Jealousy, also known as envy, is considered as curse. Most of you have probably felt this emotion at least once in your life. Regardless of your age, social status, gender or occupation, you must have felt jealousy at least once. Don’t get jealous, I’ve heard these words many times. But trust me, it’s easier said than done. Sometimes, the feeling of enviousness or jealousness cannot be avoided.
While Jealousy is really hard to prevent, limiting it is the least we can do. Here are some of the best and famous jealousy quotes I’d like to share to you to at least express why you should avoid this vice. Most of the quotes about Jealousy I’ve included here are for relationships. I also listed some of the jeakousy quotes from famous people and celebrity.
Quotes on Jealousy
Best Jealousy quotes, quotes about Jealousy
Never waste jealousy on a real man:
It is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.
~ George Bernard Shaw
It is never wise to seek or wish for another’s misfortune.
If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape,
It would be the shape of a boomerang.
– Charley Reese
The envious die not once,
but as oft as the envied win applause.
– Baltasar Gracián
The jealous are troublesome to others,
but a torment to themselves.
– William Penn
Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.
– Harold Coffin
Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
– Elizabeth Bowen
Envy is thin because it bites but never eats.
– Spanish Proverb
Calamities are of two kinds:
Misfortune to ourselves,
And good fortune to others.
– Ambrose Bierce
Jealousy is an awkward homage which inferiority renders to merit.
– Mme. de Puixieux
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
Envy is the most stupid of vices,
for there is no single advantage to be gained from it.
– Honore de Balzac
Jealousy injures us with the dagger of self-doubt.
– Terri Guillemets
Our envy always lasts longer
Than the happiness of those we envy.
– François de La Rochefoucauld
Envy is ignorance.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Never underestimate the power of jealousy
and the power of envy to destroy.
Never underestimate that.
– Oliver Stone
Jealousy Quotes for Girls
The venom clamors of a jealous woman poison
More deadly than a mad dog’s tooth.
– William Shakespeare
The way to hold a husband is to keep him a little jealous;
The way to lose him is to keep him a little more jealous.
– Henry Louis Mencken
When girls get jealous, it’s normal.
But, when boys get jealous, lucky the girl he loves.
– Debbie Nicholson
Every girl is jealous of someone.
So next time you’re looking at someone thinking,
“I wish I was that pretty,”
remember someone is thinking that about you.
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
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
Never get jelous when you see your ex with someone else,
Because our parents taught us to give our used toys to less fortunate.
Sometimes, it takes a little bit of Jealousy
For you to figure out how much someone really means to you.
A jealous girlfriend is a faithful girlfriend.
If she doesn’t get jealous when someone has your attention,
It’s because someone has hers.
Funny Jealousy Quotes
Plain women are always jealous of their husbands.
Beautiful women never are.
They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women’s husbands.
– Oscar Wilde
My wife’s jealousy is getting ridiculous.
The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was.
– Rodney Dangerfield
I’ve never been jealous.
Not even when my dad finished the fifth grade a year before I did.
– Jeff Foxworthy
A Jealous woman does better research than an FBI.
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything.
Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
– Robert A. Heinlein
Love Jealousy Quotes
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
Love looks through a telescope;
Envy, through a microscope.
– Josh Billings
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
He that is not jealous is not in love.
– St. Augustine
Jealousy and love are sisters.
– Russian Proverb
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
– George Eliot
Set me as a seal upon thine heart,
As a seal upon thine arm;
For love is strong as death;
Jealousy is cruel as the grave.
Jealousy, that dragon which slays love
under the pretense of keeping it alive.
– Havelock Ellis
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 is said to be the offspring of Love.
Yet, unless the parent makes haste to strangle the child,
the child will not rest till it has poisoned the parent.
– A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare
I don’t want to be your favorite or your best.
I want to be your only and forget the rest.
I can’t really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous.
I don’t see why I should.
So full of artless jealousy is guilt,
It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.
Don’t waste time on jealousy.
Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind.
– Mary Schmich
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 nothing more than a fear of abandonment
– François 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
No true love there can be without Its dread penalty — jealousy.
– Lord Lytton
Othello Jealousy Quotes
O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.
Trifles light as air Are to the jealous confirmations
strong As proofs of holy writ.
I do beseech you– Though I perchance am vicious in my guess (As I confess it is my nature’s plague To spy into abuses, and oft my jealousy Shapes faults that are not), that your wisdom yet From one that so imperfectly conjects Would take no notice, nor build yourself a trouble Out of his scattering and unsure observance.
– William Shakespeare (Othello)
But jealous souls will not be answered so;
They are not ever jealous for the cause,
But jealous for they’re jealous.
‘Tis a monster Begot upon itself, born on itself.
– William Shakespeare (Othello)