Jealousy Proverbs

Sayings about Jealousy & Envy

Kiss the hand of your enemy if you cannot chop it off: Envy has no rest. ~ Arabian Proverb

From the well of envy, only a fool drinks the water. ~ Nigerien Proverb

It is better to have a husband without love than jealous. ~ Italian Proverb

A neighbor’s eye is full of jealousy. ~ Danish Proverb

A jealous woman will set a whole house on fire. ~ Latin Proverbs

If envy were a fever, all the world would be ill. ~ Danish Proverb

Envy shoots at others and wounds itself. ~ English Proverbs

Jealousy is nourished by doubt. ~ French Proverb

Envy eats nothing but its own heart. ~ German Proverbs

A loving man, a jealous man. ~ Italian Proverbs

Envy sees the sea but not the rocks. ~ Russian Proverbs

Compete, don’t envy. ~ Moroccan Proverbs

Love is too rare to be lost on jealousy. ~ Mexican Proverbs

Envy does not enter empty houses. ~ Danish Proverbs

They that envy others are their inferiors. ~ Traditional Proverb

If envy would burn, there would be no use for wood. ~ Yugoslavian Proverb

The enemy’s own punishment is his envy. ~ Indian Proverbs

After honor and state follow envy and hate. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Quotations about Jealousy and Envy

Saying about Jealousy

Don’t waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. ~ Mary Schmich

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

You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars. ~ Gary Allan

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had. ~ Erica Jong

If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain! ~ Marie de France

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

Envy and jealousy, twin sisters, come with the cunning of the fox to steal away our peace and happiness. ~ Nicias Ballard Cooksey

Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul. ~ John Dryden

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy. ~ Lawrence Durrell

More men die of jealousy than of cancer. ~ Joseph P. Kennedy

There is no greater glory than love, nor any great punishment than jealously. ~ Lope de Vega

Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead. ~ Mark Twain Quotes

Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it. ~ Honore de Balzac

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

Man is by nature competitive, combative, ambitious, jealous, envious, and vengeful. ~ Arthur Keith

A show of envy is an insult to oneself. ~ Yevgeny Alexandrovich Yevtushenko

It is matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason. ~ Clare Boothe Luce

In jealousy there is more self-love than love. ~ François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

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 Quotes

Jealousy, the jaundice of the soul. ~ John Dryden

Man is jealous because of his amour propre; woman is jealous because of her lack of it. ~ Germaine Greer

As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy. ~ Antisthenes

Jealousy is the fear of comparison. ~ Max Frisch

The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike. ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it. ~ François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

He that is jealous is not in love. ~ Saint Augustine

Never love unless you can. Bear with all the faults of man: Men will sometimes jealous be, though but little cause they see. ~ Thomas Campion

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies. ~ Elizabeth Bowen

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

Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Lovers may be and indeed generally are enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations. ~ George Byron

Envy is ignorance. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Jealousy is a kind of civil war in the soul, where judgment and imagination are at perpetual jars. ~ William Penn

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 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

The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves. ~ William Penn

No true love there can be without Its dread penalty–jealousy. ~ Lord Edward Robert

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

Jealousy is a vice of weakness; it arises from a mind whose aspirations and desires are inferior to its accomplishments; it is the child of baulked vanity and failure of courage. ~ Arthyr Lynch

Envy slays itself by its own arrows. ~ Author Unknown

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own. ~ Harold Coffin

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

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

Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, but only death the jealous eyes can close. ~ William Wycherley

Jealousy… is a mental cancer. ~ B.C. Forbes Quotes

Jealousy is a dog’s bark which attracts thieves. ~ Karl Kraus

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

Jealousy seems the absolute reversal of love. It is the swinging from the sunny warmth of the Equator to the frigid cold of the North Pole. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love. ~ George Eliot

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

Jealousy is one of the wickedest of all the passions. It is that which has been the most fruitful mother of tragedies, murders, and wars. ~ Arthur Lynch

The knives of jealousy are honed on details. ~ Ruth Rendell

Those who believe in nothing are very, very jealous and angry at those who believe in something. ~ Dennis Prager

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

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope. ~ Josh Billings

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. ~ Milan Kundera

Jealousy seldom punishes with the severity it suffers. ~ Norman Macdonald

Passion can quickly slip to jealousy, or even hatred. ~ Arthur Golden

There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard. ~ Washington Irving

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. ~ Fulton J. Sheen

Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Jealousy — that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion. ~ Emil Cioran

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

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