Many things that have been said about love apply to the markets.

From The Merchant of Venice:For I am much ashamed of my exchange:/ But love is blind and lovers cannot see/ The pretty follies that themselves commit;

Erich Fromm: Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

Kahlil Gibran: Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.

Proverb: Love is a sweet tyranny, because the lover endureth his torments willingly.

Albert Ellis: The art of love… is largely the art of persistence.

Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, A.D. 524: Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.

Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960: The hardest-learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind.

Bill Balance: When a man is in love or in debt, someone else has the advantage.

Rose Franken: Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.

Ben Hecht: Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.

Phillip Pulfrey: Love is no respecter of age or practicality/ Neither morality: unabashed/ She enters where she will/ Unheeding that her immortal fires Burn up human hearts…

Lord Dewar: Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses. Rabindranath Tagore: Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.

Ursula K. LeGuin: Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all of the time, made new.

Robert Browning: Take away love and our earth is a tomb.

Tom Masson: The love game is never called off on account of darkness.

Percy Bysshe Shelley: Love withers under constraints: its very essence is liberty: it is compatible neither with obedience, jealousy, nor fear: it is there most pure, perfect, and unlimited where its votaries live in confidence, equality and unreserve.

Fyodor Dostoevski: Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams.

Charles du Bois: Love does not care to define and is never in a hurry to do so.

William Carlos Williams: What “love” is I don’t know if it’s not the response of our deepest natures to one another.

Jareb Teague: Love floods us with hope.





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