1. The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.

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  2. Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.

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  3. Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.

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  4. When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even out virtues.

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  5. Like hunger, physical love is a necessity. But man's appetite for amour is never so regular or so sustained as his appetite for the delights of the table.

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  6. Unintelligent persons are like weeds that thrive in good ground; they love to be amused in proportion to the degree in which they weary themselves.

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  7. Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love.

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  8. The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.

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  9. True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.

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  10. Love or hatred must constantly increase between two persons who are always together; every moment fresh reasons are found for loving or hating better.

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  11. When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.

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  12. Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love.

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  13. First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time.

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