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Jealousy Quotes

Updated on September 11, 2009

Quotes about Jealousy

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Fulton J. Sheen

Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that.
Oliver Stone

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

Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at first sight.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

But when I would see the surrogate, my first instinct, my first reaction would be jealousy, because she was doing what I wanted to do.
Cheryl Tiegs

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

Don't waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.
Mary Schmich

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

Passion can quickly slip to jealousy, or even hatred.
Arthur Golden

The knives of jealousy are honed on details.
Ruth Rendell

I've spent most of my life walking under that hovering cloud, jealousy, whose acid raindrops blurred my vision and burned holes in my heart.
Astrid Alauda

And oft, my jealousy shapes faults that are not.
William Shakespeare

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

The jealousy and resentment that animate the terrorists also affect many of our former cold war allies.
Richard Perle

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

If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.
Charley Reese

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.
Maya Angelou

Whatever spiteful fools may say, Each jealous ranting yelper, No woman ever went astray, Without a man to help her.
Abraham Lincoln

Jealousy feeds upon suspicion, and it turns into fury or it ends as soon as we pass from suspicion to certainty.
Fran├žois de la Rochefoucauld

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

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

Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive.
Alexis Carrel

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


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      Ultimate Hubber 8 years ago

      Fastfreta, your comment certainly made my day. I am glad you liked my collection of quotes.

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      You have some great comments on jealousy, I wish that I would have had them when I wrote my little four part series on jealousy. Go over and take a look and see what I'm talking about. Some of these would have been good additions to my articles. These were great, thanks.

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      Ultimate Hubber 8 years ago

      healthgogi and emievil, I am glad you liked my hub Thanx for the comments. :)

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      emievil 8 years ago from Philippines

      Jealousy - a very destructive emotion to the one who's feeling it, not the one he/she is jealous at. Great hub UH. I'm off to read your other "quotes" hub =).

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      healthgoji 8 years ago

      Nice concept in a hug - this is some good information. Thought provoking.

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      Ultimate Hubber 8 years ago

      Yes Ethel, I find these quotes all so full of wisdom. Thanx for the comment. :)

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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      All so very true