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Jealousy counteth its suspicions. The jealous housewife is affection's direst foe. Jealousy is cruel as the grave. Bible When mistrust enters, love departs. Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, But who is able to stand before jealousy? Proverbs 27:4 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; its wages to be sure of it. Colton In jealousy there is more of self-love, than of love to another. Rochefoucauld Trifles light as air, are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ. Shakespeare Jealousy sees things always with magnifying glasses which make little things large, of dwarfs giants, of suspicions truths. Cervantes Jealousy is the injured lover's hell. Milton The jealous man poisons his own banquet, and then eats it. Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty. Rochefoucauld All other passions condescend at times to accept the inexorable logic of facts; but jealousy looks facts straight in the face, and ignores them utterly, and says she knows a great deal better than they can tell her. A. Helps Jealousy is the sister of love, as the devil is the brother of angels. Boufflers A jealous man always finds more than he looks for. Mlle. Scudery O, Jealousy, thou ugliest fiend of hell! thy venom preys on my vitals, turns the healthy hue of my fresh cheek to haggard sallowness, and drinks my spirit up. H. More Jealousy is said to be the offspring of love; yet unless the parent makes haste to strangle the child, the child will not rest till it has poisoned the parent. Hare Oh, beware of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on. Shakespeare It is with jealousy as with the gout; when such distempers are in the blood there is never any security against their breaking out, and that often on the slightest occasions, and when least suspected. Fielding Yet is there one more cursed than they all, that canker-worm, that monster, jealousy, which eats the heart and feeds upon the gall, turning all love's delight to misery, through fear of losing his felicity. Spenser All jealousy must be strangled in its birth, or time will soon make it strong enough to overcome the truth. Davenant 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. It is said that jealousy is love, but I deny it; for though it may be procured by love, as ashes are by fire, yet jealousy extinguishes love, as ashes smother the flame. Margaret of Navarre Jealousy is always born with love, but does not die with it. Rochefoucauld Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority; envy our uneasiness under it. Shenstone To doubt is an injury; to suspect a friend is breach of friendship; jealousy is a seed sown but in vicious minds; prone to distrust, because apt to deceive. G. Lansdowne He who is next heir to supreme power, is always suspected and hated by him who actually wields it. Tacitus That anxious torture may I never feel, which doubtful watches o'er a wandering heart. Mary B. Tighe Jealousy, says Rochefoucauld, is in some sort rational and just; it aims at the preservation of a good which we think belongs to us. It is in this sense that God is said to be a jealous God, because he is earnestly, and as it were passionately desirous of our supreme love, and reverence, and service.