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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

Comment#  ·   Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Alfred Tennyson, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (59 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.

William Makepeace Thackeray, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (81 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth is fiction when spilled from the lips of a man.

Lisa Tillotson, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (78 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?

Lily Tomlin, in Love and Hate

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 (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

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

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