Envy Quotes

They'll either want to kill you, kiss you, or be you.


Suzanne Collins


I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.

Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.

Achievement    Adversity    Easy    Effort    Envy    Lives

"Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
Four be the things I'd been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.
Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.

Champagne    Contentment    Curiosity    Doubt    Envy    Foes    Friends    Hope    Idleness    Inventory    Knowledge    Laughter    Life    Love    Sorrow    Sufficienty    Superfluity    Unattainable    Values    Wisdom

Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others-- it only changes yours.

Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.

We ruined each other by being together. We destroyed each other’s dreams.

The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.

Annoying    Deceit    Envy    Falsehood    Fool    Frustration    Haters    Jealous    Jealousy    Lies    Listen    Slander    Troublesome

Envy is the religion of the mediocre. It comforts them, it soothes their worries, and finally it rots their souls, allowing them to justify their meanness and their greed until they believe these to be virtues. Such people are convinced that the doors of heaven will be opened only to poor wretches like themselves who go through life without leaving any trace but their threadbare attempts to belittle others and to exclude - and destroy if possible - those who, by the simple fact of their existence, show up their own poorness of spirit, mind, and guts. Blessed be the one at whom the fools bark, because his soul will never belong to them.

The Angel's Game

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Angel's Game

He was a mystery to her, and every time she tried to solve him it caused her a little more pain. But when she tired to give him up he pursued her in her thoughts, stronger each time.


Anna Godbersen

Envy    Men    Pain    Running

Those people, who hate you, envy your freedom.

Quote Me Everyday

Santosh Kalwar

Quote Me Everyday
Envy    Freedom    Hate    People

There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?

The motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care criticize where necessary. Those who envy criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot.

Envy, after all, comes from wanting something that isn't yours. But grief comes from losing something you've already had.

Perfect Match

Jodi Picoult

Perfect Match
Envy    Ethical    Grief    Jodi picoult    Life    Moral    Perfect match    Ran

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.

Dishonesty    Double standards    Envy    Hate    Indignation    Morality    Vice    Virtue

If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher.

Mrs. Miracle

Debbie Macomber

Mrs. Miracle

A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains.

Accidents    Adversity    Artist    Craftiness    Craftsmanship    Crafty    Creativity    Disaster    Envy    Hardships    Illness    Imperfections    Loneliness    Lyrics    Pain    Perspective    Poetry    Poets    Sadness    Suffering    Tragedy    Wit    Words

There was no pleasure like being envied on a mass scale.

The Luxe

Anna Godbersen

The Luxe

Creative people are often found either disagreeable or intimidating by mediocrities.

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.

Envy    Foreman    Greed    Jon foreman    Lust    Pride    Sloth    Switchfoot

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

To find out a girl's faults, praise her to her girlfriends.

What is a genius? A person who demands little to nothing from others, but is often found extremely difficult to have around.

Nothing is as obnoxious as other people's luck.

Everyone says love hurts, but that is not true. Loneliness hurts. Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Envy hurts. Everyone gets these things confused with love, but in reality love is the only thing in this world that covers up all pain and makes someone feel wonderful again. Love is the only thing in this world that does not hurt.

Envy    Hurts    Love    Pain    Refection

Years from now, when I'm successful and happy, ...and he's in prison... I hope I'm not too mature to gloat.

Envy    Humor

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.

There is no disappointment so numbing...as someone no better than you achieving more.

Never hold resentments for the person who tells you what you need to hear; count them among your truest, most caring, and valuable friends.

Brother    Brotherhood    Envy    Friend    Friendship    Need    Resentment    Sister    Sisterhood    Truth

If you swim effortlessly in the deep oceans, ride the waves to and from the shore, if you can breathe under water and dine on the deep treasures of the seas; mark my words, those who dwell on the rocks carrying nets will try to reel you into their catch. The last thing they want is for you to thrive in your habitat because they stand in their atmosphere where they beg and gasp for some air.

If you walk on sunlight, bathe in moonlight, breathe in a golden air and exhale a Midas' touch; mark my words, those who exist in the shadows will try to pull you into the darkness with them. The last thing that they want is for you to see the wonder of your life because they can't see theirs.

When you have wit of your own, it's a pleasure to credit other people for theirs.

Envy is for people who don’t have the self-esteem to be jealous.

Envy    Funny    Humor    Jealousy

When emerging from humble beginnings, those around you tend to underestimate your authenticity because they knew you before you were 'somebody'.

Adversity    Authenticity    Beginnings    Envy    Fame    Haters    Humility    Jealous    Jealousy    Perseverance    Somebody    Success    Underdog

One hand was behind his back, and he held it out, presenting a bouquet of white and smoky purple lilies.
They’re straight from the underworld, by the way. They are everlasting. They won’t die.

The way you think about yourself determines your reality. You are not being hurt by the way people think about you. Many of those people are a reflection of how you think about yourself.

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

Envy    Humor

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.

Envy    Hatred    Poison    Resentment

[M]en, though they know full well how much women are worth and how great the benefits we bring them, nonetheless seek to destroy us out of envy for our merits. It's just like the crow, when it produces white nestlings: it is so stricken by envy, knowing how black it is itself, that it kills its own offspring out of pique.

Crows    Dignity    Empowerment    Envy    Feminism    Gender    Hypocrisy    Imagery    Inequality    Jealousy    Men    Merits    Misogyny    Suppression    Ugliness    Women    Worth

To feel envy is human, to savour schadenfreude is devilish.

On Human Nature

Arthur Schopenhauer

On Human Nature

Heart-stopping envy is the sincerest form of flattery.

The Luxe

Anna Godbersen

The Luxe

The bittersweet about truth is that nothing could be more hurtful, yet nothing could be more helpful.

Brother    Brotherhood    Envy    Friend    Friendship    Need    Resentment    Sister    Sisterhood    Truth

No bird ever looked at a plane in envy

There will always be haters. And the more you grow the more they hate; the more they hate the more you grow.

Envy    Failure    Grow    Haters    Ignorance    Jealousy    People    Prejudice    Pride    Prosper    Stay behind    Succeed

They all laughed when I said I'd become a comedian. Well, they're not laughing now.

In the land where excellence is commended, not envied, where weakness is aided, not mocked, there is no question as to how its inhabitants are all superhuman.

Aid    Better world    Envy    Excellence    Helping    Mockery    Strength    Superhuman    Weakness    World

A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.

If you are stealing people's thunder just by being around and standing there; you really can't expect people to like you. People want their own thunder to be heard loud and wide, not yours! Swans should never despair over ducks not liking them.

...There are also those who inadvertently grant power to another man's words by continuously trying to spite him. If a man gets to the point where he can simply say, 'The sky is blue,' and people indignantly rush up trying to refute him saying, 'No, the sky is light blue,' then, whether they realize it or not, he has become an authority figure even to such adversaries.

Adversaries    Arguing    Authority    Blue    Cherry picking    Continuous    Debate    Envy    Fallacy    Haters    Indignant    Leadership    Opinions    Power    Refute    Sky    Spite    Words

When you beat up someone physically, you get excercise and stress relief; when you assault him verbally on the Internet, you just harm yourself.



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