I don’t believe in courtship.It’s a waste of time. If I love the person, I’ll tell her right away. But for you, I’ll make an exception. Just love me now, and I’ll court you forever.— Ferdinand Marcos
Charming Courtship quotations
It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.
I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.
The bedfellows politics made are never strange.
It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship.
I think people can handle 150 to 200 miles a week.
But something has to give somewhere. If he's a student, how's he going to study? He may be at the age of chasing and courtship, and that's an important form of sport and recreation, too.
I hate the countrie's dirt and manners, yet I love the silence;
I embrace the wit; A courtship, flowing here in full tide. But loathe the expense, the vanity and pride. No place each way is happy.
President David O. McKay (1873-1970) observed that too many couples come to "marriage looking upon the marriage ceremony as the end of courtship instead of the beginning of an eternal courtship. ... Love can be starved to death as literally as the body that receives no sustenance. Love feeds upon kindness and courtesy"
Courtship is a commitment - it's a promise not to play games with another person's heart.
At 14 I discovered girls. At that time dancing was the only way you could put your arm around the girl. Dancing was courtship. Only later did I discover that you dance joy. You dance love. You dance dreams.
This is courtship all the world over - the man all tongue; the woman all ears.
every Jack He must study the knack If he wants to make sure of his Jill!
Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.
Do not let any sweet-talking woman beguile your good sense with the fascinations of her shape. It's your barn she's after.
It is your virtue, being men, to try; And it is ours, by virtue to deny.
The Greek epigram intimates that the force of love is not shown by the courting of beauty, but where the like desire is inflamed for one who is ill-favored.
See how the skilful lover spreads his toils.
The pleasantest part of a man's life is generally that which passes in courtship, provided his passion be sincere, and the party beloved kind with discretion. Love, desire, hope, all the pleasing emotions of the soul, rise in the pursuit.
Every man in the time of courtship and in the first entrance of marriage, puts on a behavior like my correspondent's holiday suit.
I knelt, and with the fervor of a lip unused to the cool breath of reason, told my love.
A man is in no danger so long as he talks his love;
but to write it is to impale himself on his own pothooks.
If fathers are sometimes sulky at the appearance of the destined son-in-law, is it not a fact that mothers become sentimental and, as it were, love their own loves over again.
Every man ought to be in love a few times in his life, and to have a smart attack of the fever. You are better for it when it is over: the better for your misfortune, if you endure it with a manly heart; how much the better for success, if you win it and a good wife into the bargain!
Either you have a rival or you don't.
If you have one, you must please in order to be preferred to him, and if you don't you must still please-in order to avoid having one.
What our grandmothers told us about playing hard to get is true.
The whole point of the game is to impress and capture. It's not about honesty. Many men and women, when they're playing the courtship game, deceive so they can win. Novelty, excitement and danger drive up dopamine in the brain. And both sexes brag.
They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.
I had a 2-week courtship with a fellow student in the fiction workshop in Iowa and a 5-minute wedding in a lawyer's office above the coffee shop where we'd been having lunch that day. And so I sent a cable to my father saying, 'By the time you get this, Daddy, I'll already be Mrs. Blaise!'
Although my royal rank causes me to doubt whether my kingdom is not more sought after than myself, yet I understand that you havefound other graces in me.
The days just prior to marriage are like a snappy introduction to a tedious book.
During courtship, guarding each other's purity and refraining from intimacy are the acts of lovemaking.
Darwin speculated that “music tones and rhythms were used by our half-human ancestors, during the season of courtship, when animals of all kinds are excited not only by love, but by strong passions of jealousy, rivalry, and triumph” and that speech arose, secondarily, from this primal music.
Courtship to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
Flattery in courtship is the highest insolence, for whilst it pretends to bestow on you more than you deserve, it is watching an opportunity to take from you what you really have.
Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood.
Not always can flowers, pearls, poetry, protestations, nor even home in another heart, content the awful soul that dwells in clay.