Remember the old saying, jealousy is a curse! Here are some more quotes and sayings about jealousy that will throw a light on this vice! Read on.
Jealousy or envy is a curse to human beings! The wise, the rich or even the powerful; no one has ever escaped from feeling the pangs of jealousy or envy. There are moments in everyone’s life where he/she feels a twinge of jealousy which simply cannot be prevented. However, when this jealousy turns into an obsession or pessimism, it can lead to utter Schadenfreude which is considered immoral. The following are quotes and sayings about jealousy in relationships and otherwise, that will tell you why and how jealousy and envy can lead to problematic situations in life.
Quotes about Jealousy
The venom clamors of a jealous woman poison more deadly than a mad dog’s tooth.
~ William Shakespeare
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.
~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm; for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave.
~ Holy Bible
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’re almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other. Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil!
~ Robert Heinlein
Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.
~ Paul Eldridge
Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one’s self-respect. For jealous people, like dope-fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing.
~ Emma Goldman
Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
~ George Eliot
Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive.
~ Havelock Ellis
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
Jealousy is said to be the offspring of Love. Yet, unless the parent makes haste to strangle the child, the child will not rest till it has poisoned the parent.
~ A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare
It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.
~ Lawrence Durrell
Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.
~ Samuel Johnson
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
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
Jealousy is the greatest of all evils, and the one which arouses the least pity in the person who causes it.
~ François de la Rochefoucauld
Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it. ~ Honore de Balzac
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
~ Robert A. Heinlein
O jealousy! thou magnifier of trifles!
~ Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
Jealousy is the dragon in paradise; the hell of heaven; and the most bitter of the emotions because associated with the sweetest.
~ A.R. Orage
Our envy of others devours us most of all.
~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Funny Quotes on Jealousy
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
I’ve never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished the fifth grade a year before I did.
~ Jeff Foxworthy
Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.
~ John Dryden
My wife’s jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was.
~ Rodney Dangerfield
More men die of jealousy than of cancer.
~ Joseph P. Kennedy
Jealousy is a tiger that tears not only its prey but also its own raging heart!
These famous quotes definitely prove that jealousy is like nurturing venom in one’s heart. Jealousy is accompanied by anxiety, fear, pessimism, negativity and insecurity. Jealousy can end friendship, love and all other relationships. Remember one of the most meaningful jealousy quotes by B.C. Forbes:
Jealousy is a mental cancer!