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Motivational Envy Quotes

May these quotes about Envy inspire and motivate you.

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

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

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


 

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

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

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


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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

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

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

Envy breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -
it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

All decisions and all actions
(and inactions) have consequences -
not rightness or wrongness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you,
but your opinion that these things are insulting.
- Epictetus

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand;
they listen with the intent to reply.
- Stephen R. Covey

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

Happiness isn't at the end of the rainbow.
Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow.
Following the rainbow is happiness,
not getting to the end of it.
- Werner Erhard

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
- Albert Einstein

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

Life is the future, not the past.
- Terry Goodkind

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We never see what we are not ready to see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes.
He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese Proverb

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

He who knows, does not speak.
He who speaks, does not know.
- Lao Tzu

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Practice does not make perfect,
perfect practice makes perfect.
- Vince Lombardi

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The past does not equal the future.
- Anthony Robbins


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