Quotations The Best Quotes About Jealousy  

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Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love. François de La Rochefoucauld

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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

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In jealousy there is more of self-love than love. François de La Rochefoucauld

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I had rather be a toad, and live upon the vapor of a dungeon than keep a corner in the thing I love for others uses. William Shakespeare

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Always remember, Peggy, it's matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason. Clare Boothe Luce

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The disease of jealously is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment. Joseph Addison

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

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"As Seth's apprentice, I've learned wisom of which you've never dreamed." Janet Morris

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

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"Sacred Bands and elite squadrons aren't what the mercenaries' guild is about. Field them at your peril." Janet Morris

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Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women's husbands. Oscar Wilde

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There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism. George Eliot

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Live on doubts; it becomes madness or stops entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty. François de La Rochefoucauld

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

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Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul. John Dryden

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

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"Forever is such a very long time." Janet Morris

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The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time. Johann Kaspar Lavater

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Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it. François de La Rochefoucauld

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There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard. Washington Irving

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

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Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl. George Meredith

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

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Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet. Hesiod

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The Green-eyed Monster causes much woe, but the absence of this ugly serpent argues the presence of a corpse whose name is Eros. Minna Antrim

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Who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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Love may be blind but jealousy has 20-20 vision.