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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Envy is prosperity's manure.
African proverb, Fulani

There is no love without jealousy.
French proverb

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

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

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

Envy never enriched any man.
English proverb

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

One evening a Cherokee elder told his grandson about the battle that goes on inside people.
He said, "My son, the battle is between the two 'wolves' that live inside us all. One is
unhappiness. It is fear, worry, anger, jealousy, sorrow, self-pity, resentment, and inferiority.
The other is happiness. It is joy, love, hope, serenity, kindness, generosity, truth, and
compassion." The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,
"Which wolf wins?" The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
Marci Shimoff

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

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

Jealousy shuts one door and opens two.
English proverb

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

Envy cries of spite where honor rides.
Dutch proverb

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

Everyone has insecurities. When you show yourself in the world and display your talents, you
naturally stir up all kinds of resentment, envy, and other manifestations of insecurity. This is
to be expected. You cannot spend your life worrying about the petty feelings of others. With
those above you, however, you must take a different approach: When it comes to power,
outshining the master is perhaps the worst mistake of all.
Robert Greene

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

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

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

Envy sees the sea but not the rocks.
Russian proverb

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

He that is jealous is not in love.
Saint Augustine

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

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