Quotations About / On: LOVE
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.)
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).)
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.)
Self-love is the source of all our other loves.
(Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Albin, in Titus and Berenice (Tite et Bérénice), act 1, sc. 3 (1670).)
We always love those that admire us, but we do not always love those we admire.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 294 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
I love money, but will money ever love me in return?
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
To love an idea is to love it a little more than one should.
(Jean Rostand (1894-1977), French biologist, writer. repr. In The Substance of Man, p. 181 (1962). Carnets d'un Biologiste.)
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 324 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
Love conquers everything [Amor vincit omnia]: let us, too, yield to love.
(Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Gallus, in Eclogues, no. 10, l. 69 (37 B.C.), trans. by Kate Hughes (1995).)
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).)