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Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead.
Mark Twain

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

Envy shoots at others and wounds herself.
English proverb

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
H. G. Wells

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
Socrates

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy,
boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other
words: It is war minus the shooting.
George Orwell

If envy were a rash the whole village would be ill.
Greek proverb

Pain is inevitable as long as you are identified with your mind, which is to say as long as you
are unconscious, spiritually speaking. I am talking here primarily of emotional pain, which is
also the main cause of physical pain and physical disease. Resentment, hatred, self-pity,
guilt, anger, depression, jealousy, and so on, even the slightest irritation, are all forms of
pain.
Eckhart Tolle

Where there is envy, there is meanness.
Greek proverb

Thoughts of jealousy, fear, worry, and anxiety tear down and destroy your nerves and glands
bringing about mental and physical diseases of all kinds.
Joseph Murphy

Few men have the natural strength to honour a friend's succes without envy.
Aeschylus

Congratulation, n. The civility of envy.
Ambrose Bierce

Envy is thin because it bites but never eats.
Spanish proverb

It isn't easy for most ordinary people to look at extreme manifestations of wealth and join in
the idea. The ego is too racked with jealousy or inadequacy and judgement. We'll look at a
palace and say, "That's not my kind of house." We see expensive things and say, "That's far
too much for me."
Stuart Wilde

Envy goes beyond avarice.
French proverb

Jealousy in romance is like salt in food.  A little can enhance the savor, but too much can
spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.
Maya Angelou

A friend's envy is worse than an enemy's hatred.
American proverb

Better envy than pity.
German proverb

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.
Marilyn Monroe

Never envy a man his lady. Behind it all lays a living hell.
Charles Bukowski

If you're trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down at you
anyhow. And if you're trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it. They will only
envy you. Status will get you nowhere. Only an open heart will allow you to float equally
between everyone.
Mitch Albom

Men are jealous of every woman, even when they don't have the slightest interest in her
themselves.
Jan Neruda

Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart like a viper in its hole.
Honore de Balzac

It is never wise to seek or wish for another's misfortune. If malice or envy were tangible and
had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.
Charley Reese

Isn't it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?
Sean Covey

Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated
to our merits.
Paul Eldridge

Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
Havelock Ellis

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.
Harold Coffin

Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it.
Honore de Balzac

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