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  1. There is a Law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
       -- Alfred Adler

  2. If there is anything better than to be loved it is loving.
       -- Anon.

  3. Love is a fan club with only two fans.
       -- Anon.

  4. Love is the only game that is not called on account of darkness.
       -- Anon.

  5. Among those whom I like, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
       -- W.H. Auden

  6. It is impossible to love and be wise.
       -- Francis Bacon

  7. Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.
       -- John Barrymore

  8. I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
       -- Henry Ward Beecher

  9. A man is only as good as what he loves.
       -- Saul Bellow

  10. From the moment it is touched, the heart cannot dry up.
       -- Louis Bourdaloue

  11. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
    I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
    My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
    For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
    I love thee to the level of everyday's
    Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
    I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
    I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
    I love thee with the passion put to use
    In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
    I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
    With my lost saints, -I love thee with the breath,
    Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose,
    I shall but love thee better after death.
       -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  12. But to see her was to love her,
    Love but her, and love forever.
       -- Robert Burns

  13. To live is to love; all reason is against it; instinct is for it.
       -- Samuel Butler

  14. Respect is love in plain clothes.
       -- Frankie Byrne

  15. Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life.
       -- Lord Byron

  16. Love is not altogether a delerium, yet it has many points in common therewith.
       -- Thomas Carlyle

  17. Love lasteth long as the money endureth.
       -- William Caxton

  18. Love is blynde.
       -- Geoffrey Chaucer

  19. She lovede Right fro the firste sighte.
       -- Geoffrey Chaucer

  20. The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
       -- Gilbert K. Chesterton

  21. Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
       -- John Ciardi

  22. When poverty comes in at doors, love leaps out at windows.
       -- John Clarke

  23. 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.
       -- Charles Caleb Colton

  24. lovers alone wear sunlight
       -- e.e. cummings

  25. Love is a sickness full of woes,
          All remedies refusing;
    A plant that with most cutting grows,
          Most barren with best using.
       -- Samuel Daniel

  26. The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
       -- Benjamin Disraeli

  27. Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
       -- John Donne

  28. I am two fools, I know, for loving and saying so.
       -- John Donne

  29. If thou be'st born to strange sights,
    Things invisible to see,
    Ride ten thousand days and nights
    Till Age snow white hairs on thee;


    Thou, when thou return'st wilt tell me
    All strange wonders that befell thee,
                And swear
                No where
    Lives a woman true and fair.


  30.    -- John Donne

  31. All mankind loves a lover.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  32. Next to coming to a good understanding with a new mistress, I love a quarrel with an old one.
       -- Sir George Etherege

  33. He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  34. You've got to love what's loveable and hate what's hateable. It takes brains to see the difference.
       -- Robert Frost

  35. Love, the itch, and a cough cannot be hid.
       -- Thomas Fuller

  36. It is an extra dividend when you like the girl you've fallen in love with.
       -- Clark Gable

  37. A man in love is not complete until he is married. Then he is finished.
       -- Zsa Zsa Gabor

  38. A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
       -- Mahatma Gandhi

  39. Love is the irresistable desire to be desired irresistably.
       -- Louis Ginzberg

  40. We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
       -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  41. The porcupine, whom one must handle gloved,
    May be respected, but is never loved.
       -- Arthur Guiterman

  42. When one loves somebody everything is clear -- where to go, what to do -- it all takes care of itself and one doesn't have to ask anybody about anything.
       -- Maxim Gorky

  43. Every theory of love, from Plato down, teaches that each individual loves in the other sex what he lacks in himself.
       -- G. Stanley Hall

  44. Love and a cough cannot be hid.
       -- George Herbert

  45. People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.
       -- Bob Hope

  46. The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
       -- Victor Hugo

  47. One is never too old to yearn.
       -- Italian Proverb

  48. Love's like the measles, all the worse when it comes late.
       -- Douglas Jerrold

  49. There is only one sort of love, but there are a thousand copies.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  50. Love is an egoism of two.
       -- Antoine de La Salle

  51. Love is a kind of military service.
       -- Latin Proverb

  52. Many a man in love with a dimple makes a mistake of marrying the whole girl.
       -- Stephen Leacock

  53. To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
       -- Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz

  54. Love is whatever you can still betray. Betrayal can only happen if you love.
       -- John Le Carre

  55. Love gives itself; it is not bought.
       -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  56. I could not love thee, dear, so much,
    Loved I not honor more.
       -- Richard Lovelace

  57. There is no living with thee, nor without thee.
       -- Martial

  58. You can always get someone to love you, even if you have to do it yourself.
       -- Tom Masson

  59. No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.
       -- Francois Mauriac

  60. The head never rules the heart but just becomes its partner in crime.
       -- Michael McLaughlin

  61. Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
       -- H. L. Mencken

  62. Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
       -- H. L. Mencken

  63. To be in love is merely to be in a perpetual state of anesthesia--to mistake an ordinary young man for a Greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
       -- H. L. Mencken

  64. If love and sex are such natural phenomenons how come there are so many books on how to?
       -- Bette Middler

  65. 'Tis not love's going hurts my days,
    But that it went in little ways.
       -- Edna St. Vincent Millay

  66. The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.
       -- Henry Miller

  67. The heart that has truly loved never forgets
    But as truly loves on to the close.
       -- Thomas Moore

  68. If we all discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to tell them that they loved them.
       -- Christopher Morley

  69. The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
       -- Anais Nin

  70. I love a hand that meets my own with a grasp that causes some sensation.
       -- Samuel Osgood

  71. If you want to be loved, be lovable.
       -- Ovid

  72. Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.
       -- Ovid

  73. The heart has its reasons which the mind cannot comprehend.
       -- Blaise Pascal

  74. There can be no piece of mind in love, since the advantage one has secured is never anything but a fresh starting-point for future desires.
       -- Marcel Proust

  75. The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person.
       -- Vi Putnam

  76. It has been wisely said that we cannot really love anybody at whom we never laugh.
       -- Agnes Repplier

  77. Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
       -- Ranier Maria Rilke

  78. To know her was to love her.
       -- Samuel Rogers

  79. Little privations are easily endured when the heart is better treated than the body.
       -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  80. To attract men I wear a perfume called "new car interior."
       -- Rita Rudner

  81. Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
       -- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  82. Love makes of the wisest man a fool, and of the most foolish woman, a sage.
       -- Moritz J. Saphir

  83. The course of true love never did run smooth.
       -- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

  84. First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity: no really self-respecting woman would take advantage of it.
       -- George Bernard Shaw

  85. Romance without finance is no good.
       -- Willie 'The Lion' Smith

  86. I hold it true, whate'er befall;
    I feel it, when I sorrow most;
    'Tis better to have loved and lost
    Than never to have loved at all.
       -- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

  87. A lady of forty-seven who had been married twenty-seven years and has six children knows what love really is and once described it for me like this: 'Love is what you've been through with somebody.'
       -- James Thurber

  88. The first duty of love is to listen.
       -- Paul Tillich

  89. To love and to be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
       -- David Viscott

  90. Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
       -- Voltaire

  91. Let your love be stronger than your hate or anger. Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break.
       -- H.G. Wells

  92. Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache.
       -- Mae West

  93. What we can do for another is the test of powers; what we can suffer is the test of love.
       -- Brooke Foss Westcott

  94. One should always be in love. This is the reason why one should never marry.
       -- Oscar Wilde

  95. Women love men for their defects; if men have enough of them, women will forgive them anything, even their gigantic intellects.
       -- Oscar Wilde

  96. Yet each man kills the thing he loves...
       -- Oscar Wilde

  97. Women are made to be loved, not understood.
       -- Oscar Wilde

  98. There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.
       -- Thornton Wilder

  99. Lovers eminent in love
    Ever diversities combine;
    The vocal chords of the cushat-dove,
    The snake's articulated spine.


    Such elective elements
    Educate the eye and lip
    With one's refreshing innocence,
    The other's claim to scholarship.


    The serpent's knowledge of the world
    Learn, and the dove's more naïve charm;
    Whether your ringlets should be curled,
    And why he likes his claret warm.
       -- Elinor Wylie

  100. Wine comes in at the mouth
    And love comes in at the eye;
    That's all we shall know for truth
    Before we grow old and die.
       -- William Butler Yeats

  101. In how many lives does Love really play a dominant part? The average taxpayer is no more capable of a 'grand passion' than of a grand opera.
       -- Israel Zangwill

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