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A husband is what is left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.
- Helen Rowland
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A proof that experience is of no use, is that the end of one love does not prevent us from beginning another.
- Paul Bourget
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Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
- C. S. Lewis
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Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
- W. H. Auden
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Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough. Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently commune with people they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver
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At this point in my life I'd like to live as if only love mattered.
- Tracy Chapman
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Base men, being in love, have then a nobility in their natures, more than is native to them.
- William Shakespeare
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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu
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Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it. Let's do it, let's fall in love.
- Cole Porter
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Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.
- Bette Davis
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Carve your name on hearts and not on marble.
- Charles Spurgeon
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Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
- Samuel Lover
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Don't let love interfere with your appetite. It never does with mine.
- Anthony Trollope
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Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain.
- Billie Holiday
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Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love.
- Euripides
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For loving draws us more to things than knowing does, since good is found by going to the thing, whereas the true is found when the thing comes to us.
- Thomas Aquinas
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Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
- Albert Einstein
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Great passions, my dear, don't exist: they're liars fantasies. What do exist are little loves that may last for a short or a longer while.
- Anna Magnani
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He is not a lover who does not love forever.
- Euripides
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Heav'n hath no rage like love to hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd.
- William Congreve
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How can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are all madly in love with the same God.
- Thomas Aquinas
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I am a lover and have not found my thing to love.
- Sherwood Anderson
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I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.
- Judy Garland
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I don't trust or love anyone. Because people are so creepy. Creepy creepy creeps. Creeping around. Creeping here and creeping there. Creeping everywhere. Crippity crappity creepies.
- Vincent Gallo
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I have learned more about love, selflessness and human understanding in this great adventure in the world of AIDS than I ever did in the cut-throat, competitive world in which I spent my life.
- Anthony Perkins
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I have no patience with women who measure and weigh their love like a country doctor dispensing capsules. If a man is worth loving at all, he is worth loving generously, even recklessly.
- Marie Dressler
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If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.
- Erich Fromm
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If I'm such a legend, then why am I so lonely? Let me tell you, legends are all very well if you've got somebody around who loves you.
- Judy Garland
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If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?
- Lily Tomlin
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Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
- Erich Fromm
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In cases where every thing is understood, and measured, and reduced to rule, love is out of the question.
- William Godwin
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In expressing love, we belong among the undeveloped countries.
- Saul Bellow
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In love there are no vacations. No such thing. Love has to be lived fully with its boredom and all that.
- Marguerite Duras
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It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
- Niccolo Machiavelli
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It is never too late to fall in love.
- Sandy Wilson
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Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.
- Cesare Pavese
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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
- William Shakespeare
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Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love.
- Hector Berlioz
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Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.
- Aphra Behn
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Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing.
- Edward Abbey
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Love is everything it's cracked up to be…It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
- Erica Jong
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Love is friendship set on fire.
- Jeremy Taylor
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Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
- Bruce Lee
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Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever.
- June Masters Bacher
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Love is like any other luxury. You have no right to it unless you can afford it.
- Anthony Trollope
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Love is like playing checkers. You have to know which man to move.
- Moms Mabley
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Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it.
- Jerome K. Jerome
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Love is the big booming beat which covers up the noise of hate.
- Margaret Cho
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Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart of life, and is prophetic of eternal good.
- Francesco Petrarch
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Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.
- John Barrymore
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Love is the final end of the world's history, the Amen of the universe.
- Novalis
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Love is the gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everyone else.
- George Bernard Shaw
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Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage.
- Delmore Schwartz
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Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one that includes in its dreams the happiness of some one else.
- Alphonse Karr
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Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.
- Jean Anouilh
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Love isn't blind; it's only love that sees!
- Sara Orne Jewett
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Love lasteth as long as the money endureth.
- William Caxton
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Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
- Vincent Van Gogh
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Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
- Thomas Aquinas
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Love that is not madness is not love.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
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Many a man has fallen in love with a girl in a light so dim he would not have chosen a suit by it.
- Maurice Chevalier
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Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
- Zelda Fitzgerald
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Nothing is more beautiful than the love that has weathered the storms of life. The love of the young for the young, that is the beginning of life. But the love of the old for the old, that is the beginning of things longer.
- Jerome K. Jerome
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Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love. (Charlie Brown)
- Charles Schulz
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One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.
- Sophocles
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Respectable people do not write music or make love as a career.
- Alexander Borodin
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So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
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Some white people hate black people, and some white people love black people, some black people hate white people, and some black people love white people. So you see it's not an issue of black and white, it's an issue of Lovers and Haters.
- Eden Ahbez
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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "Where have I gone wrong?" Then a voice says to me, "This is going to take more than one night."
- Charles Schulz
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That love at first sight should happen to me, was Life's most delicious revenge on a self-opinionated fool.
- Charles Boyer
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The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
- William Wordsworth
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The best way to know God is to love many things.
- Vincent Van Gogh
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The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
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The crime of loving is forgetting.
- Maurice Chevalier
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The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much.
- Amelia Barr
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The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.
- Walter S. Landor
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The greatest pleasure of life is love.
- Euripides
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The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved, just to love and be loved.
- Eden Ahbez
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The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.
- Maria Edgeworth
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The maid that loves goes out to sea upon a shattered plank, and puts her trust in miracles for safety.
- Edward Young
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The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.
- Vincent Van Gogh
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The only true love is love at first sight; second sight dispels it.
- Israel Zangwill
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The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post.
- George Bernard Shaw
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The perfect lover is one who turns into a pizza at 4:00 A.M.
- Charles Pierce
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The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye, until we meet again.
- Jimi Hendrix
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The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains.
- Josephine Baker
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Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
- W.H. Auden
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To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia - to mistake an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
- H. L. Mencken
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To be trusted is a greater complement than to be loved.
- George MacDonald
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To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
- Bertrand Russell
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True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
- Erich Segal
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Until I truly loved, I was alone.
- Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton
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We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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What anger worse or slower to abate then lovers love when it turns to hate.
- Euripides
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What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?
- Anais Nin
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What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
- Pearl Bailey
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When the power of love overcomes the love of power... the world will know peace.
- Jimi Hendrix
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When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.
- J. K. Rowling
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Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
- Pierre Beaumarchais
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Who so loves believes the impossible.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
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You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
- Henry Drummond
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