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Oh! she was good as she was fair.
  None--none on earth above her!
    As pure in thought as angels are,
      To know her was to love her.
      - Samuel Rogers, Jacqueline (pt. I, l. 68)

The giving of love is an education in itself.
      - Eleanor Roosevelt

In love, somehow, a man's heart is always either exceeding the speed limit, or getting parked in the wrong place.
      - Helen Rowland

Love the quest; marriage the conquest; divorce the inquest.
      - Helen Rowland

Love, like a chicken salad a restaurant has, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor.
      - Helen Rowland

Trust thou thy Love: if she be proud, is she not sweet?
  Trust thou thy love: if she be mute, is she not pure?
    Lay thou thy soul full in her hands, low at her feet--
      Fail, Sun and Breath!--yet, for thy peace, she shall endure.
      - John Ruskin, Trust Thou Thy Love

Love as a relation between men and women was ruined by the desire to make sure of the legitimacy of children.
      - Bertrand Arthur William Russell

Love, children, and work are the great sources of fertilizing contact between the individual and the rest of the world.
      - Bertrand Arthur William Russell

One always returns to his first love.
  [Fr., Et l'on revient toujours a ses premiers amours.]
      - Louis Antonine Leon Florelle de Saint-Just

Love is an egotism of two.
      - Antoine de la Salle (Sale)

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
      - George Sand (pseudonym of Mme. Armandine Lucile Dupon Dudevant),
        in a letter to Lina Calamatta

It is not decided that women love more than men but is indisputable that they love better.
      - Joseph Sanial-Dubay

Love makes us poets, and the approach of death should makes us philosophers.
      - George Santayana

Love can sun the realms of night.
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

O love, the beautiful and brief!
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

In the smallest cot there is room enough for a loving pair.
  [Ger., Raum ist in der kleinsten Hutte
    Fur ein glucklich liebend Paar.]
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller,
        Der Jungling am Bache (st. 4)

Thus Arm in Arm with thee I dare defy my century into the lists.
  [Ger., Arm in Arm mit dir,
    So fordr' ich mein Jahrhundert in die Schranken.]
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller,
        Don Carlos (I, 9, 97)

Ah, to that far distant strand
  Bridge there was not to convey,
    Not a bark was near at hand,
      Yet true love soon found the way.
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller,
        Hero and Leander,
        (Bowring's translation)

O that it might remain eternally green,
  The beautiful time of youthful love.
    [Ger., O dass sie ewig grunen bliebe
      Die schone Zeit der jungen Liebe.]
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller,
        Lied von der Glocke

I have enjoyed earthly happiness,
  I have lived and loved.
    [Ger., Ich habe genossen das irdische Gluck,
      Ich habe gelebt und geliebt.]
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller,
        Piccolomini (III, 7, 9)

Mortals, while through the world you go,
  Hope may succor and faith befriend,
    Yet happy your hearts if you can but know,
      Love awaits at the journey's end!
      - Clinton Scollard, The Journey's End--Envoy

In lover's quarrels, the party that loves most is always most willing to acknowledge the greater fault.
      - Sir Walter Scott

The lover's pleasure, like that of the hunter, is in the chase, and the brightest beauty loses half its merit, as the flower its perfume, when the willing hand can reach it too easily. There must be doubt; there must be difficulty and danger.
      - Sir Walter Scott

Where shall the lover rest,
  Whom the fates sever
    From his true maiden's breast,
      Parted for ever?
        Where, through groves deep and high,
          Sounds the far billow,
            Where early violets die,
              Under the willow.
      - Sir Walter Scott, Marmion
         (canto III, st. 10)

And love is loveliest when embalm'd in tears.
      - Sir Walter Scott, The Lady of the Lake
         (canto IV, st. 1)

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