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

Carrie Fisher, actress

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

Gary Allan, musician

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, statesman

Nothing sharpens sight like envy.

Thomas Fuller, clergyman

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

Pat Riley, coach

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

William Shakespeare, dramatist

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

Rodney Dangerfield, comedian

Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.

Erica Jong, novelist

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.

Elizabeth Bowen, novelist

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

Havelock Ellis, psychologist

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

Socrates, philosopher

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, critic

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


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

Johann Kaspar Lavater, theologian

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

Gore Vidal, novelist

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, writer

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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, scientist

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

Joseph Addison, writer

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

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

It is not enough to succeed, others must fail.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

Antisthenes, philosopher

Envy aims very high.

Ovid, poet

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

Horace, poet

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

Herodotus, historian

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

Lord Byron, poet

Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.

John Dryden, poet

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

Baltasar Gracian, philosopher

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, model

Rust consumes iron and envy consumes itself.

Danish proverb,

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.

Francoise Sagan, playwright

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

John Gay, poet

Envy and wrath shorten the life. Ecclesiasticus


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

Sir Thomas Browne,

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

Groucho Marx, comedian

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

Mark Twain, author

Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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, singer songwriter

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

Ovid, poet

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

Emma Goldman, activist

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

Clare Boothe Luce, dramatist

He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.

Aeschylus, poet

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

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, novelist

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

H. L. Mencken, writer

There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.

Washington Irving, writer

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

Jeff Foxworthy, comedian

Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

Francis Bacon, philosopher

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

Aphra Behn, dramatist

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.

Lawrence Durrell, writer

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, author

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, novelist

Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl.

George Meredith, novelist

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, president

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

Pete Fountain, musician

Jealousy is inconsolable because it cannot know the beloved

Mason Cooley, writer

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,

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, musician

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

Jeff Foxworthy, comedian

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, writer

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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, athlete

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

Oliver Stone, director

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, poet

I think that the Bible teaches that homosexuality is a sin, but the Bible also teaches that pride is a sin, jealousy is a sin, and hate is a sin, evil thoughts are a sin. So I don't think that homosexuality should be chosen as the overwhelming sin that we are doing today.

Billy Graham, evangelist

He that is jealous is not in love.

Saint Augustine, philosopher

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules, and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting.

George Orwell, author

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, dramatist

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

George Eliot, author

The word

Anthony Storr, author

Желаеш ли чуждото, загубваш своето.

Bulgarian proverbs,

For jealousy arouses a husband


The jealousy and resentment that animate the terrorists also affect many of our former cold war allies.

Richard Perle, public servant

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

Gene Tierney, actress

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,

Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.

Solomon Ibn Gabirol, poet

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

Paul Eldridge, educator

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,

The knives of jealousy are honed on details.

Ruth Rendell, writer

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, actor

Jealousy - that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion.

Emile M. Cioran, philosopher

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

Ludovico Ariosto, poet

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, composer

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, scientist

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, scientist

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, actress

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, writer

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

Abbott L. Lowell,

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, businessman

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, author

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, writer

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.

Aristotle, philosopher

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, novelist

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

John Berger, artist

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

Henry Fielding, novelist

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