You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.— Margaret Atwood
Powerful Jealous And Envy quotations
To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self.
So full of artless jealousy is guilt, It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.
Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time.
When a jealous person sees signs of other people's success and good fortune, his heart is pierced with envy. But someone who has learned to rejoice in the good fortune of others experiences only happiness. Seeing another person's beautiful house or attractive partner immediately makes him happy - the fact that they are not his own is irrelevant.
Jealousy is the result of one's lack of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance.
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.
Negative states of mind, such as anger, resentment, fear, envy, and jealousy, are products of the ego.
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.
Jealousy is the tie that binds, and binds, and binds.
Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.
Comparison is a very foolish attitude, because each person is unique and incomparable. Once this understanding settles in you, jealousy disappears.
Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it.
Unjust criticism is usually disguised compliment.
It often means that you have aroused jealously and envy. Remember that no one ever kicks a dead log.
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.
Trifles light as air are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ.
People destroy beauty when they find it.
(Acheron) How so? (Artemis) By nature, people are petty and jealous. They envy what they lack and because they don’t know how to acquire something, they try to destroy anyone who has it. Beauty is one of those things they hate most in others. (Acheron)
Jealousy is the dragon in paradise; the hell of heaven; and the most bitter of the emotions because associated with the sweetest.
The truest mark of being born with great qualities is to be born without envy.
Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the person whom he entirely loves.
Then you will be the one others envy, and you can remember the pain and reach out to them.
The venom clamours of a jealous woman poison more deadly than a mad dog's tooth.
And oft, my jealousy shapes faults that are not.
Jealousy dislikes the world to know it.
If our credit be so well built, so firm, that it is not easy to be shaken by calumny or insinuation, envy then commends us, and extols us beyond reason to those upon whom we depend, till they grow jealous, and so blow us up when they cannot throw us down.
The jealous man is so preoccupied with what he hasn't got that he fails to appreciate the value of what he has got. He loses the ability to feel glad because the sun is shining. He doesn't see the wonder and the newness of the beginning of spring.
Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces.
I have performed my duty to my God, my country, and my family.
I have nothing to fear in approaching death. To me it is the mere shadow of God's protecting wing . . . Here I will rest in quiet and peace beyond the reach of calumny's poisoned shaft, the influence of envy and jealous enemies, where treason and traitors or State backsliders and hypocrites in church can have no peace.
I wasn't even in a newspaper office where I was getting assignments in competition with other people. I remember earlier, though, that I knew a young woman who had been published in the New Yorker, and I was so jealous of her. It wasn't exactly a personal competition. I just envied that accomplishment.
If someone is leaving you behind, and you are becoming jealous and embittered, keep praying that he may have success in the very matter where he is awakening your envy; and whether he is helped or not, one thing is sure, that your own soul will be cleansed and ennobled.
Politicians learned hundreds of years ago that people who had little material wealth were incredibly jealous of those who had more than they did. This deep-seated envy was ripe for exploitation - and the exploitation has been running rampant for generations.
A jealous man is very quick in his application: he knows how to find a double edge in an invective, and to draw a satire on himself out of a panegyrick on another.