Quotes About Jealous Friends & How To Stop It

This collection of quotes is all about jealous friends. Whether you have a jealous friend or if you’re getting a case of the ‘green eyed monster’ towards a friend, these quotes can all help to articulate feelings and provide hope instead.

We all feel jealous from time to time, however, it’s important to try and understand where those feelings are coming from, and what we can do to move past them.

It’s especially hard when friends get jealous of each other, or when we compare ourselves to others and feel like we’re not good enough. 

You may feel like you need to stop sharing and celebrating the things that are going well in your life, in order to make others feel better. Or you may feel disconnected from this friend. Which isn’t what friendship should be like.

How do you know when a friend is jealous of you?

There are several signs that a friend may be jealous of you. They may try to undermine your success, put you down, or make snide comments about your accomplishments. If you notice any of these behaviors, it’s possible that your friend is feeling jealous.

If you’re feeling jealous, try to take a step back and examine the situation objectively.

Are your fears rational? What are you really worried about? Often, jealousy is based on insecurity or a lack of self-confidence. If you can work on these issues, you may be able to reduce the amount of jealousy you feel.

It’s also important to communicate with your friends and seek help if needed.

We’ve spoken a lot about the implications of jealousy here and can also provide some more light-heartened funny quotes about jealously if you want to check those out too.


Jealous Friends Quotes

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



“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



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



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



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



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



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



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



“Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks.” Shannon L. Alder



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



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



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



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



“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



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



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



“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 frustration, anger and jealousy much more than it leads to anything else.” Derren Brown



“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



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



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



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



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


How do you deal with a jealous friend?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer, as jealousy can manifest itself in many different ways. However, try to be understanding and non-judgmental.

If your friend is struggling with feelings of envy, they’re likely not comfortable discussing them openly. Try to create a safe space for them to talk about their feelings, and avoid shaming or mocking them.

It can also be helpful to remind your friend that everyone feels jealous at times, and that it’s nothing to be ashamed of.

Ultimately thought, jealousy is a waste of time and energy, it’s important to try and understand where those feelings are coming from, and what we can do to move past them. Jealousy is often based on irrational fears and can lead to a lot of negative emotions and destructive behavior.

When you’re feeling jealous, ask yourself if there’s anything you can do to change the situation. If not, then try to let it go. Work on yourself first and foremost and do what you can to boost your own self-esteem and confidence.

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