Jealousy Quotes

Did you know that Shakespeare coined the term green-eyed monster for jealousy? Here are a few jealousy quotes.
| Saturday, October 18, 2008
There are many people in the world who are jealous and thus always interested in what is happening in other people’s lives hardly caring about occurrences in their own. These people cringe when another person gets a job, wins a lottery or buys something new. They wait and hope that bad things happen to others and wish success only comes to them. Well! That’s all wishful thinking because there’s someone above who looks after his own. Jealousy has never done anyone any good and it never will. Read on for some jealousy quotes.

"Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul." - John Dryden

"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo." - H. G. Wells

"Do not envy a sinner; you don't know what disaster awaits him." - Bible

"Our envy of others devours us most of all." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"Jealousy is the most dreadfully involuntary of all sins." - Iris Murdoch

"Envy is ignorance." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Jealousy is a crutch." - C. Astrid Weber

"Envy slays itself by its own arrows." - Anonymous

"Love that is fed by jealousy dies hard." -  Ovid

"Jealousy... is a mental cancer." - B.C. Forbes

"If envy were a fever, all the world would be ill." - Danish Proverb

"Envy slays itself by its own arrows." - Anonymous

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

"Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope." - Josh Billings

"Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another." -  François de la Rochefoucauld

"To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self." - Joan Didion

"Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive." -  Havelock Ellis

"Yet he was jealous, though he did not show it, For jealousy dislikes the world to know it." -  Lord Byron

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

"If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang." - Charley Reese

"Jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it." -  François de la Rochefoucauld

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

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

"Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own." - Harold Coffin

"Envy is thin because it bites but never eats." - Spanish Proverb

 "The jealous bring down the curse they fear upon their own heads." - Dorothy Dix

"O! beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on." - William Shakespeare

"The truest mark of being born with great qualities is being born without envy." - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

"The very purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others. Rather, we must criticize ourselves. How much am I doing about my anger" About my attachment, about my hatred, about my pride, my jealousy" These are the things which we must check in daily life." -  Dalai Lama

"The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents." - Salvador Dalí

"Jealousy is the greatest of all evils, and the one which arouses the least pity in the person who causes it." - François de la Rochefoucauld

"Jealousy injures us with the dagger of self-doubt." - Leslie Grimutter

"As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy." - Antisthenes

"Never waste jealousy on a real man:  it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run." - George Bernard Shaw

"Jealousy is the dragon in paradise; the hell of heaven; and the most bitter of the emotions because associated with the sweetest." - A.R. Orage

"Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love." - George Eliot

"The jealous bring down the curse they fear upon their own heads." - Dorothy Dix

"It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered."- Aeschylus

"Envy is a littleness of soul, which cannot see beyond a certain point, and if it does not occupy the whole space feels itself excluded." - William Hazlitt

"Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits." - Paul Eldridge

"Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it." - Honore de Balzac

"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

"Jealousy is a tiger that tears not only its prey but also its own raging heart." - Anonymous

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

"Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one's self-respect. For jealous people, like dope-fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing." - Emma Goldman

"Jealousy is simply and clearly the fear that you do not have value.  Jealousy scans for evidence to prove the point - that others will be preferred and rewarded more than you.  There is only one alternative - self-value.  If you cannot love yourself, you will not believe that you are loved.  You will always think it's a mistake or luck.  Take your eyes off others and turn the scanner within.  Find the seeds of your jealousy, clear the old voices and experiences.  Put all the energy into building your personal and emotional security.  Then you will be the one others envy, and you can remember the pain and reach out to them." - Jennifer James

"It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it." - George Washington

"When you're a beautiful person on the inside, there is nothing in the world that can change that about you. Jealousy is the result of one's lack of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance. The Lesson: If you can't accept yourself, then certainly no one else will." - Sasha Azevedo

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