Jealousy Quotes

Jealousy is a scary thing.
- Laura Dern
Jealousy... is a mental cancer.
- B. C. Forbes
I do not say anything from jealousy.
- Anna Held
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Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.
- John Dryden
Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl.
- George Meredith
More men die of jealousy than of cancer.
- Joseph P. Kennedy
I like jealous men. I love jealousy. I do.
- Adriana Lima
Jealousy is the worst trait in any person.
- Adam DeVine
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
- H. G. Wells
Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
- Erica Jong
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It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.
- Lawrence Durrell
Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time.
- Drake
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
- Fulton J. Sheen
Jealousy is the tie that binds, and binds, and binds.
- Helen Rowland
Passion can quickly slip to jealousy, or even hatred.
- Arthur Golden
Jealousy is a dog's bark which attracts thieves.
- Karl Kraus
To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.
- Francoise Sagan
You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.
- Gary Allan
Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
- Elizabeth Bowen
The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
- Baltasar Gracian
Jealousy - that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion.
- Emile M. Cioran
It's a completely useless emotion - jealousy. I don't go there.
- Joy Behar
There never was one particle of... jealousy... in the heart of Hyrum Smith.
- Heber J. Grant
The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
- George Eliot
Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
- Havelock Ellis
There is no greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy.
- Lope de Vega
There tends to be a jealousy in England towards countries that are successful.
- Chris O'Dowd
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
- Antisthenes
But I like not these great success of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods.
- Herodotus
Man is jealous because of his amour propre; woman is jealous because of her lack of it.
- Germaine Greer
Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.
- Gene Tierney
That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.
- James M. Barrie
In westerns, you meet a hardy bunch of characters. There is no jealousy on such pictures.
- John Wayne
I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did.
- Jeff Foxworthy
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
- Baruch Spinoza
I do a lot of sexy publicity, but I have yet to have any bad experiences regarding jealousy.
- Brooke Burke
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
- Jean Baudrillard
Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive.
- Alexis Carrel
People can do all kinds of things that maybe aren't wise in hindsight because of jealousy.
- Kristin Bauer van Straten
Jealous, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.
- Ambrose Bierce
You will not accept credit that is due to another, or harbor jealousy of an explorer who is more fortunate.
- Abbott L. Lowell
Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
- George Eliot
Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.
- Aphra Behn
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
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 bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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
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
The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare. Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another, comparisons only fan the fires.
- Dorothy Corkille Briggs
Drama can be an addiction. It's so, so sneaky. Jealousy - all of those things can really send you in a lot of different crazy directions.
- Christian Slater
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
In my experience lust only ever leads to misery. All that suspicion and jealousy and anguish it unleashes. I don't want those things in my life.
- Chrissie Hynde
People don't do theology in a vacuum but in a community with other theological thinkers, where there's jealousy, vanity, hurt pride, all those things.
- Frederica Mathewes-Green
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 saw my friends in medical school seeming to be more engaged with the real world. That provoked a sort of jealousy, and I decided to go to medical school after all.
- Harold E. Varmus
Shredder is about as evil as it gets. He is a man fueled by jealousy and rage. At the same time, he doesn't micromanage, so his gang is free to do what they want.
- Lenny Platt
Do I appreciate the idea of jealousy, revenge and all these so-called dark qualities? Yes. Do I write these songs in order to engage in some public war with someone? No.
- Alanis Morissette
I don't think that you can fake warmth. You can fake lust, jealousy, anger; those are all quite easy. But actual, genuine warmth? I don't think you can fake it.
- Keira Knightley
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
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
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
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
I've yet to meet a bitter teenager. Bitterness, jealousy and jadedness, I think, are the most unattractive qualities in a person, and unfortunately they do seem to come with age.
- Jane Goldman
My rule of writing is that no one can do what you can do, so jealousy or competitiveness are pointless. I am always happy when one of my sisters has a book published that I get to read.
- Hallie Ephron
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
I've been in rooms where people are discussing films that have yet to come out and saying delightedly, 'Oh, I've heard it's a disaster!' The jealousy is unseemly.
- Lenny Abrahamson
I don't get jealous of people. Jealousy is such a waste of time because you're jealous of them, and they go about their lives and have a wonderful time, so what's the point?
- Joy Behar
A person's current personality of love, hatred, jealousy, rage or a murderous intent and so on is formed upon genetic elements, education, the environment and a family a person grows in.
- Kim Ki-duk
Critics? Don't talk to me of critics! You think some jackanapes journalist, his soul eaten away by the maggots of jealousy and failure, has anything worthwhile to say of art? I don't.
- Jonathan Raban
I could, of course, have written about the film world and the jealousy there and the frequent belief that others don't have talent. But, for some reason, it just struck me to write about art.
- David Thewlis
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
The human voice: mysterious, spontaneous, primal. For me, the human voice is the vessel on which all emotions travel - except perhaps jealousy. And the breath, the breath is the captain of that vessel.
- Claron McFadden
You might think that religion was the one area in which professional jealousy would take a back seat. But no: ecclesiastical memoirs are as viperish as any, though their envy tends to cloak itself in piety.
- Craig Brown
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
We stress humanity, and this is done at considerable cost. We can't have a lot of dramatics that other shows get away with - promiscuity, greed, jealousy. None of those have a place in 'Star Trek.'
- Gene Roddenberry
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
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
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
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
It would be impossible to estimate how much time and energy we invest in trying to fix, change and deny our emotions - especially the ones that shake us at our very core, like hurt, jealousy, loneliness, shame, rage and grief.
- Debbie Ford
Jealousy can even be good for love. One partner may feel secretly flattered when the other is mildly jealous. And catching someone flirting with your beloved can spark the kind of lust and romance that reignites a relationship.
- Helen Fisher
There's really not much friendship between the girls on tour. There's so much rivalry and jealousy, so everyone just hangs out in their own camp. In the locker room and players' lounge, you can feel the jealousy.
- Ana Ivanovic
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, greed, fear. We're all full of these things. But also love and compassion. If you saw a drowning baby, it wouldn't matter if you were wearing a tuxedo on the way to your own wedding. You'd jump in to save him.
- John McAfee
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
You have to be sincere in your feelings. And fear is one of those, sometimes; doubt is one of those; jealousy, anger - all your emotions are not going to be considered the strong emotions; all of them are not going to be love, happiness, joy.
- Common
I feel like a lot of the female relationships I see on TV or in movies are in some way free of the kind of jealousy and anxiety and posturing that has been such a huge part of my female friendships, which I hope lessens a little bit with age.
- Lena Dunham
Why do we feel jealousy? Therapists often regard the demon as a scar of childhood trauma or a symptom of a psychological problem. And it's true that people who feel inadequate, insecure, or overly dependent tend to be more jealous than others.
- Helen Fisher
If there's an inkling of abuse, I have to move on. Even jealousy - seems cute it first, but if they're getting in my head, it's not right for me. It's okay to be alone. It's okay to be single. The right thing will come along.
- Christina Milian
Fans in China are very different from those overseas. In China, many people really love me and care about my life. But there is always some jealousy mixed up in this feeling of love. I think that is the big difference. Overseas, there is none of that.
- Gong Li
Philosophers see no harm in the Jesuits other than in their effect on humanity and the sciences. The vulgar and especially the prejudiced only hate them from an envy and jealousy born out of conspiracy and intrigue at an organisation which overshadows them.
- Cesare Beccaria
Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.
- Johannes Brahms
My parents are very competitive, so we are very competitive as kids. But it's a good kind of competition; it's not a jealousy. You always want to do your best, and if it can't be you, you want it to be your brother or your sister, you know what I mean?
- Janet Jackson
I think that the Bible teaches that homosexuality is a sin, but the Bible also teaches that pride is a sin, jealousy is a sin, and hate is a sin, evil thoughts are a sin. So I don't think that homosexuality should be chosen as the overwhelming sin that we are doing today.
- Billy Graham
My mother always wanted to be an actress. She was an extra in movies and stuff. I have a feeling this is the classic story: The mother wants to be an actress, and the child ends up doing it. But it was never a jealousy thing between us. It was like - well, I was making my mom happy.
- Kristy McNichol
See how fortune deludes us, and that which we put carefully into her hands, she either breaks or lets it fall from her hands, or causes it to be removed by the violence of another, or suffocates and poisons, or taints with suspicion, fear and jealousy to the great hurt and ruin of the possessor.
- Giordano Bruno
Discord or jealousy inhibits the ability of the Holy Ghost to teach us and inhibits our ability to receive light and truth. And the feelings of disappointment that invariably follow are the seeds of greater discord and faultfinding among those who expected a learning experience that did not come.
- Henry B. Eyring
It is disgusting that 'Life & Style' and 'InTouch' magazines continue to print these false stories about my life: the status of my marriage, false reports about a miscarriage, the horrible lie that my dad is not my biological father, jealousy over my sisters' lives, etc.
- Khloe Kardashian
I don't think Othello is a jealous man - he is a man who has been deceived by another person, just as everybody in the play is deceived by that person... The playwright uses the word 'jealousy' over and over and over again, but I don't think it has anything to do with being jealous.
- Laurence Fishburne
My parents were very volatile but very loving. My father would get jealous if my mother looked at somebody. I used to be insanely jealous. It comes out of insecurity. It can come and go, but you get to the point in life where you don't have this raging jealousy and protectiveness about your world.
- Felicity Kendal
There's a constant tension between the excitement of new people and security with one person. If you go with excitement, you create chaos; you hurt people. There's jealousy, and it gets very messy. If you have security, it can be boring, and you die inside because of all the opportunities missed.
- Alain de Botton
My second business would have succeeded but for competitors' jealousy. I was selling motorbike gear cheap, but the people I was undercutting complained to the manufacturer and cut off my supply. It showed me how corrupt business can be. When I sold phones, the same thing happened, but this time I was ready.
- John Caudwell
I write what I like to read, and I enjoy love triangles in YA and adult fiction - not to mention in other media like TV, opera, theatre, and even in video games! I relish when dark and compelling characters compete for our protagonist's heart. The doubts, the uncertainty - the jealousy! - can be breathtaking.
- Kresley Cole
I have never written a book about my life, despite being offered purses of gold. I made 'Boxes' because I wanted to make a sincere depiction of a daughter who has lost her father, or the jealousy one can feel towards a daughter who has become more beautiful than you and whose stepfather starts to take her shopping.
- Jane Birkin

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