It is strange that men will talk of miracles, revelation, inspiration, and the like, as things past, while love remains.—"Chasity & Sensuality"
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.—A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Only lovers know the value and magnanimity of truth.—A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
May we so love as never to have occasion to repent of our love.—"Chastity & Sensuality"
Till we have loved we have not imagined the heights of love.—Journal, 28 September 1843
The light of the sun is but the shadow of love.—"Paradise (to be) Regained"
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
I love men with the same distinctions that I love women—as if my friend were of some third sex—some other or stranger and still my friend.—Journal, 5 May 1846