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Jealousy Quotes

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

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

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

Author: Minna Antrim (1861)

Profession: American Epigrammist

The heart of the jealous knows the best and most satisfying love, that of the other's bed, where the rival perfects the lover's imperfections.

Author: Djuna Barnes (1892-1982)

Profession: American Author, Poet, Columnist

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.

Author: Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Novelist

Who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

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

Author: Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954)

Profession: French Author

My wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was.

Author: Rodney Dangerfield

Profession: American Comedian, Actor

Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

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.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

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

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

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

Author: Havelock Ellis (1859-1939)

Profession: British Psychologist

I've never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished the fifth grade a year before I did.

Author: Jeff Foxworthy

Profession: American Comedian

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.

Author: Emma Goldman (1869-1940)

Profession: American Anarchist

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

Author: Hesiod

Profession: Greek Poet

There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.

Author: Washington Irving (1783-1859)

Profession: American Author