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Love and Hate

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tiny.ag/qckgltos  ·   Fair (95 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take the course he will. He will be sure to repent.

Socrates, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/qhoyi5e6  ·   Fair (97 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.

Socrates, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/w4pbwier  ·   Fair (1249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Love and Hate and Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/xjiqthys  ·   Fair (142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.

George Bernard Shaw, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/ckjtcepm  ·   Fair (1026 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

If only bad habits could be broken as easily as hearts!

Christopher Spranger, The Effort to Fall, in Love and Hate and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/qcplwznc  ·   Fair (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.

Robert Southey, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/iy02fnsp  ·   Fair (766 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.

Joan Crawford, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/m3eo71lp  ·   Fair (309 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

True friendship is like sound health -- the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

Charles Caleb Colton, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/kqiaorlb  ·   Fair (411 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry.

Anton Chekhov, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/3b0kjrvh  ·   Fair (210 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Helpmate: A wife, or bitter half.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/0rcgdke8  ·   Fair (264 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

William Blake, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/tckzdvry  ·   Fair (741 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Love: A temporary insanity cureable either by marriage or by removal of the influences under which he incurred the disorder. It is sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the physician than the patient.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/rfa7bnoi  ·   Fair (382 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Incompatibility: In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/snlzrsu1  ·   Fair (741 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Hatred: A sentiment appropriate to the occasion of another's superiority.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/opp6altk  ·   Fair (680 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Happiness: An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ordtalmq  ·   Fair (242 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.

Roland Barthes, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/vatwl2hr  ·   Fair (439 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you love someone, tell them. They won't be the only one glad that you did.

Jamie C. Scott, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/mesrxprp  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.

George Sand, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/5upxjjc2  ·   Fair (226 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A bachelor is a selfish, undeserving guy who has cheated some woman out of a divorce.

Don Quinn, in Love and Hate and Men and Women

tiny.ag/3jhfa42n  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A husband is what's left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.

Helen Rowland, in Love and Hate