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Friday, March 9, 2012

Jealousy


He that is jealous is not in love.
- Saint Augustine

To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is,
a dissatisfaction with self.
- Joan Didion

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house;
you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife,
nor his male servant, nor his female servant,
nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.
- Exodus 20:17

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.

Essentially all suffering is the result of...
1. Comparing what we have (or don't have) today with what we had yesterday.
2. Comparing what we fear we might have (or not have) tomorrow with what we have today.
3. Comparing what we have (or don't have) with what others have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Make Yourself Miserable (satire)

Gratitude for All of Life

Overcome Being Negative

Jealousy Quotes

Broken Heart Quotes

Feeling Lonely Quotes

Quotes about Pain

Sad Quotes

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