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LOVE
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Let the man who does not wish to be idle, fall in love.
  [Lat., Qui non vult fieri desidiosus, amet.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Amorum
         (I, 9, 46)

Jupiter from on high laughs at the perjuries of lovers.
  [Lat., Jupiter ex alto perjuria ridet amantum.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Ars Amatoria
         (bk. I, 633)

Love is a thing full of anxious fears.
  [Lat., Res est soliciti plena timoris amor.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Heroides
         (I, 12)

It is not safe to despise what Love commands. He reigns supreme, and rules the mighty gods.
  [Lat., Quicquid Amor jussit non est contemnere tutum.
    Regnat, et in dominos jus habet ille deos.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Heroides
         (IV, 11)

Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs.
  [Lat., Hei mihi! quod nullis amor est medicabilis herbis.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Metamorphoses
         (I, 523)

Majesty and love do not well agree, nor do they live together.
  [Lat., Non bene conveniunt, nec in una sede morantur,
    Majestas et amor.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Metamorphoses
         (II, 846)

Love is a credulous thing.
  [Lat., Credula res amor est.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Metamorphoses
         (VII, 826)

If thou wishest to put an end to love, attend to business (love yields to employment); then thou wilt be safe.
  [Lat., Qui finem quaeris amoris,
    (Cedit amor rebus) res age; tutus eris.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso),
        Remedia Amoris (CXLIII)

If you give up your quiet life, the bow of Cupid will lose its power.
  [Lat., Otia si tollas, periere cupidinis arcus.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso),
        Remedia Amoris (CXXXIX)

Love is the piety of the affections.
      - Theodore Parker

Let those love now who never lov'd before,
  Let those who always loved now love the more.
      - Thomas Parnell,
        Translation of the Pervigilium Veneris,
        (ancient poem) (author unknown)

If a man loves a woman for her beauty, does he love her? No; for the smallpox, which destroys her beauty without killing her, causes his love to cease. And if any one loves me for my judgment or my memory, does he really love me? No; for I can lose these qualities without ceasing to be.
      - Blaise Pascal

Love has no age, as it is always renewing itself.
      - Blaise Pascal

We never, then, love a person, but only qualities.
      - Blaise Pascal

Most people experience love, without noticing that there is anything remarkable about it.
      - Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago
         (pt. 2, ch. 13, sect. 10)

The moods of love are like the wind,
  And none knows whence or why they rise.
      - Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore,
        The Angel in the House--Sarum Plain

My merry, merry, merry roundelay,
  Concludes with Cupid's curse,
    They that do change old love for new,
      Pray gods, they change for worse!
      - George Peele,
        Cupid's Curse; From the Arraignment of Paris

What thing is love?--for (well I wot) love is a thing.
  It is a prick, it is a sting.
    It is a pretty, pretty thing;
      It is a fire, it is a coal,
        Whose flame creeps in at every hole!
      - George Peele,
        Miscellaneous Poems--The Hunting of Cupid

Love is indeed heaven upon earth; since heaven above would not be heaven without it; for where there is not love, there is fear; but, "Perfect love casteth out fear." And yet we naturally fear most to offend what we most love.
      - William Penn

We love those who know the worst of us and don't turn their faces away.
      - Walker Percy

He loves but lightly who his love can tell.
      - Francesco Petrarch

Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good.
      - Francesco Petrarch

To be able to say how much you love is to love but little.
      - Francesco Petrarch

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
      - Plato (originally Aristocles}

Love will make men dare to die for their beloved--love alone; and women as well as men.
      - Plato (originally Aristocles},
        The Symposium


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