Jealousy Quotes

Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Why art thou silent and invisible, Father of Jealousy?

William Blake

Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.

Aphra Behn

The most effective moments in the theatre are those that appeal to basic and commonplace emotions--love of woman, love of home, love of country, love of right, anger, jealousy, revenge, ambition, lust, and treachery.


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

Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.

William Shenstone

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

People may show jealousy, but hide their envy.

Mason Cooley

Jealousy is the grave of affection

Mary Baker Eddy

Jealousy that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion.

Emil Cioran

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.

Milan Kundera

So my great love for thee lies tranquil, deep, Forever; though above it passions fierce, Ambition, hatred, jealousy; like waves That seem from earths core to the sky to leap, But oceans depths can never really pierce; Hide its great calm, while all the surface raves.

Francis William Bourdillon

Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he? / All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.


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

William Blake

That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.

James M. Barrie
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