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The Rules of Courtly Love
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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 embraces.
courtly: people who live in the castle.
excessive meditation: thinking about him all the time.
embraces of the other: to be held by them.
common desire: carry out rules in the other.
1. Marriage is no real excuse for not loving.
1. You should try to love the person you are married to.
2. He who is not jealous cannot love.
2. Where there is jealousy, there is love.
3. No one can be bound by a double love.
3. You can only love one person at a time.
4. It is well known that love is always increasing or decreasing.
4. Love is always changing. More love or less love.
5. That which a lover takes against the will of his beloved has no relish.
5. You have to agree on terms in a relationship.
6. Boys do not love until they arrive at the age of maturity.
6. Boys do not love until they are men.
7. When one lover dies, a widowhood of two years is required of the survivor.
7. If your partner dies, you should wait 2 years before moving on.
8. No one should be deprived of love without the very best of reasons.
8. Everyone deserves love.
9. No one can love unless he is impelled by the persuasion of love.
9. No one can love without loving from inside.
10. Love is always a stranger in the home of avarice.
10. Love doesn't exist where there's greed.
11. It is not proper to love any woman whom one would be ashamed to seek to marry.
11. You shouldn't love someone who you wouldn't marry.
12. A true lover does not desire to embrace in love anyone except his beloved.
12. A true lover is not one to want to love anyone else but the one he is with.
13. When made public, love rarely endures.
13. If you only want to show off your love it might not actually be love.
14. The easy attainment of love makes it of little value; difficulty of attainment makes it prized.
14. When it's easy, you don't value it. When it's hard, we do.
15. Every lover regularly turns pale in the presence of his beloved.
15. When you see your lover you get butterfly's.
16. When a lover suddenly catches sight of his beloved, his heart palpitates.
16. When you love someone your heart skips a beat.
17. A new love puts to flight an old one.
17. A new love in a relationship will help you get over the old one.
18. Good character alone makes any man worthy of love.
18. Even if a person is not attractive, a good personality can make them worthy of love.
19. If love diminishes, it quickly fails and rarely revives.
19. If the bond between them isn't strong enough, then it isn't ment to be.
20. A man in love is always apprehensive.
20. A man in love may be shy.
21. Real jealousy always increases the feeling of love.
21. Jealousy makes you realize how much you love that person.
22. Jealousy and, therefore, love are increased when one suspects his beloved.
22. People are more jealous and have more love for each other when they think their partner is cheating on them.
23. He whom the thought of love vexes eats and sleeps very little.
23. When you are in love you can't focus, eat, or sleep.
24. Every act of a lover ends in the thought of his beloved.
24. When you are in love all you do is think of your beloved.
25. A true lover considers nothing good except what he thinks will please his beloved.
25. Nothing is good enough until your spouse is happy.
26. Love can deny nothing to love.
26. A lover can't say no to his significant other.
27. A lover can never have enough of the solaces of his beloved.
27. A lover never has enough comfort from his beloved.
28. A slight presumption causes a lover to suspect his beloved.
28. A lover who has a slight attitude can make him think the worst about his beloved.
29. A man who is vexed by too much passion usually does not love.
29. When its all physical, no love.
30. A true lover is constantly and without intermission possessed by the thought of his beloved.
30. True love is when you're constantly thinking about the other person.
31. Nothing forbids one woman being loved by two men or one man by two women.
31. You can easily fall in love with 2 people at the same time.
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