Jealousy Quotes


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

 

Our envy of others devours us most of all.-Alexander Solzhenitsyn

 

Jealousy lives upon doubts, it becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.-François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

 

So full of artless jealousy is guilt, It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.-William Shakespeare

 

Do not envy a sinner; you don't know what disaster awaits him.-Bible

 

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.-Elizabeth E. Bowen

 

Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.-Bible

 

Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.-Dr Samuel Johnson

 

The venom clamours of a jealous woman poison more deadly than a mad dog's tooth.-William Shakespeare

 

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.-Buddha

 

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm; for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave.-Bible

 

The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbour.-Horace

 

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

 

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.-H. G. Wells

 

It is better to be envied than pitied.-Herodotus

 

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

 

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

 

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.-Salvador Dali

 

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.-George Eliot

 

As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy.-Antisthenes

 

Envy can be a positive motivator. Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want.-Robert Bringle

 

My wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was.-Rodney Dangerfield

 

Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.-John Dryden

 

Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.-George Eliot

 

Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.-Havelock Ellis

 

I've never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished the fifth grade a year before I did.-Jeff Foxworthy

 

Trifles light as air Are to the jealous confirmations strong As proofs of holy writ.-William Shakespeare

 

In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.-Francois De La Rochefoucauld

 

They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.-Sallust

 

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.-Socrates

 

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.-William Shakespeare

 

The damning tho't stuck in my throat and cut me like a knife, That she, whom all my life I'd loved, should be another's wife.-Henry Glassford Bell

 

Yet he was jealous, though he did not show it, For jealousy dislikes the world to know it.-Lord Byron

 

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.-George Eliot

 

Then grew a wrinkle on fair Venus' brow, The amber sweet of love is turn'd to gall! Gloomy was Heaven; bright Phoebus did avow He would be coy, and would not love at all; Swearing no greater mischief could be wrought, Than love united to a jealous thought.-Robert Greene

 

Jealousy is said to be the offspring of Love. Yet, unless the parent makes haste to strangle the child, the child will not rest till it has poisoned the parent.-A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare

 

In jealousy there is more self-love than love.-Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

 

No true love there can be without Its dread penalty--jealousy.-Lord Lytton

 

Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.-William Shakespeare

 

Nor jealousy Was understood, the injur'd lover's hell.-John Milton

 

Can't I another's face commend, Or to her virtues be a friend, But instantly your forehead louers, As if her merit lessen'd yours?-Edward Moore

 

Men are the cause of women not loving one another.-A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare

 

O jealousy, Thou ugliest fiend of hell! thy deadly venom Preys on my vitals, turns the healthful hue Of my flesh check to haggard sallowness, And drinks my spirit up!-Hannah More

 

Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne.-Alexander Pope

 

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.-Francoise Sagan

 

O jealousy! thou magnifier of trifles.-Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

 

So full of artless jealousy is guilt It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.-William Shakespeare

 

If I shall be condemned Upon surmises, all proofs sleeping else But what your jealousies awake, I tell you 'Tis rigor and not law.-William Shakespeare

 

Entire affection hateth nicer hands.-Edmund Spenser

 

Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women's husbands.-Oscar Wilde

 

But jealous souls will not be answered so; They are not ever jealous for the cause, But jealous for they're jealous. 'Tis a monster Begot upon itself, born on itself.-William Shakespeare

 

But through the heart Should Jealousy its venom once diffuse, 'Tis then delightful misery no more, But agony unmix'd, incessant gall, Corroding every thought, and blasting all Love's paradise.-James Thomson

 

Who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below.-Lord Byron

 

The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.-Johann Kaspar Lavater

 

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.-Lawrence Durrell

 

The ear of jealousy heareth all things.-Bible

 

Cruelty has a human heart, And Jealousy a human face; Terror the human form divine, And Secrecy the human dress.-William Blake

 

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm; for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave.-Bible

 

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.-Elizabeth E. Bowen

 

Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.-Bible

 

Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.-Dr Samuel Johnson

 

The venom clamours of a jealous woman poison more deadly than a mad dog's tooth.-William Shakespeare

 

Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several, from foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy. - Jean de la Bruyere

 

Jealousy is the tie that binds, and binds, and binds. - Helen Rowland

 

That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse. - Sir James Matthew Barrie

 

In jealousy there is more of self-love than of love to another. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

 

To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self, an impossible claim that one should be at once Rose Bowl princess, medieval scholar, Saint Joan, Milly Theale, Temple Drake, Eleanor of Aquitaine, one's sister and a stranger in a pink hat seen once and admired on the corner of 55th and Madison, as well as oneself, mysteriously improved. - Joan Didion

 

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents. - Salvador Dali

 

Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive. - Henry Havelock Ellis

 

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting. - George Orwell

 

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. - Fulton John Sheen

 

I've never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished the fifth grade a year before I did. - Jeff Foxworthy

 

In jealousy there is more of self-love than love. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld

 

The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time. - Johann Kaspar Lavater

 

Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women's husbands. - Oscar Wilde

 

Who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below. - Lord Byron

 

My wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was. - Rodney Dangerfield

 

Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul. - John Dryden

 

Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive. - Havelock Ellis

 
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