Romance Potpourri

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"Moonlight Sonata"

When you loved me,
I gave you a whole sun and stars to play with.
I gave you eternity in a single moment.
– G.B. Shaw

The heart has its reasons which reason does not know.
– B. Pascal

Love is anterior to life,
Posterior to death,
Initial of creation, and
The exponent of breath.
– E. Dickinson

Love has a thousand varied notes
to move the human heart.
– G. Crabbe

The profound and complicated sentiment which we
call love is the universal thirst for a communion
not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature,
intellectual, imaginative and sensitive.
– P.S. Shelley

Love grants in a moment
what toil can hardly achieve in an age.
– Goethe

Oh, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours,
than the first consciousness of love—
the first fluttering of its silken wings.
– H.W. Longfellow

O lyric Love, half angel and half bird,
And all a wonder and a wild desire!
– R. Browning

Love hath swifter wings than Time.
– E. Waller

Let us live, and love...
Suns may set and rise again.
As for us, when the brief light has but once set,
We must sleep one endless night.
– Catullus

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
– H.D. Thoreau

Love is the magician, the enchanter,
that changes worthless things to joy,
and makes royal kings and queens of common clay.
– R.G. Ingersoll

Who can give law to lovers?
Love is a greater law unto itself.
– Boethius

Thou wast all that to me, love,
For which my soul did pine;
A green isle in the sea, love,
A fountain and a shrine.
– E.A. Poe

For love is the heart's immortal thirst
to be completely known and all forgiven.
– H. van Dyke

Love is space and time measured by the heart.
– M. Proust

Love seeketh not itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives it ease,
And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.
– W. Blake

Friendship is Love without his wings.
– Lord Byron

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

Love takes off masks
that we fear we cannot live without.
– J. Baldwin

To love is to know the sacrifices
which eternity extracts from life.
– J.O. Hobbes

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,—I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
– E.B. Browning

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Let's Get Married
Love Calculator, The
Love Page, A
Love Test, The
Of Love and Hope
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