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.
Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.
Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one
Emma Goldman, Lecture,, 1912
For jealousy arouses a husband
Bible, Proverbs 6:3435
It is not enough to succeed, others must fail.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
His scorn of the great is repeated too often to be real; no man thinks much of that which he despises.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred.
The Green-eyed Monster causes much woe, but the absence of this ugly serpent argues the presence of a corpse whose name is Eros.
Nothing sharpens sight like envy.
Envy eats nothing, but its own heart.
There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.
Envy aims very high.
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.
The disease of jealously is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment.
None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch but envy.
There is no sweeter sound than the crumbling of ones fellow man.
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.
Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.
Gore Vidal, "quoted in Sunday Ti
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