37 Quotes About Jealousy and Envy


Nothing good can come out of feelings of jealous. From loneliness to grim thrill, here is a look at some of the best quotes about jealous and envy that capture its potent result.

“A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains.”

“Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others– it only changes yours.”

“Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.”

“Creative people are often found either disagreeable or intimidating by mediocrities.”

“Envy is for people who don’t have the self-esteem to be jealous.”

“Envy is the religion of the mediocre. It comforts them, it soothes their worries, and finally it rots their souls, allowing them to justify their meanness and their greed until they believe these to be virtues.”

“Envy, after all, comes from wanting something that isn’t yours. But grief comes from losing something you’ve already had.”

“Everyone says love hurts, but that is not true. Loneliness hurts. Rejection hurts.”

“He was a mystery to her, and every time she tried to solve him it caused her a little more pain. But when she tired to give him up he pursued her in her thoughts, stronger each time.”

“Heart-stopping envy is the sincerest form of flattery.”

“I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.”

“I had some ambition. I meant everything to be different with me. I thought I had more strength and mastery. But the most terrible obstacles are such as nobody can see except oneself.”

“If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher.”

“If you swim effortlessly in the deep oceans, ride the waves to and from the shore, if you can breathe under water and dine on the deep treasures of the seas; mark my words, those who dwell on the rocks carrying nets will try to reel you into their catch.”

“In the land where excellence is commended, not envied, where weakness is aided, not mocked, there is no question as to how its inhabitants are all superhuman.”

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

“Never hold resentments for the person who tells you what you need to hear; count them among your truest, most caring, and valuable friends.”

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life.”

“Nothing is as obnoxious as other people’s luck.”

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

“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”

“The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.”

“The motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care criticize where necessary. Those who envy criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot.”

“The only difference between man and man all the world over is one of degree, and not of kind, even as there is between trees of the same species. Where in is the cause for anger, envy or discrimination?”

“The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.”

“There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you!”

“There is no disappointment so numbing…as someone no better than you achieving more.”

“There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as ‘moral indignation,’ which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue.”

“There was no pleasure like being envied on a mass scale.”

“There will always be haters. And the more you grow the more they hate; the more they hate the more you grow.”

“They will hate you if you are beautiful. They will hate you if you are successful. They will hate you if you are right. They will hate you if you are popular.”

“Those people, who hate you, envy your freedom.”

“To feel envy is human, to savour schadenfreude is devilish.”

“To find out a girl’s faults, praise her to her girlfriends.”

“We ruined each other by being together. We destroyed each other’s dreams.”

“When emerging from humble beginnings, those around you tend to underestimate your authenticity because they knew you before you were ‘somebody’.”

“When you have wit of your own, it’s a pleasure to credit other people for theirs.”

There are various ways to go about stop being jealous. Many techniques are available to end jealousy forever with effective ways to deal with it regularly.

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