1. Love does not dominate; it cultivates.

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  2. The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains.

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  3. If I love you, what business is it of yours?

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  4. Everywhere, we learn only from those whom we love.

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  5. Girls we love for what they are; men for what they promise to be.

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  6. Love can do much, but duty more.

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  7. Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.

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  8. First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.

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  9. The first and last thing required of genius is, love of the truth.

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  10. We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.

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  11. Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.

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  12. We are shaped and fashioned by what whom we love.

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  13. Whenever I hear people talking about liberal ideas, I am always astounded that men should love to fool themselves with empty sounds. An idea should never be liberal; it must be vigorous, positive, and without loose ends so that it may fulfill its divine mission and be productive. The proper place for liberality is in the realm of the emotions.

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  14. There are nine requisites for contented living: HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure; WEALTH enough to support your needs; STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them; GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them; PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished; CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor; LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others; FAITH enough to make real the things of God; HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.

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  15. Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.

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  16. That is the true season of love; when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved as much before, and that no one will ever love in the same way again.

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  17. There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From its springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.

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  18. I do not now begin,--I still adore Her whom I early cherish'd in my breast; Then once again with prudence dispossess'd, And to whose heart I'm driven back once more. The love of Petrarch, that all-glorious love, Was unrequited, and, alas, full sad...

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  19. We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us.

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  20. To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods.

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  21. I love those who yearn for the impossible.

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