While the number of people who believe that love is the most beautiful thing in the world is huge, the number of those who feel that it is just another way of gaining materialistic things is no less significant. Generally, it is the pessimistic attitude of people which makes them think that love is not at all important.
If you are one of those who believe that love is the purest thing in life, then cynical quotes about it are bound to take you by surprise ... especially the ones coming from some of the famous people in the world.
Cynical Love Quotes from Famous People
No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves. ― Edgar Watson Howe
He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. ― Benjamin Franklin
When one is in love one begins by deceiving one's self, and one ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. ― Oscar Wilde
Love is only the dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species. ― W. Somerset Maugham
What is love, but a second-hand emotion. ― Tina Turner
The way to a woman's heart is through your wallet. ― Frank Dane
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound. ― Maureen Duffy
Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object? ― Confucius
One should always be in love. That is the reason that one should never marry. ― Oscar Wilde
And Some Funny Quotes
Humor can present even the darkest of the beliefs in a convincing way and make you laugh. Even though they are pessimistic to some extent, these sarcastic quotes about love are bound to make you smile, if not laugh.
A woman is faithful to her first lover for a long time - unless she happens to take a second. ― Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight. ― Natalie Clifford Barney
The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman. ― Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Men have a much better time of it than women; for one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier. ― H.L. Mencken
Strange to say what delight we married people have to see poor fools decoyed into our condition. ― Samuel Pepys
Men were born to lie, and women to believe them. ― John Gay
Love conquers all things - except poverty and toothache. ― Mae West
Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness. ― Madameoiselle de Rieux
Every man plays the fool once in his live, but to marry is playing the fool all one's life long. ― William Congreve
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen. ― La Rochefoucauld
Those who have spent their entire life for love, or those who believe that nothing is above it, are bound to find these quotes offending. Basically, we need to accept the fact that love, like any other facet of our life, has two sides. Just because some people give love the utmost priority in life, it doesn't become an obligation for all, and just because some people feel it's not important at all, it doesn't affect its credibility. In the end, it's all about our individual beliefs and our determination to stand by them.