Love Proverbs

When the wolf comes in at the door, love creeps out of the window

The 'wolf' is poverty. When a young couple marry without enough money to keep them in a manner to which they have become accustomed, this is called 'love in a cottage'. The love lasts as long as the... Read more →

A rose by another name would smell as sweet

It is not what a thing is called that matters, but what it is. The same applies to people The quotation comes from Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. The two chief families in Verona, the... Read more →

None but the brave deserves the fair

You have to act boldly to win the girl you love, for Faint heart ne'er won fair lady.

Faint heart ne’er won fair lady

These are words of encouragement to shy suitors. They recommend boldness, for None but the brave deserves the fair and Fortune favours the bold.