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.
I defer to all these other American poets who, for some reason, I both envy and admire.
The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build.
Socially, the Cuban revolution created an education system and health service that remain the envy of much of the neo-liberal world.
I envy my Jewish friends the ritual of saying kaddish – a ritual that seems perfectly conceived, with its built-in support group and its ceremonious designation of time each day devoted to remembering the lost person.
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
Envy comes from people’s ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts.