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Comment#  ·   Fair (171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is anything better than being loved, it's loving.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.

Unknown, 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 (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 (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Before you find your handsome prince, you have to kiss a lot of frogs.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (180 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Contention is better than loneliness.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (699 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by S.Skipper

Good friends stab you in the front.

Unknown, (from the movie Can't Hardly Wait; sometimes attributed to Oscar Wilde), in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (181 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hatred is toxic waste in the river of life.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (182 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hearts are often broken when words are unspoken.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (233 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Her kisses left something to be desired -- the rest of her.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (232 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'd like to meet the man who invented sex and see what he's working on now.

Unknown, in Love and Hate and Vice and Virtue

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 (1274 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

It is impossible to love and be wise.

Francis Bacon, in Love and Hate

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