envy is a sin, and this is what Lord Gautama Buddha Had to say on Envy, “Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. ”

“Nothing can allay the rage of biting envy. ”

“Envy shoots at others and wounds itself”

“Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate. ”

“Envy consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations. If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon, but Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander, I daresay, envied Hercules, who never existed.”

“How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.”
~Envy quote by Herodotus

“Pride is seldom delicate, it will please itself with very mean advantages; and envy feels not its own happiness, but when it may be compared with the misery of others”
~Dr Samuel Johnson

“Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own. ”

“Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.”
~Abraham Cahan

“A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother’s love.”

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

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