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Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the person whom he entirely loves.
      - Joseph Addison

The jealous man's disease is of so malignant a nature that it converts all it takes into its own nourishment.
      - Joseph Addison

He that is not jealous is not in love.
      - Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)

In Paris every man must have had a love affair. What woman wants something that no other woman ever wanted.
      - Honore de Balzac

In smart society men are jealous of one another after the fashion of women.
      - Honore de Balzac

Jealousy, an eminently credulous and suspicious passion, allows fancy the greatest possible play. But it does not bestow wit, it banishes all sense.
      - Honore de Balzac

Noble hearts are neither jealous nor afraid because jealousy spells doubt and fear spells pettiness.
      - Honore de Balzac

The damning tho't stuck in my throat and cut me like a knife,
  That she, whom all my life I'd loved, should be another's wife.
      - Henry Glassford Bell, The Uncle,
        written for and recited by Henry Irving

Love often reillumes his extinguished flame at the torch of jealousy.
      - Lady Marguerite Blessington, Countess of Blessington

Jealousy is the sister of love, as the devil is the brother of angels.
      - Marquis Stanislas Jean de Boufflers

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
      - Elizabeth Bowen

Men of strong affections are jealous of their own genius. They fear lest they should be loved for a quality, and not for themselves.
      - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

A jealous lover lights his torch from the firebrand of the fiend.
      - Edmund Burke

That anxious torture may I never feel,
  Which doubtful, watches o'er a wandering heart.
    O, who that bitter torment can reveal,
      Or tell the pining anguish of that smart!
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Yet he was jealous, though he did not show it,
  For jealousy dislikes the world to know it.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron),
        Don Juan (canto I, st. 65)

Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive.
      - Alexis Carrel

Jealousy sees things always with magnifying glasses which make little things large,--of dwarfs giants, suspicions truths.
      - Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)

Jealousy is sustained as often by pride as by affection.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

Love may exist without jealousy, although this is rare: but jealousy may exist without love, and this is common; for jealousy can feed on that which is bitter no less than on that which is sweet, and is sustained by pride as often as by affection.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

Of all the passions, jealousy is that which exacts the hardest service and pays the bitterest wages. Its service is, to watch the success of our enemy, to be sure of it.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

Jealousy is the forerunner of love, and often its awakener.
      - Francis Marion Crawford

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

The jealous bring down the curse they fear upon their own heads.
      - Dorothy Dix (pseudonym of Elizabeth Meriwehter Gilmer)

Jealousy, the jaundice of the soul.
      - John Dryden

Jealousy is the grave of affection.
      - Mrs. Mary Baker Glover Eddy

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