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Arthur Chapman Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Arthur Chapman.

Envy is like a fly that passes all the body's sounder parts,
and dwells upon the sores.
- Arthur Chapman

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

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

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

 

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering
are Our Expectations and Our Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Keep your attention focused entirely
on what is truly your own concern,
and be clear that what belongs to others
is their business and none of yours.
- Epictetus

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

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.
- William Arthur Ward

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

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

The jealous are troublesome to others,
but a torment to themselves.
- William Penn

Envy breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Small people never learn to be indifferent;
they either envy or pity.
- Anonymous

Never trust anyone who wants what you've got.
Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
- Eubie Blake

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
- Socrates

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms
an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
- Elbert Hubbard

Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where
they want when they want.
They have the kind of mobility many people envy.
- Roger Tory Peterson

Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance,
and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is
the equal sharing of misery.
- Winston Churchill

O!
what a Godlike Power is that of doing Good!
I envy the Rich and the Great for nothing else!
- Samuel Richardson

Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it.
We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune.
- William Hazlitt

Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the
poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
- Horace

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books,
I live without envy.
- Lope de Vega

The United States transportation system is the envy of the world.
- Jerry Costello

Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the
harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we
let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.
- Theodore Roosevelt

I defer to all these other American poets who,
for some reason, I both envy and admire.
- Charles Olson

If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape,
it would be the shape of a boomerang.
- Charley Reese

We need criminals to identify ourselves with,
to secretly envy and to stoutly punish.
They do for us the forbidden, illegal things we wish to do.
- Karl A. Menninger

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory;
the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
- George Bancroft

I go about looking at horses and cattle.
They eat grass, make love, work when they have to,
bear their young.
I am sick with envy of them.
- Sherwood Anderson

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.
- Paul Getty

Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ,
I commit the sin of envy.
- Simone Weil

To venture upon an undertaking of any kind,
even the most insignificant, is to sacrifice to envy.
- Emile M. Cioran

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

I think a lot of people in television news look at
the cable networks with great envy.
- Chris Wallace

There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day;
the reason is that people can commend it without envy.
- William Shenstone

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

I myself think anti-Semitism is about envy.
- Joseph Epstein

I have no respect for the passion of equality,
which seems to me merely idealizing envy.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious,
especially those who envy you.
- Baltasar Gracian

The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead,
but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
- Thomas Hobbes

Envy aims very high.
- Ovid

Men know they are sexual exiles.
They wander the earth seeking satisfaction,
craving and despising, never content.
There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy.
- Camille Paglia

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us -
avarice,
ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished,
we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
- Petrarch

It is in the character of very few men to honor without
envy a friend who has prospered.
- Aeschylus

Envy's a coal comes hissing hot from Hell.
- Philip James Bailey

Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.
- Thomas Browne

I don't envy men and I certainly wouldn't like to become one now.
- Louise Brown

I do not envy the headache you will have when you awake.
In the meantime, dream of large women.
- Cary Elwes

I'd the upbringing a nun would envy.
Until I was fifteen I was more familiar with Africa than my own body.
- Joe Orton

Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the fairest fruit;
like a cunning bloodhound,
it singles out the fattest deer in the flock.
- Francis Beaumont

I envy people who drink - at least they know what to blame everything on.
- Oscar Levant

Envy, my son, wears herself away, and droops like a
lamb under the influence of the evil eye.
- Jacopo Sannazaro

Envy is an insult to oneself.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

I envy people who can just look at a sunset.
I wonder how you can shoot it.
There is nothing more grotesque to me than a vacation.
- Dustin Hoffman

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.
- Xun Zi

Envy is human nature.
- Monica Bellucci

Envy like fire always makes for the highest points.
- Titus Livius

When men are full of envy they disparage everything,
whether it be good or bad.
- Tacitus

I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them.
- Susan Sontag

Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home.
- Thornton Wilder

If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one;
and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
- George Byron

They envy the distinction I have won;
let them therefore,
envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
- Sallust

Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present.
- Chi Chi Rodriguez

Moral indignation in most cases is, 2% moral,
48% indignation, and 50% envy.
- Vittorio De Sica

Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being
a common and widespread emotion.
- John Berger

God's truth judges created things out of love,
and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer


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