Every veil secretly desires to be lifted, except the veil of Hypocrisy.
The three eldest children of Necessity: God, the World and love.
In the religion of Love the courtesan is a heretic; but the nun is an atheist.
Life without Love is as a flower without fragrance.
Love is God's essence; Power but his attribute: therefore is his love greater than his power.
Were Love exempt from the militations of Necessity, he were greater than God and the World.
As the bud a leaf, so at last the thought becomes a word.
It is no wonder if Art frequently prefers Illusion to Truth: for Illusion is her servant, but Truth her mistress.
If Pity come as Pity, bid her stay; But if in guise of Love, chase her away.
Wail not too wildly for expiring Love: The Love that dies was never quite alive.
Trust Love, nor fear to soar upon his track. The wings that bore to Heaven will bear thee back.
Would the atheist continue such, let him beware how he admits Love into his breast: for God will surely come along with him.
Art achieves all little things by absolute truth: but all her great things need some admixture of illusion.
Love is wont to visit Man in the company of Desire; but Woman by himself.
Then is Love blest, when from the cup of the body he drinks the wine of the soul.
Thou canst not pray to God without praying to Love, but mayest pray to Love without praying to God.
Passion is Love's blind guide, but the only one he hath.
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