Jealousy Quotes

From heresy, frenzy and jealousy, good Lord deliver me.
– Ludovico Ariosto
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
– Antisthenes
Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.
– Aphra Behn
Lovers may be - and indeed generally are - enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
– Lord Byron
Jealousy - that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion.
– Emile M. Cioran
The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike.
– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
My wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was.
– Rodney Dangerfield
Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.
– Paul Eldridge
Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
– George Eliot
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
Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
– Henry Ellis
Jealousy... is a mental cancer.
– B. C. Forbes
I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did.
– Jeff Foxworthy
Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.
– Solomon Ibn Gabirol
The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
– Baltasar Gracian
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
– Robert A. Heinlein
There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.
– Washington Irving
The jealousy and resentment that animate the terrorists also affect many of our former cold war allies.
– Richard Perle
Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The knives of jealousy are honed on details.
– Ruth Rendell