Quotations About / On: LOVE
Without loving, how can you say, what is love? First love you then say you, what it is love?
(What is love?)
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
(William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. Political Essays, "The Times Newspaper," (1819).)
Immature love says: "I love you because I need you." Mature love says: "I need you because I love you."
(Erich Fromm (1900-1980), U.S. psychologist. The Art of Loving, ch. 2 (1956).)
Unless love finds you, you can't find love, for love is a strange thing.
Love limited, love circumscribed, love lukewarm is by God decried.
In her first passions a woman loves her lover, but later she loves love itself.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 473 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
Love gratified is love satisfied, and love satisfied is indifference begun.
(Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Belford, in Clarissa, vol. 4, p. 348, AMS Press (1990).)
I love you, I love you. Do you love me?
(Love is a thing of the heart)
Love the person who loves you unconditionally, and abandon the one who only loves you under favorable conditions.
'You don't have to love yourself before you can love anyone else; you have to know yourself before you can love anyone else.'