These jealousy quotes will help you deal with the sharp pangs of feeling jealous.
Everyone has had that feeling when they wish you had something that a friend or family member has, and they don’t.
Recognizing the feeling of envy is the first step. These insights from authors, poets, and notables will help you handle yourself.
Best Jealousy Quotes
1.) Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
2.) My wife’s jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was.
3.) Never hate jealous people. They are jealous because they think you are better than them.
4.) The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
5.) Our envy of others devours us most of all.
6.) You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.
7.) Men are so constituted that everyone undertakes what he sees another successful in, whether he has an aptitude for it or not.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
8.) Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
9.) Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Funny Jealousy Quotes
10.) Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women’s husbands.
Oscar Wilde – See Great Quotes by Oscar Wilde.
11.) I love it when people stare me down. It’s like they have nothing better to do, but it makes me feel better, and I look that damn good.
12.) I’ve never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished the fifth grade a year before I did.
13.) To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
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14.) If you are going to make a rumor about me, at least make a new one that I have never heard of before.
15.) Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.
Humorous Quotes About Being Jealous
16.) I love my silly haters because they don’t know how to shut up.
17.) More men die of jealousy than of cancer.
Joseph P. Kennedy
18.) Thank you, my haters; you make me gorgeous, awesome, successful, and happy at the same time.
19.) The venom clamors of a jealous woman poison more deadly than a mad dog’s tooth.
Good Jealousy Quotes
20.) Many times, you are the single most significant and glorious thing that has ever happened in the lives of some people; they sit around and talk about you over and over again throughout the years while you are out there living your life, every step that you take and every kiss that you make having absolutely nothing to do with them, at all.
C. JoyBell C.
21.) The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
22.) Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one’s self-respect.
23.) You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.
24.) Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
25.) Be warned: A person content to sit with you and criticize others will speak critically of you out of earshot.
Richelle E. Goodrich
26.) Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.
27.) Friends ask you questions; enemies go around asking others about you, looking for the answer they want to believe.
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28.) When haters hate, I celebrate.
29.) You are jealous because you are unaware that everything you need is inside you.
30.) Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.
J. K. Rowling
31.) Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
32.) Don’t be too fast to highlight the weaknesses of other people. That is the quickest way of exposing your own weaknesses.
33.) A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
Robert A. Heinlein
34.) The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.
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Jealous Relationship Quotes
35.) Jealousy that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive.
36.) Jealousy is a disease; love is a healthy condition.
Robert A. Heinlein
37.) Love looks through a telescope; envy through a microscope.
38.) Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.
39.) Love has the power to confront any crises in a relationship. But we shouldn’t overdo it by giving in to extreme suspicion and jealousy.
40.) Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.
41.) 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.
42.) I plan to keep what belongs to me. That may sound selfish, but so what. I know when I have something good, and that good is you. You’re mine. All mine. And I’m keeping you. Always.
43.) The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.
44.) The best way to get over jealousy is to realize how little it matters.
45.) Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason and consuming our health than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.
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46.) Envy is ignorance.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
47.) Envy blinds men and makes it impossible for them to think clearly.
48.) When you criticize someone, see if you are doing it out of envy. Your criticism reveals more about yourself than you realize.
49.) The price of success is to bear the criticism of envy.
50.) Envy suggests inferiority.
Wayne Gerard Trotman
51.) Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart like a viper in its hole.
Honoré de Balzac
52.) Pure love allows no room for jealousy.
James Lendall Basford
Jealousy and Envy Proverbs
53.) Envy is thin because it bites but never eats.
54.) From the well of envy, only a fool drinks the water.
55.) Jealousy and love are sisters.
56.) Envy shoots at others and wounds itself.
57.) A neighbor’s eye is full of jealousy.
58.) If envy were a fever, all the world would be ill.
59.) Jealousy is nourished by doubt.
60.) It is better to have a husband without love than jealous.
61.) If envy would burn, there would be no use for wood.
62.) The enemy’s own punishment is his envy.
63.) A jealous woman will set a whole house on fire.
64.) Envy eats nothing but its own heart.
Spiteful Feelings — jealousy quotes
65.) Love shouldn’t be about jealousy or anything like that. It should be about commitment and being able to trust that person.
66.) In jealousy, there is more self-love than love.
François de La Rochefoucauld
67.) There is no greater glory than love nor any greater punishment than jealousy.
Lope de Vega
68.) 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.
69.) Envy, among other ingredients, has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good fortune.
70.) Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the person whom he entirely loves.
71.) Jealousy is not a barometer by which the depth of love can be read, it merely records the degree of the lover’s insecurity.
Jealousy quotes synonyms: envy, spite, resentfulness, resentment, and insecurity.
72.) The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
73.) Envy is like a fly that passes all the body’s sounder parts and dwells upon the sores.
74.) The truest mark of being born with great qualities is being born without envy.
François de La Rochefoucauld
75.) It is never wise to seek or wish for another’s misfortune. If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.
76.) Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man’s self, and where there is no comparison, no envy.
77.) Never trust anyone who wants what you’ve got. Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
78.) The envious will die, but envy never.
79.) Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.
80.) Enemies are always born in your bloodlines. When in doubt always turn your head into your bloodlines. You will definitely find a solution to your problem.
81.) Never waste your time with negative haters. The best way to handle that type of person is by smiling. It annoys them more and makes you a winner.
82.) Surrounded by the flames of jealousy, the jealous one winds up, like the scorpion, turning the poisoned sting against himself.
83.) 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.
84.) Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.
85.) Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
86.) Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that.
87.) Envy, if surrounded on all sides by the brightness of another’s prosperity, like the scorpion confined within a circle of fire, will sting itself to death.
Charles Caleb Colton
88.) 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.
89.) Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.
Shannon L. Alder
90.) Jealous persons are always in search of imaginary slights, which they magnify into crimes.
George Bernard Shaw
91.) The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare. Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another, comparisons only fan the fires.
Dorothy Corkille Briggs
92.) Envy is a littleness of soul, which cannot see beyond a certain point, and if it does not occupy the whole space, feels itself excluded.
93.) Noble hearts are neither jealous nor afraid because jealousy spells doubt, and fear spells pettiness.
Honoré de Balzac
94.) For most of us, envy is the basis of our actions; remove envy, and we feel we are lost. All our effort is towards success, and in that, there is envy; behind that envy, there is fear.
95.) If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves.
96.) You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.
97.) Insecure people put others down to raise themselves up.
98.) A lot of people get so hung up on what they can’t have that they don’t think for a second about whether they really want it.
99.) Envy is pain at the good fortune of others.
100.) The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build.
101.) Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.
Words of Advice about Jealousy
102.) Take heed; you harbor not that vice called Envy, lest another’s happiness be your torment, and God’s blessing become your curse.
103.) The jealous are troublesome to others but a torment to themselves.
104.) Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
105.) Gossip is just a tool to distract people who have nothing better to do from feeling jealous of those few of us still remaining with noble hearts.
106.) Anger, resentment, and jealousy don’t change the heart of others – it only changes yours.
107.) Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Fulton J. Sheen
108.) Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
109.) More men die of jealousy than of cancer.
Joseph P. Kennedy
110.) The truest mark of being born with great qualities is being born without envy.
François de La Rochefoucauld
111.) Jealousy is one of the wickedest of all the passions. It is that which has been the most fruitful mother of tragedies, murders, and wars. But reprehensible though it is, jealousy is almost rather to be pitied than blamed–its first victims are those who harbor the feeling.
Short Jealousy Sayings
112.) Nothing sharpens sight like envy.
113.) If bitterness wants to get into the act, I offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.
114.) Envy is the cowardly side of hate, and all her ways are bleak and desolate.
115.) When the root is bitterness, imagine what the fruit might be.
116.) The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
117.) It’s a completely useless emotion – jealousy. I don’t go there.
118.) Envy is a waste of time.
119.) Envy is thin because it bites but never eats.
Famous Jealousy Quotes
120.) No bird ever looked at a plane in envy.
121.) He that is jealous is not in love.
122.) Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
123.) There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.
124.) Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
125.) Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it.
Honore de Balzac
126.) A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
127.) 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.
128.) I am Envy… I cannot read and therefore wish all books burned.
129.) If you want to know what a man really thinks of you, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
130.) Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
131.) The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
132.) Pity is for the living; envy is for the dead.
133.) Jealousy can open the blood; it can make black roses.
134.) Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
William Shakespeare on Jealousy
135.) O! Beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.
136.) But jealous souls will not be answered so. They are not ever jealous for the cause but jealous for they’re jealous. It is a monster begot upon itself, born on itself.
137.) Trifles light as air are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ.
By Mike O’Halloran
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