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Lailah Gifty Akita
You can make a difference, wherever you are. It begins with a decision and defined purpose.
A man finds in the productions of nature an inexhaustible stock of material on which he can employ himself, without any temptations to envy or malevolence, and has always a certain prospect of discovering new reasons for adoring the sovereign author of the universe.
Envy and greed starve on a steady diet of thanksgiving.
Envy is the deformed and distorted offspring of egotism; and when we reflect on the strange and disproportioned character of the parent, we cannot wonder at the perversity and waywardness of the child.
A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you about himself; and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself.
Interestingly, do you know who is the most difficult person to love? It is easy to love friends and not too difficult to love those less fortunate than ourselves. It certainly isn't easy loving enemies, but sometimes the person most difficult to love is the one who is MORE fortunate than we are. The one who receives the promotion we deserved. The one who gets the recognition we desired, the honor we sought or the affections of the lover we had hoped to win. It is easy to resent those who seem to be more fortunate – those who “get all the breaks.
With fame, in just proportion, envy grows.
Beware of destructive individuals whose spirits breathe every day the worst toxic oxygen of the soul, "SALIGIA" Superbia, Avaritia, Luxuria, Invidia, Gula, Ira, Acedia. No matter how much goodness, patience, understanding, assistance, forgiveness and letting go you have given them, they will resurface again and again at the doors of your home to impede your happiness. Let truth and goodness always prevail but never be again a doormat of their abusive, evil ways.
Metaphors and Similes are the beginning of the democratic system of envy.
There was a certain usefulness in having a husband whom most people could barely tolerate: it deflected envy, for one thing.
Marvel hates her because she's pretty and doesn't have any kids to worry about.
Only what is below you tries to pull you down.
Surely, if we considered detraction to be bred of envy, nested only in deficient minds, we should find that the applauding of virtue would win us far more honor than the seeking slyly to disparage it. That would show we loved what we commended, while this tells the world we grudge at what we want in ourselves.
Dominance can be a tempration to division. "There are so many of us, we can afford to fight amongst ourselves.
A helping hand is better than a critical tongue.
Envy feeds on the living, after death it rests, then the honor of a man protects him.
Go forward while you can, but if your strength fails you, sit down near the road and gaze without anger or envy at those who pass by. They don't have far to go, either.
Poverty didn't necessarily engender an envy of wealth; sometimes it might beget a passion for decency.
A slowness to applaud betrays a cold temper or an envious spirit.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Hatred is active displeasure, envy passive. We need not wonder that envy turns to soon to hatred.
If our credit be so well built, so firm, that it is not easy to be shaken by calumny or insinuation, envy then commends us, and extols us beyond reason to those upon whom we depend, till they grow jealous, and so blow us up when they cannot throw us down.
Envy is the root of the egalitarian ethos.
Laurie R. King
Do not neglect to bring your revolver, Russell. It may be needed, and it does us no good in your drawer with that disgusting cheese." "My lovely Stilton; it's almost ripe, too. I do hope Mr. Thomas enjoys it." "Any riper and it will eat through the woodwork and drop into the room below." "You envy me my educated tastes." "That I will not honour with a response. Get out the door, Russell.
A man shall never be enriched by envy.
Look up at the stars, not down at your haters.
Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
Charles Caleb Colton
Envy, if surrounded on all sides by the brightness of another's prosperity, like the scorpion confined within a circle of fire, will sting itself to death.
Far less envy in America than in France.
Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that.
Miguel De Cervantes
All the vices, Sancho, bring some kind of pleasure with them; but envy brings nothing but irritation, bitterness, and rage.
Nobody supports me at the expense of his own adventure. Then I get bitter: I am not loved enough to be supported. That I am not a burden has to compensate for the sad envy when I look at women loved enough to be supported. Even now China wraps double binds around my feet.
O! what a Godlike Power is that of doing Good! I envy the Rich and the Great for nothing else!
There mark what ills the scholar's life assail, toil, envy, want, and patron.
En el envidioso existe una voluntad, una actitud de esfuerzo o, en el peor de los casos, de capricho, que indirectamente lo hace culto, laborioso, incansable. La envidia es el único vicio que se alimenta de virtudes, que vive gracias a ellas.
Luc De Clapiers
The maxim that men are not to be praised before their death was invented by envy and too lightly adopted by philosophers.
As a scholarly discipline, economics has always suffered from physics envy.
C. Joybell C
People will be jealous of you for anything. Do bad and they will be jealous of you for being bad, do good and they will be jealous of you for being good, pull yourself up out of the ashes and they will be jealous of your strength, work hard and succeed and they will be jealous of your perseverance, buy new shoes and people will want to steal them, grow your hair long and people with want to cut it, laugh out loud and people will be jealous of your reasons for laughing. The truth is that envy is not because of you; but envy is in the eye of the beholder!
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.
Do I envy Madonna’s body? Yes. Do I thank God that she has it? Yes! If you’re fifty-something and you look like Madonna, and you put a lifetime’s work in the way you look, then flash it to the world!
Roses do not take beauty advice from weeds.
Our successes are seldom as sweet as our enemies’ failures.
I don't envy Netanyahu's situation, because I think he is in hot water. Obviously, this man has a totally different sense of personal morality than some of our previous political leaders. What would I personally like to see? I would like to see this government go straight to hell. And I would have liked to have seen the previous government go straight to hell.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Envy wounds with false accusations, that is with detraction, a thing which scares virtue.
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
There are some people who wait eagerly for the fall of a just man so they can use his fall to justify their flaws, but Proverbs twenty four sixteen shall always stand!
It's an odd feeling-farewell-there is some envy in it. Men go off to be tested for courage and if we're tested at all, it's for patience, for doing without, for how well we can endure loneliness.
A flower does not diminish in beauty, no matter how many weeds envy it.
There is almost a touch of condescension in the act of hiring friends that secretly afflicts them. The injury will come out slowly: A little more honesty, flashes of resentment and envy here and there, and before you know it your friendship fades. The more favors and gifts you supply to revive the friendship, the less gratitude you receive.
Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Analyze yourself. All emotions are reflected in the body and mind. Envy and fear cause the face to pale, love makes it glow.
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Don’t ever allow your haters to plant a seed of hate in you; your haters only exhibit the fruits of hatred in them and not what is in you! Always mind your mind!