100 Jealousy Quotes To Help You Overcome Envy

Jealousy is a natural emotion that affects everyone at some point in their lives. The problem is that jealousy often leads to unhealthy behavior. If you want to stop feeling jealous, then you need to change your mindset.

Jealousy is defined as a negative emotional state caused by feelings of envy or resentment towards another person. Jealousy is usually triggered by thoughts of being left out or excluded from something important.

There are several ways to deal with jealousy. For example, you can try to control your emotions by focusing on positive things instead. Or you can simply ignore your feelings and focus on other aspects of life.

Here are some good jealousy quotes to help you overcome envy and embrace feeling some self-love instead.

Best Jealousy Quotes

1. “I am not jealous of anyone who has what I do not have; I am only envious of those who have more than they deserve” – Oscar Wilde

2. “The best way to get over jealousy is to realize how little it matters.” – William Shakespeare

3. “If you love someone else, don’t let them know about it. It’s better to be alone than to cause pain to the one you love.” – Unknown

4. “Jealousy is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” – Marilyn Monroe

26 Jealousy Quotes

5. “When you feel jealous, remember that jealousy is a waste of energy because it doesn’t accomplish anything.” – Unknown Author

6. “You’ll never find happiness if you look for it under the wrong name.” – Albert Einstein

7. “It takes two people to make an argument, but only one to make peace.” – Anonymous

8. “To be happy we must learn to bear without complaining our troubles, our crosses, our adversities, our pains, our griefs, our disappointments. We must learn to take all these things patiently, cheerfully, meekly, humbly, thankfully, gratefully, and, above all, prayerfully. And when we have learned this lesson, we shall truly be happy.” -Unknown

9. “We should always be suspicious of people who tell us that they are perfectly contented. They may be liars.” – Charles Dickens

10. “A man’s home is his castle, where he can act however he pleases.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

11. “Jealous people are always looking for reasons to hate others.” – Unknown author

Powerful Jealousy Quotes

12. “Jealousies are like ghosts: they come unbidden into the heart, and there haunt us until we either drive them away or kill ourselves trying to chase them off.” – Gail Sheehy

13. “Jealous men are afraid of women’s independence, because they fear losing themselves.” – Dorothy Parker

14. “Jealous husbands are like vultures watching their wives’ lovers.” – Unknown writer

15. “Jealous women are like cats, they scratch and claw, but they will never bite.” – Unknown Writer

16. “Jealousness is a sickness, and no amount of medicine will cure it.” – Unknown Quote

17. “Jealous persons are always in search of imaginary slights, which they magnify into crimes.” – George Bernard Shaw

18. “Jealous relationships are like a bad marriage, everyone knows it’s going nowhere, so why bother?” – Unknown quote

19. “Jealous spouses are like children who believe their parents are having an affair.” – Unknown quote

Quotes About Gossip And Jealousy

20. “Gossiping is like swallowing a live fish. You might choke on it later.” – Unknown Source

21. “People gossip because they’re insecure. If they weren’t worried about being left out, they wouldn’t talk at all.” – Unknown source

22. “Anybody who tells secrets is a snitch. Anybody who tells lies is a liar. Anybody who talks behind your back is a backbiter. Everybody who gossips is a snitch.” – Unknown Person

23. “The best revenge is living well.” – Voltaire

24. “I’m not sure what I’d do if I didn’t get jealous anymore. It’s just something I’ve had to deal with my whole life.” – Unknown

25. “If you want to know how someone feels, watch how they react when you aren’t around.” – Unknown person

26. “There is nothing more painful than to see history repeat itself.” – Vladimir Lenin

27. “The most dangerous enemy of truth is false evidence.” – Thomas Jefferson

28. “If you don’t like what somebody says about you, then say something nice about yourself instead.” – Unknown Author

29. “When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.” – Mark Twain

30. “Jealousy is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” – Marilyn Monroe

Quotes About Haters And Jealousy

31. “Hate is like cancer; it eats from within until there is nothing left.” – Unknown quotation

32. “Hatred is the only thing stronger than love.” – Albert Camus

33. “You cannot reason someone out of a position they did not reason themselves into.” – Jonathan Swift

34. “It takes two to make a quarrel, but only one to end it.” – Benjamin Franklin

35. “A little jealousy is good for the soul. A lot of jealousy can rot it.” – Anonymous

36. “The worst thing that can happen to a man is to fall in love. The second worst thing is to be hated by his wife.” – Oscar Wilde

37. “Never trust anyone who doesn’t have a few enemies.” – Unknown author

38. “He who has not experienced jealousy has not lived.” – Aristotle

39. “Love is blind, jealousy is bat-shit crazy.” – Unknown Quotes

40. “Jealous people are like dogs: They bark at everything that moves.” – Unknown authors

Bible Quotes About Jealousy

41. “Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company. For their hearts plot violence; their lips talk about making trouble. Their mouths put them under oath, but their tongues frame curses. Their feet rush them to evil, they hurry here and there to shed innocent blood. Their hands find their ways to do wrong; they set their eyes against kings, they backbite rulers. They utter words of falsehood, they conceive deceitful plans. Therefore the law will judge them, for they practice corruption; a word from them is a lie. Because they refuse to repent of their deeds, therefore their children will go into exile.” (Proverbs 26:1-10)

42. “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in insults, in calamities, in persecutions, in difficulties, for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)

43. “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits without partiality, impartial and sincere. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. But the fruit of unrighteousness is sown in war.” (James 3:17-18)

44. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” John 3:16-17

45. “I know your works, your labor and your patience, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil. You tested Me and found Me guilty of doing what was right. As we heard, Abraham was justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar. Do you see these things? Behold, I tell you before it comes, unless those who are chosen are cut off, no human being will ever again see the kingdom of God!” Luke 18:7-8

46. “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6

47. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbors’ wives, nor male or female slaves, nor oxen, nor sheep, nor anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Exodus 20:17

48. “If anyone takes away what is another person’s, even his own body, which he has taken as an inheritance, he does not act honorably. The earth does not belong to humans, humans belong to the earth. Both of us come from one Earth. This is why a man must leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” Matthew 19:5-6

49. “Don’t be jealous of others who are better than you. Don’t look down on others because they are richer or more successful than you. Instead, try to understand where they’re coming from. If you can learn to accept yourself, you’ll be able to accept other people too.” -Unknown

50. “The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” 1 Timothy 6:10

Inspirational Jealousy Quotes

51. “Jealousy is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” – Unknown

52. “A woman scorned is soon forgotten, but a friend remembered is forever.” – William Shakespeare

53. “There are three ways to conquer fear: ignore it, confront it, or feed it.” – Unknown.

54. “When you feel jealous, remember this: there are at least ten times more women in the world who would kill to be in your shoes than men who would give their lives to get them.” – Unknown.

55. “Jealousies are often born out of insecurity, but insecurity is never born out of jealousy.” – Unknown.

56. “Jealous people are always looking for reasons to hate someone else. They don’t realize that if they could just change their attitude, they wouldn’t need any reason to hate.” – Unknown.

57. “Jealous is a word that means ‘you aren’t good enough.’ It’s a way of saying, ‘I’m going to make sure you never succeed.'” – Unknown.

58. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

59. “Jealous of what? Of whom? Not of my husband, but of my life.” – Unknown (and she wasn’t kidding)

60. “Jealous, angry, bitter, resentful, vengeful, vindictive, envious, hateful. All these words mean the same thing. They are the result of a mind filled with hatred. A mind filled with jealousy is a mind filled with anger. Anger leads to resentment. Resentment leads to bitterness. Bitterness leads to revenge. Revenge leads to hate. Hate leads to jealousy. And jealousy is the beginning of destruction.” ― James Allen, As You Think On These Things

Quotes To Help You Overcome Envy

61. “Envy is a disease of the soul. It robs a man of his happiness and makes him miserable.” – Robert Browning

62. “It is easy to be happy when we are young; it is difficult to keep our minds free from envy when we grow old.” – Seneca

63. “In order to overcome envy, we must first recognize its presence in ourselves.” – Unknown

64. “To be envied is to be admired.” – Unknown

65. “If you want to know why you are unhappy, examine your motives. Ask yourself whether you are doing things which you really want to do. If you find that you are not, then do something about it. But if you find that you are, then take pride in it. For whatever you do well, you will become better at it. Whatever you do badly, you will become worse at it. So if you wish to improve, you must practice being proud of yourself. This is the secret of success.” – Napoleon Hill

66. “The only person who can truly help me is myself.” – Unknown

67. “You cannot control other people. You can only control how you react to them.” – Unknown

68. “We all have different strengths and weaknesses. We all have different talents and gifts. Some people are naturally gifted in certain areas while others are not. The key is to use those gifts to help others, not to compare yourself to others or feel bad because you’re not as talented as some one else.” – Unknown

69. “When you get jealous, you lose sight of the fact that everyone has faults. Everyone has problems. Everyone has fears. Everyone has doubts. No one is perfect. When you start judging someone for their flaws, you stop seeing their beauty.” – Unknown

70. “Don’t let anyone steal your joy. Don’t let anything destroy your peace of mind. Be careful of your thoughts. Your thoughts create your feelings. Your feelings create your actions. Your actions change your destiny.” – Buddha

71. “I am not jealous of her because I think she’s more beautiful than I am. I’m jealous because I don’t think she loves me the way I love her.” – Unknown

72. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou

73. “A jealous woman is like a wounded animal. She wants to bite back at the hand that hurts her.” – Unknown

74. “My greatest fear is losing my self-esteem. I’d rather die than live without it.” – Unknown

75. “Jealousy is a sign that there is something wrong between two people.” – Unknown

76. “Don’t let what they say make you believe that they are right. Let what they do make you believe that they aren’t.” – Unknown

77. “Jealousy isn’t just a feeling. Jealousy is a choice. And once you choose to be jealous, you’ve made a decision. You’ve decided that this person is going to hurt you. That he/she is going to leave you. That he/She doesn’t care about you. That you’ll never be good enough for him/her. And that’s the moment you begin to hate.” – Unknown

78. “Be careful of your thoughts. They become words. Words become actions. Actions become habits. Habits become character. Character becomes reputation. Reputation becomes success. Success becomes enemies. Enemies become battles. Battles become life or death.” – Bruce Lee

79. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. It takes even more courage to love someone, let them go, and move on with your life.” – Unknown

80. “To be happy we should always remember that our true happiness depends upon ourselves alone. Nothing and nobody can give us real satisfaction but ourselves. To be satisfied by another would mean to look outside ourselves for contentment which is impossible.” – Aristotle

81. “If you want to know what a man really thinks of you, watch how he treats his inferiors, Not his equals.” – Oscar Wilde

82. “The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.” – Unknown

83. “You must learn to put aside envy and jealousy. If you cannot control these emotions, then you will surely fail in life.” – Unknown

84. “Every time you feel jealous, ask yourself why? What have you done to deserve it?” – Unknown

85. “Jealousy does not come from God; it comes from Satan.” – Unknown

86. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

87. “We all need somebody to tell us that we’re okay when we’re not.” – Anonymous

88. “When you get angry, count to ten before you speak. When you speak, count to one hundred before you open your mouth again. Do this until you reach 100. Then you will find that anger has left you.” – Unknown

89. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice kindness.” – Dalai Lama XIV

90. “I don’t think anyone ever said anything worth saying unless they were jealous of some other person.” – Dorothy Parker

91. “Jealousy makes me sick. It makes me so mad that I could kill the person who causes it.” – Unknown

92. “There is nothing as useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” – Peter F. Drucker

93. “Never allow anyone to bring you down to their level. No matter what they say, no matter what they do, stand tall and be proud! Never apologize for being successful. Be proud of your accomplishments!” – Oprah Winfrey

94. “A jealous woman is like a dog worrying over bones. She won’t stop until she gets her own.” – Unknown

95. “Jealousy is an ugly emotion, because it is based on fear. Fear is ugly, because it is based in ignorance. Ignorance is ugly, because it prevents people from seeing things clearly.” – Deepak Chopra

96. “Jealousy isn’t healthy. You’ll never make anyone else happy if you’re unhappy yourself.” – Unknown

97. “Jealousy doesn’t just hurt those involved. It hurts everyone around them.” – Unknown

98. “Jealousy means insecurity. And insecurity means weakness.” – Unknown

99. “Don’t worry about what you did yesterday or last week. Worry about what you are going to do today.” – Unknown

100. “Jealousy eats away at relationships like acid. It’s corrosive and destructive. It destroys trust and intimacy.” – Dr. Gary Chapman

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