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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.
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
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.
Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
Don't waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
H. G. Wells
Passion can quickly slip to jealousy, or even hatred.
The knives of jealousy are honed on details.
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.
And oft, my jealousy shapes faults that are not.
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.
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.
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.
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.
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.
Nor jealousy Was understood, the injur'd lover's hell.
Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
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?
O! beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.
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.
Whatever spiteful fools may say, Each jealous ranting yelper, No woman ever went astray, Without a man to help her.
Jealousy feeds upon suspicion, and it turns into fury or it ends as soon as we pass from suspicion to certainty.
François 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.
It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.
Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive.
Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.