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Quotations About Unrequited Love

An unrequited love quote

Unrequited love is when you love someone but they don't love you back. THe passion and care is unreturned. It's a common occurance in relationships and friendships alike. Nonetheless, that knowledge doesn't help the healing process. Below are a few quotes written by people "in the know" about 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.
You never lose by loving. You always lost by holding back.
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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