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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Jealousy
 
A hasty man loses the produce of his field and a jealous man his wife.  Tamil.  1
A jealous woman sets a whole house in a flame.  Latin.  2
A lewd bachelor makes a jealous husband.  3
A loving man, a jealous man.  Italian.  4
A neighbor’s eye is full of jealousy.  Danish.  5
Jealousy is a pain which largely seeks what causes pain.  German.  6
Jealousy is the evil daughter of a good family.  German.  7
Jealousy is the greatest evil.  German.  8
Jealousy is too apt to build upon unsure foundations.  Massinger.  9
Jealousy is worse than witchcraft.  German.  10
Jealousy shuts one door and opens two instead.  German.  11
Nor jealousy, was understood, the injured lover’s hell.  Milton.  12
Oh! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.  Shakespeare.
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The jealous man—who spreads his bed with stinging nettles and then sleeps on it.  Punch.  14
The jealousy of the wife is the path to divorce.  German.  15
There is no man however high but is jealous of some one, and there is no man however low but has some one jealous of him.  16
Trifles light as air are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ.  Shakespeare.  17
 
 
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