#1045  Various Thoughts On Love

It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and 
persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual 
affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, 
it will not be created for years or even generations. 
Khalil Gibran 

It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about 
it, but few have seen it. 
Francois de La Rouchefoucauld 

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a 

Success is nothing, without someone you love to share it with.
Billy Dee Williams in the movie, Mahogany

Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who 
receive it. 
Dr. Karl Menninger 

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking 
outward together in the same direction. 
Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or 
burn down your house, you can never tell. 
Joan Crawford 

Love is the answer, but while you're waiting for the answer, 
sex raises some pretty good questions. 
Woody Allen 
Woody is right, it does raise some serious questions.

Sex without love is an empty experience, but, as empty 
experiences go, it's one of the best. 
Woody Allen (again) 

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; 
a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) 

Age does not protect you from love but love to some extent 
protects you from age. 
Jeanne Moreau 

Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is 
worth a pound of knowledge. 
John Wesley 

Better to have loved a short man than never to have loved a 
David Chambless 

Immature love says: "I love you because I need you."
Mature love says: "I need you because I love you." 
Erich Fromm 

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the 
small, it enkindles the great. 
Comte DeBussy-Rabutin 

A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life to 
be thankful for a good one. 
Mae West (1892-1980) 

A man in love is incomplete until he is married. 
Then he's finished. 
Zsa Zsa Gabor 

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and 
two minus one equals nothing. 
Mignon McLaughlin 

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; 
love harmonizes it. 
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it. 
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) 

I recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry. 
That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste. 
David Bissonette 

There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand 
Francois de La Rouchefoucauld 

To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, 
whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up. 
Ogden Nash 

The course of true love never did run smooth. 
William Shakespeare 

You can't buy love, but you can pay heavily for it. 
Henny Youngman 

Where there is marriage without love, 
there will be love without marriage.

Men always want to be a woman's first love,
women like to be a man's last romance. 
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) 

Never frown because you never know who might be falling in love 
with your smile. 
Justine Milton 

No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before 
marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first. 
Cesare Pavese 

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope. 
Josh Billings 

No matter how lovesick a woman is, she shouldn't take the first 
pill that comes along. 
Joyce Brothers 

and finally. . .

The Best Valentine's gift

Give her two red roses, each with a note. 
The first note says, "For the woman I love" 
and the second, 
"For my best friend." 

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