Jealousy Quotes:- Jealousy is an emotion; the term generally refers to the thoughts or feelings of insecurity, fear, concern, and envy over relative lack of possessions. Life is one big road with lots of signs. You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars. Jealousy is just loved and hate at the same time. The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves. Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion because it’s on both ends of the spectrum.

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old jealousy quotes, jealousy sayings, and jealousy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

List Of Motivational Jealousy Quotes And Sayings


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 – in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.

-Robert A. Heinlein



Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive.

-Havelock Ellis



The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.

-Salvador Dal



You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.

-Margaret Atwood



What sort of love is permeated by jealousy? You are jealous because you are unaware that everything you need is inside you.

-Peter Deunov



A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

-Robert A. Heinlein



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 neighbor to have them through envy.




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

-William Penn



The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.

-Johann Kaspar Lavater



Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.

-Fulton J. Sheen




Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.

-Francois de la Rochefoucauld



Love sees sharply, hatred sees even sharper, but Jealousy sees the sharpest for it is love and hate at the same time.

-Arab Proverb


Famous Inspirational Jealousy Quotes And Sayings


To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self

-Joan Didion



To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.

-F. Sagan



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



Never waste jealousy on a real man:_ it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.

-George Bernard Shaw




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



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



O jealousy! thou magnifier of trifles.

-Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller



I’ve spent most of my life walking under that hovering cloud, jealousy, whose acid raindrops blurred my vision and burned holes in my heart. Once I learned to use the umbrella of confidence, the skies cleared up for me and the sunshine called joy became my faithful companion.

-Astrid Alauda


Top 10 Humorous Jealousy Quotes And Proverbs


Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.

-John Dryden



Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.

-George Eliot



The comparison is a very foolish attitude because each person is unique and incomparable. Once this understanding settles in you, jealousy disappears.




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

-Paul Eldridge



More men die of jealousy than of cancer.

-Joseph P. Kennedy



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



Love may be blind but jealousy has 20-20 vision.




Jealousy is one of the wickedest of all the passions. It is that which has been the most fruitful mother of tragedies, murders, and wars. But reprehensible though it is, jealousy is almost rather be pitied than blamed–its first victims are those who harbor the feeling.

-Arthur Lynch



Jealousy is a kind of civil war in the soul, where judgment and imagination are at perpetual jars. This civil dissension in the mind, like that of the body politic, commits great disorders and lays all waste. Nothing stands safe in its way; Nature, interest, religion, must yield to its fury. It violates contracts, dissolves society, breaks wedlock, betrays friends and neighbors. Nobody is good, and every one is either doing or designing them a mischief. It has a venom that more or less rankles wherever it bites: And as it reports fancies or facts, so it disturbs its own house as often as other folks.

-William Penn



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