A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on life, loss, imprisonment, youth, age, pride, envy, and suffering

What will it matter to him if he notices that he is growing old? Has he any reason to envy the young people whom he sees, or wax nostalgic over his own lost youth? What reasons has he to envy a young person? For the possibilities that a young person has, the future which is in store for him? "No, thank you," he will think. "Instead of possibilities, I have realities in my past, not only the reality of work done and love loved, but of sufferings bravely suffered. These sufferings are even the things of which I am most proud, though these things are things that cannot inspire envy.

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Man's Search for Meaning

Contributed by: Autumn

A Quote by Gary North on politics, envy, and democracy

The politics of envy is the politics of this commandment: "Thou shalt not steal, except by majority vote." It is the politics of two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.

Gary North

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/north/north634.html

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Joakim von Ditmar on blessing, blessings, life, dream, dreams, grateful, everyday, waste, envy, and live

Be grateful for your blessing.
Don't envy other's blessings.
Don't waste your life.
Don't dream your life.
Live your dreams.
Everyday is a blessing.

Joakim von Ditmar

Contributed by: Joakim von Ditmar

A Quote by Hans-Hermann Hoppe on democracy, truth, justice, beauty, poliics, envy, and ignorance

What is true, just, and beautiful is not determined by popular vote. The masses everywhere are ignorant, short-sighted, motivated by envy, and easy to fool. Democratic politicians must appeal to these masses in order to be elected. Whoever is the best demagogue will win. Almost by necessity, then, democracy will lead to the perversion of truth, justice and beauty.

Hanse-Hermann Hoppe

Source: http://www.hanshoppe.com/publications/hoppe_interview-anti-intellectual-intellectual.pdf

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on socialism, envy, jealousy, illusion, and collectivism

What pushes the masses into the camp of socialism is, even more than the illusion that socialism will make them richer, the expectation that it will curb all those who are better than they themselves are.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Mises, Ludwig Von (1962). The Ultimate foundation of Economic Science (2nd ed.). Foundation of Economic Education: Irvington-on-Hudson, NY. p. 123

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by M J Ryan on gratitude, envy, needs, and wants

Here's a practice for dealing with envy...each time you find yourself envious of someone...ask yourself, "What is there that I am noticing in the other person that I want to find in myself?"...If it's money, is it the freedom? The cance to play that money buys? A sense of security? Whatever it is--more play, a sense of security, free time--you can work on getting more of it in your life, no matter what the circumstances.

M J Ryan

Source: Attitudes of Gratitude: How to Give and Receive Joy Everyday of Your Life, Pages: 118

Contributed by: Wednesday

A Quote by unknown on greed, coveting, envy, lord, and want

Lord, if I can't have what I want, let me want what I have.


Contributed by: Geni

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddhism, envy, and clarity

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

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Montesquieu on mudita, envy, jeoulosy, and schadenfreude

What cowardice it is to be dismayed by the happiness of others and devastated by there good fortune.


Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Ayn Rand on resentment, envy, respect, and adulation

Miss Taggart, do you know the hallmark of the second - rater?  It's resentment of another man's achievement.  Those touchy mediocrities who sit trembling lest someone's work prove greater than their own -- they have no inkling of the lonliness that comes when you reach the top.  The lonliness for an equal - for a mind to respect and an achievement to admire.  They bare their teeth at you from out of their rat holes, thinking you take pleasure in letting your brilliance dim them - while you'd give a year of your life to see a flicker of talent anywhere among them.  They envy achievement, and their dream of greatness is a world where all men have become their acknowledged inferiors.  They don't know that that dream is infallible proof of mediocrity, because that sort of world is what the man of achievement would not be able to bear.  They have no way of knowing what he feels when surrounded by inferiors - hatred?  No, not hatred, but boredom - the terrible, hopeless, draining, paralyzing boredom.  Of what account are praise and adulation from men whom you don't respect?  Have you ever felt the longing for someone you could admire?  For something, not to look down at, but up to?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, Pages: 358

Contributed by: HeyOK

Syndicate content