Unrequited

Sorting through my files, I found an interesting one from not so long ago that had a nice collection of quotes about unrequited love:

“A mighty pain to love it is,
And ’tis a pain that pain to miss;
But of all pains, the greatest pain
It is to love, but love in vain.”
~ Abraham Cowley

“Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.”
~ Washington Irving

“Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”
~ Charlie Brown

“An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.”
~ Harold Lokes

“The saddest thing in the world, is loving someone who used to love you.”
~ Anonymous

“You never lose by loving. You always lost by holding back.”
~ Anonymous

“My love is of a birth as rare
As ‘tis for object strange and high:
It was begotten by Despair
Upon Impossibility.”
~ Andrew Marvell

“Let no one who loves be called unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.”
~ James Matthew Barrie

“Self-love seems so often unrequited.”
~ Anthony Powell

“Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest:
Love, hopeless love, my ardent soul encumbers:
Love, nightmare-like, lies heavy on my chest,
And weaves itself into my midnight slumbers!”
~ William S. Gilbert

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