LOVE QUOTES IV

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Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life.

APHRA BEHN, The Younger Brother

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Why does a man who is truly in love insist that this relationship must continue and be "lifelong"? Because life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic. Who would want to wake up halfway through an operation?

CESARE PAVESE, This Business of Living, Jan. 19, 1938

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I measured love by the extent of my jealousy.

GRAHAM GREENE, The End of the Affair

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Immature love says: "I love you because I need you." Mature love says: "I need you because I love you."

ERICH FROMM, The Art of Loving

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No distance can keep anxious lovers long asunder.

GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to the Marquis de Lafayette, Sep. 30, 1779

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We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.... You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.

JOHN LENNON, ATV interview, Dec. 2, 1969

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All you need is love.

THE BEATLES, "All You Need Is Love", Magical Mystery Tour

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Of all fires
love is the only inexhaustible one.

PABLO NERUDA, O Magazine, Feb. 2007

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What we each fall in love with individually is, I believe, our moral, mental, and physical complement. Not our like, not our counterpart; quite the contrary; within healthy limits, our unlike and our opposite.

GRANT ALLEN, "Falling in Love", Falling in Love and Other Essays

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The gospel of love spread among a sex for the needs of militarism and the labor market has filled woman with the spiritual hysteria of apostleship.

MARIAN COX, "The Fools of Love", The Dry Rot of Society and Other Essays

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It is difficult here to give definite examples, but everybody knows how, in the subtle psychology of Falling in Love, there are involved innumerable minor elements, physical and mental, which strike us exactly because of their absolute adaptation to form with ourselves an adequate union. Of course we do not definitely seek out and discover such qualities; instinct works far more intuitively than that; but we find at last, by subsequent observation, how true and how trustworthy were its immediate indications. That is to say, those men do so who were wise enough or fortunate enough to follow the earliest promptings of their own hearts, and not to be ashamed of that divinest and deepest of human intuitions, love at first sight.

GRANT ALLEN, "Falling in Love", Falling in Love and Other Essays

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My love is a bird
Happily singing on my shoulder
Would you like to be the cage
A sweet cage forever?

JINSONG GUO, "R U Still There?", Love Poems N' Quotes by Dr. Guo

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Love is the wild card of existence.

RITA MAE BROWN, In Her Day

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O, wicked love ... that has so many unnamed components.

ANNE RICE, Beauty's Punishment

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Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

BIBLE, John 15:13

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The prerequisite to loving others is to love yourself. If you don't have a healthy respect for who you are, and if you don't learn to accept yourself faults and all, you will never be able to properly love other people.

JOEL OSTEEN, Become a Better You

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Giving and receiving love is vital to human existence. It is the glue that binds couples, families, communities, cultures, and nations.

FRANK LAWLIS, Mending the Broken Bond

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Love, amid the other graces of this world, is like a cathedral tower, which begins at the earth and at the first is surrounded by the other parts of the structure. But at length, rising above buttresses, wall and arch, and parapet and pinnacle, it shoots, spire-like, many a foot right into the air, so high that the huge cross on its summit glows like a spark in the morning light, and shines like a star in the evening sky, when the rest of the pile is enveloped in darkness. So love here is surrounded by the other graces, and divides the honors with them; but they will have felt the wrap of night and of darkness, when it will shine, luminous, against the sky of eternity.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Life Thoughts

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True love is like a coin, changeless and pure,
Bright from the mint of virtuous affection,
Whose solid worth lies in its gold secure
Stamped with the soul's reflection;
Though Time may mar with rude and hasty hands
Its brilliancy and beauty,
Its gold unspoiled beneath the surface stands
Alloyed with common duty.

MARTHA LAVINIA HOFFMAN, "Love's Counterfeits"

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Love needs its martyrs
Needs its sacrifices
They live for your beauty
And pay for their vices
Love will be the death of
My lonely soul brothers
But their spirits shall live on in
The hearts of all lovers

DEPECHE MODE, "The Love Thieves", Ultra

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