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A man and his loves make a man and his life.
Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962)

A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple.

Amatit again.

And all I loved, I loved alone.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
Jean de La Bruyère (1645-1696)

Better to have loved and lost a short person than never to have loved a tall.
David Chambless

He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage: he won't encounter many rivals.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

I care for nobody, not I,
If no one cares for me.
Isaac Bickerstaffe (1735-1812)

If love be good, from whence cometh my woe?
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400)

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 never to have lost at all.
Samuel Butler (1835-1902)

It is better to have loved and lost than to have loved and married.

It is easier to fake love than to hide it.
La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
Anatole France (1844-1924)

Love ceases to be pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.
Aphra Behn (1640-1689)

Love has no heart.

Love is like a good cigar: it can go out many times, but each time you relight it, it tastes worse.

Love is the crocodile on the river of desire.
Bhartrhari (570-651)

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.

Man loves little and often, woman much and rarely.

Many a man has fallen in love with a girl in a light so dim he would not have chosen a suit by it.
Maurice Chevalier (1888-1972)

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.
Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)

Men always want to be a woman's first love, women like to be a man's last romance.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Nothing is potent against love save impotence.

Oh, what lies there are in kisses!
Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Thousands have lived without love; not one without water.
W.H. Auden (1907-1973)

Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one is watching.

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