60+ Jealousy Quotes | Quotes to overcome Jealousy

“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 no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.” – Elizabeth Bowen
“Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.” – Fulton J. Sheen
“Surrounded by the flames of jealousy, the jealous one winds up, like the scorpion, turning the poisoned sting against himself.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that.” – Oliver Stone
“Jealousy tormenting yourself, for fear you should be tormented by another.” – Paul Chatfield
“It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.” – Buddha
“Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.” – Havelock Ellis
“Animals don’t know as much about jealousy as people, but they’re not ignorant of it, either.” – Stephen King
“Noble hearts are neither jealous nor afraid because jealousy spells doubt and fear spells pettiness.” – Honoré de Balzac
“His veins were dark with a vivid belladonna tincture, the essence of jealousy.” – Charlotte Brontë
“Jealousy is the fear of comparison.” – Max Frisch
“Jealousy is the very reverse of understanding, of sympathy, and of generous feeling. Never has jealousy added to character, never does it make the individual big and fine.” – Emma Goldman
“Jealousy is when you count someone else’s blessings instead of your own.” – Amanda Metcalf



“Anger, hatred and jealousy never solve problems, only affection, concern and respect can do that.” – Dalai Lama
“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
“He who is jealous, is never jealous of what you see, with what is imagined is enough.” – Jacinto Benavente
“The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.” – Johann Kaspar Lavater
“I hate jealousy so much that if I ever do feel it, I try to shut it down immediately, but it’s so hard.” – Peyton List
“Jealousy is a miserable feeling. It means you aspire to something that you cannot have.” – Sophia Loren
“Passion can quickly slip to jealous or even hatred.” – Arthur Golden
“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
“You’re subject to sorrow, fear, jealousy, anger and inconsistency. That’s the real reason you should admit that you are not wise.” – Marcus Aurelius
“Innately, there are qualities in human beings that are always repetitive. There are things like love and hate and jealousy that are just going to be there forever.” – Shiloh Fernandez
“There is no greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy.” – Lope de Vega
“If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!” – Marie de France
“Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.” – Josh Billings
“Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.” – Paul Eldridge
“Never love unless you can bear with all the faults of man: Men will sometimes jealous be, Though but little cause they see.” – Thomas Campion
“Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.” – Mark Twain
“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
“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
“Margaret was not a ready lover, but where she loved she loved passionately, and with no small degree of jealousy.” – Elizabeth Gaskell
“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
“Never hate jealous people. They are jealous because they think you are better than them.” – Paulo Coelho
“The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.” – Salvador Dali
“Anger, resentment, and jealousy don’t change the heart of others – it only changes yours.” – Shannon Alder
“Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.” – Shannon L. Alder
“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
“The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.” – William Penn
“Yet he was jealous, though he did not show it, For jealousy dislikes the world to know it.” – Lord Byron
“As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.” – Antisthenes
“Dismiss personal jealousy and complaints. Learn to have tolerance and patience, both with yourself and with others.” – Thomas Erikson
“You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.” – Gary Allan
“If you’re jealous of someone else it simply means you have not come to a true acceptance and appreciation of yourself.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru
“Most haters are stuck in a poisonous mental prison of jealousy and self-doubt that blinds them to their own potentiality.” – Steve Maraboli
“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
“A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything.” – Robert A Heinlein
“Don’t waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind.” – Mary Schmich
“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.” – Aristotle
“Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.” – William Shenstone
“Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.” – François de la Rochefoucauld
“Envy is the coward side of Hate, and all her ways are bleak and desolate.” – Henry Abbey
“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
“Envy, if surrounded on all sides by the brightness of another’s prosperity, like the scorpion confined within a circle of fire, will sting itself to death.” – Charles Caleb Colton
“Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.” – Buddha
“When you do well, everybody’s after you, and sometimes the motives are legitimate, and sometimes it’s envy and jealousy.” – Robert Kraft
“Men, though they know full well how much women are worth and how great the benefits we bring them, nonetheless seek to destroy us out of envy for our merits.” – Moderata Fonte
“Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man’s self; and where there is no comparison, no envy.” – Francis Bacon
“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
“Keep yourselves far from envy; it eateth up and taketh away good actions, like as fire eateth up and burneth wood.” – Muhammad
“Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.” – Harold Coffin
“Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self-worth. Each of us has something to give that no one else has.” – Elizabeth O’Connor