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50 Inspirational Quotes About Envy and Jealousy and How We Can Deal With It

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Looking for inspirational quotes about envy and jealousy? Do you have some haters in your life that you would like to gain some perspective on?

Envy is an emotion that eats up many of us. It is unhealthy, it prevents us from moving forward, and it fixates us on what others have, instead of what we want to work for.

There is a Buddhist term, Mudita, which means sympathetic or unselfish joy. Joy in the good fortune of others. The opposite of Mudita is envy and jealousy.

It is a gift to be able to let envy go, and it is life changing to turn the emotion around into a positive that motivates and inspires us. Here are some thoughts on envy to consider as you are moving forward with your life.

 

 

Inspirational Quotes about Envy

 

1.) “Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.”- François de la Rochefoucauld

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2.)“The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.”- Baltasar Gracián

 

3.) “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.”- Charley Reese

 

4.) “Envy is thin because it bites but never eats.” – Spanish Proverb

 

5.) “Envy, if surrounded on all sides by the brightness of another’s prosperity, like the scorpion confined within a circle of fire, will sting itself to death.”- Charles Caleb Colton

 

6.) “Envy is the coward side of Hate, and all her ways are bleak and desolate.”- Henry Abbey

 

7.) “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

 

8.) “Take heed you harbour not that vice call’d Envy, lest another’s happiness be your torment, and God’s blessing become your curse.”- Wellins Calcott

 

9.) “Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”- Buddha

 

10.) “It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.”- Aeschylus

 

11.) “A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.”- Proverbs 14:30

 

12.) “Our envy of others devours us most of all.”- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

 

13.) “Rust consumes iron and envy consumes itself.”- Danish Proverb

 

14.) “Nothing sharpens sight like envy.”- Thomas Fuller

 

15.) “Men are so constituted that every one undertakes what he sees another successful in, whether he has aptitude for it or not.”- Johann Von Goethe

 

16.) “Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune.”- William Hazlitt

 

17.) “Oh, what a bitter thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes.”- William Shakespeare

 

18.) “Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred.”- François de la Rochefoucauld

 

19.) “Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.”- John Gay

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20.) “Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth. Each of us has something to give that no one else has.”- Unknown

 

21.) “Envy shoots at others and wounds itself.”- English Proverb

 

22.) “Keep yourselves far from envy; it eateth up and taketh away good actions, like as fire eateth up and burneth wood.”- Muhammad

 

 

Uplifting Quotes about Envy and Jealousy In Our Life

 

23.) “Envy is ever joined with the comparing of a man’s self; and where there is no comparison, no envy.”- Francis Bacon

 

24.) “The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor.”- Socrates

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25.) “Envy is like a fly that passes all the body’s sounder parts, and dwells upon the sores.”- Arthur Chapman

 

26.) “Jealousy—Tormenting yourself, for fear you should be tormented by another.”- Paul Chatfield

 

27.) “Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.”- George Bernard Shaw

 

28.) “In jealousy there is more self-love than love.”- François de la Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1665

 

29.) “Envy is a waste of time.”- Author Unknown

 

30.) “The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.”- Baltasar Gracián, translated from Spanish

 

31.) “It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.”- Lawrence Durrell, Justine, 1957

 

32.) “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.”- Charley Reese

 

33.) “He that is not jealous is not in love.”- Augustine

 

34.) “The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.”- William Penn, Some Fruits of Solitude, 1693

 

35.) “Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.”- Josh Billings

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36.) “Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.”- Harold Coffin

 

37.) “Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.”- Elizabeth Bowen

 

38.) “Pure love allows no room for jealousy.”- James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher’s Stone

 

39.) “Envy is thin because it bites but never eats.”- Spanish Proverb

 

40.) “Jealousy is simply and clearly the fear that you do not have value. Jealousy scans for evidence to prove the point – that others will be preferred and rewarded more than you. There is only one alternative – self-value. If you cannot love yourself, you will not believe that you are loved. You will always think it’s a mistake or luck. Take your eyes off others and turn the scanner within. Find the seeds of your jealousy, clear the old voices and experiences. Put all the energy into building your personal and emotional security. Then you will be the one others envy, and you can remember the pain and reach out to them.”- Jennifer James

 

41.) “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

 

42.) “Jealousy is the great exaggerator.”- Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, The Conspiracy of Fiesco, 1783

 

 

Thought Provoking Envy Quotes

 

43.) “Jealousy and love are sisters.”- Russian Proverb

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44.) “As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy.”- Antisthenes

 

45.) “Jealousy is an awkward homage which inferiority renders to merit.”- de Puixieux

 

46.) “Jealousy is the dragon in paradise; the hell of heaven; and the most bitter of the emotions because associated with the sweetest.” – R. Orage

 

47.) “Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.” – George Eliot

 

48.) “[T]he ear of jealousy heareth all things.” – The Bible (Apocrypha), Wisdom of Solomon 1:10

 

49.) “Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it.” – Honore de Balzac

 

50.) “Jealousy injures us with the dagger of self-doubt.” – Terri Guillemets

 

51.) “Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.” – François de la Rochefoucauld

 

52.) “Envy is ignorance.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

53.) “O jealousy! thou magnifier of trifles.” – Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

 

54.) “Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart like a viper in its hole.” – Honoré de Balzac

 

55.) “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, ‘Never Love Unless’

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56.) “Every other sin hath some pleasure annexed to it, or will admit of an excuse: envy alone wants both.” – Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

 

57.) “Trifles light as air

Are to the jealous confirmations strong

As proofs of holy writ.”William Shakespeare, Othello

 

58.) “The jealous bring down the curse they fear upon their own heads.” – Dorothy Dix

 

59.) “Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead.” – Mark Twain

 

60.) “Jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it.” – François de la Rochefoucauld, Maxims

 

61.) “Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.” – Samuel Johnson, The Rambler

 

 

More Jealousy Quotes

 

62.) “It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.” – Aeschylus

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63.) “O! Beware, my lord, of jealousy;

It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock

The meat it feeds on.”William Shakespeare, Othello

 

64.) “Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth. Each of us has something to give that no one else has.” – Elizabeth O’Connor

 

65.) “Envy assails the noblest: the winds howl around the highest peaks.” – Ovid

 

66.) “A show of envy is an insult to oneself.” – Yevgeny Alexandrovich Yevtushenko

 

67.) “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, Characteristics, 1823

 

68.) “Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.” – Paul Eldridge

 

69.) “The truest mark of being born with great qualities is being born without envy.” – François de la Rochefoucauld

 

70.) “Jealousy is a crutch.” – Terri Guillemets

 

71.) “Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive.”- Havelock Ellis, On Life and Sex: Essays of Love and Virtue, 1937

 

72.) “Jealousy… is a mental cancer.”- C. Forbes

 

73.) “Jealousy hyphenates love in all the wrong places.”- Terri Guillemets

 

74.) “Envy slays itself by its own arrows.”- Author Unknown

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What do you think about these quotes about envy and jealousy?

Embracing the concept of unselfish joy helps us to let envy go, and to truly have happiness for others. We are able to truly enjoy this feeling, while seeking our own. We shouldn’t be bogged down by the negative. Instead, let’s be inspired and be motivated by the positive.

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