love begets love
- Cf. L. amor gignit amorem, love produces love.
1648 HERRICK Hesperides 297 Love love begets, then never be Unsoft to him who’s smooth to thee.
1812 E. NARES I’ll consider of It iii. ‘Love’ says the proverb, ‘produces love.’
1909 A. MACLAREN Epistle to Ephesians 275 Love begets love, and..if a man loves God, then that glowing beam will glow whether it is turned to earth or turned to heaven.
1958 R. FENISONG Death of Party vi. The cliché that ‘love breeds love’ was a blatant lie.
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