Envy is the ulcer of the soul.


O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!It is the green-eyed monster which doth mockThe meat it feeds on.

William Shakespeare

It is better to be envied than pitied.


They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.


Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.

Erica Jong

Jealousy is a dog's bark which attracts thieves.

Karl Kraus

Our envy of others devours us most of all.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The jealous bring down the curse they fear upon their own heads.

Dorothy Dix

The jealous know nothing, suspect much, and fear everything.

Curt Goetz

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.

F. Sagan

Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive.

Alexis Carrel

Envy can be a positive motivator. Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want.

Robert Bringle

Jealousy is the injured lover's hell.

John Milton

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

Aphra Behn

To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self.

Joan Didion

Guilt is always jealous.

John Ray

What difference does it make to you what someone else becomes, or says, or does? You do not need to answer for others, only for yourself.

Thomas a Kempis

Do not envy a sinner; you don't know what disaster awaits him.


Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.

William Shenstone

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.

Elizabeth Bowen

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.

Fulton J. Sheen

So full of artless jealousy is guilt,It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.

William Shakespeare

There's no jealousy in the grave.

Rudyard Kipling

Jealousy is the grave of affection.

Mary Baker Eddy

Jealousy? Not at all. Sad, if anything, I thought. There is nothing she has that I could possibly want. Not even David.

Rebecca Loos

One of the tortures of jealousy is that it can never turn its eyes away from the thing that pains it.

George Eliot

Oh, the jealousy, the greed is the unraveling. It's the unraveling and it undoes all the joy that could be.

Joni Mitchell

What we used to say was whoever had the bow tie got to lead the band. There was never any jealousy.

Pete Fountain

He has a jealousy problem. He's knocked a man down before, and he chased an ex-boyfriend out of the field.

Amara Packwood

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.

Lawrence Durrell

Jealousy... is a mental cancer.

B. C. Forbes

I don't know what the (expletive) they're talking about. There ain't no jealousy here. We're a team.

Shawn Marion

The jealousy stems out of a sickness.

Jeff Casazza

Jealousy feeds upon suspicion, and it turns into fury or it ends as soon as we pass from suspicion to certainty.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.

James M. Barrie

Jealousy, I don't know.

Jay Young

Jealousy is the art of injuring ourselves more than others.

Alexandre Dumas

More men die of jealousy than of cancer.

Joseph P. Kennedy

In jealousy there is more of self-love, than of love to another.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.

H. G. Wells

He killed for greed, he killed for power, he killed for jealousy.

Barry Levin

Don't waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.

Mary Schmich

....jealousy, that's why she did it. She was caught by her lover with a man, and she had to say something, and she had to blame somebody, and that somebody was Monte Carter.

Paul Young

There was certainly a lot of animosity and certainly a lot of jealousy toward me, because of the hype and being the first American (drafted No.1).

Brian Lawton

Not only is there not any jealousy, there is a lot of cheering and 'Go, girl, go,' ... It's a rising tide that lifts all boats.

Carolyn Bivens

This is the jealousy, ... of the followers of the evil god Seth.

Zahi Hawass

The closeness of the team, that's what I will remember about this team. There was no jealousy. They were blue-collar workers and they came to work.

Ed Sennett