25 Jealousy Quotes that Make you Less Envious

jealousy quotes

Jealousy is a natural but problematic human emotion. It is a feeling of resentment and unhappiness towards others’ success and achievement. Generally, jealousy is because of low self-esteem, insecurity, and mistrust. Jealousy is a big hurdle to achieving happiness and success.

A famous saying, “One that envies others never obtains peace of mind”, gives us a crystal clear picture of what jealousy and envy can do to a person. The one basic funda should be never to get jealous of other’s success; getting jealous because of career, relationship, and achievement leads to dissatisfaction and frustration. Moreover, it leaves a negative impact on one’s personality. If you feel confident in yourself, you will never be envious of others.

It is a complicated emotion and can happen to anyone. However, people with a lack of confidence and low esteem tend to get jealous more easily. Additionally, if jealousy manifests for a longer period, it can cause impatience, anger, and in severe cases, lead to mental illness such as depression and anxiety. Let’s read some jealousy quotes and understand where we stand.

25 Jealousy Quotes to Make You Understand Jealousy

Don’t waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind.

― Mary Schmich
Don't waste time on jealousy

Jealousy is the fear of comparison.

― Max Frisch

Envy is the coward side of Hate, and all her ways are bleak and desolate.

―Henry Abbey
Envy is the coward side

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

― William Penn
jealous are troublesome to others

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.

― Elizabeth Bowen
smiling enemies.

The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike.

― Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
lovesick, betrayed, jealous

Jealousy is the grave of affection.

― Mary Baker Eddy
Jealousy is the grave

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.

― H. G. Wells
Moral indignation is jealousy

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.

― Buddha.
jealousy is blind

Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.

― William Shenstone
fear of superiority

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud.

― Corinthians
Love is not jealous

Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

― Robert A. Heinlein.
jealousy, a symptom of neurotic insecurity

Noble hearts are neither jealous nor afraid because jealousy spells doubt and fear spells pettiness.

― Honoré de Balzac
Noble hearts are neither jealous nor afraid

Jealousy or Envy?

Jealousy and envy are both negative emotions. However, jealousy is more complicated than the feeling of envy. Envy is simply a feeling of the desire for something that others have. Jealousy is a more intense emotion because it’s the feeling of resentment and fear of replacement. Unrealistic expectations and possessiveness lead to jealousy. So just keep yourself away from negative emotions with these jealousy quotes.

The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.

― Baltasar Gracián
envious die not once

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

― Havelock Ellis.
jealousy slays love

What is jealousy but a reflection of your own failures?.

― Michael Connelly

In jealousy, there is more of self-love than love.

― Francois De La Rochefoucault
jealousy quotes

Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases.

― Robert Kraft
envy and jealousy

Jealousy is the worst trait in any person.

― Adam DeVine
Jealousy is the worst trait

Surrounded by the flames of jealousy, the jealous one winds up, like the scorpion, turning the poisoned sting against himself.

― Friedrich Nietzsche.
jealous one winds up

Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.

― Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Jealousy is cruel

There is no greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy.

― Lope de Vega
greater punishment

Jealousy is an inner consciousness of one’s own inferiority. It is a mental cancer.

― B. C. Forbes
inner consciousness

Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.

― Aphra Behn
secret notions

Jealousy is when you count someone else’s blessings instead of your own.

― Amanda Metcalf.
someone else's blessings


Enviousness is a combination of administration and discontent, and it’s normal to get jealous of others’ achievements. However, feelings of resentment can improve character and boost self-esteem. If you are confident and believe in yourself, you will never feel inferior to others. Jealousy is an emotion due to self-doubt and mistrust. Hope our inspirational and thought-provoking quotes on jealousy will help envious people to feel confident and less jealous.

Also Read: Still struggling with negative emotions with your dear ones, check out these tips to deal with jealousy in a relationship.

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