113+ Best Jealousy Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Jealousy is a complex emotion that can consist of anger, resentment, inadequacy, helplessness or disgust. Jealousy is a typical experience in human relationships and strikes people of all ages. Inspirational jealousy quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Jealousy Quotes

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

Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistable urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee. J.R. Ward, Dark Lover

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered. Aeschylus

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

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

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

Our envy of others devours us most of all. Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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

I roll my eyes. So when did I become so special  When they carted me off to the Capitol No, about six months before that. Right after New Year’s. We were in the Hob, eating some slop of Greasy Sae’s. And Darius was teasing you about trading a rabbit for one of his kisses. And I realized. I minded. Suzanne Collins

Nothing sharpens sight like envy. Thomas Fuller

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

Men are so constituted that every one undertakes what he sees another successful in, whether he has aptitude for it or not. Johann Von Goethe

Well, I’m so sorry that I can’t be the right kind of monster for you, Bella. Stephenie Meyer

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

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

Oh, what a bitter thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes. William Shakespeare

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

Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred. François de la Rochefoucauld

She had loved him for such a long time, she thought. How was it that she did now know him at all Cassandra Clare

Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise. John Gay

The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them. Criss Jami

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

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

Envy shoots at others and wounds itself. English Proverb

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

Keep yourselves far from envy; it eateth up and taketh away good actions, like as fire eateth up and burneth wood. Muhammad

Earthquakes just happen. Tornadoes just happen. Your tongue does not just happen to fall into some other girls mouth.  Gemma Halliday

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

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

The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor. Socrates

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

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

They’ll say you are bad or perhaps you are mad or at least you should stay undercover. Your mind must be bare if you would dare to think you can lovemore than one lover.  David Rovics

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

Nothing brings on jealousy like laughter. Françoise Sagan

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

Famous Harry Potter, said Malfoy. Can’t even go to a bookshop without making the front page. J.K. Rowling

In jealousy there is more self-love than love. François de la Rochefoucauld, Maxims

Hardly. Been there, done you. Adequate, but unremarkable. Jennifer Estep

Envy is a waste of time.

Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you. Shannon L. Alder

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

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

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy. Lawrence Durrell

And I got out of there without punching anyone, kicking anyone, or breaking down in tears. Some days the small victories are all you achieve. Molly Ringle

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

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

He that is not jealous is not in love. Augustine

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

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

Cruel people offer pity when they no longer feel threatened. However, kind people offer compassion and understanding regardless. Shannon L. Alder

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

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents. Salvador Dali

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

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

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

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

Pure love allows no room for jealousy. James Lendall Basford

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

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

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

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’s a weak emotion.

Jealousy is the great exaggerator. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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

Jealousy and love are sisters. Russian Proverb

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

As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy. Antisthenes

I am jealous of anyone who can make other people care so much. David Levithan

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

Yet he was jealous, though he did not show it, For jealousy dislikes the world to know it. Lord Byron

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

What is jealousy but a reflection of your own failures. Michael Connelly

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

Some people talk about other people’s failures with so much pleasure that you would swear they are talking about their own successes. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

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

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

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

You can’t be yourself within jealousy. Toba Beta

Envy is ignorance. Ralph Waldo Emerson

For God’s sake, let’s take the word possess and put a brick round its neck and drown it . We can’t possess one another. We can only give and hazard all we have. Dorothy L. Sayers

O jealousy! thou magnifier of trifles. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Hello, luv, he says through a thick curtain of blue hair. Hope I’m. interrupting. A.G. Howard

Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart like a viper in its hole. Honoré de Balzac

I won’t lie. I want to beat the hell out of any man who’s had you you’d be smart to keep them the hell away from me but nothing in your past can change how I feel about you. Sylvia Day

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, Never Love Unless

Everythin’ seems ter happen ter you, doesn’ it J.K. Rowling

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

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

Trifles light as air, are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ. William Shakespeare

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

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

What? Just because I can’t have you right now, doesn’t mean I’m okay with him having you. Cora Carmack

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

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

Jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it. François de la Rochefoucauld, Maxims

I said I was impressed, Martha. I’m beside myself with jealousy. What do you want me to do, throw up? Edward Albee

Whoever envies another confesses his superiority. Samuel Johnson, The Rambler

When I thought of Eric with someone else, I wanted to rip out all his beautiful blonde hair. By the roots. In clumps. Charlaine Harris