Jealousy quotes and sayings

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone among smiling enemies.
Elizabeth Bowen

Though jealousy be produced by love, as ashes are by fire, yet jealousy extinguishes love as ashes smother the flame.
Margaret of Navarre

In jealousy there is more self-love than love.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
William Penn

He that is not jealous is not in love.
St. Augustine

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

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

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

Jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the person whom he entirely loves.
Joseph Addison

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.
Lawrence Durrell

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 nothing more than a fear of abandonment.
Anonymous

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

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
Erica Jong

For the ear of jealousy heareth all things: and the noise of murmurings is not hid.
Bible: Wisdom

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

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

Jealousy is inconsolable because it cannot know the beloved’s innermost thoughts.
Mason Cooley

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 an awkward homage which inferiority renders to merit.
Mme. de Puixieux

Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
Ambrose Bierce

Don’t waste your life on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long, and in the end it’s only you with yourself
Anonymous

Jealousy is the effect of guilt of ones own mishaps.
Robert Nellums

There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.
Washington Irving

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

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

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

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

Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.
François de la Rochefoucauld

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’re almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other. Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil…
Robert Heinlein

Jealousy feeds upon suspicion, and it turns into fury or it ends as soon as we pass from suspicion to certainty.
François de la Rochefoucauld

Peace of mind makes the body healthy, but jealousy is like a cancer.
Bible

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Buddha

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

Jealousy is not a barometer by which the depth of love can be read, it merely records the degree of the lover’s insecurity.
Margaret Mead

Jealousy is the injured lover’s hell.
John Milton

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

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

Jealousy is the fear of comparison.
Max Frisch

Jealousy and love are sisters.
Russian Proverb

Jealousy is a waste of time.
Anonymous

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

Jealous people poison their own banquet and then eat it.
Anonymous

Envy slays itself by its own arrows.
Anonymous

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

Love may exist without jealousy, although this is rare; but jealousy may exist without love, and this is common.
Anonymous

Love that is fed by jealousy dies hard.
Ovid

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

Jealousy is the great exaggerator.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
Socrates

Jealousy… is a mental cancer.
B.C. Forbes