90 Jealousy quotes that will help to prevail over envy

Being jealous is normal to human beings, but it is a dangerous emotion that needs to flush out of your system. It destroys most relationships and causes fights between individuals or groups. And in worst cases, the cause of crimes. May these quotes on jealousy help you realize that instead of being jealous, use them as motivation to improve yourself.

Jealousy quotes that will help to prevail over envy
1. “Jealousy is an inner consciousness of one’s own inferiority. It is a mental cancer.” – B. C. Forbes

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

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

4. “Jealousy only eats up your beauty, have more faith in yourself, you got something that other people don't.” – Anonymous

5. “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

6. “Most haters are stuck in a poisonous mental prison of jealousy and self-doubt that blinds them to their own potentiality.” – Steve Maraboli

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

8. “Jealousy hyphenates love in all the wrong places.” – Terri Guillemets

9. “Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.” – François de La Rochefoucauld
Jealousy quotes that will help to prevail over envy
10. “Jealousy endlessly eats through my mind, and jealously endlessly makes me be unkind.” – Lou Reed

11. “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

12. “To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self.” – Joan Didion

13. “They said that being jealous is an act of how much you love the person, I said that if you love and you care for that person you should also learn how to trust.” – Anonymous

14. “The jealousy that arises from another’s achievement is overcome by developing an awareness of and admiration for one’s own and other’s achievement.” – Dalai Lama
Jealousy quotes that will help to prevail over envy
15. “The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.” – Johann Kaspar Lavater

16. “The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.” – William Penn

17. “More men die of jealousy than of cancer.” – Anonymous

18. “Fame is the penalty of success. Jealousy is the penalty of fame.” – Sivananda

19. “A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.” – Robert A. Heinlein
Jealousy quotes that will help to prevail over envy
20. “Jealousy is a strong emotion that can break any strong relationship.” – Anonymous

21. “Jealousy is the fire of envy that seeks to destroy another’s beauty, rather than to create its own.” – Wes Fesler

22. “Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.” – William Shenstone

23. “Jealousy is not limited to romantic relationships. It also exists between siblings, co-workers, and even friends.” – Shane Parrish

24. “What sort of love is permeated by jealousy? You are jealous because you are unaware that everything you need is inside you.” – Peter Deunov
Jealousy quotes that will help to prevail over envy
25. “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. Heinlein

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

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

28. “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

29. “Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one.” – Emma Goldman

30. “Jealousy is the lifelong noose hanging about the neck of love.” – Caitlin Thomas

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31. “Don’t torment yourself with jealousy. It’s a silly illusion that someone’s life is better than yours when the truth is that each one of us is on a different path.” – Demi Lovato

32. “Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what they have been through.” – Sam Cawthorn

33. “It’s such a poisonous emotion because, at the end of the day, you’re no better off, you’re unhappier, and the person you’re jealous of is still successful or good-looking or whatever they are.” – Naval Ravikant

34. “Jealousy sees things always with magnifying glasses which make little things large, of dwarfs giants, of suspicions truths.” – Miguel de Cervantes

35. “Jealousy can open the blood, it can make black roses.” – Sylvia Plath

36. “Jealousy implies dissatisfaction with what you are.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

37. “Even jealousy is based on fantasies: a fantasy that someone else has what belongs to you.” – Anna Deavere Smith

38. “Jealousy is a keen observer, but looks for all the wrong signs.” – H. L. Mencken

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

40. “Jealousy works against you. It takes control away from you, hands it over to the opposition. Maintain control.” – Ellen Hopkins

41. “Everyone experiences bouts of jealousy; but the dignified person conceals it, while the vulgar one acts upon it.” – Ibn Taymiyyah

42. “Jealousy, an eminently credulous and suspicious passion, allows fancy the greatest possible play. But it does not bestow wit, it banishes all sense.” – Honoré de Balzac

43. “Jealousy is a miserable feeling. It means you aspire to something that you cannot have.” – Sophia Loren

44. “Jealousy is the very reverse of understanding, of sympathy, and of generous feeling. Never has jealousy added to character, never does it make the individual big and fine.” – Emma Goldman

45. “Transform jealousy to admiration, and what you admire will become part of your life.” – Yoko Ono

46. “When you do well, everybody's after you, and sometimes the motives are legitimate, and sometimes it's envy and jealousy.” – Robert Kraft

47. “Jealousy is information. It tells you what you desire, what you admire, what you despise in yourself. You could learn from the person you envy if you weren’t blinded by resentment. Learning feels better than loathing.” – The Stoic Emperor

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

49. “Jealousy is the only vice that gives no pleasure.” – Patrick Henry

50. “Jealousy is an ugly emotion, but it tells the truth. You mostly envy those who have what you desire.” – Susan Cain

51. “I keep my head held high and smile, because there are people who will kill to see me fall.” – Anonymous

52. “Never hate people who are jealous of you, but respect their jealousy because they’re the ones who think you’re better than them.” – Anonymous

53. “The venom clamors of a jealous woman poison more deadly than a mad dog’s tooth.” – William Shakespeare

54. “Don’t waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind.” – Mary Schmich

55. “It’s sad how some people are so jealous and intimidated by you that they only have negative things to say when they know absolutely nothing about you.” – Anonymous

56. “Jealousy is an ugly emotion that makes people do some seriously whacked shit and when a woman is experiencing it, it’s worse.” – Kristen Ashley

57. “People can do all kinds of things that maybe aren't wise in hindsight because of jealousy.” – Kristin Bauer van Straten

58. “Chances are that when someone is hating on you, it’s not about you at all. It’s about them. It’s their fear, their jealously, their boredom, and their insecurity.” – Anonymous

59. “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

60. “Jealousy releases anger, and anger is the greatest and the ultimate enemy that can forever determine your judgment and ultimately withhold your destiny.” – Anonymous

61. “Pride may go before a fall, but jealousy goes before destruction.” – Gladys Taber

62. “Jealousy injures us with the dagger of self-doubt.” – Terri Guillemets

63. “As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy.” – Antisthenes

64. “People would say bad things about you, because it is the only way their insignificant self can feel better than you.” – Anonymous

65. “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

66. “Jealousy fuses megalomania and self-abandonment.” – Mason Cooley

67. “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.” – Bob Marley

68. “Jealousy is like a hot pepper. Use it mildly, and you add spice to the relationship. Use too much of it and it can burn.” – Ayala Pines

69. “There is no greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy.” – Lope de Vega

70. “Women detest a jealous man whom they do not love, but it angers them when a man they do love is not jealous.” – L’Enclos

71. “Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that.” – Oliver Stone

72. “All jealousy must be strangled in its birth, or time will soon make it strong enough to overcome the truth.” – Davenant

73. “You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.” – Gary Allan

74. “Jealousy blinds the stricken heart, and without examining, believes everything it fears.” – Pierre Corneille

75. “Jealous people destroy what they are incapable of creating.” – Paul Guth

76. “Jealousy which keeps silent grows in its silence.” – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

77. “Jealousy is the paralysis of love.” – Luc de Clapiers

78. “The jealousy is not only the conscious; it is the unconscious too and is much more dangerous and quietly destroys your best skills.” – Ehsan Sehgal

79. “Love bears two negative feelings; fear and jealousy, overcoming that, beautify life; otherwise, these become self-hurting.” – Ehsan Sehgal

80. “Allow me to assure you, that suspicion and jealousy never did help any man in any situation.” – Abraham Lincoln

81. “Jealousy is not something you can turn off, it’s one of the natural feelings just like love.” – Sarvesh Jain

82. “My heart is too valuable to allow hatred and jealousy to rent a spot.” – Mufti Ismail Menk

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

84. “Yet he was jealous, though he did not show it, For jealousy dislikes the world to know it.” – Lord Byron

85. “Jealousy is the worst trait in any person.” – Adam DeVine

86. “Jealousy is a funny thing. We spend so much of high school consumed by it, hating that another person has something we don’t, wishing we could taste what it’s like to be them.” – Casey McQuiston

87. “If you’re jealous of someone else it simply means you have not come to a true acceptance and appreciation of yourself.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

88. “It’s only natural to feel jealous, but what you do afterwards separates you from the crowd.” – Sarvesh Jain

89. “Jealousy is an attempt to hold by force what you know you can’t hold by merit.” – Bangambiki Habyarimana

90. “When you strengthen your self-esteem, there is no room for jealousy.” – Harold H. Bloomfield

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