like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple.
Better to have loved and lost a short person than never to have loved a tall.
If the heart is only a muscle, is love just an exercise?
In love there is always one who kisses and one who offers the cheek.
It is better to have loved and lost than to have loved and married.
It is harder to hide the feelings we have than to feign the ones we do not have.
Il est plus difficile de dissimuler les sentiments que l'on a que de feindre ceux que l'on n'a pas.
La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
Il est bon que le cœur soit naïf et que l'esprit ne le soit pas.
Anatole France (1844-1924)
Love is like a good cigar: it can go out many times, but each time you relight it, it tastes worse.
Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
Man loves little and often, woman much and rarely.
Nothing is potent against love save impotence.
We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.
Le commencement et le déclin de l'amour se font sentir par l'embarras où l'on est de se trouver seuls.
Jean de La Bruyère (1645-1696)
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one is watching.