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LOVE
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He that can't live upon love deserves to die in a ditch.
      - William Congreve

Say what you will, 'tis better to be left
  Than never to have loved.
      - William Congreve, Way of the World
         (act II, sc. 1)

If there's delight in love, 'tis when I see
  The heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me.
      - William Congreve, Way of the World
         (act III, sc. 3)

I know not when the day shall be,
  I know not when our eyes may meet;
    What welcome you may give to me,
      Or will your words be sad or sweet
        It may not be 'till years have passed,
          'Till eyes are dim and tresses gray;
            The world is wide, but, love, at last,
              Our hands, our hearts, must meet some day.
      - Hugh Conway (pseudonym of Frederick John Fargus),
        Some Day

How wise are they that are but fools in love!
      - attributed to Josiah Parsons Cooke,
        How a man may choose a Good Wife
         (act I, 1),
        in "Dictionary of National Biography"

A mighty pain to love it is,
  And 'tis a pain that pain to miss;
    But, of all pains, the greatest pain
      Is to love, but love in vain.
      - Abraham Cowley,
        translation of "Anacreontic Odes", VII, Gold

Heaven's harmony is universal love.
      - William Cowper

Out love is principle, and has its root
  In reason, is judicious, manly, free.
      - William Cowper, Task (bk. V, l. 353)

Better to love amiss than nothing to have loved.
      - George Crabbe, The Struggles of Conscience
         (tale 14)

To love is to know the sacrifices which eternity exacts from life.
      - Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie (used pseudonym John Oliver Hobbes),
        School for Saints

And I, what is my crime I cannot tell,
  Vnless it be a crime to haue lou'd too well.
      - Richard Crashaw, Alexias

Heaven's great artillery.
      - Richard Crashaw, Flaming Heart (l. 56)

Love's great artillery.
      - Richard Crashaw, Prayer (l. 18)

Mighty Love's artillery.
      - Richard Crashaw, Wounds of the Lord Jesus
         (l. 2)

We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.
      - Luciano de Crescenzo

Poor love is lost in men's capacious minds,
  In ours, it fills up all the room it finds.
      - John Crowne, Thyestes

your slightest look easily will unclose me
  though i have closed myself as fingers,
    you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
      (touching skillfully, mysteriously) her first rose
      - e e cummings (Edward Estlin Cummings),
        somewhere i have never travelled

Love, that all gentle hearts so quickly know.
  [It., Amor, ch'al cor gentil ratto s'apprende.]
      - Dante ("Dante Alighieri"), Inferno
         (V, 100)

Love, which insists that love love shall mutual be.
  [It., Amor ch' a nullo amato amar perdona.]
      - Dante ("Dante Alighieri"), Inferno
         (V, 103)

We should know (a person) before we love.
      - Martial d'Auvergne

Thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
      - David, Bible, lamenting Jonathan,
        II Samuel (ch. I, v. 26)

You need someone to love you while you are looking for someone to love.
      - Shelagh Delaney

What a miserable world!--trouble if we love, and trouble if we do not love.
      - Joseph Marie De Maistre

Wild nights! Wild nights!
  Were I with thee,
    Wild nights should be
      Our luxury!
      - Emily Dickinson, Wild Nights

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
      - Walt Disney


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