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Love and Hate

114 aphorisms  ·  12 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (158 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.

Voltaire, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1261 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

It is impossible to love and be wise.

Francis Bacon, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.

Pearl Bailey, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (581 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reject hatred without hating.

Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, in Love and Hate

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (241 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.

Roland Barthes, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (885 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 (485 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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (544 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sex without love is an empty gesture. But as empty gestures go, it is one of the best.

Woody Allen, Love and Death, in Love and Hate

Love and Death

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 (264 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 (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 (96 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 (1025 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

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