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"What is envy? It is nothing but passive jealousy. Maybe jealousy is too strong a phenomenon; envy is a little passive. The difference may be of degrees, but it is not of quality, it is only of quantity. Envy can become jealousy at any moment; envy is just jealousy in progress. Mind has to drop all envies and jealousies." - Rajneesh

"Envy grieves. Jealousy rages." - Mason Cooley

"People may show jealousy, but hide their envy." - Mason Cooley

"Do not develop jealousy, hatred or envy on any count." - Sathya Sai Baba

"I only envy as basic old sexual jealousy." - Joan Juliet Buck

"Drop envy and jealousy, otherwise there is no possibility - because love cannot exist where envy and jealousies exist. Then your search is only for a certain type of power: that in the name of love you are just trying to fulfill the ego. And it is arduous to drop, because love exists only when all the negative elements of the mind are dropped. It is very arduous." - Rajneesh

"Drop envy and jealousy, otherwise there is no possibility , because love cannot exist where envy and jealousies exist." - Rajneesh

"Envy and jealousy stem from the fundamental inability to rejoice at someone else's happiness or success" - Matthieu Ricard

"The only causes of regret are laziness, outbursts of temper, hurting others, prejudice, jealousy, and envy." - Germaine Greer

"The cure for the sin of envy and jealousy is to find our contentment in God" - Jerry Bridges

"Gossip bespeaks either a vacant mind or one that entertains jealousy or envy." - David O Mckay

"We must seek ways to solve difficulties such as hatred, envy and jealousy." - Sathya Sai Baba

"Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it." - William Shenstone

"Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that." - Oliver Stone

"Envy-Thy art blindness" - Aftab Alam

"Envy bestrides praise." - Pindar

"Class envy is dangerous." - Jack Abramoff

"I envy the dead." - William Mulholland

"Envy derives from insecurity." - Igor Babailov

"Envy aims very high." - Ovid

"Jealousy... is a mental cancer." - B C Forbes

"Envy, jealousy, ambition, any kind of greed are passions; love is an action, the practice of human power, which can be practiced only in freedom and never as a result of compulsion. Love is an activity, not a passive affect; it is a "standing in," not a "falling for." In the most general way, the active character of love can be described by stating that love is primarily giving, not receiving." - Erich Fromm

"Envy and jealousy are the private parts of the human soul. Perhaps the comparison can be extended." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Jealousy is the fire of envy that seeks to destroy another's beauty, rather than to create its own." - Wes Fesler

"Jealousy is an ugly emotion, but it tells the truth. You mostly envy those who have what you desire." - Susan Cain

"Respect kindly all religions that teach loving kindness, and have no respect for envy and jealousy. Never follow hate." - Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

"Negative states of mind, such as anger, resentment, fear, envy, and jealousy, are products of the ego." - Eckhart Tolle

"Jealousy, which serves the struggle for survival, can deteriorate into the envy which draws defeat even from victory." - Willard Gaylin

"I'm emotionless, yet I breathe jealousy and envy People kill for me or die to defend me" - Kirk Jones

"Envy, like flames, soars upwards." - Livy

"Envy, is Pride's greatest Fear." - Anthony Liccione

"Jealousy, the old worm that bites." - Aphra Behn

"Grace misunderstood will always lead to jealousy." - Ravi Zacharias

"In love, Jealousy is the great exaggerator." - Friedrich Schiller

"Jealousy, the jaundice of the soul." - John Dryden

"Jealousy is the grave of affection." - Mary Baker Eddy

"There is a soul-jealousy that can be as frantic as any body-jealousy." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"The truest mark of being born with great qualities is being born without envy. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld That awareness is my teaching. Never fight with greed, ego, anger, jealousy, hatred - all those enemies that the religions have been telling you, 'Fight with them, crush them, kill them. You cannot kill them, you cannot crush them, you cannot fight with them; all that you can do is just be aware of them.' And the moment you are aware, they are gone. In the light, the darkness simply disappears." - Rajneesh

"No thank you to all the bustas, cowards, and FAKE HOMIES who showed me the depths of jealousy, envy and greed." - Tupac Shakur

"Drop jealousy and envy, for they make you ugly. Be loving, be accepting, and most of all... be happy just the way you are." - Leon Brown

"Make an enemy of jealousy and envy. As fast and soon as you can.... The art world is high school with money." - Jerry Saltz

"Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge." - Iris Murdoch

"Anger he smiles, towering in shiny metallic purple armor. Queen Jealousy, envy waits behind him, her fiery green gown sneers at the grassy ground." - Jimi Hendrix

"My brother, do men grieve over the fight of cats and dogs? So the jealousy, envy, and elbowing of common men should make no impression on your mind." - Swami Vivekananda

"I never engaged in public affairs for my own interest, pleasure, envy, jealousy, avarice or ambition, or even the desire of fame" - John Adams

"Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy." - Aristotle

"Congratulations is the civility of envy." - Ambrose Bierce

"It stirs up envy, fame does." - Marilyn Monroe

"Envy is the religion of the mediocre" - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"Envy is the basis of democracy." - Bertrand Russell

"Envy is the ulcer of the soul." - Socrates

"Envy will merit, as its shade, pursue" - Alexander Pope

"It's better to arouse pity than envy." - Andre Maurois

"Envy is a kind of praise." - John Gay

"Envy is an insult to oneself." - Yevgeny Yevtushenko

"Carrying envy makes life more difficult." - Kym Whitley

"Envy is a surefire party killer." - Bob Colacello

"The word "jealousy" is often used as if it were synonymous with envy; but I think the distinction worth preserving. Jealousy is predominantly concerned with the fear of loss of something one possesses, envy with the wish to own something another possesses. Othello suffers from the fear that he has lost Desdemona's love. Iago suffers from envy of the position held by Cassio, to which he feels entitled." - Anthony Storr

"Jealousy means ego, jealousy means unconsciousness. Jealousy means that you have not known even a moment of joy and bliss; you are living in misery. Jealousy is a by-product of misery, ego, unconsciousness." - Rajneesh

"Silent as despairing love, and strong as jealousy..." - William Blake

"Thou tyrant, tyrant Jealousy, Thou tyrant of the mind!" - John Dryden

"He's only mediocre, jealousy can't get with me." - Ll Cool J

"Passionate jealousy is not a good foster-parent for prudence." - Elinor Glyn

"Jealousy is the only vice that gives no pleasure" - Patrick Henry

"The test of Ahimsa is absence of jealousy." - Swami Vivekananda

"Jealousy clings to love's underside like bats to a bridge." - Amy Waldman

"From heresy, frenzy and jealousy, good Lord deliver me." - Ludovico Ariosto

"Jealousy is the worst trait in any person." - Adam Devine

"Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time." - Drake

"Passion can quickly slip to jealousy, or even hatred." - Arthur Golden

"Jealousy is all the fun you think they had." - Erica Jong

"Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy." - Heraclitus

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

"Jealousy is in some measure just and reasonable, since it merely aims at keeping something that belongs to us or we think belongsto us, whereas envy is a frenzy that cannot bear anything that belongs to others." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy, and fear. I wish to be simple, honest, frank, natural . . to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid." - Elbert Hubbard

"The desire to create continually is vulgar and betrays jealousy, envy, ambition. If one is something one really does not need to make anything -and one nonetheless does very much. There exists above the productive man a yet higher species." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The desire to create continually is vulgar and betrays jealousy, envy, ambition. If one is something one really does not need to make anything -and one nonetheless does very much. There exists above the 'productive' man a yet higher species." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Envy and jealousy are very harmful because you are never ever satisfied with what you have and you never reflect on what you have. You constantly live your life on what you do not have." - Tsem Tulku

"Kindness, love, patience, understanding, and unity will increase as we serve, while intolerance, jealousy, envy, greed, and selfishness decrease or disappear. The more we give of ourselves, the more our capacity to serve, understand, and love will grow." - Carlos H. Amado

"The Soul of the World is nourished by people's happiness. And also by unhappiness, envy, and jealousy. To realize one's Personal Legend is a person's only real obligation. All things are one." - Paulo Coelho

"When you make it a strong habit not to take anything personally, you avoid many upsets in your life. Your anger, jealousy, and envy will disappear, and even your sadness will simply disappear if you don't take things personally." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"Jealousy is in a manner just and reasonable, as it tends to preserve a good which belongs, or which we believe belongs to us, on the other hand envy is a fury which cannot endure the happiness of others." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"How wonderful it can be, and what nobility it proves in young men, when they pledge one another a friendship that can never be shadowed by selfishness, envy, or jealousy." - Halldór Laxness

"We need to get rid of hate, envy, jealousy, discord in ourselves, so we can reach a solution in terms of peace in order to feel that time has come for human happiness." - Chico Xavier

"You might think that religion was the one area in which professional jealousy would take a back seat. But no: ecclesiastical memoirs are as viperish as any, though their envy tends to cloak itself in piety." - Craig Brown

"Part of the reason people abroad resent the United States is something Americans can do very little about: envy. The richest, most powerful country in the world attracts the jealousy of others in much the same way that the richest, most powerful man in a small town attracts the jealousy of others." - Mohsin Hamid

"Envy: a confused, tangled guide to one's own ambitions." - Alain De Botton

"Some people suffer from the green-eyed monster called envy." - Ana Monnar

"Envy was just the tax you paid on success." - David Nicholls

"It is better to arouse envy than pity." - Publilius Syrus

"Nothing can allay the rage of biting envy." - Claudius Claudianus

"Envy is the central fact of American life." - Gore Vidal

"A person worth envying is a person who doesn't envy" - Boonaa Mohammed

"[Of nuclear war:] The living will envy the dead." - Nikita Khrushchev

"Our envy always outlives the felicity of its object." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build." - Margaret Thatcher

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

"Sympathy one receives for nothing, envy must be earned." - Robert Lembke

"Oh God, don't envy me, I have my own pains." - Barbra Streisand

"I think envy motivates a lot of people." - Shia Labeouf

"I do have height envy. I'm 5'1 and my sisters are giants so I do have height envy." - Toni Braxton

"Jealousy is always born with love, but does not die with it. In jealousy there is more of self-love than of love to another." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare. Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another, comparisons only fan the fires." - Dorothy Corkille Briggs

"Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Don't hold grudges; it's pointless. Jealousy too is a non-cathartic, negative emotion. ." - John Milton

"When you strengthen your self-esteem, there is no room for jealousy." - Harold H. Bloomfield

"There is no good in store so long as malice and jealousy and egotism will prevail." - Swami Vivekananda

"Jealousy is a keen observer, but looks for all the wrong signs." - H L Mencken

"The jealousy I feel twards Orlando Bloom exists on many levels.." - Sean Astin

"[John] Adams never hid his jealousy and resentment of the other Founders, especially Benjamin Franklin." - Gordon S. Wood

"I don't get jealousy, I don't get how people hate each other - I never did." - Nas

"People can do all kinds of things that maybe aren't wise in hindsight because of jealousy." - Kristin Bauer Van Straten

"Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive." - Alexis Carrel

"There never was one particle of... jealousy... in the heart of Hyrum Smith." - Heber J Grant

"Don't waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind." - Mary Schmich

"Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love." - George Eliot

"Jealousy is simply and clearly the fear that you do not have value. Jealousy scans for evidence to prove the point - that others will be preferred and rewarded more than you. There is only one alternative - self-value. If you cannot love yourself, you will not believe that you are loved. You will always think it's a mistake or luck. Take your eyes off others and turn the scanner within. Find the seeds of your jealousy, clear the old voices and experiences. Put all the energy into building your personal and emotional security. Then you will be the one others envy, and you can remember the pain and reach out to them." - Jennifer James

"There is something to be said for jealousy, because it only designs the preservation of some good which we either have or think wehave a right to. But envy is a raging madness that cannot bear the wealth or fortune of others." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them, and in myself." - Napoleon Hill

"Thinking, or more precisely identification with thinking, gives rise to and maintains the ego, which, in our Western society in particular, is out of control. It believes it is real and tries hard to maintain its supremacy. Negative states of mind, such as anger, resentment, fear, envy, and jealousy, are products of the ego." - Eckhart Tolle

"Our knowledge of what the richer than ourselves possess, and the poor do not, has never been more widespread. Therefore, envy, which is wanting what others have, and jealousy, which is not wanting others to have what one has, have never been more widespread." - John Fowles

"In the past, traditional art was based on making manifest what is enduring in man, like love, jealousy, hatred, envy, and greed... . Today art has to look again at these unchanging qualities, because society is no longer unchanging. It is up to art today to show us what has become of these unchanging qualities in a world which is moving and changing." - Tawfiq al-Hakim

"know the feelin, when you feelin like a villain, You be havin good thoughts but the evils be revealin'. And the stresses of life can take you off the right path, Jealousy and envy tends to infiltrate your staff... We gotta hold it down so we can move on past All adversities, so we can get through fast." - Q-Tip

"The source of sexual power is curiosity, passion. You are watching its little flame die of asphyxiation. Sex does not thrive on monotony. Without feeling, inventions, moods, no surprises in bed. Sex must be mixed with tears, laughter, words, promises, scenes, jealousy, envy, all of the spices of fear, foreign travel, new faces, novels, stories, dreams, fantasies, music, dancing, opium, wine." - Anais Nin

"We ask ourselves and each of us may wonder: Does the Lord feel truly at home in my life? Do we allow him to do a 'cleansing' in our hearts and to drive out the idols, those attitudes of greed, jealousy, worldliness, envy and hatred, that habit of gossiping and tearing down others?" - Pope Francis

"The will to incessant creation is vulgar, betraying jealousy, envy, and ambition. Assuming that you are something, there is really nothing that you need to do-and yet you do a great deal. Above the "productive" man there is still a higher type." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"One of the problems when you become successful is that jealousy and envy inevitably follow. There are people - I categorize them as life's losers - who get their sense of accomplishment and achievement from trying to stop others. As far as I'm concerned, if they had any real ability, they wouldn't be fighting me, they'd be doing something constructive themselves." - Donald Trump

"Although humans inherit a biological bias that permits them to feel anger, jealousy, selfishness and envy, and to be rude, aggressive or violent, they inherit an even stronger biological bias for kindness, compassion, cooperation, love and nurture - especially toward those in need. This inbuilt ethical sense is a biological feature of our species." - Jerome Kagan

"You are still in 100% body consciousness. Do not stay with this body consciousness. Remove that. What will remain will be Atma-consciousness. Then there will be no anger, no hatred, no envy, no jealousy, no hunger, no desire . . . only complete Ananda . . . only bliss, bliss, bliss!" - Sathya Sai Baba

"Competition between women is good only if it does not prevail; that is to say if it coexists with affinity, affection, with a real sense of being mutually indispensable, with sudden peaks of solidarity in spite of envy, jealousy and the whole inevitable cohort of bad feelings." - Elena Ferrante

"The sin of pride may be a small or a great thing in someone's life, and hurt vanity a passing pinprick or a self-destroying or even murderous obsession. Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge." - Iris Murdoch

"These golden matters Of Gyges and his treasuries Are no concern of mine. Jealousy has no power over me, Nor do I envy a god his work, And I do not burn to rule. Such things have no Fascination for my eyes." - Archilochus

"These golden matters Of Gyges and his treasuries Are no concern of mine. Jealousy has no power over me, Nor do I envy a god his work, And I do not burn to rule. Such things have no Fascination for my eyes." - Archilochus

"Jealousy we understood and thought natural... But envy was a strange, new feeling for us. And all the time we knew that Maureen Peal was not the Enemy and not worthy of such intense hatred. The Thing to fear was the Thing that made her beautiful, and not us." - Toni Morrison

"American society [...] not only sanctions gross and unfair relations among men, but it encourages them. Now, can that be denied? No. Rivalry, competition, envy, jealousy, all that is malignant in human character is nourished by the system. Possession, money, property-on such corrupt standards as these do you people measure happiness and success." - Philip Roth

"Right now, make a list of what you admire about yourself- don't stop until you've filled a page. Sit and relish each quality and accomplishment. When you remember how much you have to be proud of, you don't need to envy others. Instead of wallowing in your jealousy, use your friends' accomplishments as inspiration to pursue the life you want." - Phil Mcgraw

"Guileless and without vanity, we were still in love with ourselves then. We felt comfortable in our skins, enjoyed the news that our senses released to us, admired our dirt, cultivated our scars, and could not comprehend this unworthiness. Jealousy we understood and thought natural-a desire to have what somebody else had; but envy was a strange, new feeling for us." - Jim Morrison

"If the angels were capable of envy, they would envy us for two things: one is the receiving of Holy Communion, and the other is suffering." - Mary Faustina Kowalska

"Oppressed cultures often envy those which are not, or oppressed individuals do, and sometimes those which - and who - are not envy those which - who - are." - Gerald Stern

"I have never been given to envy - save for the envy I feel toward those people who have the ability to make a marriage work and endure happily." - J Paul Getty

"You will be able to check envy if you rejoice with the man whom you envy whenever he rejoices, and grieve whenever he grieves." - Maximus the Confessor

"Sometimes I see movies and I get almost angry - because I'm like, I can never make that movie. It stems from a jealousy, but from a good kind of jealousy. It's inspirational." - Ellen Page

"What does jealousy indicate? Jealousy is love manifested in the physical world. If you are jealous you have a debt to pay; if someone is jealous of you, he has a debt to pay to you." - Peter Deunov

"A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom. Just like right now with the whole mortgage crisis, I want to help people get back into their homes." - Magic Johnson

"Here's what I think: the five most unattractive traits in people are cheapness, clinginess, neediness, unwillingness to change and jealousy. Jealousy is the worst, and by far the hardest to conceal." - Douglas Coupland

"Jealousy is almost like a shadow of love. If we can grow our love, it takes over the whole energy of jealousy and transforms it into love. It is an alchemical change." - Rajneesh

"Few men have the natural strength to honor a friend's success without envy." - Aeschylus

"I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on." - Oscar Levant

"Envy is but the smoke of low estate, Ascending still against the fortunate." - Sir Fulke Greville

"The reason death sticks so closely to life isn't biological necessity - it's envy." - Yann Martel



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