Jealous People Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old jealous people quotes, jealous people sayings, and jealous people proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

People were hurt, and because they were hurt, they were angry and quarreled and were jealous of one another. Emanuel Celler
People is, I think, it's their nature - some people's nature, in a way, to be angry or jealous or just spiteful about somebody else's blessings. Jill Scott
Photography has become a small world with so many jealous people. You do a story and then a lot of people try to do the same thing. Sebastiao Salgado
The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you. Bette Midler
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 - in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other. Robert A. Heinlein
A lot of people get so hung up on what they can't have that they don't think for a second about whether they really want it. Lionel Shriver
Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies. Elizabeth Bowen
He that is not jealous is not in love. St. Augustine
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. Maya Angelou
Jealousy... is a mental cancer. B.C. Forbes
Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the person whom he entirely loves. Joseph Addison
Humans are suspicious and jealous creatures. When they see something perfect, they want to find a flaw. Gosho Aoyama
He who is jealous, is never jealous of what you see, with what is imagined is enough. Jacinto Benavente
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
Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet. Hesiod
The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor. Socrates
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
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. Mother Teresa
The only woman a wife should ever be jealous of is her husband's mom. Jason Thomas
When you're a beautiful person on the inside, nothing in the world can change that about you. Jealousy is the result of one's lack of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance. The Lesson: If you can't accept yourself, then certainly no one else will. Sasha Azevedo
Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Carrie Fisher
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. James 3:16
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. William Congreve
The venom clamours of a jealous woman poison more deadly than a mad dog's tooth. William Shakespeare
Cruelty has a human heart, And Jealousy a human face; Terror the human form divine, And Secrecy the human dress. William Blake
The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time. Johann Kaspar Lavater
The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbour. Horace
Do not envy a sinner; you don't know what disaster awaits him. Bible
Envy can be a positive motivator. Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want. Robert Bringle
Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run. George Bernard Shaw
For jealous people, like dope-friends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing. Dianna J. Dell
Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it. Honoré de Balzac
The jealous bring down the curse they fear upon their own heads. Dorothy Dix
Whoever has freed himself from envy and bitterness may begin to try to see things as they are. John Lancaster Spalding
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity. Robert A. Heinlein
To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self. Joan Didion
If you allow yourself to be jealous, you cannot love Iyanla Vanzant
The jealous are troublesome to others, but torment to themselves. William Penn
Envy comes from people's ignorance of or lack of belief in, their own gifts. Jean Vanier
The jealous person catches, almost imploringly, every beam from the love in the beloved, but through the burning-glass of jealousy he focuses all these beams on his own love and he slowly burns up. Kierkegaard
Miserly people may have possessions, / jealous people may have friends, / people with evil minds may have knowledge: / they may have these, but these cannot produce joy. Tibetan Saying
Never hate jealous people. They are jealous because they think you are better than them. Paulo Coelho
Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man's self; and when there is no comparison, no envy. Francis Bacon
Beware of... jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock / The meat it feeds on. William Shakespeare
Jealous souls will not be answered so: / They are not ever jealous for the cause. / But jealous, for they're jealous. It is a monster / Begot upon itself, born on itself. William Shakespeare
I've spent most of my life walking under that hovering cloud, jealousy, whose acid raindrops blurred my vision and burned holes in my heart. Once I learned to use the umbrella of confidence, the skies cleared up for me and the sunshine called joy became my faithful companion. Astrid Alauda
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. Buddha
Jealousy hyphenates love in all the wrong places. Terri Guillemets
It is not love that is blind, but jealousy. Laurence Durell
Jealousy injures us with the dagger of self-doubt. Terri Guillemets
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. Fulton J. Sheen
Jealousy—Tormenting yourself, for fear you should be tormented by another. Paul Chatfield
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. William Hazlitt
Anger, resentment, and jealousy don't change the heart of others-- it only changes yours. Shannon Alder
Isn't it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up? Sean Covey
Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they're jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights. Shannon L. Alder
I am jealous of anyone who can make other people care so much. David Levithan
What is jealousy but a reflection of your own failures? Michael Connelly
You can't be yourself within jealousy. Toba Beta
Those who believe in nothing are very, very jealous and angry at those who believe in something. Dennis Prager