HEART

What becomes a joke on everybody else’s lips, we feel it, you and I, as holy in our hearts (Annette von Droste-Hulsoff)

This kiss will be sweet to your mouth, the next one to my heart (Anonymus)

The heart feels, the head compares (Chateaubriand)

WOMEN

When writing about women, one must dip one’s pen in a rainbow (D. Diderot)

Money is like women: in order to be able to keep it, you must take care of it (F. Bourdet)

One has to choose between loving women and knowing them; there is no solution in between (Chamfort)

A woman is always a mystery; you only have to indulge in her face and listen to your heart (E. De Amicis)

Man and woman complement one another, like a button and a buttonhole, like a violin and its bow [=like hand in glove] (Carlo Dossi)

In a woman everything is heart, even the mind (J.P. Richter)

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

The heart has its reasons, which reason1 knows nothing of (B. Pascal)

MISCELLANEOUS

Happiness is hidden everywhere; you just have to dig it out (Anonymus)

No virtue is so great as to be safe from temptation (Immanuel Kant)

Joy is not to be found in things, but in ourselves (Richard Wagner)

There is no protection against attraction (A.C. Swinburne)

To await pleasure is pleasure itself (Lessing)

We will never fully understand each other, but we will be able to do a lot more than that (Novalis)

Men never lie; they only change their standards of sincerity (Tristan Bernard)

Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach (George Bernard Shaw)

As soon as you start talking some sense, people will say you’re an old fool (Bob Hope)

The roots of education are bitter, but their fruit is sweet (Aristotle)

“Flying? I’ve been to almost as many places as my luggage!” (Bob Hope)

One grows old the day one loses one’s mother (Paul Claudel)

I love you much less than God, but much more than myself (A husband to her wife)

In the Garden of His agony Jesus left us for our moments of agony the weapon to our salvation: prayer (Constantine Kourkoulas)

The gate of Christianity is as narrow as every emergency exit (Constantine Kourkoulas)

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