love quotes

“I love not man the less, but Nature more. ”

“A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends. ”

“Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.”

“Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love. ”

“Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship. ”

“Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure. ”

“I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.”

“Lovers may be - and indeed generally are - enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations. ”

“Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen. ”

“Let none think to fly the danger for soon or late love is his own avenger.”

“What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life's page, And be alone on earth, as I am now. ”

“Who loves, raves. ”

“Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life.”

“Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love, than in being undeceived by them. ”

“Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.”

“Man is born passionate of body, but with an innate though secret tendency to the love of Good in his main-spring of Mind. But God help us all! It is at present a sad jar of atoms. ”

“There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.”

“Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.”

“Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.”

“However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship. ”

“It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it. ”

“What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love. ”

“There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.”

“One forgives to the degree that one loves.”

“The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.”

“When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe.”

“All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.”

“The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.”

“It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he ceases to be loved.”

“The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel than the severest treatment at the hands of one loved.”