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Envy Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Envy Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Expectation Disappointment Greed

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

The envious person grows lean
with the fatness of their neighbor.
- Socrates

 

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike;
there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln


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Keep your attention focused entirely
on what is truly your own concern,
and be clear that what belongs to others
is their business and none of yours.
- Epictetus

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.
- William Arthur Ward

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering
are Our Expectations and Our Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The jealous are troublesome to others,
but a torment to themselves.
- William Penn

Envy breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates

Love looks through a telescope;
envy, through a microscope.
- Josh Billings

Small people never learn to be indifferent;
they either envy or pity.
- Anonymous

Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance,
and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is
the equal sharing of misery.
- Winston Churchill

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches
as to conceive how others can be in want.
- Jonathan Swift

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let me bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Don't let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't let schooling interfere with your education.
- Mark Twain

Don't let anyone else take the measure
of your worth and capabilities.
Always stand proud in who you are.
- Margaret Spellings

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

Follow what you are genuinely passionate about
and let that guide you to your destination.
- Diane Sawyer

Let it be.
- Paul McCartney

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding
everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.
- Albert Schweitzer

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Don't take rejection personally.
Don't let someone else's bad day spoil your day.
As long as you never reject yourself, you'll be fine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we let things terrify us,
life will not be worth living.
- Seneca

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams.
- Anonymous

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
- Rumi

Don't let the past drive life - choose life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let's Roll.
- Todd Beamer

If we would guide by the light of reason
we must let our minds be bold.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Live and let live.
- Yiddish Proverb

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -
unless you let him.
- Napoleon Hill

Let today be the day that you choose
to become your own greatest Hero.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Positive thinking will let you do everything
better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Love without jealousy. Love without need.
Let love be an unconditional gift.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden

Let light shine through the cracks
in the armor of your staunchest beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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