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Vincent Van Gogh photo
Bob Marley photo

„One love, one heart, one destiny.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

Rumi photo

„Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.“

—  Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273

As quoted in Path for Greatness : Spiritualty at Work (2000) by Linda J. Ferguson, p. 51

Hermann Hesse photo

„If I know what love is, it is because of you.“

—  Hermann Hesse, libro Narciso e Boccadoro

Narcissus and Goldmund (1930)

Bob Marley photo
Rudolf Steiner photo
George Sand photo

„There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.“

—  George Sand French novelist and memoirist; pseudonym of Lucile Aurore Dupin 1804 - 1876

William Shakespeare photo

„Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.“

—  William Shakespeare, Tutto è bene quel che finisce bene

Variante: Love all, trust a few.
Origine: All's Well That Ends Well

Bob Marley photo
Emile Zola photo

„I would rather die of passion than of boredom.“

—  Emile Zola, libro Au Bonheur des Dames

Origine: The Ladies' Paradise

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Orson Welles photo
Charlie Chaplin photo

„Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.“
Il tuo corpo nudo dovrebbe appartenere solo a chi si innamora della tua anima nuda.

—  Charlie Chaplin British comic actor and filmmaker 1889 - 1977

Martin Luther King, Jr. photo

„Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.“
L'oscurità non può scacciare l'oscurità: solo la luce può farlo. L'odio non può scacciare l'odio: solo l'amore può farlo.

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

'Where Do We Go From Here?" as published in Where Do We Go from Here : Chaos or Community? (1967), p. 62; many statements in this book, or slight variants of them, were also part of his address Where Do We Go From Here?" which has a section below. A common variant appearing at least as early as 1968 has "Returning violence for violence multiplies violence..." An early version of the speech as published in A Martin Luther King Treasury (1964), p. 173, has : "Returning hate for hate multiplies hate..."
1960s
Origine: A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
Contesto: The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. … Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

Johnny Depp photo
Adolf Hitler photo

„I can fight only for something that I love. I can love only what I respect. And in order to respect a thing I must at least have some knowledge of it.“

—  Adolf Hitler, libro Mein Kampf

Variante: And I can fight only for something that I love, love only what I respect, and respect only what I at least know.
Origine: Mein Kampf

Kurt Cobain photo
Oprah Winfrey photo

„Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.“

—  Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954

Variante: Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

James Baldwin photo

„Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.“

—  James Baldwin, libro Nobody Knows My Name

"In Search of a Majority: An Address" (Feb 1960); reprinted in Baldwin, "Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobody_Knows_My_Name (1961)

Pablo Neruda photo

„Love is so short and forgetting is so long.“

—  Pablo Neruda, libro Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Es tan corto el amor y tan largo el olvido.
"Tonight I Can Write" (Puedo Escribir), XX, p. 51.
Variante: Love is so short, forgetting is so long.
Origine: Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Canción Desesperada (Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair) (1924)

Albert Einstein photo

„I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Marcus Aurelius photo
Marilyn Monroe photo
Ernest Hemingway photo

„The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too“

—  Ernest Hemingway, libro Men Without Women

Disputed
Origine: Claimed to be from Men Without Women, but it does not appear in that work. May have originated in a 2011 blogpost by Marc Chernoff entitled 30 things to stop doing to yourself http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/11/30-things-to-stop-doing-to-yourself/.

George Orwell photo
A.A. Milne photo

„Pooh, how do you spell love?' 'You don't spell love Piglet, you feel it“

—  A.A. Milne British author 1882 - 1956

Variante: How do you spell love?
You don't spell it, you feel it.

Stephen R. Covey photo

„Live, love, laugh, leave a legacy.“

—  Stephen R. Covey American educator, author, businessman and motivational speaker 1932 - 2012

Dr. Seuss photo

„You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

Variante: You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Vincent Van Gogh photo

„It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

Quote of Vincent's letter to Theo, from Amsterdam, 3 April 1878; a cited in The Letters of Vincent van Gogh to his Brother, 1872-1886 (1927) Constable & Co
Variant: Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
As quoted in Wisdom for the Soul : Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (2006) by Larry Chang, p. 483
1870s
Contesto: If only we try to live sincerely, it will go well with us, even though we are certain to experience real sorrow, and great disappointments, and also will probably commit great faults and do wrong things, but it certainly is true, that it is better to be high-spirited, even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent. It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love, is well done.

Johnny Depp photo

„If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.“
Se qualcuno dovesse far male alla mia famiglia o a un amico o a qualcuno che amo, me lo mangerei. Potrei finire in prigione per 500 anni, ma me lo mangerei.

—  Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963

Marilyn Monroe photo

„A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.“
Una ragazza saggia bacia ma non ama, ascolta ma non crede e lascia prima di essere lasciata.

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962

Variante: A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left.

Agatha Christie photo
Johnny Depp photo
Erich Maria Remarque photo

„Love should not be polluted with friendship.“

—  Erich Maria Remarque German novelist 1898 - 1970

Origine: Arch of Triumph: A Novel of a Man Without a Country

Richard Bach photo
Louisa May Alcott photo

„I like good strong words that mean something…“

—  Louisa May Alcott, libro Piccole donne

Origine: Little Women

Jackson Pollock photo
Paulo Coelho photo

„One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.“

—  Paulo Coelho, libro L'alchimista

Origine: The Alchemist (1988), p. 128

Stephen Chbosky photo

„We accept the love we think we deserve.“

—  Stephen Chbosky, libro Ragazzo da parete

Origine: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Eckhart Tolle photo
Sigmund Freud photo

„We are never so defenceless against suffering as when we love.“

—  Sigmund Freud Austrian neurologist known as the founding father of psychoanalysis 1856 - 1939

Origine: 1920s, Civilization and Its Discontents (1929), Ch. 2; as translated by James Strachey, p.63

Jean Anouilh photo
Franz Kafka photo

„A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.“

—  Franz Kafka author 1883 - 1924

Letter to Oskar Pollak http://www.languagehat.com/archives/001062.php (27 January 1904)
Variant translations:
If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skulls, then why do we read it? Good God, we also would be happy if we had no books and such books that make us happy we could, if need be, write ourselves. What we must have are those books that come on us like ill fortune, like the death of one we love better than ourselves, like suicide. A book must be an ice axe to break the sea frozen inside us.
What we need are books that hit us like a most painful misfortune, like the death of someone we loved more than we love ourselves, that make us feel as though we had been banished to the woods, far from any human presence, like a suicide. A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.
A book should be an ice-axe to break the frozen sea within us.
A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.
A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.
Variante: A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.
Contesto: I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn't wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for?... we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.

Helen Keller photo
William Shakespeare photo

„Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it.“

—  William Shakespeare, libro Romeo e Giulietta

Origine: Romeo and Juliet

Angelina Jolie photo

„We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.“
Non arriviamo ad amare trovando la persona perfetta, ma imparando a vedere le imperfezioni perfette

—  Angelina Jolie American actress, film director, and screenwriter 1975

Citát „The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.“
Louisa May Alcott photo

„The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.“

—  Louisa May Alcott American novelist 1832 - 1888

Variante: The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.

Marilyn Monroe photo

„I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.“
Anch'io ho dei sentimenti. Sono ancora umana. Tutto quello che voglio è essere amata, per me stessa e per il mio talento.

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962

Jane Austen photo

„There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.“
Non c'è niente che non farei per coloro che sono veramente miei amici. Non ho la capacità di amare le persone a metà, non è la mia natura.

—  Jane Austen, libro Northanger Abbey

Origine: Northanger Abbey

Joseph Brodsky photo

„If there is any substitute for love, it is memory.“

—  Joseph Brodsky Russian and American poet and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate 1940 - 1996

Jim Morrison photo

„I like people who shake other people up and make them feel uncomfortable.“

—  Jim Morrison lead singer of The Doors 1943 - 1971

Origine: Eyes: Poetry, 1967-1971

Walt Whitman photo
Gabriel García Márquez photo

„The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love.“

—  Gabriel García Márquez, libro L'amore ai tempi del colera

Origine: Love in the Time of Cholera

Friedrich Nietzsche photo

„It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

Platón photo

„For once touched by love, everyone becomes a poet“

—  Platón Classical Greek philosopher -427 - -347 a.C.

196
The Symposium

Kurt Cobain photo

„It's better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for what you're not…“
Preferisco essere odiato per ciò che sono, piuttosto che essere amato per ciò che non sono.

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Dietrich Bonhoeffer photo
William Shakespeare photo
John Steinbeck photo

„I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.“

—  John Steinbeck, libro La valle dell'Eden

Variante: My father said she was a strong woman, and I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is almost indestructible.
Origine: East of Eden

Mark Twain photo

„When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.“
Can you join, ask sincerely for affection without sweaty hand of expectation, understanding and accepting if it never is given? Fonte: https://le-citazioni.it/autori/viggo-mortensen/

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

Origine: Notebook

Jack London photo

„I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.“
Preferirei essere una superba meteora, ogni mio atomo esploso in un magnifico bagliore, piuttosto che un sonnolento e perseverante pianeta.

—  Jack London American author, journalist, and social activist 1876 - 1916

The Bulletin, San Francisco, California, December 2, 1916, part 2, p. 1.
Also included in Jack London’s Tales of Adventure, ed. Irving Shepard, Introduction, p. vii (1956)
Contesto: I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

John Lennon photo

„Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

frequently attributed to Lennon, but entirely unsourced
Disputed

John Steinbeck photo

„A man so painfully in love is capable of self-torture beyond belief.“

—  John Steinbeck, libro La valle dell'Eden

Origine: East of Eden

Robert A. Heinlein photo

„Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein, libro Straniero in terra straniera

"Jubal Harshaw" in the first edition (1961); the later 1991 "Uncut" edition didn't have this line, because it was one Heinlein had added when he went through and trimmed the originally submitted manuscript on which the "Uncut" edition is based. Heinlein also later used a variant of this in The Cat Who Walks Through Walls where he has Xia quote Harshaw: "Dr. Harshaw says that 'the word "love" designates a subjective condition in which the welfare and happiness of another person are essential to one's own happiness.'"
Origine: Stranger in a Strange Land (1961; 1991)

Gabriel García Márquez photo

„A lie is more comfortable than doubt, more useful than love, more lasting than truth.“

—  Gabriel García Márquez Colombian writer 1927 - 2014

[The Autumn of the Patriarch, 2006 [1976], HarperCollins, 978-0-06-088286-0, 254] translated from El Ontoño del Patriarica (1975) by Gregory Rabassa

H.L. Mencken photo

„Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.“
L'amore è come la guerra: facile da iniziare, ma molto difficile da interrompere.

—  H.L. Mencken American journalist and writer 1880 - 1956

Origine: Heliogabalus

William Shakespeare photo
F. Scott Fitzgerald photo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart photo

„Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.“
Non è un elevato grado di intelligenza, e nemmeno l'immaginazione, e nemmeno le due cose assieme che creano un genio. Amore, amore, amore, quella è l'anima del genio.

—  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austrian Romantic composer 1756 - 1791

True genius without heart is a thing of nought - for not great understanding alone, not intelligence alone, nor both together, make genius. Love! Love! Love! that is the soul of genius. - Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, entry in Mozart's souvenir album (1787-04-11) from Mozart: A Life by Maynard Solomon [Harper-Collins, 1966, ISBN 0-060-92692-9], p. 312.
Misattributed

Jane Austen photo

„A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.“
L'immaginazione di una donna è molto veloce; salta dall'ammirazione all'amore e dall'amore al matrimonio in un momento.

—  Jane Austen, libro Orgoglio e pregiudizio

Origine: Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen photo

„I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.“
Non voglio che la gente sia troppo simpatica: questo mi risparmia il disturbo di volerle molto bene.

—  Jane Austen English novelist 1775 - 1817

Letter to Cassandra (1798-12-24) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]
Letters
Origine: Jane Austen's Letters

Bob Marley photo

„Love would never leave us alone“
L'amore non ci lascerebbe mai da soli

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

Simone de Beauvoir photo
Arthur Schopenhauer photo
Daisaku Ikeda photo
Sören Kierkegaard photo

„Above all, do not forget your duty to love yourself.“

—  Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855

Jack Kerouac photo
Richard Bach photo
Stephen King photo
Jane Austen photo

„The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!“
Più conosco il mondo, più sono convinta che non vedrò mai un uomo che possa amare davvero. Pretendo così tanto!

—  Jane Austen, libro Ragione e sentimento

Variante: Mama, the more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.
Origine: Sense and Sensibility

Henny Youngman photo
Bette Davis photo
Leonardo Da Vinci photo
Arthur Conan Doyle photo
Paulo Coelho photo

„So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.“

—  Paulo Coelho, libro L'alchimista

Origine: The Alchemist

Washington Irving photo

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

—  Washington Irving writer, historian and diplomat from the United States 1783 - 1859

Attributed to Irving as early as 1883. [Hit and miss : a story of real life, Angie Stewart, Manly, Chicago, J.L. Regan, 1883, i, http://hdl.handle.net/2027/osu.32435018229575?urlappend=%3Bseq=7] However, it does not seem to appear in Irving's known works. Other citations from the same year leave the quotation unattributed. [Henry S. (ed.), Clubb, The Peacemaker and Court of Arbitration, Volume 1, Universal Peace Union, 1883, 125, Philadelphia, https://books.google.com/books?id=Uu84AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA125] [The Australian Women's Magazine and Domestic Journal, Vol. 2 No. 2 (May 1883), 1883, Melbourne, 435, https://books.google.com/books?id=mq0sAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA435]. A similar passage is found in a pseudonymous novel published two years earlier in 1881: "Julia knew that sacrifices to patience are not in vain. Although they often do not produce the happiness for which they are made, they will, always, flow back and soften and purify the heart of the one who makes them". [Illma, Or, Which was Wife?, Miss, M.L.A., Cornwell & Johnson, 1881, 239, New York, http://hdl.handle.net/2027/osu.32435017658592?urlappend=%3Bseq=245]
Disputed

Terry Pratchett photo

„Who would not rather be a rising ape than a falling angel?“

—  Terry Pratchett English author 1948 - 2015

A similar remark was reportedly made by Pratchett in The Herald (4 October 2004): I'd rather be a climbing ape than a falling angel.
"I create gods all the time - now I think one might exist" (2008)
Contesto: Evolution was far more thrilling to me than the biblical account. Who would not rather be a rising ape than a falling angel? To my juvenile eyes Darwin was proved true every day. It doesn't take much to make us flip back into monkeys again.

Ernest Hemingway photo

„Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.“

—  Ernest Hemingway, libro Il vecchio e il mare

Origine: The Old Man and the Sea (1952)

Charles Bukowski photo
William Shakespeare photo

„The course of true love never did run smooth.“

—  William Shakespeare, Sogno di una notte di mezza estate

Lysander, Act I, scene i.
Origine: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595)

Emile Zola photo

„If people can just love each other a little bit, they can be so happy.“

—  Emile Zola, libro Germinale

Origine: Germinal

Elizabeth Barrett Browning photo

„Whoso loves
Believes the impossible.“

—  Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861

Book V.
Aurora Leigh http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/barrett/aurora/aurora.html (1857)
Variante: Whoso loves
Believes the impossible.

Rainer Maria Rilke photo

„Love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other.“
L'amore consiste in questo, che due solitudini si proteggono a vicenda, si toccano, si salutano.

—  Rainer Maria Rilke Austrian poet and writer 1875 - 1926

Marcus Aurelius photo
Robert Fulghum photo

„We can do no great things; only small things with great love.(mother Teresa)“

—  Robert Fulghum, libro All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Origine: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Charles Bukowski photo
Paulo Coelho photo
Henry David Thoreau photo

„Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.“
La verità è un vestito scomodo e antico, difficile da indossare specialmente se si è costantemente nudi nella propria menzogna!

—  Henry David Thoreau, Walden ovvero Vita nei boschi

Origine: Walden

William Shakespeare photo

„I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.“

—  William Shakespeare, Molto rumore per nulla

Origine: Much Ado About Nothing

Francois Mauriac photo
Francis Bacon photo

„It is impossible to love and be wise.“

—  Francis Bacon English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author 1561 - 1626

Jerome K. Jerome photo

„I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.“

—  Jerome K. Jerome, libro Tre uomini in barca

Variante: I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
Origine: Three Men in a Boat (1889), Ch. 15.
Contesto: It always does seem to me that I am doing more work than I should do. It is not that I object to the work, mind you; I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.

Zig Ziglar photo

„Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.“

—  Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012

Ziglar has often used this saying, but it originates with Phillips Brooks, as quoted in ‪Primary Education‬ (1916) by Elizabeth Peabody.
Misattributed

Charles Bukowski photo

„A love like that was a serious illness, an illness from which you never entirely recover.“

—  Charles Bukowski, libro The People Look Like Flowers at Last

Origine: The People Look Like Flowers at Last

Louisa May Alcott photo
Winston S. Churchill photo

„I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

Christopher Soames, speech at the Reform Club (28 April 1981), reported in Martin S. Gilbert, Winston S. Churchill. Volume Eight: Never Despair: 1945–1965. p. 304
Post-war years (1945–1955)
Variante: I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Contesto: [Christopher Soames, Churchill's future son-in-law, remembered] Churchill showing him around Chartwell Farm [around 1946]. When they came to the piggery Churchill scratched one of the pigs and said: I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

Friedrich Nietzsche photo

„The knight of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies, but also to hate his friends.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, libro Ecce homo

Der Mensch der Erkenntniss muss nicht nur seine Feinde lieben, er muss auch seine Freunde hassen können.
Foreword, in the Oscar Levy authorized translation.
Variant translations:
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
Ecce Homo (1888)

Gabriel García Márquez photo

„Sex is the consolation you have when you can't have love.“

—  Gabriel García Márquez, libro Memoria delle mie puttane tristi

Variante: Sex is the consolation you have when you can’t have love.
Origine: Memories of My Melancholy Whores

„We can only learn to love by loving.“

—  Iris Murdoch, libro The Bell

The Bell (1958), ch. 19; 2001, p. 219.