love quotes

“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.”

“ In love we often doubt what we most believe.”

“In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.”

“Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.”

“It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives to all the miseries, but is dead to all the pleasures. ”

“It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love long, where it really is, nor to counterfeit it long where it is not.”

“The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a second.”

“If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions, it is that which lies hidden in the bottom of our heart, and which we know not ourselves.”

“Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.”

“The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about themselves.”

“There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other. ”

“We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom we admire.”

“If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship. ”

“We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.”

“Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.”

“We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love us more than we would have them do.”

“When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly better than unfaithfulness.”

“When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.”

“We pardon to the extent that we love.”

“One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.”

“If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.”