Envy is an insult to oneself.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

Saint John Chrysostom

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.

Dennis Prager

In this world one must be like everybody else if he doesn't want to provoke scorn or envy or jealousy.

Mark Twain

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

Titus Livy

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.


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


They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.


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

Heraclitus Of Ephesus

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

Oscar Levant

I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on.

Oscar Levant

This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy, for contempt too high.

Abraham Cowley

Our envy of others devours us most of all.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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

Josh Billings

We'll get exhibitions that will be the envy of the museum world.

Michael De Marsche

I was the envy of our neighborhood touch football gang.

Jim Parker

Virtue on earth is persecuted ever; the envious die, but envy never.


We wanted to plan a celebration that would be the envy of Dubuque.

Michael Mcdonald

I don't envy China. I wish to emulate China.

Palaniappan Chidambaram

Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In a blue state, the party of a red governor has the Democrats appearing green with envy.

David Mccuan

I don't envy the FCC's job here. This is an incredibly tricky decision.

Ned Zachar

The survivors would envy the dead.

Nikita Khrushchev

I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them.

Susan Sontag

Moral indignation in most cases is, 2% moral, 48% indignation, and 50% envy.

Vittorio De Sica

ENVY, n. Emulation adapted to the meanest capacity.

Ambrose Bierce

I do not envy the British Cabinet or the Bush administration their choice.

Douglas Hurd

More sinners are cursed at not because we despise their sins but because we envy their success at sinning.

Thomas Babington Macaulay

The truest mark of being born with great qualities, is being born without envy.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The blind envy the one-eyed.


Kannapolis is the envy of the nation.

Gene Mccombs

Do not envy a sinner; you don't know what disaster awaits him.


After a while you have to envy these people because they have community.

Johnny Vaughan

When we think of cruelty, we must try to remember the stupidity, the envy, the frustration from which it has arisen.

Dame Edith Sitwell

Getting 17 homes to all agree and pick a color. I don't envy you.

John Petrashek

Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present.

Chi Chi Rodriguez

Education is the key to a better economy and a controlled population. Until now, the world blamed India for its huge population, but now it could envy it.

Bikram Sen

I'd the upbringing a nun would envy and that's the truth. Until I was fifteen I was more familiar with Africa than my own body.

Joe Orton

I'd the upbringing a nun would envy. Until I was fifteen I was more familiar with Africa than my own body.

Joe Orton

No, there's not a lot to envy about the old days. But something has been lost.

Ronald Blythe

Envy comes from people's ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts.

Jean Vanier

Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.

Charles Churchill