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    envy Quotes

    The eyes envy the mind.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: eyes  envy  mind 
    Is it not clear, however, that bliss and envy are the numerator and denominator of the fraction called happiness?
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    tags: envy 
    Envy is an insult to oneself.
    — Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    tags: oneself  envy  insult 
    A man who envies our family is a man who needs help.
    — Yeardley Smith
    tags: men  help  envy 
    It is unethical not to know. It is unethical not to think. It is unethical not to love. It is unethical not to live an impassioned life. It is unethical not to attain greatness. It is unethical to succumb to the fear of envy and the conspiracy of mediocrity. It is unethical not to self-bestow genius. It is unethical not to be the first monkey.
    — Yasuhiko Kimura
    tags: fear  live  greatness  envy  genius 
    Blessings come in packages of two. With every blessing is a test. So don't ever envy people who seem to have more than you. The more blessings, the more tests. And the greater the blessing, the harder the test.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: people  blessing  envy 
    A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime, and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned.
    — Xunzi
    Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
    — William Shenstone
    tags: fear  jealousy  envy 
    There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day; the reason is that people can commend it without envy.
    — William Shenstone
    tags: people  envy 
    People can commend the weather without envy.
    — William Shenstone
    tags: people  envy 
    Ambition hath but two steps: the lowest, blood; the highest, envy.
    — William Lilly
    tags: ambition  envy 
    All the wants which disturb human life, which make us uneasy to ourselves, quarrelsome with others, and unthankful to God, which weary us in vain labors and foolish anxieties, which carry us from project to project, from place to place in a poor pursuit of we don't know what, are the wants which neither God, nor nature, nor reason hath subjected us to, but are solely infused into us by pride, envy, ambition, and covetousness.
    — William Law
    tags: nature  human  anxiety  ambition  poor  envy  god  pride 
    Our democracy must be not only the envy of the world but the engine of our own renewal. There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
    — William J. Clinton
    The yearning after equality [in economic outcome] is the offspring of envy and covetousness, and there is no possible plan for satisfying that yearning which can do aught else than rob A to give to B; consequently all such plans nourish some of the meanest vices of human nature, waste capital, and overthrow civilization.
    — William Graham Sumner
    The truth is that cupidity, selfishness, envy, malice, lust, vindictiveness, are constant vices of human nature.
    — William Graham Sumner
    Fancy has an extensive influence in morals. Some of the most powerful and dangerous feelings in nature, as those of ambition and envy, derive their principal nourishment from a cause apparently so trivial. Its effect on the common affairs of life is greater than might be supposed. Naked reality would scarcely keep the world in motion.
    — William Benton Clulow
    Jealousy, which serves the struggle for survival, can deteriorate into the envy which draws defeat even from victory.
    — Willard Gaylin
    It is possible that the malice of writers has been overrated (by myself among others). Reading their ruminations on their craft, one sees why this writer could not possibly like that one, would indeed consider him a menace. Literature is a battleground of conflicting faiths, and nobler passions than envy are involved.
    — Wilfrid Sheed
    Dead men may envy living mites in cheese,Or good germs even. Microbes have their joys,And subdivide, and never come to death.
    — Wilfred Owen
    tags: death  men  living  envy 
    No matter what you are dealing with in life, be it resentment or regret, bitterness or sadness, anger or apathy, hatred or hesitation, depression or disempowerment, disappointment or other destructive anxieties, painful envy or emotional turmoil, fear of isolation or thoughts of failure, keep in mind that if you are positive, positivity will find you and embrace you!
    — Widad Akrawi
    Greed has replaced religion as the national religion, and with greed comes envy.
    — Wesley Pruden
    tags: greed  envy 
    When you become who you wish to be, there is no need for envy.
    — Wes Fesler
    tags: wishes  envy 
    Jealousy is the fire of envy that seeks to destroy another's beauty, rather than to create its own.
    — Wes Fesler
    tags: beauty  fire  jealousy  envy 
    So there I was, with the two hottest girls on campus, having lunch. I was "the man", the envy of every other guy in our school. Buddy, I was miserable." -Bryce Loski
    — Wendelin Van Draanen
    tags: girls  envy  school 
    A painter, who finds no satisfaction in mere representation, however artistic, in his longing to express his inner life, cannot but envy the ease with which music, the most non-material of the arts today, achieves this end. He naturally seeks to apply the methods of music to his own art.
    — Wassily Kandinsky
    tags: longing  envy  achieve  music 
    Frank Gehry designs buildings that make other architects half his age (he's 78) gasp with envy. Neotony is what makes him lace up his skates and whirl around the ice rink, while visionary buildings come to life and dance in his head.
    — Warren G. Bennis
    tags: age  envy  dance 
    I envy thee not thy faith, which is ever in thy mouth but never in thy heart nor in thy practice
    — Walter Scott
    tags: heart  envy  faith 
    Around the child bend all the threeSweet Graces: Faith, Hope, Charity.Around the man bend other faces;Pride, Envy, Malice, are his Graces.
    — Walter Savage Landor
    tags: children  men  grace  child  envy  faith  hope 
    Those who speak against the great do not usually speak from morality, but from envy.
    — Walter Savage Landor
    tags: morality  envy 
    More important than anything else is for Americans to wise up to class warfare demagoguery and reject the politics of envy.
    — Walter E. Williams
    tags: envy  politics  wise  american 
    Cast out envy; you can have all that you want, and you need not envy any man what he has. Above all things, see to it that you do not hold malice or enmity toward any one; to do so cuts you off from the mind whose treasures you seek to make your own. Lay aside all narrow personal ambition and determine to seek the highest good.
    — Wallace D. Wattles
    tags: men  personal  ambition  envy  mind 
    There is no love;There are only the various envies, all of them sad.
    — W. H. Auden
    tags: sad  envy 
    Moral indignation in most cases is, 2% moral, 48% indignation, and 50% envy.
    — Vittorio De Sica
    tags: envy  morals 
    The time for boring ethical discussions around disability is over. It's only through feelings of admiration, aspiration, curiosity and envy that we can move forward.
    — Viktoria Modesta
    tags: time  curiosity  envy 
    In a lot of ways, I envy someone like Omar Sharif who lived in a hotel for decades.
    — Viggo Mortensen
    tags: envy 
    Remembrance of our kiss brings not your lips nor mine to mind. The flesh can only envy consumption so divine.
    — Vanna Bonta
    tags: divine  envy  mind  kiss 
    It is sufficient for you that the one who envies you is distressed at the time of your joy.
    — Uthman ibn Affan
    tags: time  joy  envy 
    I cannot overstate how much a generous spirit contributes to good luck. Look at the luckiest people around you, the ones you envy, the ones who seem to have destiny falling habitually into their laps. If they're anything like the fortunate people I know, they're prepared, they're always working at their craft, they're alert, they involve their friends in their work, and they tend to make others feel lucky to be around them.
    — Twyla Tharp
    tags: people  work  friends  luck  envy  craft  spirit 
    No thank you to all the bustas, cowards, and FAKE HOMIES who showed me the depths of jealousy, envy and greed.
    — Tupac Shakur
    tags: jealousy  greed  envy 
    Envy and jealousy are very harmful because you are never ever satisfied with what you have and you never reflect on what you have. You constantly live your life on what you do not have.
    — Tsem Tulku
    tags: live  jealousy  envy 
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