envy Quotes

A lot of people live with no apparent means of support. I kind of envy the musicians up there. You're down here, busting your ass in Hollywood, and it's like Lily Tomlin's joke about the rat race - all you prove in the end is that you're a rat.
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— Kurt Voss
It is my greatest wish to enable our people to live with nothing to envy at the earliest possible date, and it is my greatest pleasure to work energetically, sharing my joys and sorrows with our people, on the road of translating my wish into reality.
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— Kim Jong Il
Only those beneath me can envy or hate me. I have never been envied nor hated; I am above no one. Only those above me can praise or belittle me. I have never been praised nor belittled; I am below no one.
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— Khalil Gibran
It is the free spirited men and women that we most admire and often envy - those individuals who dare to be themselves.
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— Kevyn Aucoin
I envy my dad and his faith. I envy all people who have someone to beseech, who know where they're going, who sleep under the fluffy white comforter of belief.
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— Kelly Corrigan
Envy is the last thing that my parents feel.
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— Keira Knightley
There will always be people who can do it better than you, but that's a good thing! Start to see competition as inspiration - without envy.
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— Kathryn Budig
I almost envy people who say whatever they want.
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— Kate Bosworth
My own interest is the responsibility of people to be responsible for their own lives and, with their neighbors, for their public space and actions. To sing their own songs. To make their own inventions..To build and not just to envy. To light that candle which is so much better than cursing the darkness. To be as much as the human condition can sustain, rather than being only what a system can allow.
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— Karl Hess
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.
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— Karl A. Menninger
Basic anxiety can be roughly described as a feeling of being small, insignificant, helpless, deserted or endangered in a world that is out to abuse, cheat, humiliate, betray, envy... . And special in this is the child's feeling that the parents' love, their Christian charity, honesty, generosity ... may be only a pretense.
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— Karen Horney
Mortals. I envy you. You think you can change things. Stop the universe. Undo what was done long before you came along. You are such beautiful creatures.
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— Kami Garcia
The Sicilian tyrants never devised a greater punishment than envy.
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— Juvenal
Great power which incites great envy, hurls some men to destruction; they are drowned in a long splendid stream of honors.
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— Juvenal
But there are times when a tree can no longer withstand the pain inflicted on it, and the wind will take pity on that tree and topple it over in a mighty storm. All the other trees who witnessed the evil look down upon the fallen tree with envy. They pray for the day when a wind will end their suffering. I pray for the day when God will end mine.
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— Julius Lester
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.
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— Julius Erving
You're not pathetic. Actually, I envy you a little." "Because I'm a mess?" Zach asked dryly. "No. Because you're not afraid to be a mess.
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— Julie James
I envy people who can think, 'No, I'm not going to work today' when they have a huge pile of deadlines stacking up.
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— Julian Fellowes
School is indeed a training for later life not because it teaches the 3 Rs (more or less), but because it instills the essential cultural nightmare fear of failure, envy of success, and absurdity.
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— Jules Henry
If we are the younger, we may envy the older. If we are the older, we may feel that the younger is always being indulged. In otherwords, no matter what position we hold in family order of birth, we can prove beyond a doubt that we're being gypped.
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— Judith Viorst
I feel what they feel: man-hating, that volatile admixture of pity, contempt, disgust, envy, alienation, fear, and rage at men. It is hatred not only for the anonymous man who makes sucking noises on the street, not only for the rapist or the judge who acquits him, but for what the Greeks called philo-aphilos, 'hate in love,' for the men women share their lives with-husbands, lovers, friends, fathers, brothers, sons, coworkers.
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— Judith Levine
We must rebuild Colombia, starting with ourselves, our hearts, put resentment aside, put hatred aside, put envy aside. The only thing that those attitudes accomplish is to sow violence and sow death and suffering.
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— Juan Manuel Santos
Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
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— Josh Billings
Rivalry and envy are Siamese twins.
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— Josh Billings
Can the real Constitution be restored? Probably not. Too many Americans depend on government money under programs the Constitution doesn't authorize, and money talks with an eloquence Shakespeare could only envy. Ignorant people don't understand The Federalist Papers, but they understand government checks with their names on them.
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— Joseph Sobran
Let others either envy or pity me; I care not, so long as I enjoy myself.
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— Joseph Hall
Worldly ambition is founded on pride or envy, but emulation, or laudable ambition, is actually founded in humility; for it evidently implies that we have a low opinion of our present attainments, and think it necessary to be advanced.
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— Joseph Hall
We are often infinitely mistaken, and take the falsest measures, when we envy the happiness of rich and great men; we know not the inward canker that eats out all their joy and delight, and makes them really much more miserable than ourselves.
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— Joseph Hall
I myself think anti-Semitism is about envy.
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— Joseph Epstein
In recompense, envy may be the subtlest - perhaps I should say the most insidious - of the seven deadly sins.
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— Joseph Epstein
Of the seven deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all.
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— Joseph Epstein
Envy is never general, but always very particular - at least envy of the kind one feels strongly.
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— Joseph Epstein
We are the envy of Europe and in a few years time we are going to be one of the top countries in the world.
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— Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
People say that envy is a deadly sin, but I disagree. I love watching a person do something that I can't. I find it to be incredibly motivating.
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— Jonathan Sadowski
Find people not to envy but to admire. Do not the profitable but the admirable deed. Live by ideals.
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— Jonathan Sacks
Envy is a spirit of dissatisfaction or opposition to the prosperity or happiness of other people.
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— Jonathan Edwards
Greed, envy, sloth, pride and gluttony: these are not vices anymore. No, these are marketing tools. Lust is our way of life. Envy is just a nudge towards another sale. Even in our relationships we consume each other, each of us looking for what we can get out of the other. Our appetites are often satisfied at the expense of those around us. In a dog-eat-dog world we lose part of our humanity.
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— Jon Foreman
With vivid words your just conceptions grace,Much truth compressing in a narrow space;Then many shall peruse, but few complain,And envy frown, and critics snarl in vain.
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— John Wolcot
Envy is a passion so full of cowardice and shame that nobody ever had the confidence to own it.
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— John Wilmot
Envy is the reverse side of a coin called vanity - Nobody is ever envious of others who is not first proud of himself.
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— John Stott