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Comment#  ·   Fair (309 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

True friendship is like sound health -- the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

Charles Caleb Colton, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (766 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.

Joan Crawford, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (1249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Love and Hate and Wealth and Poverty

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Comment#  ·   Fair (165 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.

Baba Dioum, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (442 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Math is like love -- a simple idea but it can get complicated.

R. Drabek, in Love and Hate and Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (1009 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Romance is built on illusion, and when we love someone, we love the illusion they have created for us.

Roger Ebert, (from review of Boys Don't Cry, Oct. 22, 1999), in Love and Hate

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 (264 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

William Blake, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (680 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness: An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

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

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (741 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (210 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Helpmate: A wife, or bitter half.

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

Comment#  ·   Fair (382 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Incompatibility: In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.

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

Comment#  ·   Fair (741 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (95 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take the course he will. He will be sure to repent.

Socrates, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (97 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.

Socrates, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.

Robert Southey, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (1026 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

If only bad habits could be broken as easily as hearts!

Christopher Spranger, The Effort to Fall, in Love and Hate and Vice and Virtue

The Effort to Fall (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (71 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The essence of true friendship is to make allowances for another's little lapses.

David Storey, in Love and Hate

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