Jealousy is a stirring emotion that compels us to do unjustified deeds. Read through these famous envy/jealousy quotes, quotations and sayings to drill into the depth of the topic.

Jealousy Quotes

Envy or jealousy is a negative thought or feeling that comes to mind when a person perceives the lacks a superior quality, possession, or achievement possessed by another person and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it. Jealousy can creep in a person’s mind if he is suffering from low self esteem, especially when the person compares himself with others who are at a better position. They can often occur together though, or be one big identical emotional soup.

Envy is an emotion which is always kept as a secret. Usually, a person who is envious with someone doesn’t admit it easily. They only vent out these things to someone who supports him in criticizing that person. It could be seen as a positive tact as it makes you work hard and you keep on self-evaluating yourself just to match with the person. This self-evaluation consists of competition and social comparison between yourself and others. Envy also has various misconceptions like, envy can be confused with attraction, envy can be hereditary, it can also be confused with admiration.  Read through these famous envy/jealousy quotes for an insight to the topic.

Jealousy... is a mental cancer.

- B. C. Forbes

But I like not these great success of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods.

- Herodotus

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

- George Eliot

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.

- Erica Jong

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

Only fools live in the past or carry envy to the present.

- Chi Chi Rodriguez

A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.

- Jean Baudrillard

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

- Harold Coffin

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.

- Fulton J. Sheen

It's a shame to call somebody a 'diva' simply because they work harder than everybody else.

- Jennifer Lopez

Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.

- John Dryden

It was a very sweet deal, ... But not for us. For them.

- Danny Elfman

Fortunate is the one who has learned to admire, but not to envy. Good wishes for a joyous Diwali with a plenty of peace and prosperity.

- Anonymous

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