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Love makes time pass. Time makes love pass.

It is impossible to love and be wise.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626), English philosopher, statesman, and lawyer.

Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.
Aphra Behn (1640 - 1689), English novelist and dramatist.

To love is to find pleasure in the perfection of another.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646 - 1716), German philosopher and mathematician.

He that falls in love with himself, will have no rivals.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), U.S. statesman and scientist.

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784), British lexicographer and writer.

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
George Sand (1804 - 1876), French novelist.

Those who have courage to love should have courage to suffer.
Anthony Trollope (1815 - 1882), British novelist.

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Arany, Janos (1817-1882), Hungarian poet.

Young men make great mistakes in life; for one thing, they idealize love too much.
Benjamin Jowett (1817 - 1893), British scholar.

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw) (1818-1885), U.S. humorist

Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
Ellen Key (1849 - 1926) Swedish reformer and educationalist.

Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956), U.S. journalist, critic, and editor.

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956), U.S. journalist, critic, and editor.

To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentine writer

The loss of love is a terrible thing; They lie who say that death is worse.
Countee Cullen (1903 - 1946), U.S. poet, novelist, and playwright.

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Jean Anouilh (1910-1987), French playwright.

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910 - 1997), Albanian-born Roman Catholic nun.

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