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Quotations About / On: LOVE

  • 11.
    We can only learn to love by loving.
    (Iris Murdoch (20th century), Anglo-Irish writer. Ed. by Carolyn Warner. The Last Word, ch. 26 (1992).)
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  • 12.
    Do we mean love, when we say love?
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Words in "Words and Music," one of the dramatic pieces in Cascando, p. 25, Grove Press (1968).)
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  • 13.
    In love, self-love is always at risk.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 14.
    There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Tanner, in Man and Superman, act 1.)
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  • 15.
    A soul that knows it is loved but does not love in return betrays its dregs:Mwhat is at the bottom comes up.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 88, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 79 (1886).)
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  • 16.
    Out of love, women become entirely what it is that they are in the imaginations of the men who love them.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 269, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 400, "Proteus Nature," (1878).)
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  • 17.
    Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 324 (1678).)
  • 18.
    The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1898). Charteris, in The Philanderer, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 1, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1970).)
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  • 19.
    It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.
    (Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778), French philosopher, author. Letter, May 11, 1764.)
  • 20.
    Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition to love.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 493 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
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