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To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.

To love her was a liberal education.

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.

To love one who loves you, to admire one who admires you, in a word, to be the idol of one's idol, is exceeding the limit of human joy; it is stealing fire from heaven.

To love someone means to see him as God intended him.

True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.

True love's the gift which God has given To man alone beneath the heaven: It is not fantasy's hot fire, Whose wishes soon as granted fly; It liveth not in fierce desire.

Two sentiments alone suffice for man, were he to live the age of the rocks, - love, and the contemplation of the Deity.

Two things create love perfection and usefulness, to which answer, on our part, admiration and desire; and both these are centered in love.

unlove's the heavenless hell and homeless home . . . lovers alone wear sunlight.

We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.

We attract hearts by the qualities we display, we retain them by the qualities we possess.

We love a girl for very different things than understanding. We love her for her beauty, her youth, her mirth, her confidingness, her character, with its faults, caprices, and God knows what other inexpressible charms; but we do not love her understanding. Her mind we esteem if it is brilliant, and it may greatly elevate her in our opinion; nay, more, it may enchain us when we already love. But her understanding is not that which awakens and inflames our passions.

We love the virtues, but do not fall in love with them. - They confirm and nurture love, but after middle age they do not give it birth.

We loved with a love that was more than love.

We never know how much one loves till we know how much he is willing to endure and suffer for us; and it is the suffering element that measures love. - The characters that are great, must, of necessity, be characters, that shall be willing, patient, and strong to endure for others. - To hold our nature in the willing service of another, is the divine idea of manhood, of the human character.


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