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Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) Dutch painter.

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.

Henri Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881) Swiss writer.

Love is what happens to a man and woman who don't know each other.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) British novelist and playwright.

No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not.

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.


When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws.

Nicolas Chamfort (1741-1794) French writer.

Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same kind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of literature and speech and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.

George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so forlornly unhappy as when we have lost our love object or its love.

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Austrian fhysician. Founder of Psychoanalysis.

What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.