Jealousy Quotes

From heresy, frenzy and jealousy, good Lord deliver me.
– Ludovico Ariosto
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
– Antisthenes
Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.
– Aphra Behn
Lovers may be - and indeed generally are - enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
– Lord Byron
Jealousy - that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion.
– Emile M. Cioran
The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike.
– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
My wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was.
– Rodney Dangerfield
Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.
– Paul Eldridge
Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
– George Eliot
There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.
– George Eliot
Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
– Henry Ellis
Jealousy... is a mental cancer.
– B. C. Forbes
I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did.
– Jeff Foxworthy
Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.
– Solomon Ibn Gabirol
The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
– Baltasar Gracian
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
– Robert A. Heinlein
There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.
– Washington Irving
The jealousy and resentment that animate the terrorists also affect many of our former cold war allies.
– Richard Perle
Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The knives of jealousy are honed on details.
– Ruth Rendell
Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.
– Gene Tierney
My birth neither shook the German Empire nor caused much of an upheaval in the home. It pleased mother, caused father a certain amount of pride and my elder brother the usual fraternal jealousy of a hitherto only son.
– Conrad Veidt
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
Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
– Erica Jong
You will not accept credit that is due to another, or harbor jealousy of an explorer who is more fortunate.
– Abbott L. Lowell
You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.
– Gary Allan
When I see a good singer, I get teary-eyed. Part of it is jealousy because all comedians are frustrated rock stars. That's a fact.
– Jeff Ross
What we used to say was whoever had the bow tie got to lead the band. There was never any jealousy.
– Pete Fountain
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld
To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.
– Francoise Sagan
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
– Baruch Spinoza
There tends to be a jealousy in England towards countries that are successful.
– Chris O'Dowd
There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil, that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny, a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report.
– Richard Le Gallienne
The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare. Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another, comparisons only fan the fires.
– Dorothy Corkville Briggs
The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
– William Penn
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
That's one of the reasons I moved to Florida. Of course, the main reason is the weather and the training. But there's more jealousy in Switzerland because it's so little and they don't have so many athletes.
– Martina Hingis
Religion can make it worse. Are you supposing that if people were encouraged to believe in a transcendent reality, and to be encouraged by grand rituals and music and preaching, to love their neighbors, then they would put jealousy and frustration aside?
– Mary Douglas
People can do all kinds of things that maybe aren't wise in hindsight because of jealousy.
– Kristin Bauer van Straten
Passion can quickly slip to jealousy, or even hatred.
– Arthur Golden
On the same line of reasoning, if Australians were to be Australians, or rather if Australians were as separate from any other nation as Australia from any other land, there would be no jealousy between them on England's account.
– Henry Lawson
Obviously, in dealing with a relationship, sexuality has to be involved, and jealousy and emotions like that. And I don't know, I've always been intrigued by those emotions.
– Adrian Lyne
Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that.
– Oliver Stone
Nature is at work. Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow.
– David Seabury
More men die of jealousy than of cancer.
– Joseph P. Kennedy
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
– H. G. Wells
Man is jealous because of his amour propre woman is jealous because of her lack of it.
– Germaine Greer
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
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
Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive.
– Alexis Carrel
Jealousy is the tie that binds, and binds, and binds.
– Helen Rowland
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
– Fulton J. Sheen
Jealousy is the grave of affection.
– Mary Baker Eddy
Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.
– John Dryden
Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at first sight.
– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl.
– George Meredith
Jealousy is a dog's bark which attracts thieves.
– Karl Kraus
Jealous, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.
– Ambrose Bierce
It is remarkable that jealousy of individual property in land often goes along with very exaggerated doctrines of tribal or national property in land.
– William Graham Sumner
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
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
I like jealous men. I love jealousy. I do.
– Adriana Lima
I have experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from men, but I have also experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from women, usually when I failed to respond to their advances.
– Julie Burchill
I don't watch that much comedy. I think it's professional jealousy. That and a lack of support for my community.
– Michael Ian Black
I don't get jealousy, I don't get how people hate each other - I never did.
– Nas
I do not say anything from jealousy.
– Anna Held
I do a lot of sexy publicity, but I have yet to have any bad experiences regarding jealousy.
– Brooke Burke
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
He that is jealous is not in love.
– Saint Augustine
Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.
– Patrick Henry
Don't waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.
– Mary Schmich
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
– Milan Kundera
But when I would see the surrogate, my first instinct, my first reaction would be jealousy, because she was doing what I wanted to do.
– Cheryl Tiegs
But I like not these great success of yours for I know how jealous are the gods.
– Herodotus
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
– Jean Baudrillard
My elementary school days were miserable. After Star Search, the jealousy got really bad that our neighbors slashed our tires.
– Christina Aguilera
I was an outsider. I was the egghead from academia who got in because the rules had changed. While I looked for validation from my fellow contemporaries, I instead found jealousy and envy. I did not find team spirit. This led to dissatisfaction, an unease.
– Buzz Aldrin
What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
– Saint Augustine
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
That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.
– James M. Barrie
No jealousy their dawn of love overcast, nor blasted were their wedded days with strife; each season looked delightful as it past, to the fond husband and the faithful wife.
– James Beattie
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
– Salvador Dali
It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.
– Lawrence Durrell
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
– George Eliot
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
One would always want to think of oneself as being on the side of love, ready to recognize it and wish it well - but, when confronted with it in others, one so often resented it, questioned its true nature, secretly dismissed the particular instance as folly or promiscuity. Was it merely jealousy, or a reluctance to admit so noble and enviable a sentiment in anyone but oneself?
– Shirley Hazzard
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
Space-ships and time machines are no escape from the human condition. Let Othello subject Desdemona to a lie-detector test; his jealousy will still blind him to the evidence. Let Oedipus triumph over gravity; he won't triumph over his fate.
– Arthur Koestler
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
Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge.
– Iris Murdoch
The desire to create continually is vulgar and betrays jealousy, envy, ambition. If one is something one really does not need to make anything --and one nonetheless does very much. There exists above the productive man a yet higher species.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
– George Orwell
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Thrice happy is that humble pair, Beneath the level of all care! Over whose heads those arrows fly, Of sad distrust and jealousy.
– Edmund Waller
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
– ­Marion Evans Cross
Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several--from foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy.
– Jean de la Bruyere
There's no jealousy in the grave.
– Rudyard Kipling
So full of artless jealousy is guilt,
It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.
– William Shakespeare
O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.
– William Shakespeare
To talk about balance, it's easier to talk about what's out of balance. And I think anytime that you have any disease, and disease meaning lack of ease, lack of flow... dis-ease. So any time there's disease, you're out of balance, whether it's jealousy, anger, greed, anxiety, fear.
– Ricky Williams