400+ Jealousy Quotes – Quotes to Explore and Share Emotion

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

Jealousy can come from envy, the fear of losing a loved one, or self-doubt. Several wise quotes and sayings might help us understand jealousy. This post will explore prominent thinkers, writers, and artists’ most profound jealousy quotes. We can learn more about jealousy and how to handle it by reading these quotes. Read on for inspiring and thought-provoking quotes on Jealousy, whether you’re experiencing it or just curious about it.

400+ Best Jealousy Quotes

Everyone can be jealous. We all have that in us. Push the demon down or it`s going to drive the other person away. – Ashley Greene


Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty. — Francois de La Rochefoucauld


More men die of jealousy than of cancer. – Joseph P. Kennedy


We are all blessed with certain talents and certain skills, and what someone else has, should never make us jealous, but instead should ignite our own flame for life. Do not allow anything to make you feel that you do not deserve the success you want. Every success is within your reach, it is a matter of belief & action. – Dr. Anil Kumar Sinha


Jealousy is when you count someone else’s blessings instead of your own. – Anonymous


A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity. – Robert A. Heinlein


Jealousy is just loved and hate at the same time. – Drake


The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves. – William Penn


Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. – Buddha


Jealousy is mental cancer. – B. C. Forbes


We are made by love, we are made of love, and we are made for love. Everything is love anyway. Our hate is love turned sour, jealousy is love turned bitter, our fears are love standing upside down, greed is love gone overboard, attachment is love turned sticky. – Khurshed Batliwala


Life is one big road with lots of signs, So when you riding through the ruts, Don’t you complicate your mind Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy Don’t bury your thoughts; put your vision to reality. – Bob Marley


Never waste jealousy on a real man:  it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.  -George Bernard Shaw


Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive. – Havelock Ellis


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


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


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


Don’t waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. – Mary Schmich


Jealousy is an inner consciousness of one’s own inferiority. It is mental cancer. – B. C. Forbes


O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on. -WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE


But I like not this great success of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods.  – Herodotus


The venom clamors of a jealous woman poison more deadly than a mad dog’s tooth. – William Shakespeare


Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.- François de la Rochefoucauld


Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. – Fulton J. Sheen


Isn’t it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up? – Sean Covey


Jealousy Tormenting yourself, for fear you should be tormented by another. – Paul Chatfield


It will be found unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it. – George Washington


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


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


There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills. – Buddha


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


A man will do many things to get himself loved. He will do all things to get himself envied. – Mark Twain


You can’t change a jealous person or the way he thinks because he’s made that way.  – Hermann J Steinherr


A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms. – Zen Shin


A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy. – Jean Baudrillard


Earthquakes just happen. Tornadoes just happen. Your tongue does not just happen to fall into some other girl’s mouth! – Gemma Halliday


To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter. – Francoise Sagan


Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.  – Thomas Jefferson


Comparison is the thief of joy. – Theodore Roosevelt


The jealous bring down the curse they fear upon their own heads. – Dorothy Dix


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


The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause. – Baltasar Gracián


The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents. – Salvador Dal


When you do well, everybody’s after you, and sometimes the motives are legitimate, and sometimes it’s envy and jealousy. – Robert Kraft


Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. – H.G. Wells


Surrounded by the flames of jealousy, the jealous one winds up, like the scorpion, turning the poisoned sting against himself. – Friedrich Nietzsche


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


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


Jealousy is always born with love but doesn’t always die with it. – FRANÇOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD


Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.  – George Eliot


Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld


It is not loved that is blind, but jealousy. – Lawrence Durrell


Noble hearts are neither jealous nor afraid because jealousy spells doubt and fear spells pettiness. -Honoré de Balzac


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


Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul. – John Dryden


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


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


For a second I was almost jealous of the clouds. Why was he looking to them for an escape when I was right here beside him? – Kamila Shamsie


What sort of love is permeated by jealousy? You are jealous because you are unaware that everything you need is inside you. ― Peter Deunov


The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time. – Johann Kaspar Lavater


Don’t be jealous of me! Be you, yourself, and you will be like me.  – Jean-Paul Malfatti


 Jealousy is the fear of comparison. – Max Frisch


Awareness is fire; it burns all that is wrong in you. It burns your ego. It burns your greed, it burns your possessiveness, it burns your jealousy – it burns all that is wrong and negative, and it enhances all that is beautiful, graceful, divine. – Osho


Often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks. – Shannon L Alder


A jealous man always finds more than he is looking for. – Madeleine de Scudery


The closer you get to success, the more the heat of the naysayers may increase. Work even harder, listen, answer all questions and objections – focus on the work, not yourself. Don’t expect everyone to cheer your successes. Some will be jealous. – JLisa Marie Stringer


Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases. – Robert Kraft


Envy is a symptom of a lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self-worth. Each of us has something to give that no one else has. – Elizabeth O’Connor


Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too. – Will Smith


He that is not jealous is not in love.   – St. Augustine


Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbor to have them through envy.  – Aristotle


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


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


Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself, Love possesses not nor would it be possessed: For love is sufficient unto love. – Kahlil Gibran


Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive. – Alexis Carrel


Comparison is a very foolish attitude because each person is unique and incomparable. Once this understanding settles in you, jealousy disappears. – Osho


The jealous feed on jealousy, yet never grow fat. – YORUBA PROVERB


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


Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm; for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave. – Holy Bible


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


People hate those who make them feel their own inferiority. – Lord Chesterfield


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


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


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


I’ve spent most of my life walking under that hovering cloud, jealousy, whose acid raindrops blurred my vision and burned holes in my heart. Once I learned to use the umbrella of confidence, the skies cleared up for me and the sunshine called joy became my faithful companion. – Astrid Alauda


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


Admire the ones who criticize you, for they are, but simply prisoners of their own jealousy. – Lord Jack Kabasu


Jealousy a sentiment that is born in love and which is produced by the fear that the loved person prefers someone else. – Anonymous


But when I would see the surrogate, my first instinct, my first reaction would be jealousy, because she was doing what I wanted to do. – Cheryl Tiegs


If I had a clone, he’d better be my equal, and not my better. Can you imagine how I’d feel being jealous of myself? – Jarod Kintz


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


Some children feel that their place among their siblings is lesser for one reason or another and the result of this is jealousy, encouraging equality among every child in the home is the best way to avoid this type of acting out. – Sophie Banks


Jealousy injures us with the dagger of self-doubt.  – Terri Guillemets


Jealousy is the result of one’s lack of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance. – Sasha Azevedo


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


Love sees sharply, hatred sees even sharper, but Jealousy sees the sharpest for it is love and hate at the same time. – Arab Proverb


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


He was jealous of her future, and she of his past. – Anaïs Nin


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


I don’t get jealous of people. Jealousy is such a waste of time because you’re jealous of them, and they go about their lives and have a wonderful time, so what’s the point? – Joy Behar


Jealousy only eats up your beauty, have more faith in yourself, you got something that other people don’t. – Anonymous


Those who have destroyed the roots of jealousy have peace of mind always. – BUDDHA


For jealous people, like dope-fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing.  –  Emma Goldman


Pure love allows no room for jealousy. – James Lendall Basford


Jealousy is the only vice that gives no pleasure. – Patrick Henry


Most people just want to see you fall, that’s more reason to stand tall. – Emma Michelle


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


So full of artless jealousy is guilt, It spills itself in fearing to be spilled. ― William Shakespeare


To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self. – Joan Didion


Jealousy can even be good for love. One partner may feel secretly flattered when the other is mildly jealous. And catching someone flirting with your beloved can spark the kind of lust and romance that reignites a relationship. – Helen Fisher


People are, I think, it’s their nature – some people’s nature, in a way, to be angry or jealous or just spiteful about somebody else’s blessings. – Jill Scott


Jealousy is the dragon in paradise, the hell of heaven, and the most bitter of the emotions because associated with the sweetest. – A.R. Orage


Men are jealous of every woman, even when they don’t have the slightest interest in themselves. -Jan Neruda


When there are dissensions, and jealousies, and evil speakings among professors of religion, then there is great need of a revival. These things show that Christians have got far from God, and it is time to think earnestly of a revival. – Charles Finney


Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at first sight. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette


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


Humans are suspicious and jealous creatures. When they see something perfect, they want to find a flaw. – Gosho Aoyama


To live continually in thoughts of ill will, cynicism, suspicion, and envy, is to be confined in a self-made prison hole. But to think well of all, to be cheerful with all, to patiently learn to find the good in all – such unselfish thoughts are the very portals of heaven; and to dwell day by day in thoughts of peace toward every creature will bring abounding peace to their possessor.  – James Allen


Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive. – Leah LaBelle


The ear of jealousy heareth all things. ― Bible


Jealousy is sustained as often by pride as by affection. – Charles Caleb Colton


Envy, since it’s lodgement, is in the heart, not the brain, no degree of intellect supplies a guarantee against it. – Herman Melville


You can’t be yourself within jealousy. – Toba Beta


There’s no regret. You can’t regret it. 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


Jealousy means that you have low self-esteem, and therefore, consider yourself inferior to others. – Senora Roy


Truth is, I get jealous easily because what’s mine is mine. I’m stubborn as hell, I say sorry too much. I act like I don’t give a fuck because I care too much. I over-analyze the smallest of.


Drop envy and jealousy, otherwise, there is no possibility – because love cannot exist where envy and jealousies exist. Then your search is only for a certain type of power: that in the name of love you are just trying to fulfill the ego. And it is arduous to drop because love exists only when all the negative elements of the mind are dropped. It is very arduous. – Osho


People will wish you all the success in the world and then they feel jealous and hate you when you get it. – Ritu Ghatourey


Jealousy’s a proof of love, But ‘this a weak and unavailing medicine; It puts out the disease and makes it show, But has no power to cure. – John Dryden


Sibling rivalry is defined as the jealous and competitive spirit that often exists between brothers and sisters. The rivalry is typical in any family with more than one child. – Felicity Bauer


Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. – Ann Brashares


Those who believe in nothing are very, very jealous and angry at those who believe in something. -Dennis Prager


Jealousy is a great exaggerator.  – Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller


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


Envy comes from people’s ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts. – Jean Vanier


Margaret was not a ready lover, but where she loved she loved passionately, and with no small degree of jealousy.  – Elizabeth Gaskel


Jealousy is a painful passion; yet without some share of it, the agreeable affection of love has difficulty to subsist in its full force and violence.


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


Jealousy endlessly eats through my mind, and jealously endlessly makes me be unkind. – Lou Reed


Love often re-illumines his extinguished flame at the torch of jealousy. – MARGUERITE GARDINE


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


Jealousy is an awkward homage that inferiority renders to merit. – de Puixieux


Envy is a declaration of inferiority. – Napoleon Bonaparte


Jealousy is the weapon of Distrust. – Michelle Geaney


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


Jealousy – that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion. – Emil Cioran


If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. – Mother Teresa


He was jealous, though he did not show it, For jealousy dislikes the world to know it. – George Gordon Byron


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


O, Jealousy, thou ugliest fiend of hell! thy deadly venom preys on my vitals, turns the healthful hue of my fresh cheek to haggard sallowness, and drinks my spirit up. – Hannah More


Jealousy is inconsolable because it cannot know the beloved. – Mason Cooley


Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. – Milan Kundera


Jealousy is a lack of respect for the person you love. – Ivan Alekseyevich


When a jealous person sees signs of other people’s success and good fortune, his heart is pierced with envy. But someone who has learned to rejoice in the good fortune of others experiences only happiness. Seeing another person’s beautiful house or attractive partner immediately makes him happy – the fact that they are not his own is irrelevant. – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


I don’t think that you can fake warmth. You can fake lust, jealousy, anger; those are all quite easy. But actual, genuine warmth? I don’t think you can fake it. – Keira Knightley


A little jealousy in a relationship is healthy. It’s always nice to know someone’s afraid of losing you. ― J. Cole


Jealousy is the tie that binds, and binds, and binds. – Helen Rowland


Jealousy and love are sisters.- Russian Proverb


When you’re ambitious, it’s really hard to be supportive of other people. But it’s our job to try, even though one gets jealous. – Squeak Carnwath


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


Envy is for people who don’t have the self-esteem to be jealous. – Benson Bruno


Most haters are stuck in a poisonous mental prison of jealousy and self-doubt that blinds them to their own potentiality. – Steve Maraboli


Jealousy is beautiful only on a young and ardent face. After the first wrinkles, trust must return. – Alfred Capus


Real successes are envied And rumored on how they were made. People can be so jealous, And even want to betray. – Julie Hebert


Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope. – Josh Billings


Lessons from jealousy and anger: sometimes the poison-keeper gets poisoned. – Terri Guillemets


I’ve never been jealous before I met you, it burns, Luv. Like silver through my veins. Some nights, watching you with other men on your jobs, I think it will drive me mad. – Jeaniene Frost


Jealousy isn’t a female trait. Jealousy is an insecure trait. Insecurity doesn’t discriminate.


The jealousy that arises from another’s achievement is overcome by developing an awareness of and admiration for one’s own and other’s achievements. – Dalai Lama


Jealousy seldom punishes with the severity it suffers. – NORMAN MACDONALD


Jealousy is said to be the offspring of Love. Yet, unless the parent makes haste to strangle the child, the child will not rest until it has poisoned the parent. – A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare


Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it. – Honore de Balzac


The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring. – Victor Hugo


The more you are jealous of me the more I feel sorry for you! Jealousy would only bring yourself bitter sadness !! The more you get rid of it the more you are contented!


Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties. – Gene Tierney


Jealousy is a dog’s bark that attracts thieves.  – Karl Kraus


Love that is not jealous is neither true nor pure.  – Victor Hugo


Jealousy has always been my cross, the weakness and woundedness in me that has most often caused me to feel ugly and unlovable, like the Bad Seed. – Anne Lamott


Covetousness swells the principal to no purpose and lessens the use to all purposes. – Jeremy Taylor


There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism. – George Eliot


That is ever the way. ‘Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse. — James M. Barrie


Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn. – Arnold Schwarzenegger


And oft, my jealousy shapes faults that are not.  ― William Shakespeare


Jealousy is the grave of affection. – Mary Baker Eddy


Jealousy is a crutch. – Terri Guillemets


When I learned to switch jealousy for admiration, it unblocked a lot of things. – Alfonso Cuaron


It would be impossible to estimate how much time and energy we invest in trying to fix, change and deny our emotions – especially the ones that shake us at our very core, like hurt, jealousy, loneliness, shame, rage and grief. — Debbie Ford


It is remarkable that jealousy of individual property in land often goes along with very exaggerated doctrines of tribal or national property inland. – William Graham Sumner


People are taken back 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


Jealousy, which serves the struggle for survival, can deteriorate into the envy which draws defeat even from victory. – Willard Gaylin


Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. – Og Mandino


Being with an insanely jealous person is like being in the room with a dead mammoth. – Mike Nichols


Jealousy is vengeful — not to its target but to ourselves. – Terri Guillemets


When emerging from humble beginnings, those around you tend to underestimate your authenticity because they knew you before you were ‘somebody’.  – Criss Jami


Suspicion and jealousy are the death knell of any relationship.


Jealousy is not limited to romantic relationships — jealousy exists between siblings, co-workers and even friends. – Shane Parrish


I’d rather be with someone who’s a little jealous than someone who’s never jealous. There’s something a little dead fish about them. – SCARLETT JOHANSSON


Whoever envies another confesses his superiority. – Samuel Johnson


Jealousy is an ugly emotion that makes people do some seriously whacked shit and when a woman is experiencing it, it’s worse. ― Kristen Ashley


Transform jealousy to admiration, and what you admire will become part of your life. – Yoko Ono


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


Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire. – Solomon Ibn Gabirol


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


Marriage and its entourage of possession and jealousy enslave the spirit. – Irvin D. Yalom


Resentment always hurts you more than the person you resent. – Rick Warren


Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


In westerns, you meet a hardy bunch of characters. There is no jealousy on such pictures. —  John Wayne


Fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion. – Rumi


Calamities are of two kinds:  misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.  ― Ambrose Bierce


Jealousy is the most dreadfully involuntary of all sins. – Iris Murdoch


Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.  – George Eliot


Love may be blind but jealousy has 20-20 vision. — Anonymous


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


Jealousy is nothing more than a fear of abandonment. – Arab Proverb


Jealousy feeds upon suspicion, and it turns into fury or it ends as soon as we pass from suspicion to certainty. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld


Do not listen to nay-sayers or those who may be envious or jealous of your intentions. See the possibilities. The world belongs to the doers, not the nay-sayers. – Byron Pulsifer


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


Never love unless you can Bear with all the faults of man: Men will sometimes jealous be, Though but little cause they see. – Thomas Campion


Jealousy’s a weak emotion. – Jay


Jealousy is the lifelong noose hanging about the neck of love. – Caitlin Thomas


As a jealous man, I suffer four times over: because I am jealous because I blame myself for being so because I fear that my jealousy will wound the other because I allow myself to be subject to a banality: I suffer from being excluded, from being aggressive, from being crazy, and from being common. – ROLAND BARTHES


I’ve never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished the fifth grade a year before I did. – Jeff Foxworthy


She let the jealousy slip out of her fingertips. ― Jodi Lynn Anderson


Jealousy is a miserable feeling. It means you aspire to something that you cannot have. – Sophia Loren


Man is jealous because of his amour propre; the woman is jealous because of her lack of it. – Germaine Greer


Count your blessings, not your problems. Count your own blessings, not someone else’s. Remember that jealousy is when you count someone else’s blessings instead of your own. – Roy T. Bennett


He seems like a man who knows what he wants, and the problem is he wants what I want.  – Abbi Glines


It’s amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy. – Rupert Everett


Besides, I’m not jealous. I’m just so in love with you that there isn’t anything else. – Ernest Hemingway


People who hate you because of a mere jealousy over your success hurt themselves in disguise. This is because you carry an image of who they wish they had become. Don’t hate them back because they may also become like you one day and it will mean hurting that image you carry! – Israelmore Ayivor


The individuals who are accepted to be generally degraded and humble are typically generally eager and desirous. – Baruch Spinoza


Guard your roving thoughts with jealous care, for speech is but the dialer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts. – Lord Alfred Tennyson


Envy can be a positive motivator. Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want. – Robert Bringle


I like jealous men. I love jealousy. I do. – Adriana Lima


The knives of jealousy are honed on details. – Ruth Rendell


Jealousy is the cousin of greed. We seem to focus on what we want and lose sight of what we really need.


He who is jealous, is never jealous of what you see, with what is imagined is enough. – Jacinto Benavente


I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. – Martin Luther King


Innately, there are qualities in human beings that are always repetitive. There are things like love and hate and jealousy that are just going to be there forever. — Shiloh Fernandez


Jealousy is when their reflection in the mirror that is your progress, is attacked rather than appreciated. – Sam Owen


Envy is the ulcer of the soul. ― Socrates


Passion can quickly slip to jealousy or even hatred. – Arthur Golden


In place of intensive cooperation among artists, there is a battle for goods. Hatred, partisanship, cliques, jealousy, and intrigues are the natural consequences of an aimless, materialist art. – Wassily Kandinsky


My birth neither shook the German Empire nor caused much of an upheaval in the home. It pleased mother, caused father a certain amount of pride and my elder brother the usual fraternal jealousy of a hitherto only son. – Conrad Veidt


I don’t know why I get so protective and jealous over you when you’re not even mine. – Amarjeet Das


Trifles light as air Are to the jealous confirmations strong As proofs of holy writ. – William Shakespeare


Jealousy cuts across and does not necessarily blend with, other aspects of a relationship. – Terri Apter


Remember, people only rain on your parade because they’re jealous of your sun and tired of their shade. – Kim Kardashian


Every other sin hath some pleasure annexed to it, or will admit of an excuse:  envy alone wants both. -Robert Burton


I love being in love, but I also love other things, like not being jealous, overly sensitive, or needy. – Dark Jar Tin Zoo


Don’t torment yourself with jealousy. It’s a silly illusion that someone’s life is better than yours when the truth is that each one of us is on a different path. – Demi Lovato


Their jealousy is the jailer, many break the prison, it opening more ways to wickedness than it stoppeth; so that where it findeth one, it maketh ten dishonest. – THOMAS FULLER


A jealous husband is an ugly thing. ― Keith Ablow


When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surely… None of them can hurt me. Don’t waste the rest of your time here worrying about other people… It will keep you from doing anything useful. Why do you not rather act than complain? – Marcus Aurelius


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


Where love reigns, disturbing jealousy / Doth call himself affection’s sentinel.  –  William Shakespeare


Jealousy hyphenates love in all the wrong places. – Terri Guillemets


You will not accept credit that is due to another or harbor jealousy of an explorer who is more fortunate. – Abbott L. Lowell


You’re just jealous. Hardly. Been there, do you. Adequate, but unremarkable. – Jennifer Estep


No true love there can be without Its dread penalty jealousy. – Robert Bulwer-Lytton


Animals don’t know as much about jealousy as people, but they’re not ignorant of it, either. – Stephen King


Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots. – Nishan Panwar


There will never be Jealousy where there isn’t solid respect. – Washington Irving


Intelligent, successful, attractive people can be intimidating. They force us to hold a mirror to ourselves; we can be disappointed, jealous or inspired toward personal growth. – Ian K. Smith


Nor jealousy Was understood, the injured lover’s hell. – John Milton


The only woman a wife should ever be jealous of is her husband’s mom. – Jason Thomas


Self-love is, no doubt, the usual foundation of human jealousy…the fear lest another should by any means supplant us. – Charles Spurgeon


What we used to say was whoever had the bow tie got to lead the band. There was never any jealousy. —  Pete Fountain


There is no greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy. – Lope de Vega


Papa said that I should never be jealous of another’s marriage. Whatever joys I imagine them having are just my imaginings. The reality is far more complicated and vast. ― Laura Moncur


Jealousy is the forerunner of love, and often its awakener. – Francis Marion Crawford


Jealousy is a love bed of burning snarl. – George Meredith


Nature is at work. Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow. – David Seabury


A jealous husband doesn’t doubt his wife, but himself. – Honore de Balzac


If two people can fully trust one another and are good at communicating with each other, jealousy will never win. NEVER! – Robert Rain


Whatever spiteful fools may say, Each jealous ranting yelper, No woman ever went astray, Without a man to help her. – Abraham Lincoln


Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead. – Mark Twain


My jealousy is a living thing. Shifting, changing, growing. Like my rage and my mother’s regret. – Katja Millay


Fame is the penalty of success. Jealousy is the penalty of fame. – Sivananda


Jealousy seems the absolute reversal of love. It is the swinging from the sunny warmth of the Equator to the frigid cold of the North Pole.  – ELBERT HUBBARD


The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch. – Jim Rohn


What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily, I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by the burst of anger and quarrels. – Saint Augustine


Jealousy is a terrible thing. It resembles love, only it is precisely love’s contrary. Instead of wishing for the welfare of the object loved, it desires the dependence of that object upon itself, and its own triumph. – Henri-Frédéric Amiel


I do a lot of sexy publicity, but I have yet to have any bad experiences regarding jealousy. – Brooke Burke


When jealousy rears up, it indicates that something inside of you is afraid. It’s an alarm, nothing less and nothing more. Treat it as such. – Anthony D. Ravenscroft


What frenzy dictates, jealousy believes. – John Gay


One day of happiness is worth more than a lifetime of sorrow …. Under ordinary circumstances, jealousy is a suspicion to the person who excites it and degrading to the person who indulges it. -Victor Hugo


Haters and bullies are always cowards, you know. They like to pick on little guys. – Skylar Tyberius


The genuine game has nothing to do with the reasonable play. It is bound up with contempt, Jealousy, pride, negligence everything being an equal and vicious delight in seeing brutality. As such, it is war less the shooting. – George Orwell


When in a relationship, a real man doesn’t make his woman jealous of others; he makes others jealous of his woman. – Dr. Steve Maraboli


Jealousy does not wait for reasons. – Mahatma Gandhi


Such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest.  ― Ann Radcliffe


Maybe I was a little jealous or envious of the abstract painters – but the truth was I thought what they were doing was boring. – Larry Rivers


No jealousy their dawn of love overcast, nor blasted were their wedded days with strife; each season looked delightful as it passed, to the fond husband and the faithful wife. – James Beattie


When you’re blessed, the haters come out. When you wear God’s blessings well, don’t be surprised if it draws jealousy out on people. – Joel Osteen


If you’re suffering from problems of self-esteem or from constant bouts of jealousy, it didn’t happen overnight. – Bailey Jackson


When I was young they used to say people only threw stones at the tree that was loaded with fruit. – Rachel Field


It’s a bad word, ‘belong.’ Especially when you put it with somebody you love … You can’t own a human being. – Toni Morrison


Jealousy is a strong emotion that can break any strong relationship. – Anonymous


A jealous man only sees his own spectrum when he looks upon other men and gives his character in theirs. – WILLIAM PENN


Throughout life, from childhood, from school until we die, we are taught to compare ourselves with another; yet when I compare myself with another I am destroying myself. – Jiddu Krishnamurti


Sure, I can get a little bit jealous. The good part about jealousy is that it comes from passion. It’s also the dangerous part and it’s an ugly emotion that hurts. – Matthew McConaughey


There will be no common faith between those who share in power, and each man will be jealous of his associate. – Lucan


In my experience lust only ever leads to misery. All that suspicion and jealousy and anguish it unleashes. I don’t want those things in my life. – Chrissie Hynde


I really am happy for Kiley. And for you and every other happily married lady. Except for that, I’m not happy for you. I kind of want you all to drop dead.  – Rainbow Rowell


Ignorance is jealousy’s twin sister. – Dean Frazer


Jealousy is a strange transformer of characters. – Arthur Conan Doyle


To hate everything is to be wounded by everything. – Marty Rubin


Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love. – Mario Teguh


There are people in the world that are jealous of success. Don’t even second guess yourself, step or get left. ― Mac Miller

Quotes cover all emotions, from love to jealousy. Jealousy is a common but difficult emotion. We can understand jealousy by reading and sharing quotes. Quotes can help you understand yourself or others’ emotions. Let’s continue to accept words’ power and explore all our human emotions.

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