Definition of love

"love" in the noun sense

1. love

a strong positive emotion of regard and affection

"his love for his work"

"children need a lot of love"

2. love, passion

any object of warm affection or devotion

"the theater was her first love"

"he has a passion for cock fighting"

3. beloved, dear, dearest, honey, love

a beloved person used as terms of endearment

4. love, sexual love, erotic love

a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction

"their love left them indifferent to their surroundings"

"she was his first love"

5. love

a score of zero in tennis or squash

"it was 40 love"

6. sexual love, lovemaking, making love, love, love life

sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people

"his lovemaking disgusted her"

"he hadn't had any love in months"

"he has a very complicated love life"

"love" in the verb sense

1. love

have a great affection or liking for

"I love French food"

"She loves her boss and works hard for him"

2. love, enjoy

get pleasure from

"I love cooking"

3. love

be enamored or in love with

"She loves her husband deeply"

4. sleep together, roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonk

have sexual intercourse with

"This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"

"Adam knew Eve"

"Were you ever intimate with this man?"

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Quotations for love

Love peace. [ Thales ]

A love affair.

Love is blind. [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act II. Sc.1 ]

A love-letter. [ French ]

I saw and loved. [ Gibbon ]

For God is love. [ Bible ]

Love has a tide. [ Helen Hunt ]

Love's sentinel. [ William Shakespeare ]

Love weeping burns. [ Proverb ]

Love hides ugliness. [ Gaelic Proverb ]

Love sees no faults. [ Proverb ]

Love is kin to duty. [ Lewis Morris ]

Love teacheth music. [ Plato ]

The blossom of love. [ Ninon de Lenclos ]

Love - sweet misery! [ A. de Musset ]

Pity is akin to love. [ Southern ]

Love me, love my dog. [ Proverb ]

Love is a mighty lord.
[ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. Sc. 4 ]

At lovers' perjuries,
They say, Jove laughs. [ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Sc. 2 ]

No love to a father's. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Hot love is soon cold. [ Proverb ]

Humor is wit and love. [ Thackeray ]

Love's great artillery. [ Crashaw ]

No herb will cure love. [ Proverb ]

Love rules without law. [ Italian Proverb ]

Love is a personal debt. [ George Herbert ]

To be loved, be lovable. [ Ovid ]

Love furthers knowledge. [ Proverb ]

Love makes labour light. [ Josiah Gilbert Holland (pseudonym Timothy Titcomb) ]

Love overhot soon cools. [ Scotch Proverb ]

Pity is love in undress. [ Marie Ebner-Eschenbach ]

Who can deceive a lover? [ Virgil ]

Love ever flows downward. [ Quoted by Hare ]

All mankind love a lover. [ Emerson ]

Love is a duel with pins.

Love hath a large mantle. [ Proverb ]

'Tis life itself to love. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

False love is only blind. [ George Farquhar ]

With roses musky-breathed,
And drooping daffodilly.
And silver-leaved lily,
And ivy darkly-wreathed,
I wove a crown before her.
For her I love so dearly. [ Tennyson ]

Love is an egotism of two. [ Antoine de Salle ]

One kindly deed may turn
The fountain of thy soul
To love's sweet day-star,
That shall over thee burn
Long as its currents roll. [ Holmes ]

She that is loved is safe. [ Jeremy Taylor ]

Young cocks love no coops. [ Proverb ]

To see her is to love her,
And love but her for ever. [ Burns ]

Love laughs at locksmiths. [ Proverb ]

Fear is stronger than love. [ Proverb ]

Love is master of all arts. [ Italian Proverb ]

Love is the sin of all men. [ Du Bosc ]

Love is the mother of love. [ Proverb ]

The pangs of despised love. [ William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III. Sc.1 ]

Love overlooks many faults. [ Proverb ]

Stronger than steel
Is the sword of the spirit;
Swifter than arrows
The life of the truth is;
Greater than anger
Is love, and subdueth. [ Longfellow ]

The muses love the morning. [ Proverb ]

Woman is the altar of love.

Love will find out the way. [ Percy's Reliques ]

Lawyers don't love beggars. [ Proverb ]

Love is superior to genius. [ A. de Musset ]

Absence is all love's crime. [ Beaumont and Fletcher ]

Love and pride stock Bedlam. [ Proverb ]

Pigs love that lie together. [ Proverb ]

Love renders women discreet. [ Barthe ]

All women are equal in love.

Love reasons without reason. [ Shakespeare ]

Pity melts the mind to love. [ Dryden ]

The love of country leads me. [ Motto ]

Love knows nothing of labour. [ Italian Proverb ]

Higher than the perfect song,
For which love longeth,
Is the tender fear of wrong,
That never wrongeth. [ Bayard Taylor ]

Pity swells the tide of love. [ Young ]

Love makes all hearts gentle. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Love accomplishes all things. [ Petrarch ]

Talking of love is making it. [ Proverb ]

Love makes a good eye squint. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

We pardon as long as we love. [ Rochefoucauld ]

To speak of love begets love. [ Pascal ]

Love me little, love me long. [ Marlowe ]

Speak low, if you speak love. [ William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act II. Sc.1 ]

Love never desires a partner. [ Proverb ]

Love too late can never glow. [ Keble ]

Love and light will not hide. [ Proverb ]

Perfect love casteth out fear. [ St. John ]

I love to browse in a library. [ Johnson ]

Hatred is but an inverse love. [ Carlyle ]

Love is the harvest of beauty.

Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt, I love. [ William Shakespeare ]

Not a single shaft can hit
Till the God of love sees fit. [ Ryland ]

Love me lightly, love me long. [ Proverb ]

Dignity and love do not blend. [ Mme. Necker ]

Love and envy make a man pine. [ Proverb ]

Love is the loadstone of love. [ Proverb ]

Love of wit makes no man rich. [ Proverb ]

If you wish to be loved, love. [ Seneca ]

Little moments make an hour.
Little thoughts a book,
Little seeds a tree or flower.
Water-drops a brook;
Little deeds of faith and love
Make a home for you above. [ Anonymous ]

Love hath twenty pair of eyes. [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act II. Sc.4 ]

Who the race of men doth love,
Loves also him above. [ Lewis Morris ]

Love is the wine of existence. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

Love is a secret no man knows
Till it within his bosom glows. [ Proverb ]

It was Love who invented music. [ Virey ]

Love is the true price of love. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Love is an affair of credulity. [ Ovid ]

Scabby heads love not the comb. [ Proverb ]

Self-love was born before love.

Love is more just than justice. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

Happy love counts lost moments. [ Diderot ]

The Devil and Love are but one. [ Voltaire ]

Wish chastely, and love dearly. [ William Shakespeare ]

I love God and little children. [ Jean Paul ]

Pity often gives birth to love. [ Mme. de Sartory ]

In love we are all fools alike. [ Gay ]

Wrinkles are the grave of love. [ Sarrasin ]

Love is incompatible with fear. [ Publius Syrus ]

Love is a boy by poets spoiled. [ S. Butler ]

True love is better than glory. [ Thackeray ]

The reward of love is jealousy. [ Proverb ]

In love, anger is always false. [ Publius Syrus ]

Love and a cough cannot be hid. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Love reflects the thing beloved. [ Tennyson ]

Love is neither bought nor sold. [ Proverb ]

Congruity is the mother of love. [ Proverb ]

Love is not found in the market. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Days of absence, sad and dreary;
Clothed in sorrow's dark array,
Days of absence, I am weary;
She I love is far away. [ Rousseau ]

Love makes one fit for any work. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Daws love one another's prattle. [ Proverb ]

Love seldom dies a sudden death. [ Saurin ]

Where pride begins, love ceases. [ Lavater ]

Love's reason is without reason. [ William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, Act IV. Sc, 2 ]

Sudden love is the latest cured. [ La Bruyère ]

I do not love thee, Doctor Fell,
The reason why, I cannot tell;
But this alone I know full well
I do not love thee, Doctor Fell. [ Tom Brown ]

The soul of woman lives in love. [ Mrs. Sigourney ]

Words of love are works of love. [ W. R. Alger ]

No true love there can be without
Its dread penalty - jealousy. [ Lord Lytton ]

Love can sun the realms of night. [ Schiller ]

Is not every true lover a martyr? [ Hare ]

Pity, the tenderest part of love. [ Yalden ]

To speak of love is to make love. [ Balzac ]

Love me more, and honour me less. [ Proverb ]

Hatred is blind, as well as love. [ Proverb ]

Constancy is the chimera of love. [ Vauvenargues ]

Love me little, love me long,
Is the burden of my song;
Love that is too hot and strong
Burneth soon to waste;
Still I would not have thee cold,
Not too backward or too bold;
Love that lasteth till 'tis old
Fadeth not in haste. [ Old Ballad ]

Love that asketh love again
Finds the barter naught but pain;
Love that giveth in full store
Aye receives as much, and more.
Love exacting nothing back
Never knoweth any lack;
Love compelling Love to pay,
Sees him bankrupt every day. [ Dinah Muloch Craik ]

On such a tranquil night as this,
She woke Endymion with a kiss,
When sleeping in the grove,
He dreamed not of her love. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Endymion ]

No love is foul, nor prison fair. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

This is the very ecstasy of love. [ William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act II. Sc.1 ]

Love is the poetry of the senses. [ Balzac ]

Admiration praises; love is dumb. [ Börne ]

Love begins too well to end well. [ Daumas ]

Love abounds in honey and poison. [ Spanish Proverb ]

The religion of humanity is love. [ Mazzini ]

Love divine, all love excelling,
Joy of heaven to earth come down. [ Toplady ]

An oyster may be crossed in love. [ Sheridan ]

Jealousy is the paralysis of love. [ Vauvenargues ]

Love is mightier than indignation. [ Ward Beecher ]

The poor make no new friends;
But oh, they love the better still
The few our Father sends. [ Lady Dufferin ]

Love supreme defies all sophistry. [ George Eliot ]

Love is the pass-key to the heart. [ Mme. Necker ]

Love and poverty are hard to hide. [ Proverb ]

Love is the greatest of educators. [ Mrs. Osgood ]

The complement of love is passion. [ George Sand ]

Coquetry is the champagne of love. [ Hood ]

Love and business teach eloquence. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Kisses are the messengers of love. [ Martin Opitz ]

Love the good and forgive the bad. [ Gaelic Proverb ]

Vanity ruins more women than love. [ Mme. du Deffand ]

Imparadised in one another's arms. [ Milton ]

Not God above gets all men's love. [ Proverb ]

Love prefers twilight to daylight. [ Oliver Wendell Holmes ]

Reason is the last resort of love. [ Helvetius ]

Love yourself, and in that love
Not unconsidered leave your honour. [ William Shakespeare, Henry VIII ]

So bright the tear in Beauty's eye.
Love half regrets to kiss it dry. [ Byron ]

Men like to talk of what they love. [ Proverb ]

Still we love
The evil we do, until we suffer it. [ Johnson ]

Vows of love prove its inconstancy. [ Marmontel ]

Love's like virtue, its own reward. [ Vanbrugh ]

Flowers are love's truest language. [ Park Benjamin ]

Mother's love is the cream of love. [ Proverb ]

One common fate we both must prove;
You die with envy, I with love. [ Gay ]

Platonic love is platonic nonsense. [ Richardson ]

Faults are thick when love is thin. [ Proverb ]

Nature has inclined us to love men. [ Cicero ]

Prosperity's the very bond of love. [ William Shakespeare ]

Of soup and love the first is best. [ Proverb ]

Heaven's harmony is universal love. [ William Cowper ]

Devotion is the last love of women. [ Saint-Evremond ]

Fortune and Love befriend the bold. [ Ovid ]

Love should not be all on one side. [ Proverb ]

The life of poets - love and tears. [ Mme. Desbordes-Valmore ]

The heart echoes the words of love. [ Mme. de Krudener ]

Love will creep where it cannot go. [ Proverb ]

If you love me pray make it appear. [ Proverb ]

Yet, no - not words, for they
But half can tell love's feeling;
Sweet flowers alone can say
What passion fears revealing:
A once bright rose's wither'd leaf,
A tow'ring lily broken -
Oh, these may paint a grief
No words could ever have spoken. [ Moore ]

He that would win his dame must do
As love does when he draws his bow;
With one hand thrust the lady from,
And with the other pull her home. [ Butler ]

Coquetry is love without conscience. [ Mathieu Mote ]

Jealousy is one of love's parasites. [ H. W. Shaw ]

Love is a tyrant that spares no one. [ Corneille ]

Quarrels of lovers renew their love. [ Terence ]

Strong Son of God, immortal Love,
Whom we that have not seen Thy face,
By faith, and faith alone, embrace,
Believing where we cannot prove. [ Alfred Tennyson ]

Here's a sigh for those who love me,
And a smile for those who hate,
And whatever sky's above me,
Here's a heart for every fate. [ Byron ]

I live for those who love me.
For those who know me true,
For the heavens that bend above me.
And await my spirit too;
For the cause that needs assistance.
For the wrongs that lack resistance,
For the future in the distance.
And the good that I can do. [ Thomas Guthrie ]

That you may be beloved, be amiable. [ Ovid ]

Prosperity is the very bond of love. [ William Shakespeare ]

Opposition is the very spur of love. [ Smollett ]

To be wroth with one we love,
Doth work like madness in the brain. [ Coleridge ]

Love is vanity,
Selfish in its beginning as its end. [ Byron ]

Jealousy is not love, but self-love. [ Rochefoucauld ]

Can a mouse fall in love with a cat? [ Proverb ]

Benign restorer of the soul!
Who ever fly'st to bring relief.
When first we feel the sure control,
Of love or pity, joy or grief. [ Rogers ]

They love most who are least valued. [ Proverb ]

Love is the piety of the affections. [ Theodore Parker ]

God gives us love. Something to love
He lends us; but when love is grown
To ripeness, that on which it throve
Falls off, and love is left alone. [ Alfred Tennyson ]

Oh, no! My heart can never be
Again in lightest hopes the same;
The love that lingers there for thee
Hath more of ashes than of flame. [ Miss Landon ]

In blissful dream, in silent night.
There came to me, with magic might,
With magic might, my own sweet love,
Into my little room above. [ Heine ]

Nature and love cannot be concealed. [ German Proverb ]

Pity is love when grown into excess. [ Sir R. Howard ]

The gods love those of ordered soul. [ Sophocles ]

All true love is grounded on esteem. [ Buckingham ]

To doubt is to dip love in the mire. [ J. M. Barrie ]

Society does not love its unmaskers. [ Emerson ]

Love does much, but money does more. [ Proverb ]

All or nothing is the motto of Love.

Hail mildly, pleasing solitude.
Companion of the wise and good,
But from whose holy, piercing eye,
The herds of fools and villains fly;
Oh! how I love with thee to walk,
And listen to thy whispered talk,
Which innocence and truth imparts,
And meets the most obdurate hearts. [ Thomson ]

Great souls love, weak souls desire. [ Mme. de Krudener ]

For faith, and peace, and mighty love
That from the Godhead flow,
Show'd them the life of heaven above
Springs from the earth below. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Friendship is love without its wings. [ Byron ]

I would not love thee, dear, so much,
Loved I not honour more. [ Lovelace ]

Friendship is the perfection of love. [ Proverb ]

Friendship, like love, is but a name,
Unless to one you stint the flame. [ Gay ]

When buttercups are blossoming,
The poets sang, 'tis best to wed:
So all for love we paired in spring -
Blanche and I - ere youth had sped. [ E. C. Stedman ]

As much love, so much mind, or heart. [ Latin Proverb ]

Love can be founded upon Nature only. [ Shenstone ]

Love gives itself, but is not bought. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Endymion ]

Love's humility is love's true pride. [ Bayard Taylor ]

O, how this spring of love resembleth
The uncertain glory of an April day! [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act I. Sc. 3 ]

The only victory over love is flight. [ Napoleon ]

He whom love guards, is well guarded. [ Voltaire ]

In offices of love how me may lighten
Each other's burden. [ Milton ]

The world goes whispering to its own,
This anguish pierces to the bone;
And tender friends go sighing round,
What love can ever cure this wound?
My days go on, my days go on. [ E. B. Browning ]

Give me some music; music, moody food
Of us that trade in love. [ William Shakespeare ]

'Tis said that absence conquers love;
But oh! believe it not.
I've tried, alas! its power to prove,
But thou art not forgot. [ Frederick W. Thomas ]

'Tis well to be off with the old love
Before you are on with the new. [ Maturin ]

Like Dian's kiss, unasked, unsought,
Love gives itself, but is not bought;
Nor voice, nor sound betrays
Its deep, impassioned gaze. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Endymion ]

Those eyes that were so bright, love,
Have now a dimmer shine;
But what they've lost in light, love.
Is what they gave to mine.
And, still those orbs reflect, love,
The beams of former hours.
That ripened all my joys, love,
And tinted all my flowers. [ Hood ]

I love a hand that meets mine own
With grasp that causes some sensation. [ Mrs. Osgood ]

Love's sweetest meanings are unspoken. [ Bovee ]

Love reigns a very tyrant in my heart. [ Otway ]

To love and not be loved is time lost. [ Italian Proverb ]

Love is a thing full of anxious fears. [ Ovid ]

Light is the burden love lays on;
Content and love brings peace and joy,
What mair hae queens upon a throne? [ Burns ]

A mother's love is ever in its spring. [ Chenier ]

In love, too much of it is not enough. [ Beaumarchais ]

Where there is no love all are faults. [ Proverb ]

Love and lordship like not fellowship. [ Proverb ]

What is excellent,
As God lives, is permanent;
Hearts are dust, hearts' loves remain,
Heart's love will meet thee again. [ Emerson ]

Love is the bond which never corrodes. [ Dr. Parker ]

One can love any man that is generous. [ Leigh Hunt ]

Equality is no rule in Love's grammar. [ Beaumont and Fletcher ]

Silence is the chaste blossom of love. [ Heine ]

We live by admiration, hope, and love. [ Wordsworth ]

To love the door, and leave the hatch. [ Proverb ]

Fits life to love like rhyme to rhyme. [ Sidney Lanier, To Beethoven ]

Love which hath ends will have an end. [ John Dryden ]

Friendship is love with understanding. [ German Proverb ]

Quarrels of lovers - renewals of love. [ Proverb ]

The blushing cheek speaks modest mind.
The lips befitting words most kind,
The eye does tempt to love's desire,
And seems to say 'tis Cupid's fire. [ Harrington ]

The captive bands may chain the hands,
But love enslaves the man. [ Burns ]

The greatest pleasure of life is love. [ Sir W. Temple ]

Love thyself, and many will hate thee. [ Anon ]

He that is not jealous is not in love. [ St. Augustine ]

No greater mischief could be wrought
Than love united to a jealous thought. [ Greene ]

Love can do much, but duty still more. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

The love of heaven makes one heavenly. [ William Shakespeare ]

The night comes on that knows not morn,
When I shall cease to be all alone,
To live forgotten, and love forlorn. [ Tennyson ]

Life is less than nothing without love. [ Bailey ]

Time's waters will not ebb nor stay;
Power cannot change them, but Love may;
What cannot be, Love counts it done. [ Keble ]

Love has no age: it is always in birth. [ Pascal ]

Love's the noblest frailty of the mind. [ John Dryden ]

We love Him, because He first loved us. [ Bible ]

Love rules his kingdom without a sword. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

I love victory, but I love not triumph. [ Madame Swetchine ]

The waltz is the charging step of love. [ H. Murger ]

Love moderately; long love doth so;
Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow. [ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet ]

The love of liberty with life is given. [ Dryden ]

As love increases, prudence diminishes. [ Rochefoucauld ]

'Tis what I love determines how I love. [ George Eliot ]

Love and friendship exclude each other. [ Du Cœur ]

Beautiful coquettes are quacks of love. [ Rochefoucauld ]

There is no true love without jealousy. [ Proverb ]

Music can noble hints impart.
Engender fury, kindle love;
With unsuspected eloquence can move,
And manage all the man with secret art. [ Addison ]

Eden revives in the first kiss of love. [ Byron ]

Sow love, and taste its fruitage pure;
Sow peace, and reap its harvest bright;
Sow sunbeams on the rock and moor.
And find a harvest-home of light. [ Horatius Bonar ]

Love, Gratitude, and Pity wept at once. [ Thomson ]

Our first and last love is - self-love. [ Bovee ]

Perfect love canna be without equality. [ Scotch Proverb ]

Love is the smallest part of gallantry. [ Rochefoucauld ]

But it is not reason that governs love. [ Moliere ]

Mutual love, the crown of all our bliss. [ Milton ]

Even so by love the young and tender wit
Is turned to folly. [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona,  Act I. Sc.1 ]

Love masters agony; the soul that seemed
Forsaken feels her present God again
And in her Father's arms
Contented dies away. [ John Keble ]

To love is to believe, to hope, to know;
'Tis an essay, a taste of heaven below! [ Edmund Waller ]

Friendship is but a name. I love no one. [ Napoleon I ]

People hate, as they love, unreasonably. [ Thackeray ]

Self-love is the greatest of flatterers. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

Love must be as much a light as a flame. [ Thoreau ]

When love increases, prudence decreases. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

Nor love, nor honor, wealth, nor power,
Can give the heart a cheerful hour
When health is lost. Be timely wise;
With health all taste of pleasure flies. [ Gay ]

I am misanthropos, and hate mankind,
For thy part, I do wish thou wert a dog.
That I might love thee something. [ William Shakespeare ]

A woman's love
Is mighty, but a mother's heart is weak,
And by its weakness overcomes. [ James Russell Lowell ]

In the sweetest bud
The eating canker dwells; so eating love
Inhabits in the finest wits of all. [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona,  Act I. Sc.1 ]

Love is as warm in fustian as in velvet. [ Proverb ]

Childhood, whose very happiness is love. [ L. E. L. Erinna ]

A cheerful life is what the Muses love;
A soaring spirit is their prime delight. [ Wordsworth ]

Common as light is love,
And its familiar voice wearies not ever. [ Shelley ]

True love's the gift which God has given
To man alone beneath the heaven;
It is not fantasy's hot fire,
Whose wishes, soon as granted, fly;
It liveth not in fierce desire,
With dead desire it doth not die;
It is the secret sympathy.
The silver link, the silken tie.
Which heart to heart, and mind to mind,
In body and in soul can bind. [ Walter Scott ]

Oh, if there is one thing above the rest
Written in Wisdom - if there is a word
That I would trace as with a pen of fire
Upon the unsullied temper of a child —
If there is anything that keeps the mind
Open to angel visits, and repels
The ministry of ill - It is Love. [ N. P. Willis ]

The band of conjugal love is adamantine. [ Robert Burton ]

Love lives more in cottages than courts. [ Proverb ]

Love is to be won by affectionate words. [ Proverb ]

Too fair to worship, too divine to love. [ Milman ]

They love us truly who correct us freely. [ Proverb ]

To love is to make a compact with sorrow. [ Mlle. de Lespinasse ]

But through the heart
Should Jealousy its venom once diffuse
'Tis then delightful misery no more
But agony unmixed, incessant gall
Corroding every thought, and blasting all
Love's paradise. [ Thomson ]

And therefore is love said to be a child,
Because in choice he is so oft beguiled. [ William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, Act I. Sc.1 ]

I love you well, but touch not my pocket. [ Proverb ]

Beautiful objects of the wild-bee's love. [ Nicoll ]

The love of pelf increases with the pelf. [ Juvenal ]

We should know (a person) before we love. [ Martial D'Auvergne ]

In loving thou dost well, in passion not,
Wherein true love consists not. [ Milton ]

It is an old story, yet remains ever new. [ Heinrich Heine ]

Love is the only ink which does not fade. [ Dr. Parker ]

O, then, what graces in my love do dwell,
That he hath turn'd a heaven unto a hell! [ William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, Act I. Sc.1 ]

And if I love thee, what is that to thee? [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Love asks faith, and faith asks firmness. [ Proverb ]

Some weep in perfect justice to the dead.
As conscious all their love is in arrear. [ Young ]

Love can hope where reason would despair. [ Lyttleton ]

We must love, as looking one day to hate. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

To purchase Heaven has gold the power?
Can gold remove the mortal hour?
In life can love be bought with gold?
Are friendship's pleasures to be sold?
No - all that's worth a wish - a thought.
Fair virtue gives unbribed, unbought.
Cease then on trash thy hopes to bind,
Let nobler views engage thy mind. [ Dr. Johnson ]

The only true language of love is a kiss. [ A. de Musset ]

The sweets of love are washed with tears. [ George Herbert ]

A woman whom we truly love is a religion. [ Mme. de Girardin ]

Something the heart must have to cherish,
Must love, and joy, and sorrow learn;
Something with passion clasp, or perish,
And in itself to ashes burn. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Forsaken ]

Love is indestructible,
Its holy flame forever burneth;
From heaven it came, to heaven returneth. [ Southey ]

Love is loveliest when embalmed in tears. [ Scott ]

Love lightens labour and sweetens sorrow. [ Proverb ]

God, from a beautiful necessity, is love. [ Tupper ]

Friendship, like love, is self-forgetful. [ H. Giles ]

Oh, Love! no habitant of earth thou art -
An unseen seraph, we believe in thee. [ Byron ]

Generous as brave.
Affection, kindness, and the sweet office
Of love and duty, were to him as needful
As his daily bread. [ Rogers ]

Music and love are the wings of the soul. [ Berlioz ]

Two principles in human nature reign--
Self-love to urge, and reason to restrain. [ Pope ]

Without love, it would be sad to be a man. [ Mme. du Chatelet ]

How much of love lies buried dusty graves! [ F. A. Durivage ]

Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty. [ Bible ]

Love is not to be reason'd down or lost
In high ambition or a thirst of greatness. [ Addison ]

Love thinks nae ill, envy speaks nae gude. [ Scotch Proverb ]

World's use is cold, world's love is vain.
World's cruelty is bitter bane
But pain is not the fruit of pain. [ E. B. Browning ]

I have mental joys and mental health.
Mental friends and mental wealth,
I've a wife that I love and that loves me;
I've all but riches bodily. [ Wm. Blake ]

In love matters, keep your pen from paper. [ Alfred de Musset ]

In love, old wood burns better than green.

Love rules the camp, the court, the grove,
And men below and saints above;
For love is heaven, and heaven is love. [ Scott ]

In love's wars, he who flees is conqueror. [ Proverb ]

Love's as warm among cotters as courtiers. [ Proverb ]

Love, friendship, charity are subjects all
To envious and calumniating time. [ William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida ]

Love is a game at which one always cheats. [ Balzac ]

True love, like the eye, can bear no flaw. [ Lavater ]

When we love, it is the heart that judges. [ Joubert ]

True love is the ripe fruit of a lifetime. [ Lamartine ]

The brave love mercy, and delight to save. [ Gay ]

For faults are beauties in a lover's eyes. [ Theocritus ]

Love betters what is best,
Even here below, but more in heaven above. [ Wordsworth ]

Things base and vile, holding no quantity,
Love can transpose to form and dignity. [ William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, Act I. Sc.1 ]

Love has made its best interpreter a sigh. [ Byron ]

They say that love hath not an eye at all. [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act II. Sc.4 ]

Did Charity prevail, the press would prove
A vehicle of virtue, truth, and love. [ Cowper ]

Love decreases when it ceases to increase. [ Chateaubriand ]

All foreign wisdom doth amount to this,
To take all that is given, whether wealth,
Or love, or language; nothing comes amiss;
A good digestion turneth all to health. [ Herbert ]

Sweetest memorial, the first kiss of love. [ Byron ]

Love makes obedience lighter than liberty. [ W. R. Alger ]

Love can make us fiends as well as angels. [ Charles Kingsley ]

None but the brave and beautiful can love. [ Bailey ]

What my love is, proof hath made you know;
And as my love is sized, my fear is so. [ William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Sc. 2 ]

Honest men never have the love of a rogue. [ Proverb ]

Love the offender, yet detest the offence. [ Pope ]

The love of money is the root of all evil. [ I Timothy vi. 10 ]

Golden chains are heavy, and love is best! [ Dr. Walter Smith ]

The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love. [ Bailey ]

But love is blind and lovers can not see
The pretty follies that themselves commit. [ William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II. Sc. 6 ]

I love my friends well, but myself better. [ Proverb ]

Perfect love never settled in a light head. [ Proverb ]

Glances are the first billets-doux of love. [ Ninon de Lenclos ]

Love is wont rather to ascend than descend. [ Proverb ]

Love places a genius and a fool on a level. [ Gresset ]

Love, like axioms, can not be demonstrated.

I love to lose myself in other men's minds. [ Lamb ]

O heart, love is thy bane and thy antidote. [ Madame Dudevant ]

Love is the sweetest and best of moralists.

When women love us they forgive everything. [ Balzac ]

We are easily fooled by that which we love. [ Moliere ]

He that does not love a woman sucked a sow. [ Proverb ]

Love on his lips and hatred in his heart:
His motto - constancy, his creed - to part. [ Byron ]

Love that can flow, and can admit increase,
Admits as well an ebb, and may grow less. [ Suckling ]

Love not thyself, nor give thy humours way;
God gave them to thee under lock and key. [ George Herbert ]

The love of fame gives an immense stimulus. [ Ovid ]

Love, the itch, and a cough, cannot be hid. [ Proverb ]

Love makes fools of us all, big and little. [ Thackeray ]

The fisher droppeth his net in the stream,
And a hundred streams are the same as one;
And the maiden dreameth her love-lit dream;
And what is it all, when all is done?
The net of the fisher the burden breaks
And always the dreaming the dreamer wakes. [ Alice Cary ]

Hope is love's happiness, but not its life. [ Miss L. E. Landon ]

The love of praise
Fills life with fine amenities. Not all
Who live have pleasant tempers, and not all
The gift of gracious manners, or the love
Of nobler motive higher meed than praise. [ J. G. Holland ]

Scorn, at first, makes after-love the more. [ William Shakespeare ]

Could I love less, I should be happier now. [ Bailey ]

Love, therefore, and tongue-tied simplicity
In least speak most, to my capacity. [ William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, Act V. Sc.1 ]

Love's of itself too sweet; the best of all
Is when love's honey has a dash of gall. [ Herrick ]

His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles,
His love sincere, his thoughts immaculate. [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act II Sc.7 ]

Love is as warm among cottars as courtiers. [ Scotch Proverb ]

The good hate sin because they love virtue. [ Horace ]

If you would be loved, love and be lovable. [ Benjamin Franklin ]

Few love to hear the sins they love to act. [ William Shakespeare ]

Poetry is itself a thing of God;
He made his prophets poets; and the more
We feel of poesie do we become
Like God in love and power, - under makers. [ Bailey ]

He loves but lightly who his love can tell. [ Petrarch ]

Love waits for love, though the sun be set,
And the stars come out, the dews are wet,
And the night-winds moan. [ Dr. Walter Smith ]

She never told her love,
But let concealment, like a worm in the bud,
Feed on her damask cheek. [ William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act II. Sc. 4 ]

Love is the union of a want and a sentiment. [ Balzac ]

May that soldier a mere recreant prove
That means not, hath not, or is not in love! [ William Shakespeare ]

Sweet is true love though given in vain,
And sweet is death that puts an end to pain. [ Alfred Tennyson ]

Faith is love taking the form of aspiration. [ Channing ]

Light without life is a candle in a tomb;
Life without love is a garden without bloom. [ Proverb ]

To him who in the love of nature holds
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
A various language; for his gayer hours
She has a voice of gladness, and a smile
And eloquence of beauty, and she glides
Into his darker musings, with a mild
And healing sympathy, that steals away
Their sharpness, ere he is aware. [ Bryant ]

True love is the parent of a noble humility. [ William Ellery Channing ]

He bore a simple wild-flower wreath:
Narcissus, and the sweet brier rose;
Vervain, and flexile thyme, that breathe
Rich fragrance; modest heath, that glows
With purple bells; the amaranth bright.
That no decay, nor fading knows.
Like true love's holiest, rarest light;
And every purest flower, that blows,
In that sweet time, which Love most blesses,
When spring on summer's confines presses. [ Thomas Love Peacock ]

Love and pease-porridge will make their way. [ Proverb ]

Love converts the hut into a palace of gold. [ Hölty ]

And love the sin for the dear sinner's sake. [ Juvenal ]

This life is but the passage of a day,
This life is but a pang and all is over;
But in the life to come which fades not away
Every love shall abide and every lover. [ Christina G. Rossetti ]

He that feareth is not made perfect in love. [ St. John ]

I love vast libraries; yet there is a doubt,
If one be better with them or without -
Unless he use them wisely, and, indeed,
Knows the high art of what and how to read. [ J. G. Saxe ]

For love, thou know'st, is full of jealousy! [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. Sc. 4 ]

The subject's love is the king's best guard. [ Proverb ]

Fanned fires and forced love ne'er did weel. [ Scotch Proverb ]

How can man love but what he yearns to help? [ Browning ]

Love and madness judge of things much alike. [ Proverb ]

Love will not be spurred to what it loathes. [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona ]

Novels are to love as fairy tales to dreams. [ Coleridge ]

I did not fall into love - I rose into love. [ Bulwer ]

Oh world, as God has made it! All is beauty:
And knowing this, is love, and love is duty. [ Browning ]

Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love,
But why did you kick me down stairs? [ J. P. Kemble ]

You love a nothing when you love an ingrate. [ Plautus ]

If love be blind, love can not hit the mark. [ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act II. Sc.1 ]

Looks kill love, and love by looks reviveth. [ Shakespeare ]

Love yet lives, and patience shall find rest. [ Keble ]

Ay me! for aught that ever I could read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth. [ William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream ]

Love bade me swear and Love bids me forswear.
O, sweet suggesting Love! [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. Sc. 6 ]

Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks,
Shall win my love. [ William Shakespeare ]

They are those winged messengers that can fly
From the Antarctic to the Arctic sky;
The heralds and swift harbingers that move
From east to west on embassies of love. [ Howell ]

'Tis good for men to love their present pains
Upon example; so the spirit is eased. [ William Shakespeare ]

Man, while he loves, is never quite depraved. [ Lamb ]

There is nothing in love but what we imagine. [ Sainte-Beuve ]

Ye flowers that droop forsaken by the spring;
Ye birds that left by summer cease to sing;
Yet trees that fade when autumn heats remove.
Say, is not absence death to those who love? [ Pope ]

Scorn no man's love, though of a mean degree;
Love is a present for a mighty king,--
Much less make any one thine enemy.
As guns destroy, so may a little sling. [ George Herbert ]

Yet is there one more cursed than they all.
That canker-worm, that monster, jealousie,
Which eats the heart and feeds upon the gall,
Turning all love's delight to misery.
Through fear of losing his felicity. [ Spenser ]

Young men's love then lies
Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes. [ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Sc. 3 ]

Love lent me wings; my path was like a stair;
A lamp unto my feet, that sun was given;
And death was safety and great joy to find;
But dying now, I shall not climb to Heaven. [ Michael Angelo ]

Oh, love forever lost,
And with it faith gone out! what is't remains
But duty, though the path be rough and trod
By bruised and bleeding feet? [ Lewis Morris ]

Love is a spirit all compact of fire;
Not gross to sink, but light and will aspire. [ Shakespeare ]

Conjugal love is the metempsychosis of woman. [ Mme. de Salm ]

The first sigh of love is the last of wisdom.

We call friendship the love of the dark ages. [ Princess de Salm-Dyck ]

Love is the art of hearts, and heart of arts. [ Bailey ]

Maternal love! thou word that sums all bliss. [ Pollok ]

We must love our friend with all his defects. [ Italian Proverb ]

The divine essence itself is love and wisdom. [ Swedenborg ]

Let love prevail!
The love that envies not, that thinks no ill,
That faileth not, but ever lives.
All things believing, hoping, bearing still. [ Horatius Bonar ]

I have sworn deep oaths of thy deep kindness,
Oaths of thy love, thy truth, thy constancy;
I have sworn thee fair. [ William Shakespeare ]

Judges and senates have been bought for gold;
Esteem and love were never to be sold. [ Pope ]

Love is ever the gift, the sacrifice of self. [ Canon Liddon ]

The love of praise, however concealed by art,
Reigns more or less and glows in every heart. [ Young ]

Money is the sinew of love as well as of war. [ Proverb ]

A long, long kiss, a kiss of youth, and love. [ Byron ]

Entire love is a worship and cannot be angry. [ Leigh Hunt ]

The course of true love never did run smooth. [ William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, Act I. Sc.1 ]

I will oblige my daughters to marry for love. [ Madame De Stael ]

Genius is always ascetic, and piety and love. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Not where death hath power may love be blest. [ Mrs. Ilemans ]

As waggish boys in games themselves forswear,
So the boy love is perjured everywhere. [ William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, Act I. Sc.1 ]

Hymen comes after love, as smoke after flame. [ Chamfort ]

Vexations, duly borne,
Are but as trials, which heaven's love to man
Sends for his good. [ William Shakespeare ]

When fiction rises pleasing to the eye,
Men will believe, because they love the lie;
But truth herself, if clouded with a frown,
Must have some solemn proof to pass her down. [ Churchill ]

There's not a wind but whispers of thy name,
And not a flower that grows beneath the moon,
But in its hues and fragrance tells a tale
Of thee, my love. [ Barry Cornwall ]

Oh, flatter me; for love delights in praises. [ William Shakespeare ]

Ah me! for aught that ever I could read ...
The course of true love never did run smooth. [ William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream ]

Right is with the strongest in love as in war,
And the woman we love will always be right. [ A. de Musset ]

They do not love, that do not show their love. [ William Shakespeare ]

Love the sea? I dote upon it - from the beach. [ Douglas Jerrold ]

Ah many a storm love can safely outride,
But a secret at home is like rocks under tide. [ Dinah Muloch Craik ]

Curiosity has lost more young girls than love. [ Mme. de Puisieux ]

Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs. [ William Shakespeare ]

Though the chameleon Love can feed on the air,
I am one that am nourished by my victuals. [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act II. Sc. 1 ]

When words we want, love teacheth to indite;
And what we blush to speak, she bids us write. [ Robert Herrick ]

When love once pleads admission to our hearts,
In spite of all the virtue we can boast,
The woman that deliberates is lost. [ Addison ]

You can never be wise unless you love reading. [ Johnson ]

Dark the Night, with breath all flowers.
And tender broken voice that fills
With ravishment the listening hours, -
Whisperings, wooings.
Liquid ripples, and soft ring-dove cooings
In low-toned rhythm that love's aching stills!
Dark the night
Yet is she bright.
For in her dark she brings the mystic star.
Trembling yet strong, as is the voice of love.
From some unknown afar. [ George Eliot ]

Woman is more constant in hatred than in love.

Love will find its way
Through paths where wolves would fear to prey. [ Byron ]

I love night more than day - she is so lovely;
But I love night the most because she brings
My love to me in dreams which scarcely lie. [ Bailey ]

Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye,
In every gesture dignity and love. [ Milton ]

O, 'tis the curse in love, and still approved,
When women cannot love where they're beloved! [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act V. Sc. 4 ]

Didst thou but know the inly touch of love,
Thou wouldst as soon go kindle fire with snow
As seek to quench the fire of love with words. [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. Sc. 7 ]

Let those love now who never loved before,
Let those that always loved now love the more. [ Parnell ]

Love works a different way in different minds,
The fool enlightens and the wise he blinds. [ John Dryden ]

Never durst poet touch a pen to write
Until his ink were temper'd with love's sighs. [ William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, Act IV. Sc. 3 ]

The love of a woman, and a bottle of wine,
Are sweet for a season, but last a short time. [ Proverb ]

Love requires boldness and scorns bashfulness. [ Proverb ]

Love the sense of right and wrong confounds;
Strong love and proud ambition have no bounds. [ John Dryden ]

Love with men is not a sentiment, but an idea. [ Mme. de Girardin ]

He who best knows the world will love it least [ Balzac ]

To know the world, not love her, is thy point;
She give but little, nor that little long. [ Young ]

Love is a child that talks in broken language,
Yet then he speaks most plain. [ Dryden ]

For Love is like a child,
That longs for everything that he can come by. [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act III. Sc.1 ]

To know, to esteem, to love, and then to part,
Makes up life's tale to many a feeling heart. [ Coleridge ]

Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure. [ Byron ]

Eternal Spirit of the chainless mind!
Brightest in dungeons, Liberty! thou art.
For there thy habitation is the Heart -
The Heart which love of thee alone can bind;
And when thy sons to fetters are consigned -
To fetters and the damp vault's dayless gloom,
Their country conquers with their Martyrdom,
And Freedom's fame finds wings on every wind. [ Byron ]

I love sometimes to doubt, as well as to know. [ Dante ]

Around her shone
The nameless charms unmark'd by her alone.
The light of love, the purity of grace,
The mind, the music breathing from her face.
The heart whose softness harmonized the whole,
And, oh! that eye was in itself a soul. [ Byron ]

If she do frown, it is not in hate of you,
But rather to beget more love in you:
If she do chide, it is not to have you gone;
For why, the fools are mad if left alone.
Take no repulse, whatever she doth say;
For - get you gone - she doth not mean - away. [ William Shakespeare ]

The less clothing Love wears, the warmer he is.

Fair eldest child of love, thou spotless night!
Empress of silence, and the queen of sleep;
Who, with thy black cheek's pure complexion,
Mak'st lovers' eyes enamoured of thy beauty. [ Marlowe ]

Friendship is love without its flowers or veil. [ Hare ]

Where there is much love there is much mistake. [ Proverb ]

In this world of dreams, I have chosen my part.
To sleep for a season and hear no word
Of true love's truth or of light love's art,
Only the song of a secret bird. [ Swinburne ]

The best woman in the world is the one we love.

Let us no more contend, nor blame
Each other, blam'd enough elsewhere, but strive
In offices of love, how we may lighten
Each other's burden, in our share of woe. [ Milton ]

Love strikes one hour - love. Those never loved
Who dream that they loved once. [ Elizabeth B. Browning ]

Love conquers all things; let us yield to love. [ Virgil ]

Sleep, the fresh dew of languid love, the rain
Whose drops quench kisses till they burn again. [ Shelley ]

Little deeds of kindness, little words of love,
Make our earth an Eden like the heaven above. [ F. S. Osgood ]

A penny-weight of love is worth a pound of law. [ Proverb ]

Love, free as air, at sight of human ties,
Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies. [ Pope ]

Love has compensations that friendship has not. [ Montaigne ]

Love lieth deep; love dwells not in lip-depths. [ Tennyson ]

He knows not what love is that has no children. [ Proverb ]

Fathers alone a father's heart can know,
What secret tides of still enjoyment flow,
When brothers love, but if their hate succeeds,
They wage the war, but 'tis the father bleeds. [ Young ]

The rose is fairest when it is budding new,
And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears;
The rose is sweetest washed with morning dew,
And love is loveliest when embalmed in tears. [ Sir Walter Scott ]

Sweet, good night!
This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath,
May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet. [ William Shakespeare ]

None ever loved, but at first sight they loved. [ George Chapman ]

Yet, spaniel-like, the more she spurns my love,
The more it grows and fawneth on her still. [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act IV. Sc. 2 ]

And when Love speaks, the voice of all the gods
Make heaven drowsy with the harmony. [ William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, Act. IV. Sc. 3 ]

Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Love makes time pass, and time makes love pass. [ Proverb ]

Some Grief shows much of Love;
But much of Grief shows still some want of Wit. [ William Shakespeare ]

Love lieth deep; Love dwells not in lip-depths;
Love laps his wings on either side the heart
Absorbing all the incense of sweet thoughts,
So that they pass not to the shrine of sound. [ Alfred Tennyson ]

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. [ La Fontaine ]

As love thinks no evil, so envy speaks no good. [ Proverb ]

I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing. [ Goldsmith, Vicar of Wakefield ]

Ye have a world of light,
When love in the loved rejoices;
But the blind man's home is the house of night.
And its beings are empty voices. [ Bulwer ]

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. [ Proverb ]

Whom the gods love die young, was said of yore. [ Byron ]

Love's of a strangely open simple kind,
And thinks none sees it 'cause itself is blind. [ Cowley ]

The darts of love are blunted by maiden modesty. [ Cervantes ]

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. [ Fielding ]

The love of praise, however concealed by art
Reigns, more or less, and glows, in every heart:
The proud, to gain it, toils on toils endure;
The modest shun it, but to make it sure. [ Young ]

True love is rare; true friendship, still rarer. [ La Fontaine ]

Be it a weakness, it deserves some praise,
We love the play-place of our early days.
The scene is touching, and the heart is stone.
That feels not at that sight, and feels at none. [ Cowper ]

Woes cluster; rare are solitary woes;
They love a train, they tread each other's heel. [ Young ]

The burden becomes light that is shared by love. [ Ovid ]

How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues by night.
Like softest music to attending ears! [ William Shakespeare ]

From powerful causes spring the empiric's gains.
Man's love of life, his weakness, and his pains;
These first induce him the vile trash to try,
Then lend his name that other men may buy. [ Crabbe ]

I love prudence very little, if it is not moral. [ Joubert ]

Opposition to a man in love is like oil to fire. [ Ouida ]

Love, hope, fear, faith — these make humanity;
These are its sign and note and character. [ Robert Browning ]

Love dies of satiety, and is buried in oblivion. [ La Bruyere ]

Dignity and love were never yet boon companions. [ Fielding ]

Love is a bird that sings in the heart of woman. [ A. Karr ]

Nor love thy life nor hate; but what thou livest
Live well; how long or short permit to heaven. [ Milton ]

O love, they die, in yon rich sky.
They faint on hill or field or river:
Our echoes roll from soul to soul.
And grow forever and forever.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying,
And answer, echoes, answer, dying, dying, dying. [ Tennyson ]

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind. [ William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, Act I. Sc.1 ]

Flowers are Love's truest language; they betray,
Like the divining rods of Magi old,
Where precious wealth lies buried, not of gold,
But love - strong love, that never can decay! [ Park Benjamin ]

All men have desires, but all men have not love.

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs;
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes;
Being vex'd, a sea nourish'd with lovers' tears:
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gall, and a preserving sweet. [ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet ]

There's beggary in the love that can be reckoned. [ William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra,  Act I. .Sc.1 ]

Love is a sweet idolatry, enslaving all the soul. [ Tupper ]

Life with all it yields of joy and woe,
And hope and fear,
Is just our chance o' the prize of learning love,
How love might be, hath been indeed, and is. [ Browning ]

Diffidence and awkwardness are antidotes to love. [ Hazlitt ]

Love-thoughts lie rich when canopied with bowers. [ William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act 1, Sc. 1 ]

Who has not what he loves, must love what he has. [ Bussy-Rabutin ]

Time, which strengthens friendship, weakens love. [ La Bruyere ]

And where we love is home.
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
The chain may lengthen, but it never parts. [ Holmes ]

Love ends with hope: the sinking statesman's door
Pours in the morning worshipper no more. [ Johnson ]

Make thee my knight? my knights are sworn to vows
Of utter hardihood, utter gentleness,
And, loving, utter faithfulness in love,
And uttermost obedience to the king. [ Alfred Tennyson ]

Love, unrest, and sorrow always journey together. [ Proverb ]

To love, or not to love, is not left to our will. [ Corneille ]

Love's heralds should be thoughts,
Which ten times faster glide than the sun's beams
Driving back shadows over lowering hills. [ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet ]

In love, one is cured of one illusion by another.

Love has no age, as it is always renewing itself. [ Pascal ]

Men love little and often, women much and rarely. [ Basta ]

A man who does not love praise is not a full man. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

The greatest hate springs from the greatest love. [ Proverb ]

In love the heavens themselves do guide the state;
Money buys lands, and wives are sold by fate. [ William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act V. Sc. 5 ]

Love lessens woman's delicacy and increases man's. [ Jean Paul Richter ]

Into these ears of mine,
These credulous ears, he poured the sweetest words
That art or love could frame. [ Beaumont ]

Love your neighbour, yet pull not down your hedge. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

The wounds invisible that Love's keen arrows make. [ William Shakespeare ]

Love sought is good, but given unsought is better. [ William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act III. Sc.1 ]

Love seldom haunts the breast where learning lies,
And Venus sets ere Mercury can rise. [ Pope ]

Love hath chased sleep from my enthralled eyes
And made them watchers of mine own heart's sorrow. [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. Sc. 4 ]

Love's fire, if it once go out, is hard to kindle. [ Proverb ]

Love and pease will make a man speak at both ends. [ Proverb ]

Love renders chaste the most voluptuous pleasures. [ Virey ]

Life outweighs all things, if love lies within it. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

After money, ennui makes more marriages than love. [ Romainville ]

How is night's sable mantle labored over.
How richly wrought with attributes divine!
What wisdom shines! what love! this midnight pomp.
This gorgeous arch, with golden worlds inlaid!
Built with divine ambition. [ Young ]

At the gate which suspicion enters, love goes out. [ Proverb ]

Love's heralds should be thoughts,
Which ten times faster glide than the sun's beams. [ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Sc. 5 ]

Love dies by satiety, and forgetfulness inters it. [ Du Cœur ]

A woman in love is a very poor judge of character. [ Josiah Gilbert Holland (pseudonym Timothy Titcomb) ]

Man loves little and often, woman much and rarely. [ Basta ]

One expresses well only the love he does not feel. [ A. Karr ]

The pleased sea on a white-breasted shore -
A shore that wears on her alluring brows
Rare shells, far brought, the love-gifts of the sea
That blushed a tell-tale. [ Alexander Smith ]

Love is omnipresent in nature as motive and reward. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Love your neighbour, but don't tear down the fence. [ German Proverb ]

Love with life is heaven; and life, unloving, hell. [ Tupper ]

A love-tint flushes the wind-flower's cheek,
Rich melodies gush from the violet's beak.
On the rifts of the rock, the wild columbines grow.
Their heavy honey-cups bending low. [ Sarah Helen Whitman ]

The fountain of my heart dried up within me, -
With nought that loved me, and with nought to love,
I stood upon the desert earth alone.
And in that deep and utter agony,
Though then, then even most unfit to die
I fell upon my knees and prayed for death. [ Maturin ]

Love's arms were wreathed about the neck of Hope,
And Hope kiss'd Love, and Love drew in her breath
In that close kiss and drank her whispered tales.
They say that Love would die when Hope was gone.
And Love mourned long, and sorrowed after Hope;
At last she sought out Memory, and they trod
The same old paths where Love had walked with Hope,
And Memory fed the soul of Love with tears. [ Tennyson ]

Love without faith is as bad as faith without love. [ Beecher ]

Love should have some rest and pleasure in himself,
Not ever be too curious for a boon,
Too prurient for a proof against the grain
Of him ye say ye love. [ Alfred Tennyson ]

O very gloomy is the House of Woe,
Where tears are falling while the bell is knelling.
With all the dark solemnities which show
That Death is in the dwelling!
O, very, very dreary is the room
Where Love, domestic Love, no longer nestles.
But smitten by the common stroke of doom.
The corpse lies on the trestles! [ Hood ]

Love's tongue proves dainty Bacchus gross in taste:
For valour, is not love a Hercules? [ William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, Act. IV. Sc. 3 ]

Love must be taken by stratagem, not by open force. [ Goldsmith ]

Love delights to bring her best,
And where love is, that offering evermore is blest. [ Keble ]

Love, like men, dies oftener of excess than hunger. [ Jean Paul ]

The bloom of young desire and purple light of love. [ Gay ]

Love - what a volume in a word, an ocean in a tear! [ Tupper ]

They that lie down for love should rise for hunger. [ Proverb ]

Novelty is the foundation of the love of knowledge. [ Sydney Smith ]

Love is never lasting which flames before it burns. [ Feltham ]

Time goes on crutches till love have all his rites. [ William Shakespeare ]

If Jack's in love, he is no judge of Jill's beauty. [ Proverb ]

We love without reason, and without reason we hate. [ Regnard ]

Love and religion are both stronger than friendship. [ Benjamin Disraeli ]

I love the lineage of heroes, but I love merit more. [ Frederick the Great ]

He who has love in his heart has spurs in his sides. [ Italian Proverb ]

He who has love in his heart has spurs in his heels. [ Proverb ]

Love in the heart is better than honey in the mouth. [ Proverb ]

Oh, Love, how perfect is thy mystic art,
Strengthening the weak, and trampling on the strong! [ Byron ]

He never knew pain who never felt the pangs of love. [ Platen ]

Self-love and the love of the world constitute hell. [ Swedenborg ]

Love's history, as life's, is ended not by marriage. [ Bayard Taylor ]

Love is an exotic of the most delicate constitution. [ Goldsmith ]

My days are in the yellow leaf;
The flowers and fruits of love are gone;
The worm, the canker, and the grief, Are mine alone. [ Byron ]

Love rules without a sword and binds without a cord. [ Proverb ]

Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove;
No! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error, and upon me proved;
I never writ, nor no man ever loved. [ William Shakespeare ]

Not for fellowship in hatred, but in love am I here. [ Sophocles ]

While love decreases with age, friendship increases. [ E. P. Day ]

And otherwhyles with amorous delights
And pleasing toyes he would her entertaine.
Now singing sweetly to surprise her sprights,
Now making layes of love and lover's paine,
Bransles, ballads, virelayes, and verses vaine!
Oft purposes, oft riddles, he devys'd;
And thousands like which flowed in his braine,
With which he fed her fancy, and entys'd
To take to his new love, and leave her old despys'd. [ Spenser ]

Love is the offspring of chance: its nurse is habit. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

There is but one antidote for coquetry, - true love. [ Mme. Deluzy ]

Love is the only memory which strengthens with time. [ Dr. Parker ]

Yes - it was love - if thoughts of tenderness.
Tried in temptation, strengthened by distress,
Unmoved by absence, firm in every clime,
And yet - oh more than all! - untired by time.
Which nor defeated hope, nor baffled wile,
Could render sullen were she near to smile,
Nor rage could fire, nor sickness fret to vent
On her one murmur of his discontent;
Which still would meet with joy, with calmness part.
Lest that his look of grief should reach her heart;
Which nought removed, nor menaced to remove -
If there be love in mortals— this was love! [ Byron ]

Likeness begets love, yet proud men hate one another. [ Proverb ]

The love of liberty should outrank the love of party. [ T. Tilton ]

I love to stand aloof from Jove and his thunderbolts. [ Proverb ]

Jul: They do not love that do not show their love.
Luc: O, they love least that let men know their love! [ William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act I. Sc. 2 ]

Her eye (I am very fond of handsome eyes).
Was large and dark, suppressing half its fire
Until she spoke, then through its soft disguise
Flashed an expression more of pride than ire,
And love than either; and there would arise,
A something in them which was not desire,
But would have been, perhaps, but for the soul,
Which struggled through and chastened down the whole. [ Byron ]

Gratitude is a cross-road that leads quickly to love. [ T. Gautier ]

Trust not the treason of those smiling looks.
Until ye have their guileful trains well tried;
For they are like but unto golden hooks.
That from the foolish fish their baits do hide:
So she with flattering smiles weak hearts doth guide
Unto her love, and tempt to their decay;
Whom, being caught, she kills with cruel pride,
And feeds at pleasure on the wretched prey. [ Spenser ]

Love is the joining of two souls on their way to God. [ J. M. Barrie ]

Generally we love ourselves more than we hate others. [ Proverb ]

Infidelities rupture love; little faults wear it out. [ Bussy-Rabutin ]

My sole resources in the path I trod,
Were these - my bark - my sword - my love — my God.
The last I left in youth - He leaves me now -
And man but works His will to lay me low.
I have no thought to mock His throne with prayer,
Wrung from the coward crouching of despair;
It is enough - I breathe - and I can bear. [ Byron ]

Friendship makes more happy marriages than love does.

Love is the sovereign of youth and the tyrant of age.

He who first invented raiment, perhaps invented love. [ Segur ]

In love, one who ceases to be rich begins to be poor. [ Chamfort ]

Knowledge is the parent of love; wisdom, love itself. [ J. C. and A. W. Hare ]

Knowledge, love, power, - there is the complete life. [ Amiel ]

An infant when it gazes on the light,
A child the moment when it drains the breast,
A devotee when soars the Host in sight,
An Arab with a stranger for a guest,
A sailor when the prize has struck in fight,
A miser filling his most hoarded chest,
Feel rapture; but not such true joy are reaping
As they who watch over what they love while sleeping. [ Byron ]

Though love is blind, yet it is not for want of eyes. [ Proverb ]

To love is the least of the faults of a loving woman. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

Love goes toward love, as schoolboys from their books;
But love from love, toward school with heavy looks. [ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet ]

Those that are in love, think other people's eyes out. [ Proverb ]

In jealousy there is usually more self-love than love. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

A languid heart is tender; sadness makes love ferment. [ J. J. Rousseau ]

In love, great pleasures come very near great sorrows. [ Mlle. de Lespinasse ]

Mightier far
Than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway
Of magic potent over sun and star,
Is love, though oft to agony distrest,
And though his favorite seat be feeble woman's breast. [ Wordsworth ]

All men naturally have some love and liking for truth. [ Proverb ]

Faith is like love; it does not admit of being forced. [ Arthur Schopenhauer ]

Love comes in at the window and flies out at the door. [ Proverb ]

Love hath never known a law beyond its own sweet will. [ Whittier ]

A woman's lot is made for her by the love she accepts. [ George Eliot ]

We never can willingly offend where we sincerely love. [ Rowland Hill ]

The ground of true sorrow for sin, is the love of God. [ Proverb ]

Virtue and Love are two ogres: one must eat the other. [ D'Houdetot ]

A solitary blessing few can find,
Our joys with those we love are intertwined,
And he whose wakeful tenderness removes
The obstructing thorn that wounds the breast he loves,
Smooths not another's rugged path alone,
But scatters roses to adorn his own.

Solitude makes us love ourselves, conversation others. [ Proverb ]

Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds. [ Goethe ]

Hatred is keener than friendship, less keen than love. [ Vauvenargues ]

Only the victims of love know how to soften its pains. [ Mme. de Graffigny ]

Where love is great the littlest doubts are fear;
Where little fears grow great, great love grows there. [ William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Sc. 2 ]

This sorrow's heavenly; It strikes where it doth love. [ William Shakespeare ]

Love, the last relay and ultimate outpost of eternity. [ D. G. Rossetti ]

Whoever has learned to love, has learned to be silent. [ Mme. de Sartory ]

Mutual complacency is the atmosphere of conjugal love. [ Dr. Johnson ]

Presents of love fear not to be ill taken of strangers. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Love is strongest in pursuit, friendship in possession. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

It is not love that ruins us; it is the way we make it. [ Bussy-Rabutin ]

A man may love his house and yet not ride on the ridge. [ Proverb ]

A short absence quickens love, a long absence kills it. [ Mirabeau ]

There is nothing directly moral in our nature but love. [ A. Comte ]

Love sacrifices all things to bless the thing it loves. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. [ Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband ]

A first book has some of the sweetness of a first love. [ Willmott ]

The greatest miracle of love is that it cures coquetry. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

It is in the eyes that the language of love is written. [ Mme. Cottin ]

The love of money and the love of learning rarely meet. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Love your neighbour, but cut not up your hedge for him. [ Proverb ]

Love is as mad as Ajax, it kills sheep, so it kills me. [ Proverb ]

I have heard that whoever loves is in no condition old. [ Emerson ]

What I was ashamed to say, love has ordered me to write. [ Ovid ]

Around her shone The light of love, the purity of grace.
The mind, the music breathing from her face;
The heart whose softness harmonized the whole;
And, oh! that eye was in itself a soul! [ Byron ]

Love looketh from the eye, and kindleth love by looking. [ Tupper ]

Love is a religion of which the great pontiff is Nature.

Love's voice doth sing as sweetly in a beggar as a king. [ Decker ]

Love requires not so much proofs as expressions of love. [ Jean Paul ]

He that hath love in his breast hath spurs in his sides. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

He that hath love in his breast hath spurs at his heels. [ Proverb ]

Love never dies of starvation, but often of indigestion. [ Ninon de Lenclos ]

Love is rather the god of sensation than of sensibility. [ Ninon de Lenclos ]

Whatsoever is worthy of their love is worth their anger. [ Sir J. Denham ]

The greatest miracle of love is to eradicate flirtation. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

A man who can love deeply is never utterly contemptible. [ Balzac ]

This day shall change all griefs and quarrels into love. [ William Shakespeare ]

Thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of woman. [ Bible ]

Love one time layeth burdens, another time giveth wings. [ Sir P. Sidney ]

Love at two-and-twenty is a terribly intoxicating draft. [ Ruffini ]

They love dancing well, that dance barefoot upon thorns. [ Proverb ]

Let me dream that love goes with us to the shore unknown. [ Mrs. Hemans ]

Honest men love women; those who deceive them adore them. [ Beaumarchais ]

Hearts with equal love combined kindle never-dying fires. [ Carew ]

Compulsion hardly restores right; love yields all things. [ Jane Porter ]

Men would be saints if they loved God as they love women. [ Saint Thomas ]

Friendship always benefits, while love sometimes injures. [ Seneca ]

It is a terrible thing to be obliged to love by contract. [ Bussy-Rabutin ]

Hate makes us vehement partisans, but love still more so. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Sweet is the love of country, sweet to see one's kindred. [ Ovid ]

Love makes time pass away, and time makes love pass away. [ French Proverb ]

I do love violets: they tell the history of woman's love. [ L. E. Landon ]

Love without return is like a question without an answer. [ German Proverb ]

You may love your neighbour and yet not hold his stirrup. [ Proverb ]

It is natural to love, and it is natural also to forgive. [ Plaut ]

A smile that elow'd Celestial rosy red, love's proper hue. [ Milton ]

Look how the blue-eyed violets glance love to one another! [ T. B. Read ]

In love, as in war, a fortress that parleys is half taken. [ Marguerite de Valois ]

Enter upon love when you will, but give over when you can. [ Proverb ]

Love ought to raise a low heart and not humble a high one. [ Ariosto ]

In love, one must not attack a place unless one storms it.

In love, she who gives her portrait promises the original. [ A. Dupuy ]

Happiness is nothing but the conquest of God through love. [ Amiel ]

Man cannot live exclusively by intelligence and self-love. [ Alfred Mercier ]

Whoever may
Discern true ends will grow pure enough
To love them, brave enough to strive for them,
And strong enough to reach them, though the road be rough. [ E. B. Browning ]

Love extinguished can be rekindled: love worn out - never.

Through love the earth becomes free; through deeds, great. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Friendship, love, and piety, should be treated in private. [ Novalis ]

Love and trust are the only mother-milk of any man's soul. [ John Ruskin ]

Love is like medical science, the art of assisting nature. [ Dr. Lallemand ]

Love is a torrent that one checks by digging a bed for it. [ Commerson ]

The virtuous woman who falls in love is much to be pitied. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

In love, what we take has greater price than what is given. [ J. Petit-Senn ]

Jealousy is the forerunner of love, and often its awakener. [ P. Marion Crawford ]

Mark how there still has run, inwoven from above,
Through thy life's darkest woof, the golden thread of love. [ R. C. Trench ]

The love of the wicked is more dangerous than there hatred. [ Proverb ]

In men desire begets love, and in women love begets desire. [ Swift ]

The first step to virtue, is to love virtue in another man. [ Proverb ]

There are as many pangs in love as shells on the sea-shore. [ Ovid ]

Love should dare everything when it has everything to fear. [ Saurin ]

Women bestow on friendship only what they borrow from love. [ Chamfort ]

The love of our country outweighs all other considerations. [ Virgil ]

However talkative a woman may be, love teaches her silence. [ Rochebrune ]

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope. [ Henry Wheeler Shaw (pen name Josh Billings) ]

Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals. [ Denham ]

Coquetry is the desire to please, without the want of love. [ Rochepedre ]

Love can neither be bought nor sold; its only price is love. [ Proverb ]

Servitude debases man to a degree that leads him to love it. [ Vauvenargues ]

Gold does not satisfy love; it must be paid in its own coin. [ Mme. Deluzy ]

Love is on the verge of hate each time it stoops for pardon. [ Bulwer-Lytton ]

Love is the road to God; for love, endless love, is Himself. [ Sonnenberg ]

The starlight dews, all silently their tears of love distil. [ Byron ]

There is a deal of difference between love and gratefulness. [ Proverb ]

If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it. [ William Shakespeare ]

The love of the past is often but the hatred of the present. [ Dorian ]

If fun is good, truth is still better, and love best of all. [ Thackeray ]

Humble love, and not proud science keens the door of heaven. [ Young ]

Pride wishes not to owe, and self-love does not wish to pay. [ La Roche ]

Perfect love holds the secret of the world's perfect liberty. [ Josiah Gilbert Holland (pseudonym Timothy Titcomb) ]

There is nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream. [ Moore ]

Let me gain by you, and no matter whether you love me or not. [ Proverb ]

Such is the love of praise, so great the anxiety for victory. [ Virgil ]

The greatest tyranny is to love where we are not loved again. [ Balzac ]

It is in learning music that many youthful hearts learn love. [ Ricard ]

Love is the beginning, the middle, and the end of everything. [ Lacordaire ]

Love makes mutes of those who habitually speak most fluently. [ Mlle. de Scuderi ]

A girl of sixteen accepts love; a woman of thirty incites it. [ A. Ricard ]

Love's plant must be watered with tears and tended with care. [ Danish Proverb ]

The magic of first love is the ignorance that it can ever end. [ Beaconsfield ]

Of the book of books most wondrous is the tender book of love. [ Goethe ]

The love of gain never made a painter; but it has marred many. [ Washington Allston ]

In an hundred ells of contention there is not an inch of love. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Love, of all tutors, is the one that most advances his pupils. [ Florian ]

Nowadays, those who love nature are accused of being romantic. [ Chamfort ]

Love is the dawn of marriage, and marriage the sunset of love.

As pure in thought as angels are, to know her was to love her. [ Rogers ]

It is the beautiful necessity of our nature to love something. [ Douglas Jerrold ]

Love manufactures every man into a poet while the fever lasts. [ Mrs. Campbell Praed ]

We must love men, ere to us they will seem worthy of our love. [ William Shakespeare ]

In order to love mankind, we must not expect too much of them. [ Helvetius ]

If love gives wit to fools, it undoubtedly takes it from wits. [ A. Karr ]

Wisdom and love do not take up their abode in the same breast. [ Emile Souvestre ]

We can do not great things, only small things with great love. [ Mother Teresa ]

None knew thee but to love thee, nor named thee but to praise. [ Fitz-Greene Halleck ]

It is astonishing how little one feels poverty when one loves. [ Bulwer-Lytton ]

It is the end of art to inoculate men with the love of nature. [ Beecher ]

Love lessens the woman's refinement and strengthens the man's. [ Jean Paul ]

The virtue of women is often the love of reputation and quiet. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

Those who feign love succeed better than those who truly love.

Vows are the false money that pays for the sacrifices of love. [ Ninon de Lenclos ]

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never. [ Colton ]

When we combat that which we love, sooner or later we succumb. [ Marivaux ]

There must be more malice than love in the hearts of all wits. [ B. R. Haydon ]

He who does not love flowers has lost all love and fear of God. [ Ludwig Tieck ]

Love is the business of the idle, but the idleness of the busy. [ Bulwer Lytton ]

Love is like the moon: when it does not increase, it decreases. [ Segur ]

Love is a debt which inclination always pays, obligation never. [ Pascal ]

Tie a dog to a crab-tree, and he will never love verjuice more. [ Proverb ]

Men and women existed before creeds; love is the only religion. [ Mrs. Campbell Praed ]

It is better to desire than to enjoy, to love than to be loved. [ Hazlitt ]

Love without desire is a delusion: it does not exist in nature. [ Ninon de Lenclos ]

Were she perfect, one would admire her more, but love her less. [ Grattan ]

Dogs wag their tails, not so much in love to you as your bread. [ Proverb ]

A woman's friendship borders more closely on love than a man's. [ Coleridge ]

Oh, let us fill our hearts up with the glory of the day
And banish every doubt and care and sorrow far away!
For the world is full of roses and the roses full of dew,
And the dew is full of heavenly love that drips for me and you.
[ James Whitcomb Riley ]

Love is a reality which is born in the fairy region of romance. [ Talleyrand ]

A heart once poisoned by suspicion has no longer room for love. [ Kotzebue ]

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it. [ Bible ]

If you love yourself too much, nobody else will love you at all. [ Proverb ]

Trust no friend without faults, and love a maiden, but no angel. [ Lessing ]

The desire to please is born in woman before the desire to love. [ Ninon de Lenclos ]

Love is the life of the soul. It is the harmony of the universe. [ William Ellery Channing ]

Nature teaches us to love our friends, but religion our enemies. [ Proverb ]

All the passions die with the years; self-love alone never dies. [ Voltaire ]

Philosophy, if rightly defined, is naught but the love of wisdom. [ Cicero ]

To be happy is not to possess much, but to hope and to love much. [ Lamennais ]

If a fox is cunning, a woman in love is a thousand times more so. [ Proverb ]

We confide our secrets in friendship, but they escape us in love. [ Du Coeur ]

Many men kill themselves for love, but many more women die of it. [ Lemontey ]

Cowards are cruel, but the brave Love mercy, and delight to save. [ Gay ]

If you hate a man eat his bread; and if you love him do the same. [ Proverb ]

The love of fame is the last weakness which even the wise resign. [ Tacitus ]

Love is a disease that kills nobody, but one whose time has come. [ Marguerite de Valois ]

Every child walks into existence through the golden gate of love. [ Beecher ]

Cruelty is the highest pleasure to the cruel man; it is his love. [ Landor ]

What man seeks in love is woman; what woman seeks in man is love. [ A. Houssaye ]

When poverty comes in at the door, love creeps out at the window. [ Proverb ]

The greatest of all pleasures is to give pleasure to one we love. [ Boufflers ]

Love is the master-key that opens every ward of the heart of man. [ J. H. Evans ]

Hail, wedded love, mysterious law, true source of human offspring! [ Milton ]

As there is no love without desire, so there is none without hope.

Reason can tell how love affects us, but cannot tell what love is. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

Men love better books which please them than those which instruct. [ Dubois ]

Gods, that never change their state, vary oft their love and hate. [ Waller ]

As the dawn precedes the sun, so acquaintance should precede love. [ Du Bosc ]

Jealousy is always born with love but does not always die with it. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

If you love not the noise of the bells, why do you pull the ropes? [ Proverb ]

Money is too inconsiderable to love, yet too useful to throw away. [ Proverb ]

Never marry but for love; but see that thou lovest what is lovely. [ William Penn ]

In love, which is the best rewarded: respect, or certain offenses? [ A. de Musset ]

In love affairs, from innocence to the fault, there is but a kiss. [ A. Second ]

Only those who love with the heart can animate the love of others. [ Abel Stevens ]

Love to a yielding heart is a king, but to a resisting is a tyrant. [ Sidney ]

It is more common to see an extreme love than a perfect friendship. [ Du Coeur ]

No grief so soft, no pain so sweet, as love's delicious melancholy. [ Mrs. Osgood ]

The lower a man descends in his love, the higher he lifts his life. [ W. R. Alger ]

Suppressing love is but opposing the natural dictates of the heart. [ Goldsmith ]

The yoke of love is sometimes heavier than that of all the virtues. [ Montaigne ]

Love is a beggar, who still begs when one has given him everything. [ Rochepedre ]

One blushes oftener from the wounds of self love than from modesty. [ Mme. Guibert ]

Love is precisely to the moral nature what the sun is to the earth. [ Balzac ]

Within this wall of flesh There is a soul counts thee her creditor.
And with advantage means to pay thy love. [ William Shakespeare ]

Death! to the happy thou art terrible;
But how the wretched love to think of thee,
O thou true comforter! the friend of all Who have no friend beside! [ Southey ]

Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time; hatred ceases by love. [ Buddha ]

There are no oaths that make so many perjurers as the vows of love. [ Rochebrune ]

When love begins to sicken and decay it useth an enforced ceremony. [ Shakespeare ]

Interwoven is the love of liberty with every ligament of the heart. [ George Washington ]

Love's like the measles - all the worse when it comes late in life. [ Jerrold ]

The eyes are the pioneers that first announce the soft tale of love. [ Propertius ]

Time sooner or later vanquishes love; friendship alone subdues time. [ Mme. d'Arconville ]

Love is a fever, of which the delirium is to believe itself eternal. [ Mme. Cottin ]

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. [ Tennyson ]

Love is blind: that is why he always proceeds by the sense of touch.

Love, that seldom gives us happiness, at least makes us dream of it. [ Senancourt ]

War, hunting, and love, have a thousand troubles for their pleasure. [ Proverb ]

To fall in love is not difficult: the difficulty lies in telling it. [ A. de Musset ]

We never love heartily but once, and that is the first time we love. [ La Bruyere ]

To business that we love, we rise betimes and go to it with delight. [ William Shakespeare ]

The fountain of love is the rose and the lily, the sun and the dove. [ Heinrich Heine ]

He swore to me an eternal love. Eternity has lasted but one morning! [ Millevoye ]

If you love something set it free, unless the vultures are circling.

Of all the paths leading to a woman's love, pity is the straightest. [ Beaumont and Fletcher ]

Love makes us thin. If a codfish were a widow, she would become fat. [ Provencal Proverb ]

The love of power and the love of liberty are in eternal antagonism. [ J. Stuart Mill ]

The love of ornament creeps slowly but surely into the female heart. [ Mrs. S. C. Hall ]

The first indication of domestic happiness is the love of one's home. [ M. de Montlosier ]

Folly was condemned to serve as a guide to Love whom she had blinded. [ La Fontaine ]

The love of liberty is implanted by nature in the breasts of all men. [ Dionysius ]

Interest, ambition, fortune, time, temper, love, all kill friendship. [ Joseph Roux ]

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature, and embroidered by imagination. [ Voltaire ]

Love, anger, pride and avarice all visibly move in those little orbs. [ Addison ]

Death and love are the two wings which bear man from earth to heaven. [ Michael Angelo ]

Love often reillumes his extinguished flame at the torch of jealousy. [ Lady Blessington ]

Where love enters to season a dish, I believe it will please any one. [ Plaut ]

Love shows, even to the dullest, the possibilities of the human race. [ A. Helps ]

Who marries for love without money, hath merry nights and sorry days. [ Proverb ]

The love-lorn nightingale nightly to thee her sad song mourneth well. [ Milton ]

Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but love. [ William Shakespeare ]

Love is a disorder that has three stages: desire, possession, satiety. [ Senac de Meilhan ]

Our very wretchedness grows dear to us when suffering for one we love. [ Bulwer-Lytton ]

A mother's love, in a degree, sanctifies the most worthless offspring. [ Hosea Ballou ]

Though vices repel, they do not always separate us from those we love. [ Mme. de Rieux ]

In the wounds our sufferings plough immortal love sows sovereign seed. [ Massey ]

Jealousy is the sister of love, as the devil is the brother of angels. [ Boufflers ]

Great spirits and great business do keep out this weak passion (love). [ Bacon ]

Fickle as the wind, I love Tibur when at Rome, and Rome when at Tibur. [ Horace ]

Of all heavy bodies, the heaviest is the woman we have ceased to love. [ Lemontey ]

Love is a superstition that doth fear the idol which itself hath made. [ Sir T. Overbury ]

Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be. [ Goethe ]

The passion of love makes almost every man a rhymer, though not a poet. [ Dryden ]

Lovers have an ineffable instinct which detects the presence of rivals. [ Bulwer ]

Women have a genius for love; men can only learn the art indifferently. [ De Maistre ]

Life is a sleep, love is a dream; and you have lived if you have loved. [ Alfred de Musset ]

The praise that comes of love does not make us vain, but humble rather. [ J. M. Barrie ]

Weep for love, but not for anger; a cold rain will never bring flowers. [ Duncan ]

Why must we first weep before we can love so deep that our hearts ache. [ Richter ]

Love is strong in its passion; affection is powerful in its gentleness. [ Michelet ]

Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they continue long together. [ Ovid ]

Love took up the harp of life, and smote on all the chords with might;
Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, passed in music out of sight. [ Alfred Tennyson ]

To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind. [ T. Gautier ]

Love is the only possession which we can carry with us beyond the grave. [ Madame Necker ]

It is a hard thing to have a great estate, and not fall in love with it. [ Proverb ]

In war, hunting, and love, men for one pleasure a thousand griefs prove. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Candor may be considered as a compound of justice and the love of truth. [ T. Abercrombie ]

Where there's marriage without love there will be love without marriage. [ Benjamin Franklin ]

Oaths are the counterfeit money with which we pay the sacrifice of love. [ Ninon de Leuclos ]

What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice. [ Demosthenes ]

One should always be in love: that is the reason one should never marry. [ Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance ]

Love for old men is sun on the snow: it dazzles more than it warms them. [ J. Petit-Senn ]

To love is to ask of another the happiness that is lacking in ourselves. [ Rochepedre ]

The woman we love most is often the one to whom we express it the least. [ Beauchene ]

Coquetry is the desire to inspire love without experiencing it yourself. [ Mme. de Brade ]

It is a wonderful subduer - this need of love, this hunger of the heart. [ George Eliot ]

There are people who are almost in love, almost famous, and almost happy. [ Mme. de Krudener ]

Every day should be distinguished by at least one particular act of love. [ Lavater ]

In love, the only way to resist temptation is to sometimes succumb to it. [ Mme. de Choiseul ]

Nothing more excites to everything noble and generous than virtuous love. [ Henry Home ]

Friendship should be in the singular; it can be no more plural than love. [ Ninon de Lenclos ]

We have not the love of greatness, but the love of the love of greatness. [ Carlyle ]

Temperance is the love of health - or the inability to eat or drink much. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

Love, that sometimes corrupts pure bodies, often purifies corrupt hearts. [ Latena ]

Love mocks all sorrows but its own, and damps each joy he does not yield. [ Lady Dacre ]

To blame a young man for being in love is like chiding one for being ill. [ Duclos ]

Love that has nothing but beauty to keep it in good health is short-lived. [ Erasmus ]

A youth's love is the more passionate; virgin love is the more idolatrous. [ Hare ]

Light is coming into the world; men love not darkness; they do love light. [ Carlyle ]

Like Dian's kiss, unasked, unsought, love gives itself, but is not bought. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]

When love came first to earth, the spring spread rose-beds to receive him. [ Campbell ]

The first and last thing which is required of genius is the love of truth. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

The roots of the deepest love die in the heart, if not tenderly cherished. [ Herder ]

Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven.

Literature is full of coincidences which some love to believe plagiarisms. [ O. W. Holmes ]

Ah! the spendthrift, love: it gives all and everything with the first sigh! [ Madame de Genlis ]

A woman with whom one discusses love is always in expectation of something. [ Poincelot ]

A woman often thinks she regrets the lover, when she only regrets the love. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

In delicate souls, love never presents itself but under the veil of esteem. [ Mme. Roland ]

In love affairs, a young shepherdess is a better partner than an old queen. [ De Finod ]

Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn. [ B. R. Haydon ]

O love, when thou gettest dominion over us, we may bid good-by to prudence. [ La Fontaine ]

Love labour; for if thou dost not want it for food, thou may'st for physic. [ Wm. Penn ]

It is one of heaven's best gifts to hold such a dear creature in ones arms. [ Goethe ]

O love! only a few rays of thy sacred fire radiate in this exhausted world! [ Voltaire ]

What is man's love? His vows are broke even while his parting kiss is warm. [ Halleck ]

He who has ceased to enjoy his friend's superiority has ceased to love him. [ Mme. Swetchine ]

Love will subsist on wonderfully little hope, but not altogether without it. [ Scott ]

Upon thy cheek lay I this zealous kiss, as seal to the indenture of my love. [ William Shakespeare ]

What a miserable world! - trouble if we love, and trouble if we do not love. [ Count de Maistre ]

The moods of love are like the wind; and none knows whence or why they rise. [ Patmore ]

What is justice but another form of the reality we love - a truth acted out? [ Carlyle ]

Love keeps the cold out better than a cloak. It serves for food and raiment. [ Longfellow ]

The inward fragrance of a young girl's heart is what crystallizes into love. [ Richter ]

Belief and love, - a believing love, will relieve us of a vast load of care. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Love, which is such a little thing, is still the most serious thing in life. [ Lemontey ]

In love, the confidant of a woman's sorrow often becomes the consoler of it.

It is true that friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship never. [ Colton ]

I have given suck, and know how tender it is to love the babe that milks me. [ William Shakespeare ]

Nature and truth are one, and immutable, and inseparable as beauty and love. [ Mrs. Jameson ]

The perfect love of God knoweth no difference between the poor and the rich. [ Pacuvius ]

Successful love takes a load off our hearts, and puts it upon our shoulders, [ Bovee ]

After love friendship (when we have lived through love we begin friendship). [ Heine ]

No disguise can long conceal love where it is, nor feign it where it is not. [ Rochefoucauld ]

In love, if inconstancy gives some pleasure, constancy alone gives happiness. [ Trublet ]

Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love. [ William Shakespeare ]

As nice as we are in love, we forgive more faults in that than in friendship. [ Henry Home ]

No one perfectly loves God who does not perfectly love some of his creatures. [ Marguerite de Valois ]

Sweet the young muse with love intense. Which smiles over sleeping innocence. [ Smart ]

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

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and a man cannot live without love. [ George P. Upton ]

A woman by whom we are loved is a vanity; a woman whom we love is a religion. [ E. de Girardin ]

The best smell is bread, the best savor salt, the best love that of children. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

The punishment of those who have loved women too much is to love them always. [ Joubert ]

Very few people know what love is, and very few of those that do, tell of it. [ Mme. Guizot ]

If we can still love those who have made us suffer, we love them all the more. [ Mrs. Jameson ]

What woman says to her fond lover should be written in air or the swift water. [ Catullus ]

Friendship needs to be rooted in respect, but love can live upon itself alone. [ Ouida ]

Call not that man wretched, who whatever ills he suffers, has a child to love. [ Southey ]

In love, the husband sees but the statue: the soul is shown only to the lover. [ Crebillon ]

Next to ye both I love the palm, with his leaves of beauty, his fruit of balm. [ Bayard Taylor ]

The beings who appear cold, but are only timid, adore where they dare to love. [ Madame Swetchine ]

There are few people who are not ashamed of their amours when the fit is over. [ Rochefoucauld ]

There are different kinds of love, but they have all the same aim: possession. [ N. Roqueplan ]

Sometimes we must have love, either as a desirable good or an inevitable evil. [ Bussy-Rabutin ]

It is far better to be deceived than undeceived by those whom we tenderly love. [ Rochefoucauld ]

Partake of love as a temperate man partakes of wine: do not become intoxicated. [ A. de Musset ]

There is but one kind of love, but there are a thousand different copies of it. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

Those who appear cold, but are only timid, as soon as they dare to love, adore. [ Mme. Swetchine ]

Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of it creates a great man. [ Talleyrand ]

The love for our native land strengthens our individual and national character. [ Alexander Hamilton ]

When two beings are united by love, all social conventionalities are suspended. [ Balzac ]

Love is blind, and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit. [ William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice ]

Though love use reason for its precision, he admits him not for his councillor. [ William Shakespeare ]

Duty, especially out of the domain of love, is the veriest slavery in the world. [ Timothy Titcomb ]

I thought your love eternal. Was it tied so loosely that a quarrel could divide? [ Dryden ]

No heroine can create a hero through love of one, but she may give birth to one. [ Jean Paul ]

A coquette has no heart, she has only vanity: it is adorers she seeks, not love. [ Poincelot ]

And the spring arose on the garden fair like the spirit of Love felt everywhere. [ Shelley ]

It's better to love today than tomorrow. A pleasure postponed is a pleasure lost. [ A. Ricard ]

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. [ Bible ]

Purchase no friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love. [ T. Fuller ]

Love cannot clasp all it yearns for in its bosom, without first suffering for it. [ Ward Beecher ]

Self-love is a balloon filled with wind, from which tempests emerge when pricked. [ Voltaire ]

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. [ Jesus ]

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth. [ Joubert ]

It is always imprudent to marry a woman for love in whose bosom you inspire none. [ Mme. d'Arconville ]

I have written this, not as having abundance of leisure, but out of love for you. [ Cicero ]

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all and love but one. [ Balzac ]

Let no man fear to die, we love to sleep all, And death is but the sounder sleep. [ Beaumont ]

The tears of a young widow lose their bitterness when wiped by the hands of love.

Love worketh no ill to his neighbour; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. [ St. Paul ]

Those only can thoroughly feel the meaning of death who know what is perfect love. [ George Eliot ]

If there be aught surpassing human deed or word or thought, it is a mother's love. [ Mme. de Spadara ]

The better you understand yourself, the less cause you will find to love yourself. [ Thomas à Kempis ]

There is in the heart of woman such a deep well of love that no age can freeze it. [ Bulwer-Lytton ]

There are more people who wish to be loved than there are who are willing to love. [ Chamfort ]

Love may be found in the heart of an anchorite: never in the heart of a libertine. [ E. Legouve ]

There are several remedies which will cure love, but there are no infallible ones. [ Rochefoucauld ]

Love, well thou knowest, no partnership allows; Cupid averse rejects divided vows. [ Prior ]

Love-verses, writ without any real passion, are the most nauseous of all conceits. [ Shenstone ]

He travels safe and not unpleasantly who is guarded by poverty and guided by love. [ Sir P. Sidney ]

A man who lives in indifference is one who has never seen the woman he could love. [ La Bruyere ]

Love concedes in a moment what we can hardly attain by effort after years of toil. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

In argument similes are like songs in love; they much describe; they nothing prove. [ Prior ]

Conjugal Love should never put on or take off his bandage but at an opportune time. [ Balzac ]

They praise my rustling show, and never see my heart is breaking for a little love. [ Christina G. Rossetti ]

In love we are not only liable to betray ourselves, but also the secrets of others. [ J. Petit-Senn ]

Friendship is constant in all other things, save in the office and affairs of love. [ William Shakespeare ]

Where musing Solitude might love to lift her soul above this sphere of earthliness. [ Shelley ]

Love of truth shows itself in being able everywhere to find and value what is good. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

We always love those who admire us, and we do not always love those whom we admire. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love. [ Mme. de Stael ]

In love, it is as it was with the thieves of Sparta: only the awkward are punished.

A woman's friendship is, as a rule, the legacy of love or the alms of indifference.

Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance. [ Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance ]

In the elevated order of ideas, the life of man is glory; the life of woman is love. [ Balzac ]

Love is not blind; it is an extra eye, which shows us what is most worthy of regard. [ J. M. Barrie ]

Dependants, friends, relations, love himself, ravaged by woe, forget the tender tie. [ Thomson ]

He who determines to love only those who are faultless will soon find himself alone. [ Vihischti ]

Love is more pleasing than marriage, because romances are more amusing than history. [ Chamfort ]

The April is in her eyes; it is love's spring, and these the showers to bring it on. [ William Shakespeare ]

Purity of heart is the noblest inheritance, and love the fairest ornament, of woman. [ Matthias Claudius ]

Generally all warlike people are a little idle, and love danger better than travail. [ Bacon ]

Women go further in love than most men, but men go further in friendship than women. [ La Bruyere ]

Love is composed of so many sensations, that something new of it can always be said. [ Saint-Prosper ]

Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age. [ Jon Stewart ]

Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. [ Congreve ]

The happiness of love is in action; its test is what one is willing to do for others. [ Lew Wallace ]

There is no more delightful hour in life than that of an unconfessed but mutual love. [ E. Lynn Linto ]

Love, which is the essence of God, is not for levity, but for the total worth of man. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Men love to hear of their power, but have an extreme disrelish to be told their duty. [ Burke ]

Love lives on, and hath a power to bless when they who loved are hidden in the grave. [ Lowell ]

My sole defense against the natural horror which death inspires is to love beyond it. [ Mme. Swetchine ]

Knowledge is the only fountain, both of the love and the principles of human liberty. [ Daniel Webster ]

The only love which on this teeming earth asks no return for passion's wayward birth. [ Mrs. Norton ]

The misfortune of those who have loved is that they can find nothing to replace love. [ Duclos ]

The heart of woman never grows old; when it has ceased to love, it has ceased to live. [ Rochepedre ]

I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. [ Thoreau ]

If the prince of a State love benevolence, he will have no opponent in all the empire. [ Mencius ]

Love is old, old as eternity, but not outworn; with each new being born or to be born. [ Byron ]

In her first passion, woman loves her lover; in all the others, all she loves is love. [ Byron ]

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age. [ John Dryden ]

Dost thou love life? then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. [ Benjamin Franklin ]

The laws of love unite man and woman so strongly that no human laws can separate them. [ Balzac ]

Love, pleasure, and inconstancy are but the consequences of a desire to know the truth. [ Duclos ]

If we love one another, nothing, in truth, can harm us, whatever mischances may happen. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]

The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart. [ J. G. Holland ]

We are all excited by the love of praise, and the noblest are most influenced by glory. [ Cicero ]

What is mine, even to my life, is hers I love; but the secret of my friend is not mine! [ Sir P. Sidney ]

The love of books is a love which requires neither justification, apology, nor defence. [ Langford ]

Hatred itself may be a praiseworthy emotion if provoked in us by a lively love of good. [ Joubert ]

We frequently pass from love to ambition, but one seldom returns from ambition to love. [ Rochefoucauld ]

If we succeed in acquiring the love of learning, the learning itself is sure to follow. [ Sir John Lubbock ]

Oh, poor hearts of poets, eager for the infinite in love, will you never be understood. [ Mme. Louise Colet ]

The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our duty and find in it our pleasure. [ Mme. de Motteville ]

Woman is a delightful musical instrument, of which love is the bow, and man the artist. [ Stendhal ]

No disguise can long conceal love where it really exists, nor feign it where it is not. [ Rochefoucauld ]

There is a greater distance between love and indifference than between hatred and love. [ Bussy-Rabutin ]

I love the soul that dares tread the temptations of his years beneath his youthful feet. [ Dr. Watts ]

There are few husbands whom the I wife cannot win in the long run, by patience and love. [ Marguerite de Valois ]

Love is the greatest thing that God can give us, and it is the greatest we can give God. [ Jeremy Taylor ]

He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver. [ Thomas a Kempis ]

I knelt, and with the fervor of a lip unused to the cool breath of reason, told my love. [ Willis ]

When the intoxication of love has passed, we laugh at the perfections it had discovered. [ Ninon de Lenclos ]

Men often discover their affinity to each other by the mutual love they have for a book. [ Samuel Smiles ]

To make love only when signing the marriage certificate, is to take romance by the tail. [ Moliere ]

God is all love; it is He who made everything, and He loves everything that He has made. [ Henry Brooke ]

Children are God's apostles, day by day sent forth to preach of love and hope and peace. [ Lowell ]

The instances, that second marriage move, are base respects of thrift, but none of love. [ William Shakespeare ]

In friendship, as in love, we are often happier through our ignorance than our knowledge. [ William Shakespeare ]

I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine. [ Goldsmith ]

Love is strong as death. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it. [ Bible ]

Though you are bound to love your enemy, you are not bound to put your sword in his hand. [ Proverb ]

Love is merely a madness, and .... deserves as well a dark house and a whip as madmen do. [ William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act III. Sc. 2 ]

My early and invincible love of reading, I would not exchange for the treasures of India. [ Gibbon ]

Where confidence is wanting, the most beautiful flower in the garland of love is missing. [ Goethe ]

To make a young couple love each other, it is only necessary to oppose and separate them. [ Goethe ]

To enlarge or illustrate this power of the effects of love is to set a candle in the sun. [ Robert Burton ]

One-half, the finest half, of life is hidden from the man who does not love with passion. [ Henri Beyle ]

What are Raphael's Madonnas but the shadow of a mother's love fixed in permanent outline. [ Thomas Wentworth Higginson ]

I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning. [ Izaak Walton ]

As a wild maiden, with love-drinking eyes, sees in sweet dreams a beaming youth of glory. [ Alexander Smith ]

Melodies die out, like the pipe of Pan, with the ears that love them and listen for them. [ George Eliot ]

Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time; hatred ceases by, love; this is an old rule. [ Buddha ]

We are all excited by the love of praise, and it is the noblest spirits that feel it most. [ Cicero ]

To love IS a rare happiness; if it were common, it would be better to be a man than a god. [ Mme. du Chatelet ]

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. [ Daniel Webster ]

The charms of wit excite admiration, those of the soul esteem, and those of the body love. [ French ]

People of a lively imagination are generally curious, and always so when a little in love. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another. [ Bible ]

When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her. [ Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband ]

If happiness could be prolonged from love into marriage, we should have paradise on earth. [ J. J. Rousseau ]

If there's delight in love, 'tis when I see the heart which others bleed for bleed for me. [ Congreve ]

The doing of things from duty is but a stage on the road to the kingdom of truth and love. [ George MacDonald ]

I love a friendship that flatters itself in the sharpness and vigor of its communications. [ Montaigne ]

Hatred is nearly always honest - rarely, if ever, assumed. So much cannot be said for love. [ Ninon de Lenclos ]

As love without esteem is volatile and capricious, esteem without love is languid and cold. [ Dr. Johnson ]

There is a French saying: Love is the dawn of marriage, and marriage is the sunset of love. [ De Finod ]

All beauty does not inspire love. Some please the sight without captivating the affections. [ Cervantes ]

It is not decided that women love more than men, but is indisputable that they love better. [ Sanial-Dubay ]

Love is like the rose: so sweet, that one always tries to gather it in spite of the thorns.

Riches take wings, comforts vanish, hope withers away, but love stays with us. Love is God. [ Lew Wallace ]

We love and live in power; it is the spirit's end. Mind must subdue; to conquer is its life. [ Bailey ]

Philosophy writes treatises on old age and friendship; Nature makes those on youth and love. [ D'Alembert ]

To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic. [ Lamartine ]

The history of love would be the history of humanity; it would be a beautiful book to write. [ Charles Nodier ]

The great lever by which to raise and save the world is the unbounded love and mercy of God. [ Beecher ]

A love of flowers is a love of the beautiful; a love of the beautiful is a love of the good. [ S. Robinson ]

Love without esteem can not reach far, nor rise very high: it is an angel with but one wing. [ A. Dumas fils ]

The sweetness of glory is so great that, join it to what we will, even to death, we love it. [ Pascal ]

It is not so much for love of the world that we seek it, as to escape our own companionship.

It is not always like to like in love. Titania loved the weaver Bottom, with the ass's head. [ Anthony Trollope ]

Women often deceive to conceal what they feel; men to simulate what they do not feel - love. [ E. Legouve ]

Take heed of a speedy professing friend; love is never lasting which flames before it burns. [ Feltham ]

Love, which is only an episode in the life of a man, is the entire history of a woman's life. [ Mme. de Staël ]

A woman who pretends to laugh at love is like the child who sings at night when he is afraid. [ J. J. Rousseau ]

Love is the sweetest of errors - an error of the heart, of which it is cruel to be disabused.

I will love you always! This is the eternal lie that lovers tell with the greatest sincerity.

To be deprived of the person we love is a happiness in comparison to living with one we hate. [ La Bruyere ]

Prudence and love are inconsistent; in proportion as the last increases, the other decreases. [ Rochefoucauld ]

We hope to grow old, yet we dread old age; that is to say, we love life and shrink from death. [ La Bruyère ]

He that loveth not his brother, whom he hath seen, how can he love God, whom he hath not seen? [ St. John ]

Men do not always love those they esteem; women, on the contrary, esteem only those they love. [ S. Dubay ]

To swear to love always is to affirm that two beings essentially changeable will never change.

Very pleasant hast thou been unto me; thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women. [ Bible ]

There is always something ridiculous about the passions of people whom one has ceased to love. [ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey ]

There is no zeal blinder than that which is inspired with a love of justice against offenders. [ Fielding ]

Love pleases more than marriage, for the reason that romance is more interesting than history. [ Chamfort ]

In church they are taught to love God; after church they are practiced to love their neighbor. [ Landor ]

It is better to sacrifice one's love of sarcasm than to indulge it at the expense of a friend.

Love is the most easy and agreeable, and gratitude the most humiliating, affection of the mind. [ Goldsmith ]

He whom the gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgment sound. [ Plautus ]

The first condition of human goodness is something to love; the second, something to reverence. [ George Eliot ]

Nations grow corrupt, love bondage more than liberty; bondage with ease than strenuous liberty. [ Milton ]

As the best wine makes the sharpest vinegar, so the deepest love turns to the deadliest hatred. [ Proverb ]

Treachery don't come natural to beaming youth: but trust and pity, love and constancy, they do. [ Dickens ]

The heart that has once been bathed in love's pure fountain retains the pulse of youth forever. [ Landor ]

Men declare their love before they feel it; women confess theirs only after they have proved it. [ Latena ]

There is a vein of inconsistency in every woman's heart, within whose portals love hath entered. [ Mme. Deluzy ]

Ripening love is the stillest; the shady flowers in this spring, as in the other, shun sunlight. [ Jean Paul ]

Love of men cannot be bought by cash payment; and without love men cannot endure to be together. [ Carlyle ]

We bury love; forgetfulness grows over it like grass; that is a thing to weep for, not the dead. [ Alexander Smith ]

No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with only a single thread. [ Burton ]

Love! Love! Eternal enigma! Will not the Sphinx that guards thee find an Oedipus to explain thee? [ F. Pyat ]

The pleasure of love is in loving. We are happier in the passion we feel than in that we inspire. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

A beloved face cannot grow ugly, because, not flesh and complexion, but expression, created love. [ Richter ]

A stray volume of real life in the daily packet of the postman. Eternal love and instant payment. [ Douglas Jerrold ]

The greatest misfortune one can wish his enemy is that he may love without being loved in return. [ Labouisse ]

It is love that asks, that seeks, that knocks, that finds, and that is faithful to what it finds. [ St. Augustine ]

That is true love which is always the same, whether you give everything or deny everything to it. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Before promising a woman to love only her, one should have seen them all, or should see only her. [ A. Dupuy ]

Love is the passion of great souls: it makes them merit glory, when it does not turn their heads. [ Mme. de Pompadour ]

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall: A mother's secret hope outlives them all. [ Oliver Wendell Holmes ]

As soon as beauty is sought, not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Familiarities are the aphides that imperceptibly suck out the juice intended for the germ of love. [ Landor ]

The greatest of all sins is the sin of love: it is so great that it takes two persons to commit it. [ Cardinal Le Camus ]

The bitter word which closed all earthly friendships, and finished every feast of love, - farewell. [ Pollok ]

Women are happier in the love they inspire than in that which they feel: men are just the contrary. [ Beauchene ]

How dire is love when one is so tortured; and yet lovers cannot exist without torturing themselves. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

If you love something set it free. If it comes back it’s yours. If not, it was never meant to be. [ Source unknown ]

There are no rules for friendship; it must be left to itself; we cannot force it any more than love. [ Hazlitt ]

It will be found that they are the weakest winded and the hardest hearted men that most love change. [ Ruskin ]

All joys do not cause laughter; great pleasures are serious: pleasures of love do not make us laugh. [ Voltaire ]

From the beginning and to the end of time, love reads without letters and counts without arithmetic. [ John Ruskin ]

Love is just another name for the inscrutable presence by which the soul is connected with humanity. [ Simms ]

The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. [ Chalmers ]

Love is but another name for that inscrutable presence by which the soul is connected with humanity. [ Simms ]

I would give more for the private esteem and love of one than for the public praise of ten thousand. [ W. R. Alger ]

We love handsome women from inclination, homely women from interest, and virtuous women from reason. [ Amelot ]

To talk in a tête-à-tête of the mysteries of love, is to play with fire on a barrel of gunpowder. [ Levis ]

There is not a love, however violent it may be, to which ambition and interest do not add something. [ La Bruyere ]

Divine love is a sacred flower, which in its early bud is happiness, and in its full bloom is heaven. [ Hervey ]

The Golden Rule Of Three.

Three things to be - pure, just and honest.
Three things to govern - temper, tongue and conduct.
Three things to live - courage, affection and gentleness.
Three things to love - the wise, the virtuous and the innocent.
Three things to commend - thrift, industry and promptness.
Three things about which to think - life, death and eternity.
Three things to despise - cruelty, arrogance and ingratitude.
Three things to admire - dignity, gracefulness and intellectual power.
Three things to cherish - the true, the beautiful and the good.
Three things for which to wish - health, friends and contentment.
Three things for which to fight - honor, home and country.
Three things to attain - goodness of heart, integrity of purpose and cheerfulness of disposition.
Three things to give - alms to the needy, comfort to the sad and appreciation to the worthy.
Three things to desire - the blessing of God, an approving conscience and the fellowship of the good.
Three things for which to work - a trained mind, a skilled hand and a regulated heart.
Three things for which to hope - a haven of peace, a robe of righteousness and the crown of life. [ Beattie ]

Love that has nothing but beauty to keep it in good health is short-lived, and apt to have ague fits. [ Erasmus ]

To make love when one is young and fair is a venial sin: it is a mortal sin when one is old and ugly. [ De Bernis ]

The love of letters is the forlorn hope of the man of letters. His ruling passion is the love of fame. [ Hazlitt ]

The beginning and the end of love are both marked by embarrassment when the two find themselves alone. [ La Bruyere ]

Love is the occupation of the idle man, the amusement of a busy one, and the shipwreck of a sovereign. [ Napoleon I ]

The first tear of love that one causes to be shed is a diamond, the second a pearl, the third - a tear. [ A. Poincelot ]

No woman is so bad but we may rejoice when her heart thrills to love, for then God has her by the hand. [ J. M. Barrie ]

We have sometimes loved so much that there is nothing left in our hearts that enables us to love again. [ Rochebrune ]

There is no rapture in the love which is prompted by esteem; such affection is lasting, not passionate. [ Victor Hugo ]

The world is full of love and pity. Had there been less suffering, there would have been less kindness. [ Thackeray ]

I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us. [ Dickens ]

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices. Temperance, courage, love, are made up of the same jewels. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

People who love each other most before marriage, are sometimes those who love each other least after it. [ A. Dupuy ]

Gothic architecture rose, it was partly in consequence of diseased love of change that it was destroyed. [ Ruskin ]

There is an English song beginning, Love knocks at the door. He knocks less often than he finds it open. [ Mme. Swetchine ]

In life, woman must wait until she is asked to love; as in a salon she waits for an invitation to dance. [ A. Karr ]

Love is ever the beginning of knowledge, as fire is of light; and works also more in the manner of fire. [ Carlyle ]

We cannot expect the deepest friendship unless we are willing to pay the price, a self-sacrificing love. [ Peloubet ]

We are most of us very lonely in this world; you who have any who love you, cling to them and thank God. [ Thackeray ]

In love quarrels, the party that loves the most is always most willing to acknowledge the greater fault. [ Sir Walter Scott ]

The very beautiful rarely love at all. Those precious images are placed above the reach of the passions. [ Lander ]

No pay is receivable by any true man; but power is receivable by him in the love and faith you give him. [ John Ruskin ]

Let us love! let us enjoy the fugitive hour! Man has no harbor, time has no shores: it runs, and we pass! [ Lamartine ]

As the heart is, so is love to the heart; it partakes of its strength or weakness, its health or disease. [ Longfellow ]

Love is eternally awake, never tired with labour, nor oppressed with affliction, nor discouraged by fear. [ Thomas à Kempis ]

Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love. It is the faithless who know love's tragedies. [ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey ]

Be not too familiar with thy servants; at first it may beget love, but in the end it will breed contempt. [ Fuller ]

Love is a malicious blind boy, who seeks to blind the eyes of his guide, that both may go astray together.

The best portion of a good man's life, -- his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. [ William Wordsworth ]

Possession is the touchstone of love: true love finds new ardor, frivolous love extinguishes itself in it. [ Panage ]

We have three kinds of friends: those who love us, those who are indifferent to us, and those who hate us. [ Chamfort ]

He is a fool who is not for love and beauty. I speak unto the young, for I am of them and always shall be. [ Bailey ]

The heart needs not for its heaven much space, nor many stars therein, if only the star of love has arisen. [ Jean Paul ]

What a volume could be written on the word mother; what a history of forbearance, of kindness, and of love. [ James Ellis ]

The difference between love and possession is that one is an infinite desire, the other a satisfied desire. [ Saint-Prosper ]

The way to behave to a woman is to make love to her if she is pretty, and to some one else if she is plain. [ Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest ]

For none can express thee, though all should approve thee. I love thee so, dear, that I only can love thee. [ E. B. Browning ]

All that is enviable is not bought: love, genius, beauty, are divine gifts that the richest cannot acquire. [ Mme. Louise Colet ]

Life is to be fortified by many friendships; to love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence. [ S. Smith ]

We do love beauty at first sight; and we do cease to love it, if it is not accompanied by amiable qualities. [ Lydia Maria Child ]

In love, as in everything else, experience is a physician who never comes until after the disorder is cured. [ Mme. de la Tour ]

Ah, what without a heaven would be even love! - a perpetual terror of the separation that must one day come. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]

Many-colored, sunshine-loving, spring-betokening bee! yellow bee, so mad for love of early-blooming flowers! [ Professor Wilson ]

God's justice and love are one. Infinite justice must be infinite love. Justice is but another sign of love. [ F. W. Robertson ]

A good deed is never lost: he who sows courtesy, reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness, gathers love. [ Basil ]

We cannot fashion our children after our fancy. We must have them and love them as God has given them to us. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

There is no love-broker in the world can more prevail in man's commendation with woman than report of valor. [ William Shakespeare ]

The greatest satisfaction a woman can feel is to know that a man whom many other women love loves her alone.

One dies twice: to cease to live is nothing, but to cease to love and to be loved is an insupportable death. [ Voltaire ]

Pleasure has its time; so, too, has wisdom. Make love in thy youth, and in old age, attend to thy salvation. [ Voltaire ]

I ever held this sentence of the poet as a canon of my creed, that whom God loveth not, they love not music. [ T. Morley ]

Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars. [ Henry van Dyke ]

The heart which truly loves puts not its love aside ... but grows stronger for that which seeks to thwart it. [ Lewis Morris ]

A man is in no danger so long as he talks his love; but to write it is to impale himself on his own pothooks. [ Douglas Jerrold ]

Love is of all the passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses. [ Voltaire ]

Love in marriage would be the realization of a beautiful dream, if marriage were not too often the end of it. [ A. Karr ]

The only rational liberty is that which is born of subjection, reared in the fear of God and the love of man. [ W. G. Simms ]

Much in the world may be done by severity, more by love, but most of all by discernment and impartial justice. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Of all the uses of adversity which are sweet, none are sweeter than those which grow out of disappointed love. [ Henry Taylor ]

To drink without thirst, to make love without cessation: this is what distinguishes us from the lower animals. [ Beaumarchais, Marriage of Figaro ]

If thou wishest to put an end to love, attend to business (love yields to employment); then thou wilt be safe. [ Ovid ]

Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit. [ Alex. Dumas ]

Literary history is the great morgue where all seek the dead ones whom they love, and to whom they are related. [ Heine ]

The treasures of the deep are not so precious as are the concealed comforts of a man locked up in woman's love. [ Middleton ]

Louis XVI knew only how to love, pardon, and die; had he known how to punish, he would have known how to reign. [ Tilly ]

A philosopher being asked what was the first thing necessary to win the love of a woman, answered. Opportunity! [ Moore ]

The age we live in is the true age of gold; by gold men attain to the highest honour, and win even love itself. [ Ovid ]

One of the most seductive illusions of love is to imagine that we contribute to the happiness of those we love. [ Bernardin de St. Pierre ]

Nothing under heaven so strongly does allure the sense of man, and all his mind possess, as beauty's love bait. [ Spenser ]

The sun's power cannot draw a wandering star from its path. How then could a human being fall out of God's love! [ Rückert ]

If there is anything that keeps the mind open to angel visits, and repels the ministry of ill, it is human love. [ Willis ]

Pity is sworn servant unto love; and of this be sure, wherever it begins to make the way, it lets the master in. [ Daniel ]

Haste me to know it; that I with wings as swift as meditation, or the thoughts of love, may sweep to my revenge. [ William Shakespeare ]

Love, and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

High rank and discernment are two different things, and love for virtue and for virtuous people is a third thing. [ La Bruyère ]

When there is love in the heart there are rainbows in the eyes, which cover every black cloud with gorgeous hues. [ Beecher ]

The reason why so few women are touched by friendship is, that they find it dull when they have experienced love. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

The poet's heart is an unlighted torch, which gives no help to his footsteps till love has touched it with flame. [ Lowell ]

The woman who does not choose to love should cut the matter short at once, by holding out no hopes to her suitor. [ Marguerite de Valois ]

In love, a woman is like a lyre that surrenders its secrets only to the hand that knows how to touch its strings. [ Balzac ]

Love without end hath no end, says the Spaniard; meaning, if it were not begun on particular ends, it would last. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Among all the diseases of the mind, there is not one more epidemical or more pernicious than the love of flattery. [ Steele ]

It is in the heart that God has placed the genius of women, because the works of this genius are all works of love. [ Lamartine ]

There are no friends more inseparable than pride and hardness of heart, humility and love, falsehood and impudence. [ Lavater ]

We can sometimes love what we do not understand, but it is impossible completely to understand what we do not love. [ Mrs. Jameson ]

Wherever is love and loyalty, great purposes and lofty souls, even though in a hovel or a mine, there is fairyland. [ Kingsley ]

If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it; that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die. [ William Shakespeare ]

Love, like fire, cannot subsist without continual motion, and ceases to exist as soon as it ceases to hope or fear. [ La Roche ]

There is in man a higher than love of happiness; he can do without happiness, and instead thereof find blessedness. [ Carlyle ]

The heart of a woman is never so full of affection that there does not remain a little corner for flattery and love. [ Marivaux ]

To a woman of delicate feeling, the most persuasive declaration of love is the embarrassment of an intellectual man. [ Latena ]

The beginning and the decline of love manifest themselves in the embarrassment that one feels in the tête-à-tête. [ La Bruyere ]

The happiest of pillows is not that which love first presses! it is that which death has frowned on and passed over. [ Landor ]

There are men who pride themselves on their insensibility to love: it is like boasting of having been always stupid. [ S. de Castres ]

Women detest a jealous man whom they do not love, but it angers them when a man they do love is not jealous at times. [ Mlle, de Scuderi ]

I think there is nothing more lovely than the love of two beautiful women who are not envious of each other's charms. [ Beaconsfield ]

The love of flattery in most men proceeds from the mean opinion they have of themselves; in women, from the contrary. [ Swift ]

There is no sorrow I have thought more about than that, - to love what is great, and try to reach it, and yet to fail. [ George Eliot ]

Love is ever busy with his shuttle, is ever wearing into life's dull warp bright gorgeous flowers and scenes Arcadian. [ Longfellow ]

Two sentiments alone suffice for man, were he to live the age of the rocks - love, and the contemplation of the Deity. [ Watts ]

A grandam's name is little less in love than is the doting title of a mother; they are as children but one step below. [ William Shakespeare ]

Since love teaches how to trick the tricksters, how much reason have we to fear it - we who are poor simple creatures! [ Marguerite de Valois ]

Esteem has more engaging charms than friendship, and even love. It captivates hearts better, and never makes ingrates. [ Rochefoucauld ]

Her eyes, her lips, her cheeks, her shape, her features, seem to be drawn by love's own hand, by love himself in love. [ Dryden ]

Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end. [ Madame de Stael ]

Love and esteem are the first principles of friendship, which always is imperfect where either of these two is wanting. [ Budgell ]

Time, the corrector when our judgments err, the test of truth and love; sole philosopher, for all besides are sophists. [ Byron ]

Man may go from aversion to love; but, when he has begun by loving, and has reached aversion, he never returns to love. [ Balzac ]

The love of reading enables a man to exchange the wearisome hours of life which come to every one for hours of delight. [ Montesquieu ]

There is in all this cold and hollow world no fount of deep, strong, deathless love, save that within a mother's heart. [ Mrs. Hemans ]

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love our friends for their sakes rather than for our own. [ Charlotte Bronte ]

In love, it is only the commencement that charms. I am not surprised that one finds pleasure in frequently recommencing. [ Prince de Ligne ]

As often as I come back to his door, his love met me on the threshold, and his noble serenity gave me comfort and peace. [ William Winter ]

Friendship, like love, is self-forgetful: the only inequality it knows, is one that exalts the object, and humbles self. [ H. Giles ]

God's sovereignty is not in His right hand; God's sovereignty is not in His intellect; God's sovereignty is in His love. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

When one is in love one begins by deceiving oneself, one ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls romance. [ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey ]

He who loves not books before he comes to thirty years of age will hardly love them enough afterward to understand them. [ Earl of Clarendon ]

Fame and admiration weigh not a feather in the scale against friendship and love, for the heart languishes all the same. [ George Sand ]

Our love is inwrought in our enthusiasm, as electricity is inwrought in the air, exalting its power by a subtle presence. [ George Eliot ]

Esteem incites friendship, but not love; the former is the twin brother of Reverence; the latter is the child of Equality. [ Lamartine ]

Love sees what no eye sees; hears what no ear hears; and what never rose in the heart of man love prepares for its object. [ Lavater ]

Venus was the daughter of the waves. She gave birth to Love: we can expect nothing but tempest from a daughter of the sea.

How wayward is this foolish love, that, like a testy babe, will scratch the nurse and presently, all humble, kiss the rod. [ William Shakespeare ]

The misanthropist is to be pitied when his despair proceeds from an ardent love for the good, the beautiful, and the true. [ George Sand ]

Like a large heart overflowing with an impotent and vague love, the universe is ceaselessly in the agony of transformation. [ Renan ]

Cupid's bow is, the Asiatics tell us, strung with bees, which are apt to sting sometimes fatally, those who meddle with it. [ Miss Edgeworth ]

God has put into the heart of man love and the boldness to sue, and into the heart of woman fear and the courage to refuse. [ Marguerite de Valois ]

I love to lose myself in other men's minds. When I am not walking, I am reading; I cannot sit and think. Books think for me. [ Charles Lamb ]

There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]

A little love rapidly develops the sensibilities and intelligence of women: it is through the heart that they ripen or mold. [ Latena ]

There can be no excess to love, none to knowledge, none to beauty, when these attributes are considered in the purest sense. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

A woman who plays with the love of a loyal man is a curse; she may close his heart forever against all confidence in her sex.

Love silence rather than speech in these tragic days, when for very speaking the voice of man has fallen inarticulate to man. [ Carlyle ]

Love's true function in the world is as the regenerator and restorer of social life, the reconciler and uniter of living men. [ Ed ]

They who love dancing too much seem to have more brains in their feet than their head, and think to play the fool with reason. [ Terence ]

I am a man of peace. God knows how I love peace; but I hope I shall never be such a coward as to mistake oppression for peace. [ Kossuth ]

The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne. [ Johnson ]

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. [ Colton ]

Love is everything; love is the great fact. What matters the lover? What matters the flagon, provided one has the intoxication? [ A. de Musset ]

Love requires not so much proofs, as expressions, of love. Love demands little else than the power to feel and to requite love. [ Richter ]

The more we sympathize with excellence, the more we go out of self, the more we love, the broader and deeper is our personality. [ Chapin ]

We can receive anything from love, for that is a way of receiving it from ourselves; but not from any one who assumes to bestow. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

A rich dress adds but little to the beauty of a person. It may possibly create a deference, but that is rather an enemy to love. [ Shenstone ]

Character is made up of small duties faithfully performed - of self-denials, of self-sacrifices, of kindly acts of love and duty. [ Anonymous ]

The mother's love is at first an absorbing delight, blunting all other sensibilities; it is an expansion of the animal existence. [ George Eliot ]

Women love men for their defects; if men have enough of them, women will forgive them everything, even their gigantic intellects. [ Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance ]

Voltaire inscribed on a statue of Love: Whoever thou art, behold thy master! He rules thee, or has ruled thee, or will rule thee!

Of yore, they languished, they burned, they died for love; today, they chat about it, they make it, and, more often, they buy it. [ Jouy ]

He who cannot feel friendship is alike incapable of love. Let a woman beware of the man who owns that he loves no one but herself. [ Talleyrand ]

Like a great poet, Nature produces the greatest results with the simplest means. There are simply a sun, flowers, water, and love. [ Heine ]

Man has here two and a half minutes, - one to smile, one to sigh, and half of one to love; for in the midst of this minute he dies. [ Richter ]

Neglect will banish love, kill a lie, and silence slander; yet it will feed a malady, nourish hatred, and fill a garden with weeds. [ E. P. Day ]

Love never reasons, but profusely gives--gives, like a thoughtless prodigal, its all, and trembles then lest it has done too little. [ Hannah More ]

Love's sweetest meanings are unspoken; the full heart knows no rhetoric of words, and resorts to the pantomime of sighs and glances. [ Bovee ]

Foul jealousy! that turnest love divine to joyless dread, and makest the loving heart with hateful thoughts to languish and to pine. [ Spenser ]

When we imagine that we love, it is the presence of the loved one that deceives us: when we truly love, it is absence that proves it. [ Lingrie ]

Obedience, we may remember, is a part of religion, and therefore an element of peace; but love which includes obedience is the whole. [ George Sewell ]

One lamp, thy mother's love, amid the stars shall lift its pure flame changeless, and before the throne of God burn through eternity. [ N. P. Willis ]

In love we never think of moral qualities, and scarcely of intellectual ones. Temperament and manner alone, with beauty, excite love. [ Hazlitt ]

Love is the eldest, noblest, and mightiest of the gods, and the chiefest author and giver of virtue in life and happiness after death. [ Plato ]

We must love our friends as true amateurs love paintings; they have their eyes perpetually fixed on the fine parts, and see no others. [ Mme. d'Epinay ]

The true one of youth's love, proving a faithful helpmate in those years when the dream of life is over, and we live in its realities. [ Southey ]

What the poet has to cultivate above all things is love and truth; - what he has to avoid, like poison, is the fleeting and the false. [ Leigh Hunt ]

Love is swift, sincere, pious, pleasant, gentle, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, manly, and never seeking her own. [ Thomas à Kempis ]

Happiness is in taste and not in things; and it is by having what we love that we are happy, not by having what others find agreeable. [ Rochefoucauld ]

Have I a religion, have I a country, have I a love, that I am ready to die for? are the first trial questions to itself of a true soul. [ John Ruskin ]

Her head was bare, but for her native ornament of hair, which in a simple knot was tied above - sweet negligence, unheeded bait of love! [ Dryden ]

Passion looks not beyond the moment of its existence. Better, it says, the kisses of love today, than the felicities of heaven afar off. [ Bovee ]

The strongest love which the human heart has ever felt has been that for its Heavenly Parent. Was it not then constituted for this love? [ W. E. Channing ]

Beauty, wit, high birth, vigor of bone, desert in service, love, friendship, charity, are subjects all to envious and calumniating time. [ William Shakespeare ]

The more mysterious love is, the more strength it has; the more it is secret, the more it increases; the more hidden, the plainer shown. [ Mme. de Sartory ]

One must have a heart to know how to love; senses do not suffice. Temperament led by the mind leads to voluptuousness, but never to love. [ De Bernis ]

Friendships are the purer and the more ardent, the nearer they come to the presence of God, the Sun not only of righteousness but of love. [ Landor ]

It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old. [ George Eliot ]

Happiness has no limits, because God has neither bottom nor bounds, and because happiness is nothing; but the conquest of God through love. [ Amiel ]

A woman who has not seen her lover for the whole day considers that day lost for her: the tenderest of men considers it only lost for love. [ Mme. de Salm ]

The love of fame is a passion natural and universal, which no man, however high or mean, however wise or ignorant, was yet able to despise. [ Dr. Johnson ]

When pleasure, like the midnight flower that scorns the eye of vulgar light, begins to bloom for sons of night and maids who love the moon. [ Moore ]

Each thing lives according to its kind; the heart by love, the intellect by truth, the higher nature of man by intimate communion with God. [ Chapin ]

The love of woman is a precious treasure. Tenderness has no deeper source, devotion no purer shrine, sacrifice no more saintlike abnegation. [ Saint-Foix ]

Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you. [ Jesus ]

Life often seems but a long shipwreck, of which the debris are friendship, glory, and love: the shores of our existence are strewn with them. [ Mme. de Stael ]

Before the birth of Love, many fearful things took place through the empire of Necessity; but when this god was born, all things rose to men. [ Socrates ]

At twenty, man is less a lover of woman than of women: he is more in love with the sex than with the individual, however charming she may be. [ Ritif de la Bretonne ]

If the crowns of all the kingdoms of Europe were laid down at my feet in exchange for my books and my love of reading, I would spurn them all. [ Fenelon ]

Love is not a fire which can be confined within the breast; everything betrays it; and its fires imperfectly covered, only burst out the more. [ Racine ]

The youth longs so to love, the maiden so to be loved; ah! why does there spring out of this holiest of all our instincts such agonising pain? [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Sea Islanders; but a real human heart, with Divine love in it, beats with the same glow under all the patterns of all earth's thousand tribes. [ Oliver Wendell Holmes ]

What is it that renders friendship between women so lukewarm and of so short duration? It is the interests of love and the jealousy of conquest. [ J. J. Rousseau ]

Love is like the painter, who, being to draw the picture of a friend having a blemish in one eye, would picture only the other side of his face. [ South ]

Friendship and love require the deepest and most entire confidence, but souls of a high character demand not communications of a familiar nature. [ Humboldt ]

We should love our friends as true amateurs love pictures: they keep their eyes perpetually fixed on the fine points, and do not see the defects. [ Mme. Dufresnoy ]

Love not pleasure; love God. This is the everlasting Yea, wherein all contradiction is solved: wherein whoso walks and works, it is well with him. [ Carlyle ]

Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

Extremes, though contrary, have the like effect; extreme heat mortifies, like extreme cold; extreme love breeds satiety, as well as extreme hatred. [ Chapman ]

The woman who loves us is only a woman, but the woman we love is a celestial being whose defects disappear under the prism through which we see her. [ E. de Girardin ]

A babe in a house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting-place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men. [ Tupper ]

The life of a woman can be divided into three epochs: in the first she dreams of love, in the second she experiences it, in the third she regrets it. [ Saint-Prosper ]

The magic power of love consists in its ennobling whatever its breath touches, like the sun whose golden ray transmutes even thunderclouds into gold. [ Grillparzer ]

Do you wish to be free? Then above all things, love God, love your neighbor, love one another, love the common weal; then you will have true liberty. [ Savonarola ]

Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our American destiny, and your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way. [ President Donald J. Trump, Presidential Inaugeration Speech, Jan 20, 2017 ]

When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even for our virtues. [ Balzac ]

Jealousy is a painful passion; yet without some share of it, the agreeable affection of love has difficulty to subsist in its full force and violence. [ Hume ]

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. [ A. Karr ]

Self-love is always the mainspring, more or less concealed, of our actions; it is the wind which swells the sails, without which the ship could not go. [ Mme. du Chatelet ]

The affections are the children of ignorance; when the horizon of our experience expands, and models multiply, love and admiration imperceptibly vanish. [ Beaconsfield ]

The living together for three long, rainy days in the country has done more to dispel love than all the perfidies in love that have ever been committed. [ Arthur Helps ]

Love is life's end - an end, but never ending.... Love is life's wealth; ne'er spent, but ever spending.... Love's life's reward, rewarded in rewarding. [ Spenser ]

Love breaks in with lightning flash: friendship comes like dawning moonlight. Love will obtain and possess; friendship makes sacrifices but asks nothing. [ Geibel ]

I don't believe that the way to make a man love heaven is to disgust him with earth. Let us love all that is bright and beautiful and good in this world. [ Beecher ]

I must confess, as the experience of my own soul, that the expectation of loving my friends in heaven principally kindles my love to them while on earth. [ Richard Baxter ]

Intellectual fairness is often only another name for indolence and inconclusiveness of mind, just as love of truth is sometimes a fine phrase for temper. [ J. Morley ]

There is no vice or crime that does not originate in self-love; and there is no virtue that does not grow from the love of others out of and beyond self. [ Anon ]

Amongst the instrumentalities of love and peace, surely there can be no sweeter, softer, more effective voice than that of gentle, peace-breathing music. [ E. Burritt ]

Man is saved by love and duty, and by the hope that springs from duty, or rather from the moral facts of consciousness, as a flower springs from the soil. [ Amiel ]

It is as absurd to pretend that one cannot love the same woman always, as to pretend that a good artist needs several violins to execute a piece of music. [ Balzac ]

A sentence well couched takes both the sense and the understanding. I love not those cart-rope speeches that are longer than the memory of man can fathom. [ Feltham ]

Love is an image of God, and not a lifeless image; not one painted on paper, but the living essence of the divine nature, which beams full of all goodness. [ Luther ]

The Greek epigram intimates that the force of love is not shown by the courting of beauty, but where the like desire is inflamed for one who is illfavored. [ Emerson ]

Nature sent women into the world that they might be mothers and love children, to whom sacrifices must ever be offered, and from whom none can be obtained. [ Jean Paul ]

Death makes a beautiful appeal to charity. When we look upon the dead form, so composed and still, the kindness and the love that are in us all come forth. [ Chapin ]

The love of liberty that is not a real principle of dutiful behavior to authority is as hypocritical as the religion that is not productive of a good life. [ Bishop Butler ]

All these are elements of happiness - love of nature, acquaintance with the wide earth, congenial intercourse with superior minds, and abiding friendships. [ Charles W. Eliot ]

Our favorites are few: since only what rises from the heart reaches it, being caught and carried on the tongues of men wheresoever love and letters journey. [ Alcott ]

The destiny of women is to please, to be amiable, and to be loved. Those who do not love them are still more in the wrong than those who love them too much. [ Rochebrune ]

To give you nothing and to make you expect everything, to dawdle on the threshold of love, while the doors are closed: this is all the science of a coquette. [ De Bernard ]

Between two beings susceptible to love, the duration of love depends upon the first resistance of the woman, or the obstacles that society puts in their way. [ Balzac ]

Shouldst thou fail, let it not trouble thee, for failure (defect) leads to love. If thou canst not free thyself from failure, thou wilt never forgive others. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Love of power, merely to make flunkeys come and go for you, is a love, I should think, which enters only into the minds of persons in a very infantine state. [ Carlyle ]

Ministers who threaten death and destruction employ weapons of weakness. Argument and kindness are alone effectual, flavored by the principles of Divine love. [ Hosea Ballou ]

We live only on debris; instead of despair, we have indifference; love itself is treated as an ancient illusion. Where has the soul of the world taken refuge? [ Mme. Louise Colet ]

Women live only in the emotion that love gives. An old lady confessed that she had loved much,when young: Ah! she exclaimed, the exquisite pain of those days! [ A. Houssaye ]

Is thy friend angry with thee? Then provide him an opportunity of showing thee a great favor. Over that his heart must needs melt, and he will love thee again. [ Richter ]

All those observers who have spent their lives in the study of the human heart, know less about the signs of love than the most brainless, yet sensitive woman. [ J. J. Rousseau ]

If a man would register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, and learning, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last! [ Swift ]

In order that a love-letter may be what it should be, one should begin it without knowing what he is going to say, and end it without knowing what he has said. [ Raison ]

Thrice happy they, and more than thrice, whom an unbroken link binds together, and whom love, unimpaired by evil rancour, will not sunder before their last day. [ Horace ]

O Love! when thou findest thy true apostles on earth united in kisses, thou commandest their eyelids to close like veils, that they may not see their happiness! [ A. de Musset ]

Jealousy is said to be the offspring of love. Yet, unless the parent makes haste to strangle the child, the child will not rest till it has poisoned the parent. [ J. C. and A. W. Hare ]

It is only the coward who reproaches as a dishonor the love a woman has cherished for him, since she can not retaliate by making a dishonor of his love for her. [ Mme. de Lambert ]

The friendship of some men is like the love of some women; it is variable and capricious, inconstant and uncertain, hard to win, and when won, not worth having. [ Acton ]

He is a wise man who knoweth that his words should be suited to the occasion, his love to the worthiness of the object, and his anger according to his strength. [ Hitopadesa ]

Mother love hath this unlikeness to any other love: Tender to the object, it can be infinitely tyrannical to itself, and thence all its power of self-sacrifice. [ Lew Wallace ]

Simple gratitude, untinctured with love, is all the return an ingenuous mind can bestow for former benefits. Love for love is all the reward we expect or desire. [ Goldsmith ]

Love has a way of cheating itself consciously, like a child who plays at solitary hide-and-seek; it is pleased with assurances that it all the while disbelieves. [ George Eliot ]

It is a gentle and affectionate thought, that in immeasurable height above us, at our first birth, the wreath of love was woven with sparkling stars for flowers. [ Coleridge ]

The love of study, a passion which derives fresh vigor from enjoyment, supplies each day, each hour, with a perpetual source of independent and rational pleasure. [ Gibbon ]

The prodigality of women has reached such proportions that one must be wealthy to have one for himself: we have no other resource than to love the wives of others. [ A. Karr ]

In love, the importance lies in the beginning. The world knows well that whoever takes one step will take more: it is important, then, to take the first step well. [ Fontanelle ]

A profusion of fancies and quotations is out of place in a love-letter. True feeling is always direct, and never deviates into by-ways to cull flowers of rhetoric. [ Bovee ]

When Fame stands by us all alone, she is an angel clad in light and strength; but when Love touches her she drops her sword, and fades away, ghostlike and ashamed. [ Ouida ]

There are few husbands whom the wife cannot win in the long run by patience and love, unless they are harder than the rocks which the soft water penetrates in time. [ Marguerite de Valois ]

We are members of one great body. Nature planted in us a mutual love, and fitted us for a social life. We must consider that we were born for the good of the whole. [ Seneca ]

I love college football. It's the only time of year you can walk down the street with a girl in one arm and a blanket in the other, and nobody thinks twice about it. [ Duffy Daugherty ]

Love delights in paradoxes. Saddest when it has most reason to be gay, sighs are the signs of its deepest joy, and silence the expression of its yearning tenderness. [ Bovee ]

Our happiness as human beings, generally speaking, will be found to be very much in proportion to the number of things we love, and the number of things that love us. [ Samuel Smiles ]

If human love hath power to penetrate the veil - and hath it not? - then there are yet living here a few who have the blessedness of knowing that an angel loves them. [ Hawthorne ]

Love is sparingly soluble in the words of men, therefore they speak much of it; but one syllable of woman's speech can dissolve more of it than a man's heart can hold. [ Oliver Wendell Holmes ]

How much more mothers love their children than their husbands; the latter are often selfish and cruel; but children cannot separate their mother's from their affection. [ Mme. Paterson Bonaparte ]

The greatest cosmopolites are generally the neediest beggars, and they who embrace the entire universe with love, for the most part, love nothing but their narrow self. [ Herder ]

Greatness is a spiritual condition worthy to excite love, interest, and admiration; and the outward proof of greatness is that we excite love, interest, and admiration. [ Matthew Arnold ]

In a tête-à-tête a woman speaks in a loud tone to the man she is indifferent to, in a low tone to the one she begins to love, and keeps silent with the one she loves. [ Rochebrune ]

Love is a bird of passage that women await with curiosity in youth, retain with pleasure in maturer years, and allow to escape with regret when old age creeps upon them. [ A. Ricard ]

Men love better books which please them than those which instruct. Since their ennui troubles them more than their ignorance, they prefer being amused to being informed. [ L'Abbe Dubois ]

Grandeur of character lies wholly in force of soul; that is, in the force of thought, moral principle, and love; and this may be found in the humblest condition of life. [ William Ellery Channing ]

This is eternal life; a life of everlasting love, showing itself in everlasting good works; and whosoever lives that life, he lives the life of God, and hath eternal life. [ Charles Kingsley ]

Love is - I know not what; which comes - I know not whence; which is formed - I know not how; which enchants - I know not by what; and which ends - I know not when or why. [ Mlle. de Scuderi ]

O future ages, what will be your fate? Glory, like a shadow, has returned to heaven; Love no longer exists; life is devastated; and man, left alone, believes but in Death. [ A. de Musset ]

In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent towards their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it. [ Bovee ]

That is the true season of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will love in the same way after us. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

In the true mythology, Love is an immortal child, and Beauty leads him as a guide; nor can we express a deeper sense than when we say, Beauty is the pilot of the young soul. [ Emerson ]

A man explodes with indignation when a woman ceases to love him, yet he soon finds consolation; a woman is less demonstrative when deserted, and remains longer inconsolable.

I have never believed that friendship supposed the obligation of hating those whom your friends did not love, and I believe rather it obliges me to love those whom they love. [ Morellet ]

Women speak easily of platonic love; but, while they appear to esteem it highly, there is not a single ribbon of their toilette that does not drive platonism from our hearts. [ A. Ricard ]

Friendship, unlike love, which is weakened by fruition, grows up, thrives, and increases by enjoyment; and being of itself spiritual, the soul is reformed by the habit of it. [ Montaigne ]

If fathers are sometimes sulky at the appearance of the destined son-in-law, is it not a fact that mothers become sentimental and, as it were, love their own loves over again. [ Thackeray ]

Man loves before he sees; his heart is open before his eyes; love must irradiate his world for him before he well knows he is in it, what it is made of, and what to make of it. [ Ed ]

Rest and undisturbed content have now no place on earth, nor can the greatest affluence of worldly good procure them, ... they are peculiar to the love and fruition of God alone. [ Thomas à Kempis ]

When you doubt between words, use the plainest, the commonest, the most idiomatic. Eschew fine words as you would rouge, love simple ones as you would native roses on your cheek. [ J. C. Hare ]

Eternal life does not depend upon our perfection; but because it does depend upon the grace of Christ and the love of the Spirit, that love shall prompt us to emulate perfection. [ William Adams ]

There is not so agonizing a feeling in the whole catalogue of human suffering, as the first conviction that the heart of the being whom we most tenderly love is estranged from us. [ Bulwer ]

Pain and love are the portion of the man who does not like a coward shirk the world's destiny; if he plucks the arrow from his breast, he becomes as one dead for the world and God. [ N. Lenau ]

The greatest flood has the soonest ebb; the sorest tempest the most sudden calm; the hottest love the coldest end; and from the deepest desire oftentimes ensues the deadliest hate. [ Socrates ]

Love is not an intellectual admiration, a gratified imagination. It is too intangible for definement; but the soul knoweth its presence, by its fullness of content in the beloved. [ Mrs. Oakes Smith ]

Never to tire, never to grow cold; to be patient, sympathetic, tender; to look for the budding flower and the opening heart; to hope always; like God, to love always - this is duty. [ Amiel ]

The soul is a temple; and God is silently building it by night and by day. Precious thoughts are building it; disinterested love is building it; all-penetrating faith is building it. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

I learn several great truths; as that it is impossible to see into the ways of futurity, that punishment always attends the villain, that love is the fond soother of the human breast. [ Goldsmith ]

Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained love will die at the roots. [ Hawthorne ]

Women always want one to be good. And if we are good when they meet us, they don't love us at all. They like to find us quite irretrievably bad and to leave us quite unattractively good. [ Oscar Wilde, Lady Windemere's Fan ]

Virginity of the heart, alas! so soon ravished! sweet dreams! expectations of happiness' and of love! fresh illusions of the morning of life! why do you not last till the end of the day! [ Gavarni ]

Pray for and work for fullness of life above everything; full red blood in the body; full honesty and truth in the mind; and the fullness of a grateful love for the Saviour in your heart. [ Phillips Brooks ]

He that hath so many causes of joy, and so great, is very much in love with sorrow and peevishness, who loses all these pleasures, and chooses to sit down on his little handful of thorns. [ Jeremy Taylor ]

The present is withered by our wishes for the future; we ask for more air, more light, more space, more fields, a larger home. Ah! does one need so much room to love a day, and then to die? [ E. Souvestre ]

To guide scoundrels by love is a method that will not hold together; hardly for the flower of men will love do; and for the sediment and scoundrelism of them it has not even a chance to do. [ Carlyle ]

Universal love is a glove without fingers, which fits all hands alike, and none closely; but true affection is like a glove with fingers, which fits one hand only, and sits close to that one. [ Richter ]

Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth; for a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. [ Bacon ]

Love is frightened at the intervals of insensibility and callousness that encroach by little and little Oxt the domain of grief, and it makes efforts to recall the keenness of the first anguish. [ George Eliot ]

The culture of flowers is one of the few pleasures that improves alike the mind and the heart, and makes every true lover of those beautiful creations of Infinite Love, wiser, purer, and nobler. [ J. Vick ]

Learn the lesson of your own pain - learn to seek God, not in any single event of past history, but in your own soul - in the constant verifications of experience, in the life of Christian love. [ Mrs. Humphry Ward ]

As for marigolds, poppies, hollyhocks, and valorous sunflowers, we shall never have a garden without them, both for their own sake and for the sake of old-fashioned folks, who used to love them. [ Beecher ]

There are no unions that have not their dark days; but, when we have loved each other, we remember it always, and those sweet remembrances, that the heart accumulates, survive love like twilight.

There is a silence, the child of love, which expresses everything, and proclaims more loudly than the tongue is able to do; there are movements that are involuntary proofs of what the soul feels. [ Alfieri ]

A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy: the smile that accepts the lover before the words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first-born baby, and assures it of a mother's love. [ Haliburton ]

We are always more disposed to laugh at nonsense than at genuine wit; because the nonsense is more agreeable to us, being more conformable to our own natures: fools love folly, and wise men wisdom. [ Marguerite de Valois ]

There is so little to redeem the dry mass of follies and errors from which the materials of this life are composed that anything to love or to reverence becomes, as it were, the Sabbath for the mind. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]

Self-love increases or diminishes for us the good qualities of our friends, in proportion to the satisfaction we feel with them; and we judge of their merit by the manner in which they act towards us. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

Over all life broods Poesy, like the calm blue sky with its motherly, rebuking face. She is the great reformer, and where the love of her is strong and healthy, wickedness and wrong cannot long prevail. [ Lowell ]

I was always an early riser. Happy the man who is! Every morning day comes to him with a virgin's love, full of bloom and freshness. The youth of nature is contagious, like the gladness of a happy child. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]

Love has the tendency of pressing together all the lights, all the rays emitted from the beloved object, by the burning-glass of fantasy, into one focus, and making of them one radiant sun without spots. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

The prayers of a mother do not die when she dies, and the real heart and its sinless sympathies are never buried in the tomb; her love is purer and warmer now, for it comes from the sainted spirit shore. [ A. W. Mangum ]

Men are tatooed with their special beliefs like so many South Sea islanders; but a real human heart, with divine love in it, beats with the same glow under all the patterns of all earth's thousand tribes. [ Oliver Wendell Holmes ]

Sow the seeds of life - humbleness, pure-heartedness, love; and in the long eternity which lies before the soul, every minutest grain will come up again with an increase of thirty, sixty, or a hundredfold. [ F. W. Robertson ]

Love, when founded in the heart, will show itself in a thousand unpremeditated sallies of fondness; but every cool deliberate exhibition of the passion only argues little understanding or great insincerity. [ Goldsmith ]

A man's love for his native land lies deeper than any logical expression, among those pulses of the heart which vibrate to the sanctities of home, and to the thoughts which leap up from his father's graves. [ Chapin ]

Make use of time, if you love eternity. Yesterday cannot be recalled. Tomorrow cannot be assured. Today is only yours, and if you procrastinate, you lose, and lose forever. One today is worth two tomorrows. [ Euchiridion ]

To see each other, to profess to love each other, to prove it, to quarrel, to hate, then to separate, that one may seek a new love: this is the history of a moment, and of every day in the comedy of the world. [ De Varennes ]

Put a seal upon your lips and forget what you have done. After you have been kind, after love hath stolen forth into the world and done its beautiful work, go back into the shade again and say nothing about it.

Not until right is founded upon reverence will it be secure; not until duty is based upon love will it be complete; not until liberty is based on eternal principles will it be full, equal, lofty, and universal. [ Henry Giles ]

Friendship has steps which lead up on the throne of God, through all spirits, even to the Infinite; only love is satiable, and like truth admits no three degrees of comparison; and a single being fills the heart. [ Richter ]

A thousand wheels of labor are turned by dear affections, and kept in motion by self-sacrificing endurance; and the crowds that pour forth in the morning and return at night are daily processiona of love and duty. [ Chapin ]

I love to lose myself in other men's minds. When I am not walking, I am reading. I cannot sit and think; books think for me. I have no repugnances. Shaftesbury is not too genteel for me, nor Jonathan Wild too low. [ Lamb ]

When a woman's heart is touched, when it is moved by love, then the electric spark is communicated and the fire of inspiration kindled: but even then she desires no more than to suffer or to die for what she loves. [ Countess Hahn-Hahn ]

As flowers never put on their best clothes for Sunday, but wear their spotless raiment and exhale their odor every day, so let your righteous life, free from stain, ever give forth the fragrance of the love of God. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

There is power in love to divine another's destiny better than that other can, and by heroic encouragements hold him to his task; what has friendship so signal as its sublime attraction to whatever virtue is in use. [ R. W. Emerson ]

Friendship may outlive love and its passions; for instances have not unfrequently occurred, in which parties who have ceased to regard each other as lovers, have been found necessary as friends and confidential advisers. [ Mme. de Pompadour ]

It is right that man should love those who have offended him. He will do so when he remembers that all men are his relations, and that it is through ignorance and involuntarily that they sin, - and then we all die so soon. [ Marcus Aurelius ]

What is commonly called friendship is no more than a partnership, a reciprocal regard for one another's interests, and an exchange of good offices; in a word, mere traffic, wherein self-love always proposes to be a gainer. [ Rochefoucauld ]

Gifts of rings by lovers have always been common; but how pleasant when the husband can look to the past, to the present, to the future, with feelings of love, honor, and duty, and not as is often the case with repentance. [ Miss L. E. Landon ]

True, the poisonous breath of the world destroys our illusions, but they resuscitate at once when a ray of love falls upon our benumbed hearts, as the warmth of the sun revives the poor flowers withered by the ices of winter. [ De Finod ]

There is to the poetical sense a ravishing prophecy and winsome intimation in flowers, that now and then, from the influence of mood or circumstances, reasserts itself like the reminiscence of childhood, or the spell of love. [ H. T. Tuckerman ]

Nature builds upon a false bottom, seeks herself what she values in others, and is oftentimes deceived and disappointed. Grace reposes her whole hope and love in God, and is never mistaken, never deluded by false expectations. [ Thomas à Kempis ]

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. [ Washington Irving ]

Love works miracles every day: such as weakening the strong, and strengthening the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favoring the passions, destroying reason, and, in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy. [ Marguerite de Valois ]

If a superior woman marry a vulgar or inferior man, he makes her miserable, but seldom governs her mind or vulgarizes her nature; and if there be love on his side, the chances are that in the end she will elevate and refine him. [ Mrs. Jameson ]

I have remarked that those who love women most, and are most tender in their intercourse with them, are most inclined to speak ill of them, us if they could not forgive them for not being as irreproachable as they wish them to be. [ T. Gautier ]

The name of a mother! what a long history does it bring with it of smiles and words of mildness, of tears shed by night and of sighings at the morning dawn, of love unrequited, of cares for which there can be no recompense on earth. [ Prof. Park ]

There are jilts in friendship, as well as in love; and by the behavior of some men in both, one would almost imagine that they industriously sought to gain the affections of others with the view only of making the parties miserable. [ Fielding ]

A taste for flowers and a love for the beautiful, as exhibited in the wonders of creative power, are evidences of a refined and sensitive nature, and peculiar traits of character which distinguish man from the lower order of animals. [ Celestia R. Colby ]

Love and the Soul, working together, might go on producing Venuses without end, each different, and all beautiful; but divorced and separated, they may continue producing indeed, yet no longer any being, or even thing, truly godlike. [ Ed ]

Let a woman once give you a task, and you are hers, heart and soul; all your care and trouble lend new charms to her for whose sake they are taken. To rescue, to revenge, to instruct, or protect a woman is all the same as to love her. [ Richter ]

Love is blind, and the figure of Cupid is drawn with a bandage round his eyes. Blind: yes, because he does not see what he does not like; but the sharpest-sighted hunter in the universe is Love for finding what he seeks, and only that. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

The pleasantest part of a man's life is generally that which passes in courtship, provided his passion be sincere, and the party beloved kind with discretion. Love, desire, hope, all the pleasing emotions of the soul, rise in the pursuit. [ Addison ]

When all that is fond in our nature is most thoroughly awakened, when we feel most deeply and tenderly - even then, love is so conscious of its instability that we are irresistibly prompted to ask; Do you love me? Will you love me always? [ Balzac ]

Love can take what shape he pleases; and when once begun his fiery inroad in the soul, how vain the after knowledge which his presence gives! We weep or rave; but still he lives, and lives master and lord, amidst pride and tears and pain. [ Barry Cornwall ]

Love is rarely a hypocrite; but hate - how detect and how guard against it! It lurks where you least expect it; it is created by causes that you can the least foresee; and civilization multiplies its varieties, whilst it favors its disguise. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]

A woman who is guided by the head, and not by the heart, is a social pestilence: she has all the defects of the passionate and affectionate woman, with none of her compensations; she is without pity, without love, without virtue, without sex. [ Balzac ]

Persons are love's world, and the coldest philosopher cannot recount the debt of the young soul, wandering here in nature to the power of love, without being tempted to unsay, as treasonable to nature, aught derogatory to the social instincts. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

We say love is blind, and the figure of Cupid is drawn with a bandage around his eyes. Blind - yes, because he does not see what he does not like; but the sharpest-sighted hunter in the universe is Love for finding what he seeks, and only that. [ Emerson ]

How many a knot of mystery and misunderstanding would be untied by one word spoken in simple and confiding truth of heart! How many a solitary place would be made glad if love were there, and how many a dark dwelling would be filled with light! [ Dewey ]

Love one human being with warmth and purity, and thou wilt love the world. The heart, in that celestial sphere of love, is like the sun in its course. From the drop on the rose to the ocean, all is for him a mirror, which he fills and brightens. [ Jean Paul ]

Of all faults the greatest is the excess of impious terror, dishonoring divine grace. He who despairs wants love, wants faith; for faith, hope, and love are three torches which blend their light together, nor does the one shine without the other. [ Metastasio ]

To die, and thus avoid poverty or love, or anything painful, is not the part of a brave man, but rather of a coward; for it is cowardice to avoid trouble, and the suicide does not undergo death because it is honorable, but in order to avoid evil. [ Aristotle ]

Without woman, man would be rough, rude, solitary, and would ignore all the graces which are but the smiles of love. Woman weaves about him the flowers of life, as the vines of the forest decorate the trunk of the oak with their fragrant garlands. [ Chateaubriand ]

Love may exist without jealousy, although this is rare: but jealousy may exist without love, and this is common; for jealousy can feed on that which is bitter no less than on that which is sweet, and is sustained by pride as often as by affection. [ Colton ]

No unity can last, in married life, unless the fellowship of hearts is accompanied by the fellowship of minds. As a woman loses the charms of her youth, her husband must perceive that her mind is developing, and love must be perpetuated by esteem. [ Dupanloup ]

To be forward to praise others implies either great eminence, that can afford to part with applause; or great quickness of discernment, with confidence in our own judgments; or great sincerity and love of truth, getting the better of our self-love. [ Hazlitt ]

Nothing on earth is without difficulty. Only the inner impulse, the pleasure it gives and love enable us to surmount obstacles; to make smooth our way, and lift ourselves out of the narrow grooves in which other people sorrowfully distress themselves. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

How mighty is the human heart, with all its complicated energies; this living source of all that moves the world! this temple of liberty, this kingdom of heaven, this altar of God, this throne of goodness, so beautiful in holiness, so generous in love! [ Henry Giles ]

Why does the evening, does the night, put warmer love in our hearts? Is it the nightly pressure of helplessness? or is it the exalting separation from the turmoils of life - that veiling of the world in which for the soul nothing then remains but souls? [ Richter ]

'Tis the merry nightingale that crowds and hurries and precipitates, with fast thick warble, his delicious notes, as he were fearful that an April night would be too short for him to utter forth his love-chant, and disburden his full soul of all its music. [ Coleridge ]

Taste, if it mean anything but a paltry connoisseurship, must mean a general susceptibility to truth and nobleness; a sense to discern and a heart to love and reverence all beauty, order, goodness, wheresoever found and in whatsoever form and accompaniment. [ Carlyle ]

We love a girl for very different qualities than understanding. We love her for her beauty, her youth, her mirth, her confidingness, her character, with its faults, caprices and God knows what other inexpressible charms; but we do not love her understanding. [ Goethe ]

Some very dull and sad people have genius though the world may not count it as such; a genius for love, or for patience, or for prayer, maybe. We know the divine spark is here and there in the world: who shall say under what manifestations, or humble disguise! [ Anne Isabella Thackeray ]

All men are in some degree impressed by the face of the world; some men even to delight. This love of beauty is taste. Others have the same love in such excess that, not content with admiring, they seek to embody it in new forms. The creation of beauty is art. [ Emerson ]

Love in modern times has been the tailor's best friend. Every suitor of the nineteenth century spends more than his spare cash on personal adornment. A faultless fit, a glistening hat, tight gloves, and tighter boots proclaim the imminent peril of his position. [ G. A. Sala ]

How often a new affection makes a new man! The sordid, cowering soul turns heroic. The frivolous girl becomes the steadfast martyr of patience and ministration, transfigured by deathless love. The career of bounding impulses turns into an anthem of sacred deeds. [ Chapin ]

No language can express the power and beauty, and heroism and majesty of a mother's love; it shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over the wastes of worldly fortune sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star in heaven. [ E. H. Chapin ]

Love is not altogether a delirium, yet has it many points in common therewith ... I call it rather a discerning of the Infinite in the Finite, of the Idea made Real; which discerning again may be either true or false, either seraphic or demonic, Inspiration or Insanity. [ Carlyle ]

Novels are sweets. All people with healthy literary appetites love them; almost all women; a vast number of clever, hard-headed men. Judges, bishops, chancellors, mathematicians, are notorious novel readers, as well as young boys and girls, and their kind, tender mothers. [ Thackeray ]

It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution that destroys the machinery, but the friction. Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices. [ Beecher ]

Without distinction, without calculation, without procrastination, love. Lavish it upon the poor, where it is very easy; especially upon the rich, who often need it most; most of all upon our equals, where it is very difficult, and for whom perhaps we each do least of all. [ Henry Drummond ]

Even He that died for us upon the cross, in the last hour, in the unutterable agony of death, was mindful of His mother, as if to teach us that this holy love should be our last worldly thought - the last point of earth from which the soul should take its flight for heaven. [ Longfellow ]

Nature is sanitive, refining, elevating. How cunningly she hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew! Every inch of the mountains is scarred by unimaginable convulsions, yet the new day is purple with the bloom of youth and love. [ Emerson ]

People who love once in their lives are really shallow people. What they call their loyalty and their fidelity is either the lethargy of custom or lack of imagination. Faithfulness is to the emotional life what constancy is to the intellectual life, simply a confession of failure. [ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey ]

It is a beautiful self-denial for the affluent to set an example of neatness, plainness, and simplicity. Such an influence is peculiarly salutary in our state of society, where the large class of young females, who earn a subsistance by labor, are so addicted to the love of finery. [ Mrs. Sigourney ]

If you would learn to write, it is in the street you must learn it. Both for the vehicle and for the aims of fine arts, you must frequent the public square. The people, and not the college, is the writer's home. A scholar is a candle which the love and desire of all men will light. [ Emerson ]

Every man ought to be in love a few times in his life, and to have a smart attack of the fever. You are better for it when it is over: the better for your misfortune, if you endure it with a manly heart; how much the better for success, if you win it and a good wife into the bargain! [ Thackeray ]

Poetry can make even the thought of death beautiful, and the sadness of bereavement not without a certain pleasure. Great poets have elicited from the sternest suffering a principle of enjoyment. Sublime faith and earnest love can conjure spirits the most lovely from the darkest abyss. [ Tuckerman ]

My May of life is fallen into the sear, the yellow leaf; and that which should accompany old age, as honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have; but in their stead, curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honor, breath which the poor heart would fain deny and dare not. [ William Shakespeare ]

A mother's love is indeed the golden link that binds youth to age; and he is still but a child, however time may have furrowed his cheek or silvered his brow, who can yet recall, with a softened heart, the fond devotion, or the gentle chidings, of the best friend that God ever gives us. [ Bovee ]

Many men are mere warehouses full of merchandise - the head, the heart, are stuffed with goods. There are apartments in their souls which were once tenanted by taste, and love, and joy, and worship, but they are all deserted now, and the rooms are filled with earthy and material things. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

None but those who have loved can be supposed to understand the oratory of the eye, the mute eloquence of a look, or the conversational powers of the face. Love's sweetest meanings are unspoken; the full heart knows no rhetoric of words, and resorts to the pantomime of sighs and glances. [ Bovee ]

If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble. The proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none. By itself, the voice of humility is God's music, and the silence of humility is God's rhetoric. Humility enforces where neither virtue nor strength can prevail, nor reason. [ Enchiridion ]

He is wise who can instruct us and assist us in the business of daily virtuous living; he who trains us to see old truth under academic formularies may be wise or not, as it chances, but we love to see wisdom in unpretending forms, to recognise her royal features under a week-day vesture. [ Carlyle ]

Nature, when she amused herself by giving stiff manners to old maids, put virtue in a very bad light. A woman must have been a mother to preserve under the chilling influences of time that grace of manner and sweetness of temper, which prompt us to say, One sees that love has dwelt there. [ Lemontey ]

To continue love in marriage is a science. It requires so little to kill those sweet emotions, those precious illusions, which form the charm of life; and it is so difficult to maintain a man at the height on which an exalted passion has placed him, especially when that man is one's husband! [ Mme. Reybaud ]

In my opinion mothers ought to bring up and suckle their own children; for they bring them up with greater affection and with greater anxiety, as loving them from the heart, and so to speak, every inch of them; but the love of a nurse is spurious and counterfeit, as loving them only for hire. [ Plutarch ]

To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live, according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically. [ Thoreau ]

Love to make others happy; yes, surely at all times, so far as you can. But at bottom that is not the aim of any life. Do not think that your life means a mere searching in gutters for fallen creatures to wipe and set up.... In our life there is no meaning at all except the work we have done. [ Carlyle ]

I love the acquaintance of young people; because, in the first place, I do not like to think myself growing old. In the next place, young acquaintances must last longest, if they do last; and then, sir, young men have more virtue than old men; they have more generous sentiments in every respect. [ Dr. Johnson ]

He that abuses his own profession will not patiently bear with any one else who does so. And this is one of our most subtle operations of self-love. For when we abuse our own profession, we tacitly except ourselves; but when another abuses it, we are far from being certain that this is the case. [ Colton ]

Why doth Fate, that often bestows thousands of souls on a conqueror or tyrant, to be the sport of his passions, so often deny to the tenderest and most feeling hearts one kindred one on which to lavish their affections? Why is it that Love must so often sigh in vain for an object, and Hate never? [ Richter ]

Color is, in brief terms, the type of love. Hence it is especially connected with the blossoming of the earth; and again, with its fruits; also, with the spring and fall of the leaf, and with the morning and evening of the day, in order to show the waiting of love about the birth and death of man. [ Ruskin ]

The world is divided into two armies. Men make offensive war, women defensive. Love exalts and excites the two parties. They meet hand to hand. Love throws himself into their midst, agitating his torch. But the struggle differs from other battles: instead of destroying, it multiplies the combatants. [ S. Marechal ]

Praise consists in the love of God, in wonder at the goodness of God, in recognition of the gifts of God, in seeing God in all things He gives us, ay, and even in the things that He refuses to us; so as to see our whole life in the light of God; and seeing this, to bless Him, adore Him, and glorify Him. [ Manning ]

I once asked a distinguished artist what place he gave to labor in art. Labor, he in effect said, is the beginning, the middle, and the end of art. Turning then to another - And you, I inquired, what do you consider as the great force in art? Love, he replied. In their two answers I found but one truth. [ Bovee ]

If you love music, hear it; go to operas, concerts, and pay fiddlers to play to you. But I insist upon your neither piping nor fiddling yourself; it puts a gentleman in a very frivolous, contemptible light; brings him into a great deal of bad company, and takes up a great deal of time which might be much better employed. [ Chesterfield ]

If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal souls, if we imbue them with principles, with the just fear of God and love of fellow men, we engrave on those tablets something which will brighten all eternity. [ Daniel Webster ]

Infinity is the retirement in which perfect love and wisdom only dwell with God. In infinity and eternity the skeptic sees an abyss in which all is lost. I see in them the residence of Almighty power, in which my reason and my wishes find equally a firm support. Here, holding by the pillars of heaven, I exist - I stand fast. [ Miller ]

Neutrality in things good or evil is both odious and prejudicial; but in matters of an indifferent nature is safe and commendable. Herein taking of parts maketh sides, and breaketh unity. In an unjust cause of separation, he that favoreth both parts may perhaps have least love of either side, but hath most charity in himself. [ Bishop Hall ]

As the health and strength or weakness of our bodies is very much owing to their methods of treating us when we were young, so the soundness or folly of our minds is not less owing to those first tempers and ways of thinking which we eagerly received from the love, tenderness, authority, and constant conversation of our mothers. [ E. Law ]

True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart; it is not contempt; its essence is love: it issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper. It is a sort of inverse sublimity, exalting, as it were, into our affections what is below us, while sublimity draws down into our affections what is above us. [ Carlyle ]

To be a finite being is no crime, and to be the Infinite is not to be a creditor. As man was not consulted he does not find himself a party in a bargain, but a child in the household of love. Reconciliation, therefore, is not the consequence of paying a debt, or procuring atonement for an injury, but an organic process of the human life. [ John Weiss ]

The fact is, that of all God's gifts to the sight of man, color is the holiest, the most divine, the most solemn, We speak rashly of gay color and sad color, for color cannot at once be good and gay. All good color is in some degree pensive, the loveliest is melancholy, and the purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most. [ Thomas Starr King ]

Hair is the most delicate and lasting of our materials, and survives us, like love. It is so light, so gentle, so escaping from the idea of death, that, with a lock of hair belonging to a child or friend, we may almost look up to heaven and compare notes with the angelic nature, - may almost say, I have a piece of thee here not unworthy of thy being now. [ Leigh Hunt ]

A book becomes a mirror, with the author's face shining over it. Talent only gives an imperfect image, - the broken glimmer of a countenance. But the features of genius remain unruffled. Time guards the shadow. Beauty, the spiritual Venus, - whose children are the Tassos, the Spensers, the Bacons, - breathes the magic of her love, and fixes the face forever. [ Willmott ]

The motives of the best actions will not bear too strict an inquiry. It is allowed that the cause of most actions, good or bad, may be resolved into the love of ourselves; but the self-love of some men inclines them to please others, and the self-love of others is wholly employed in pleasing themselves. This makes the great distinction between virtue and vice. [ Swift ]

After having said, read, and written what we have of women, what is the fact? In good faith, it is this: they are handsomer, more amiable, more essential, more worthy, and have more sensibility than we. All the faults that we reproach in them do not cause as much evil as one of ours. And, then, are their faults not due to our despotism, injustice, and self-love? [ Prince de Ligne ]

Maggie and Stephen were in that stage of courtship which makes the most exquisite moment of youth, the freshest blossom-time of passion, - when each is sure of the other's love, but no formal declaration has been made, and all is mutual divination, exalting the most trivial words, the lightest gestures, into thrills delicate and delicious as wafted jasmine scent. [ George Eliot ]

A pure mind in a chaste body is the mother of wisdom and deliberation, sober counsels and ingenuous actions, open deportment and sweet carriage, sincere principles and unprejudicate understanding, love of God and selfdenial, peace and confidence, holy prayers and spiritual comfort, and a pleasure of spirit infinitely greater than the sottish pleasure of unchastity. [ Jeremy Taylor ]

Wealth brings noble opportunities, and competence is a proper object of pursuit; but wealth, and even competence, may be bought at too high a price. Wealth itself has no moral attribute. It is not money, but the love of money, which is the root of all evil. It is the relation between wealth and the mind and the character of its possessor which is the essential thing. [ Hillard ]

When the first time of love is over, there comes a something better still; then comes that other love; that faithful friendship which never changes, and which will accompany you with its calm light through the whole of life; it is only needful to place yourself so that it may come, and then it comes of itself; and then everything turns and changes itself for the best. [ Frederika Bremer ]

There is something too dear in the hope of seeing again.... Dear heart, be quiet; we say; you will not be long separated from those people that you love; be quiet, dear heart! And then we give it in the meanwhile a shadow, so that it has something, and then it is good and quiet, like a little child whose mother gives it a doll instead of the apple which it ought not to eat. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

Gaze not on beauty too much, lest it blast thee; nor too long, lest it blind thee; nor too near, lest it burn thee. If thou like it, it deceives thee; if thou love it, it disturbs thee; if thou hunt after it, it destroys thee. If virtue accompany it, it is the heart's paradise; if vice associate it, it is the soul's purgatory. It is the wise man's bonfire, and the fool's furnace. [ Quarles ]

The mother begins her process of training with the infant in her arms. It is she who directs, so to speak, its first mental and spiritual pulsations; she conducts it along the impressible years of childhood and youth, and hopes to deliver it to the rough contests and tumultuous scenes of life, armed by those good principles which her child has received from maternal care and love. [ D. Webster ]

If the man be really the weaker vessel, and the rule is necessarily in the Wife's hands, how is it then to be? To tell the truth, I believe that the really loving, good wife never finds it out. She keeps the glamor of love and loyalty between herself and her husband, and so infuses herself into him that the weakness never becomes apparent either to her or to him or to most lookers-on. [ Charlotte M. Yonge ]

A pair of bright eyes with a dozen glances suffice to subdue a man; to enslave him, and inflame; to make him even forget; they dazzle him so that the past becomes straightway dim to him; and he so prizes them that he would give all his life to possess them. What is the fond love of dearest friends compared to his treasure? Is memory as strong as expectancy, fruition as hunger, gratitude as desire? [ Thackeray ]

Music may be classed into natural, social, sacred, and martial; it is the twin sister of poetry, and like it has the power to sway the feelings and command the mind; in devotion it breathes the pure spirit of inspiration and love; in martial scenes it rouses the soul to fearless deeds of daring and valor, while it alleviates the cares, and enhances the innocent and cheerful enjoyments of domestic life. [ Acton ]

Poetical taste is the only magician whose wand is not broken. No hand, except its own, can dissolve the fabric of beauty in which it dwells. Genii, unknown to Arabian fable, wait at the portal. Whatever is most precious from the loom or the mine of fancy is poured at its feet. Love, purified by contemplation, visits and cheers it; unseen musicians are heard in the dark; it is Psyche in the palace of Cupid. [ Willmott ]

We acquire the love of people who, being in our proximity, are presumed to know us; and we receive reputation or celebrity, from such as are not personally acquainted with us. Merit secures to us the regard of our honest neighbors, and good fortune that of the public. Esteem is the harvest of a whole life spent in usefulness; but reputation is often bestowed upon a chance action, and depends most on success. [ G. A. Sala ]

Poetry reveals to us the loveliness of nature, brings back the freshness of youthful feeling, revives the relish of simple pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthusiasm which warmed the springtime of our being, refines youthful love, strengthens our interest in human nature, by vivid delineations of its tenderest and softest feelings, and, through the brightness of its prophetic visions, helps faith to lay hold on the future life. [ Channing ]

A town, before it can be plundered and deserted, must first be taken; and in this particular Venus has borrowed a law from her consort Mars. A woman that wishes to retain her suitor must keep him in the trenches; for this is a siege which the besieger never raises for want of supplies, since a feast is more fatal to love than a fast, and a surfeit than a starvation. Inanition may cause it to die a slow death, but repletion always destroys it by a sudden one. [ Colton ]

Love is the river of life in this world. Think not that ye know it who stand at the little tinkling rill, the first small fountain. Not until you have gone through the rocky gorges, and not lost the stream; not until you have gone through the meadow, and the stream has widened and deepened until fleets could ride on its bosom; not until beyond the meadow you have come to the unfathomable ocean, and poured your treasures into its depths - not until then can you know what love is. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

If we wish to know the political and moral condition of a state, we must ask what rank women hold in it; their influence embraces the whole of life; a wife! - a mother! - two magical words, comprising the sweetest source of man's felicity; theirs is a reign of beauty, of love, of reason, - always a reign! a man takes counsel with his wife, he obeys his mother; he obeys her long after she has ceased to live; and the ideas which he has received from her become principles stronger even than his passions. [ Aime Martin ]

We cannot describe the natural history of the soul, but we know that it is divine. All things are known to the soul. It is not to be surprised by any communication. Nothing can be greater than it. Let those fear and those fawn who will. The soul is in her native realm; and it is wider than space, older than time, wide as hope, rich as love. Pusillanimity and fear she refuses with a beautiful scorn; they are not for her who putteth on her coronation robes, and goes out through universal love to universal power. [ Emerson ]

See a fond mother encircled by her children; with pious tenderness she looks around, and her soul even melts with maternal love. One she kisses on its cheeks, and clasps another to her bosom; one she sets upon her knee, and finds a seat upon her foot for another. And while, by their actions, by their lisping words, and asking eyes, she understands their numberless little wishes, to these she dispenses a look, and a word to those; and whether she grants or refuses, whether she smiles or frowns, it is all in tender love. [ Krummacher ]

Who can fathom the depth of a mother's love! No friendship so pure, so devoted; the wild storm of adversity and the bright sunshine of prosperity are all alike to her; however unworthy we may be of that affection, a mother never ceases to love her erring child. Often, when alone, as we gaze up to the starry heaven, can we in imagination catch a glimpse of the angels around the great white throne, and among the brightest and fairest of them all is our sweet mother, ever beckoning us onward and upward to her celestial home. [ R. Smith ]

Gratitude is a link between justice and love. It discharges by means of affections those debts which the affections only can discharge, and which are so much the more sacred for this reason. Gratitude never springs up in the soil of selfishness, for self-interest in its eagerness to appropriate is unable to understand the impulses of generosity or to measure the true value of the gift. And, when we do understand it, we must love much to be willing to accept, we refuse when we love but little. Gratitude is the justice of the heart. [ Degerando ]

What is more pleasing than the sight of the affectionate mother, watching with untiring devotion over her helpless child? Who can contemplate her devotion to the object of her love, enduring his waywardness, forgiving his faults, relieving his pains, and enjojdng his pleasures; pouring incessantly into his opening soul the mature wisdom of her counsels, and following him with her untiring prayers, as he finally goes forth to battle with the temptations and trials of life, without feeling that the true mother's heart is the noblest of heaven's gifts? [ H. Winslow ]

The love of flowers seems a naturally implanted passion, without any alloy or debasing object in its motive; we cherish them in youth, we admire them in declining years; but perhaps it is the early flowers of spring that always bring with them the greatest degree of pleasure; and our affections seem to expand at the sight of the first blossom under the sunny wall, or sheltered bank, however humble its race may be. With summer flowers we seem to live, as with our neighbors, in harmony and good order; but spring flowers are cherished as private friendships. [ G. A. Sola ]

Gentlemen, do you know what is the finest speech that I ever in my life heard or read? It is the address of Garibaldi to his Roman soldiers, when he told them: Soldiers, what I have to offer you is fatigue, danger, struggle and death; the chill of the cold night in the free air, and heat under the burning sun; no lodgings, no munitions, no provisions, but forced marches, dangerous watchposts and the continual struggle with the bayonet against batteries; - those who love freedom and their country may follow me. That is the most glorious speech I ever heard in my life. [ Kossuth ]

The love of a mother is never exhausted; it never changes, it never tires. A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands; but a mother's love endures through all; in good repute, in bad repute, in the face of the world's condemnation, a mother still loves on, and still hopes that her child may turn from his evil ways, and repent; she still remembers the infant smiles that once filled her bosom with rapture, the merry laugh, the joyful shout of Iris childhood, the opening promise of his youth; and she can never be brought to think him all unworthy. [ W. Irving ]

A beau is one who arranges his curled locks gracefully, who ever smells of balm, and cinnamon; who hums the songs of the Nile, and Cadiz; who throws his sleek arms into various attitudes; who idles away the whole day among the chairs of the ladies and is ever whispering into some one's ear; who reads little billets-doux from this quarter and that, and writes them in return; who avoids ruffling his dress by contact with his neighbors sleeve, who knows with whom everybody is in love; who flutters from feast to feast, who can recount exactly the pedigree of Hirpinus. What do you tell me? is this a beau, Cotilus? Then a beau, Cotilus, is a very trifling thing. [ Martial ]

With whatever respect and admiration a child may regard a father, whose example has called forth his energies, and animated him in his various pursuits, he turns with greater affection and intenser love to a kind-hearted mother; the same emotion follows him through life; and when the changing vicissitudes of after years have removed his parents from him, seldom does the remembrance of his mother occur to his mind, unaccompanied by the most affectionate recollections. Show me a man, though his brow be furrowed, and his hair grey, who has forgotten his mother, and I shall suspect that something is going on wrong within him; either his memory is impaired, or a hard heart is beating in his bosom. [ Mogridge ]

Why has the beneficent Creator scattered over the face of the earth such a profusion of beautiful flowers? Why is it that every landscape has its appropriate flowers, every nation its national flowers, every rural home its home flowers? Why do flowers enter and shed their perfume over every scene of life, from the cradle to the grave? Why are flowers made to utter all voices of joy and sorrow in all varying scenes? It is that flowers have in themselves a real and natural significance; they have a positive relation to man; they correspond to actual emotions; they have their mission - a mission of love and mercy; they have their language, and from the remotest ages this language has found its interpreters. [ Henrietta Dumont ]

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Words With Friends™ Letter Score: 9

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