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Toasts to Love

Let's drink to love, which is nothing-unless it's divided by two

While there's life on the lip,
While there's warmth in the wine,
One deep health I'll pledge,
And that health shall be thine.

May we all have the unspeakable good fortune to win a true heart, and the merit to keep it.

To love, or as Martin Tupper once said, "Love-what a vol­ume in a word, an ocean in a tear!"

"A mighty pain to love it is,
And 'tis a pain that pain to miss;
But, of all pains, the greatest pain,
Is to love, but love in vain."
-Abraham Cowley

"Don't die of love; in heaven above
Or hell, they'll not endure you;
Why look so glum when Doctor Rum
Is waiting for to cure you?"
-Oliver Herford

May those now love
Who never loved before;
May those who've loved
Now love the more.

Here's to the prettiest, here's to the wittiest,
Here's to the truest of all who are true,
Here's to the neatest one, here's to the sweetest one,
Here's to them all wrapped in one-here's to you

Here's to this water,
Wishing it were wine,
Here's to you, my darling,
Wishing you were mine

Here's to you who halves my sorrows and doubles my joys.

I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.

May we love as long as we live, and live as long as we love.

In the words of Sir Walter Scott,
"To every lovely lady bright, I wish a gallant faithful knight;
To every faithful lover, too, I wish a trusting lady true."

To the land we love, and the love we land.

Love to one, friendship to a few, and goodwill to all.

Here's to love-the disease that begins with a fever and ends with a pain.

May we have those in our arms whom we love in our hearts.

To the wings of love - May they never lose a feather,
But soar up to the sky above,
And last and last forever.

"A book of verses underneath the bough, A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou." -Gmar Khayyam

Here's to love: A little sighing, a little crying, a little dy­ing-and a touch of white lying.

Wine, to strengthen friendship and light the flame of love

To Cupid, whom George Farquhar called the "blind gunner."

Here's to love, a thing so divine,
Description makes it but the less.
'Tis what we feel, but cannot define,
'Tis what we know but cannot express

Here's to lovers everywhere-the have-beens, the are-nows, and the may-bes

In the words of James Keene, "Here's to those who love us well-those who don't may go to hell."

Here's to the love that I hold for thee;
May it day by day grow stronger:
May it last as long as your love for me­
And not a second longer!

Here's to love, life, and liberty.
Love pure,
Life long,
Liberty boundless.

A thousand welcomes you will find here before you,
And the oftener you come here the more I'll adore you

Because I love you truly,
Because you love me, too,
My very greatest happiness
Is sharing life with you.

Here's to one and only one,
And may that one be he
Who loves but one and only one,
And may that one be me.

To the life we love with those we love.

"Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss within the cup,
And I'll not look for wine."
-Ben Jonson

Here's to my sweetheart's eyes,
Those homes of emotion.
Oh, how they make me think.
I like them sad. I prefer them glad.
But I love them when they wink

I have known many,
Liked a few,
Loved one
Here's to you

Here's to love, the only fire against which there is no in­surance.

Here's to the woman who loves me
And here's to the many who don't;
Here's to the girl who accepts me,
And here's to the many who won't.

To love. Dorothy Parker described it as the "quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays in the palm; clutch it and it darts away."

May we be loved by those we love

Say it with flowers,
Say it with eats,
Say it with kisses,
Say it with sweets,
Say it with jewelry,
Say it with drink,
But always be careful
Not to say it with ink

To quote Elbert Hubbard, "The love you give away is the only love you keep."

Thou hast no faults, or no faults I can spy;
Thou art all beauty, or all blindness I.

May we kiss those we please, and please those we kiss.

Tis better to have loved and lost,
Than never to have loved at all.
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Tis better to have loved and lost,
Than to marry and be bossed.

To moderation in all things--except in love.

Here's to the red and sparkling wine,
I'll be your sweetheart, if you'll be mine,
I'll be constant,
I'll be true,
I'll leave my happy home for you.

The world is filled with flowers,
The flowers filled with dew,
The dew is filled with love
For you, and you, and you.

Here's to those who'd love us
If only we cared.
Here's to those we'd love
If only we dared
To the life we love with those we love.


- , Editor, Etiquette Scholar

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