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Top 82 Most Meaningful Quotes on Jealousy (ENVY)

Top 10 Most Famous Quotes on Jealousy

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!”

Bob Marley
Jealousy… is a mental cancer. - B. C. Forbes
Jealousy… is a mental cancer. – B. C. Forbes
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. - Buddha
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. – Buddha
The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves. - William Penn
The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves. – William Penn

“Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy,’ he thought. ‘For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistible urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee’.”

J.R. Ward
Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that. - Oliver Stone
Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that. – Oliver Stone
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. - Robert A. Heinlein
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. – Robert A. Heinlein

“I think it’s important to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state – meaning surround yourself with positive people, not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do.”

Heidi Klum
Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own. - Amanda Metcalf
Jealousy is when you count someone else’s blessings instead of your own. – Amanda Metcalf
Jealousy is a disease. Get well soon. - Paris Hilton
Jealousy is a disease. Get well soon. – Paris Hilton

6 Quotes on Jealousy To Conquer Hate and Resentment

“There will always be someone willing to hurt you, put you down, gossip about you, belittle your accomplishments and judge your soul. It is a fact that we all must face. However, if you realize that God is a best friend that stands beside you when others cast stones you will never be afraid, never feel worthless, and never feel alone.”

Shannon Alder
Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. - Carrie Fisher
Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. – Carrie Fisher
Never hate jealous people. They are jealous because they think you are better than them. - Paulo Coelho
Never hate jealous people. They are jealous because they think you are better than them. – Paulo Coelho
Passion can quickly slip to jealousy, or even hatred. - Arthur Golden
Passion can quickly slip to jealousy, or even hatred. – Arthur Golden
Anger, resentment, and jealousy don't change the heart of others - it only changes yours. - Shannon Alder
Anger, resentment, and jealousy don’t change the heart of others – it only changes yours. – Shannon Alder
Isn't it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up - Sean Covey
Isn’t it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up? – Sean Covey

3 Quotes on Jealousy That Will Vanquish Your Fear

Noble hearts are neither jealous nor afraid because jealousy spells doubt and fear spells pettiness. - Honoré de Balzac
Noble hearts are neither jealous nor afraid because jealousy spells doubt and fear spells pettiness. – Honoré de Balzac
Jealousy is the fear of comparison. - Max Frisch
Jealousy is the fear of comparison. – Max Frisch
So full of artless jealousy is guilt, it spills itself in fearing to be split. - Gertrude, 'Hamlet'
So full of artless jealousy is guilt, it spills itself in fearing to be split. – Gertrude, ‘Hamlet’

16 Quotes on Jealousy To Overcome Bitterness

“Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.”

Johannes Brahms
Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude. - Aphra Behn
Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude. – Aphra Behn
Jealousy is the tie that binds, and binds, and binds. - Helen Rowland
Jealousy is the tie that binds, and binds, and binds. – Helen Rowland

“There’s no regret. You can’t regret. I mean, I’ve felt regret but I’ve also refused to allow regret to sow a seed and live in me because I don’t believe it. You feel it, it’s like guilt, it’s like jealousy, it’s like all those horrible things. You’ve just got to snip them and get them out, because they’re no good.”

Jude Law
Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive. - Alexis Carrel
Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive. – Alexis Carrel
Don't waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. - Mary Schmich
Don’t waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. – Mary Schmich
Jealous, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping. - Ambrose Bierce
Jealous, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping. – Ambrose Bierce

“Jealousy isn’t a pleasant quality, but if it isn’t overdone (and if it’s combined with modesty), apart from its inconvenience there’s even something touching about it.”

Milan Kundera
That's the way I got along in life. 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
That’s the way I got along in life. 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
Surrounded by the flames of jealousy, the jealous one winds up, like the scorpion, turning the poisoned sting against himself. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Surrounded by the flames of jealousy, the jealous one winds up, like the scorpion, turning the poisoned sting against himself. – Friedrich Nietzsche

“I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter, and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition.”

Shannon Alder
Magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere. - Van Wyck Brooks
Magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere. – Van Wyck Brooks
There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard. - Washington Irving
There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard. – Washington Irving
Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart. -  George Eliot
Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart. – George Eliot
Jealousy is all the fun you think they had. - Erica Jong
Jealousy is all the fun you think they had. – Erica Jong
To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter. - Francoise Sagan
To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter. – Francoise Sagan

14 Quotes on Jealousy in Love

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy – in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.

Robert A. Heinlein
Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening. - Maya Angelou
Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening. – Maya Angelou
It is not love that is blind, but jealousy. - Buddha
It is not love that is blind, but jealousy. – Buddha

Love shouldn’t be about jealousy or anything like that. It should be about commitment and being able to trust that person. If you can’t have that from the get-go, there’s a problem.

Aaron Carter
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own… - Robert A. Heinlein
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own… – Robert A. Heinlein
Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive. - Havelock Ellis
Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive. – Havelock Ellis

I refused to believe that love could take any other form than mine: I measured love by the extent of my jealousy, and by that standard of course she could not love me at all.

Graham Greene
There is no greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy. - Lope de Vega
There is no greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy. – Lope de Vega
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Jealousy is the grave of affection. - Mary Baker Eddy
Jealousy is the grave of affection. – Mary Baker Eddy
He that is jealous is not in love. - Saint Augustine
He that is jealous is not in love. – Saint Augustine
I’m jealous of every minute you spend with him, of every concerned emotion you send his way, of every tear shed, of every glance, every touch, and every thought. - Colleen Houck
I’m jealous of every minute you spend with him, of every concerned emotion you send his way, of every tear shed, of every glance, every touch, and every thought. – Colleen Houck
If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain! - Marie de France
If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain! – Marie de France
The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike. - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

3 Quotes on Jealousy in Success

But I like not these great success of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods. - Herodotus
But I like not these great success of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods. – Herodotus
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents. - Salvador Dali
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents. – Salvador Dali
The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you. - Bette Midlerla
The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you. – Bette Midlerla

7 Wise Quotes on Jealousy and Envy

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion. - Antisthenes
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion. – Antisthenes
The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause. - Baltasar Gracian
The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause. – Baltasar Gracian
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority envy our uneasiness under it. - William Shenstone
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it. – William Shenstone
Envy is for people who don’t have the self-esteem to be jealous. - Bauvard
Envy is for people who don’t have the self-esteem to be jealous. – Bauvard
Humans are suspicious and jealous creatures. When they see something perfect, they want to find a flaw. - Gosho Aoyama
Humans are suspicious and jealous creatures. When they see something perfect, they want to find a flaw. – Gosho Aoyama
Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied. - Mark Twain
Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied. – Mark Twain
Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. - François de La Rochefoucauld
Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. – François de La Rochefoucauld

4 Quotes on Jealousy for Women

“I’m not really easy to live with! There needs to be unlimited patience and unconditional love. Men I’ve known before loved my independent spirit and were proud of my success, to the point that they’d become jealous of the time I devote to my career.”

Milla Jovovich
I am drawn to women who are independent and creative, which is problematic because it's a struggle, a competition of careers. There's jealousy. - Marilyn Manson
I am drawn to women who are independent and creative, which is problematic because it’s a struggle, a competition of careers. There’s jealousy. – Marilyn Manson
Men, though they know full well how much women are worth and how great the benefits we bring them, nonetheless seek to destroy us out of envy for our merits. - Moderata Fonte
Men, though they know full well how much women are worth and how great the benefits we bring them, nonetheless seek to destroy us out of envy for our merits. – Moderata Fonte

People are taken aback by a confident, pretty girl who knows what she wants in life and isn’t going to let anyone get in her way. And you know what it’s all about? Jealousy.

Summer Altice

2 Funny Quotes on Jealousy

My wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was. - Rodney Dangerfield
My wife’s jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was. – Rodney Dangerfield
I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did. - Jeff Foxworthy
I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did. – Jeff Foxworthy

17 Thought-Provoking Quotes on Jealousy

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it. - George Washington
It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it. – George Washington
Jealousy is a dog's bark which attracts thieves. - Karl Kraus
Jealousy is a dog’s bark which attracts thieves. – Karl Kraus
I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress. - Harriet Ann Jacobs
I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress. – Harriet Ann Jacobs
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. - Fulton J. Sheen
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. – Fulton J. Sheen
Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties. - Gene Tierney
Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties. – Gene Tierney
The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time. - Johann Kaspar Lavater
The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time. – Johann Kaspar Lavater
Trifles light as air; Are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ. - William Shakespeare
Trifles light as air; Are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ. – William Shakespeare
My jealousy is a living thing. Shifting, changing, growing. Like my rage and my mother's regret. - Katja Millay
My jealousy is a living thing. Shifting, changing, growing. Like my rage and my mother’s regret. – Katja Millay
More men die of jealousy than of cancer. - Joseph P. Kennedy
More men die of jealousy than of cancer. – Joseph P. Kennedy
People hate those who make them feel their own inferiority. - Lord Chesterfield
People hate those who make them feel their own inferiority. – Lord Chesterfield
Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies. - Elizabeth Bowen
Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies. – Elizabeth Bowen
Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close. - William Wycherley
Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close. – William Wycherley
Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity. - Robert A. Heinlein
Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity. – Robert A. Heinlein
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy. - Jean Baudrillard
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy. – Jean Baudrillard
Jealousy is cruel as the grave the coals thereof are coals of fire. - Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire. – Solomon Ibn Gabirol
You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars. - Gary Allan
You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars. – Gary Allan
Man is jealous because of his amour propre; woman is jealous because of her lack of it. - Germaine Greer
Man is jealous because of his amour propre; woman is jealous because of her lack of it. – Germaine Greer

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