Jealousy quotes page 2
Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead.
Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but
not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.
William Arthur Ward
Envy shoots at others and wounds herself.
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
H. G. Wells
Envy is the ulcer of the soul.
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.
If envy were a rash the whole village would be ill.
Pain is inevitable as long as you are identified with your mind, which is to say as long as you
are unconscious, spiritually speaking. I am talking here primarily of emotional pain, which is
also the main cause of physical pain and physical disease. Resentment, hatred, self-pity,
guilt, anger, depression, jealousy, and so on, even the slightest irritation, are all forms of
Where there is envy, there is meanness.
Thoughts of jealousy, fear, worry, and anxiety tear down and destroy your nerves and glands
bringing about mental and physical diseases of all kinds.
Few men have the natural strength to honour a friend's succes without envy.
Congratulation, n. The civility of envy.
Envy is thin because it bites but never eats.
It isn't easy for most ordinary people to look at extreme manifestations of wealth and join in
the idea. The ego is too racked with jealousy or inadequacy and judgement. We'll look at a
palace and say, "That's not my kind of house." We see expensive things and say, "That's far
too much for me."
Envy goes beyond avarice.
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.
A friend's envy is worse than an enemy's hatred.
Better envy than pity.
Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful
to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
Never envy a man his lady. Behind it all lays a living hell.
If you're trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down at you
anyhow. And if you're trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it. They will only
envy you. Status will get you nowhere. Only an open heart will allow you to float equally
Men are jealous of every woman, even when they don't have the slightest interest in her
Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart like a viper in its hole.
Honore de Balzac
It is never wise to seek or wish for another's misfortune. If malice or envy were tangible and
had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.
Isn't it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?
Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated
to our merits.
Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.
Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it.
Honore de Balzac