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This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.

    Topics: Love

Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step; for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair.

    Topics: Love
    Source: C. S. Lewis, 'The Pilgrim's Regress'

To love is to be vulnerable.

    Topics: Love

Do not waste time bothering whether you "love" your neighbor; act as if you did.

    Topics: Love, Friendship

When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. If you injure someone you dislike, you will find yourself disliking him more. If you do him a good turn, you will find yourself disliking him less.

    Topics: Love

Love is the great conqueror of lust.

    Topics: Love, Lust

All sorts of people are fond of repeating the Christian statement that "God is love." But they seem not to notice that the words 'God is love' have no real meaning unless God contains at least two persons. Love is something that one person has for another person. If God was a single person, then before the world was made, He was not love.

    Topics: Love, The Trinity
    Source: Beyond Personality, Macmillan, 1948, p. 21.

He loved us not because we are lovable, but because He is love.

    Topics: Love

Love as distinct from "being in love" is not merely a feeling. It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by the grace which both partners ask, and receive from God. They can have this love for each other even at those moments when they do not like each other; as you love yourself even when you do not like yourself.

    Topics: Love, Marriage
    Source: Mere Christianity, p. 99.

On the whole, God's love for us is a much safer subject to think about than our love for Him.

    Topics: Love

A little lie is like a little pregnancy-it doesn't take long before everyone knows.

    Topics: Lying, Humorous

There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.

    Topics: Marriage

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