Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.
– Bible

Love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave.
– Bible

The fickleness of the woman I love is equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
– George Bernard Shaw

Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.
– William Shakespeare

Love is Strong as Death

Whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.
– Bible

Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die. Take him, and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine, That all the world will be in love with night, And pay no worship to the garish sun.
– William Shakespeare

Ay me! for aught that I ever could read, Could ever hear by tale or history, The course of true love never did run smooth.
– William Shakespeare

Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them – but not for love.
– William Shakespeare

And love is loveliest when embalm’d in tears.
– Walter Scott

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

Love is the fulfilling of the law.
– Romans

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

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

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
– Proverbs

Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
– Emmanuel Swedenborg

Werther had a love for Charlotte, Such as words could never utter; Would you know how first he met her? She was cutting bread and butter.
– William Thackeray

“I’m sorry that I spell’d the word; I hate to go above you, Because” – the brown eyes lower fell, – “Because, you see, I love you!”
– John Greenleaf Whittier

‘Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all.
– Lord Alfred Tennyson

Some pray to marry the man they love, My prayer will somewhat vary: I humbly pray to Heaven above That I love the man I marry.
– Rose Pastor Stokes

To love her was a liberal education.
– Richard Steele

Blue eyes say, “Love me or I die”; black eyes say, “Love me or I kill thee.”
– Spanish proverb

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