Quotes for
the Journey:

Jealousy


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

Havelock Ellis

   envy

There is no greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy.        -Lope de Vega

   

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

   
Many jealous people, I've noticed, tend to surround themselves with untrustworthy people.  Maybe this is a way of perpetuating or justifying or rationalizing their jealousy, allowing it to continue unabated.  Maybe it's a reflection of what they think of themselves--since they don't trust themselves, they can't trust others, and being around untrustworthy people allows them to feel that their lack of trust is normal.  No matter what, though, these jealous people are hurting themselves and others--sometimes even physically--and if unchecked, jealousy is always a damaging factor in our lives.        -Tom Walsh
   
Jealousy is the greatest of all evils, and the least pitied by those who cause it.        -Francois de la Rochefoucauld
   
Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.      -Paul Eldridges
    
Jealousy is an inner consciousness of one's own inferiority.  It is a mental cancer.       -B.C. Forbes
    
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.        -H.G. Wells

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.        -Francoise Sagan
    
The jealous are troublesome to others, but torment to themselves.        -William Penn
     
Jealousy is simply and clearly the fear that you do not have value and, therefore, that nothing is safe.
   Jealousy scans like a beacon searching for evidence to prove the point--that others will be preferred and rewarded more than you.
   Jealousy can be a burning pain, as a particular lover chooses another, or a dull lifetime ache of comparison to everything and everyone.
   There is one alternative--self-value.  If you cannot love yourself, you will not believe you are loved.  You will always think it's a mistake, or luck.  Take your eyes of others and turn the scanner within.  Find the seeds of your jealousy, clear the old voices and experiences.  Put all the energy into building your personal and emotional security.
   Then you will be the one others envy, and you can remember the pain and reach out to them.     -Jennifer James, Success Is the Quality of Your Journey
   
A jealous person is doubly unhappy--over what he has, which is judged inferior, and over which he has not, which is judged superior.  Such a person is doubly removed from knowing the true blessing of creation.      -Desmond Tutu
     

   
The jealous bring down the curse they fear upon their own heads.     -Dorothy Dix
  
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
  
Jealousy has always been my cross, the weakness and woundedness in me that has most often caused me to feel ugly and unlovable, like the Bad Seed.     -Anne Lamott, Grace (Eventually)
   
  
You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.     -Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
  
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, Stranger in a Strange Land
  

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