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There are a lot of ways to make people not like you, but one of the most powerful - if least fair - is to be really, really successful. Nobody resents the guy who just lost his job. But the guy whose Internet start-up made him a billionaire at 25? That's a whole different kettle of envy.
One of the greatest things drama can do, at it's best, is to redefine the words we use every day such as love, home, family, loyalty and envy. Tragedy need not be a downer.
Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present.
Chi Chi Rodriguez
I have never been given to envy - save for the envy I feel toward those people who have the ability to make a marriage work and endure happily.
J. Paul Getty
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
I never quite understood these actors - though I envy them sometimes - who can lie out for a year or two. I feel as though time is a real pressing issue, and I want to get as much work done in the time that I have left.
Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.
We've never been people that go around and confront people that have been financially successful and say, 'We hate you. We envy you because of how well you're doing.'
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.
Karl A. Menninger
With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.
Lope de Vega
I envy people who drink - at least they know what to blame everything on.
Envy's a coal comes hissing hot from Hell.
Philip James Bailey
To venture upon an undertaking of any kind, even the most insignificant, is to sacrifice to envy.
Emile M. Cioran
I envy people with dreams and passions, but I don't think that way. I still don't have a 'bliss' to follow. For people like me - I suspect that's most people - holding out for a 'dream' or a 'passion' is paralyzing. I just like having work I enjoy that feels meaningful. That's hard enough... but it's enough.
Men know they are sexual exiles. They wander the earth seeking satisfaction, craving and despising, never content. There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy.
Loyalty will not permit envy, hate, and uncharitableness to creep into our public thinking.
Oh God, don't envy me, I have my own pains.
Moral indignation in most cases is, 2% moral, 48% indignation, and 50% envy.
Vittorio De Sica
You campaigned against rich people and you got enough envy whipped up in the country and you're gonna get 'em. You're gonna stick it to those rich people. But guess what? You may not get anymore revenue. You may not get anymore economic growth. But you can say, 'I stuck it to the rich people.'
In a lot of ways, I envy someone like Omar Sharif who lived in a hotel for decades.
Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home.
The building of America has had its fair share of mistakes, but it's a constitution that's the jewel of democracy, the envy of many, and it's the most generous nation in the world.
Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep.
Helen Gurley Brown
In a way, I envy the freedom artists have. Artists can push themselves beyond their limits, in pursuit of their ideas and their vision, even if they are inhabited by demons that can also play tricks on them.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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