Love and Hate
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The essence of true friendship is to make allowances for another's little lapses.
'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
If you love someone, tell them. They won't be the only one glad that you did.
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.
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take the course he will. He will be sure to repent.
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.
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
If only bad habits could be broken as easily as hearts!
Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.
A husband is what's left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.
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.
All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out a candle, and fans a bonfire.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.