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    The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch. Love comes into it too, of course, but in Europe we tend to see marital love as an eternity which encompasses hate and also indifference: when we promise to love we really mean that we promise to honor a contract. Americans, seeming to take marriage with not enough seriousness, are really taking love and sex with too much.

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How many young hearts have revealed the fact that what they had been trained to imagine the highest earthly felicity read more

How many young hearts have revealed the fact that what they had been trained to imagine the highest earthly felicity was but the beginning of care, disappointment, and sorrow, and often led to the extremity of mental and physical suffering.

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Nay, but Jack, such eyes! such eyes! so innocently wild! so bashfully irresolute! Not a glance but speaks and kindles read more

Nay, but Jack, such eyes! such eyes! so innocently wild! so bashfully irresolute! Not a glance but speaks and kindles some thought of love! Then, Jack, her cheeks! her cheeks, Jack! so deeply blushing at the insinuations of her tell-tale eyes! Then, Jack, her lips! O, Jack, lips smiling at their own discretion! and, if not smiling, more sweetly pouting -- more lovely in sullenness! Then, Jack, her neck! O, Jack, Jack!

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I desire not to desire, for my will is without value, since I am ignorant in any case. Therefore choose read more

I desire not to desire, for my will is without value, since I am ignorant in any case. Therefore choose Thou for me what thou knowest to be best and do not put my perdition in what my autonomy and free choice prefer.

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Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. the foundation of such a read more

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. the foundation of such a method is love.

by Lao Tzu Found in: All about love Quotes,
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I will tell you the truth as soon as I figure it out.

I will tell you the truth as soon as I figure it out.

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Nunc scio quit sit amor."
Lat., "Now I know what love is.

Nunc scio quit sit amor."
Lat., "Now I know what love is.

by Virgil Found in: All about love Quotes,
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We can do no great things; only small things with great love.

We can do no great things; only small things with great love.

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You can do what you want, but saving love doesn't bring any interest.

You can do what you want, but saving love doesn't bring any interest.

by Mae West Found in: All about love Quotes,
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It is not our exalted feelings, it is our sentiments that build the necessary home.

It is not our exalted feelings, it is our sentiments that build the necessary home.

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