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

Carrie Fisher

You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.

Gary Allan

Envy eats nothing, but its own heart.


I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nothing sharpens sight like envy.

Thomas Fuller

To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.

Pat Riley

Oh, what a bitter thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.

William Shakespeare

My wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was.

Rodney Dangerfield

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.

Erica Jong

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

Havelock Ellis

Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor.


Love may be blind but jealousy has 20-20 vision.


Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.

Elizabeth Bowen

Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.

Gore Vidal

In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere.

Van Wyck Brooks

What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.


The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Envy aims very high.


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

George Bernard Shaw

It is not enough to succeed, others must fail.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

He will be loved when dead, who was envied when he was living.


How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.


Rust consumes iron and envy consumes itself.

Danish proverb

The disease of jealously is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment.

Joseph Addison

Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.

John Dryden

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.

Francoise Sagan

Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.

John Gay

People are taken aback by a confident, pretty girl who knows what she wants in life and isn't going to let anyone get in her way. And you know what it's all about? Jealousy.

Summer Altice

Envy and wrath shorten the life. Ecclesiasticus


Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.

Sir Thomas Browne

Jealousy is not a barometer by which the depth of love can be read, it merely records the degree of the lover's insecurity.

Margaret Mead

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

Baltasar Gracian

Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Envy feeds on the living, after death it rests, then the honor of a man protects him.


Who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below.

Lord Byron

The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one

Emma Goldman

None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch but envy.

Francis Bacon

He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.


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

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I've never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished the fifth grade a year before I did.

Jeff Foxworthy

Jealousy is inconsolable because it cannot know the beloved

Mason Cooley

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!

Bob Marley

Live on doubts; it becomes madness or stops entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

There is no sweeter sound than the crumbling of ones fellow man.

Groucho Marx

Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.

Mark Twain

Always remember, Peggy, it's matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason.

Clare Boothe Luce

Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl.

George Meredith

Jealousy is the theory that some other fellow has just as little taste.

H. L. Mencken

Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.

Aphra Behn

There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.

Washington Irving

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

Single-mindedness is all very well in cows or baboons; in an animal claiming to belong to the same species as Shakespeare it is simply disgraceful.

Aldous Huxley

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.

George Eliot

What we used to say was whoever had the bow tie got to lead the band. There was never any jealousy.

Pete Fountain

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.

Lawrence Durrell

Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women's husbands.

Oscar Wilde

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

George Eliot

Helpless, unknown, and unremembered, most human beings, however sensitive, idealistic, intelligent, go through life as passengers rather than chauffeurs. Although we may pretend that it is the chauffeur who is the social inferior, most of us, like Toad of Toad Hall, would not mind a turn at the wheel ourselves.

Ralph Harper

His scorn of the great is repeated too often to be real; no man thinks much of that which he despises.

Samuel Johnson

A man

Karl Kraus

Nature is at work. Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow.

David Seabury

Men are so constituted that every one undertakes what he sees another successful in, whether he has aptitude for it or not.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.

Henry Fielding

The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power.

John Berger

The heart of the jealous knows the best and most satisfying love, that of the other's bed, where the rival perfects the lover's imperfections.

Djuna Barnes

Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.

Gene Tierney

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.


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Anthony Storr

The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare. Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another, comparisons only fan the fires.

Dorothy Corkville Briggs

Jealousy... is a mental cancer.

B. C. Forbes

Love shouldn't be about jealousy or anything like that. It should be about commitment and being able to trust that person. If you can't have that from the get-go, there's a problem.

Aaron Carter

I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did.

Jeff Foxworthy

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own... Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy.

Robert A. Heinlein

Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

That's one of the reasons I moved to Florida. Of course, the main reason is the weather and the training. But there's more jealousy in Switzerland because it's so little and they don't have so many athletes.

Martina Hingis

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

Oliver Stone

There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil, that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny, a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report.

Richard Le Gallienne

The Green-eyed Monster causes much woe, but the absence of this ugly serpent argues the presence of a corpse whose name is Eros.

Minna Antrim

To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self, an impossible claim that one should be at once Rose Bowl princess, medieval scholar, Saint Joan, Milly Theale, Temple Drake, Eleanor of Aquitaine, one

Joan Didion

It is remarkable that jealousy of individual property in land often goes along with very exaggerated doctrines of tribal or national property in land.

William Graham Sumner

You will not accept credit that is due to another, or harbor jealousy of an explorer who is more fortunate.

Abbott L. Lowell

I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress.

Harriet Ann Jacobs

Back then I didn't think a woman like that, or a relationship like that, could exist with complete freedom and no jealousy or possessiveness. I thought it sounded too good to be true and I was certainly convinced it wasn't the life for me!

Sylvia Kristel

That's the way I got along in life. I don't ever remember being particularly jealous of anybody, because I figured if I can't do it myself, I don't deserve to get it.

Clyde Tombaugh

Religion can make it worse. Are you supposing that if people were encouraged to believe in a transcendent reality, and to be encouraged by grand rituals and music and preaching, to love their neighbors, then they would put jealousy and frustration aside?

Mary Douglas

Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.

Johannes Brahms

From heresy, frenzy and jealousy, good Lord deliver me.

Ludovico Ariosto

Желаеш ли чуждото, загубваш своето.

Bulgarian proverbs

Jealousy - that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion.

Emile M. Cioran

My birth neither shook the German Empire nor caused much of an upheaval in the home. It pleased mother, caused father a certain amount of pride and my elder brother the usual fraternal jealousy of a hitherto only son.

Conrad Veidt

The knives of jealousy are honed on details.

Ruth Rendell

No jealousy their dawn of love overcast, nor blasted were their wedded days with strife; each season looked delightful as it past, to the fond husband and the faithful wife.

James Beattie

For jealousy arouses a husband


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

Paul Eldridge

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