139 Inspiring Quotes about Jealousy

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Jealousy quotes

More men die of jealousy than of cancer.

— Joseph P. Kennedy

I consider jealousy a humiliating and degrading feeling, and I shall never allow myself to be influenced by it.

— Leo Tolstoy

To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is a dissatisfaction with self.

— Joan Didion

My heart is too valuable to allow hatred and jealousy to rent a spot.

— Mufti Ismail Menk

Critics? Don’t talk to me of critics! You think some jackanapes journalist, his soul eaten away by the maggots of jealousy and failure, has anything worthwhile to say of art? I don’t.

— Jonathan Raban

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.

— H.G. Wells, The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

As soon as jealousy is discovered, it is regarded by the person who is its object as a challenge which justifies deception.

— Marcel Proust, The Captive & The Fugitive

The jealousy and evilness are like worms, that destroy the soul.

— Radostin Chernev

It will be sent that, although the writer’s love is verily a jealous love, it is a jealousy for and not of his creatures. He will tolerate no interference either with them or between them and himself.

— Dorothy L. Sayers, The Mind of the Maker

The man who said no to sin, cheat, deceit, manipulation, wickedness, hatred, jealousy and pride, has said yes to greatness

— ETC Wanyanwu

Back then I didn’t think a woman like that, or a relationship like that, could exist with complete freedom and no jealousy or possessiveness. I thought it sounded too good to be true and I was certainly convinced it wasn’t the life for me!

— Sylvia Kristel

If there’s an inkling of abuse, I have to move on. Even jealousy – seems cute it first, but if they’re getting in my head, it’s not right for me. It’s okay to be alone. It’s okay to be single. The right thing will come along.

— Christina Milian

What does jealousy indicate? Jealousy is love manifested in the physical world. If you are jealous you have a debt to pay; if someone is jealous of you, he has a debt to pay to you.

— Petar Dunov

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

— Rodney Dangerfield

Ravings, in short, jealousy of the past, the worst kind of all.

— Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

She let the jealousy slip out of her fingertips.

— Jodi Lynn Anderson, Tiger Lily

If we destroy the biosphere, then mankind will die. We all waste our time worrying about stupid wars and petty jealousy and greed, and all the time, we’re sitting on a time bomb.

— Ron Moody

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

What is jealousy but a reflection of your own failures?

— Michael Connelly, The Last Coyote

When lust combines with love, feelings like dissatisfaction, lack of trust, lack of understanding, jealousy and possessiveness are produced

— Nirja

People say love is the international language. I’d say jealousy and anger are also pretty articulate.

— Marshall Thornton, Little Boy Afraid

Stay away to abuse and misemploy knowledge, and neutrality with jealousy since it reflects the lack of sense.

— Ehsan Sehgal

It started with feelings of jealousy and like a mental virus it spread.

— Dermot Davis, Fatal Eclipse

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

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

— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Sadly, there are many forces more powerful and devestating than love… Among them for example, the anger and jealousy of a spurned husband or lover. Fire begets passions, but it also burns.

— Hub, Okko: The Cycle of Fire

Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases.

— Robert Kraft

As if the jealousy of a lover could ever compete with the ferocity of a mother.

— Sarah A. Denzil

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

— James M. Barrie

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

— John Wayne

‘Toy Story’ we found, sorta by accident, because we didn’t know what we were doing, the idea of being replaced by somebody. Everybody has that fear, or encounters this jealousy at some point.

— Pete Docter

Stay close 2 those who r by ur side in happy times, because they do not harbor jealousy or envy in their hearts, only joy 2 c u happy…

— Paulo Coelho

There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.

— Washington Irving

Unintended jealousy is merciless.

— Doctor Kesi, Rage In The Jungle, Raj On The Street

Lovers may be – and indeed generally are – enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.

— Lord Byron

Men inflict injuries from hatred, jealousy or contempt, but the wise man masters all these passions by means of reason.

— Epicurus, The Art of Happiness

Jude was good. But he let his fear and jealousy get to him.” Daniel shrugged. “‘Fear leads toanger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to the dark side.

— Bree Despain, The Dark Divine

He had found that jealousy – or perhaps the fear of betrayal – was no respecter of age. Indeed, if anything, he thought getting older simply made it worse; he felt more vulnerable now.

— Kathy Shuker, Silent Faces, Painted Ghosts

love being such, or such, the normal corners of your heartwill never guess how muchmy wonderful jealousy is dark

— E.E. Cummings, Complete Poems, 1904-1962

This was one of those mid-thirties moments when you take a look at the stale, half-chewed bagel your life has become and kiss jealousy on its smokey mouth.

— Steve Almond, Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life: A Book by and for the Fanatics Among Us

Mother Florence had once told her that jealousy was the worst of all faults because it prevented a person from being who they were born to be.

— Christopher Pike, Witch

Haters never seem to realize that jealousy is an infinite torture to which you condemn yourself.

— Steve Maraboli

Rendall’s first law of jealousy: jealousy does the cock harder and pussy wetter.

— Erica Jong, How to Save Your Own Life

I wasn’t trying to make you jealous. But if jealousy does this to you, I might need to consider it.” He gripped my sides firmly, letting his lips gently dance over mine, “Mags, I’m yours. You have nothing to worry about.

— Kristen Hope Mazzola, Crashing Back Down

with the pain jealousy instils and the love hate relationship it creates surely its just easier to appreciate what you have then what you could loose

— Richard Kent

Strong jealousy in a beautiful love is the autumn in the middle of a hot summer!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Jealously would kill you from inside, if you water the plant of jealousy with anger instead of hard work

— Paulo Coelho

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

— Milan Kundera

What is inspiration in strangers is jealousy in kinsmen.

— Raheel Farooq

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

Then his jealousy rejoiced at the discovery, as though that jealousy had had an independent existence, fiercely egotistical, gluttonous of every thing that would feed its vitality, even at the expense of Swann himself.

— Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way

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

— Stephen King, The Waste Lands

Nobody can control their emotional reactions, we can only control our actions, and my current action was to slap my jealousy in the face and shove her in a vat of shut the fuck up.

— Abigail Barnette, The Baby

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, The Light in the Heart

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, Polyamory: Roadmaps for the Clueless and Hopeful: An Introduction on Polyamory

What we did see was that jealousy is fear: it can corrode even if quite baseless.

— Sheldon Vanauken, A Severe Mercy: A Story of Faith, Tragedy and Triumph

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

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

— James Beattie

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

— George Bernard Shaw

To jealousy nothing is more frightful than laughter.

— Francoise Sagan

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

— Shannon L. Alder, 300 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before It’s Too Late

The knives of jealousy are honed on details.

— Ruth Rendell

When I see a good singer, I get teary-eyed. Part of it is jealousy because all comedians are frustrated rock stars. That’s a fact.

— Jeff Ross

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

— George Gordon Byron

Anything exceptional gets crushed by common people with jealousy and ignorance and all their common evils.

— Corey Taylor

On the same line of reasoning, if Australians were to be Australians, or rather if Australians were as separate from any other nation as Australia from any other land, there would be no jealousy between them on England’s account.

— Henry Lawson

In jealousy there is more self-love than love.

— La Rochefoucauld

Have you ever seen the stars in the night? See them closely, they will tell you, how to be open, how to love and how to shine and twinkle without any differences and jealousy of other stars.

— Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

I’ve been in rooms where people are discussing films that have yet to come out and saying delightedly, ‘Oh, I’ve heard it’s a disaster!’ The jealousy is unseemly.

— Lenny Abrahamson

If we truly knew someone’s entire life story and all the things they have been through we would drop all jealousy and comparison. We would admire their ability to shine.

— Renae A. Sauter

More than jealousy or possessiveness pettiness kills love.

— Marty Rubin

I had no jealousy of work, no jealousy of money. I was just jealous of women who took advantage of men, because I didn’t know how to do it.

— Nora Ephron, Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble: Some Things About Women and Notes on Media

The anger from jealousy makes you powerful and full of energy.

— anthony grime

Mankind are tolerant of the praises of others as long as each hearer thinks that he can do as well or nearly as well himself, but, when the speaker rises above him, jealousy is aroused and he begins to be incredulous.

— Thucydides

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

— Abbott L. Lowell

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

Miss Betsy is looking at me. Some jealousy sure, but every woman have that in them

— Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings

I’m afraid my jealousy is a beast I find difficult to tame, ” he said with a sigh.

— Andrea Cremer, Rise

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

— Katja Millay, The Sea of Tranquility

Even jealousy is based on fantasies: a fantasy that someone else has what belongs to you.

— Anna Deavere Smith, Letters to a Young Artist

The source and content of information remain the same…the response creates divergent emotions, while negative response creates jealousy positive creates motivation.

— ketan r shah

Anna has a stab of jealousy – she is thrilled for them, yet can’t help but envy their happiness. Don’t be ungracious, she tells herself. It is not your time; it is theirs. Lou is so lovely; she deserves to be happy.

— Sarah Rayner, One Moment, One Morning

Love is strong as death jealousy is cruel as the grave.

— Bible

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

— Oliver Stone

My rule of writing is that no one can do what you can do, so jealousy or competitiveness are pointless. I am always happy when one of my sisters has a book published that I get to read.

— Hallie Ephron

You might think that religion was the one area in which professional jealousy would take a back seat. But no: ecclesiastical memoirs are as viperish as any, though their envy tends to cloak itself in piety.

— Craig Brown

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

— Shannon L. Alder

Her death…brought me as nothing else could do to know and end my jealousy of God. It saved her faith from assault.

— Sheldon Vanauken

The jealousy and resentment that animate the terrorists also affect many of our former cold war allies.

— Richard Perle

The voice of jealousy strikes from those who aim to hurt you, not those who love you!

— Dee Waldeck

The enemy stays in the hearts of friends. Watch what your friends know about you and watch what you tell your friends, remember, egoism breeds jealousy and ends a relationship in discord.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

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

— George Eliot

True love is jealousy in disguise: A man cannot restrict his lover from going to the club because he hates her, he actually hates the men who would come around and touch her.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

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

— Robert A. Heinlein

There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil, that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny, a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report.

— Richard Le Gallienne

What in the blue star-blazes did you see in Jason?” he asked, still forcefully but with his frustration and jealousy under better control.”For one thing, Djetth, he wasn’t trying to kil

— Rowena Cherry, Insufficient Mating Material

The only causes of regret are laziness outbursts of temper hurting others prejudice jealousy and envy.

— Germaine Greer

The jealousy holds neither the colours and nor the places. It is voiceless and timeless a time bomb within you to blow up only you, not others.

— Ehsan Sehgal

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

when there is a bit mistrust, jealousy will arise and ended with misunderstanding

— Tun Teja

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

— William Graham Sumner

Marriage and its entourage of possession and jealousy enslave the spirit.

— Irvin D. Yalom, When Nietzsche Wept

Moral indignation – jealousy with a halo.

— H. G. Wells

The gods granted us misery, in jealousy over the thought that we two, always together, should enjoy our youth, and then come to the threshold of old age.

— Homer, The Odyssey

David had left her, taking his insane jealousy with him.

— Mary Papas, 14 Twisted Tales To Enthrall

That’s one of the reasons I moved to Florida. Of course, the main reason is the weather and the training. But there’s more jealousy in Switzerland because it’s so little and they don’t have so many athletes.

— Martina Hingis

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.

— Milan Kundera

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, Middlemarch

In any case where someone is hurt within himself because of a mere jealousy over your success expedition, that is none of your business.You don’t bring yourself low in order to please those who envy you.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

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

— William Shakespeare, Hamlet

You can be the most productive and most effective, but politics show up as ego, jealousy and sabotage from bosses who can’t perform.

— Richie Norton

There was no jealousy on the part of a new spouse over the love or affection a man or woman shared with a former spouse. It was considered a blessing to have had such loves in one’s life.

— Aleksandra Layland, Ansgar: The Struggle of a People. The Triumph of the Heart.

I feel like a lot of the female relationships I see on TV or in movies are in some way free of the kind of jealousy and anxiety and posturing that has been such a huge part of my female friendships, which I hope lessens a little bit with age.

— Lena Dunham

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

— George Washington

Gossip, slander and jealousy have caused more pain than many wars.

— Heather Wolf

I went to a girls’ school, and it was awful. The combination of my teenage anger and their jealousy meant I was always getting into fights. There was a lot of pulling of hair and scratching of faces and rolling around on the floor.

— Nadine Velazquez

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

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

— Alexis Carrel

Nothing brings on jealousy like laughter.

— Françoise Sagan, That Mad Ache & Translator, Trader: An Essay on the Pleasantly Pervasive Paradoxes of Translation

I want my books to explore motives which make people think, ‘Wow! Imagine the psychological state you’d have to be in for that to be your motive!’ Whereas things like blackmail, jealousy – they’re rational reasons for committing murder.

— Sophie Hannah

There tends to be a jealousy in England towards countries that are successful.

— Chris O’Dowd

A popular man arouses the jealousy of the powerful.

— Frank Herbert, Dune

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

Impatience, resentment, jealousy and endless “want” are not creative attractors and have no value.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Obviously, in dealing with a relationship, sexuality has to be involved, and jealousy and emotions like that. And I don’t know, I’ve always been intrigued by those emotions.

— Adrian Lyne

It’s absurd how crazy love can make you……but even more absurd how stupid jealousy can make you!

— Mirella Muffarotto, Soccer Sweetheart

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

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

— Aphra Behn

If your neighbor’s lawn looks better than yours, don’t let jealousy consume you ….. start working on yours. With love and dedication, your side will look better than their.

— Maria Hernandez, Trapped

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

— Salvador Dalí

If you have been harboring anger or bitterness or jealousy in your heart toward someone—a parent, an ex-spouse, a boss—hand it over to Christ, and ask Him to help you let it go.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Dogs are our link to Paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace.

— Milan Kundera

As jealousy entered, trust left… and their dream of a relationship began to wither into a nightmare… a nightmare in which love just wasn’t enough.

— Steve Maraboli

Hate is strong, fear is mighty, jealousy is powerful, but love is invincible.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

I’ve yet to meet a bitter teenager. Bitterness, jealousy and jadedness, I think, are the most unattractive qualities in a person, and unfortunately they do seem to come with age.

— Jane Goldman

Is it my imagination, or is there some kind of jealousy thing going on here?”-Inuyasha (gives Inuyasha a really bad look)”It’s your imagination.”-Sango (Inuyasha tries to hide behind Kagome) “Whatever you say.”-Kagome

— Rumiko Takahashi

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

What in the blue star-blazes did you see in Jason?” he asked, still forcefully but with his frustration and jealousy under better control.”For one thing, Djetth, he wasn’t trying to kill me!”

— Rowena Cherry, Insufficient Mating Material

I could, of course, have written about the film world and the jealousy there and the frequent belief that others don’t have talent. But, for some reason, it just struck me to write about art.

— David Thewlis

At this point, the jealousy that tortured me all my life commenced, and the force with which it came over me marked me forever. It became my true passion, utterly heedless of any attempts at convincing me or pointing out a better way.

— Elias Canetti, Die gerettete Zunge: Geschichte einer Jugend