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Love and Hate

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tiny.ag/xjiqthys  ·   Fair (142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.

George Bernard Shaw, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/vatwl2hr  ·   Fair (439 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you love someone, tell them. They won't be the only one glad that you did.

Jamie C. Scott, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/mesrxprp  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

George Sand, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/3jhfa42n  ·   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

tiny.ag/r1iq7coe  ·   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

tiny.ag/jg3f6les  ·   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

tiny.ag/is8fdtaa  ·   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

tiny.ag/ujvv0yxq  ·   Fair (324 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The more we are filled with thoughts of lust the less we find true romantic love.

Doug Horton, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/e9i2oof8  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys.

Doug Horton, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/p9dighnt  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Money is good, love is wealth.

Doug Horton, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/hafgido3  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Love is a given, hatred is aquired.

Doug Horton, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/re0zqqyo  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Love is seeing without eyes, hearing without ears; hatred is nothing.

Doug Horton, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/qh2wpltu  ·   Fair (384 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All mankind loves a lover.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/w4s36qc2  ·   Fair (502 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/0rcgdke8  ·   Fair (264 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

William Blake, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/tckzdvry  ·   Fair (741 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Love: A temporary insanity cureable either by marriage or by removal of the influences under which he incurred the disorder. It is sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the physician than the patient.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/8zet9hei  ·   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

tiny.ag/hxz4udr0  ·   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

tiny.ag/k6uogmqd  ·   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

tiny.ag/snlzrsu1  ·   Fair (741 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Hatred: A sentiment appropriate to the occasion of another's superiority.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure