Jealousy in relationships is often one of the main causes of disputes and anger between spouses.

Imprisoned by the fear of losing the person we love, we cling to them with possessiveness and aggressiveness. Thus, if we notice any detail that might lead us to believe that our partner may be cheating on us, we become angry. This is the result of a culture of romantic love , in which we base relationships on possession and exclusivity.

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Phrases of jealousy and jealous people

So, some jealousy phrases can help us reflect on this negative feeling. It is possible to start again and conceive the couple relationships from another point of view, giving less prominence to jealousy and more to trust and communication.

1. Jealousy is commonly nothing more than a restless tyranny applied to the affairs of love. (Marcel Proust)

The French writer speaks thus about possessiveness in the love field.

2. Jealousy is born of love, but does not die with it. (François de La Rochefoucauld)

In the 16th century the possibility of jealousy in marital relationships was seen as normal.

3. The jealous are the first to forgive, all women know it. (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

Jealous people are actually deeply insecure.

4. The most lasting loves are those in which one of the two lovers is extraordinarily jealous. (Mariano José de Larra)

Another famous quote that leaves us with the imprint of times past.

5. Where there’s jealousy there’s love, where there’s old people there’s pain. (Popular saying)

Another phrase that legitimizes the existence of the lattice.

6. Jealousy is a child of love, but it’s a bastard, I confess. (Lope de Vega)

A product of love, but a product of very low quality.

7. The rage of jealousy is so strong that it forces you to make any mistake. (Miguel de Cervantes)

The author of Don Quixote knew well the madness that comes with this feeling.

8. When man is jealous, he is annoying; when he is not, he is irritating. (popular saying)

An interesting view that should be studied in depth.

9. Jealousy is a blindness that ruins hearts; complaining and complaining does not represent signs of affection but of madness and discomfort. (Gasparo Gozzi)

This is how the Italian playwright views jealous people.

10. Jealousy is synonymous with insecurity; possessiveness is synonymous with fear of loneliness. (Jonathan García-Allen)

Phrase of the well-known Spanish psychologist and writer.

11. The jealous woman believes everything that passion suggests to her. (John Gay)

The English poet talks about the lack of common sense generated by jealousy.

12. Jealousy, like borders, appears to justify dominance over what has never been possessed. (Adrian Triglia)

Reflection of the Spanish writer, psychologist and publicist.

13. And my burning passion died of cold; for thus love dies when there is no jealousy. (Antonio García Gutiérrez)

Another famous quote about jealousy that takes us back to a time when possession was the common denominator in any sentimental relationship.

14. Jealousy is the brother of love, as the devil is the brother of the angels. (Stanislas de Boufflers)

A parallel to reflect.

15. Jealous husband, no rest. (Popular saying)

Whoever is jealous won’t stop thinking about it all day long.

16. The jealous lover endures his lover’s illness better than his freedom. (Stendhal)

The French writer, in a brilliant thought.

17. Love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave. (Solomon)

Another parallel, in this case of the famous king.

18. Jealousy kills love but not desire. This is the true punishment of betrayed passion. (Carlos Fuentes)

The Mexican journalist, in a brilliant reflection.

19. One suffers from two kinds of jealousy: that of love and that of self-love. (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

The self-esteem of jealous people is usually quite low.

20. Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul. (John Dryden)

The English author equates jealousy to a liver disease.

21. Jealous love lights its torch in the fire of the furies. (Edmund Burke)

Those who cannot control their anger live permanently resentful of the world.

22. He who is jealous is never jealous of what he sees; what he imagines is enough. (Jacinto Benavente)

In this link you have more sentences by Jacinto Benavente.

23. He who is not jealous is not in love. (St. Augustine)

Another phrase from the fourth century that should be banished from our collective culture.

24. The jealous one loves more, but the one who is not jealous loves better. (Molière)

A beautiful phrase by the French playwright.

25. Jealousy is always the sure instrument that destroys inner freedom and eliminates all possible happiness in the company. (Gregorio Marañón)

The Spanish doctor gives the key: being jealous is at odds with being able to feel the well-being of life together.