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40 Quotes on Jealousy and Envy

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Jealousy is a powerful emotion that holds us back. It’s unhealthy and makes us fixate on what others have rather than what we want to achieve. We don’t invite jealousy – it comes uninvited. But what we can do is let it go so that it doesn’t hurt us in the long run.

Since insecurity is most likely the source of jealousy, it’s important to focus on what’s good in your life and keep positive thoughts from being drowned out by self-doubt.

This collection of quotes on jealousy will help you understand jealousy better and the ways to improve yourself if you’re too on the same page. These quotes are collected from different sources and made up into a list of ‘Top 40 quotes’ that you will really like.

Quotes About Jealousy

How To Deal With Jealous People

Jealousy, arising from a perceived threat or comparison, can make individuals question their self-worth and significance. When someone feels inferior or unappreciated due to jealousy, it may lead to resentment towards the other person.

  1. “A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.” — Robert A. Heinlein
  2. “Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.” — Milan Kundera
  3. “Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.” — H.G. Wells
  4. “Never hate jealous people. They are jealous because they think you are better than them.” — Paulo Coelho
  5. “It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.” — Aeschylus
  6. “Envy is thin because it bites but never eats.” – Spanish Proverb
  7. “Envy is the coward side of Hate, and all her ways are bleak and desolate.” – Henry Abbey
  8. “Jealousy is the worst trait in any person.” — Adam DeVine
  9. “Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.” — Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  10. “Yet he was jealous, though he did not show it, For jealousy dislikes the world to know it.” — Lord Byron

Jealousy Quotes and Sayings

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  1.  “Jealousy injures us with the dagger of self-doubt.” — Terri Guillemets
  2. “The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.” — William Penn
  3. “Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.” — Shannon L. Alder
  4. “Rust consumes iron and envy consumes itself.” – Danish Proverb
  5. “The envious die not once, but as often as the envied win applause.” – Baltasar Gracián
  6. “Nothing sharpens sight like envy.” – Thomas Fuller
  7. “You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.” — Margaret Atwood
  8. “Jealousy is a disease. Get well soon.” — Paris Hilton
  9. “When you do well, everybody’s after you, and sometimes the motives are legitimate, and sometimes it’s envy and jealousy.” — Robert Kraft
  10. “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

More Jealousy Quotes

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  1. “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
  2. “I am used to jealousy and people putting me in a box and labeling me without really knowing me.” — Sonja Morgan
  3. “Even if people pretend that they’re OK with it, jealousy can eat people alive.” — Phoebe Fox
  4. “Envy is like a fly that passes all the body’s sounder parts, and dwells upon the sores.” – Arthur Chapman
  5. “The knives of jealousy are honed on details.” — Ruth Rendell
  6. “To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.” — Francoise Sagan
  7. “Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.” — William Shenstone
  8. “Jealousy—Tormenting yourself, for fear you should be tormented by another.” – Paul Chatfield
  9. “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
  10. “The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.” — Johann Kaspar Lavater

Jealousy Quotes to Overcome Your Envy

  1. “If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!” — Marie de France
  2. “Fools may scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.” – John Gay
  3. “I don’t want anything negative in my life, like hate, comparison, competition, and jealousy. I think these things are very heavy and take away from you the way of enjoying life.” — Vivek Oberoi
  4. “Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.” — Baruch Spinoza
  5. “Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.” — Elizabeth Bowen
  6. “Man is jealous because of his amour propre; woman is jealous because of her lack of it.” — Germaine Greer
  7. “Jealousy is the tie that binds, and binds, and binds.” — Helen Rowland
  8. “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” — Proverbs 14:30
  9. “Never trust anyone who wants what you’ve got. Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.” Eubie Blake
  10. “The best way to avoid envy is to deserve the success you get.” — Aristotle
  11. “Jealousy is unavoidable – it’s part of the price we pay for intimacy.” — Rachel Simmons
  12. “Jealousy is the fear of comparison.” — Max Frisch
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Prachi Pant
A proud daughter, sister, and writer who loves poetry and can scribble rhymes. Coffee keeps me going, and so does my work.
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