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Comment#  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A husband is what's left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.

Helen Rowland, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (265 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.

Helen Rowland, in Love and Hate and Men and Women

Comment#  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.

George Sand, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (1051 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Love is like the measles, all the worse when it comes late.

Douglas Jerrold, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (955 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Smilee J.

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

Anaïs Nin, in Health and Disease and Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (443 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.

Blaise Pascal, in Happiness and Misery and Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (226 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A bachelor is a selfish, undeserving guy who has cheated some woman out of a divorce.

Don Quinn, in Love and Hate and Men and Women

Comment#  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.

Jules Renard, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.

Rainer Maria Rilke, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (138 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out a candle, and fans a bonfire.

La Rochefoucauld, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

La Rochefoucauld, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (502 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (384 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All mankind loves a lover.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (1041 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Love affairs have always greatly interested me, but I do not greatly care for them in books or moving pictures. In a love affair, I wish to be the hero, with no audience present.

E. W. Howe, in Art and Literature and Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A friend is someone who knows all about you and and still likes you.

Elbert Hubbard, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (90 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man is in love when something in his head, something in his and chest and something in his pants react to a certain woman.

Brian Hwang, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (98 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The opposite of love is not hate, the opposite of love is ignorance.

Brian Hwang, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (890 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999  · 

Death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down. The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you.

Woody Allen, in Life and Death and Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (493 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Love is the answer. But while you're waiting for the answer, sex brings up some pretty good questions.

Woody Allen, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (279 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Marriage is the death of hope.

Woody Allen, in Love and Hate

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