quote by Washington Irving

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

— Washington Irving

Simplistic Reciprocated quotations

In the marriage union, the independence of the husband and wife will be equal, their dependence mutual, and their obligations reciprocal.

True community is based on upon equality, mutuality, and reciprocity.

It affirms the richness of individual diversity as well as the common human ties that bind us together.

There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life -reciprocity.

Vertical and horizontal lines are the expression of two opposing forces;

they exist everywhere and dominate everything; their reciprocal action constitutes 'life'. I recognized that the equilibrium of any particular aspect of nature rests on the equivalence of its opposites.


He has willed - He wills incessantly - that the modifications of the mind and those of the body shall be reciprocal. This is the conjunction and the natural dependence of the two parts of which we are constituted.

Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of happy mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give.

Love is willing self-sacrifice for the good of another that does not require reciprocation or that the person being loved is deserving

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity.

We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.

Because the relationship between self and world is reciprocal, it is not a matter of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the Earth, the Earth heals us. No need to wait. As we care enough to take risks, we loosen the grip of ego and begin to come home to our true nature.


Authentic love must be founded on reciprocal recognition of two freedoms.

For each of them, love would be the revelation of the self through the gift of the self and the enrichment of the universe.

No love is ever wasted. Its worth does not lie in reciprocity.

But simply punishing the broken--walking away from them or hiding them from sight--only ensures that they remain broken and we do, too. There is no wholeness outside of our reciprocal humanity.

If somebody trusts me, then I will reciprocate.

That which you do not wish for yourself, do not impose on others.


The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositories, and constituting each the guardian of the public weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern, some of them in our country and under our own eyes.

I like to believe that love is a reciprocal thing, that it can't really be felt, truly, by one.

You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty.

We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate.

Volleyball is one of the most interactive games going.

It is a game of intuition, imagination, improvisation - but most of all, of reciprocity - of teamwork. There is no way to free-lance in volleyball.

Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.


A society that relies on generalized reciprocity is more efficient than a distrustful society, for the same reason that money is more efficient than barter. Trust lubricates social life. Networks of civic engagement also facilitate coordination and communication and amplify information about the trustworthiness of other individuals.

My attitude toward friendship has remained the same.

I will support and encourage you with all the love in my heart, but if it's not reciprocal, I gotta go. If your friends are bitter about your success to the extent that they act out, don't expect them to change. Move on.

One thing I've always struggled with in life is loving people too much.

It's painful when that love is not reciprocated. But one thing I always comfort myself with is the fact that Allah will always show greater love to those who love Him. Allah doesn't disappoint you so keep your heart attached to Him.

War is an act of force, and to the application of that force there is no limit.

Each of the adversaries forces the hand of the other, and a reciprocal action results which in theory can have no limit.

A little reciprocity goes a long way.


If you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you.

It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.

Now you shall consider My love in the Blessed Sacrament.

Here, I am entirely yours, soul, body and divinity, as your Bridegroom. You know what love demands: one thing only, reciprocity.

It's a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.

A happy love needs to be reciprocated.

We must remember how to honor and respect life with each breath, step, word, and thought. What you bless blesses you in return. This is the power of reciprocity.


When a man is guided by the principles of reciprocity and consciousness, he is not far from the moral law. Whatever you don't wish for yourself don't do unto others.

Ideally citizens are to think of themselves as if they were legislators and ask themselves what statutes, supported by what reasons satisfying the criterion of reciprocity, they would think is most reasonable to enact.

Reciprocity is a deep instinct; it is the basic currency of social life.

Well the open-outcry auction is just made to turn the brain into mush: you've got social proof, the other guy is bidding, you get reciprocation tendency, you get deprival super-reaction syndrome, the thing is going away... I mean it just absolutely is designed to manipulate people into idiotic behavior.

Love is never wasted, for its value does not rest upon reciprocity.