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By: M.E Sy

There’s nothing more tragic than being possessed with the feeling of love. A feeling of rapture embellished with an ounce of insanity and melancholy.

Presented here are some quotations about love from famous philosophers that are interpreted.

1. If you marry, you will regret it. If you will NOT marry, you will also regret it. If you marry or do not marry, you’ll regret both. – Soren Kierkegaard

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We cannot guarantee if marriage is able to benefit us depending on our goals in life. If someone is a career person, he would choose to be single just to have a lot of time fulfilling his dreams. But later on, there might come a conflicting feeling. He would POSSIBLY feel the need to marry and have a lifetime companion. However, if a person marries, he’ll feel the weight of the responsibilities like financial aid, child rearing, etc.

2. “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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When we are in love, we are succumbed with obsession or frustration that often lead in madness. But whatever the scenarios that generate the madness, there will always be consequences.

3. By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” -Socrates

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If you become happy with your married life, the happiness might take you to the oblivion of other things or to be more specific, life in general. If not, you’ll have the luxury of time to ponder about the ideologies and banalities of living.

4. Couples are wholes and not wholes, what agrees disagrees, the concordant is discordant. From all things one and from one all things” – Heraclitus

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Relationships cannot always be translated to “unity or oneness” because a couple is composed of TWO individuals that have different perspectives in life, and with that comes the opposition or agreement about viewpoints.

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