Quotes, sayings & poems

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The soul that loves

Only the soul that loves is happy.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I never knew how to worship

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love

- Henry Ward Beecher

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.

- Alfred Adler

Love is a great beautifier.

Love is a great beautifier.

- Louisa May Alcott

For a crowd is not company

For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.

- Francis Bacon

Nuptial love makes mankind

Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.

- Francis Bacon

The motto of chivalry

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.

- Honore de Balzac

It is unfortunately very true that

It is unfortunately very true that, without leisure and money, love can be no more than an orgy of the common man. Instead of being a sudden impulse full of ardor and reverie, it becomes a distastefully utilitarian affair.

- Charles Baudelaire

No cord or cable can draw so forcibly

No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.

- Robert Burton

We can recognize the dawn

We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.

- Jean de la Bruyère

To be among people one loves

To be among people one loves, that's sufficient; to dream, to speak to them, to be silent among them, to think of indifferent things; but among them, everything is equal.

- Jean de la Bruyère

At the beginning and at the end of love

At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.

- Jean de la Bruyère