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Friday, January 30, 2015

The Pain of Envy


Envy breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house;
you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife,
nor his male servant, nor his female servant,
nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.
- Exodus 20:17

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

Of the seven deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all.
- Joseph Epstein

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates


Further reading: Comparisons are Odious

Burden of Jealousy

Zero-Based Gratitude

Disappointment (Unmet Expectation)

How to Be Yourself

1 comment:

  1. Jealousy is a very bad thing and very harmful and insecure feeling to us. Thank you so much for the nice article. Here are jealousy quotes for your satisfaction.

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