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"I know clearer than day that after you have learned the art of love your progress in it will be more cautious, in so far as I can I shall comply with your desire" (Preface, pg. 27.)

"Love is a certain inborn suffering derived from the sight of and excessive meditation upon the beauty of the opposite sex, which causes each one to wish above all things the embraces of the other and by common desire to carry out all of love's precepts in the other's embrace" (Chapter 1, pg. 28.)

"Nothing which a lover gets from his beloved is pleasing unless she gives it of her own free will" (Chapter 2, pg. 31.)

"The teaching of some people is said to be that there are five means by which [love] may be acquired: a beautiful figure, excellence of character, extreme readiness of speech, great wealth, and the readiness with which one grants that...

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