Love Quotations

 

How insufficient is all wisdom without love.


Journal, 25 March 1842

What avails it that another loves you, if he does not understand you? Such love is a curse.


A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Love is a thirst that is never slaked.


Journal, 28 March 1856

Our life without love is coke and ashes.


A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

It is strange that men will talk of miracles, revelation, inspiration, and the like, as things past, while love remains.


—“Chastity and Sensuality”

Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.


A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Till we have loved we have not imagined the heights of love.


Journal, 28 September 1843

The heart is forever inexperienced.


A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

The violence of love is as much to be dreaded as that of hate.


A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

The obstacles which the heart meets with are like granite blocks which one alone can not move.


Journal, 27 October 1851
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