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Love is the beginning, the middle, and the end of everything.
      - Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire

O love, when thou gettest dominion over us, we may bid good-by to prudence.
      - Jean de la Fontaine

O tyrant love, when held by you,
  We may to prudence bid adieu.
    [Fr., Amour! Amour! quand tu nous tiens
      On peut bien dire, Adieu, prudence.]
      - Jean de la Fontaine, Fables (IV, 1)

To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
      - Alphonse de Lamartine

True love is the ripe fruit of a life-time.
      - Alphonse de Lamartine

Man, while he loves, is never quite depraved.
      - Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia)

I say to you truly, the heart of him who loves is a paradise on earth; he has God in himself, for God is love.
      - Abbe Hugo Felicite de Lamennais

Do anything but love; or if thou lovest and art a woman, hide thy love from him whom thou dost worship; never let him know how dear he is; flit like a bird before him; lead him from tree to tree, from flower to flower; but be not won, or thou wilt, like that bird, when caught and caged, be left to pine neglected and perish in forgetfulness.
      - Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Mrs. George MacLean)

He give her a look that you could of poured on a waffle.
      - Ring Lardner

No disguise can long conceal love where it is, nor feign it where it is not.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

There are few people who are not ashamed of their amours when the fit is over.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

There are several remedies which will cure love, but there are no infallible ones.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

There is only one kind of love, but it has a thousand guises.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

The more we love a mistress, the nearer we are to hating her.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld, Maxims

The reason why lovers and their mistresses never tire of being together is that they are always talking of themselves.
  [Fr., Ce qui fait que amants et les maitresses ne s'ennuient point d'etre ensemble; c'est qu'ils parlent toujours d'eux memes.]
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld, Maxims

The pleasure of love is in loving. We are happier in the passion we feel than in what we excite.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld,
        Maxims 78

Love is an egotism of two.
  [Fr., L'amour est un egoisme a deux.]
      - Antoine de la Salle (Sale)

Do you know you have asked for the costliest thing
  Ever made by the Hand above--
    A woman's heart, and a woman's life,
      And a woman's wonderful love?
      - Mary Torrans Lathrap,
        A Woman's Answer to a Man's Question

True love, like the eye, can bear no flaw.
      - Johann Kaspar Lavater (John Caspar Lavater)

And in that first flame
  Is all the nectar of the kiss.
    [Fr., Et c'est dans la premiere flamme
      Qu'est tout le nectar du baiser.]
      - Gilliaume Pigault Lebrun (Gilliaume Pigault-Lebrun ),
        Mes Souvenirs, ou les Deux Rives de la Seine

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
      - Baron Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz

Love leads to present rapture,--then to pain;
  But all through Love in time is healed again.
      - Charles Godfrey Leland, Sweet Marjoram

Love never dies of starvation, but often of indigestion.
      - Ninon de L'Enclos (real name Anne L'Enclos)

Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.
      - John Lennon

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