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

In the race of men is much greed and envy; but of truth, little.

Metaphors and Similes are the beginning of the democratic system of envy.

Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred.

As a moth gnaws a garment, so doth envy consume a man.

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

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

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

Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart, like a viper in its hole.

Mediocrity doesn’t mean average intelligence, it means an average intelligence that resents and envies its betters.

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

Envy assails the noblest: the winds howl around the highest peaks. Author:

You can’t be envious and happy at the same time

Who among us hasn’t envied a cat’s ability to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax completely?

It was well said that envy keeps no holidays.

Envy shoots at others and wounds itself

The envious man thinks that if his neighbor breaks a leg, he will be able to walk better himself

Envy is the antagonist of the fortunate.

Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay.

All envy is proportionate to desire.

Envy feeds on the living. It ceases when they are dead.

Envy is ignorance. Imitation is suicide.

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.

There is but one man who can believe himself free from envy; and it is he who has never examined his own heart.

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.

Envy, like flame, blackens that which is above it, and which it cannot reach.

Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the fairest fruit; like a cunning bloodhound, it singles out the fattest deer in the flock. Abraham’s riches were the Philistines’ envy; and Jacob’s blessing bred Esau’s hatred.

No metal can–no, not the hangman’s axe–bear half the keenness of thy sharp envy.

On the way there is no harder pass than this: fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion.

No man likes to be surpassed by those of this own level.

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

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

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

Envy is blind, and she has no other quality than that of detracting from virtue

Envy lies between two beings equal in nature though unequal in circumstances.

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

Envy is an insult to oneself.

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

Keep yourselves far from envy; it eateth up and taketh away good actions, like as fire eateth up and burneth wood

There is much less envy of the rich by the poor than there is of the happy by the unhappy; by those who believe by those who don’t believe.

Sympathy one receives for nothing, envy must be earned.

Envy will merit as its shade pursue, But like a shadow, proves the substance true.

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

With that malignant envy which turns pale, And sickens, even if a friend prevail.

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.

I envy animals for two things – their ignorance of evil to come, and their ignorance of what is said about them.

There aint nothin; gon; stop me, so just envy it.

Every other sin hath some pleasure annexed to it, or will admit of an excuse; envy alone wants both. Other sins last but for awhile; the gut may be satisfied, anger remits, hatred hath an end, envy never ceaseth.

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

Bless the upward hearts who find all war, all envy, and all regret to be unacceptable, especially inside themselves.

Nothing sharpens sight like envy

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

Have you noticed that weak people are the ones who delight to show you how weak you are, while, at the same time, strong people are the ones who delight to show you how strong you are?

Envy depreciates the genius of the great Homer.

Whoever feels pain in hearing a good character of his neighbor will feel a pleasure in the reverse; and those who despair to rise in distinction by their virtues are happy if others can be depressed to a level with themselves.

Envy! eldest-born of hell!

Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead

Envy eats nothing but its own heart

Indeed envy is a defect; worse than any other.

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