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Idioms

one cannot love and be wise

one cannot love and be wise

Meaning

  • people often do foolish things when they are in love
  • people often fall in love with a person they are not compatible with
  • people behave strangely when in love

Example Sentences

  1. I don’t think it is wise of Elsie and Ray to decide to get married so soon into their relationship. But then, one cannot love and be wise.
  2. Everyone can see that she will not be a good match for him, but he seems to be head over heels in love with her. Well, one cannot love and be wise.
  3. I know that one cannot love and be wise, but still I would like her to at least think about her decision to marry him.
  4. Nick and Gina have decided to get married, but I don’t think they are ready for it yet. But then, one cannot love and be wise.
  5. Would it be wise of them to go for the adventure trip in this weather? Well, one cannot love and be wise.
  6. One cannot love and be wise, the saying goes; and he proved it when he made a fool of himself in front of all those people.

Origin
This phrase originated during the early 16th century.

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