„The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.“

—  Bob Marley

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Bob Marley116
Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

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„As a man and woman meet and love forthwith.
Perhaps there are moments of awakening,
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—  Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955

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Context: p>As a man and woman meet and love forthwith.
Perhaps there are moments of awakening,
Extreme, fortuitous, personal, in whichWe more than awaken, sit on the edge of sleep,
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„A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.“

—  Oscar Wilde, book The Picture of Dorian Gray

Variant: A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
Source: The Picture of Dorian Gray

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„I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.“

—  John Steinbeck, book East of Eden

Variant: My father said she was a strong woman, and I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is almost indestructible.
Source: East of Eden

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„The love of man and woman is the beginning of the love of God.“

—  Barry Long Australian spiritual teacher and writer 1926 - 2003

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„In his younger days a man dreams of possessing the heart of the woman whom he loves; later, the feeling that he possesses the heart of a woman may be enough to make him fall in love with her.“

—  Marcel Proust, book In Search of Lost Time

Autrefois on rêvait de posséder le cœur de la femme dont on était amoureux; plus tard sentir qu’on possède le cœur d’une femme peut suffire à vous en rendre amoureux.
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„Healthy love is the love that embraces a single, whole woman, including her character and her intelligence.“

—  Italo Svevo, book Zeno's Conscience

L'amore sano è quello che abbraccia una donna sola e intera, compreso il suo carattere e la sua intelligenza.
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„Each woman virtually summons every man to show cause why he doth not love her.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Poet, essayist, physician 1809 - 1894

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„I knew a woman, lovely in her bones“

—  Theodore Roethke American poet 1908 - 1963

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When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them;
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