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  The jealousy of the harlot is evidenced by adultery, that of the virtuous woman by weeping.  
 -  Egyptian proverb
  

  Three things breed jealousy: A mighty state, a rich treasure, and a fair wife.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Envy is prosperity's manure.  
 -  African proverb, Fulani
  

  There is no love without jealousy.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Jealousy is a pain which eagerly seeks what causes pain.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Envy never enriched any man.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Jealousy shuts one door and opens two.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Envy cries of spite where honor rides.  
 -  Dutch proverb
  

  The jealousy of a wife is the key to her divorce.  
 -  Egyptian proverb
  

  Envy sees the sea but not the rocks.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Envy shoots at others and wounds herself.  
 -  English proverb
  

  If envy were a rash the whole village would be ill.  
 -  Greek proverb
  

  Where there is envy, there is meanness.  
 -  Greek proverb
  

  Envy is thin because it bites but never eats.  
 -  Spanish proverb
  

  Envy goes beyond avarice.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A friend's envy is worse than an enemy's hatred.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Better envy than pity.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Few men have the natural strength to honour a friend's succes without envy.  
 -  Aeschylus
  

  Congratulation, n. The civility of envy.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  Envying another man's happiness is madness; you wouldn't know what to do with it if you had it.  
 -  Andre Gide
  

  The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.  
 -  Bette Midler
  

  Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!  
 -  Bob Marley
  

  If you envy successful people, you create a negative force field of attraction that repels you from ever doing the things that you need to do to be successful. If you admire successful people, you create a positive force field of attraction that draws you toward becoming more and more like the kinds of people that you want to be like.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Never envy a man his lady. Behind it all lays a living hell.  
 -  Charles Bukowski
  

  It is never wise to seek or wish for another's misfortune. If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.  
 -  Charley Reese
  

  Thinking, or more precisely identification with thinking, gives rise to and maintains the ego, which, in our Western society in particular, is out of control. It believes it is real and tries hard to maintain its supremacy. Negative states of mind, such as anger, resentment, fear, envy, and jealousy, are products of the ego.  
 -  Eckhart Tolle
  

  Pain is inevitable as long as you are identified with your mind, which is to say as long as you are unconscious, spiritually speaking. I am talking here primarily of emotional pain, which is also the main cause of physical pain and physical disease. Resentment, hatred, self-pity, guilt, anger, depression, jealousy, and so on, even the slightest irritation, are all forms of pain.  
 -  Eckhart Tolle
  

  Jealousy seems the absolute reversal of love. It is the swinging from the sunny warmth of the Equator to the frigid cold of the North Pole.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  In jealousy there is more self-love than love.  
 -  Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
  

  Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words: It is war minus the shooting.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  Money is like a jealous lover. Ignore it and it will ignore you, or worse, it will leave you for someone who makes it a priority.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.  
 -  H. G. Wells
  

  Jealousy: The theory that some other fellow has just as little taste.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.  
 -  Harold Coffin
  

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

  Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart like a viper in its hole.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words: It is war minus the shooting.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  Money is like a jealous lover. Ignore it and it will ignore you, or worse, it will leave you for someone who makes it a priority.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.  
 -  H. G. Wells
  

  Jealousy: The theory that some other fellow has just as little taste.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.  
 -  Harold Coffin
  

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

  Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart like a viper in its hole.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  Men are jealous of every woman, even when they don't have the slightest interest in her themselves.  
 -  Jan Neruda
  

  Envy and jealousy are stumbling blocks to the flow of wealth. Rejoice in the prosperity of others.  
 -  Joseph Murphy
  

  Thoughts of jealousy, fear, worry, and anxiety tear down and destroy your nerves and glands bringing about mental and physical diseases of all kinds.  
 -  Joseph Murphy
  

  Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.  
 -  Josh Billings
  

  Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Jealousy: An uncontrollable passion, the Siamese twin of love.  
 -  Marlene Dietrich
  

  Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  If you're trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down at you anyhow. And if you're trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it. They will only envy you. Status will get you nowhere. Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone.  
 -  Mitch Albom
  

  Detractors are everywhere. Remember that envy, like the worm, is always attracted to the fairest apple!  
 -  Og Mandino
  

  Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never have time. They are always so occupied in being jealous of other people's husbands.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.  
 -  Paul Eldridge
  

  Unhappiness doesn't and can't exist on its own. Unhappiness is the feeling that accompanies negative thinking about your life. In the abscence of that thinking, the unhappiness, or stress, or jealousy, can't exist. There is nothing to hold your negative feelings in place other than your own thinking.  
 -  Richard Carlson
  

  Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy - in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.  
 -  Robert A. Heinlein
  

  A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.  
 -  Robert A. Heinlein
  

  He that is jealous is not in love.  
 -  Saint Augustine
  

  The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.  
 -  Salvador Dali
  

  Isn't it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?  
 -  Sean Covey
  

  The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike.  
 -  Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
  

  Envy is the ulcer of the soul.  
 -  Socrates
  

  It isn't easy for most ordinary people to look at extreme manifestations of wealth and join in the idea. The ego is too racked with jealousy or inadequacy and judgement. We'll look at a palace and say, 'That's not my kind of house.' We see expensive things and say, 'That's far too much for me.'  
 -  Stuart Wilde
  

  I never get jealous when I see my ex with someone else, because my mom always taught me to give my used toys to the less fortunate.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Never hate those people who are jealous of you but respect their jealousy because they are the ones who think that you are better than them.  
 -  Unknown
  

  People only rain on your parade because they're jealous of your sun and tired of their shade.  
 -  Unknown
  

  People call it 'jealousy' I call it 'fear of losing you.'  
 -  Unknown
  

  Jealousy in relationships is actually quite normal. A little jealousy is one way of showing how much we love our significant other. On the other hand, however, too much jealousy signifies a lack of trust in our partner and may break a happy union.  
 -  Unknown
  

  You can always tell when someone is jealous of you, if they only speak when they have something negative to say.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If your girlfriend gets jealous it's because she's faithful. If another girl has your attention and she doesn't get jealous, it's because someone has hers.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Every girl is jealous of someone. So next time you're looking at someone thinking, I wish I was that pretty, remember someone is thinking that about you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  It's sad how some people are so jealous and intimidated by you that they only have negative things to say when they know absolutely nothing about you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A boy makes his girl jealous of other woman. A gentleman makes other women jealous of his girl.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.  
 -  William Arthur Ward