“People are less dissatisfied by what they lack than by what others have.” – George Will
The greedy pursue things for themselves with little regard one way or the other for anyone else. The envious, however, want what someone else has, and, failing to get it, can be just as desirous that no one else should possess it either.
Envy is no more virtuous than greed. It may even be worse. Exodus 20:17