Jealousy Quotes: Insights on Overcoming Envy and Cultivating Contentment
Navigating the Complexities of Jealousy
Jealousy is a complex emotion that often arises from a sense of insecurity, comparison, or fear of loss. It can poison relationships, breed resentment, and hinder personal growth. In this article, we explore a collection of jealousy quotes that provide insights, reflections, and guidance on understanding and overcoming this powerful emotion.
Jealousy quotes offer a window into the human experience, highlighting the destructive nature of envy and the importance of cultivating contentment. They remind us of the value of self-reflection, self-acceptance, and embracing our unique paths. Whether you are grappling with feelings of jealousy, seeking to understand its roots, or aiming to overcome its grip, these quotes will offer wisdom, perspective, and encouragement along the way.
Embracing Contentment: Quotes to Inspire Inner Peace
Delve into the following collection of jealousy quotes and allow them to shed light on the nature of envy, its consequences, and the path to finding contentment. These quotes serve as reminders to celebrate our own journeys, appreciate the blessings in our lives, and let go of comparison. Through self-awareness, empathy, and cultivating a mindset of gratitude, we can rise above jealousy and embrace a more fulfilling, contented existence.
There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.
My parents are very competitive, so we are very competitive as kids. But it’s a good kind of competition; it’s not a jealousy. You always want to do your best, and if it can’t be you, you want it to be your brother or your sister, you know what I mean?
There’s no regret. You can’t regret. I mean, I’ve felt regret but I’ve also refused to allow regret to sow a seed and live in me because I don’t believe it. You feel it, it’s like guilt, it’s like jealousy, it’s like all those horrible things. You’ve just got to snip them and get them out, because they’re no good.
I am drawn to women who are independent and creative, which is problematic because it’s a struggle, a competition of careers. There’s jealousy.
I like jealous men. I love jealousy. I do.
My parents were very volatile but very loving. My father would get jealous if my mother looked at somebody. I used to be insanely jealous. It comes out of insecurity. It can come and go, but you get to the point in life where you don’t have this raging jealousy and protectiveness about your world.
I grew up watching ‘Taker, and he used to scare me as a kid, so I think it would only add to the excitement to be in a casket match with a guy like that. There’s definitely some jealousy.
I want my music to be accessible to every listener because I know that I really have something to say in terms of really, you know, removing thorns from people, thorns that really makes us unaware that we are bleeding with these thorns, like pain, grief, jealousy and so on.
More men die of jealousy than of cancer.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.
Rather than writing about international events, I write about individual lives. There is elation and sadness, death and birth, love and jealousy, co-operation and betrayal. All the great emotional transactions that happen wherever people come together.
It would be impossible to estimate how much time and energy we invest in trying to fix, change and deny our emotions – especially the ones that shake us at our very core, like hurt, jealousy, loneliness, shame, rage and grief.
Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
There is no greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy.
Lope de Vega
I have experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from men, but I have also experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from women, usually when I failed to respond to their advances.
To talk about balance, it’s easier to talk about what’s out of balance. And I think anytime that you have any disease, and disease meaning lack of ease, lack of flow… dis-ease. So any time there’s disease, you’re out of balance, whether it’s jealousy, anger, greed, anxiety, fear.
It would be beautiful to be able to walk up and down Peckham still, because I love it; it’s where I grew up. But it just doesn’t work. There are a lot of people who love you but there’s jealousy too.
It’s amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy.
I think that the Bible teaches that homosexuality is a sin, but the Bible also teaches that pride is a sin, jealousy is a sin, and hate is a sin, evil thoughts are a sin. So I don’t think that homosexuality should be chosen as the overwhelming sin that we are doing today.
I have never written a book about my life, despite being offered purses of gold. I made ‘Boxes’ because I wanted to make a sincere depiction of a daughter who has lost her father, or the jealousy one can feel towards a daughter who has become more beautiful than you and whose stepfather starts to take her shopping.
India believes that the world is a family, and the best means of resolution is shared discourse. A family is shaped by love and is not transactional; a family is nurtured by consideration, not greed; a family believes in harmony not jealousy.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I don’t think Othello is a jealous man – he is a man who has been deceived by another person, just as everybody in the play is deceived by that person… The playwright uses the word ‘jealousy’ over and over and over again, but I don’t think it has anything to do with being jealous.
If we destroy the biosphere, then mankind will die. We all waste our time worrying about stupid wars and petty jealousy and greed, and all the time, we’re sitting on a time bomb.
If there’s an inkling of abuse, I have to move on. Even jealousy – seems cute it first, but if they’re getting in my head, it’s not right for me. It’s okay to be alone. It’s okay to be single. The right thing will come along.
When I go to see theater, I’m consumed with professional jealousy.
People are taken aback by a confident, pretty girl who knows what she wants in life and isn’t going to let anyone get in her way. And you know what it’s all about? Jealousy.
Jealousy, greed, fear. We’re all full of these things. But also love and compassion. If you saw a drowning baby, it wouldn’t matter if you were wearing a tuxedo on the way to your own wedding. You’d jump in to save him.
I’ve yet to meet a bitter teenager. Bitterness, jealousy and jadedness, I think, are the most unattractive qualities in a person, and unfortunately they do seem to come with age.
That’s one of the reasons I moved to Florida. Of course, the main reason is the weather and the training. But there’s more jealousy in Switzerland because it’s so little and they don’t have so many athletes.
Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.
Drama can be an addiction. It’s so, so sneaky. Jealousy – all of those things can really send you in a lot of different crazy directions.
Sure, I can get a little bit jealous. The good part about jealousy is that it comes from passion. It’s also the dangerous part and it’s an ugly emotion that hurts.
I’ve been in rooms where people are discussing films that have yet to come out and saying delightedly, ‘Oh, I’ve heard it’s a disaster!’ The jealousy is unseemly.
That is ever the way. ‘Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.
James M. Barrie
Little kids definitely have desires and jealousy. There are some emotions that don’t show up at birth, but by three or four, they are all there.
I face so much jealousy, and I am incredibly upset about it.
Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at first sight.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.
Jealousy is unavoidable – it’s part of the price we pay for intimacy.
Discord or jealousy inhibits the ability of the Holy Ghost to teach us and inhibits our ability to receive light and truth. And the feelings of disappointment that invariably follow are the seeds of greater discord and faultfinding among those who expected a learning experience that did not come.
Henry B. Eyring
Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive.
Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
I am the most successful unsuccessful actor in New York. And I guess with that, maybe apparent only to myself, there started to be a very subtle but unmistakable whiff of entitlement, bitterness, jealousy. I was not respecting the work.
Norbert Leo Butz
We see what music can do for people. Hell, we see what music does for us! When you see thousands of people out in front of you, it’s fixing their lives. It’s helping. It’s healing. It’s bigger than the inconvenience of jealousy or emotional storm clouds.
He that is jealous is not in love.
We stress humanity, and this is done at considerable cost. We can’t have a lot of dramatics that other shows get away with – promiscuity, greed, jealousy. None of those have a place in ‘Star Trek.’