Sermon quotes on Envy
Few men have the natural strength to honor a friend’s success without envy.
Pride, envy, avarice – these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
Everybody is somebody, but nobody wants to be themselves.
The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring.
As a moth gnaws a garment, so doth envy consume a man.
Quoted by N. S. Gill, About.com: Ancient/Classical History.
Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung
The envious person resents another person’s good gifts because they are superior to his or her own. It’s not just that the other person is better; it is that by comparison their superiority makes you feel your own lack, your own inferiority, more acutely.
Of all the deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.
When we keep purchasing, keep consuming, and keep envying and coveting, we are pining for what the objects represent: peace, ease, meaning, beauty, stability, adventure, knowledge, renown, connection, and esteem.
Taken from Finding Holy in the Suburbs: Living Faithfully in the Land of Too Much by Ashley Hales Copyright (c) 2009 by Ashley Hales. Published by InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL. www.ivpress.com
Envy, the meanest of vices, creeps on the ground like a serpent.
The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
Comparison is the thief of joy.
Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.
Following the Equator (1897)
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