Quotations About / On: LOVE

  • 41.
    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).)
  • 42.
    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).)
  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    Marriages that made out of love (so-called "love-matches") have error as their father and misery (necessity) as their mother.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 267, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 389, "Love-Matches," (1878).)
  • 45.
    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).)
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  • 46.
    The only kind of love worth having is the kind that goes on living and laughing and fighting and loving.
    (Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), U.S. screenwriter. Victor Fleming. Pete Sandidge (Spencer Tracy), A Guy Named Joe, in spirit, talking to Dorinda as she flies back after the mission (1943). Adaptation by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan from an original story by Chandler Sprague and David Boehm; original name, James Dalton Trumbo.)
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  • 47.
    To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.
    (George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. "Reflections on Gandhi," Shooting an Elephant (1950).)
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  • 48.
    I think it is a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.
    (Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Strong Opinions, ch. 2 (1973).)
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  • 49.
    No man can love a second time the person whom he has once truly ceased 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. 287 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 50.
    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.)
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