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Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.

Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) Anglo-Irish novelist and short story writer.

Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.

John Dryden (1631-1700) British poet, dramatist and critic.

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.

Francoise Sagan (1935-2004) French playwright, novelist and screenwriter.

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

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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 (1819-1880) British writer.


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

George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

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

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.

Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.

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

Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801) Swiss theologian and poet.

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

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.