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How to Dissolve Jealousy and Envy

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We often speak of Jealousy and envy as the same emotion. Actually they are different ends of a spectrum. Jealousy occurs when we want to keep what we have. We become jealous when we are afraid of losing something in our life we value. Envy occurs when we want something we don’t have. Envy is based on the desire to possess something someone else has but we do not. These emotions are often referred to as shadow emotions, expressing the darker side of our humanity.

When we are feeling jealous or envious, it doesn’t feel good.

Jealousy is an emotion that can break you down, not just in your relationships, but also personally and professionally. Jealousy can be one of the most debilitating of emotions. This is what you already know of jealousy. It is not fun. It is not a happy place. It is however very destructive and it will destroy your life if you continue to allow it to control your thoughts and feelings.

Jealousy typically refers to the feelings, thoughts and behaviors that occur when a person believes that something about their life is not secure.

Self-acceptance and self-understanding are keys to control jealousy. Trying to control jealousy will take a strong determination to change and persistence to overcome the repetitive behaviors that play out each time you succumb to your jealous feelings.

In this post you will find 47 insightful quotes, 8 informative videos, and links to 7 useful articles that will help you to learn how to heal and dissolve your acquired jealousy and envy emotions. You can jump to the section you are interested in by clicking on any of the links below:

Insightful Quotes | Informative Videos | Helpful Articles


47 insightful Quotes About Jealousy and Envy

Funny Quote by Margaret Mead

"Jealousy is not a barometer by which the depth of love can be read, it merely records the degree of the lover's insecurity. "
-Margaret Mead
Funny Quote by Fulton J. Sheen

"Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius."
-Fulton J. Sheen
Funny Quote by Arab Proverb

"Love sees sharply, hatred sees even more sharp, but Jealousy sees the sharpest for it is love and hate at the same time."
-Arab Proverb
Funny Quote by Francois de la Rochefoucauld

"Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty."
-Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Funny Quote by Paul Eldridge

"Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits."
-Paul Eldridge
Funny Quote by Jean Vanier

"Envy comes from people's ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts."
-Jean Vanier
Funny Quote by Elizabeth 0'Connor

"Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth, each of us has something to give that no one else has."
-Elizabeth 0'Connor
Funny Quote by Muhammad

"Keep yourselves far from envy; it eateth up and taketh away good actions, like as fire eateth up and burneth wood."
Funny Quote by Havelock Ellis

"Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive."
-Havelock Ellis
Funny Quote by F. Sagan

"To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter."
-F. Sagan
Funny Quote by Shannon L. Alder

"Love may be blind but jealousy has 20-20 vision."
-Shannon L. Alder
Funny Quote by Emma Goldman

"Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one's self-respect. For jealous people, like dope-fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing."
-Emma Goldman
Funny Quote by William Penn

"Jealousy is a kind of civil war in the soul, where judgment and imagination are at perpetual jars."
-William Penn
Funny Quote by Arthur Lynch

"Jealousy is one of the wickedest of all the passions. It is that which has been the most fruitful mother of tragedies, murders, and wars. But reprehensible though it is, jealousy is almost rather to be pitied than blamed--its first victims are those who harbour the feeling. "
-Arthur Lynch
Funny Quote by Joseph P. Kennedy

"More men die of jealousy than of cancer"
-Joseph P. Kennedy
Funny Quote by Jill P. Weber

"Think of toxic jealousy as a giant tantrum, the equivalent of a 4-year-old yelling and flailing about on the floor to get what he or she wants, and to get it immediately."
-Jill P. Weber
Funny Quote by Osho

"Comparison is a very foolish attitude, because each person is unique and incomparable. Once this understanding settles in you, jealousy disappears."
Funny Quote by cassyael

"Jealousy only eats up your beauty. Have more faith in yourself, you got something that other people don't."
Funny Quote by

"Jealousy is like an acid inside of you, it slowly eats away at everything good and positive, poisoning your emotions and mindset so that you dwell on the negative instead of using positive thinking."
Funny Quote by Anonymous

"Jealousy is a strong emotion that can break any strong relationship."
Funny Quote by Gwendolyn Seidman

"It's a common misconception that jealousy is a sign of love."
-Gwendolyn Seidman
Funny Quote by Lindsay Holmes

"Jealousy has been linked to increased stress hormones in the body and even a higher risk of Alzheimer’s in women."
-Lindsay Holmes
Funny Quote by Scott Bea

"When people are jealous, they often over-think and try to over-control circumstances."
-Scott Bea
Funny Quote by Lindsay Holmes

"Whether your co-worker got a promotion or your best friend got engaged, it’s important to remember that their story isn’t your story."
-Lindsay Holmes
Funny Quote by Richard H. Smith

"One person’s success doesn’t mean you’re failing."
-Richard H. Smith
Funny Quote by Gwendolyn Seidman

"All of these factors that relate to jealousy are about the insecurities of the jealous people, not about the love they have for their partner."
-Gwendolyn Seidman
Funny Quote by Josh Gressel

"To be seeking the envy of another is to be trapped in the same cycle that fuels any addiction: reaching for something outside yourself for something that ultimately needs to come from within."
-Josh Gressel
Funny Quote by Scott Bea

"If you’re comfortable with yourself and have high self-esteem, you don’t feel envious of another person’s circumstances or relationships."
-Scott Bea
Funny Quote by  Theodore Roosevelt

"Comparison is the thief of joy."
- Theodore Roosevelt
Funny Quote by Richard H. Smith

"If you have a grateful attitude, you’re going to be less focused on what others have and less likely to be unhappy because of envy"
-Richard H. Smith
Funny Quote by Lindsay Holmes

"If you’re constantly stacking up your life against someone else’s, chances are you’ll find something to nitpick."
-Lindsay Holmes
Funny Quote by Joshua Becker

"And yet, the wasted emotions of envy and jealousy continue to be present in our lives. It is a constant battle that wars against our heart and soul."
-Joshua Becker
Funny Quote by Carina Wolff

"Instead of feeling jealous, secure people seek advice from those they admire."
-Carina Wolff
Funny Quote by Tara Sophia Mohr

"And when you do feel jealous? Treat it as a powerful messenger. Jealousy shows you just where you need to go next on your own journey."
-Tara Sophia Mohr
Funny Quote by Joshua Becker

"It is time to break free. Certainly, each of us desire to live in freedom from jealousy and envy."
-Joshua Becker
Funny Quote by Harold Coffin

"Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own."
-Harold Coffin
Funny Quote by Joshua Becker

" One of the most effective tools for advertisers in our culture is to foster jealousy and envy among us. After all, if they can cause us to recklessly desire the possessions of another, they can drive us to great lengths to acquire it for ourselves."
-Joshua Becker
Funny Quote by William Arthur Ward

"Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate."
-William Arthur Ward
Funny Quote by Henrik Edberg

"Envy can be like a tiny devil on your shoulder that whisper words into your ear, gnashes on your soul and makes life into something that is often filled with suffering and much negativity."
-Henrik Edberg
Funny Quote by Melanie Pinola

"Jealousy and envy are all about comparisons—and tallying up the differences between one person and yourself, as if life were an accounting game, to make sure you're not in the red."
-Melanie Pinola
Funny Quote by Tina Su

"When we are in a state of jealousy, we are operating in a state of instinctual survival mode. We are acting out of scarcity."
-Tina Su
Funny Quote by Tara Sophia Mohr

"When you give yourself full permission to shine, to try, to experiment, to fail, jealousy of others subsides."
-Tara Sophia Mohr
Funny Quote by Carina Wolff

"At times it's hard not to feel bitter and envious about someone else's life, but there are some people who rarely get jealous, and they're clearly doing something right"
-Carina Wolff
Funny Quote by Tina Su

"Self worth comes with self appreciation and love. People who are truly comfortable and secure with themselves, rarely let jealousy get in the way."
-Tina Su
Funny Quote by Carina Wolff

"At times it's hard not to feel bitter and envious about someone else's life, but there are some people who rarely get jealous, and they're clearly doing something right."
-Carina Wolff
Funny Quote by Toni Coleman

"Jealousy is a distraction that can get in the way of one’s progress and success."
-Toni Coleman
Funny Quote by Tina Su

"Allow yourself to fully feel the feeling of jealousy. By facing the emotion directly and fully experiencing it, you’ll see that the feeling will start to diminish."
-Tina Su

8 Informative Videos on How to Dissolve Jealousy and Envy

7 Helpful Articles on How to Dissolve Jealousy and Envy

[articleslist articlenumber=”1″ articlelink=”” articletitle=”9 Ways to Overcome Jealousy ” articleimage=”” articleintro=”Have you ever felt yourself resenting another person just because of their perceived success? Do you hear yourself justifying their success with some trivial reason so that you can easily dismiss them (and consequently feel good about yourself)? Through my experiences, I have come to learn that this instinctive emotion is merely trying to protect our ego, by burying our inadequacies and insecurities. Our mind is at work protecting us in the comforts of our little cocoon shell. But to what benefit does it serve?

Not only is the feeling of jealousy not conducive for relationship building and effective communication, but it just doesn’t us feel very good. Can you relate?”]

[articleslist articlenumber=”2″ articlelink=”” articletitle=”What’s Really Behind Jealousy, and What to Do About It” articleimage=”” articleintro=”Jealousy can be a major relationship problem —a survey of marital therapists reported that romantic jealousy was a serious problem for a third of their clients. I hope to dispel the myth that jealousy is a sign of love. But if it’s not, then what really motivates jealous responses? Research has linked several traits to greater jealousy:

1. Low self-esteem. 2. Neuroticism: a general tendency to be moody, anxious, and emotionally unstable. 3.Feelings of insecurity and possessiveness. 4.Dependence on your partner: Even asking people to imagine that they don’t have good alternative partners leads to more negative reactions to hypothetical jealousy-inducing scenarios.”]

[articleslist articlenumber=”3″ articlelink=”” articletitle=”8 Habits Of People Who Never Get Jealous” articleimage=”×314.jpg” articleintro=”Wearing green may be a fashion staple for spring, but seeing green isn’t quite the statement we want to make. When it comes to our emotions, jealousy is far less becoming — no matter what season it is.

There are certain behaviors we can all practice in order to eliminate the green monster from our lives. Below are the habits of people who are secure with themselves, as well as simple solutions to squash envy when it starts to creep in.”]

[articleslist articlenumber=”4″ articlelink=”” articletitle=”A Helpful Guide to Overcoming Envy” articleimage=”” articleintro=”Very few people would argue for the positive influence of envy in our lives. In fact, most of us can quickly recognize its harmful effects:
It fosters discontent and distress. It binds our freedom. It leads to resentment and bitterness. It causes us to do things we wouldn’t normally do. It can spiral into depression.

It is a constant battle that wars against our heart and soul. We experience envy over other peoples’ appearance, talents, relationships, and bank accounts. It offers no positive contribution to our lives. Yet, it remains.

It is time to break free. Certainly, each of us desire to live in freedom from jealousy and envy. How then, can we overcome it? Consider these helpful, life-changing steps to overcoming envy”]

[articleslist articlenumber=”5″ articlelink=”″ articletitle=”How I Learned to Stop Being So Jealous and Finally Get on with My Life” articleimage=”–bfNWXusk–/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/19gpjvpn14390jpg.jpg” articleintro=”Jealousy and envy are two of the most common—yet negative and useless—emotions many of us have. For a long time, I let both of these destructive feelings overwhelm and poison me. Here’s how I finally gained control over them.”]

[articleslist articlenumber=”6″ articlelink=”” articletitle=”Be Happier with Your Life: 6 Ways to Let Jealousy Guide You ” articleimage=”” articleintro=”My friend Kayla and I ran a student organization together at our graduate school. One day, we were sitting at the local café, talking about plans for the organization. Kayla had an idea for a major creative project she would drive and lead.

The idea was fabulous, and I didn’t like it. I didn’t like the idea of her doing this fabulous thing, though I couldn’t quite put my finger on why. Over our coffees, I shared this concern and that. It wasn’t in line with our goals for the year. It would send the wrong message to our members. It probably wouldn’t work.”]

[articleslist articlenumber=”7″ articlelink=”” articletitle=”10 Common Habits Of People Who Don’t Get Jealous, So You Can Stop Comparing Yourself To Others” articleimage=”″ articleintro=”Most of us have felt jealous of someone at some point in our life, and it definitely doesn’t feel good. At times it’s hard not to feel bitter and envious about someone else’s life, but there are some people who rarely get jealous, and they’re clearly doing something right.

Looking at how they live their life can help inspire us to feel less negativity, because even though a twinge of jealousy is normal, it’s not healthy to hold on to such a destructive emotion.

”Jealousy is one of the seven deadly sins (malicious envy) for a good reason””]

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