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Quotes About Jealousy

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A jealous man always finds more than he is looking for.  ~ Madeleine de Scudéry


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


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


Jealousy has the "lousy" built right in.  ~ Jason Love


Envy is thin because it bites but never eats.  ~ Spanish proverb


Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart like a viper in its hole.  ~ Honoré de Balzac


Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it.  ~ Honore de Balzac


It is never wise to seek or wish for another's misfortune. If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.  ~ Charley Reese


Envy eats nothing but its own heart.  ~ German proverb


Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.  ~ Ambrose Bierce


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


Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.  ~ Paul Elridge


If envy were a fever, all the world would be ill.  ~ Danish proverb


Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead.  ~ Mark Twain


Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.  ~ Harold Coffin


Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.  ~ François de La Rochefoucauld


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


He that is not jealous is not in love.  ~ St. Augustine


Al Jolson turned the faucetson full in his dressing room when other people in the show he was in were getting applause.  ~ Carol Channing


Envy is a kind of praise.  ~ John Gay


Jealousy and love are sisters.  ~ Russian proverb


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


Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.  ~ Josh Billings


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


The jealous are troublesome to others, but torment to themselves.  ~ William Penn


Jealousy is an inner Consciousness of one's own inferiority. It is a mental cancer.  ~ B.C. Forbes


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


In jealousy, there is more self-love than love.  ~ La Rochefoucauld


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