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There is not a woman in the world that possession of whom is as precious as that of the truth which she reveals to us by causing us to suffer.
      - Marcel Proust

First love is strongest.
      - Proverb

If love be the music of life, then play on.
      - Proverb

In love, there is always one who kisses and one who offers the cheek.
      - Proverb, (French)

Love and eggs are best when they are fresh.
      - Proverb, (Russian)

None love, but they who wish to love.
      - Jean Baptiste Racine

Divine is Love and scorneth worldly pelf,
  And can be bought with nothing but with self.
      - Sir Walter Raleigh (1),
        Love the Only Price of Love

If all the world and love were young,
  And truth in every shepherd's tongue,
    These pretty pleasures might me move
      To live with thee, and be thy love.
      - Sir Walter Raleigh (1),
        The Nymph's Reply to the Passionate Shepherd

Love is an attempt to change a piece of the dream-world into reality.
      - Theodor Reik

Women in general want to be loved for what they are and men for what they accomplish.
      - Theodor Reik

Man makes holy what he believes, as he makes beautiful what he loves.
      - Joseph Ernest Renan

Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
      - Jules Renard

Platonic love is platonic nonsense.
      - Samuel Richardson

Love requires not so much proofs, as expressions, of love. Love demands little else than the power to feel and to requite love.
      - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (Johann Paul Richter) (used ps. Jean Paul)

Paradise is always where love dwells.
      - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (Johann Paul Richter) (used ps. Jean Paul)

The heart needs not for its heaven much space, nor many stars therein, if only the star of love has arisen.
      - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (Johann Paul Richter) (used ps. Jean Paul)

Ah! The seasons of Love roll not backward but onward, downward forever.
  [Ger., Ach die Zeiten der Liebe rollen nicht zuruck, sondern ewig weiter hinab.]
      - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (Johann Paul Richter) (used ps. Jean Paul),
        Hesperus (IX)

Love lessens woman's delicacy and increases man's.
  [Ger., Die Liebe vermindert die weibliche
    Feinheit und verstarkt die mannliche.]
      - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (Johann Paul Richter) (used ps. Jean Paul),
        Titan (zykel 34)

A loving maiden grows unconsciously more bold.
  [Ger., Ein liebendes Madchen wird unbewust kuhner.]
      - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (Johann Paul Richter) (used ps. Jean Paul),
        Titan (zykel 71)

As one who cons at evening o'er an album all alone,
  And muses on the faces of the friends that he has known,
    So I turn the leaves of Fancy, till in shadowy design
      I find the smiling features of an old sweetheart of mine.
      - James Whitcomb Riley,
        An Old Sweetheart of Mine

Love must have wings to fly away from love, and to fly back again.
      - Edwin Arlington Robinson

You can love me or you can hate me.
      - Dennis Rodman

All lovers live by longing, and endure; summon a vision and declare it pure.
      - Theodore Roethke

The hours I spent with thee, dear heart,
  Are as a string of pearls to me;
    I count them over, every one apart,
      My rosary, my rosary.
      - Robert Cameron Rogers, My Rosary

To know her was to love her.
      - Samuel Rogers

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