jealousy

A Quote by James Keller on business, day, decisions, devil, difficulty, jealousy, people, pride, and sales

One day, the Devil decided to go out of business. His tools, therefore, being for sale, were put on display; and Malice, Jealousy, and Pride were soon recognized by most of his prospective customers. There was one worn, tiny wedge-shaped tool bearing the highest price, however, which seemed difficult to identify. "What is that?" someone asked. "I can't quite place it." "Oh that!" Satan answered. "That is Discouragement. It is my most valuable tool. With it I can open many hearts, since so few people know that it belongs to me."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al-`Arabi on awareness, jealousy, love, and soul

The Lord to his devotee: Love me, love me alone. Love yourself in me, in me alone. Attach yourself to me, No one is more inward than I. Others love you for their own sakes, I love you for yourself. And you, you flee from me. Dearly beloved! ... if you approach me, It is because I have approached you. I am nearer to you than yourself, Than your soul, than your breath. Who among creatures Would treat you as I do? I am jealous of you over you, I want you to belong to no other, Not even to yourself. Be mine, be for me as you are in me, Though you are not even aware of it.

Ibn al-'Arabi (1165 - 1240)

Source: Corbin, Henry. Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn `Arabi, 1969. pp. 174-5

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A Quote by Hugh W. Nibley on day, foolishness, jealousy, merit, present, and world

And the issue is never the merits of the evidence but always the jealous rivalry of the contestants to see which would be the official light unto the world. Right down to the present day we have been the spectators of a foolish contest between equally vain and bigoted rivals.

Hugh W. Nibley

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on jealousy

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

Source: Outline of History, 1920

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A Quote by Gerald Brenan on belief, jealousy, and love

Do not believe those persons who say they have never been jealous. What they mean is that they have never been in love.

Gerald Brenan (1894 -)

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A Quote by George Albert Smith on affliction, blessings, children, desires, duty, earth, enemies, faith, fatherhood, feeling, flattery, force, friendship, good, happiness, idealism, inspiration, jealousy, joy, life, love, mankind, needs, people, privileg

A PERSONAL CREED I would be a friend to the friendless and find joy in ministering to the needs of the poor. I would visit the sick and afflicted and inspire in them a desire for faith to be healed. I would teach the truth to the understanding and blessing of all mankind. I would seek out the erring one and try to win him back to a righteous and a happy life. I would not seek to force people to live up to my ideals, but rather love them into doing the thing that is right. I would live with the masses and help to solve their problems that their earth life may be happy. I would avoid the publicity of high positions and discourage flattery of thoughtless friends. I would not knowingly wound the feeling of any, not even one who may have wronged me, but would seek to do him good and make him my friend. I would overcome the tendency to selfishness and jealousy and rejoice in the successes of all the children of my Heavenly Father. I would not be an enemy to any living soul. Knowing that the Redeemer of mankind has offered to the world the only plan that will fully develop us and make us happy here and hereafter, I feel it not only a duty, but also a blessed privilege to disseminate the truth.

George Smith (1870 - 1951)

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A Quote by George Eliot on heart, jealousy, and satisfaction

Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Mill on the Floss, bk. 6, ch. 10, 1860.

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A Quote by George Eliot on jealousy, needs, and passion

There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 21 (1871-72).

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A Quote by George Eliot on anger, jealousy, and love

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Mill on the Floss, bk. 1, ch. 10, 1860.

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A Quote by Floyd Dell on death, ideas, jealousy, justice, pain, and thought

I thought that jealousy was an idea. It isn't. It's a pain. But I didn't feel as they do in a Broadway melodrama. I didn't want to kill anybody. I just wanted to die.

Floyd Dell

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