My mother was my first jealous lover.
—Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
I'm kind of jealous of the life I'm supposedly leading.
Girls can be so petty and jealous. I swear they're worse than guys sometimes. Except they're all quiet about it. They sugarcoat it or else they talk behind each others backs. It's seriously twisted.
—Melody Carlson in The Jerk Magnet
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
Our envy of others devours us most of all.
Such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest.
Do not envy a sinner; you don't know what disaster awaits him.
Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
It is better to be envied than pitied.
Envy can be a positive motivator. Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want.
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.
Who covets more is evermore a slave.
There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.