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Quotes of the Day for 20 December 2000 – Breaking Up

Several readers, perhaps too many, have requested quotes dealing with the end of relationships. I remember that pain myself, including experiencing it during the holidays. (And just what part of "until death do you part" wasn't clear, hmmm?) Let me say that as Spring follows Winter, you can find love again if you avoid a toxic bitterness now.

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The quotes:

There are two sorts of constancy in love; the one comes from the constant discovery in our beloved of new grounds for love, and the other from making it a point of honor to be constant.
     - La Rochefoucauld

Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.
     - Alexandre Dumas, pére

Frienship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
     - Jane Austen

There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts being broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be.
     - Pearl Buck

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Roumania.
     - Dorothy Rothschild Parker

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