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Best 120 Quotes About Jealousy In Friendship

Quotes About Jealousy In Friendship

This post contains some of the best quotes about jealousy in friendship.

Quotes About Jealousy In Friendship

1. “A flower never thinks of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” – Unknown

2. “A jealous close friend is worse than a friendly hidden enemy.” – Unknown

3. “A lot of people get so hung up on what they can’t have that they don’t think for a second about whether they really want it.” – Lionel Shriver

4. “A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.” – Seneca

5. “Anger, hatred and jealousy never solve problems, only affection, concern and respect can do that.” – Dalai Lama

6. “Anger, resentment, and jealousy don’t change the heart of others – it only changes yours.” – Shannon Alder

7. “Any friend that turned into an enemy has been hating since day one.” – Unknown

8. “As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy.” – Antisthenes

9. “Aside from the real threats that are often present in our lives, there are other triggers of jealousy that are rooted in our own problems.” – Ryan Help

10. “Cheers to my Haters, There is so much more to come!” – Leonardo DiCaprio

11. “Comparison is a very foolish attitude, because each person is unique and incomparable. Once this understanding settles in you, jealousy disappears.” – Rajneesh

12. “Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt

13. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

14. “Dear haters, jealousy is a terrible disease, get well soon.” – Unknown

15. “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.” – Ann Brashares

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16. “Don’t be envious. Be inspired.” – Thibaut

17. “Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what they have been through.” – Sam Cawthorn

18. “Don’t waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind.” – Mary Schmich

19. “Envy blinds men and makes it impossible for them to think clearly.” – Malcolm X

20. “Envy is a declaration of inferiority.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

21. “Envy is ignorance.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

22. “Envy is pain at the good fortune of others.” – Aristotle

23. “Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.” – Harold Coffin

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

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

26. “Even if people pretend that they’re OK with it, jealousy can eat people alive.” – Phoebe Fox

27. “Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

28. “Feeling we have to be constantly updated about the lives of our friends and that everything we say has to be out there leads to , anger and jealousy much more than it leads to anything else.” – Derren Brown

29. “Gossip is just a tool to distract people who have nothing better to do from feeling jealous of those few of us still remaining with noble hearts.” – Anna Godbersen

30. “He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.” – Buddha

31. “I believe in healthy competition not jealousy.” – Kovai Sarala

32. “I don’t want anything negative in my life, like hate, comparison, competition, and jealousy. I think these things are very heavy and take away from you the way of enjoying life.” –Vivek Oberoi

33. “I think it’s important to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state – meaning surround yourself with positive people, not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do.” – Heidi Klum

34. “If someone has something you want, go get it yourself.” – Unknown

35. “If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves.” – Rumi

36. “If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.” – Mother Teresa

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37. “If you hate others for achieving their dreams, then you deserve the failure you see in your life.” – Mitta Xinindlu

38. “If you let jealousy linger, it’ll distract you from what’s really important in life.” – Unknown

39. “If you’re jealous of someone else it simply means you have not come to a true acceptance and appreciation of yourself.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

40. “Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.” – Shannon L. Alder

41. “Isn’t it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?” – Sean Covey

42. “It feels so much better to admire someone than to be envious of them.” – Unknown

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

44. “It is not greed that drives the world, but envy.” – Warren Buffett

45. “It’s a completely useless emotion – jealousy. I don’t go there.” – Joy Behar

46. “Jealous people want to see you do good, but never better than them.” – Unknown

47. “Jealousy – that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion.” – Emil Cioran

48. “Jealousy dislikes the world to know it.” – Lord Byron

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

50. “Jealousy is a disease, it’s like a poison.” – Francesca Marciano

51. “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 are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.” – Robert A. Heinlein

52. “Jealousy is a natural feeling, even when you’re happy for the person and you love them.” – Sonja Morgan

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53. “Jealousy is a tiger that tears not only its prey but also its own raging heart!” – Unknown

54. “Jealousy is a wasted emotion. You already have all you need within you.” – Oprah Winfrey

55. “Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.” – Erica Jong

56. “Jealousy is an inner consciousness of one’s own inferiority. It is a mental cancer.” – B.C. Forbes

57. “Jealousy is an ugly emotion, but it tells the truth. You mostly envy those who have what you desire.” – Susan Cain

58. “Jealousy is information. It tells you what you desire, what you admire, what you despise in yourself.” – The Stoic Emperor

59. “Jealousy is just a tap on the shoulder to remind you of the direction you want to go in.” – Unknown

60. “Jealousy is natural but it isn’t necessary.” – Unknown

61. “Jealousy is natural, but whatever you do, don’t let it consume you.” – Unknown

62. “Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.” – Elizabeth Bowen

63. “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.” – Jennifer James

64. “Jealousy is the great exaggerator.” – Johann Christoph

65. “Jealousy is the result of one’s lack of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance.” – Sasha Azevedo

66. “Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.” – Fulton J. Sheen

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

68. “Jealousy kills joy.” – Unknown

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69. “Jealousy only eats up your beauty. Have faith in yourself. You have something that others don’t.” – Unknown

70. “Jealousy results from lack of respect towards self.” – Anoir Ou-Chad

71. “Jealousy sometimes doesn’t live far. So know your circle. At the end of the day real situations expose fake people so pay attention.” – Trent Shelton

72. “Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive.” – Havelock Ellis

73. “Jealousy’s a weak emotion.” – Jay-Z

74. “Keep your attention focused entirely on what is truly your own concern, and be clear that what belongs to others is their business and none of yours.” – Epictetus

75. “Maybe jealousy and envy would fade if we knew the full story behind success. Maybe we would be less likely to put people on a pedestal.” – James Clear

76. “Mortals are easily tempted to pinch the life out of their neighbor’s buzzing glory, and think that such killing is no murder.” – George Eliot

77. “Most haters are stuck in a poisonous mental prison of jealousy and self-doubt that blinds them to their own potentiality.” – Steve Maraboli

78. “Most people just want to see you fall, that’s more reason to stand tall.” – Emma Michelle

79. “Never dull your shine to make others feel more comfortable. That’s their responsibility, not yours.” – Unknown

80. “Never has jealousy added to character, never does it make the individual big and fine.” – Emma Goldman

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81. “Never hate jealous people. They are jealous because they think you are better than them.” – Paulo Coelho

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

83. “Nothing brings on jealousy like laughter.” – Françoise Sagan

84. “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” – William Shakespeare

85. “Often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks.” – Shannon L. Alder

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

87. “Our envy of others devours us most of all.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

88. “People hate those who make them feel their own inferiority.” – Lord Chesterfield

89. “People only love to bring up your past when they’re threatened by your present.” – Unknown

90. “People that are jealous and envious of you are too freaking lazy to step up their own game.” – April Mae Monterrosa

91. “People throw rocks at things that shine.” – Taylor Swift

92. “Play close attention to the people who don’t clap when you win.” – Unknown

93. “Some people only hate you because of the way other people love you.” – Unknown

94. “Some people talk about other people’s failures with so much pleasure that you would swear they are talking about their own successes.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

95. “Some people won’t like you because you remind them of what they lack.” – Unknown

96. “Stop jealousy in its tracks when you feel it coming on. It does no good, and it’s an awfully good liar, too.” – Unknown

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97. “Surrounded by the flames of jealousy, the jealous one winds up, like the scorpion, turning the poisoned sting against himself.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

98. “The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.” – Johann Kaspar Lavater

99. “The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.” – William Penn

100. “The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build.” – Margaret Thatcher

101. “The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare. Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another, comparisons only fan the fires.” – Dorothy Corkille Briggs

102. “The venom clamors of a jealous woman poison more deadly than a mad dog’s tooth.” – William Shakespeare

103. “The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.” – Bette Midler

104. “There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.” – Washington Irving

105. “There is no greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy.” – Lope de Vega

106. “There will always be haters. And the more you grow the more they hate; the more they hate the more you grow.” – Anthony Liccione

107. “There will always be someone willing to hurt you, put you down, gossip about you, belittle your accomplishments and judge your soul. It is a fact that we all must face. However, if you realize that God is a best friend that stands beside you when others cast stones you will never be afraid, never feel worthless and never feel alone.” – Shannon Alder

108. “They are not jealous of what you have. They are jealous of what they can’t have.” – Unknown

109. “To be jealous is human nature, but what you do or say when you’re jealous, that is a choice or action chosen by you.” – De philosopher DJ Kyos

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110. “To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self.” – Joan Didion

111. “To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.” – Francoise Sagan

112. “To live without comparison is to remove a tremendous burden.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

113. “Transform jealousy to admiration, and what you admire will become part of your life.” – Yoko Ono

114. “Unhappiness is best and often concealed with a smile; jealousy, with a compliment.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

115. “What is jealousy but a reflection of your own failures?” – Michael Connelly

116. “When jealousy rears up, it indicates that something inside of you is afraid. It’s an alarm, nothing less and nothing more. Treat it as such.” – Anthony D. Ravenscroft

117. “When you do well, everybody’s after you, and sometimes the motives are legitimate, and sometimes it’s envy and jealousy.” – Robert Kraft

118. “When you’re ambitious, it’s really hard to be supportive of other people. But it’s our job to try, even though one gets jealous.” – Squeak Carnwath

119. “Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.” – Samuel Johnson

120. “You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.” – Gary Allan

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