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'Tis not love's going hurts my days, but that it went in little ways.
After all, my erstwhile dear, my no longer cherished, need we say it was no love, just because it perished?
Alas!, how light a cause may move dissention between hearts that love!
Every theory of love, from Plato down, teaches that each individual loves in the other sex what he lacks in himself.
If we all discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to tell them that they loved them.
Immature love says "I love you because I need you." Mature love says "I need you because I love you."
Love doesn't grow on the trees like apples in Eden - it's something you have to make and you must use your imagination to make it too, just like anything else. It's all work, work.
Love is a kind of military service.
Love is nature's second son.
Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
Love is the irresistible desire to be desired irresistibly.
Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass.
Love rules without rules. (Amore regge senza legge.)
Love, the itch, and a cough cannot be hid.
What we call love is the desire to awaken and to keep awake in another's body, heart and mind, the responsibility of flattering, in our place, the self of which we are not very certain.
When one loves somebody, everything is clear - where to go, what to do - it all takes care of itself and one doesn't have to ask anybody about anything.
Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
Where there is love, there is pain.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved.
We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.
Human love is often but the encounter of two weaknesses.
I am two fools, I know, for loving, and saying so.
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
What dire offence from am'rous causes springs. What mighty contests rise from trivial things.
From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you.
He who loves the more is the inferior and must suffer.
Love, you know, seeks to make happy rather than to be happy.
Love is a spendthrift, leaves its arithmetic at home, is always 'in the red'.
The loving are the daring.
The porcupine, whom one must handle gloved, may be respected, but is never loved.
Little privations are easily endured when the heart is better treated than the body.
No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.
I no longer cared about survival - I merely loved.
You can always get someone to love you - even if you have to do it yourself.
You've got to love what's lovable, and hate what's hateable. It takes brains to see the difference.
Romance without finance is no good.
To live is like to love - all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.
Wine comes in at the mouth and love comes in at the eye; that's all we shall know for truth before we grow old and die.
Love lives on propinquity, but dies on contact.
The heart that has truly loved never forgets but as truly loves on to the close.
When the satisfaction or the security of another person becomes as significant to one as one's own satisfaction or security, then the state of love exists.
At the end of what is called the 'sexual life' the only love which has lasted is the love which has everything, every disappointment, every failure and every betrayal, which has accepted even the sad fact that in the end there is no desire so deep as the simple desire for companionship.
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
The greater love is a mother's; then comes a dog's; then a sweetheart's.
Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love.
There can be no peace of mind in love, since the advantage one has secured is never anything but a fresh starting-point for further desires.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
What we can do for another is the test of powers; what we can suffer is the test of love.
They gave each other a smile with a future in it.
Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.
There is one who kisses, and the other who offers a cheek.
The irony of love is that it guarantees some degree of anger, fear and criticism.
It has been wisely said that we cannot really love anybody at whom we never laugh.
The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person.
A lady of forty-seven who has been married twenty-seven years and has six children knows what love really is and once described it for me like this: 'Love is what you've been through with somebody.'
And if I loved you Wednesday, well, what is that to you? I do not love you Thursday - so much is true.
Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again - this is the brave and happy life.
If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours.
No one can do me any good by loving me; I have more love than I need or could do any good with; but people do me good by making me love them - which isn't easy.
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
Respect is love in plain clothes.
A man is only as good as what he loves.
In the act of loving someone you arm them against you.
If you want to be loved, be lovable.
The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough of is love.
Love makes of the wisest man a fool, and of the most foolish woman, a sage.
In how many lives does Love really play a dominant part? The average taxpayer is no more capable of a 'grand passion' than of a grand opera.
Love, all love of other sights controls. And makes one little room an everywhere.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
Love cannot accept what it is. Everywhere on earth it cries out against kindness, compassion, intelligence, everything that leads to compromise. Love demands the impossible, the absolute, the sky on fire, inexhaustible springtime, life after death, and death itself transfigured into eternal life.
unlove's the heavenless hell and homeless home . . . lovers alone wear sunlight.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
Man loves little and often, woman much and rarely.
Love in France is a comedy; in England a tragedy; in Italy an opera seria; and in Germany a melodrama.
Our first and last love is - self-love.
The first sigh of love is the last of wisdom.
Oh my luve's like a red, red rose, That's newly sprung in June; Oh my luve's like the melodie That's sweetly played in tune.
Man's love is of man's life a thing apart, 'Tis woman's whole existence.
Of all the girls that are so smart There's none like pretty Sally; She is the darling of my heart, And lives in our alley.
There's no love lost between us.
All thoughts, all passions, all delights, Whatever stirs this mortal frame, All are but ministers of Love, And feed his sacred flame.
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned.
How wise are they that are but fools in love!
Love with men is not a sentiment, but an idea.
Love is an ocean of emotions, entirely surrounded by expenses.
We are all born for love, ... It is the principle of existence and its only end.
If yet I have not all thy love, love Dear, I shall never have it all.
But one always returns to one's first loves.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
It's love, it's love that makes the world go round.
All mankind love a lover.
Young men wish: love, money and health. One day, they'll say: health, money and love.
Man begins by loving love and ends by loving a woman. Woman begins by loving a man and ends by loving love.
Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth.
You say to me-ward's your affection's strong; Pray love me little, so you love me long.
Love is a conflict between reflexes and reflections.
Pale hands I loved beside the Shalimar, Where are you now? Who lies beneath your spell? Whom do you lead on Rapture's roadway, far, Before you agonize them in farewell?
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.
Love's like the measles - all the worse when it comes late in life.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Love in a hut, with water and a crust, Is - Love, forgive us! - cinders, ashes, dust.
Sing, for faith and hope are high - None so true as you and I - Sing the Lovers' Litany: "Love like ours can never die!"
The reason why lovers and their mistresses never tire of being together is that they are always talking of themselves.
I could not love thee, dear, so much Loved I not honour more.
I love a lassie, a bonnie, bonnie lassie, She's as pure as the lily in the dell. She's as sweet as the heather, The bonnie, bloomin' heather, Mary, ma Scotch Blue-bell.
Come live with me, and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, or hills, or fields, Or woods and steepy mountains, yield.
He who for love hath undergone The worst that can befall, Is happier thousandfold than one Who never loved at all.
So dear I love him, that with him all deaths I could endure, without him live no life.
Love is often a fruit of marriage.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life As love's young dream.
The only victory over love is flight.
Love - a grave mental disease.
Everybody in love is blind.
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
As one who cons at evening o'er an album all alone, And muses on the faces of the friends that he has known, So I turn the leaves of Fancy, till in shadowy design I find the smiling features of an old sweetheart of mine.
Love must have wings to fly away from love, And to fly back again.
Love is the fulfilling of the law.
The hours I spent with thee, dear heart, Are as a string of pearls to me; I could them over, every one apart, My rosary, my rosary.
And love is loveliest when embalm'd in tears.
Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them - but not for love.
Ay me! for aught that I ever could read, Could ever hear by tale or history, The course of true love never did run smooth.
Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die. Take him, and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine, That all the world will be in love with night, And pay no worship to the garish sun.
Whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.
Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.
The fickleness of the woman I love is equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
Love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave.
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.
Blue eyes say, "Love me or I die"; black eyes say, "Love me or I kill thee."
To love her was a liberal education.
Some pray to marry the man they love, My prayer will somewhat vary: I humbly pray to Heaven above That I love the man I marry.
'Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all.
"I'm sorry that I spell'd the word; I hate to go above you, Because" - the brown eyes lower fell, - "Because, you see, I love you!"
Werther had a love for Charlotte, Such as words could never utter; Would you know how first he met her? She was cutting bread and butter.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.


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