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Ahh, to be in love. Now available for those still searching, that feeling in many people's words. It's a hard thing to describe, love.

"The most intelligent thing we can do is love, not reason.
-- Barry Lopez

To say "Love hurts" would not be true;
not giving Love keeps hurting you.
And not accepting Love brings pain,
when you're without it once again.
-- Michael Star

The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be.
-- Dalai Lama

Making love is what you do
when you forget that you are you.
-- Michael Star

When you understand someone... truly understand someone... you can't help but love them. Therefore... anyone in your life... ANYONE... who you feel less than love for... you have misunderstood.
-- Mike Dooley

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

Love and stoplights can be cruel.
Sesame Street, U.S. children's television show

Nobody loves no one.
-- Chris Isaac

The heart speaks a language the mind can not even hear, let alone understand.
-- Anonymous

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

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.
-- Anonymous

The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much.
-- Anonymous

We always believe our first love is our last, and our last love our first.
-- Anonymous

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
-- Anonymous

Wind is to fire like distance is to love; it extinguishes the small and enflames the great.
-- Anonymous

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 Aurelius

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

All you need is love.
-- The Beatles, song title

And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make.
-- The Beatles, The last lyric of their last song
ARDOR, n. The quality that distinguishes love without knowledge.
-- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

LOVE, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder... It is sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the physician than to the patient.
-- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

NEIGHBOR, n. One whom we are commanded to love as ourselves, and who does all he knows how to make us disobedient.
-- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

Love matches are made by people who are content, for a month of honey, to condemn themselves to a life of vinegar.
-- Countess of Blessington

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
-- Charlie Brown, character in "Peanuts" comic strip, created by Charles Schultz

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 Magnificent Defeat

Better to have loved a short man than never to have loved a tall.
-- David Chambless

Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.
-- G. K. Chesterton

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
-- G. K. Chesterton

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 shown in your deeds, not in your words.
-- Fr. Jerome Cummings

Honor the ocean of love.
-- George de Benneville

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
-- François de La Rouchefoucauld

It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it.
-- François de La Rouchefoucauld

There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
-- François de La Rouchefoucauld

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

We cease loving ourselves if no one loves us.
-- Mme de Staël

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

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

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

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

Immature love says: "I love you because I need you." Mature love says: "I need you because I love you."
-- Erich Fromm

Where there is love there is life.
-- Gandhi

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.
-- Khalil Gibran

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

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

Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.
-- Matt Groening, Love is Hell

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, Love is Hell

People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.
-- John Harrigan

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

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

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

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

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

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

The closer I'm bound in love to you, the closer I am to free.
-- Indigo Girls, song lyric

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

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
-- Samuel Johnson

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.

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
-- 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.

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
-- Lao Tzu

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

Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that.
-- Michael Leunig

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

To love another person is to see the face of God.
-- Lyric from Les Miserables

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 what happens to men and women who don't know each other.
-- W. Somerset Maugham

Love is an emotion that is based on an opinion of women that is impossible for those who have had any experience with them.
-- H. L. Mencken

Love is the delusion that one man or woman differs from another.
-- H. L. Mencken

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

Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
-- Dr. Karl Menninger

Age does not protect you from love but love to some extent protects you from age.
-- Jeanne Moreau

The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.
-- Mother Teresa

We can do no great things; only small things with great love.
-- Mother Teresa

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 is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.
-- George Jean Nathan

True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, First Part: On Reading and Writing

To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
-- Petrarch

Love is an attempt to change a piece of the dream-world into reality.
-- Theodor Reik

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

Love is like the measles. The older you get it, the worse the attack.
-- Mary Roberts Rhinehart

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

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

The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
-- 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, Reason in Religion

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

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
-- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act i. Sc. 1.

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
-- George Bernard Shaw

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

Soul meets soul on lovers lips.
-- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Trouble is a part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person that loves you enough chance to love you enough.
-- Dinah Shore

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.
-- Sophocles

Love is stronger than justice.
-- Sting

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
-- Karen Sunde

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

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

"We can do not great things - only small things with great love." -Mother Theresa

"The first duty of love is to listen." -Paul Tillich

"If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?" -Lily Tomlin

"Infatuation is when you think that he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Conners, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger, and nothing like Robert Redford--but you'll take him anyway." -Judith Viorst

"Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket, or a holding pattern over Philadelphia." -Judith Viorst

"Love is the same as like except you feel sexier." -Judith Viorst

"Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge." -John Wesley

"Who, being loved, is poor?" -Oscar Wilde

"Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle. "-Marianne Williamson

"Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us." -Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

"You can't buy love, but you can pay heavily for it." -Henny Youngman 

"Never pretend to a love you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command." -Alan Watts

"To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others." -Anne-Sophie Swetchine

"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

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

"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

"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed." -Carl Jung

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

"What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences other than we do...?" -Friedrich Nietzsche

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

"Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place." -Ice T

"We can only learn to love by loving." -Iris Murdock

"Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real." -Iris Murdock

"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 just a childish infatuation, or maybe just a brief moment of vanity." -Henry Bromel

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the heart." -William Shakespeare

"The best portion of a good man is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love." -William Wordsworth

"Love knows no winter; no, no! It is and remains the sign of spring." -Ludwig Tieck

"Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away." -Elbert Hubbard

"Respect is love in plain clothes." -Frankie Byrne

"Love is the emotion that catches you unaware and causes you to laugh when you're discouraged and cry when you want to be tough." -Unknown

"Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it." -Harry Emerson Fosdick

"We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reasons of their defects as well as their qualities." -Jacques Maritain

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

"A love song is just a caress set to music." -Sigmund Romburg

"It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death." -Thomas Merton

"Love is no simple feeling; it is truth, even the greatest truth of our lives." -Unknown

"While faith makes all things possible, it is love that makes all things easy." -Evan H. Hopkins

"A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady." -Thomas Moore

"There is no love which does not become help." -Paul Tillich

"Love can hope where reason will dispair." -George, Baron Lyttle

"As selfishness and complaint crowd the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision." -Helen Keller

"Familiar acts are beautiful through love." -Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Love is born of faith, lives on hope, and dies of charity." -Gian Carlo Menotti

"One makes mistakes: that is life. But it is never quite a mistake to have loved." -Romain Roland

"Whoso loves believes the impossible." -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Love is a powerful noun but an even stronger verb." -Unknown

"Love dies only when growth stops." -Pearl S. Buck

”Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays in the palm; clutch it, and it darts away.” –Dorothy Parker

”Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.” –George Bernard Shaw

”When silence speaks for love she has much to say.” –Richard Garnett

”Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.” –Louis Kaufman Anspacher

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

”Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.” –Euripides

”Could we but think with the intensity we love with, we might do great things.” –P. J. Bailey

”The best and most beautiful thing in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” –Helen Keller

”Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire which angels shared.” –George, Lord Byron

”To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” –David Viscott

”Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.” –James Thurber

”It is the nature of love to work in a thousand different ways.” –Saint Teresa

”Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.” –Eustace Budgell

”It is sad not to be loved, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.” –Miguel de Unamuno

”To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.” –Henry Drummond

”Love is love’s own reward.” –John Dryden

”Yesterday’s hurt is today’s understanding woven into tomorrow’s love.” –Unknown

”A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” –Thomas Carlyle

”Love is not a mere emotion or sentiment. It is the lucid and ardent responses of the whole person to a value that is revealed to him as perfect.” –Thomas Merton

”To be loved, be lovable.” –Ovid

”Because they have been in love they have survived everything that life could throw at them, even their own failures.” –Peter Ustinov

”Adam could not be happy in Paradise without Eve.” –Lord John Lubbock Avery

”Love is more just than justice.” –Henry Ward Beecher

”There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.” –George Sand

”A pennyweight o’ love is worth a pound o’ law.” –Scottish proverb

”Can there be a love which does not make demand on it’s object?” –Confucius

”It has been said that we cannot really love anybody at whom we never laugh.” –Afnes Repplier

”There is no heaven like mutual love.” –George Granville

”It takes two flints to make a fire.” –Louisa May Alcott

”Love must be learned and learned again; there is no end to it.” –Katherine Anne Porter

”The understanding smile of an old wife to her husband is one of the loveliest things in the world.” –Booth Tarkington

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

”There is nothing ridiculous in love.” –Ella Wheeler Wilcox

”If you love a person, you love him in his stark reality, and refuse to shut your eyes to his defects and errors.” –John MacMurray

”When the evening of this life comes, we shall be judged on love.” –St. John of the Cross

”When one is in love, a cliff becomes a meadow.” –Ethiopian proverb

”Love can be seen clearly from a distance.” –Unknown

”Never look for a worm in the apple of your eye.” –Langston Hughes

”There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved.” –Charles Morgan

”Love starts when another person’s needs become more important than your own.” –Unknown

”It’s not love’s going hurts my days, But that it went in little ways.” –Edna St. Vincent Millay

”Love should be a tree whose roots are deep in the earth, but whose branches extend into heaven.” –Bertrand Russell

”Love is the triumph of the imagination over intelligence.” –H. I. Mencken

”The love we give and the love we receive give shape and texture to our lives.” –Unknown

”There is a wealth of unexpressed love in the world.” –Arthur Hopkins

”When you’re in love you feel that you have found the other half of yourself, the half you have needed in order to become complete.” –Unknown

”One pardons to the degree that one loves.” –Francois de La Rouchefoucauld

”The first duty of love is to listen.” –Unknown

”Love is not a matter of counting the years-it’s making the years count.” –Jack Smith

”There is no soul that does not respond to love, for the soul of man is a guest that has gone hungry these centuries back.” –Maurice Maeterlinck

”It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know it has begun.” –H. W. Longfellow

”One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love, and to long life.” –Alexander A. Bogomoletz

”If Jack’s in love, he’s no judge of Jill’s beauty.” –Benjamin Franklin

”Is there a spirit wounded so deeply that love cannot heal it?” –Unknown

”Love is the symbol of eternity.” –Madame de Stael

”Were it not for love, Poor life would be a ship not worth launching.” –Edwin Arlington Robinson

”So long as we love, we serve. So long as we are loved by others, we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

”Wherever you are it is your own friends who make your world.” –William James

”You don’t love a man for what he says, but love what he says because you love him.” –Andre Maurois

”The moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.” –Henry Drummond

”Happiness and Beauty are love’s children.” –Rita Hayden

”Grumbling is the death of love.” –Marlene Dietrich

”Above our life we love a steadfast friend.” –Christopher Marlowe

”When you love someone, all your saved up wishes come out.” –Elizabeth Bowen

”Love is a motivational energy.” –Unknown

”Love does not cause suffering what causes it is the sense of our ownership, which is love’s opposite.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupery

”A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.” –Stendahi

”Never the time and the place and the loved one all together!” –Robert Browning

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

”All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.” –Leo Tolstoy

”Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.” –Voltaire

”Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to love.” –Virgil

”Take away love and our earth is a tomb.” –Robert Browning

”There is only one sort of love, but there are a thousand copies.” –Francois de La Rouchefoucauld

”Try to reason about love and you will lose your reason.” –French proverb

”Whoever loves true life, will love true love.” –Elizabeth Barrett Browning

”I know of no better definition of love than the one given by Proust-“Love is space and time measured by the heart.”” –Gian Carlo Menotti

”We are all born for love; it is the principal of our existence and its only end.” –Benjamin Disraeli

”Friendship is love with understanding.” –Unknown

”Let those love now who never loved before; Let those who always loved, now love the more.” –Thomas Parnell

”Your love shines in my heart as sun that shines upon the earth.” –Eleanor Di Guillo

”Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves.” –Pierre Teilhard du Chardin

”Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.” –Leigh Hunt

”Love in its essence is spiritual fire.” –Emmanuel Swedenborg

”For life, with all its yields of joy and woe Is just a chance o’ the prize of learning love.” –Robert Browning

”Love is a little world; people make it big.” –Unknown

”Love is the medicine for most of mankind’s ills.” –William Menninger

”Love begets love. This torment is my joy.” –Theodore Roethke

”Life is the love that reaches out, building bridges across gulfs of uncertainty to touch hands, hearts, and souls in the experience of union.” –Peter Seymour

”Affection should not be too sharp eyed, and love is not made by magnifying glasses.” –Sir Thomas Browne

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

”Love makes those young whom age doth chill, And whom he finds young, keeps still.” –William Cartwright

”Gravity cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.” –Albert Einstein

”Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.” –William Shakespeare

”The truly important things in life-love, beauty and one’s uniqueness-tend to be overlooked.” –Pablo Cassis

”Love doesn’t make the world go ‘round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” –F. P. Jones

”Love is being stupid together.” –Paul Valery

”To love and win is the best thing; to love and lose the next best.” –William Thackeray

”Love doesn’t save us from loneliness or hard times, but it does guide us through them.” –Unknown

”Love cannot be commanded.” –Latin proverb

”Love is the child of freedom, never that of domination.” –Erich Fromm

”Love is a mutual self-giving that ends in self-recovery.” –Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

”Love makes all hard hearts gentle.” –George Herbert

”Many people when they all in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised when they are not praiseworthy.” –Bertrand Russell

”Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” –Robert Frost

”Love keeps the cold out better than a cloak.” –H. G. Longfellow

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

”If you are never in pain because of love, you are never in love.” –Unknown

”O love-why can’t you leave me alone? Which is a rhetorical question meaning: for heaven’s sake, don’t.” –Thomas Merton

”If you make mistakes, if you act like a human being- I will love you no matter.” –Leo Buscglia

”Love is not really blind- the bandage is never so tight but that it can peep.” –Elbert Hubbard

”What love creates lasts forever.” –Unknown

”Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” –Pablo Picasso

”Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary?” –James Matthew Barrie

”Give the kind of love you dream of receiving.” –Unknown

”One friendship in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible.” –Henry Adams

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

”Many lonely, unloved people assume finding the right person is what they need in order to love. Love is up to you, not them.” –Bob Hoffman

”Of all of men’s inborn dispositions there is none more heroic than love. Love will fight no-love every inch of the way.” –Laurens van der Post

”Love is not for the levity, but for the total worth of man.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

”Success in marriage is much more than finding the right person; it is a matter of being the right person.” –B. R. Brickner

”The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes

”Love cures people- both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.” –Karl Menninger

”To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.” –Alphonse de Lamartine

”The happiest marriages take place gradually, and go on deepening all through the life together.” –W. C. Gannett

”The emotion of love is not self-sustaining; it endures only when the lovers love many things together, and not merely each other.” –Walter Lippman

”What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?” –Anais Nin

”For there is only misfortune in not being loved; there is misery in not loving.” –Albert Camus

”To love I must have something I can put my arms around.” –Henry Ward Beecher

”The door to the human heart can be opened only from the inside.” –Unknown

”Love is letting go of fear.” –Gerald G. Jampolsky

”Some say we are responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us.” –Nikki Giovanni

”Love is always open arms.” –Leo Buscaglia

”As soon as you cannot keep anything from a woman, you love her.” –Paul Geraldy

”Love is not measured by how many times you touch each other, but by how many times you reach each other.” –Unknown

”Peace of mind is another way of saying that you’ve learned how to love, that you have come to appreciate the importance of giving love in order to be worthy of receiving it.” –Hubert Humphrey

”The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed; there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennuis, vanish.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

”Love, in fact, is the spiritual life; and without it, all other exercises of the spirit are emptied of content.” –Thomas Merton

”In love one had need of being believed, in friendship of being understood.” –Abel Bonnard

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

”True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.” –Francois de La Rouchefoucauld

”Love is the strange bewilderment that overtakes one person on account of another person.” –James Thurber

”Blessed is the influences of one true, loving human soul on another.” –George Eliot

”Love, and a cough, cannot be hid.” –George Herbert

”Happy times and bygone days are never lost. In truth, they grow more wonderful within the heart that keeps them.” –Kay Andrew

”Riches take wings, comforts vanish, hope withers away, but love stays with us.” –Lew Wallace

”All we can do is to make the best of our friends, love and cherish what is good in them, and keep out of the way what is bad.” –Thomas Jefferson

”Love can bring the greatest joy to the most unpleasant tasks.” –Unknown

”Love demands that I learn how to focus my attention on the needs of those I love.” –John Powell

”A friend’s only gift is himself.” –George Santayana

”A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short.” –Unknown

”What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.” –Henry Ward Beecher

”Love consists in desiring to give what is our own to another and feeling his delight as our own.” –Emmanuel Swedenborg

”All love is sweet Given or returned And its familiar voice wearies not ever.” –Edmund Spenser

”When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” –John Ruskin

”For those who love, time is eternity.” –Henry Van Dyke

”I wasn’t kissing her, I was whispering in her mouth.” –Chico Marx

”Love never asks how much must I do, but how much can I do.” –Frederick A. Agar

”There is no hope for joy except in human relationships.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupery

”Love must have wings to fly away from love, and to fly back again.” –Edwin Arlington Robinson

”To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.” –Madam Swetchine

”Love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly that you feel you could die of it.” –Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

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

”Every house where love abides and friendship is a guest, is surely home; and home, sweet home, for there the heart can rest.” –Henry Van Dyke

”It’s love that makes another’s face forever dear.” –Unknown

”All enduring love must be based on forgiveness.” –Unknown

”In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love you want the other person.” –Margaret Anderson

”Loving means sharing joy with people.” –Leo Buscaglia

”We can only learn to love by giving.” –Iris Murdock

”Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!” –Hamilton Wright Mabie

”Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.” –Remy de Gourmant

”To live without loving is not really to live.” –Moliere

”Those who are the hardest for me to love are probably those who need my love the most.” –William Cartwright

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

”Earth’s the right place for love: I don’t know where it’s likely to get better.” –Robert Frost

”You gave me the greatest gift, the growth of love. It started as a little seed and has grown into a flowering tree.” –Carolyn A. Kleintank

”Love has the patience to endure the fault it sees but cannot cure.” –Edgar A. Guest

”All for love, and nothing for reward.” –Edmund Spenser

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

”We receive love roughly in proportion to our capacity to love.” –Rolio May

”We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.” –St. Bernard of Clairvaux

”Love is not only honoring the differences between us, but building on them to learn more about ourselves.” –Unknown

”Of all earthly music that which reaches farthest into heaven is the beating of a truly loving heart.” –Henry Ward Beecher

”No matter what life brings you, You’ll have the strength to bear it, As long as you have love to give, And someone who can share it.” –Mary Louise Cheatham

”The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.” –Philip James Bailey

”Let your love be like the misty rain, coming softly, but flooding the river.” –Madagascan proverb

”We are all born of love…It is the principle of existence and its only end.” –Benjamin Disraeli

”Know my love, that I should like to call you a thief, because you have stolen my heart.” –Margaret of Nassau

”love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love.” –Kahlil Gibran

”Marriage is something you have to give your whole mind to.” –Henrik Ibsen

”Come live in my heart and pay no rent.” –Samuel Lover

”Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.” –Percy Bysshe Shelley

”Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.” –Theresa of Avila

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

”Love is the art of hearts, and heart or arts.” –Philip James Bailey

”If thou must love me, let it be for naught. Except for love’s sake only.” –Elizabeth Barrett Browning

”Now I know what love is.” –Virgil

”When love beckons you, follow him, though his ways are hard and steep.” –Kahlil Gibran

”Love, like Edg’d tools, should never be played with.” –Mary Davys

”Love…generally hurries us on without consideration.” –Mary Hearne

”The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” –Carl Gustav Jung

”There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.” –Martin Luther

”Love is…born with the pleasure of looking at each other, it is fed with the necessity of seeing each other, it is concluded with the impossibility of separation!” –Jose Marti

”Love cannot endure indifference. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another’s heart, or its flame burns low.” –Henry Ward Beecher

”If I truly love one person I love all persons, I love the world, I love life. If I say to somebody else, “I love you,” I must be able to say, “I love in you everybody, I love through you the world, I love in you also myself.”” –Erich Fromm

”One does not fall into love; one grows into love, and love grows in him.” –Karl Menninger

”Love turns one person into two; and two into one.” –Isaac Abravanel

”It is difficult to lay aside a confirmed passion.” –Catullus

”The heart has its reasons which reason does not understand.” –Blaise Pascal

”Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” –Emily Bronte

”In short I will part with anything for you but you.” –Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

”Intense love is often akin to intense suffering.” –Francis Ellen Watkins Harper

”We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” –Mother Teresa

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

”Love stretches your heart and makes you big inside.” –Margaret Walker

”Love will not always linger longest with those who hold it in too clenched a fist.” –Alice Duer Miller

”Till it has loved, no man or woman can become itself.” –Emily Dickinson

”It is better to remember our love as it was in the springtime.” –Bess Streeter Aldrich

”If you are not too long, I will wait for you all my life.” –Oscar Wilde

”Love brings to life whatever is dead around us.” –Franz Rosenzweig

”Our affections are our life. We live by them; they supply our warmth.” –William Ellery Channing

”I love you because I love you, because it would be impossible not to love you. I love you without question, without calculation, without reason good or bad, faithfully, with all my heart and soul, and every faculty.” –Juliette Drout

”Two persons love in one another the future good which they aid one another to unfold.” –Margaret Fuller

”But the love of offspring…tender and beautiful as it is, can not as sentiment rank with conjugal love.” –Elizabeth Cady Stanton

”Love has a tide!” –Helen Fiske Hunt Jackson

”Love is a great beautifier.” –Louisa May Alcott

”My chief occupation, despite appearances, has always been love.” –Albert Camus

”Love understands love; it needs no talk.” –Francis Ridley Havergal

”Love is the pass-key to the heart.” –Madame Necker

”There are only two things that are absolute realities, love and knowledge, and you can’t escape them.” –Ella Wheeler Wilcox

”Love is like the measles: we all have to go through it.” –Jerome K. Jerome

”The most vital right is the right to love and be loved.” –Emma Goldman

”If a man is worth loving at all, he is worth loving generously, even recklessly.” –Marie Dressler

”And love is worth what it cost you, nothing more.” –Marjorie Allen Seiffert

”There is a sacred, secret line in loving which attraction and even passion cannot cross.” –Anna Akmatova

”It is only when we love a person that we know him.” –Unknown

”The first duty of love is to listen.” –Paul Tillich

”O, tell her, brief is life but love is long.” –Alfred, Lord Tennyson

”Love those who love you.” –Voltaire

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

”What’s mine is yours, and what is yours is mine.” –William Shakespeare

”When a match has equal partners, then I fear not.” –Aeschylus

”Let there be spaces in your togetherness.” –Kahlil Gibran

”Can love be controll’d by advice?” –John Gay

”I saw and loved.” –Edward Gibbon

”Love is the only gold.” –Alfred, Lord Tennyson

”Marriage the happiest bond of love might be, If hands were only joined when hearts agree.” –George Granville, Baron Lansdowne

”Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” –Margaret Wolfe Hungerford

”We love the things we love for what they are.” –Robert Frost

”She whom I love is hard to catch and conquer, Hard, but O the glory of the winning were she won!”- George Meredith

”Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” –If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than it was because he was he and I was I.” –Michel Eyquem Montaigne

”Love is enough: though the world be a-waning, And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining.” –William Morris

”Heart speaks to heart.” –John Henry, Cardinal Newman

”When you loved me I gave you the whole sun and stars to play with. I gave you eternity in a single moment, strength of the mountains in one clasp of your arms, and the volume of all the seas in one impulse of your soul.” –George Bernard Shaw

”I loved him for himself alone.” –Richard Brimsley Sheridan

”To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind.” –Theophile Gautier

”And yet, a single night of universal love could save everything.” –Roland Giguere

”The great secret of successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.” –Harold Nicholson

”Love knoweth no laws.” –John Lyly

”Delicacy is to love what grace is to beauty.” –Madame de Maintenon

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

”When you have loved as she had loved, you grow old beautifully.” –W. Somerset Maugham

”[Love is] the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the gods.” –Plato”

”They do not love that do not show their love.” –William Shakespeare

”The heart that loves is always young.” –Anonymous

”Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.” –Pierre-Augustin de Beaumarchais

”Who can give law to lovers? Love is a greater law to itself.” –Boethius

”Great loves too must be endured.” –Coco Chanel

”Love is swift, sincere, pious, pleasant, generous, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, manly, and never seeking her own; for wheresoever a man seeketh his own, there he falleth from love.” –Thomas a Kempis

”It is only by loving a thing that you can make it yours.” –George MacDonald

”Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one.” –Maria kovell

”Love is a product of habit.” –Lucretius De Rerum Natura

”A mighty pain to love it is, and ‘tis a pain to miss; but of all the pains, the greatest pain is to love, but love in vain.” –Abraham Crowley

”You don’t marry someone you can live with- you marry the person who you cannot live without.” –Unknown

”Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.” –Alexander Smith

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

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

”Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.” –Unknown

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

”Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another’s personhood.” –Karen Casey

”The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love.” –Terence

”We love being in love.” –William Makepiece Thackeray

”Each draws to his best-loved.” –Virgil

”O 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

”There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder.” –Charles Morgan

”Before you love, Learn to run through snow, Leaving no footprints.” –Turkish proverb

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

”Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

”So often when we say “I love you” we say it with a huge “I” and a small “you.”” –Unknown

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

”Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other.” –Joshua Loth Liebman

”For, you see, each day I love you more, Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” –Rosemonde Gerard

”There is only one situation I can think of in which men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do. [It is] when they are in love and reading a love letter.” –Mortimer Adler

”Be of love (a little) more careful than of anything.” –E. E. Cummings

”But as a philosopher said, one day after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, after all the scientific and technological achievements, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.” –R. Sargent Shriver

”Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresisitible.” W. Stanley Mooneyham

”There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.” –Thornton Wilder

”Beware of all the paradoxical in love. It is simplicity which saves, it is simplicity which brings happiness…Love should be love.” –Charles Baudelaire

”Romance cannot be put into quantity production-the moment love becomes casual, it becomes commonplace.” –Frederick Lewis Allen

”To love is to choose.” –Joseph Roux

”It is the special quality of love not to be able to remain stationary, to be obliged to increase under pain of diminishing.” –Andre Gide

”Love is friendship set on fire.” –Jeremy Taylor

”Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” –Zelda Fitzgerald

”We walk among worlds unrealized until we have learned the secret of love.” –Hugh Black

”We always believe our first love is our last, and our last love our first.” –Gerge Whyte-Melville

”Take hold lightly; let go lightly. This is the one of the great secrets of felicity in love.” –Spanish proverb

”Two shall be born a whole wide world apart And one day out of darkness they shall stand And read life’s meaning in each other’s eyes.” –Unknown

”Never pretend to love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.” –Alan Watts

”Love is admiring with the heart. And admiring is loving with the mind.” –Madame de Stael

”[Love is] the river of life in this world.” –Henry Ward Beecher

”Gold does not satisfy love; it must be paid in its own coin.” –Dorothy DeLuzy

”Him that I love, I wish to be free-even from me.” –Anne Morrow Lindbergh

”Love and hope are twins.” –Maria Brooks

”The mind may be exhausted, but the language of the heart is inexhaustible.” –Madame de Stael

”Love is emotion in motion. We can only learn to love by loving.” –Iris Murdock

”To love is to make of one’s heart a swinging door.” –Howard Thurman

”Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.” –Anatole France

”Love is the only game where two can play and both win.” –Erma Freesman

”True love impairs nothing, and deprives no one.” –March Cost

”A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.” –Andre Maurois

”Love must be as much a light as a flame.” –Henry David Thoreau

”The burden becomes light that is shared by love.” –Ovid

”Love without reverence and enthusiasm is only friendship.” –George Sand

”How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach…” –Elizabeth Barrett Browning

”Man, while he loves, is never quite depraved.” –Charles Lamb

”When we love, it is the heart that judges.” –Joseph Joubert

”When you love someone, you love him as he is.” –Charles Peguy

”We like someone because; we love someone although.” –Henri de Montherlant

”However old a conjugal union, it still garners some sweetness. Winter has some cloudless days, and under the snow a few flowers still bloom.” –Madame de Stael

”Love is like a baby, it needs to be treated gently.” –Congolese proverb

”Love is not only letting go, but also letting grow.” –Unknown

”A friend loves at all times.” –Proverbs 17:17

”A heart filled with love has something to give.” –Unknown

”The grand essentials in life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” –Joseph Addison

”The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” –G. K. Chesterton

”So much of what we know of love we learn at home.” -Unknown

”If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” –Mother Teresa