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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 (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 (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 (91 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sex appeal is 50% what you've got and 50% what people think you've got.

Sophia Loren, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (309 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

True friendship is like sound health -- the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

Charles Caleb Colton, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (766 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.

Joan Crawford, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (1249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Love and Hate and Wealth and Poverty

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Comment#  ·   Fair (165 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.

Baba Dioum, 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

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