67+ 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

I love people who gossip behind my back. That’s exactly where they belong. Behind my back. Unknown

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 is a disease. Get well soon. Unknown

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

Jealous people want to see you do good, but never better than them. Unknown

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

A flower never thinks of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms Unknown

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

The people who know the least about you, always have the most to say. Unknown

Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners Unknown

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Some people only hate you because of the way other people love you. Unknown

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

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 troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves. William Penn

People only rain on your parade because they’re jealous of your sun and tired of their shade. Unknown

Inspirational Jealousy Quotes

Jealousy is natural but it isn’t necessary Unknown

Someone else’s success does not rob you of anything. Unknown

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 the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. Fulton J. Sheen

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

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

Jealousy only eats up your beauty. Have faith in yourself. You have something that other’s don’t Unknown

In jealousy there is more self-love than love. François de la Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1665

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Envy is the coward side of Hate, and all her ways are bleak and desolate. Henry Abbey

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 harbour the feeling. Arthur Lynch

Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one’s self-respect. For jealous people, like dope-fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing. Emma Goldman

Deep Jealousy Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rust consumes iron and envy consumes itself. Danish Proverb

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

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

Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred. François de la Rochefoucauld

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 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 neighbour to have them through envy. Aristotle

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

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter. F. Sagan

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. Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul. John Dryden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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