17 Quotes About Envy

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If we considered detraction to be bred of envy, and nested only in deficient minds, we should find that the applauding of virtue would win us far more honor than seeking to disparage it. That would show we loved what we commended, while this tells the world we grudge at what we want ourselves.
- Owen Feltham
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Many men profess to hate another, but no man owns envy, as being an enmity or displeasure for no cause but another's goodness or felicity.
- Jeremy Taylor
15
How many covet that they may boast? How many desire more glory for their flesh?
- Watchman Nee
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Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another's.
- Desiderius Erasmus
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In some dispositions there is such an envious kind of pride that they cannot endure that any but themselves should be set forth for excellent; so that when they hear one justly praised, they will either seek to dismount his virtues, or, if they be like a clear light, they will stab him with a "but" of detraction.
- Owen Feltham
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Covetousness is therefore, a sin with a very wide range. If it is the desire for money, it leads to theft. If it is the desire for prestige, it leads to evil ambition. If it is the desire for power, it leads to sadistic tyranny. If it is the desire for a person, it leads to sexual sin.
- William Barclay
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God makes crosses of great variety; He makes some of iron and lead, that look as if they must crush; some of straw, that seem so light, and yet are no less difficult to carry; some He makes of precious stones and gold, that dazzle the eye and excite the envy of spectators, but in reality are as well able to crucify as those which are so much dreaded.
- James H. Aughey
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The proud man hath no God; the envious man hath no neighbor; the angry man hath not himself. What good, then, in being a man, if one has neither himself nor a neighbor nor God.
- Joseph Hall
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Ambition is a gilded misery, a secret poison, a hidden plague, the engineer of deceit, the mother of hypocrisy, the parent of envy, the original of vices, the moth of holiness, the blinder of hearts, turning medicines into maladies, and remedies into diseases.
- Thomas Brooks
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There be three usual causes of ingratitude upon a benefit received - envy, pride, and covetousness; envy, looking more at other's benefits than our own; pride, looking more at ourselves than at the benefit; covetousness, looking more at what we would have than at what we have.
- Joseph Hall
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Only one thing truly need the Christian envy, the large, rich, generous soul which "envieth not."
- Henry Drummond
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A slowness to applaud betrays a cold temper or an envious spirit.
- Hannah More
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It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of envy.
- Helen Keller
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It is a very human trait in us to feel that another's advancement is in some way a blow to ourselves. It is equally a human trait to feel that another's downfall and disgrace in some way adds a bit of luster to our own crowns. Of course, nothing could be more utterly false.
- Clovis G. Chappell
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The cure for the sin of envy and jealousy is to find our contentment in God.
- Jerry Bridges
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Whenever you attempt a good work you will find other men doing the same kind of work, and probably doing it better. Envy them not.
- Henry Drummond
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Take heed and beware of covetousness. The Lord saw the need of doubly warning against that besetting sin.
- William Tiptaft
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