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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 (264 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

William Blake, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (106 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.

Sacha Guitry, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (1410 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Women make love for love, men make love for lust.

Derrick Harge, in Love and Hate and Men and Women

Comment#  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Thomas Haynes Bayly, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (1121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

It is the ordinary women that know something about love. The gorgeous ones are too busy being gorgeous.

Katharine Hepburn, in Love and Hate and Men and Women

Comment#  ·   Fair (293 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Love and a cough cannot be hidden.

George Herbert, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Love is like a fruit. It may look good, but you shouldn't bite in it until it's ripe.

Nick Hertl, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (78 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wedding is destiny, and hanging likewise.

John Heywood, 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 (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 (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 (893 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in Love and Hate

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