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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 (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

Comment#  ·   Fair (545 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 (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

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Comment#  ·   Fair (242 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Roland Barthes, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (158 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Love: The delusion that one woman differs from another.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Love cures people; both the ones who give it, and the ones who receive it.

Karl Menninger, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (84 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My husband gave me a permanent wave, and now he's gone.

Dawn Messer, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (88 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you think there are no new frontiers, watch a boy ring the front doorbell on his first date.

Olin Miller, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (123 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out.

Michel de Montaigne, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

Mother Teresa, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (272 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets.

Ogden Nash, 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

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