Quotes on Jealousy Envy

Whoever envies another confesses his superiority. Samuel Johnson

Jealousy is the dragon in paradise; the hell of heaven; and the most bitter of the emotions because associated with the sweetest. Alfred Richard Orage

The disease of jealously is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment. Joseph Addison

Drop envy and jealousy, otherwise there is no possibility - because love cannot exist where envy and jealousies exist. Then your search is only for a certain type of power: that in the name of love you are just trying to fulfill the ego. And it is arduous to drop, because love exists only when all the negative elements of the mind are dropped. It is very arduous. Rajneesh

What is envy? It is nothing but passive jealousy. Maybe jealousy is too strong a phenomenon; envy is a little passive. The difference may be of degrees, but it is not of quality, it is only of quantity. Envy can become jealousy at any moment; envy is just jealousy in progress. Mind has to drop all envies and jealousies. Rajneesh

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

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

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 the fire of envy that seeks to destroy another's beauty, rather than to create its own. Wes Fesler

Drop envy and jealousy, otherwise there is no possibility , because love cannot exist where envy and jealousies exist. Rajneesh

I'm emotionless, yet I breathe jealousy and envy People kill for me or die to defend me Kirk Jones

The cure for the sin of envy and jealousy is to find our contentment in God Jerry Bridges

Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that. Oliver Stone

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter. Francoise Sagan

Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at first sight. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul. John Dryden

Then you will be the one others envy, and you can remember the pain and reach out to them. Jennifer James

Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious. Baruch Spinoza

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

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

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

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

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had. Erica Jong

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

Envy grieves. Jealousy rages. Mason Cooley

Jealousy is in some measure just and reasonable, since it merely aims at keeping something that belongs to us or we think belongsto us, whereas envy is a frenzy that cannot bear anything that belongs to others. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it. Honore De Balzac

is there not an Arabick Proverb which goes, 'No one throws Stones at a Barren Tree'? Erica Jong

If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang. Charley Reese

Trifles light as air are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ. William Shakespeare

Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive. Havelock Ellis

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

More men die of jealousy than of cancer. Joseph P Kennedy

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion. Antisthenes

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. Heraclitus

Drop jealousy and envy, for they make you ugly. Be loving, be accepting, and most of all... be happy just the way you are. Leon Brown

Envy and jealousy stem from the fundamental inability to rejoice at someone else's happiness or success Matthieu Ricard

Envy and jealousy are very harmful because you are never ever satisfied with what you have and you never reflect on what you have. You constantly live your life on what you do not have. Tsem Tulku

The heart of the jealous knows the best and most satisfying love, that of the other's bed, where the rival perfects the lover's imperfections. Djuna Barnes

My wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was. Rodney Dangerfield

Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women's husbands. Oscar Wilde

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

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

There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard. Washington Irving

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

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

Jealousy is the tie that binds, and binds, and binds. Helen Rowland

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered. Aeschylus

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy. Lawrence Durrell

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies. Elizabeth Bowen

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

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope. Josh Billings

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

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

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love. George Eliot

Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one Emma Goldman

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

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful or greedy. Unless you let him. Napoleon Hill

Envy and jealousy are the private parts of the human soul. Perhaps the comparison can be extended. Friedrich Nietzsche

Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart like a viper in its hole. Honore De Balzac

Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead. Mark Twain

The soul of the world is nourished by people's Happiness. Paulo Coelho

Jealousy dislikes the world to know it. Lord Byron

When you make it a strong habit not to take anything personally, you avoid many upsets in your life. Your anger, jealousy, and envy will disappear, and even your sadness will simply disappear if you don't take things personally. Miguel Angel Ruiz

We must seek ways to solve difficulties such as hatred, envy and jealousy. Sathya Sai Baba

The truest mark of being born with great qualities is being born without envy. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld That awareness is my teaching. Never fight with greed, ego, anger, jealousy, hatred - all those enemies that the religions have been telling you, 'Fight with them, crush them, kill them. You cannot kill them, you cannot crush them, you cannot fight with them; all that you can do is just be aware of them.' And the moment you are aware, they are gone. In the light, the darkness simply disappears. Rajneesh

Envy assails the noblest: the winds howl around the highest peaks. Ovid

Jealousy is the greatest of all evils, and the one that arouses the least pity in the person who causes it. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

In love, Jealousy is the great exaggerator. Friedrich Schiller

The truest mark of being born with great qualities is to be born without envy. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. Fulton J Sheen

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

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on. William Shakespeare

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

Envy is but the smoke of low estate, Ascending still against the fortunate. Sir Fulke Greville

Don't envy someone else's gift. Discover your own. Tavis Smiley

In a boom, envy; in a bust, anger. Dominic Lawson

Sympathy one receives for nothing, envy must be earned. Robert Lembke

I only envy as basic old sexual jealousy. Joan Juliet Buck

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