In few men is it part of nature to respect
a friend's prosperity without begrudging him.
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power.
* John Berger
It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.
* Lawrence Durrell
Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
* Havelock Ellis
Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.
* Henry Fielding
Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune.
* William Hazlitt
It is only at the tree loaded with fruit that the people throw stones.
* French Proverb
O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.
* William Shakespeare
Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.
* George Bernard Shaw
There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy.
* Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.
* Mark Twain