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PREFACE
CHAPTER-1-2
CHAPTER-3
CHAPTER-4-5-6-7
CHAPTER-8-9
CHAPTER-10-11
CHAPTER-12-13-14-15
CHAPTER-16-17
CHAPTER-18-19
CHAPTER-20-21-22
CHAPTER-23-24-25
CHAPTER-26-27-28
CHAPTER-29-30
CHAPTER-31.1
CHAPTER-31.2
CHAPTER-31.3
CHAPTER-32
CHAPTER-33
CHAPTER-34-35-36-37-38
CHAPTER-39-40-41-42
CHAPTER-43-44-45
CHAPTER-46-47
CHAPTER-48
CHAPTER-49-50
CHAPTER-51
CHAPTER-52-53
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1-2
CHAPTER-3
CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18

country, and the climax was a mutual love and a happy marriage. 

 

Many of us know of similar cases. But as a rule the slow developing 

love is more reliable than the suddenly bursting out flame. 

 

* * * * * 

 

Love is the most complex, the most mysterious, the most unanalyzable 

of human emotions. It is based upon the difference in sex--upon the 

attraction of one sex for another. It is fostered by physical beauty, 

by daintiness, by a normal sexuality, by a fine character, by high 

aspirations, by culture and education, by common interests, by 

kindness and consideration, by pity, by habit and by a thousand other 

subtle feelings, qualities and actions, which are difficult of 

classification or enumeration. 

 

A great love, greatly reciprocated, is in itself capable of rendering 

a human being supremely happy. _Nothing else is._ Other things, such 

as wealth, power, fame, success, great discoveries, may give supreme 

satisfaction, great contentment, but supreme, buoyant happiness is the 

gift of a great love only. Such loves are rare, and the mortals that 

achieve it are the envy of the gods. But a great love, unreciprocated, 

especially when admixed to it is the feeling of jealousy, is the most 

frightful of tortures; it will crush a man like nothing else will, and 

the victims of this emotional catastrophe are pitied by the inmates of 

the lowest inferno. 

 

FOOTNOTES: 

 

[9] To avoid confusion, I will state here that I am discussing love 

between the opposite sexes, and not maternal love, homosexual love, 

love for one's country, etc. 

 


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