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The one who loves least controls the relationship.

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Every man needs two women, a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph.

Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) British novelist and philosopher.

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.

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

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

It is easier to keep half a dozen lovers guessing than to keep one lover after he has stopped guessing.

Helen Rowland (1875-1950) American journalist and humorist.


It is a beautiful trait in the lovers character, that they think no evil of the object loved.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) U.S. poet.

The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.

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

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

Anatole France (1844-1924) French writer.

My God, these folks don't know how to love -- that's why they love so easily.

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) English writer.

There's nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It's a thing no married man knows anything about.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.