But the dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to a bad end.
Envy eats nothing, but its own heart.
Envy is honors foe.
There is no sweeter sound than the crumbling of ones fellow man.
Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred.
Nothing sharpens sight like envy.
He will be loved when dead, who was envied when he was living.
The envied are like bureaucrats the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power.
In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.
A little grit in the eye destroyeth the sight of the very heavens, and a little malice or envy a world of joys. One wry principle in the mind is of infinite consequence.
Keep yourselves far from envy it eateth up and taketh away good actions, like as fire eateth up and burneth wood.
If envy were proper, two persons would be the most proper objects of it one, a man to whom god hath given riches, and apointed to bestow in charity the other, to whom God hath granted the knowledge of religion, and acteth thereon himself, instructing others.
The grass is always greener on the other side.
Green with envy.
Whenever a friend succeeds a little something in me dies.
But, O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another mans eyes
If the grass on the other side of the fence appears greener ... it must be all the fertilizer they are using.
The truest mark of being born with great qualities, is being born without envy.
The covetous man is ever in want.
It is the eyes of other people that ruin us. If all but myself were blind, I should want neither a fine house nor fine furniture.
Love looks through a telescope envy, through a microscope.
PAIN, n. An uncomfortable frame of mind that may have a physical basis in something that is being done to the body, or may be purely mental, caused by the good fortune of another.
ENVY, n. Emulation adapted to the meanest capacity.
CONGRATULATION, n. The civility of envy.
Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly they would have been sought if you did not have them.