Quotations About / On: LOVE

  • 11.
    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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  • 12.
    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).)
  • 13.
    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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  • 14.
    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.)
  • 15.
    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).)
  • 16.
    Friendship is love minus sex and plus reason. Love is friendship plus sex and minus reason.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 17.
    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).)
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  • 18.
    We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 321 (1678).)
  • 19.
    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).)
  • 20.
    To abandon oneself to principles is really to die—and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "The Regicides," pt. 3, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).)
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