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Jealousy quotes and quotations

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 (1)

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