Quotations About / On: LOVE
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).)
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).)
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.)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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.)
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).)
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.)
Loving own country is to love peace
(those don't love their own nation, in fact they create restlessness)