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It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
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.
I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they're big, flashing signs that something needs to change.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
God's truth judges created things out of love, and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred.
Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.
A note of caution: We can never achieve goals that envy sets for us. Looking at your friends and wishing you had what they had is a waste of precious energy. Because we are all unique, what makes another happy may do the opposite for you. That's why advice is nice but often disappointing when heeded.
Jokes rot. They're not like songs. I always envy singers - Sting is always going to sing 'Roxanne'. But people want to hear new jokes. I've written jokes as good as 'Roxanne', I believe. But I can't tell them again.
People who make the choice to study, work hard or do whatever they endeavor is to give it the max on themselves to reach to the top level. And you have the people who get envy and jealous, yet are not willing to put that work in, and they want to get the same praise.
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.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.
Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that.
Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
If we weren't born with anti-social passions - narcissism, envy, lust, meanness, greed, hunger for power, just to name the more obvious - why the need for so many laws, whether religious or secular, that govern behavior?
All who have taken it upon themselves to rule over others have incurred hatred and unpopularity for a time; but if one has a great aim to pursue, this burden of envy must be accepted, and it is wise to accept it.
Never trust anyone who wants what you've got. Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
Envy comes from people's ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build.
Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.
Roger Tory Peterson
Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
Never envy a man his lady. Behind it all lays a living hell.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
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