68 Envy Sayings

In this post, you will find amazing envy sayings.

Short Envy Sayings

 

“Envy is thin because it bites but never eats.” —Spanish Proverb

 

“Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead.” —Mark Twain

 

“Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases.” —Robert Kraft

 

“Those people, who hate you, envy your freedom.” —Santosh Kalwar

 

“The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor.” —Socrates

 

“Envy feeds on the living. It ceases when they are dead.” —Ovid

 

“He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.” —Aeschylus

 

“Envy is ignorance.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“Those who raise envy will easily incur censure.” —Charles Churchill

 

“Rust consumes iron and envy consumes itself.” —Danish Proverb

 

“Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present.” —Chi Chi Rodriguez

 

“The price of success is to bear the criticism of envy.” —Denis Waitley

 

“There was no pleasure like being envied on a mass scale.” —Anna Godbersen

 

“Nothing sharpens sight like envy.” —Thomas Fuller

 

“Envy is for people who don’t have the self-esteem to be jealous.” —Benson Bruno

 

“Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“It is better to be envied than pitied.” —Herodotus

 

“Envy blinds men and makes it impossible for them to think clearly.” —Malcolm X

 

“He will be loved when dead, who was envied when he was living.” —Horace

 

“A weak mind is ambitious of envy, a strong one of respect.” —Smith Wigglesworth

 

“Fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion.” —Rumi

 

“Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.” —Josh Billings

 

“Our envy of others devours us most of all.” —Alexander Solzhenitsyn

 

“The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build.” —Margaret Thatcher

 

“Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.” —Joanne Rowling

 

“Envy is a sickness growing from other men’s happiness.” —Marcus Aurelius

 

“An envious heart can’t be original.” —Toba Beta

 

“As a moth gnaws a garment, so doth envy consume a man.” —Saint John Chrysostom

Envy Sayings

 

“Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.” —Harold Coffin

 

“Behind every successful man, there is a woman; and behind her there is envy.” —Unknown

 

“Envy comes from people’s ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts.” —Jean Vanier

 

“The envious man thinks that if his neighbor breaks a leg, he will be able to walk better himself.” —Helmut Schoeck

 

“Envy feels not its own happiness, but when it may be compared with the misery of others.” —Samuel Johnson

 

“The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.” —Baltasar Gracian

 

“Envy lies between two beings equal in nature though unequal in circumstances.” —Jeremy Collier

 

“People who like watching other people fall, will remain watchers for the rest of their lives.” —Unknown

 

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

 

“Envy, after all, comes from wanting something that isn’t yours. But grief comes from losing something you’ve already had.” —Jodi Picoult

 

“There was never envy that was not bloody: for if it eat not another’s heart, it will eat our own.” —Joseph Hall

 

“When men are full of envy, they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.” —Publius Cornelius Tacitus

 

“Never trust anyone who wants what youve got Envy is an overwhelming emotion.” —Unknown

 

“There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy.” —Richard Brinsley Sheridan

 

“Envy feeds on the living, after death it rests, then the honor of a man protects him.” —Ovid

 

“To all apparent beauties blind, each blemish strikes an envious mind.” —Benjamin Franklin

 

“Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man’s self; and where there is no comparison, no envy.” —Francis Bacon

 

“The rich are more envied by those who have a little, than by those who have nothing.” —Charles Caleb Colton

 

“Two things ought to be the object of our fear, the envy of friends, and the hatred of enemies.” —Unknown

 

“Envying another man’s happiness is madness; you wouldn’t know what to do with it if you had it.” —Andre Gide

 

“Envy is a gun with a faulty breech-lock which flares back and burns the gunner.” —Austin O’Malley

 

“I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.” —Jess C. Scott

 

“When men are full of envy, they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.” —Publius Cornelius

 

“When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad.” —Tacitus

 

“I want to rid my heart of envy, and cleanse my soul of rage before I’m through.” —Paul Simon

 

“Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.” —Mark Twain

 

“Envy is the result of the effect that you have made on someone else’s life, whether they want to accept it or not.” —Sasha Azevedo

 

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

 

“I envy animals for two things – their ignorance of evil to come, and their ignorance of what is said about them.” —Voltaire

 

“We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all.” —Dorothy Day

Top Ten Envy Sayings

 

Here you will find top ten envy sayings selected by our team.

  1. “Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.” —Harold Coffin
  2. “Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases.” —Robert Kraft
  3. “Envy feels not its own happiness, but when it may be compared with the misery of others.” —Samuel Johnson
  4. “Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man’s self; and where there is no comparison, no envy.” —Francis Bacon
  5. “There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy.” —Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  6. “The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.” —Baltasar Gracian
  7. “Envy comes from people’s ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts.” —Jean Vanier
  8. “Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.” —Mark Twain
  9. “Behind every successful man, there is a woman; and behind her there is envy.” —Unknown
  10. “Fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion.” —Rumi