An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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


Joseph Addison (1672-1719, 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.


Minna Antrim (1861-1950, 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.


Djuna Barnes (1892-1982, American author, poet, columnist)


Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.


Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973, Anglo-Irish novelist)


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


Lord Byron (1788-1824, British poet)


As a moth gnaws a garment, so doth envy consume a man.


St. John Chrysostom (345-407, Patriarch of Constantinople)


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


Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954, French author)


The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.


Joan Collins (1933-, British-born American actress)


You start out happy that you have no hips or boobs. All of a sudden you get them, and it feels sloppy. Then just when you start liking them, they start dropping.


Cindy Crawford (1966-, American model, actress)


For years I stopped reading beauty agazines because I couldn't look at ne without wanting to blow my rains out. How can those women look so good?


Jamie Lee Curtis (1958-, American actress)


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


Rodney Dangerfield (1921-, American comedian, actor)


To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self.


Joan Didion (1934-, American essayist)


The jealous are the readiest of all to forgive, and all women know it.


Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881, Russian novelist)


Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.


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


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 (1819-1880, British novelist)


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 novelist)


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


Havelock Ellis (1859-1939, British psychologist)


Jealousy is an inner consciousness of one's own inferiority. It is a mental cancer.


B.C. Forbes


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


Jeff Foxworthy (1958-, American comedian)


Comparison, more than reality, makes men happy or wretched.


Thomas Fuller (1608-1661, British clergyman, author)


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 (1869-1940, American anarchist)


The heaven of the envied is hell for the envious.


Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658, Spanish philosopher, writer)


I think if I weren't so beautiful, maybe I'd have more character.


Jerry Hall (1956-, American model, actress)


I think if I weren't so beautiful, maybe I'd have more character.


Jerry Hall (1956-, American model, actress)


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 (8th century BC Greek poet)


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


Erica Jong (1942-, American author)


In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


Jealousy feeds upon suspicion, and turns into fury or it ends as soon as we pass from suspicion to certainty.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


Jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


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


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


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


Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801, Swiss theologian, mystic)


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


Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987, American diplomat, writer)


Jealousy is not a barometer by which the depth of love can be read. It merely records the degree of the lover's insecurity.


Margaret Mead (1901-1978, American anthropologist)


Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl.


George Meredith (1828-1909, British author)


The jealous are troublesome to others, but torment to themselves.


William Penn (1644-1718, British religious leader, founder of Pennsylvania)


If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.


Charley Reese


To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.


Francoise Sagan (1935-, French novelist, playwright)


Guys think that if a girl is pretty, she's automatically going to say no. Most of the guy's I've gone out with, I've had to make it completely obvious that I'd like them to ask me out. Or, I've had to ask them.


Brooke Shields (1965-, American actress, model)


Jealousy is the great exaggerator.


Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805, German dramatist, poet, historian)


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 (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


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


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, Irish-born British dramatist)


Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority; envy our uneasiness under it.


William Shenstone (1714-1763, British poet)


Frankly, I like the fact that I no anger fit the young beauty type people take me more seriously now.


Cybil Shepherd


Few of us can stand prosperity. Another man's, I mean.


Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist, writer)


You can't be envious and happy at the same time.


Frank Tyger


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


Author Unknown


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 (1856-1900, British author, wit)


Envy has the ugliness of a trapped rat that has gnawed its own foot in its effort to escape.


Angus Wilson (1913-1991, British author)


Envy is an insult to oneself.


Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933-, Russian poet)


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