Quotes about jealousy


Few traits rust the human soul and destroy everything. The same is the case of envy in the human heart. Quotes about jealousy will unveil how this pounding disease can become poison for a man and his surroundings. How it affects one’s character and his life’s matters.

The fact that a person can only get what has written for him in his destiny settles all issues. If only one believes in this simple and eternal reality, he would not envy others. For no amount of jealousy, hatred or envy could fill your sacks and empty others’ pockets. People are getting their share from what is already destined for them and you get what is yours. A jealous nature ruins the happiness and pleasure of what you already have or you could have in the future by not appreciating your blessings. This habit has the potential to turn a mountain into a tiny worthless molehill.

Analyze what you have achieved thus far by appreciating your blessings and not envying others. Our quotes about jealousy will help you understand this deep and critical behavioral aspect of one’s daily life.


Quotes and sayings about envy, jealousy, pity


  • Jealousy is always born with love, but does not die with it. In jealousy there is more of self-love than of love to another. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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

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

  • 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

  • The desire to change yourself breeds envy, jealousy; whereas, in the understanding of what you are, there is a transformation of what you are. - Jiddu Krishnamurti

  • Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it. - William Shenstone

  • I keep my head held high and smile, because there are people who will kill to see me fall.

  • Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.

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

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

  • Jealousy is natural but it isn’t necessary.

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

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

  • Even jealousy is based on fantasies: a fantasy that someone else has what belongs to you. - Anna Deavere Smith

  • Envy is for people who don’t have the self-esteem to be jealous. - Benson Bruno

  • Jealousy endlessly eats through my mind, and jealously endlessly makes me be unkind. - Lou Reed

  • Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead. - Mark Twain

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

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

  • Jealousy is the fire of envy that seeks to destroy another’s beauty, rather than to create its own. - Wes Fesler

  • I refused to believe that love could take any other form than mine: I measured love by the extent of my jealousy, and by that standard of course she could not love me at all. - Graham Greene

  • Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man’s self; and where there is no comparison, no envy. - Francis Bacon