Human love is often but the encounter of two weaknesses.
– Franqois Mauriac

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

No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved.
– Mignon McLaughlin

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
– Rainer Maria Rilke

Love Rules Without Rules

Where there is love, there is pain.
– Spanish proverb

Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
– Carl G. Jung

When one loves somebody, everything is clear – where to go, what to do – it all takes care of itself and one doesn’t have to ask anybody about anything.
– Maxim Gorky

What we call love is the desire to awaken and to keep awake in another’s body, heart and mind, the responsibility of flattering, in our place, the self of which we are not very certain.
– Paul Geraldy

Love, the itch, and a cough cannot be hid.
– Thomas Fuller

Love rules without rules. (Amore regge senza legge.)
– Italian proverb

Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass.
– French proverb

Love is the irresistible desire to be desired irresistibly.
– Louis Ginsberg

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
– H. L. Mencken

Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
– William Shakespeare

After all, my erstwhile dear, my no longer cherished, need we say it was no love, just because it perished?
– Edna St. Vincent Millay

Love is nature’s second son.
– George Chapman

Love is a kind of military service.
– Latin proverb

Love doesn’t grow on the trees like apples in Eden – it’s something you have to make and you must use your imagination to make it too, just like anything else. It’s all work, work.
– Joyce Carey

Immature love says “I love you because I need you.” Mature love says “I need you because I love you.”
– Erich Fromm

If we all discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to tell them that they loved them.
– Christopher Morley

Every theory of love, from Plato down, teaches that each individual loves in the other sex what he lacks in himself.
– G. Stanley Hall

Alas!, how light a cause may move dissention between hearts that love!
– Thomas More

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