86 Best Quotes and Sayings about Jealousy


Looking for the best jealousy quotes? We’ve compiled a list of jealousy quotes, sayings about envy and insecurity. These quotes with beautiful images may remind you what happens when jealousy starts.

Best Quotes and Sayings about Jealousy

  1. Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.Havelock EllisJealousy Quotes and Sayings 1

  2. 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

  3. The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike.Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

  5. 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

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

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  7. 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 A. HeinleinJealousy Quotes and Sayings 2

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

  9. As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.Antisthenes

  10. Jealousy – that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion.Emile M. Cioran

  11. I think that the Bible teaches that homosexuality is a sin, but the Bible also teaches that pride is a sin, jealousy is a sin, and hate is a sin, evil thoughts are a sin. So I don’t think that homosexuality should be chosen as the overwhelming sin that we are doing today.Billy Graham

  12. People are taken aback 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

  13. Jealousy is a dog’s bark which attracts thieves.Karl Kraus

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

  15. 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

  16. Jealousy is the grave of affection.Mary Baker Eddy

  17. 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

  18. Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.Paul EldridgeJealousy Quotes and Sayings 3

  19. 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

  20. 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

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

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

  23. Why do we feel jealousy? Therapists often regard the demon as a scar of childhood trauma or a symptom of a psychological problem. And it’s true that people who feel inadequate, insecure, or overly dependent tend to be more jealous than others.Helen Fisher

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

  25. 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

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

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

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

  29. If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!Marie de FranceJealousy Quotes and Sayings 4

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

  31. 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

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

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

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

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

  36. 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

  37. Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time.DrakeJealousy Quotes and Sayings 5

  38. Jealousy is the fear of comparison.Max Frisch

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

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

  41. Jealousy is the worst trait in any person.Adam DeVine

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

  43. I hate jealousy, I hate possessiveness. I’m nobody’s possession.Olga Kurylenko

  44. Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl.George Meredith

  45. 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

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

  47. Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.John Dryden

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

  49. 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

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

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

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

  53. Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.George EliotJealousy Quotes and Sayings 7

  54. What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them.Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  55. Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  56. People can do all kinds of things that maybe aren’t wise in hindsight because of jealousy.Kristin Bauer van Straten

  57. Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

  59. 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 GallienneJealousy Quotes and Sayings 8

  60. From heresy, frenzy and jealousy, good Lord deliver me.Ludovico Ariosto

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

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

  63. Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.William Wycherley

  64. Do I appreciate the idea of jealousy, revenge and all these so-called dark qualities? Yes. Do I write these songs in order to engage in some public war with someone? No.Alanis Morissette

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  65. 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

  66. 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

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

  68. I do not say anything from jealousy.Anna Held

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

  70. I have experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from men, but I have also experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from women, usually when I failed to respond to their advances.Julie Burchill

  71. Jealousy… is a mental cancer.B. C. Forbes

  72. Jealous, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.Ambrose Bierce

  73. There tends to be a jealousy in England towards countries that are successful.Chris O’Dowd

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

  75. I don’t get jealousy, I don’t get how people hate each other – I never did.Nas

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

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

  78. I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did.Jeff Foxworthy

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

  80. 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

  81. Discord or jealousy inhibits the ability of the Holy Ghost to teach us and inhibits our ability to receive light and truth. And the feelings of disappointment that invariably follow are the seeds of greater discord and faultfinding among those who expected a learning experience that did not come.Henry B. Eyring

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

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

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

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

  86. 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

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