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Love is the only possession which we can carry with us beyond the grave.
      - Madame Suzanne Curchod Necker

Kiss me, Hardy.
      - Lord Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson,
        Life of Nelson,
        at the battle of Trafalgar

Goodness, armed with power, is corrupted; and pure love without power is destroyed.
      - Reinhold Niebuhr

Sensuality often makes love grow too quickly, so that the root remains weak and is easy to pull out.
      - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

To discover he is loved in return ought really to disenchant the lover with the beloved.
      - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche,
        Beyond Good and Evil

Knowing is the most profound kind of love, giving someone the gift of knowledge about yourself.
      - Marsha Norman

So they grew, and they grew, to the church steeple tops
  And they couldn't grow up any higher;
    So they twin'd themselves into a true lover's knot,
      For all lovers true to admire.
      - Old Ballad, Lord Lovel,
        history found in Professor Child's "English and Scottish Popular Ballads", II, 204

Under floods that are deepest,
  Which Neptune obey,
    Over rocks that are steepest,
      Love will find out the way.
      - Old Ballad, Love will find out the way,
        found in Percy's "Reliques"

Love will find out the way.
      - Old Ballad, Percy's Reliques

It's gude to be merry and wise,
  It's gude to be honest and true,
    And afore you're off wi' the auld love
      It's best to be on wi' the new.
      - Old Scottish Song

It is good to be merry and wise,
  It is good to be honest and true,
    It is best to be off with the old love,
      Before you are on with the new.
      - Old Song,
        published in "Songs of England and Scotland", London, 1835, vol. II, p. 73

When Madelon comes out to serve us drinks,
  We always know she's coming by her song.
    And every man he tells his little tale,
      And Madelon is never too severe--
        A kiss or two is nothing much to her--
          She laughs us up to love and life and God--
            Madelon, Madelon, Madelon.
      - Old Song,
        Madelon--Song of the French Soldiers in the Great War

Ah, dearer than my soul . . .
  Dearer than light, or life, or fame.
      - John Oldham, Lament for Saul and Jonathan

To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.
      - George Orwell (pseudonym of Eric Blair)

The worst thing an old man can be is a lover.
      - Thomas Otway

Opposition to a man in love is like oil to fire.
      - Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise de la Ramee)

What is it that love does to a woman? Without it she only sleeps; with it, alone, she lives.
      - Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise de la Ramee)

Women hope that the dead love may revive; but men know that of all dead things none are so past recall as a dead passion.
      - Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise de la Ramee)

Excessive love in loathing ever ends.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Love is an affair of credulity.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

That you may be beloved, be amiable.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Time is usually the best medicine.
  [Lat., Temporis ars medicina fere est.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), (Latin)

To be loved, be lovable.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Thus I am not able to exist either with you or without you; and I seem not to know my own wishes.
  [Lat., Sic ego nec sine te nec tecum vivere possum
    Et videor voti nescius esse mei.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Amorum
         (bk. II, 10, 39)

Every lover is a soldier. (Love is a warfare.)
  [Lat., Militat omnis amans.]
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Amorum
         (I, 9, 1)

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