Quotes About Jealousy

Sniblit makes it easy to find the quotes that you're looking for. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings about jealousy. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes about jealousy that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.

Home > Jealousy Quotes

A jealous man always finds more than he is looking for.  ~ Madeleine de Scudéry

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

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

Jealousy has the "lousy" built right in.  ~ Jason Love

Envy is thin because it bites but never eats.  ~ Spanish proverb

Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart like a viper in its hole.  ~ Honoré de Balzac

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

It is never wise to seek or wish for another's misfortune. If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.  ~ Charley Reese

Envy eats nothing but its own heart.  ~ German proverb

Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.  ~ Ambrose Bierce

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

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

If envy were a fever, all the world would be ill.  ~ Danish proverb

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

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.  ~ Harold Coffin

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.  ~ François de La Rochefoucauld

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

He that is not jealous is not in love.  ~ St. Augustine

Al Jolson turned the faucetson full in his dressing room when other people in the show he was in were getting applause.  ~ Carol Channing

Envy is a kind of praise.  ~ John Gay

Jealousy and love are sisters.  ~ Russian proverb

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

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

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

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

Jealousy is an inner Consciousness of one's own inferiority. It is a mental cancer.  ~ B.C. Forbes

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

In jealousy, there is more self-love than love.  ~ La Rochefoucauld

As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy.  ~ Antisthenes