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A feeling of discontent and resentment aroused by and in conjunction with desire for the possessions or qualities of another.

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"An envious man waxeth lean with the fatness of his neighbors. Envy is the daughter of pride, the author of murder and revenge, the beginner of secret sedition and the perpeutal tormentor of virtue. Envy is the filthy slime of the soul; a venom, a poison, or quicksilver which consumeth the flesh and drieth up the marrow of the bones. "

"The truest mark of being born with great qualities is being born without envy."
La Rochefoucauld

"envy comes from people's ignorance, or lack of belief in, their own gifts."
jean vanier

"Envy is ignorance."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

"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."
Elizabeth O'Connor

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Envy (Seven Deadly Sins Book 2)
by Laura CooperSearch for Laura Cooper

In the first part, LUST, young attorney Liz Martin had just moved to New York with her brother Palmer. They?d both had a tumultuous few years and were ready to put the past behind them and start fresh. But when Liz meets British born Carlton Michaud she?s swept off her feet and begins to worry that he could never provide the dark desires she still craves.
ENVY begins as Carlton makes a bold move and introduces Liz to his best friends and partners. It?s a giant step for a man who detests paparazzi and public life. But Liz has already discovered that Carlton isn?t the only Senior Partner who?s sleeping around. She hates cheaters more than anyone! Her previous boyfriend of eleven years had been caught red handed too, getting away from that ass had been one of the main reasons she so eagerly agreed to move to New York.
But the office has a new case and when Carlton asks her advice on a local Charleston Law Firm to partner with she has no choice but to recommend Frazier, Rice, Rutledge and Calhoun. Enter Benton Frazier, smart ass attorney and Liz?s former cheating dom boyfriend. He?s come to New York under the veil of smoothing out some rough edges regarding the Charleston Ports and Webster Shipping Company but Liz knows why he?s there. He?s there to claim his property?her. No matter how much she despises him she can?t escape the desires that build within her when he?s near. It isn?t really Benton she wants, she wants Carlton to dominate her but she can?t seem to find a conversation that starts with, ?hey would you mind whipping me??
On a rare moment alone in Carlton?s apartment Liz stumbles into a room that contains Carlton?s own little secrets. Now she knows he enjoys sexual play, but still how to approach it? As Carlton becomes green with ENVY over her comfort level with Benton Frazier, Liz struggles to keep her past from the man she loves.
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Fighting Envy: A Deadly Sins Novel
by Jennifer MillerSearch for Jennifer Miller

Some people get a tattoo - a piece of art that enhances or reveals something about them that they like. Other people, like me, are branded by something - actions or words. "No one will ever love you, Rowan, you're not worthy." Those are the words that created my blemish, my scar, my mark upon my soul. They were words whispered by the woman who should have loved me most. But in the darkest moment of my life, one where I stood abandoned and alone, one man proved to me that she was wrong.

When I desperately needed someone, MMA fighter Jackson Stone crashed into my life. He wasn't the one who should have been there, but he was exactly the person I needed He believed that only fools live in the past. He showed me that a real relationship is full of dreams, faith, trust and passion. He taught me that love is worth fighting for - even when it's unexpected and more of a collision of hearts and souls. He proved that the wrong man at the right moment can heal everything.

*This book does NOT end in a cliffhanger. Due to language and sexual content recommended age is 18+
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Envy: The Seven Deadly Sins (New York Public Library Lectures in Humanities)
by Joseph EpsteinSearch for Joseph Epstein
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Malice that cannot speak its name, cold-blooded but secret hostility, impotent desire, hidden rancor and spite--all cluster at the center of envy. Envy clouds thought, writes Joseph Epstein, clobbers generosity, precludes any hope of serenity, and ends in shriveling the heart. Of the seven deadly sins, he concludes, only envy is no fun at all.
Writing in a conversational, erudite, self-deprecating style that wears its learning lightly, Epstein takes us on a stimulating tour of the many faces of envy. He considers what great thinkers--such as John Rawls, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche--have written about envy; distinguishes between envy, yearning, jealousy, resentment, and schadenfreude ("a hardy perennial in the weedy garden of sour emotions"); and catalogs the many things that are enviable, including wealth, beauty, power, talent, knowledge and wisdom, extraordinary good luck, and youth (or as the title of Epstein's chapter on youth has it, "The Young, God Damn Them"). He looks at resentment in academia, where envy is mixed with snobbery, stirred by impotence, and played out against a background of cosmic injustice; and he offers a brilliant reading of Othello as a play more driven by Iago's envy than Othello's jealousy. He reveals that envy has a strong touch of malice behind it--the envious want to destroy the happiness of others. He suggests that envy of the astonishing success of Jews in Germany and Austria may have lurked behind the virulent anti-Semitism of the Nazis.
As he proved in his best-selling Snobbery, Joseph Epstein has an unmatched ability to highlight our failings in a way that is thoughtful, provocative, and entertaining. If envy is no fun, Epstein's Envy is truly a joy to read.
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Jealousy--The Sin No One Talks about: How to Overcome Envy and Live a Life of Freedom
by R.T. KendallSearch for R.T. Kendall
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Jealousy. We all have to deal with it--both in ourselves and in others. Jealousy is rooted in our natural fears and insecurities. It has damaged relationships since the time of Cain and Abel, and still does today if we let it. In this wise and compassionate book, R.T. Kendall tackles, head-on, the sin that no one likes to admit to. He shows that it is only when we grasp that it is God we should aim to please that we will be able to recognize and overcome jealousy and, like Jesus, be jealous only for the glory of God.

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Seven Deadly Sins Vol. 1: Lust; Envy
by Robin WassermanSearch for Robin Wasserman
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Let the sinning begin. The first two volumes in a scandalous series are now available in one book.

Adam and Beth are the golden couple of Haven High. He?s the all-American jock, she?s blonde perfection, and everyone loves them. Well, almost everyone. Harper has had her eyes on Adam for ages, and Kane wants to get his hands on Beth?but neither can figure out how to make their desires reality.

So they team up with the new girl Kaia. She?s hot, she?s devilish, and she has the perfect plan to get Harper and Kane exactly what they want. But Kaia wants something, too?and she?s willing to do whatever it takes to get it.

When Lust and Envy combine, drama is never far behind?
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Spiritual Growth: Seven Deadly Sins - Understanding their origins and how you can turn vices into virtues (seven deadly sins, envy, procrastination, anger ... mindfulness, pride, Christian, Book 1)
by Rob ArlenSearch for Rob Arlen

The Seven Deadly Sins - What They Are And How To Avoid Them

Turning your vices into virtues can be done if you know how

The Seven Deadly Sins have been with us since man and woman fell from grace. Pride, lust, gluttony, anger, envy, sloth and greed - as flawed creatures we are all susceptible to their temptations. What can be done about this?

The Seven Deadly Sins explores the roots of these all too human afflictions and suggests possible courses of action in order to deal with them.

What?s more, when properly understood, these sins can be channeled to produce positive outcomes such as:

  • Using anger from moral injustices to right social wrongs
  • Taking a break (sloth) in order to boost productivity
  • Using envy as a tool for personal improvement
  • Controlling lust to get more out of our stable, monogamous relationships

However you look at it sin has been with man since Adam first took a bite out of the apple. We can never be free of sin so long as we live in the Earthly realm. What we can do, however, is understand the roots of sin and then come up with strategies to control them. It is with this hope that I wrote this little book.

If you feel you need a little help turning your vices into virtues get this book now and start your journey down a better path today!

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Eternal Envy (The Seven Sin Sisters 2)
by Paloma BeckSearch for Paloma Beck

Seven sisters are entwined in a legacy, one originating back from the time of the Italian Wars in the 1500s. One by one, they will find their mates from the immortal Valendite Breeds and secure their place in history.

Eloise has lived with bitter envy her entire life until the moment she fell into the arms of Caedon. Once claimed by her mate, she will covet nothing more for eternity, especially now that she has it all.

Caedon plans to fulfill her every need if he can just keep her safe. With their secret so close to being exposed and a mate who finds herself in the midst of the drama, Caedon has enough to keep his hands full.

Then Caedon?s parents, believed dead for a century, come across the Terrorist Elimination Unit?s (TEU) radar. Can he save his parents while protecting his newfound mate?
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Envy of Angels (Sin du Jour)
by Matt WallaceSearch for Matt Wallace

In New York, eating out can be hell.

Everyone loves a well-catered event, and the supernatural community is no different, but where do demons go to satisfy their culinary cravings?

Welcome to Sin du Jour - where devils on horseback are the clients, not the dish.


"Matt Wallace tells a raucous, riotous tale of culinary madness - a jaw-dropping horror-fantasy restaurateur Thunderdome that makes the 'monkey brain' scene in Temple of Doom look like something you'd see on Nickelodeon. It's like I dropped a heroic dose of acid and turned on the Food Network for eight hours. It's funny and demented and sticks in you like a pinbone. Matt Wallace writes like someone just jammed a needle full of adrenaline in his heart - and then, in yours. From this point forward, I'll read anything this guy writes."
-Chuck Wendig, author of BLACKBIRDS and ZER0ES

"No one makes me think, 'Dammit, I should have thought of that!' like Matt Wallace. The Sin du Jour series is something I read with equal amounts of envy and delight."
- Mur Lafferty, Campbell Award winning author of THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY

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Killjoys: The Seven Deadly Sins
by Desiring GodSearch for Desiring God
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Relentless romance. Fierce warfare. Superior pleasure. Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful temporary pleasures for which we?re too prone to settle. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust are woefully inadequate substitutes for the wonder, beauty, and affection of God. They will rob you, not ravish you. They will numb you, not heal you. They will slaughter you, not save you. Killjoys was written to lead you deeper in love with our God and further into war against your sin. The truths, warnings, and promises in these pages are meant to chart a life-giving path to greater holiness and greater joy.
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