37 Quotes About Envy and Gossip

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Dealing with gossip can be a difficult thing to end. Especially when there are feelings of envy or bitterness present, gossip tends to flourish. These quotes about envy and gossip capture the powerful nature of this type of talk.

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

“A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime, and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned.”

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

“Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.”

“Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”

“Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases.”

“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.”

“Envy is human nature.”

“Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.”

“Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it.”

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

“Insecurity is an ugly thing. It makes you hate people you don’t even know.”

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

“It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.”

“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.”

“Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.”

“Jealousy is the dragon in paradise; the hell of heaven; and the most bitter of the emotions because associated with the sweetest.”

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

“Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.”

“Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.”

“Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change.”

“Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that.”

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

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

“Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead.”

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

“Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn’t that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.”

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

“The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.”

“The level of jealousy and insecurity in this industry [restaurant] is far greater than ever before.”

“The truest mark of being born with great qualities is to be born without envy.”

“The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring.”

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

“To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.”

“When you do well, everybody’s after you, and sometimes the motives are legitimate, and sometimes it’s envy and jealousy.”

“Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.”

“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.”

There are many ways you can go about dealing with gossip from others and easy ways to avoid it altogether.