In revenge and in love, woman is more barbarous than man.
Marriage: that I call the will of two to create the one who is more than those who created it.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood.
What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives acts and experiences otherwise than we do?
Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.
Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus: one morning they are there, we know not how, and they gaze upon us, morose and gray. Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in him.
There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.
Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment.
I love those who do not know how to live for today.
Sensuality often makes love grow too quickly, so that the root remains weak and is easy to pull out.
Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not.
One must learn to love oneself with a wholesome and healthy love, so that one can bear to be with oneself and need not roam.
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
One can promise actions, but not feelings, for the latter are involuntary. He who promises to love forever or hate forever or be forever faithful to someone is promising something that is not in his power.
This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver.
Untroubled, scornful, outrageous – that is how wisdom wants us to be: she is a woman and never loves anyone but a warrior.
Today I love myself as I love my god: who could charge me with a sin today? I know only sins against my god; but who knows my god?
The man loves danger and sport. That is why he loves woman, the most dangerous of all sports.
In true love it is the soul that envelops the body.