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Jealousy Quotes and Envy Sayings

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

Erica Jong quote on jealousy.

1.) Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
Erica Jong

Rodney Dangerfiled's quote on his wife's jealousy.

2.) My wife’s jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was.
Rodney Dangerfield

Never hate jealous people quote.

3.) Never hate jealous people. They are jealous because they think you are better than them.
Paulo Coelho

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.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Envy sayings and jealousy quotes.

6.) You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.
Gary Allan

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.
Jeff Foxworthy

13.) To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

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Jealousy Quotes.

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.
John Dryden

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.
William Shakespeare

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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.
Salvador Dali

22.) Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one’s self-respect.
Emma Goldman

23.) You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.
Margaret Atwood

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.
Gene Tierney

27.) Friends ask you questions; enemies go around asking others about you, looking for the answer they want to believe.
Maria Nieves

Bitterness and Jealousy Quotes

28.) When haters hate, I celebrate.

29.) You are jealous because you are unaware that everything you need is inside you.
Peter Deunov

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.
George Eliot

32.) Don’t be too fast to highlight the weaknesses of other people. That is the quickest way of exposing your own weaknesses.
Israelmore Ayivor

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.
Havelock Ellis

36.) Jealousy is a disease; love is a healthy condition.
Robert A. Heinlein

37.) Love looks through a telescope; envy through a microscope.
Josh Billings

38.) Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.
Paul Eldridge

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.
Paul Eldridge

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.
Maya Angelou

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.
Jim Rohn

44.) The best way to get over jealousy is to realize how little it matters.
William Shakespeare

45.) Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason and consuming our health than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.
Aphra Behn

Takes On Being Envious

46.) Envy is ignorance.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

47.) Envy blinds men and makes it impossible for them to think clearly.
Malcolm X

48.) When you criticize someone, see if you are doing it out of envy. Your criticism reveals more about yourself than you realize.
Haemin Sunim

49.) The price of success is to bear the criticism of envy.
Denis Waitley

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.
Spanish Proverb

54.) From the well of envy, only a fool drinks the water.
Nigerien Proverb

55.) Jealousy and love are sisters.
Russian Proverb

56.) Envy shoots at others and wounds itself.
English Proverb

57.) A neighbor’s eye is full of jealousy.
Danish Proverb

58.) If envy were a fever, all the world would be ill.
Danish Proverb

59.) Jealousy is nourished by doubt.
French Proverb

60.) It is better to have a husband without love than jealous.
Italian Proverb

61.) If envy would burn, there would be no use for wood.
Yugoslavian Proverb

62.) The enemy’s own punishment is his envy.
Indian Proverb

63.) A jealous woman will set a whole house on fire.
Latin Proverb

64.) Envy eats nothing but its own heart.
German Proverb

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.
Aaron Carter

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.
Milan Kundera

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.
William Hazlitt

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.
Joseph Addison

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.
Margaret Mead

Jealousy quotes synonyms: envy, spite, resentfulness, resentment, and insecurity.

Envy Quotes

72.) The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
Baltasar Gracin

73.) Envy is like a fly that passes all the body’s sounder parts and dwells upon the sores.
Arthur Chapman

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.
Charley Reese

76.) Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man’s self, and where there is no comparison, no envy.
Francis Bacon

77.) Never trust anyone who wants what you’ve got. Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
Eubie Blake

78.) The envious will die, but envy never.

79.) Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.
Harold Coffin

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.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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.
J.R. Ward

84.) Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.
Samuel Johnson

85.) Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Carrie Fisher

86.) Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that.
Oliver Stone

Spiteful Quotations

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.
Robert Heinlein

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.
William Hazlitt


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.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

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.
Margaret Atwood

97.) Insecure people put others down to raise themselves up.
Habeeb Akande

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.
Lionel Shriver

99.) Envy is pain at the good fortune of others.

100.) The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build.
Margaret Thatcher

101.) Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.
Ann Brashares

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.
Wellins Calcott

103.) The jealous are troublesome to others but a torment to themselves.
William Penn

104.) Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
William Shenstone

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.
Anna Godbersen

106.) Anger, resentment, and jealousy don’t change the heart of others – it only changes yours.
Shannon Alder

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.
Arthur Lynch

Short Jealousy Sayings

112.) Nothing sharpens sight like envy.
Thomas Fuller

113.) If bitterness wants to get into the act, I offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.
James Broughton

114.) Envy is the cowardly side of hate, and all her ways are bleak and desolate.
Henry Abbey

115.) When the root is bitterness, imagine what the fruit might be.
Woodrow Kroll

116.) The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
Bette Midler

117.) It’s a completely useless emotion – jealousy. I don’t go there.
Joy Behar

118.) Envy is a waste of time.

119.) Envy is thin because it bites but never eats.
Spanish Proverb

Famous Jealousy Quotes

120.) No bird ever looked at a plane in envy.
Iain Thomas

121.) He that is jealous is not in love.
Saint Augustine

122.) Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
Elizabeth Bowen

123.) There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.
Washington Irving

124.) Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Carrie Fisher

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.
Clyde Tombaugh

128.) I am Envy… I cannot read and therefore wish all books burned.
Christopher Marlowe

Noteworthy Quotations

129.) If you want to know what a man really thinks of you, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Oscar Wilde

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.
Mark Twain

133.) Jealousy can open the blood; it can make black roses.
Sylvia Plath

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

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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