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Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it.

Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
If you have it [Love], you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have.
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
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.
Real love stories never have endings.
Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. Just common sense and love will do.
Love, and do what you like.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.
It is difficult to lay aside a confirmed passion.
Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.
Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life.
In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread.
Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.
We cannot avoid using power, cannot escape the compulsion to afflict the world, so let us, cautious in diction and mighty in contradiction, love powerfully.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.
Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.
Love is said to be blind, but I know some fellows in love who can see twice as much in their sweethearts as I do.
We must love one another or die.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
All that a pacifist can undertake -- but it is a very great deal -- is to refuse to kill, injure or otherwise cause suffering to another human creature, and untiringly to order his life by the rule of love though others may be captured by hate.
Don't tell me peace has broken out.
In truth, to attain to interior peace, one must be willing to pass through the contrary to peace. Such is the teaching of the Sages.
We've learned how to destroy, but not to create; how to waste, but not to build; how to kill men, but not how to save them; how to die, but seldom how to live.
The peace makers shall be called the children of God.
Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.
Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.
Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
He insulted me, he cheated me, he beat me, he robbed me' -- those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Oh, love is real enough; you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy -- and that is life.
Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself; nothing, but the triumph of principles.
The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes from within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.
If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
Anecdotes and maxims are rich treasures to the man of the world, for he knows how to introduce the former at fit place in conversation.
Stronger than an army is a quotation whose time has come.
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go.
Oh! The good times when we were so unhappy.
Horse-play, romping, frequent and loud fits of laughter, jokes, and indiscriminate familiarity, will sink both merit and knowledge into a degree of contempt. They compose at most a merry fellow; and a merry fellow was never yet a respectable man.
Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense.
I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.
Our best thoughts come from others.
Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. Many will read the book before one thinks of quoting a passage. As soon as he has done this, that line will be quoted east and west.
I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.
That is the point of quotations. One can use another's words to be insulting.
A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some propriety of felicity justifying the intrusion.
I pick my favorite quotation and store them in my mind as ready armor, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
Next to being witty yourself, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
Thought is a kind of opium; it can intoxicate us, while still broad awake; it can make transparent the mountains and everything that exists.

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