Envy Essay Topics American Childhood Essays
” ― Carrie Fisher 78.) “Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.” – William Shenstone 79.) “Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.” – George Eliot 80.) “Jealousy lives upon doubts.But reprehensible though it is, jealousy is almost rather to be pitied than blamed–its first victims are those who harbour the feeling.” –Arthur Lynch 83.) “Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.” ― Shannon L.Alder 84.) “Jealousy’s a weak emotion.” ― Jay-Z 85.) “You can’t be yourself within jealousy.” ― Toba Beta 86.) “I don’t ever remember being particularly jealous of anybody, because I figured if I can’t do it myself, I don’t deserve to get it.” — Clyde Tombaugh 87.) “What sort of love is permeated by jealousy?It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.” –Francois de la Rochefoucauld 81.) “Jealousy is not a barometer by which the depth of love can be read, it merely records the degree of the lover’s insecurity.” – Margaret Mead 82.) “Jealousy is one of the wickedest of all the passions.It is that which has been the most fruitful mother of tragedies, murders, and wars.Feeling theories and Motivational theories respectively take a particular affective experience or a distinctive motivational role as central or essential to a given emotion type.The specific contours of the emotional syndrome of envy are controversial.For envy is a kind of praise.”- John Gay 20.) “Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth.Each of us has something to give that no one else has.”- Unknown 21.) “Envy shoots at others and wounds itself.”- English Proverb 22.) “Keep yourselves far from envy; it eateth up and taketh away good actions, like as fire eateth up and burneth wood.”- Muhammad 23.) “Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man’s self; and where there is no comparison, no envy.”- Francis Bacon 24.) “The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor.”- Socrates 25.) “Envy is like a fly that passes all the body’s sounder parts, and dwells upon the sores.”- Arthur Chapman 26.) “Jealousy—Tormenting yourself, for fear you should be tormented by another.”- Paul Chatfield 27.) “Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.”- George Bernard Shaw 28.) “In jealousy there is more self-love than love.”- François de la Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1665 29.) “Envy is a waste of time.”- Author Unknown 30.) “The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.”- Baltasar Gracián, translated from Spanish 31.) “It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.”- Lawrence Durrell, Justine, 1957 32.) “It is never wise to seek or wish for another’s misfortune.With very few exceptions, the ample philosophical literature defending the rationality and evaluative importance of emotions explicitly excludes envy and a few other nasty emotions as irredeemable.Indeed, some authors who are prepared to defend even jealousy insist that envy is beyond the pale.