Jealousy Quotes

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

William Shakespeare

Jealousy is an awkward homage which inferiority renders to merit.

Mme. de Puixieux

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

Jealousy is simply and clearly the fear that you do not have value. Jealousy scans for evidence to prove the point - that others will be preferred and rewarded more than you. There is only one alternative - self-value. If you cannot love yourself, you will not believe that you are loved. You will always think it's a mistake or luck. Take your eyes off others and turn the scanner within. Find the seeds of your jealousy, clear the old voices and experiences. Put all the energy into building your personal and emotional security. Then you will be the one others envy, and you can remember the pain and reach out to them.

Jennifer James

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.

Elizabeth Bowen

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

George Bernard Shaw

Oh, the jealousy, the greed is the unraveling. It's the unraveling and it undoes all the joy that could be.

Joni Mitchell

Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one's self-respect.

Emma Goldman

Jealousy feeds upon suspicion, and it turns into fury or it ends as soon as we pass from suspicion to certainty

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

Jealousy is the most dreadfully involuntary of all sins

Iris Murdoch

Don't hold grudges; it's pointless. Jealousy too is a non-cathartic, negative emotion.

Unknown

Yet he was jealous, though he did not show it, For jealousy dislikes the world to know it

Lord Byron

There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard

Washington Irving

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.

Erica Jong

Jealousy is nothing more than a fear of abandonment

Unknown

And oft, my jealousy shapes faults that are not.

William Shakespeare

Jealousy... is a mental cancer.

B.C. Forbes

Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive.

Havelock Ellis

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

Paul Eldridge

Jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it.

Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

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

George Eliot

Jealousy lives upon doubts, it becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

Robert A. Heinlein

In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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