The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.
A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime, and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned.
The old often envy the young; when they do, they are apt to treat them cruelly.
When one begins, as I did, to analyze men after a fairly long experience of analyzing women, one receives a most surprising impression of the intensity of this envy of pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood, as well as of breasts and of the act of suckling.
I envy those Hindus and Buddhists who have in their religion philosophy and ancestor worship which build in the believer a continuity with the past, and that most important ingredient in the building of a nation - memory.
F. Sionil Jose
There are people, also, who cannot believe that beauty and gaiety are a part of goodness. When we think of cruelty, we must try to remember the stupidity, the envy, the frustration from which it has arisen.
In a lot of ways, I envy someone like Omar Sharif who lived in a hotel for decades.
When people unfortunately use religion to facilitate their envy, arrogance and hate, communalism surfaces.
The grave I go to will not be my own. But if I could step outside myself and contemplate the person that I am, I should know at last what envy is.
Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that.
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.
I'm not confident around compliments or being celebrated, and I'm not comfortable with the thought of envy, which some people thrive on.