Love begets love

Love begets love.

Prov. If you behave lovingly to other people, they will behave lovingly to you. Child: I hate Tammy! She's always mean to me. Father: If you're nicer to her, maybe she'll change her ways. Love begets love.
See also: love
References in classic literature ?
Love begets love,--it is the abyssus abyssum of the Bible.
We tend to forget that threatening violence begets violence - and offering love begets love.
Love begets love and, within their marriage, the couple generates a wellspring of love that nourishes children and family before bursting out into the wider world.
Linda can never be replaced, but love begets love - and Sir Paul has a lot more of it to give.