59+ Jealousy Quotes To Help You Release Pain

Jealousy Quotes

Jealousy is an emotional response characterized by feelings of envy, insecurity, and resentment towards someone else’s possessions, achievements, advantages, or relationships. It often arises when a person perceives a threat to something they value, such as a romantic partner, friendship, or status. Jealousy can manifest in various ways, ranging from mild discomfort to intense and irrational emotions. It’s a complex and natural human emotion that can have both negative and positive aspects, as it may motivate individuals to protect their relationships or strive for personal improvement, but it can also lead to destructive behaviors if not managed effectively.

Jealousy Quotes

1. “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

2. “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

3. “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

4. “Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.”
— Fulton J. Sheen

5. “Jealousy… is a mental cancer.”
— B. C. Forbes

6. “As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.”
— Antisthenes

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

8. “A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.”
— Jean Baudrillard

9. “To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.”
— Francoise Sagan

10. “Jealousy is a dog’s bark which attracts thieves.”
— Karl Kraus

11. “Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.”
— Baruch Spinoza

12. “Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.”
— Erica Jong

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

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

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

16. “There’s no regret. You can’t regret. I mean, I’ve felt regret but I’ve also refused to allow regret to sow a seed and live in me because I don’t believe it. You feel it, it’s like guilt, it’s like jealousy, it’s like all those horrible things. You’ve just got to snip them and get them out, because they’re no good.”
— Jude Law

17. “Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.”
— Johannes Brahms

18. “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

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

20. “But I like not these great success of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods.”
— Herodotus

21. “Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.”
— Elizabeth Bowen

22. “More men die of jealousy than of cancer.”
— Joseph P. Kennedy

23. “Jealousy – that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion.”
— Emil Cioran

24. “Man is jealous because of his amour propre; woman is jealous because of her lack of it.”
— Germaine Greer

25. “There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.”
— Washington Irving

26. “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

27. “Passion can quickly slip to jealousy, or even hatred.”
— Arthur Golden

28. “A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.”
— Robert A. Heinlein

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

30. “From heresy, frenzy and jealousy, good Lord deliver me.”
— Ludovico Ariosto

31. “Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time.”
— Drake

32. “You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.”
— Gary Allan

33. “He that is jealous is not in love.”
— Saint Augustine

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

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

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

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

38. “Jealousy is the fear of comparison.”
— Max Frisch

39. “Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.”
— William Wycherley

40. “Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.”
— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

41. “Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.”
— John Dryden

42. “The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.”
— Baltasar Gracian

43. “It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.”
— Lawrence Durrell

44. “The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.”
— Johann Kaspar Lavater

45. “The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike.”
— Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

46. “Jealousy is the grave of affection.”
— Mary Baker Eddy

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

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

49. “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

50. “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

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

52. “I’m not really easy to live with! There needs to be unlimited patience and unconditional love. Men I’ve known before loved my independent spirit and were proud of my success, to the point that they’d become jealous of the time I devote to my career.”
— Milla Jovovich

53. “I am drawn to women who are independent and creative, which is problematic because it’s a struggle, a competition of careers. There’s jealousy.”
— Marilyn Manson

54. “Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive.”
— Alexis Carrel

55. “Jealousy is the tie that binds, and binds, and binds.”
— Helen Rowland

56. “Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.”
— Solomon Ibn Gabirol

57. “The knives of jealousy are honed on details.”
— Ruth Rendell

58. “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

59. “I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress.”
— Harriet Ann Jacobs

60. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own… 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