A Quote by Margaret C. Anderson on good, love, and romance

In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.

Margaret C. Anderson (1886 - 1973)

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A Quote by John Smith on absence, admiration, contentment, execution, fatherhood, fighting, friendship, good, home, lies, romance, and understanding

Did young Pocahontas really intercede to prevent the execution of Captain John Smith? This romantic tale is conspicuously absent from Smith's initial accounts of his captivity under Powhatan: "Arriving at Werawocomoco, their Emperour [Powhatan] proudly lying uppon a Bedstead a foote high upon tenne or twelve Mattes... and with such grave and majesticall countenance, as drave me into admiration to see such a state in a naked salvage, he kindly welcomed me with good wordes, and great Platters of sundrie victuals, assuring me his friendship, and my libertie within foure days... In describing to him the territories of Europe, which was subject to our Great King whose subject I was, the innumerabl e multitude of his ships, I gave him to understand the noyse of Trumpets, and terrible manner of fighting were under captain Newport my father... At his greatnesse hee admired, and not a little feared... [A]nd thus having with all the kindnes hee could devise, sought to content me: he sent me home..."

John Smith (1580 - 1631)

Source: A True Relation of Such Occurrences and Accidents of Noate as Hath Happened in Virginia..., 1608

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A Quote by John Singleton Mosby on romance, soldiers, and war

War loses a great deal of its romance after a soldier has seen his first battle.

John Singleton Mosby (1833 - 1916)

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A Quote by John Evelyn on romance


This knight was indeed a valiant gentleman; but not a little given to romance, when he spake of himself.

John Evelyn (1620 - 1706)

Source: Diary 6 Sept. 1651

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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on art, history, humanity, passion, religion, and romance

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on kindness, nature, and romance

Boys have their soft and gentle moods too. You would suppose by the morning racket that nothing could be more foreign to their nature than romance and vague sadness. . . . But boys have hours of great sinking and sadness, when kindness and fondness are peculiarly needful to them.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: Eyes and Ears

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A Quote by Gregory J. Godeck on romance


Romance is about the little things.

Gregory J. Godeck

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A Quote by Glenn Beck on cynicism, lies, and romance

Remember, beneath every cynic there lies a romantic, and probably an injured one

Glenn Beck

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A Quote by George Canning on romance


So down thy hill, romantic Ashbourn, glides The Derby dilly, carrying three INSIDES.

George Canning (1770 - 1827)

Source: The Loves of the Triangles. Line 178.

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A Quote by Freddie Mercury on control, love, people, problems, relationships, romance, and work

I am a romantic, but I do put up a barrier around myself, so it is hard for people to get in and to know the real me. I fall in love much too quickly and that results in me getting badly hurt. The problem with love is that you lose control and that is a very vulnerable state to be in. I would love to really have a beautiful relationship with somebody, but it never seems to work out. What I would like most of all is to be in a state of blissful love.

Freddie Mercury

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