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What is it about love that can make it so painful?

There is nothing quite like the pain of love, the yearning to be with someone that you can never have.

This is a collection of sad love quotes that celebrates the darker side of love and lets you know that you are not alone. Others have gone through the same thing. The sadness that you feel may be a sign that you need to make changes in your relationship, and sometimes yourself.



The Pain of Love
The Pain of Love

When love is suppressed Hate takes it s place. -- Havelock Ellis, sexual researcher

Where there is love, there is pain. -- Spanish proverb

Love is not love until love's vulnerable. -- Theodore Roethke

Can one ever remember love? It's like trying to summon the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume. -- Arthur Miller

The Pain of Love Quotes

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, the pain of love lasts a lifetime. -- Jean Pierre Fenelon

Good-night! good-night! parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good-night till it be morrow. -- Juliet (Romeo and Juliet)

I feed a flame within, which so torments me That it both pains my heart, and yet enchants me: 'Tis such a pleasing smart, and I so love it, That I had rather die than once remove it -- Dryden

There is something inexpressibly charming in falling in love and, surely, the whole pleasure lies in the fact that love isn't lasting, -- Moliere

Love that has nothing but beauty to keep it in good health, isshort-lived. -- Erasmus

Though a man excel in everything, unless he has been a lover his life is lonely, and he may be likened to a jeweled cup which can contain no wine. -- Yoshida Kenko

Love lives on hope and dies when hope is dead; it is a flame which sinks for lack of fuel. -- Corneille

Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. -- Benjamin Franklin

Hatred is blind, as well as love. -- Thomas Fuller

For the memory of love is sweet, though the love itself were in vain. And what I have lost of pleasure, assuage what I find of pain. -- Lyster

The Sadness of Love Quotes

What is first love worth, except to prepare for a second? What does second love bring? Only regret for the first. -- John Hay

Never love with all your heart, it only ends in aching. -- Countee Cullen

O! love is like the rose,And a month it may not see,Ere it withers where it grows. -- Bailey

Love dies only when growth stops. -- Pearl S. Buck

As the best wine doth make the sharpest vinegar, so the deepest love turneth to the deadliest hate. -- John Lily (1579)

Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy; Even love unreturned has its rainbow -- Eaton Stannard Barret

When Love Dies
When Love Dies (Image is from Charlton Comics and is used by kind permission pursuant to a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive -- Havelock Ellis

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never -- Charles Caleb Colton

Love is like the truth, sometimes it prevails, sometimes it hurts. --Victor M. Garcia Jr.

When Love Dies

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,Nor Hell a fury like a woman scorned. -- William Congreve

Trouble is part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't givethe person who loves you a chance to love you enough. -- Dinah Shore

Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense -- E. E. Cummings

What is love but a second-hand emotion? -- Tina Turner

To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful. -- BESS MYERSON

My Love is of a birth as rare
As 'tis, for object, strange and high;
It was begotten by Despair
Upon Impossibility.
--Andrew Marvell

Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved. - William Congreve

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