I was listening to the Poor Man’s Book of Assistance set by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf(May God preserve him for us). He was talking about envy, a disease of the heart. He mentioned a book called Billy Bud by Herman Melville who is an American author. There is one quote in this book that Shaykh Hamza says makes the whole book worth it because it is a Hikma. It is as follows:
People will admit to felonious crimes before they admit to envy.
If you think about this quote and ponder it, you find that it is very true. How often do people admit to Hasad? Not very often.
Something to ponder.