Quotes and Sayings about Jealousy



"From heresy, frenzy and jealousy, good Lord deliver me."
- Ludovico Ariosto
(Related: Heresy, Jealousy)

"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
(Related: Men, Envy, Jealousy)

"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
(Related: Anger, Love, Fear, Jealousy, Quarrels)

"That is ever the way. Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse."
- J. M. Barrie
(Related: Jealousy, Wishes)

"That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: Jealousy, Wishes)

"A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Negative, Jealousy, Judgment, Praise, Satisfaction)

"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
(Related: Love, Wife, HusbDawn, Jealousy, Past)

"Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude."
- Aphra Behn
(Related: Health, Jealousy, Nothing, Reason, Solitude)

"Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Enemies, Feeling, Jealousy)

"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
(Related: Health, Hatred, Jealousy, Rank, Suspicion, Trying)

"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
(Related: Breeding, Comparisons, Feeling, Jealousy)

"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
(Related: People, Jealousy, Vanity)

"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."
- George Byron
(Related: Enemies, Friends, Jealousy, Lovers, May, Self)

"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
(Related: Enemies, Friends, Jealousy, Lovers, May, Self)

"Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Life, Forbidden, Hatred, Jealousy, Laws)

"Jealousy - that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Jealousy, Worship)

"Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at first sight."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: First, Jealousy, Sight)

"The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Success, Jealousy)

"My wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Wife, Day, Jealousy, May)

"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
(Related: Love, Music, Religion, People, Frustration, Jealousy, Neighbors, Preaching, Reality, Rituals)

"Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul."
- John Dryden
(Related: Soul, Jealousy)

"It is not love that is blind, but jealousy."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Love, Blind, Jealousy)

"Jealousy is the grave of affection."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Affection, Grave, Jealousy)

"Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits."
- Paul Eldridge
(Related: Love, Jealousy, Passion)

"Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love."
- George Eliot
(Related: Anger, Love, Jealousy, Sight)

"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
(Related: Fire, Jealousy, Needs, Passion)

"Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart."
- George Eliot
(Related: Heart, Jealousy)

"Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Love, Jealousy)

"It's amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy."
- Rupert Everett
(Related: Clarity, Jealousy)

"Jealousy... is a mental cancer."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Cancer, Jealousy)

"What we used to say was whoever had the bow tie got to lead the band. There was never any jealousy."
- Pete Fountain
(Related: Jealousy)

"Jealousy is the fear of comparison."
- Max Frisch
(Related: Fear, Jealousy)

"Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire."
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol
(Related: Fire, Jealousy)

"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
(Related: Nature, Greatness, Calumny, Evil, Goodness, Human nature, Jealousy)

"Passion can quickly slip to jealousy, or even hatred."
- Arthur Golden
(Related: Hatred, Jealousy, Passion)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Love, Disease, Jealousy, Mind, Mistakes)

"A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Insecurity, Jealousy, Self)

"I do not say anything from jealousy."
- Anna Held
(Related: Jealousy)

"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
(Related: Athletes, Jealousy, Reason, Training, Weather)

"There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Jealousy)

"Jealousy is all the fun you think they had."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Fun, Jealousy)

"More men die of jealousy than of cancer."
- Joseph P. Kennedy
(Related: Men, Cancer, Jealousy)

"Jealousy is a dog's bark which attracts thieves."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Jealousy)

"Back then I didn't think a woman like that, or a relationship like that, could exist with complete freedom and no jealousy or possessiveness. I thought it sounded too good to be true and I was certainly convinced it wasn't the life for me!"
- Sylvia Kristel
(Related: Life, Thought, Freedom, Jealousy, Woman)

"There's no regret. You can't regret. I mean, I've felt regret but I've also refused to allow regret to sow a seed and live in me because I don't believe it. You feel it, it's like guilt, it's like jealousy, it's like all those horrible things. You've just got to snip them and get them out, because they're no good."
- Jude Law
(Related: Guilt, Jealousy, Regret)

"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
(Related: England, Jealousy, Nation)

"You will not accept credit that is due to another, or harbor jealousy of an explorer who is more fortunate."
- Abbott L. Lowell
(Related: Credit, Jealousy, Will)

"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
(Related: Emotions, Jealousy, Sexuality)

"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
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Vision, Hate, Jealousy, Mind, Reality, Road)

"Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl."
- George Meredith
(Related: Love, Bed, Jealousy)

"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
(Related: War, Hatred, Jealousy, Nothing, Play, Pleasure, Rules, Violence, Words)

"The jealousy and resentment that animate the terrorists also affect many of our former cold war allies."
- Richard Perle
(Related: War, Jealousy, Resentment)

"The knives of jealousy are honed on details."
- Ruth Rendell
(Related: Jealousy)

"Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Love, Jealousy, Self)

"Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Change, Jealousy, Madness, Passion)

"Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Love, Jealousy)

"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
(Related: Jealousy, Pain, Shame, Vanity)

"Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Certainty, Doubt, Jealousy, Madness)

"Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Love, Jealousy, Self)

"Jealousy is the tie that binds, and binds, and binds."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Jealousy)

"To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter."
- Francoise Sagan
(Related: Jealousy, Laughter, Nothing)

"Don't waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind."
- Mary Schmich
(Related: Time, Jealousy, Waste)

"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
(Related: Love, Nature, Power, Work, Character, Destiny, Hate, Jealousy)

"Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius."
- Fulton J. Sheen
(Related: Genius, Jealousy, Mediocrity, Tribute)

"Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Fear, Envy, Jealousy)

"Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that."
- Oliver Stone
(Related: Power, Envy, Jealousy)

"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
(Related: Jealousy, Land, Property, Remarkable)

"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
(Related: First, Instinct, Jealousy)

"Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Faults, Jealousy)

"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
(Related: Home, Mother, Father, Brother, Son, Jealousy, Pride)

"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
(Related: Abuse, Jealousy, Liberty, Man, May, Will)

"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Jealousy)