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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.

Keira Knightley

I don't think that you can fake warmth. You can fake lust, jealousy, anger; those are all quite easy. But actual, genuine warmth? I don't think you can fake it.

John Dryden

Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.


Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time.

Peyton List

I hate jealousy so much that if I ever do feel it, I try to shut it down immediately, but it's so hard.

Jean Baudrillard

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

Baltasar Gracian

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

John Wayne

In westerns, you meet a hardy bunch of characters. There is no jealousy on such pictures.

Washington Irving

There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

George Washington

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.

James M. Barrie

That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

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

Ambrose Bierce

Jealous, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.

Matthew McConaughey

Sure, I can get a little bit jealous. The good part about jealousy is that it comes from passion. It's also the dangerous part and it's an ugly emotion that hurts.

George Eliot

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.

Marilyn Manson

I am drawn to women who are independent and creative, which is problematic because it's a struggle, a competition of careers. There's jealousy.

Saint Augustine

He that is jealous is not in love.


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.

It is disgusting that 'Life & Style' and 'InTouch' magazines continue to print these false stories about my life: the status of my marriage, false reports about a miscarriage, the horrible lie that my dad is not my biological father, jealousy over my sisters' lives, etc.

Life Marriage

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.