Quotations About / On: LOVE
Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
(Ellen Key (1849-1926), Swedish author, feminist. "The Morality of Woman," The Morality of Woman and Other Essays (1911).)
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love us more than we would have them do.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 321 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, author. The Wisdom of the Sands, ch. 2 (1948).)
Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.
(Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 1 (1891).)
When science is learned in love, and its powers are wielded by love, they will appear the supplements and continuations of the material creation.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Art," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
Imperceptibly the love of these dischords grew upon me as my love of music grew stronger.
(Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), U.S. author. The Letters of Edgar Allan Poe, letter, December 1, 1835, to Beverly Tucker, ed. John Ward Ostrom (1966).
The poetics of atonality.)
When a man has once loved a woman, he will do anything for her, except continue to love her.
(Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Mrs. Cheveley, in An Ideal Husband, act 3.)
To love with the spirit is to pity, and he who pities most loves most.
(Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936), Spanish philosophical writer. The Tragic Sense of Life, ch. 7 (1913).)
... in order to be a true revolutionary, you must understand love. Love, sacrifice, and death.
(Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934), U.S. poet. Black Women Writers at Work, ch. 10, by Claudia Tate (1985).)
Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
(Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), U.S. statesman, writer. Poor Richard's Almanac, May (1734).)