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62 Quotes About Jealousy And Envy

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Believe it or not, jealousy is a contagious disease that can hold us back from attaining joy and peace in life. When we start feeling unworthy and inferior to others, we might feel jealous. Be it in our friendships or relationships, having jealousy is common if you compare yourself with other people.

Having low self-esteem will give rise to feelings of envy that can lead to a poor image and lack of self-confidence. Coping with jealousy is needed in order to live a life full of peace and happiness.

We have noted some inspiring and motivational quotes on jealousy to help you feel less anxious and overcome this feeling with utmost positivity.

Quotes About Hatred and Jealousy

Jealousy will make your life unhappy for yourself. It’s up to you how you can control your emotions to feel less anxious. Living a life full of jealousy is unhealthy that will retard your growth in various aspects of life. Below are the quotes about hatred and jealousy.

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

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

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

Quotes About Jealousy

“I’ve never been jealous before I met you, it burns, luv. Like silver through my veins.” – Jeaniene Frost.

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

“And yes, I’ll admit, I am jealous.” – Colleen Houck.

“Men, though they know full well how much women are worth and how great the benefits we bring them, nonetheless seek to destroy us out of envy for our merits.” – Moderata Fonte.

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

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

Quotes About Jealousy

“You may think it all very fine, Mr. Huntingdon, to amuse yourself with rousing my jealousy; but take care you don’t rouse my hate instead. And when you have once extinguished my love, you will find it no easy matter to kindle it again.” – Anne Brontë.

“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.

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

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

“There will always be someone willing to hurt you, put you down, gossip about you, belittle your accomplishments and judge your soul. It is a fact that we all must face. However, if you realize that God is a best friend that stands beside you when others cast stones you will never be afraid, never feel worthless, and never feel alone.” – Shannon Alder.

“Nothing brings on jealousy like laughter.” – Françoise Sagan

Quotes About Jealousy To Help You Overcome Envy

Jealousy isn’t the right emotion to feel. It can consume your entire life and lead to an unhealthy mode of living. Having feelings of jealousy may be common but it’s how you work on your thoughts that will help you move on in life. Get inspired by these inspirational jealousy quotes given below.

In jealousy, there is more of self-love than love. Francois De La Rochefoucault.

Quotes About Jealousy

“Men are jealous of every woman.” – Jan Neruda.

“The moment you have to recruit people to put another person down, in order to convince someone of your value is the day you dishonor your children, your parents, and your God.” – Shannon L. Alder.

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

“Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.” – Buddha.

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

Quotes About Jealousy

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

“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.

“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.

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

Quotes About Jealousy

“‘She had loved him for such a long time,’ she thought. ‘How was it that she did now know him at all?'” – Cassandra Clare.

“Perhaps not dangerous, but young and inarguable good-looking… Kai hated him immediately.” – Marissa Meyer, ‘Scarlet’.

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

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

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

“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.

“Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.” – Robert A. Heinlein.

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

“‘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.

Best Inspirational Jealousy Quotes In Life

Jealousy is a root cause of many issues in life. As a human being, sometimes it is okay to feel jealous but inculcating this feeling within ourselves is a sin. Therefore it is important to overcome jealousy and envy. Below are the quotes that will help you overcome jealousy and envy. 

“Envy is for people who don’t have the self-esteem to be jealous.” – Bauvard.

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

“But jealous souls will not be answered so. They are not ever jealous for the cause, but jealous for they’re jealous. It is a monster begot upon itself, born on itself.” – William Shakespeare.

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

“No one can have all he wants, but a man can refrain from wanting what he has not, and cheerfully make the best of a bird in the hand.” – Seneca.

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

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

“Envy is the central fact of American life.” – Gore Vidal.

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

“What is jealousy but a reflection of your own failures?” – Michael Connelly.

“There’s always this one girl. She’s desperate and she’s weird and she’s jealous, and you’re stuck with her, no matter how hard you try to get her off your back.” – Courtney Summers.

“Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.” – Mark Twain.

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

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

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

“I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter, and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition.” – Shannon Alder.

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

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

“Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.” – Shannon L. Alder.

“Never hate jealous people. They are jealous because they think you are better than them.” – Paulo Coelho.

“I’m jealous of every minute you spend with him, of every concerned emotion you send his way, of every tear shed, of every glance, every touch, and every thought.” – Colleen Houck.

“Jealousy is a disease. Get well soon.” – Paris Hilton

“A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything.” – Robert A Heinlein.

“Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.” – Samuel Johnson.

“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.

“He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.” – Buddha.

 “It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.” – Buddha.

“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’s you who can help ‘you’ – If you find yourself being occupied by feelings of envy and jealousy, it’s time to bring improvement in yourself. To become better in life, believe in the concept of ‘self-introspection’ and remove all the negative habits that might be a barrier to the growth

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