Do you want me to tell you something really subversive Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. . . . It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
Lee Iacocca

No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished
Lee Iacocca

Man is never honestly the fatalist, nor even the stoic. He fights his fate, often desperately. He is forever entering bold exceptions to the rulings of the bench of gods. This fighting, no doubt, makes for human progress, for it favors the strong and the brave. It also makes for beauty, for lesser men try to escape from a hopeless and intolerable world by creating a more lovely one of their own.
H.L. Mencken

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
H.L. Mencken

It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.
Baha'u'llah

Bitterness imprisons life love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life love empowers it. Bitterness sours life love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life love heals it. Bitterness blinds life love anoints its eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

It is better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not.
Andr Gide

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
Hubert Humphrey

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Anais Nin

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
Anais Nin

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Anais Nin

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
Anais Nin

Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
Anais Nin

I knew from the start if I left a woman I really loved -- the Great Society -- in order to fight that bitch of a war in Vietnam then I would lose everything at home. My hopes my dreams.
Lyndon B. Johnson

Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.
Dwight D Eisenhower

There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
Dwight D Eisenhower

That was and still is the great disaster of my life-that lovely, lovely little boy.
Dwight D Eisenhower

I'm tired of Love I'm still more tired of Rhyme. But Money gives me pleasure all the time.
Hilaire Belloc

From quiet homes and first beginning, Out to the undiscovered ends, There's nothing worth the wear of winning, But laughter and the love of friends.
Hilaire Belloc

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Douglas Adams

Whoso loves, believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
J. Krishnamurti

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
George Bernard Shaw

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw

Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.
George Bernard Shaw

The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
George Bernard Shaw

All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Four snakes gliding up and down a hollow for no purpose that I could see -- not to eat, not for love, but only gliding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love and you shall be loved.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is the essence of God.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reason why all men honor love is because it looks up, and not down aspires and not despairs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give all to love obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love looks through a telescope envy, through a microscope.
Josh Billings

Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it.
Josh Billings

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
Josh Billings

If two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it.
Ernest Hemingway

Friends LOVE misery, in fact. Sometimes, especially if we are too luck or too successful or too pretty, our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
Erica Jong

True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
Erica Jong

Love is everything it's cracked up to beIt really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
Erica Jong

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
La Rochefoucauld

For most men the love of justice is only the fear of suffering injustice.
La Rochefoucauld

Constancy in love is a perpetual inconstancy, in which the heart attaches itself successively to each of the lover's qualities, giving preference now to one, now to another.
La Rochefoucauld

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
La Rochefoucauld

If we are to judge of love by the consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
La Rochefoucauld

One forgives to the degree that one loves.
La Rochefoucauld

True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
La Rochefoucauld

Courage is like love it must have hope for nourishment.
La Rochefoucauld

To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
La Rochefoucauld

When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe.
La Rochefoucauld

The pleasure of love is in the loving and there is more joy in the passion one feels than in that which one inspires.
La Rochefoucauld

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blow up the bonfire.
La Rochefoucauld

There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other.
La Rochefoucauld

If we judge of love by its usual effects, it resembles hatred more than friendship.
La Rochefoucauld

It is with true love as it is with ghosts everyone talks about it, but few have seen it.
La Rochefoucauld

All the passions make us commit faults love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
La Rochefoucauld

Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.
Socrates

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved.
Victor Hugo

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo

The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity in a girl boldness.
Victor Hugo

I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, - and the stars through his soul.
Victor Hugo

Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. They are prevented from seeing one another and they cannot write nevertheless they find countless mysterious ways of corresponding, by sending each other the song of birds, the scent of flowers, the laughter of children, the light of the sun, the sighing of the wind, and the gleam of the stars-all the beauties of creation.
Victor Hugo

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

What a grand thing, to be loved What a grander thing still, to love
Victor Hugo

Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
Victor Hugo

Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
Lord Thomas Dewar

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
George Eliot

It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old.
George Eliot

Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.
George Eliot

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
George Eliot

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life That word is love.
Sophocles

None love the messenger who brings bad news.
Sophocles

No man loves life like him that's growing old.
Sophocles

I love those who yearn for the impossible.
Johann von Goethe

If I love you, what business is it of yours
Johann von Goethe

That is the true season of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will love in the same way after us.
Johann von Goethe

Love grants in a moment what toil can hardly achieve in an age.
Johann von Goethe

Whenever I hear people talking about 'liberal ideas,' I am always astounded that men should love to fool themselves with empty sounds. An idea should never be liberal it must be vigorous, positive, and without loose ends so that it may fulfill its divine mission and be productive. The proper place for liberality is in the realm of the emotions.
Johann von Goethe

To be loved for what one is, is the greatest exception. The great majority love in others only what they lend him, their own selves, their version of him.
Johann von Goethe

First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
Johann von Goethe

The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth.
Johann von Goethe

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Johann von Goethe

Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.
Johann von Goethe

Everything a human being wants can be divided into four components love, adventure, power and fame.
Johann von Goethe

There is a courtesy of the heart it is allied to love. From it springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.
Johann von Goethe

A life without love, without the presence of the beloved, is nothing but a mere magic-latern show. We draw out slide after slide, swiftly tiring of each, and pushing it back to make haste for the next.
Johann von Goethe

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Johann von Goethe

If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength if, in serving his prince, he can devote his life if in his intercourse with his friends, his words are sincere - although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that he has.
Confucius

I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or one who hated what was not virtuous. He who loved virtue would esteem nothing above it.
Confucius

The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Confucius

To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
Anna Louise Strong

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.
Jeseph Joubert

Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
Jules Renard

None can love freedom heartily but good men the rest love not freedom, but license.
John Milton

Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn't do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another.
Vince Lombardi

Wayne Tell me, when the first show is over, will you still love me when I'm an incredibly humungoid giant star Cassandra Yeah. Wayne Will you still love me when I'm in my hanging-out-with-Ravi-Shankar phase Cassandra Yeah. Wayne Will you still love me when I'm in my carbohydrate, sequined-jumpsuit, young-girls-in-white-cotton-panties, waking-up-in-a-pool-of-your-own-vomit, bloated-purple-dead-on-a-toilet phase Cassandra Yeah. Wayne Okay, party. Bonus.
Wayne's World

Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime therefore, we must be saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history therefore, we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone therefore, we are saved by love.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Goodness, armed with power, is corrupted and pure love without power is destroyed.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Nirvana or lasting enlightenment or true spiritual growth can be achieved only through persistent exercise of real love.
M Scott Peck

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M Scott Peck

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
Sydney Smith

A relationship is like a rose, How long it lasts, no one knows Love can erase an awful past, Love can be yours, you'll see at last To feel that love, it makes you sigh, To have it leave, you'd rather die You hope you've found that special rose, 'Cause you love and care for the one you chose.
Rob Cella

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can all of them make me laugh.
W. H. Auden

Love builds bridges where there are none.
R. H. Delaney

On his deathbed Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuse are for all -- the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved.
Mark Twain

Man will do many things to get himself loved he will do all things to get himself envied.
Mark Twain

Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.
Mark Twain

The man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children who has filled his niche and accomplished his task who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.
Robert Louis Stephenson

So long as we love we serve so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indespensable and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stephenson

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
Robert Louis Stephenson

Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
Aristotle

A day out-of-doors, someone I loved to talk with, a good book and some simple food and music -- that would be rest.
Roosevelt, Eleanor

The giving of love is an education in itself.
Roosevelt, Eleanor

I had found a kind of serenity, a new maturity... I didn't feel better or stronger than anyone else but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not--more important now was for me to love them. Feeling that way turns your whole life around living becomes the act of giving.
Beverly Sills

While God waits for His temple to be built of love, Men bring stones.
Rabindranath Tagore

Pains of love be sweeter far Than all other pleasures are.
John Dryden

You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water.
John Dryden

Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.
John Dryden

Money is the sinew of love as well as war.
Thomas Fuller

He that plants trees loves others beside himself.
Thomas Fuller

Purchase not friends by gifts when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.
Thomas Fuller

What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do
Friedrich Nietzsche

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure men love in haste but they detest at leisure.
George Gordon Byron

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
George Gordon Byron

Yes, Love indeed is light from heaven A spark of that immortal fire With angels shared, by Allah given To lift from earth our low desire.
George Gordon Byron

A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.
Brendan Francis

All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership.
Ann Landers

If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don't have it, no matter what else there is, it's not enough.
Ann Landers

Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.
John Lennon

I remember a time when everybody I loved hated me because I hated them. - Letter to Stuart Sutcliffe circa 1960
John Lennon

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Sir Thomas More

A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.
Sir Thomas More

Whoever loveth me, loveth my hound.
Sir Thomas More

Nay, tempt me not to love again There was a time when love was sweet Dear Nea had I known thee then, Our souls had not been slow to meet But oh this weary heart hath run So many a time the rounds of pain, Not even for thee, thou lovely one Would I endure such pangs again.
Sir Thomas More

Let no one who loves be called unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
James Barrie

Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions.
Woody Allen

Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
Charles Caleb Colton

Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton

Love lives on hope, and dies when hope is dead It is a flame which sinks for lack of fuel.
Charles Caleb Colton

In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.
Andr Maurois

Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott

My father taught me to work he did not teach me to love it.
Abraham Lincoln

Invite the man that loves thee to a feast, but let alone thine enemy.
Hesiod

In love of home, the love of country has its rise.
Charles Dickens

Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, There lived a great people-a black people-who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. you only need a heart full of grace. a soul generated by love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. the foundation of such a method is love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hatred paralyzes life love releases it. Hatred confuses life love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life love illumines it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sarah If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn. People die. But real love lives forever.
Crow, The

Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. Its eternal goal is life.
Smiley Blanton

We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
La Bruyere

Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.
Octavio Paz

Love your neighbor, but don't tear down your fence.
German proverb

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
Henry Ward Beecher

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher

Through me you pass into the city of woeThrough me you pass into eternal painThrough me among the people lost for aye.Justice the founder of my fabric movedTo rear me was the task of power divine,Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.Before me things create were none, save thingsEternal, and eternal I shall endure.All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
Dante Alighieri

Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.
John Barrymore

I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
Emily Dickinson

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
Kahlil Gibran

Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love love recompenses the adorers.
Kahlil Gibran

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Kahlil Gibran

If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.
Kahlil Gibran

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Kahlil Gibran

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
Kahlil Gibran

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
Kahlil Gibran

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Kahlil Gibran

It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.
Kahlil Gibran

When you work you fulfil a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born. And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life's inmost secret.
Kahlil Gibran

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
Kahlil Gibran

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
Kahlil Gibran

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection that one is prepared in the end to be defeated and broken up by life, which is the inevitable price of fastening one's love upon other human individuals.
George Orwell

One thing I've learned in all these years is not to make love when you really don't feel it there's probably nothing worse you can do to yourself than that.
Norman Mailer

You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.
Ethel Barrymore

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
Benjamin Disraeli

He is a self-made man, very much in love with his creator.
Benjamin Disraeli

The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.
Benjamin Disraeli

Come live with me, and be my love, And we will some new pleasures prove Of golden sands, and crystal brooks, With silken lines, and silver hooks.
John Donne

Twice or thrice had I loved thee, Before I knew thy face or name.
John Donne

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
John Donne

Love all love of other sights controls, And makes one little room an everywhere.
John Donne

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Og Mandino

Do all things with love.
Og Mandino

I will love the light for it shows me the way, Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.
Og Mandino

It is better in some respects to be admired by those with whom you live, than to be loved by them. And this is not on account of any gratification of vanity, but because admiration is so much more tolerant than love.
Sir Arthur Helps

No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.
Robert Burton

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Silently one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sometimes it is a great joy just to listen to someone we love talking.
Vincent McNabb

What great delight it is to see the ones we love and then to have speech with them.
Vincent McNabb

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give -- which is everything.
Anon.

You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her.
Anon.

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Anon.

Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.
Anon.

If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.
Anon.

Lat Love me faithfullySee how I am faithfulWith all my heartAnd all my soulI am with youThough I am far away.
Anon.

Absence is to love what wind is to fire it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
Comte DeBussy-Rabutin

L'amour vient de l'aveuglement, l'amitie de la connaissance. (Love comes from blindness, friendship from knowledge.)
Comte DeBussy-Rabutin

Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.
C. G. Jung

Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell There God is dwelling too.
William Blake

For Mercy has a human heart, Pity, a human face, And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress.
William Blake

Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a Heaven in Hell's dispite.
William Blake

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of extemporanea And love is a thing that can never go wrong And I am Marie of Roumania.
Dorothy Parker

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life.
Joseph Conrad

The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.
Joseph Conrad

The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do.
Nan Fairbrother

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Buddha

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. you yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
Buddha

Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.
Buddha

He who loves 50 people has 50 woes he who loves no one has no woes.
Buddha

We don't love qualities, we love persons sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Thomas Mann

It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.
Thomas Mann

This was love at first sight, love everlasting a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected--in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Thomas Mann

Love is a driver, bitter and fierce if you fight and resist him, Easy-going enough once you acknowledge his power.
P. J. O'Rourke

We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
William Gladstone

Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war.
John Andrew Holmes

Golf is very much like a love affair, if you don't take it seriously, it's no fun, if you do, it breaks your heart. Don't break your heart, but flirt with the possibility.
Louise Suggs

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree.
Joyce Kilmer

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Lao Tzu

The sage wears clothes of coarse cloth but carries jewels in his bosom He knows himself but does not display himself He loves himself but does not hold himself in high esteem.
Lao Tzu

I have three treasures. Guard and keep them The first is deep love, The second is frugality, And the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world. Because of deep love, one is courageous. Because of frugality, one is generous. Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world.
Lao Tzu

He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire.
Lao Tzu

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
Benjamin Franklin

If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty.
Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin

Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
Benjamin Franklin

If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
Benjamin Franklin

I love you the more that I believe you have liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.
John Keats

The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is sort of a Divine accident.
Horace Walpole

Youth fades love droops, the leaves of friendship fall A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Human beings must be known to be loved but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
Pascal

Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Joseph Addison

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
Joseph Addison

Love endures only when the lovers love many things together and not merely each other.
Walter Lippmann

All men love peace in their armchairs after dinner but they disbelieve the other nations's professions, rightly measuring its sincerity by their own.
Oscar W. Firkins

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
James Russell Lowell

I love tranquil solitude And such society As is quiet, wise, and good.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Love's wounds can be healed only by the one who inflicts them.
Publilius Syrus

Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self.
French Proverb

Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass.
French Proverb

When we cannot get what we love, we must love what is within our reach.
French Proverb

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.
Mother Theresa

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Mother Theresa

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Mother Theresa

We can do no great things, only small things with great love.
Mother Theresa

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
Mother Theresa

People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
Mother Theresa

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Mother Theresa

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Mother Theresa

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every hand.
Mother Theresa

Spread love everywhere you go First of all in your own house...let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
Mother Theresa

I never add up. I only subtract from the total dying... . . . It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.
Mother Theresa

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Mother Theresa

If we want a love message to be heard, it has to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
Mother Theresa

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
Mother Theresa

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God-the rest will be given.
Mother Theresa

I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I don't know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will NOT ask, How many good things have you done in your life, rather he will ask, How much LOVE did you put into what you did
Mother Theresa

Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Mother Theresa

The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. ... With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved.
Edward R. Murrow

He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage he won't encounter many rivals.
G. C. Lichtenberg

I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.
Judy Garland

It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved.
Niccolo Machiavelli

It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.
Niccolo Machiavelli

True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
Honore' de Balzac

A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.
Honore' de Balzac

When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
Honore' de Balzac

The more one judges, the less one loves.
Honore' de Balzac

It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be wiity every day than to say pretty things from time to time.
Honore' de Balzac

First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint a second time.
Honore' de Balzac

It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did.
Euripides

Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass.
Euripides

When love is in excess it brings a man nor honor nor any worthiness.
Euripides

King Jaffe Joffer So you see, my son, there is a very fine line between love and nausea.
Coming to America

People react to fear, not love- they don't teach that in Sunday School, but it's true.
Leonardo DaVinci

The best proof of love is trust.
Joyce Brothers

Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.
Russell Baker

I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau

Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his friends for his life.
Henry David Thoreau

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Henry David Thoreau

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
Henry David Thoreau

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
Henry David Thoreau

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau

Nothing but blackness aboveAnd nothing that moves but the cars...God, if you wish for our love,Fling us a handful of stars
Louis Untermeyer

Most married couples, even though they love each other very much in theory, tend to view each other in practice as large teeming flaw colonies, the result being that they get on each other's nerves and regularly erupt into vicious emotional shouting matches over such issues as toaster settings.
Dave Barry

Time is Too slow for those who wait, Too swift for those who fear, Too long for those who grieve, Too short for those who rejoice, But for those who love Time is not.
Henry Van Dyke

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
Henry Van Dyke

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
Stendhal

A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
Logan Pearsall Smith

The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.
Logan Pearsall Smith

Love, free as air at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies.
Alexander Pope

Motherhood All love begins and ends there.
Robert Browning

What's the earth With all its art, verse, music, worth - Compared with love, found, gained, and kept
Robert Browning

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
Erich Fromm

Immature love says 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
Erich Fromm

That man can destroy life is just as miraculous a feat as that he can create it, for life is the miracle, the inexplicable. In the act of destruction, man sets himself above life he transcends himself as a creature. Thus, the ultimate choice for a man, inasmuch as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate.
Erich Fromm

Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists.... When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be incompleteness in absence.
Erich Fromm

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
Erich Fromm

Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self.
Erich Fromm

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love, or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies
Erich Fromm

Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.
Erich Fromm

The definition of a beautiful woman is one who loves me.
Sloan Wilson

There are three things men can do with women love them, suffer for them, or turn them into literature.
Stephen Stills

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love on another.
Jonathan Swift

Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance.
Oscar Wilde

Yet each man kills the thing he loves,By each let this be heard,Some do it with a bitter look,Some with a flattering word,The koward does it with a kiss,The brave man with a sword
Oscar Wilde

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.
Oscar Wilde

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
Oscar Wilde

Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our intellects.
Oscar Wilde

Austin Powers No doubt, love, but as long as people are still having promiscuous sex with many anonymous partners without protection while at the same time experimenting with mind-expanding drugs in a consequence-free environment, I'll be sound as a pound
Austin Powers International Man of Mystery

To business that we love, we rise betime and go to't with delight.
William Shakespeare

Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love.
William Shakespeare

Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds.
William Shakespeare

Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none.
William Shakespeare

The course of true love never did run smooth.
William Shakespeare

God bless thee and put meekness in thy mind, love, charity, obedience, and true duty
William Shakespeare

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.
William Shakespeare

For aught that I could ever read, Could ever hear by tale or history, The course of true love never did run smooth.
William Shakespeare

Hereafter, in a better world than this, I shall desire more love and knowledge of you.
William Shakespeare

To be, or not to be that is the question Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them To die to sleep No more and by a sleep to say we end The heartache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to,--'t is a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep To sleep perchance to dream ay, there's the rub For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of Thus conscience does make cowards of us all And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.
William Shakespeare

Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths, Our bruised arms hung up for monuments, Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass I, that am rudely stamped, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them,-- Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun.
William Shakespeare

Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues Let every eye negotiate for itself And trust no agent.
William Shakespeare

Excellent wretch Perdition catch my soul, But I do love thee and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again.
William Shakespeare

This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.
William Shakespeare

If you love it let it go. If it returns to you cherish it, if not it was never truly yours.
Proverb

There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.
Christopher Morley

Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality.
Victor Frankl

The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, What are you going through
Simone Weil

It is impossible to love and to be wise.
Francis Bacon

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts apathy to one of brotherly love.
Frank Moore Colby

After the verb 'to Love,' 'to Help' is the most beautiful verb in the world.
Bertha von Suttner

A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril but the new view must come, the world must roll forward.
Sir Winston Churchill

The best way to know God is to love many things.
Vincent Van Gogh

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh

Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.
Vincent Van Gogh

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves ... Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point it, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps, then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.
Rainer Maria Rilke

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love the more they give, the more they possess.
Rainer Maria Rilke

For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke

For one human being to love another human being That is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task
Rainer Maria Rilke

Why love if losing hurts so much We love to know that we are not alone.
Clive Staples Lewis

Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries avoid all entanglements.
Clive Staples Lewis

Friendship is...the sort of love one can imagine between angels.
Clive Staples Lewis

Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. 'Light Give me light' was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.
Hellen Keller

In how many lives does love really play a dominant part The average taxpayer is no more capable of the grand passion than of a grand opera.
Israel Zangwill

The only true love is love at first sight second sight dispels it.
Israel Zangwill

If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you But if you really make them think, they'll hate you.
Don Marquis

Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Erich Segal

True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
Erich Segal

That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
William Wordsworth

Nature never did betray The heart that loved her.
William Wordsworth

The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life.
William Wordsworth

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold Because the lovely little flower is free Down to its root, and in that freedom bold.
William Wordsworth

She was a phantom of delight When first she gleam'd upon my sight A lovely apparition, sent To be a moment's ornament.
William Wordsworth

Nigel You know, just simple lines intertwining, you know, very much like - I'm really influenced by Mozart and Bach, and it's sort of in between those, really. It's like a Mach piece, really. It's sort of - Marty What do you call this Nigel Well, this piece is called Lick My Love Pump.
This Is Spinal Tap

Ace When you love someone, you've gotta trust them. There's no other way. You've got to give them the key to everything that's yours. Otherwise, what's the point And, for a while, I believed that's the kind of love I had.
Casino

Doubt of the reality of love ends by making us doubt everything.
Henri Frdric Amiel

Love is faith, and one faith leads to another.
Henri Frdric Amiel

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
Henri Frdric Amiel

Hope is only the love of life.
Henri Frdric Amiel

The yearning for an afterlife is the opposite of selfish it is love and praise for the world that we are privileged, in this complex interval of light, to witness and experience.
John Updike

I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone.
John Updike

We are most alive when we're in love.
John Updike

When a man or woman loves to brood over a sorrow and takes care to keep it green in their memory, you may be sure it is no longer a pain to them.
Jerome K. Jerome

I like work it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.
Jerome K. Jerome

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Plato

The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful No indeed.
Plato

The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
Plato

There is no such thing as a lover's oath.
Plato

It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor.
Eric Hoffer

Love rules without rules.
Italian Proverb

He who is not impatient is not in love.
Italian Proverb

We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
Sigmund Freud

Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.
Sigmund Freud

One is very crazy when in love.
Sigmund Freud

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.
Sigmund Freud

A good front is half the battle in love or war.
Kim Hubbard

The one who loves the least, controls the relationship.
Robert Anthony

The dancing pair that simply sought renown,By holding out to tire each other downThe swain mistrustless of his smutted face,While secret laughter titter'd round the placeThe bashful virgin's side-long looks of love,The matrons glance that would those looks reproveThese were thy charms, sweet village sports like these,With sweet succession, taught e'en toil to pleaseThese were thy bowers their cheerful influence shed,These were thy charms -- but all these charms are fled.
Oliver Goldsmith

Ferris Cameron has never been in love -- at least, nobody's ever been in love with him. If things don't change for him, he's gonna marry the first girl he lays, and she's gonna treat him like shit, because she will have given him what he has built up in his mind as the end-all, be-all of human existence. She won't respect him, 'cause you can't respect somebody who kisses your ass. It just doesn't work.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
William Congreve

Fear less, hope moreWhine less, breathe moreTalk less, say moreHate less, love moreAnd all good things are yours.
Swedish Proverb

Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies.
Swedish Proverb

Gabriel Oh come on Stan Not everything ends the way you think it should Besides, audiences love happy endings.
Swordfish

We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair.
Mignon McLaughlin

Youth is not enough. And love is not enough. And success is not enough. And, if we could achieve it, enough would not be enough.
Mignon McLaughlin

We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it or worse, they might.
Mignon McLaughlin

Immature love says, 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says, 'I need you because I love you.'
Mignon McLaughlin

No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved.
Mignon McLaughlin

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
Mignon McLaughlin

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Mignon McLaughlin

The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Theodore Roosevelt

Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair.
C. S. Lewis

A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. Having been alive, it won't be so hard in the end to lie down and rest.
Pearl Bailey

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
Pearl Bailey

Some tension is necessary for the soul to grow, and we can put that tension to good use. We can look for every opportunity to give and receive love, to appreciate nature, to heal our wounds and the wounds of others, to forgive, and to serve.
Joan Borysenko

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
David Grayson

Mitch True love is hard to find, sometimes you think you have true love and then you catch the early flight home from San Diego and a couple of nude people jump out of your bathroom blindfolded like a goddamn magic show ready to double team your girlfriend...
Old School

Frank Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not
Old School

Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
Willa Cather

Love truth, and pardon error.
Voltaire

The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers

M-O-T-H-E-RM is for the million things she gave me,O means only that she's growing old,T is for the tears she shed to save me,H is for her heart of purest goldE is for her eyes, with love-light shining,R means right, and right she'll always be,Put them all together, they spell MOTHER,A word that means the world to me.
Howard Johnson

Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. LeGuin

The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life.
Charles Schwab

...since we can't know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned.
John Holt

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
Thomas Paine

Jerry We live in a cynical world. A cynical world. And we work in a business of tough competitors. I love you. You... complete me.
Jerry Maguire

The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I love my country too much to be a nationalist.
Albert Camus

We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.
Albert Camus

I know of only one duty, and that is to love.
Albert Camus

Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship--never.
Albert Camus

Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves.
Lord Chesterfield

We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists ... in the loved one, perfection.
Sidney Poitier

We create an environment where it is alright to hate, to steal, to cheat, and to lie if we dress it up with symbols of respectability, dignity and love.
Whitney Moore, Jr.

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
Elbert Hubbard

The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia.
Elbert Hubbard

The love we give away is the only love we keep.
Elbert Hubbard

No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished
Elbert Hubbard

He who has achieved success has worked well, laughed often and loved much.
Elbert Hubbard

Where there is love, there is pain.
Danish proverb

Cuando amor no es locura, no es amor. (When love is not madness, it is not love.)
Danish proverb

Children love to be alone because alone is where they know themselves, and where they dream.
Roger Rosenblatt

There is a fullness of all things, even of sleep and love.
Homer

Among all men on the earth bards have a share of honor and reverence, because the muse has taught them songs and loves the race of bards.
Homer

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.
English Proverb

Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.
Leo Buscaglia

To love and win is the best thing, to love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray

Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes...just be an illusion.
Javan

Touch the earth, love the earth, honour the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas rest your spirit in her solitary places.
Ernest Dimnet

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Bertrand Russell

Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.
Bertrand Russell

'Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
Bertrand Russell

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Bertrand Russell

Sympathy constitutes friendship but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

He prayeth best who loveth best All things both great and small For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship--never.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Oh sleep It is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
D. H. Lawrence

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies probably because they are generally the same people.
G. K. Chesterton

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I've ever known.
Walt Disney

Forgiveness breaks the chain of causality because he who forgives you -- out of love--takes upon himself the consequences of what you have done. Forgiveness, therefore, always entails a sacrifice.
Dag Hammarskjld

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
George Burns

Age to me means nothing. I can't get old I'm working. I was old when I was twenty-one and out of work. As long as you're working, you stay young. When I'm in front of an audience, all that love and vitality sweeps over me and I forget my age.
George Burns

Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.
Rupert Brooke

A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood. The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved. And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others.
Leo C. Rosten

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.But I have promises to keep,And miles to go before I sleepAnd miles to go before I sleep.
Robert Frost

Earth's the right place for love. I don't know where it's likely to go better.
Robert Frost

Ah, when to the heart of man Was it ever less than a treason To go with the drift of things To yield with a grace to reason And bow and accept at the end Of a love or a season.
Robert Frost

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.
Robert Frost

Love is an irresistable desire to be irresistably desired.
Robert Frost

The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, I was wrong.
Sydney Harris

Enemies, as well as lovers, come to resemble each other over a period of time.
Sydney Harris

Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.
Sydney Harris

Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.
Samuel Johnson

Patriotism having become one of our topicks, Johnson suddenly uttered, in a strong determined tone, an apophthegm, at which many will start Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. But let it be considered that he did not mean a real and generous love of our country, but that pretended patriotism which so many, in all ages and countries, have made a cloak of self- interest.
Samuel Johnson

Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
Japanese Proverb

I think it is all a matter of love the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.
Vladimir Nabokov

To live is like love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Samuel Butler

God is Love -- I dare say. But what a mischievous devil Love is
Samuel Butler

It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.
Samuel Butler

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Samuel Butler

What power has love but forgiveness In other words by its intervention what has been done can be undone. What good is it otherwise
William Carlos Williams

I can think of no better way of redeeming this tragic world today than love and laughter. Too many of the young have forgotten how to laugh, and too many of the elders have forgotten how to love. Would not our lives be lightened if only we could all learn to laugh more easily at ourselves and to love one another
Theodore Hesburgh

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Theodore Hesburgh

I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
James Baldwin

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James Baldwin

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war love is a growing up.
James Baldwin

Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi

Critics I love every bone in their heads.
Eugene O'Neill

Swiftly arose and spread around me the peace and knowledge that pass all the argument of the earth, And I know that the hand of God is the promise of my own, And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own, And that all the men ever born are also my brothers, and the women my sisters and lovers, And that a kelson of the creation is love.
Walt Whitman

With you I should love to live, with you be ready to die.
Horace

None of us here in Washington knows all or even half of the answers If you love your country, don't depend on handouts from Washington for your information. If you cherish your freedom, don't leave it all up to big government.
Barry Goldwater

If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Hermann Hesse

Love of God is not always the same as love of good.
Hermann Hesse

You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation...and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else.
Hermann Hesse

Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insuating and insidious something that elicits secrets from us just like love or liquor.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If you wished to be loved, love.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.
W. Somerset Maugham

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
W. Somerset Maugham

If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer because it was he, because it was I.
W. Somerset Maugham

It was such a lovely day I thought it was a pity to get up.
W. Somerset Maugham

When you have loved as she has loved, you grow old beautifully.
W. Somerset Maugham

There's always one who loves and one who lets himself be loved.
W. Somerset Maugham

The important thing was to love rather than to be loved.
W. Somerset Maugham

Life isn't long enough for love and art.
W. Somerset Maugham

Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beauve

Love is a driver, bitter and fierce if you fight and resist him, Easy-going enough once you acknowledge his power.
Ovid

Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.
Ovid

Love is a kind of warfare.
Ovid

Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.
Ovid

Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they continue long together.
Ovid

To be loved, be lovable.
Ovid

Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.
Seneca

The cure for all ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word 'love.' It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.
Lydia Maria Child

Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
Marc Chagall

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Marc Chagall

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
Agnes Repplier

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Agnes Repplier

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.'
Maya Angelou

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers.
Maya Angelou

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Ingrid Bergman

The love of beauty in its multiple forms is the noblest gift of the human cerebrum.
Alexis Carrel

Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
Margaret Fuller

I hold it true,what'er befallI feel it, when I sorrow most'Tis better to have loved and lostThan never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ah Christ, that it were possible For one short hour to see The souls we loved, that they might tell us What and where they be.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Frank I'd known her for years. We used to go to all the police functions together. Ah, how I loved her, but she had her music. I think she had her music. She'd hang out with the Chicago Male Chorus and Symphony. I don't recall her playing an instrument or be able to carry a tune. Yet she was on the road 300 days of the year. In fact I bought her a harp for christmas. She asked me what it was.
Naked Gun From the Files of Police Squad

Charlie And I'd really like to kiss you, but that's not a good idea, because then we'd start kissing on the couch, and then we'd start kissing on the bed, and I don't wanna rush into spending the night together. Harriet I'd love to spend the night together. Charlie I have no problem with that
So I Married an Axe Murderer

Charlie Woman... woe-man... whoooa-man. She was a thief, you got to believe, she stole my heart and my cat. Judy, Betty, Josie and those hot Pussycats... they made me horny, on Saturday morning... girls of cartoo-ins will leave me in ruins... I want to to be Betty's Barney. Jane... get me off this crazy thing... called love.
So I Married an Axe Murderer

Envy, among other ingredients, has a mixture of love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good fortune.
William Hazlitt

We often choose a friend as we do a mistress -- for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love.
William Hazlitt

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others
William Hazlitt

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
William Hazlitt

The love of liberty is the love of others the love of power is the love of ourselves.
William Hazlitt

In love, one and one are one.
Jean-Paul Sartre

There is only one terminal dignity -- love.
Helen Hayes

From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
Helen Hayes

The story of a love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Helen Hayes

Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up. That he has to leave the nest, the security, and go out to do battle. He has to lose everything that is lovely and fight for a new loveliness of his own making, and it's a tragedy. A lot of people don't have the courage to do it.
Helen Hayes

No, this trick won't work...How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love
Albert Einstein

More and more I come to value charity and love of one's fellow being above everything else... All our lauded technological progress--our very civilization--is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal.
Albert Einstein

Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein

Of what significance is one's one existence, one is basically unaware. What does a fish know about the water in which he swims all his life The bitter and the sweet come from outside. The hard from within, from one's own efforts. For the most part I do what my own nature drives me to do. It is embarrassing to earn such respect and love for it.
Albert Einstein

Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin .. it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring.
S. J. Perelman

Lat., Now I know what love is.
Virgil

Love begets love, love knows no rules, this is the same for all.
Virgil

Love conquers all things let us too surrender to Love.
Virgil

O tyrant love, to what do you not drive the hearts of men.
Virgil

The art of love ... is largely the art of persistence.
Albert Ellis

Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk
Alice Walker

I have learned not to worry about love but to honor its coming with all my heart.
Alice Walker

Sympathy constitutes friendship but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
Miguel de Cervantes

Love not what you are, but what you may become.
Miguel de Cervantes

'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies runs with one, walks gravely with another turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame it wounds one, another it kills like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning for there is no force able to resist it.
Miguel de Cervantes

There is no love lost between us.
Miguel de Cervantes

That's the nature of women not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.
Miguel de Cervantes

Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first loves.
George Santayana

Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
George Santayana

The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it.
George Santayana

Love is only half the illusion the lover, but not his love, is deceived.
George Santayana

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
George Santayana

In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality....The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.
George Santayana

Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste, nor condemn him, if we are just, for knowing so human a passion.
George Santayana

Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
Diane Ackerman

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Douglas Noel Adams

You say that love is nonsense....I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.
Henry Adams

If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you and may posterity forget that ye were once our countrymen.
Samuel Adams

My father taught me to work he did not teach me to love it.
William Adams

For not many men, the proverb saith, can love a friend whom fortune prospereth unenvying.
Aeschylus

I love the United States, but I see here everything is measured by success, by how much money it makes, not the satisfaction to the individual.
John Fellows Akers

Some pray to marry the man they love, my prayer will somewhat vary I humbly pray to heaven above that I love the man I marry.
Anouk Aimee

I had always loved beautiful and artistic things, though before leaving America I had had a very little chance of seeing any.
Emma Albani

Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott

When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay.
Brian Aldiss

The last time I saw him he was walking down Lover's Lane holding his own hand.
Fred Allen

Love recieved and love given comprise the best form of therapy.
Gordon William Allport

Gratitude, like love, is never a dependable international emotion.
Joseph Alsop

I both love and do not love and am mad and not mad.
Anacreon

We can all be angels to one another. We can choose to obey the still small stirring within, the little whisper that says, 'Go. Ask. Reach out. Be an answer to someone's plea. You have a part to play. Have faith.' We can decide to risk that He is indeed there, watching, caring, cherishing us as we love and accept love. The world will be a better place for it. And wherever they are, the angels will dance.
Joan Wester Anderson

In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Margaret Anderson

Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.
Barbara DeAngelis

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
Barbara DeAngelis

The highest love of all finds its fulfillment not in what it keeps, but in what it gives.
Father Andrew SDC

Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.
Jean Anouilh

If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question
Edith Ann

Love the little trade which thou hast learned, and be content therewith.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

People who lose their parents when young are permanently in love with them.
Aharon Appelfeld

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Janos Arnay

I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
Pietro Aretino

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console to be understood as to understand to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive it is in pardoning that we are pardoned and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace Where there is hatred let me sow love Where there is injury, pardon Where there is doubt, faith Where there is despair, hope Where there is darkness, light Where there is sadness, joy.
Saint Francis of Assisi

Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.
Saint Francis of Assisi

I love America because America trusts me. When I go into a shop to buy a pair of shoes I am not asked to produce my Identity Card. I love it because my mail is not censored. My phone is not tapped. My conversation with friends is not reported to the secret police.
Janina Atkins

We cheerfully assume that in some mystic way love conquers all, that good outweighs evil in the just balances of the universe and at the 11th hour something gloriously triumphant will prevent the worst before it happens.
Brooks Atkinson

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others
Paul Aubuchon

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
Paul Aubuchon

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can all of them make me laugh.
Wystan Hugh Auden

The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order that I may love myself is very different from the image which I try to create in the minds of others in order that they may love me.
Wystan Hugh Auden

Only little boys and old men sneer at love.
Louis Auchincloss

O, Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console To be understood as to understand To be loved as to love For it is in giving that we receive It is in pardoning that we are pardoned And it is in dying to ourselves that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
Saint Augustine

Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.
Saint Augustine

I was in love with loving.
Saint Augustine

You (God) have not only commanded continence, that is, from what things we are to restrain our love, but also justice, that is, on what we are to bestow our love.
Saint Augustine

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius

I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius

One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering.
Jane Austen

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
Jane Austen

The enthusiasm of a woman's love is even beyond the biographer's.
Jane Austen

All doubt, despair, and fear become insignificant once the intention of life becomes love, rather than dependence on love.
Sri da Avabhas

Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.
Saint Teresa of Avila

Oh, how I love the Earth and everything in it, life and death. And men. One can think of nothing finer, or nicer, than men their wars, their concentration camps, their justice.
Marcel Ayme

Life Is A Challenge - Meet It Life Is A Song - Sing It Life Is A Dream - Realize It Life Is A Game - Play It Life Is Love - Enjoy It
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever.
June Masters Bacher

May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness, and tied with love.
L. O. Baird

Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.
Russell Wayne Baker

The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.
James Arthur Baldwin

Beyond talent lie all the usual words discipline, love, luck -- but, most of all, endurance.
James Arthur Baldwin

The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment.
James Arthur Baldwin

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Lucille Ball

But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having.
John Perry Barlow

True love never dies for it is lust that fades away. Love bonds for a lifetime but lust just pushes away.
Alicia Barnhart

Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.
Lynda Barry

If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Lynda Barry

The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love.
Don Barthelme

I was eleven, then I was sixteen. Though no honors came my way, those were the lovely years.
Bernard Mannes Baruch

A tree is known by its fruit a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
Saint Basil

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're alive.
Orlando A. Battista

We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are...Men do not really live for honors or for pay their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself.
R. J. Baughan

Love thy neighbour as yourself, but choose your neighbourhood.
Louise Beal

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth and truth rewarded me.
Simone de Beauvoir

Boys are found everywhere-on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running around or jumping to. Mothers love them, little girls hate them, older sisters and brothers tolerate them, adults ignore them and Heaven protects them. A boy is Truth with dirt on its face, Beauty with a cut on its finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket.
Alan Marshall Beck

The knowledge of Christ's love for us should cause us to love Him in such a way that it is demonstrated in our attitude, conduct, and commitment to serve God. Spiritual maturity is marked by spiritual knowledge being put into action.
Edward Bedore

The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you.
Brendan Francis Behan

To love is not a passive thing. To love is active voice. When I love I do something, I function, I give. I do not love in order that I may be loved back again, but for the creative joy of loving. And every time I do so love I am freed, at least a little, by the outgoing of love, from enslavement to that most intolerable of master, myself.
Bernard Iddings Bell

True love is not rare at the age of a teen, but recognizing it as true love is.
Brad Bell

There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.
David Ben-Gurion

The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.
Walter Benjamin

Call no man foe, but never love a stranger.
Stella Benson

In science as in love, too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence.
P.L. Berger

Hell, Madame, is to love no longer.
Georges Bernanos

It was an initiation into the love of learning, of learning how to learn, that was revealed to me by my BLS masters as a matter of interdisciplinary cognition-that is, learning to know something by its relation to something else.
Leonard Bernstein

Patience with others is Love, Patience with self is Hope, Patience with God is Faith.
Adel Bestavros

I have made a great discovery. What I love belongs to me. Not the chairs and tables in my house, but the masterpieces of the world. It is only a question of loving them enough.
Princess Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco

The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 47-8 Bible

This is how God showed His love among us He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.
1 John 49 NIV Bible

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good His love and His kindness go on forever.
1 Chronicles 1634 TLB Bible

But thou, O man of God, flee these things and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
1 Timothy 611 Bible

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
John 1335 Bible

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 1717 Bible

It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
Psalm 1272 Bible

I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. THE BELOVED.
Song of Songs 21 Bible

When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets
Jim

I recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry. That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste.
David Bissonette

Angels around us, angels beside us, angels within us. Angels are watching over you when times are good or stressed. Their wings wrap gently around you, whispering you are loved and blessed.
Angel Blessing

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.
Thomas Edward Bodett

To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Jorge Luis Borges

I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning.
Nelson Boswell

Loving a child doesn't mean giving in to all his whims to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.
Nadia Boulanger

The mind has a thousand eyes. And the heart but one Yet the life of a whole life dies When love is done.
Francis William Bourdillon

War is like love it always finds a way.
Bertolt Brecht

'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies runs with one, walks gravely with another turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame it wounds one, another it kills like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning for there is no force able to resist it.
Elizabeth Bowen

It is ever the invisible that is the object of our profoundest worship. With the lover it is not the seen but the unseen that he muses upon.
John Christian Bovee

Does Grandpa love to baby-sit his grandchildren Are you kidding By day he is too busy taking hormone shots at the doctor's or chip shots on the golf course. At night he and Grandma are too busy doing the cha-cha.
Hal

If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
Anne Bradstreet

I love all beauteous things, I seek and adore them God hath no better praise, And man in his hasty days Is honored for them.
Robert Bridges

When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.
Michael Bridge

Richard Nixon lied to gain love, to shore up his grandiose fantasies, to bolster his ever-wavering sense of identity. He lied in attack, hoping to win and always he lied, and this most aggressively, to deny that he lied.
Fawn M. Brodie

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Charlotte Bronte

Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.
Anita Brookner

She who loves roses must be patient and not cry out when she is pierced by thorns.
Olga Brouman

I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants.
A. Whitney Brown

About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all.
Rita Mae Brown

There are never enough 'I love yous'.
Lenny Bruce

Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. It thrives in the face of all of life's hazards, save one -- neglect.
James D. Bryden

There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts being broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream-whatever that dream might be.
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

The grace of God means something like Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It's for you I created the universe. I love you. There's only one catch. Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you'll reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach out and take it is a gift too.
Frederick Buechner

Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality--not as we expect it to be but as it is--is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love.
Frederick Buechner

The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don't buy love for nothing. Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.
William Seward Burroughs

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Dr.

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate -- it's apathy.
Dr.

The greatest gift a parent can give a child is unconditional love. As a child wanders and strays, finding his bearings, he needs a sense of absolute love from a parent. There's nothing wrong with tough love, as long as the love is unconditional.
George Herbert Walker Bush

It is only Christianity, the great bond of love and duty to God, that makes any existence valuable or even tolerable.
Horace Bushnell

You call it madness, but I call it love.
Don Byas

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge That myth is more potent than history That dreams are more powerful than facts That hope always triumphs over experience That laughter is the only cure for grief And I believe that love is stronger than death.
Robert

The true beloveds of this world are in their lover's eyes lilacs opening, ship lights, school bells, a landscape, remembered conversations, friends, a child's Sunday, lost voices, one's favorite suit, autumn and all seasons, memory, yes, it being the earth and water of existence, memory.
Truman Capote

In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him.
Orson Scott Card

People love to admit they have bad handwriting or that they can't do math. And they will readily admit to being awkward 'I'm such a klutz' But they will never admit to having a poor sense of humor or being a bad driver.
George

You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
Carmichael

You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip.
Jonathan Carroll

Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, help to make earth happy like the heaven above.
Julia A. Fletcher Carney

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough. Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently commune with people they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
George Washington Carver

Where there is great love, there are always miracles.
Willa Sibert Cather

I hate and I love. Perhaps you ask why I do so. I do not know, but I feel it, and am in agony.
Catullus

Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the others
Miguel Cerbantes

There is time for work. And there is time for love. That leaves no other time.
Coco Chanel

There are only two kinds of scholars those who love ideas and those who hate them.
Emile Chartier

The deep joy we take in the company of people with whom we have just recently fallen in love is undisguisable.
John Cheever

Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery He has not been broken in two by time he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul, but his life.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies probably because they are generally the same people.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The spiritual meaning of love is measured by what it can do. Love is meant to heal. Love is meant to renew. Love is meant to bring us closer to God.
Deepak Chopra

Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.
Mary Cholmondeley

Our hours in love have wings in absence, crutches.
Colley Cibber

For those who love it, cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.
Craig Claiborne

I dream of wayward gulls and all landless lovers, rare moments of winter sun, peace, privacy, for everyone.
William F Claire

I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm, your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy, golden storm, yes many loved before us, I know we are not new, in city and in forest they smiled like me and you, but now it's come to distances and both of us must try, your eyes are soft with sorrow, Hey, that's no way to say goodbye.
Leonard

Thomas is racing for it, but McCovey is there and can't get his glove to it. That play shows the inexperience, not on Thomas' part, but on the part of Willie McC ... well, not on McCovey's part either.
Jerry Coleman

I love my past. I love my present. I'm not ashamed of what I've had, and I'm not sad because I have it no longer.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

That family glaze of common references, jokes, events, calamities-that sense of a family being like a kitchen midden layer upon layer of the things daily life is made of. The edifice that lovers build is by comparison delicate and one-dimensional.
Laurie E. Colwin

Love lives on hope, and dies when hope is dead
Pierre Corneille

Love is the extra effort we make in our dealings with those whom we do not like and once you understand that, you understand all. This idea that love overtakes you is nonsense. This is but a polite manifestation of sex. To love another you have to undertake some fragment of their destiny.
Pierre Corneille

I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.
Noel Coward

Let's drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let's drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.
Noel Coward

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Joan Crawford

Love is the extra effort we make in our dealings with those whom we do not like and once you understand that, you understand all. This idea that love overtakes you is nonsense. This is but a polite manifestation of sex. To love another you have to undertake some fragment of their destiny.
Quentin Crisp

Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Quentin Crisp

I love youNot only for what you areBut for what I amWhen I am with you.
Roy Croft

A mighty pain to love it is, and 'tis a pain that pain to miss but of all the pains, the greatest pain is to love, but love in vain.
Abraham Crowley

Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed.
Amanda Cross

Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.
e e cummings

Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
e e cummings

Love is shown in your deeds, not in your words.
Father Jerome Cummings

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Father Jerome Cummings

Golf is like a love affair if you don't take it seriously, it's no fun. If you do take it seriously, it breaks your heart.
Arnold Daly

We need not think alike to love alike.
Francis David

The people of the United States, perhaps more than any other nation in history, love to abase themselves and proclaim their unworthiness, and seem to find refreshment in doing so... That is a dark frivolity, but still frivolity.
Robertson Davies

The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
Robertson Davies

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.
Bette Davis

Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Bette Davis

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to seat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.
Bette Davis

Much as we might wish to believe otherwise, universal love and the welfare of the species as a whole are concepts which simply do not make evolutionary sense.
Richard Dawkins

Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the Greatness of a road leading towards the unknown.
Charles De Gaulle

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
Charles De Gaulle

Obedience keeps the rules. Love knows when to break them.
Anthony de Mello

Love works in miracles every day such as weakening the strong, and strengthening the weak making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite de Valois

One of the most effectual ways of pleasing and of making one's self loved is to be cheerful joy softens more hearts than tears do.
Mme. de Sartory

Of course I don't always enjoy being a mother. At those times my husband and I hole up somewhere in the wine country, eat, drink, make mad love and pretend we were born sterile and raise poodles.
Dorothy DeBolt

A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.
Richard Dehmel

O, what a heaven is love, O, what a hell
Thomas Dekker

Whatever meaning 'Annie's Song' had for me on a personal level, there was also a larger context. It could just as easily have been about love for a brother. Or a father. Or a friend. It could just as easily have been a prayer.
John Denver

What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice.
Demosthenes

For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time hatred ceases by love - this is an old rule.
The Dhammapada

Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

The lover says How beautiful you are, now that you love me.
Marlene Dietrich

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
Marlene Dietrich

Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.
Isak Dinesen

Love won't be tampered with, love won't go away. Push it to one side and it creeps to the other.
Isak Dinesen

For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.
Baba Dioum

At different stages in our lives, the signs of love may vary dependence, attraction, contentment, worry, loyalty, grief, but at heart the source is always the same. Human beings have the rare capacity to connect with each other, against all odds.
Michael Dorris

Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering.
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

I have felt it and lived it and now it leaves me here, love is the ultimate pain and joy, without it you die with it you perish.
Christopher S. Drew

What a wretched lot of old shrivelled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind- the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other that has always been my firm faith about friendship.
Marie Dressler

Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.
Alexandre Dumas

...love without esteem cannot go far or reach high. It is an angel with only one wing.
Alexandre Dumas

Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing song.
Will Durant

The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.
Lawrence George Durrell

In love there are no vacations No such thing. Love has to be lived fully with its boredom and all that.
Marguerite Duras

I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.
Bob Dylan

Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.
Umberto Eco

All's fair in love and war.
Francis Edwards

On love I have no respect for anyone who says they've given up, or that they're not looking or that they're tired. That is to abrogate one's responsibility as a human being.
Harlan Ellison

I have now reigned about 50 years in victory or peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my felicity. In this situation, I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot. They amount to fourteen.
Abd Er-Rahman III

Love won't be tampered with, love won't go away. Push it to one side and it creeps to the other.
Louise Erdrich

Love must not touch the marrow of the soul. Our affections must be breakable chains that we can cast them off or tighten them.
Louise Erdrich

We adore chaos because we love to produce order.
M. C. Escher

Love is blind. It will take over your mind. What you think is love, is truly not. You need to elevate your mind.
Eve

Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death--fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous constant.
Edna Ferber

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
Ella Fitzgerald

It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did.
F Scott

I don't want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally.
Zelda

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.
Jean Pierre Claris De Florian

Unable are the Loved to die For Love is Immortality.
Jean Pierre Claris De Florian

Do what you love and the business will follow.
Michel Fortin

My father always told me, 'Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life.'
Jim Fox

Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships.
Jodie Foster

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be How much you can love What you can accomplish And what your potential is
Anne Frank

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Rose Dorothy Franken

An old man loved is winter with flowers.
Edgar Z. Friedenberg

Love your children with all your hearts, love them enough to discipline them before it is too late. ... Praise them for important things, even if you have to stretch them a bit. Praise them a lot. They live on it like bread and butter and they need it more than bread and butter.
Lavina Christensen Fugal

Love me or hate me, but spare me your indifference.
Libbie Fudim

Hate the sin and love the sinner.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Where there is love there is life.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Poets generally love cats -- because poets have no delusions about their own superiority.
Marion Garretty

Music is expression of harmony in sound. Love is the expression of harmony in life.
Stephen

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitalitythe supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset

Cowards are cruel, but the brave Love mercy, and delight to save.
John Gay

Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest Love, hopeless love, my ardent soul encumbers Love, nightmare-like, lies heavy on my chest, And weaves itself into my midnight slumbers
William S. Gilbert

We love because it's the only true adventure.
Nikki Giovanni

Love builds highways out of dead ends.
Louis Gittner

Love is not blind -- it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
Julian Weber Gordon

When I write love songs, people think they're really soppy -- but I see love as a consolation for the boredom of life.
Martin Gore

Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.
Rmy de Gourmont

To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun
Katharine Graham

The chimerical pursuit of perfection is always linked to some important deficiency, frequently the inability to love.
Bernard Grasset

One must love a cat on its own terms.
Peter Gray

Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.
Matt Groening

Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.
Matt Groening

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.
Cathy Guisewite

The verb 'to love' in Persian is 'to have a friend.' 'I love you' translated literally is 'I have you as a friend,' and 'I don't like you' simply means 'I don't have you as a friend.'
Shusha Guppy

Life goes through changes so fast, you think your life is great, than one of your best friends dies. Then you think you found someone you truly love, only to figure out, she doesn't love you back. You cry and cry and cry, but nothing changes. You realize, that you must accept things for what they are, and what they have made you become.Everything in life changes you in some way. Even the smallest things. If you do not accept these changes, you do not accept yourself. For through these changes brings new and greater things to you, making you wiser, as time progresses. To avoid these changes is a loss. You only live your life once. Do not waste a minute of it avoiding things. Let them come to you, and learn from them. There's always tomorrow.
Adam R. Gwizdala

Creation and redemption are the spheres in which these glories are displayed. In creation we see the eternal power and deity that belong to God alone (Rom. 120) while a deeper and richer glory is unfolded in the wondrous cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. There God is fully revealed, not only in terms of His dominion and deity, but in His holiness, love, and grace. At the Cross I learn what creation could never tell me--who God is and what He is to me, a guilty sinner. God is love therefore, He is both light and life. A Savior-God What marvelous grace and glory.
William Hallman

If you're in a boxing match, try not to let the other guy's glove touch your lips, because you don't know where that glove has been.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Whenever someone asks me to define love, I usually think for a minute, then I spin around and pin the guy's arm behind his back. NOW who's asking the questions
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

He was a cowboy, mister, and he loved the land. He loved it so much he made a woman out of dirt and married her. But when he kissed her, she disintegrated. Later, at the funeral, when the preacher said, 'Dust to dust,' some people laughed, and the cowboy shot them. At his hanging, he told the others, 'I'll be waiting for you in heaven---with a gun.'
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If I ever become a mummy, I'm going to have it so when somebody opens my lid, a boxing glove on a spring shoots out.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I wish I would have a real tragic love affair and get so bummed out that I'd just quit my job and become a bum for a few years, because I was thinking about doing that anyway.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Love is not something that you can put chains on and throw into a lake. That's called Houdini. Love is liking someone a lot.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Do you love me because I'm beautiful, or am I am beautiful because you love me
Oscar Hammerstein, II

The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.
Thich Nhat Hanh

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or our family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Acceptance. It is the true thing everyone longs for. The one thing everyone craves. To walk in a room and to be greeted by everyone with hugs and smiles. And in that small passing moment, you truly know you're loved, needed, and accepted.
Rena Harmon

Kindness and intelligence don't always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

But one of the attributes of love, like art, is to bring harmony and order out of chaos, to introduce meaning and affect where before there was none, to give rhythmic variations, highs and lows to a landscape that was previously flat.
Molly Haskell

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Louise Hay

Having a place to go - is a home. Having someone to love - is a family. Having both - is a blessing.
Donna Hedges

Never judge someone by who he's in love with judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most appalling people. Take a cool, appraising glance at his pals.
Cynthia Heimel

Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert Anson Heinlein

There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors....But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.
Claude Adrien Helvetius

A friend drops their plans when you're in trouble, shares joy in your accomplishments, feels sad when you're in pain. A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice--but when you don't follow it, they still respect and love you.
Doris Wild Helmering

Why do we love the sea It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.
Robert Henri

Love and a cough cannot be hid.
George Herbert

Cat a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings.
Oliver Herford

A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even ... without any hope of doing it well.
Oliver Herford

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, love do not require coupons.
George T. Hewitt

Love is only the game that is not called on account of darkness.
M. Hirschfield

Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Lisa Hoffman

You've got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body's sermon on how to behave.
Billie Holiday

All dope can do for you is kill you the long hard way. And it can kill the people you love right along with you.
Billie Holiday

I love to go to Washington -- if only to be near my money.
Bob Hope

For this is Wisdom to love, to live To take what fate, or the Gods may give. To ask no question, to make no prayer, To kiss the lips and caress the hair, Speed passion's ebb as you greet its flow To have, - to hold - and - in time, - let go
Laurence Hope

I love life because what more is there.
Anthony Hopkins

Tell me whom you love and I will tell you who you are.
Houssaye

There is nothing better for the spirit or the body than a love affair. It elevates the thoughts and flattens the stomachs.
Barbara Howar

You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time.
Gordie Howe

It's too much to ask one to love his enemy. Let's compromise on forgetting him.
William C. Hunter

Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.
Zora Neale Hurston

With love and patience, nothing is impossible.
Daisaku Ideda

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert Green Ingersoll

Love becomes perfect only when it transcends itself --Becoming One with its object Producing Unity of Being.
Hakim Jami

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Jesus

Joy seems to me a step beyond happiness -- happiness is a sort of atmosphere you can live in sometimes, when you're lucky. Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love.
Saint Adela Rogers Johns

Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.
Barbara Johnson

This is something that I cherish. Once in a friend's home I came across this blessing, and took it down in shorthand ... it says something I like to live with Oh Thou, who dwellest in so many homes, possess Thyself of this. Bless the life that is sheltered here. Grant that trust and peace and comfort abide within, and that love and life and usefulness may go out from this home forever.
Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson

The law demands good works and uses its terror--rejection, shame, fear of punishment, unanswered prayer, personal tragedy, etc.--as motivation. Here performance is a necessity to secure the blessings and avoid the curses. Grace, on the other hand, allows us to serve on a different basis--not from fear but on the basis of love and gratitude, from appreciation and gladness for blessings freely given and freely received.
Richard Jordan

It is not enough to limit your love to your own nation, to your own group. You must respond with love even to those outside of it. . . . This concept enables people to live together not as nations, but as the human race.
Clarence Jordan

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
Carl Gustav Jung

Ardeat ipsa licet, tormentia gaudet amantis. (Though she may herself burn, she delights in her lover's torment.)
Juvenal

Count it the greatest sin to prefer life to honor, and for the sake of living to love what makes life worth having.
Juvenal

If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skulls, then why do we read it Good God, we also would be happy if we had no books and such books that make us happy we could, if need be, write ourselves. What we must have are those books that come on us like ill fortune, like the death of one we love better than ourselves, like suicide. A book must be an ice axe to break the sea frozen inside us.
Franz Kafka

When I'm loved I'm the universe, If I'm not I'm merely a dying star.
Angela Keith

A ragged colt may prove a good horse. And so may an untoward slovenly boy prove a decent and useful man.
James Kelly

Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.
Thomas a Kempis

Love flies, runs, and rejoices it is free and nothing can hold it back.
Thomas a Kempis

I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

The only people for me are the mad ones. The ones who are mad to love, mad to talk, mad to be saved the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.
Jack Kerouac

The sage said, 'The best thing is not to hate anyone, only to love.' That is the only way out of it. As soon as you have forgiven those whom you hate, you have gotten rid of them. Then you have no reason to hate them you just forget.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

To love another person is to help them love God.
Sren Aaby Kierkegaard

Don't forget to love yourself.
Sren Aaby Kierkegaard

Nobody loves me but my mother, and she could be jivin', too.
B. B. King

Today, see if you can stretch your heart and expand your love so that it touches not only those to whom you can give it easily, but also those who need it so much.
Daphne Rose Kingma

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
Charles Kingsley

We can't begin to understand what God has planned for us, But we face each day with a smile, and in his name we trust For in this vast world.....is Love If only we could see the dove It seems sometimes he doesn't care When things get rough and hard to bear But with our Faith we can survive Because in our hearts HE is Alive
Beth Knight

Some people think only intellect counts knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.
Dean Koontz

Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love.
Dean Koontz

Perhaps extreme danger strips us of all pretenses, all ambitions, all confusions, focusing us more intensely than we are otherwise ever focused, so that we remember what we otherwise spend most of our lives forgetting that our nature and purpose is, more than anything else, to love and to make love, to take joy from the beauty of the world, to live with an awareness that the future is not as real a place for any of us as are the present and the past.
Dean Koontz

We are an arrogant species, full of terrible potential, but we also have a great capacity for love, friendship, generosity, kindness, faith, hope, and joy.
Dean Koontz

Today's family is built like a pyramid with all the intrafamilial rivalries, tensions, jealousies, angers, hatreds, loves and needs focused on the untrained, vulnerable, insecure, young, inexperienced and incompetent parental apex ... about whose incompetence our vaunted educational system does nothing.
Lawrence Kubie

We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Jean de la Bruyere

Persons who have no desire to live have a very slight chance of recovery. We can continue to extend to them our love, sympathy, and prayers but ultimately we must respect a person's decision to die.
Michio Kushi

We have to realize that we are as deeply afraid to live and to love as we are to die.
Ronald David Laing

Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that.
Jean Babtiste Henri Lacordaire

To love for the sake of being loved is human, But to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine

Music is Love in search of a word.
Sidney Lanier

To be successful, the first thing to do is to fall in love with your work.
Sister Mary Lauretta

The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavner

If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
Bruce Lee

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
Harper Lee

What's terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better.
Doris Lessing

To love another person is to see the face of God.
Les Miserables

Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that.
Michael Leuning

Nature loves a burst of energy.
Boe Lightman

...Him that I love, I wish to be free--even from me.
Anne Spencer Morrow Lindbergh

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
Anne Spencer Morrow Lindbergh

This was love at first sight, love everlasting a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected--in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.

To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.

It was a love of the air and sky and flying, the lure of adventure, the appreciation of beauty. It lay beyond the descriptive words of men-where immortality is touched through danger, where life meets death on equal plane where man is more than man, and existence both supreme and valueless at the same time.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.

The best love affairs are those we never had.
Norman Lindsay

I love making friends.... it's people I can't stand
Linus

An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.
Harold Loukes

There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.
Martin Luther

Love is an image of God, and not a lifeless image, but the living essence of the divine nature which beams full of all goodness.
Martin Luther

For the memory of love is sweet, though the love itself were in vain. And what I have lost of pleasure, assuage what I find of pain.
Lyster

Love is made in heaven and consummated on earth.
John Lyly

There is an important difference between love and friendship. While the former delights in extremes and opposites, the latter demands equality.
Franoise d'Aubign Maintenon

The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone - even to himself.
Andre Malraux

Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence.
Jacques Maritain

We don't love qualities, we love persons sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
Jacques Maritain

We are not the same persons this year as last nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
Jacques Maritain

If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you but if you really make them think, they'll hate you.
Donald Robert Perry Marquis

Who ever loved that loved not at first sight
Christopher Marlowe

Love is a flame that burns in heaven, And whose soft reflections radiate to us. Two worlds are opened, two lives given to it. It is by love tht we double our being It is by love that we approach God.
Aimee Martin

I had learned to respect the intelligence, integrity, creativity and capacity for deep thought and hard work latent somewhere in every child they had learned that I differed from them only in years and experience, and that as I, an ordinary human being, loved and respected them, I expected payment in kind.
Sybil Marshall

My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
Julius Henry Marx

The brown bag, of course, had its imperfections. While some kids carried roast beef sandwiches, others had peanut butter. I have no way of knowing if all of those brown bags contained 'nutritionally adequate diets.' But I do know that those brown bags and those lunch pails symbolized parental love and responsibility.
Charles Mathias, Jr.

'True love' isn't so much a dreamy feeling that you have as it is an enduring commitment to give sacrificially --even, or perhaps especially, when you don't feel like it.
William R. Mattox, Jr.

No love, no friendship Can cross the path of our destiny Without leaving some mark on it forever.
Francois Mauriac

Love and respect woman. Look to her not only for comfort, but for strength and inspiration and the doubling of your intellectual and moral powers. Blot out from your mind any idea of superiority you have none.
Giuseppe Mazzini

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough

God loves the world. That's plain to see as we read His Word. Today, God loves the world through us, His Children of Grace. Christ is 'in' us and we are 'in' Christ. Christ is loving people and reaching out to them through us. He is making His appeal through us. He is reconciling people to Himself through us
Mark McGee

We were lost and dead in sin. We were by nature objects of God's wrath. But God Loved us That Love caused Him to do something about our situation. God is rich in mercy, so He made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions. God acted on His Love for us and saved us by His Grace Grace is the result of the actions of His Love. The remarkable thing about His Grace is that He didn't ask us to do anything but believe Him. God didn't ask us to perform some great deed. He didn't demand obedience from us before He would save us. God made us alive with Christ 'even when we were dead in transgressions and sins.' God is showing the universe 'the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.' (Ephesians 27) God was Kind to us 'in' Christ because He Loved us.
Mark McGee

On reflection, one of the things I needed to learn was to allow myself to be loved.
Isha McKenzie-Mavinga

If you love large, you've got to hurt large. If you've got a lot of light, you've probably got an equal amount of darkness.
Sarah McLachlan

Pain (any pain--emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories We would be more alive if we did more of this, and, Life would be more lovely if we did less of that. Once we get the pain's message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away.
Peter McWilliams

In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts.
Peter McWilliams

Love is like war easy to begin but very hard to stop.
Henry Louis Mencken

The typical American of today has lost all the love of liberty, that his forefathers had, and all their disgust of emotion, and pride in self- reliance. He is led no longer by Davy Crocketts he is led by cheer leaders, press agents, word mongers, uplifters.
Henry Louis Mencken

To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia--to mistake an ordinary young man for a Greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Henry Louis Mencken

Love is the triump of imagination over intelligence.
Henry Louis Mencken

Love is the mistaken belief that one woman differs from another.
Henry Louis Mencken

Whom the gods love dies young.
Menander

Love cures people -- both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Dr. Karl Menninger

Love is a medicine for the sickness of the world a prescription often given, too rarely taken.
Dr. Karl Menninger

Love seeks one thing only the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.
Thomas Merton

A bad book about the love of God remains a bad book.
Thomas Merton

Only cat lovers know the luxury of fur-coated, musical hot water bottles that never go cold.
Susanne Millen

It's not love's going hurts my days But that it went in little ways.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

My candle burns at both ends It will not last the night But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate.
Addison Mizner

It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.
Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molire

If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer because it was he, because it was I.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.
Alfred A. Montapert

The incomparable stupidity of life teaches us to love our parents divine philosophy teaches us to forgive them.
Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu

We like someone because. We love someone although.
Henri De Montherlant

Marriage love, honor, and negotiate.
Joe Moore

Money is a strange thing. It ranks with love as our greatest source of joy, and with death as our greatest source of anxiety.
Joe Moore

You can't trust a promise someone makes while they're drunk, in love, hungry, or running for office.
Joe Moore

In all religiousness there lurks the suspicion that we invented the story that God Loves us.
Sebastian Moore

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Charles Langbridge Morgan

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Jeanne Moreau

The love of nature is consolation against failure.
Berthe Morisot

You live, you learn You love, you learn You cry, you learn You lose, you learn You bleed, you learn You scream, you learn
Alanis Morissette

If we all discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to tell them that they loved them.
Christopher Darlington Morley

Put love first. Entertain thoughts that give life. And when a thought or resentment, or hurt, or fear comes your way, have another thought that is more powerful -- a thought that is love.
Mary Manin Morrissey

Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all.
Toni Morrison

Love is not blind-It sees more and not less, but because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
Will Moss

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
Ethel Watts Mumford

Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
Lewis Mumford

...the more the soul knows, the more she loves, and loving much, she tastes much.
W. H. Murray

Courage is like love it must have hope for nourishment.
Napoleon I

To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it Whenever you're right, shut up.
Ogden Nash

I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all.
Ogden Nash

Blood may be thicker than water, but love is thicker than anything.
Goldie Nash

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
George Jean Nathan

A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.
George Jean Nathan

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
George Jean Nathan

In this world no one rules by love if you are but amiable, you are no hero to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.
John Henry Newman

If this world affords true happiness, it is to be found in a home where love and confidence increase with the years, where the necessities of life come without severe strain, where luxuries enter only after their cost has been carefully considered.
A. Edward Newton

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

This is the hardest of all to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Love is blind friendship closes its eyes.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus one morning they are there, we know not how, and they gaze upon us, morose and gray. Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in him
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps.
Peggy Noonan

I have loved many, the more and the few - I have loved many that I might love you.
Grace Fallow Norton

In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream.
John Boyle O'Reilly

When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity-but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial.
Joyce Carol Oates

For a while I thought history was something bitter old men wrote. But Jack loved history so ... for Jack history was full of heroes.
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of extemporanea And love is a thing that can never go wrong And I am Marie of Roumania.
Dorothy Rothschild Parker

The sweeter the apple, the blacker the core. Scratch a lover and find a foe
Dorothy Rothschild Parker

Hell's afloat in lover's tears.
Dorothy Rothschild Parker

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
Dorothy Rothschild Parker

Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.
Blaise Pascal

No deep and strong feeling, such as we may come across here and there in the world, is unmixed with compassion. The more we love, the more the object of our love seems to us to be a victim.
Boris Pasternak

Never marry but for love but see that thou lovest what is lovely.
William Penn

We love those who know the worst of us and don't turn their faces away.
Walker Percy

I have learned more about love, selflessness and human understanding in this great adventure in the world of AIDS than I ever did in the cut-throat, competitive world in which I spent my life.
Anthony Perkins

The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be. . . . Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.
Wilfred A. Peterson

Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation -- what are they They are the happiest people in the world.
William Lyon Phelps

Long hair is considered bohemian, which may be why I grew it, but I keep it long because I love the way it feels, part cloak, part fan, part mane, part security blanket.
Marge Piercy

Those who love deeply never grow old they may die of old age, but they die young.
Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

When you say you are in love with humanity, you are well satisfied with yourself.
Luigi Pirandello

In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream.
Luigi Pirandello

The fear of making permanent commitments can change the mutual love of husband and wife into two loves of self-two loves existing side by side, until they end in separation.
Pope John Paul II

He fell in love with himself at first sight, and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Self-love seems so often unrequited.
Anthony Powell

Friends will keep you sane, Love could fill your heart, A lover can warm your bed, But lonely is the soul without a mate.
David Pratt

God, I offer myself to Thee, to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy power, Thy love and Thy way of life. May I do Thy will always. Amen.
Alcoholics Anonymous Prayer

Angel of God, my guardian dear To whom God's love commits me here Ever this day be at my side, To light and guard, to rule and guide.
Catholic Prayer

The bonds that unite another person to ourselves exist only in our mind. Memory as it grows fainter relaxes them, and notwithstanding the illusion by which we would fain be cheated and with which, out of love, friendship, politeness, deference, duty, we cheat other people, we exist alone. Man is the creature that cannot emerge from himself, that knows his fellows only in himself when he asserts the contrary, he is lying.
Marcel Proust

Love is space and time measured by the heart.
Marcel Proust

Friendship is love with understanding.
Ancient Proverb

We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love... and then we return home.
Australian Aboriginal Proverb

Love and eggs are best when they are fresh.
Assyrian Proverb

To love is nothing. To be loved is something. To love and be loved is everything.
Greek Proverb

A heart that loves is always young.
Greek Proverb

It's easy to halve the potato where there's love.
Irish Proverb

You can't force anyone to love you or lend you money.
Jewish Proverb

The innkeeper loves a drunkard, but not for a son-in-law.
Jewish Proverb

A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.
Latin Proverb

Love is a kind of military service.
Latin Proverb

The loveliest of faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy.
Persian Proverb

The greater love is a mother's then comes a dog's then a sweetheart's.
Polish Proverb

Love tells us many things that are not so.
Ukranian Proverb

A heart in love with beauty never grows old.
Turkish Proverb

A job is what we do for money work is what we do for love.
Marysarah Quinn

But true love is a durable fire In the mind ever burning Never sick, never old, never dead From itself never turning.
Sir Walter Raleigh

Close friends love you for who you are, not what they want you to be.
Ted Rall

Blow O wind to where my loved one is. Touch him and come touch me soon. I'll feel his gentle touch through you and meet his beauty in the moon. These things are much for the one who loves. One can live by them alone that he and I breathe the same air and that the Earth we tread is one.
Ramayana

And if it all falls apart, I will know deep in my heart, the only dream that mattered had come true. In this life, I was loved by you.
Colin Raye

I laugh, I love, I hope, I try I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry. And I know you do the same things too, So we're really not that different, me and you.
Colin Raye

I would like to have engraved inside every wedding band 'Be kind to one another.' This is the Golden Rule of Marriage and the secret of making love last through the years.
Randolph Ray

Kindness is the life's blood, the elixir of marriage. Kindness makes the difference between passion and caring. Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love ... Kindness is good will. Kindness says, 'I want you to be happy.' Kindness comes very close to the benevolence of God.
Randolph Ray

Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Theodor Reik

Love can't be proven until you both die loving each other.
Airon T. Reyes

The true God is the unknown God to the natural man and also the unknowable God without His revelation in Christ. God is not only invisible to man's sight , but also to man's senses. In Christ is found a God who is near, who hears, who cares, who loves, and who saves. 'For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ' (2 Cor. 46) 'All things are delievered unto me of my Father and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father neither knoweth any man the Father, save the son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him' (Matt. 1127).
Eugene Reuweler

Love changes darkness into light and makes the heart take a wingless flight.
Helen Steiner Rice

The music business was not safe, but it was FUN. It was like falling in love with a woman you know is bad for you, but you love every minute with her, anyway.
Lionel Richie

Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Nick Richardson

What brings joy to the heart is not so much the friend's gift as the friend's love.
Saint Alfred of Rievaulx

The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes it that. We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Tom Robbins

Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.
Nora Roberts

What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do.
Sanaya Roman

I consider it a public duty to answer falsifications with facts. I will not pretend that I find this an unpleasant duty. I am an old campaigner, and I love a good fight.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The reason people sweat is so they won't catch fire when making love.
Don Rose

Love came down at Christmas Love all lovely, love divine Love was born at Christmas, Stars and angels gave the sign.
Christina Georgina Rossetti

To bemoan the messiness of politics is not just a folly it betrays a dangerous impatience with basic realities. It is like becoming disturbed that people do not fall in love sensibly -- and so deciding to computerize the problem.
Theodore Roszak

A husband is what is left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.
Helen Rowland

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common-sense.
Helen Rowland

Love is an attachment to another self. Humor is a form of self-detachment -- a way of looking at one's existence, one's misfortune, or one's discomfort. If you really love, if you really know how to laugh, the result is the same you forget yourself.
Claude Roy

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
Jalal ud-Din Rumi

Come out of the circle of time And into the circle of love.
Jalal ud-Din Rumi

I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
Rita Rudner

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love, though I'd stepped in it a few times.
Rita Rudner

Christmas--that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance--a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
Augusta E. Rundell

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
John Ruskin

When I say I love Eastland, it sounds preposterous--a man who brutalizes people. But *you* love him or you wouldn't be here. You're going to Mississippi to create social change--and you love Eastland in your desire to create conditions which will redeem his children. Loving your enemy is manifest in putting your arms not around the man but around the social situation, to take power from those who misuse it--at which point they can become human too.
Bayard Rustin

I see Christ's love is so kingly, that it will not abide a marrow it must have a throne all alone in the soul.
Samual Rutherford

Live on Christ's love while ye are here, and all the way.
Samual Rutherford

It has been said that God's gift is also indescribable because of the grace by which it is given. God, who is rich in mercy, gave the world the gift of His dear Son while we were at enmity with Him. Paul says 'But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us' (Rom. 58). Therefore, in Him we are freely given all things redemption, forgiveness of sins, righteousness, peace, hope, wisdom and knowledge.
Paul Sadler

The bravest thing that men do is love women.
Mort Sahl

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves.
Saint Francis de Sales

Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
George Sand

There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved.
George Sand

Your love will last forever, If you do not expect her to walk the same path, But you look in the same direction.
T. Clay Sanders

There is only one real deprivation, I decided this morning, and that is not to be able to give one's gifts to those one loves most.
May Sarton

Life's simplest things are love, and kindly friends, Nature's sweet charm of earth and sea and sky gladness of soul that with right living blends -- home's dear content, so cheap that all may buy.
Ripley D. Saunders

At the close of life the question will be not how much have you got, but how much have you given nor how much have you won, but how much have you done not how much have you saved, but how much have you sacrificed how much have you loved and served, not how much were you honored.
Nathan C. Schaeffer

Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.
Delmore Schwartz

Why was I so blind that I couldn't see our love was changing underneath our very noses
Jessica Sharp

Baloney is the unvarnished lie laid on so thick you hate it. Blarney is flattery laid on so thin you love it.
Fulton John Sheen

When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover's apprehension.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The mission before us as ambassadors is to assure peace among, as it were, the diplomatic corps of fellow ambassadors. Thus we are to walk in lowliness (humility) and meekness, which foster longsuffering and enable us to forbear one another in love.
Stephen Shober

Trouble is part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.
Dinah Shore

Measure not God's love and favour by your own feeling. The sun shines as clearly in the darkest day as it does in the brightest. The difference is not in the sun, but in some clouds which hinder the manifestation of the light thereof.
Richard Sibbes

Some people never say the words 'I love you' It's not their style to be so bold. Some people never say those words 'I love you' But, like a child, they're longing to be told.
Paul Simon

What treaty have the Sioux made with the white man that we have broken Not one. What treaty have the white man ever made with us that they have kept Not one. When I was a boy the Sioux owned the world the sun rose and set on their land they sent ten thousand men to battle. Where are the warriors today Who slew them Where are our lands Who owns them....What law have I broken Is it wrong for me to love my own Is it wicked for me because my skin is red Because I am a Sioux because I was born where my father lived because I would die for my people and my country
Sitting Bull

All's fair in love and war.
F. E. Smedley

The family seems to have two predominant functions to provide warmth and love in time of need and to drive each other insane.
Donald G. Smith

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Alexander Smith

A great writer is, so to speak, a second government in his country. And for that reason no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

Comfort me with apples, for I am sick of love.
King Soloman

Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live Not where I love, but where I am, I die.
Robert Southey

It is only by striving for beauty and love In all our relationships, That we can hope to become Guardians of our individual and collective futures.
Roland Stahler

We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love.
Baronne Anne Louise Germaine Necker de Stal Stal

We cease loving ourselves if no one loves us.
Baronne Anne Louise Germaine Necker de Stal Stal

Civilization has been thrust upon me... and it has not added one whit to my love for truth, honesty, and generosity.
Luther Standing Bear

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.
Bessie A. Stanley

Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe--the open sesame to every soul.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

When an American says that he loves his country, he ... means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Some pray to marry the man they love, my prayer will somewhat vary I humbly pray to heaven above that I love the man I marry.
Rose Pastor Stokes

I love cats. I love their grace and their elegance. I love their independence and their arrogance, and the way they lie and look at you, summing you up, surely to your detriment, with that unnerving, unwinking, appraising stare.
Joyce Stranger

I love her and she loves me, and we hate each other with a wild hatred born of love.
August Strindberg

Oh, I have loved him too much to feel no hate for him.
August Strindberg

Love is something like the clouds that were in the sky, Before the sun came out. You cannot touch the clouds, you know but you feel the rain and know How glad the flowers and the thirsty earth are to have it after a hot day. You cannot touch love either, But you feel the sweetness that it pours into everything.
Annie Sullivan

Love can never give too much, But those of us who love Can give in too much.
Alfred Stuart, Jr.

...love from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer, recognize and protect and comfort each other.
Han Suyin

When the satisfaction or security of another person becomes as important to one as one's own, then a state of love exists.
Harry Stack Sullivan

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
Paul Sweeney

Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Swedenborg

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne-Sophie Swetchine

Love is friendship set on fire.
Jeremy Taylor

Life has loveliness to sell, All beautiful and splendid things, Blue waves whitened on a cliff, Soaring fire that sways and sings And children's faces looking up Holding wonder like a cup.
Sara Teasdale

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success....Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.
Nikola Tesla

No birth certificate is issued when friendship is born. There is nothing tangible. There is just a feeling that your life is different and that your capacity to love and care has miraculously been enlarged with out any effort on your part. It's like having a tiny apartment and somebody moves in with you. But instead of becoming cramped and crowded, the space expands, and you discover rooms you never knew you had until your friend moved in with you.
Steve Tesich

A cat does not want all the world to love her -- only those she has chosen to love.
Helen Thomson

Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his friends for his life.
Jeremy Thorpe

Love is what you've been through with somebody.
James Grover Thurber

But those rare souls whose spirit gets magically into the hearts of men, leave behind them something more real and warmly personal than bodily presence, an ineffable and eternal thing. It is everlasting life touching us as something more than a vague, recondite concept. The sound of a great name dies like an echo the splendor of fame fades into nothing but the grace of a fine spirit pervades the places through which it has passed, like the haunting loveliness of mignonette.
James Grover Thurber

And all people live, Not by reason of any care they have for themselves, But by the love for them that is in other people.
Leo Tolstoy

Everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Leo Tolstoy

It is a lovely thing to have a husband and wife developing together and having the feeling of falling in love again. That is what marriage really means helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life.
Paul Tournier

I'm in trouble because I'm normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don't like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself.
Mike Tyson

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Miguel de Unamuno

A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age he dies of being a man.
Miguel de Unamuno

As I sit I see a dove And think of our deep, dear true love Think not about our future lives Except perhaps our growing size Keep all your thoughts alive, aglow, All will be well, no fear, I know
Unknown

These two truths are the same in weight and importance. Accept and love WHO and WHERE you are now, and all good things shall find you there.
Unknown

If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.
Unknown

Love is friendship caught on fire.
Unknown

If you love someone, put their name in a circle because hearts can be broken, but circles never end.
Unknown

When the light has sharply faded And you have lost your way Let another's love guide you It can turn blackest night into day.
Unknown

Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.
Unknown

SMILE GOD LOVES YOU
Unknown

Where you find true friendship, You find true love.
Unknown

I've learned that true friendship continues to grow, Even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
Unknown

When the time comes for friends to part, love will be the bride, from heart to heart.
Unknown

Love is blind friendship closes its eyes.
Unknown

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace where there is hatred, let me sow love where there is injury, pardon where there is doubt, faith where there is despair, hope where there is darkness, light and where there is sadness, joy.
Unknown

A best friend it like a four leaf clover - Hard to find, and lucky to have.
Unknown

You can't make someone love you, and while you try, you lose the people who really care.
Unknown

Total self-esteem requires total and unconditional acceptance of yourself. You are a unique and worthy individual, regardless of your mistakes, defeats and failures, despite what others may think, say or feel about you or your behavior. If you truly accept and love yourself, you won't have a driving need for attention and approval. Self-esteem is a genuine love of self. Stop all adverse value judging of yourself. Stop accepting the adverse value judgments of others. Purge yourself of all condemnation, shame, blame, guilt & remorse.
Unknown

You're the one I love to love, hate to hate, love to hate and hate to love.
Unknown

Never frown, even when you're sad, because you never know when someone is falling in love with your smile.
Unknown

If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it dosent, then it was never meant to be.
Unknown

Whoever does not love his work cannot hope that it will please others.
Unknown

Stimulate the heart to love, and all other virtues will rise of their own accord.
W. T. Ussery

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Peter Ustinov

A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age he dies of being a man.
Percival Arland Ussher

Take my hand And lead me to salvation Take my love For love is everlasting And remember The truth that once was spoken To love another person Is to see the face of God.
Jean Valjean

In love, as in war, a fortress that parleys is half taken.
Margaret of Valois

Parents must get across the idea that I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior.
Amy Vanderbilt

One advantage of marriage, it seems to me, is that when you fall out of love with him, or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you maybe fall in love again.
Judith Viorst

Indifference is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches meaningless. Love and hate don't stand a chance against it.
Joan Vinge

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott

Purity,patience, and preserverance are the three essentials to success, and above all love.
Swami Vivekananda

Love truth but pardon error.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

Love truth, but pardon error.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

Philosopher A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

Change everything except your loves.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

Would you hurt a man keenest, strike at his self-love.
Lewis Lew Wallace

Have you even been in love Horrible, isn't it It makes you so vulnrable. It opens your chest and it opens your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up this whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They don't ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you, or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so a simple phrase like 'maybe we should just be friends' or 'how very perceptive' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.
Rose Walker

I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning.
Izaak Walton

It is possible to love your friends, your competitors, and even your enemies. It is hard, bitterly hard, but there is a long distance between hard and impossible.
Herbert Welch

In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce The cuckoo clock.
Orson Welles

For the night was not impartial. No, the night loved some more than others, served some more than others.
Eudora Welty

A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain.
Jessamyn West

It is the loving, not the loved, woman who feels loveable.
Jessamyn West

Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know they real truth about his or her love affairs.
Rebecca West

The AIDS epidemic has rolled back a big rotting log and revealed all the squirming life underneath it, since it involves, all at once, the main themes of our existence sex, death, power, money, love, hate, disease and panic. No American phenomenon has been so compelling since the Vietnam War.
Edmund White

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White

We always believe our first love is our last, and our last love our first.
George John Whyte-Melville

It ever has been since time began, And ever will be, till time lose breath, That love is a mood - no more - to a man, And love to a woman is life or death.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Love much. Earth has enough of bitter in it.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.
Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

To love one's self is the beginning of a life-long romance.
Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

Always love your enemies--nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved. Difference of object does not alter singleness of passion. It merely intensifies it. We can have but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.
Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

Because of Christ's resurrection--and His guarantee that He will resurrect all who believe in Him--we are the most fortunate, the most blest people on the planet Our faith is effective, we are not in our sins, our departed loved ones are with the Lord, and the labor we do for Him is not in vain.
Bob Wilkin

Love is not something you feel. It's something you do.
David Wilkerson

Never love anything that can't love you back.
Bruce Williams

Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you -- gently, with love, and hand your life back to you.
Tennessee Williams

The Russians love Brooke Shield because her eyebrows remind them of Leonid Brezhnev.
Robin Williams

Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
Marianne Williamson

To surpress minority thinking and minority expression would tend to freeze society and prevent progress...Now more than ever, we must keep in the forefront of our minds the fact that whenever we take away the liberties of those we hate, we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.
Wendell Willkie

If there is anything that keeps the mind open to angel visits, and repels the ministry of evil, it is pure human love.
N. P. Willis

The way you let your hand rest in mine, my bewitching Sweetheart, fills me with happiness. It is the perfection of confiding love. Everything you do, the little unconscious things in particular, charms me and increases my sense of nearness to you, identification with you, till my heart is full to overflowing.
Woodrow Wilson

Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
Woodrow Wilson

I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.
Oprah Winfrey

I believe that everyone is the keeper of a dream - and by tuning into one another's secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers.
Oprah Winfrey

The roses, the lovely notes, the dining and dancing are all welcome and splendid. But when the Godiva is gone, the gift of real love is having someone who'll go the distance with you. Someone who, when the wedding day limo breaks down, is willing to share a seat on the bus.
Oprah Winfrey

I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
Oprah Winfrey

A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.
Woodrow Wyatt

I do not like poems that resemble hay compressed into a geometrically perfect cube. I like it when the hay, unkempt, uncombed, with dry berries mixed in it, thrown together gaily and freely, bounces along atop some truck-and more, if there are some lovely and healthy lasses atop the hay-and better yet if the branches catch at the hay, and some of it tumbles to the road.
Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko

Was she so loved because her eyes were so beautiful, or were her eyes so beautiful because she was so loved
Anzia Yenerska

Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.
Mao Zedong

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Mao Zedong

Most of you have been where I am tonight. The crash site of unrequited love. You ask yourself, How did I get here What was it about Was it her smile Was it the way she crossed her legs, the turn of her ankle, the poignant vulnerability of her slender wrists What are these elusive and ephemeral things that ignite passion in the human heart That's an age-old question. It's perfect food for thought on a bright midsummer's night.
Sybil Adelman

I thought I loved him, but I really just needed him. There was so much death and when I was in bed with him, I wasn't thinking about death...Look, what I'm trying to say is that we can't know what's in another person's heart, we can't even know what's in our own. Life turns on a dime, and somehow we muddle through.
Sybil Adelman

True love brings up everything - you're allowing a mirror to be held up to you daily.
Jennifer Aniston

The wise man will love all others will desire.
Afranius

The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
Stephen Ambrose

Alas my love you do me wrong, To cast me of discurteously And I have loved you so long, Delighting in your company.
Anonymous

When love is gone, there's always justice. And when justice is gone, there's always force. And when force is gone, there's always Mom. Hi, Mom
Laurie Anderson

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same.
Pearl Buck

There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be.
Pearl Buck

A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
Pearl Buck

For the sword outwears its sheath, And the soul wears out the breast, And the heart must pause for breath, And love itself have rest.
Lord Byron

True friends are those who really know you but love you anyway.
Edna Buchanan

Every instance of heartbreak can teach us powerful lessons about creating the kind of love we really want.
Martha Beck

The really potent part of love is that it allows you to carry around beliefs about yourself that make you feel special, desirable, precious, innately good. Your lover couldn't have seen these qualities in you, even temporarily, if they weren't part of your essential being.
Martha Beck

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.
Amelia Burr

One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love, and to long life.
Alexander A. Bogomoletz

He that loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter.
Dr. Isaac Barrow

To be in love Is to touch with a lighter hand. In yourself you stretch, you are well.
Gwendolyn Brooks

Sometimes when you look back on a situation, you realize it wasn't all you thought it was. A beautiful girl walked into your life. You fell in love. Or did you Maybe it was only a childish infatuation, or maybe just a brief moment of vanity.
Henry Bromel

We all carry around so much pain in our hearts. Love and pain and beauty. They all seem to go together like one little tidy confusing package. It's a messy business, life. It's hard to figure--full of surprises. Some good. Some bad.
Henry Bromel

The world loves to be deceived.
Sebastian Brant

To resist the frigidity of old age one must combine the body, the mind and the heart - and to keep them in parallel vigor one must exercise, study and love.
Karl von Bonstetten

Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
Anton Chekhov

She is not fair to outward view As many maidens be Her loveliness I never knew Until she smiled on me Oh then I saw her eye was bright, A well of love, a spring of light.
Hartley Coleridge

Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let's love turbulence and use it for change.
Ramsay Clark

If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.
Cher

Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.
Cicero

A gift - be it a present, a kind word or a job done with care and love - explains itself... and if receivin' it embarrasses you, it's because your 'thanks box' is warped.
Alice Childress

I love my past. I love my present. I'm not ashamed of what I've had, and I'm not sad because I have it no longer.
Colette

Love is the big booming beat which covers up the noise of hate.
Margaret Cho

Try to love someone who you want to hate, because they are just like you, somewhere inside, in a way you may never expect, in a way that resounds so deeply within you that you cannot believe it.
Margaret Cho

I have learned to love that which is meant to harm me, so that I can stand in the way of those who are less strong. I can take the bullets for those who aren't able to.
Margaret Cho

If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach.
Margaret Cho

I love drugs, but I hate hangovers, and the hatred of the hangover wins by a landslide every time.
Margaret Cho

I was coming home from kindergarten--well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It's good for a kid to know how to make gloves.
Ellen DeGeneres

So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world.
Isodore Duncan

Sometimes love will pick you up by the short hairs...and jerk the heck out of you.
Denise Dobbs

God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
Jacques Deval

There is no reciprocity. Men love women, women love children, children love hamsters.
Alice Thomas Ellis

If theres one thing I know its God does love a good joke.
Hugh Elliott

Just because you love someone doesnt mean you have to be involved with them. Love is not a bandage to cover wounds.
Hugh Elliott

Love is the reason for it all.
Dorothy Fields

Discouragement is simply the despair of wounded self-love.
Francois de Fenelon

Gravity. It keeps you rooted to the ground. In space, there's not any gravity. You just kind of leave your feet and go floating around. Is that what being in love is like
John and Brand, Josh Falsey

Pleasure and love are the pinions of great deeds.
Charles Fox

I love those who yearn for the impossible.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If I love you, what business is it of yours
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

That is the true season of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love grants in a moment what toil can hardly achieve in an age.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whenever I hear people talking about 'liberal ideas,' I am always astounded that men should love to fool themselves with empty sounds. An idea should never be liberal it must be vigorous, positive, and without loose ends so that it may fulfill its divine mission and be productive. The proper place for liberality is in the realm of the emotions.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To be loved for what one is, is the greatest exception. The great majority love in others only what they lend him, their own selves, their version of him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everything a human being wants can be divided into four components love, adventure, power and fame.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is a courtesy of the heart it is allied to love. From it springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A life without love, without the presence of the beloved, is nothing but a mere magic-latern show. We draw out slide after slide, swiftly tiring of each, and pushing it back to make haste for the next.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.
Andre Gide

Love is not blind - it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
Rabbi Julius Gordon

Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies.
W. L. George

May your service of love a beautiful thing want nothing else, fear nothing else and let love be free to become what love truly is.
Hadewijch of Antwerp

When all is said and done, the weather and love are the two elements about which one can never be sure.
Alice Hoffman

The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom...
bell hooks

Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place.
Ice T

Maps encourage boldness. They're like cryptic love letters. They make anything seem possible.
Mark Jenkins

If I make a record I love, then somebody will like it. Maybe not everybody, but that won't matter.
Norah Jones

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
Carl Jung

Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
Carl Jung

Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
Corita Kent

Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.
Wally Lamb

He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage he won't encounter many rivals.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that
Tom Lehrer

My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
Groucho Marx

When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
Maurice Maeterlinck

To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don't want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.
Madonna

Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.
Michael Masser

The love of democracy is that of equality.
Charles de Montesquieu

It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us.
Norman Maclean

In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.
Andre Maurois

Is love supposed to last throughout all time, or is it like trains changing at random stops. If I loved her, how could I leave her If I felt that way then, how come I don't feel anything now
Jeff Melvoin

What is it about possessing things Why do we feel the need to own what we love, and why do we become jerks when we do We've all been there-- you want something, to possess it. By possessing something you lose it. You finally win the girl of your dreams, the first thing you do is change her. The little things she does with her hair, the way she wears her clothes or the way she chews her gum. Pretty soon what you like, what you changed, what you don't like, blends together like a watercolor in the rain.
Jeff Melvoin

We can only learn to love by loving.
Iris Murdoch

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
Iris Murdoch

If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor.
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas

Fall not in love, therefore it will stick to your face.
National Lampoon

Love cannot survive if you just give it scraps of yourself, scraps of your time, scraps of your thoughts.
Mary O'Hara

Love God and trust your feelings. Be loyal to them. Don't betray them.
Robert C. Pollock

Take hold lightly let go lightly. This is one of the great secrets of felicity in love.
Spanish Proverb

I love life...Yeah, I'm sad, but at the same time, I'm really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It's like...It makes me feel alive, you know. It makes me feel human. The only way I could feel this sad now is if I felt something really good before. So I have to take the bad with the good. So I guess what I'm feeling is like a beautiful sadness.
Trey and Matt Stone Parker

Love isn't a decision. It's a feeling. If we could decide who we loved, it would be much simplier, but much less magical.
Trey and Matt Stone Parker

Afflicted by love's madness all are blind.
Sextus Propertius

I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix.
Dan Quayle

There is no wisdom without love.
N. Sri Ram

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
Arthur Rubinstein

The pleasure of love is in loving.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There isnt much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you arent really living without it.
Real Live Preacher

I believe love is primarily a choice and only sometimes a feeling. If you want to feel love, choose to love and be patient.
Real Live Preacher

God, I dont have great faith, but I can be faithful. My belief in you may be seasonal, but my faithfulness will not. I will follow in the way of Christ. I will act as though my life and the lives of others matter. I will love. I have no greater gift to offer than my life. Take it.
Real Live Preacher

I dont think anyone can DO anything that would make him worthy of love. Love is a gift and cannot be earned. It can only be given.
Real Live Preacher

You can forget a lot of things, but you cannot forget a womans name and claim to love her.
Real Live Preacher

Love the ones you can. Touch the ones you can reach. Let the others go.
Real Live Preacher

You can't love anyone until you understand that you can't love everyone.
Real Live Preacher

Forgiveness does not always lead to a healed relationship. Some people are not capable of love, and it might be wise to let them go along with your anger. Wish them well, and let them go their way.
Real Live Preacher

Marriage. Why do we do it Everybody knows the stats. One in two marriages end up in broken dishes and a trip to Tijuana. Is it loneliness Partly. Is it teamwork Definitely. Things just kind of go easier when there's two of you. One of you can wait in line at the movie theater while the other guy parks the car. Get better seats that way. Better room rate when it's a double. Are you ready to file jointly...Above you is the sun and sky. Below you, the ground. Like the sun, your love should be constant, like the ground, solid.
Jed Seidel

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.
Morrie Schwartz

There are people whom one loves immediately and forever. Even to know they are alive in the world with one is quite enough.
Nancy Spain

'Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive.
John Sheffield

Let us hope that we are all preceded in this world by a love story.
Don Snyder

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
Karen Sunde

We hold in our hands, the most precious gift of all Freedom. The freedom to express our art. Our love. The freedom to be who we want to be. We are not going to give that freedom away and no one shall take it from us
Andrew Schneider

Men are confused. They're conflicted. They want a woman who's their intellectual equal, but they're afraid of women like that. They want a woman they can dominate, but then they hate her for being weak. It's an ambivalence that goes back to a man's relationship with his mother. Source of his life, center of his universe, object of both his fear and his love.
Andrew Schneider

Well, you're either lovers or you're wanting to be lovers or you're trying not to be lovers so you can be friends, but any way you look at it, sex is always looming in the picture like a shadow, like an undertow.
Andrew Schneider

Marriage is the union of disparate elements. Male and female. Yin and yang. Proton and electron. What are we talking about here Nothing less than the very tension that binds the universe. You see, when we look at marriage, people, we're are looking at creation itself. I am the sky, says the Hindu bridegroom to the bride. You are the earth. We are sky and earth united.... You are my husband. You are my wife. My feet shall run because of you. My feet shall dance because of you. My heart shall beat because of you. My eyes see because of you. My mind thinks because of you and I shall love because of you.
Andrew Schneider

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Charles M. Schulz

The first duty of love is to listen.
Paul Tillich

It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.
Anne Tyler

There is no mystery, at least not the kind you want. In real life there are no fogbound moors or clues on matchbooks or fifth columnists waiting to be unmasked. it would be nice if here were, because then there would be solutions to things in life, but it doesn't always work that way. Everyone likes a good detective story. I went through my Hammett phase in college. I think the attraction is, in life our mysteries aren't exciting. You know They're just intractable and depressing and enervating. Like, why do we always hurt the ones we love. Where does the money go ...in a detective story, at least the universe makes sense. It was him. He did it. The natural order is disturbed, but the beauty of it is that it's restored again.
Rogers Turrentine

What children take from us, they giveWe become people who feel more deeply, question more deeply, hurt more deeply, and love more deeply.
Sonia Taitz

Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Alan Watts