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Comment#  ·   Fair (680 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness: An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (741 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hatred: A sentiment appropriate to the occasion of another's superiority.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (210 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Helpmate: A wife, or bitter half.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (382 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Incompatibility: In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (741 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Love: A temporary insanity cureable either by marriage or by removal of the influences under which he incurred the disorder. It is sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the physician than the patient.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (264 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

William Blake, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (1249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Love and Hate and Wealth and Poverty

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Comment#  ·   Fair (165 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.

Baba Dioum, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (442 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Math is like love -- a simple idea but it can get complicated.

R. Drabek, in Love and Hate and Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (1009 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Romance is built on illusion, and when we love someone, we love the illusion they have created for us.

Roger Ebert, (from review of Boys Don't Cry, Oct. 22, 1999), in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (1041 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Love affairs have always greatly interested me, but I do not greatly care for them in books or moving pictures. In a love affair, I wish to be the hero, with no audience present.

E. W. Howe, in Art and Literature and Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A friend is someone who knows all about you and and still likes you.

Elbert Hubbard, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (1274 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

It is impossible to love and be wise.

Francis Bacon, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.

Pearl Bailey, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (581 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reject hatred without hating.

Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, in Love and Hate

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (242 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.

Roland Barthes, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (699 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by S.Skipper

Good friends stab you in the front.

Unknown, (from the movie Can't Hardly Wait; sometimes attributed to Oscar Wilde), in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (181 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hatred is toxic waste in the river of life.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (182 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hearts are often broken when words are unspoken.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (233 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Her kisses left something to be desired -- the rest of her.

Unknown, in Love and Hate

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