"Love is, above all, the gift of oneself."
"Love ever gives- forgives- outlives
and ever stands with open hands.
And while it lives, it gives.
For this is love's prerogative -
to give and give and give."
"Giving is the soul of love."
"I'll tell you what real love is.
It is blind devotion, unquestioning
self-humiliation, utter submission,
trust and belief against yourself
and against the whole world,
giving up your whole heart and soul
to the smiter- as I did!"
"There is abundant testimony that
if we choose love rather than self,
we gain immeasurably."
"Tears are the thank you notes
of the soul... Love is the gift."
"To shed joy around, to radiate happiness,
to cast light upon dark days,
to be the golden thread of our destiny,
and the very spirit of grace and harmony,
is not this to render a service?''
"Love is priceless,
therefore it must be free."
"It is better to have loved and lost,
Than never to have loved at all."
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson
"Peace will come when the Love of Power
is replaced with the Power of Love."
"Young love is a flame; very pretty,
often very hot and fierce, but still
only light and flickering.
The love of the older and disciplined heart
is as coals, deep burning, unquenchable."
-Henry Ward Beecher
"Anyone can be passionate,
but it takes real lovers to be silly."
"Love does not change its mind,
only infatuation does that."
"He who has been smitten
by the arrows of love
never again fears any other wound."
"I have found the paradox
that if I love until it hurts,
then there is no more hurt,
only more love."
"Love cures people.
Both the ones who give it
and the ones who receive it."
The world today is hungry
not only for bread,
but hungry for love;
hungry to be wanted,
hungry to be loved..."
"The heart has its reasons
which reason does not understand."
"Reason and love are sworn enemies."
"Love makes you beautiful."
"Love sought is good,
but given unsought is better."
"The cure for all blunders,
the cure for blindness,
the cure for crime is. . . Love."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"One word frees us
of all the weight and pain of life:
that word is love."
The heart survives on hope."
Trouble is a 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."
"When in love, sometimes it's worse
to win a fight than to lose."
"To achieve the ultimate love
takes the ultimate sacrifice.
I'd rather love without life,
than live without love."
"Some say love makes you
weak from vulnerability,
I say love makes you strong,
from surviving the fires of passion."
"Love can soothe what love can burn."
The supreme happiness in life,
is the conviction that we are loved."
"Love finds love,
love seeks love
and love sees you,
not the other way around."
"Not all heroes walk
in the glamour of the lights,
Not all angels have wings,
Love is the power
that will open your eyes,
Love is the sight
that lets you see these things."
-"Sir Pavio Writesalot"
"To love another person
is to see the face of God."
from Les Miserables
"Know love, know happiness.
No love, no happiness."
"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."
"Three words... Two people... One soul."
"We two form a multitude."
"If there is heaven on earth,
it is this... it is this... it is this!"
-Shah Jahan (builder of the Taj Mahal,
for his beloved wife, Mumtaz-i-Mahal)
"...his heart was going like mad
and yes I said yes I will yes!"
"Love is blinding.
That is why lovers like to touch."
"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 woman unsatisfied must have luxuries.
But a woman who loves a man
would sleep on a board."
-D. H. Lawrence
"Never value something
more than you value love,
else when you gain the former,
you find it worthless without the latter."
"Never marry for money.
Ye'll borrow it cheaper."
"Who, being loved, is poor?"
"Where love is, there is no lack."
"If love was lost in the living;
then life was gained in the loving."
"If a man is not willing to do anything
for the woman he loves,
he does not deserve to keep her."
"When a young man complains
that a young woman has
it is a pretty sure sign that she has his."
"There are two things
a man can never hide:
that he is drunk
and that he is in love."
"Whoso loves believes the impossible..."
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"Where love reigns
the impossible may be attained."
"Love, to the outside observer,
is often mistaken for lunacy."
"I only wish to be the fountain of love
from which you drink,
every drop promising eternal passion."
"At the touch of love,
everyone becomes a poet."
"You may forget the friends
you laughed with,
but you will never forget
the friends you cried with."
"Only love can be divided endlessly
and still not diminish."
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"To be able to say how much love,
is love but little."
"Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails, sometimes it hurts."
-Victor M. Garcia Jr.
"Love is like pi - natural, irrational,
and very important."
"Gravity can not be held responsible
for people falling in love."
"The meeting of two personalities is like
the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is a reaction, both are transformed."
-C. G. Jung
"I love you, with my heart and yours,
because they are the same."
"You know that it's love
when you can't fall asleep
because reality is better than your dreams."
"Love makes its presence known
from the inside out."
"When you hug so tight
you can barely breathe,
it's merely your hearts trying to touch."
"Love is not blind,
it is seeing things more clearly than before."
"Love does not say no,
when it has the power to say yes."
"Love is when you take away the feeling,
the passion, and the romance
in a relationship, and find out
you still care for the person."
"People who are sensible about love
are incapable of it."
"Of all the languages in the world,
love is my favorite."
"People need loving the most
when they deserve it the least."
"Faults are thick when love is thin."
"If you judge someone,
you have no time to love them."
"Love is stronger than justice."
"There is no disguise which can for long
conceal love where it exists or
simulate it where it does not."
"Love surfeits not, lust like a glutton dies.
Love is all truth, lust full of forged lies."
"Love is not just an emotion,
it is our very existence."
"Love not because of, but in spite of."
"Any fool can love somebody who's perfect,
somebody who does everything right.
But that doesn't stretch your soul.
Your soul only gets stretched
when you can still love somebody
after they've hurt you."
"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
and (c) doing that makes it that.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover
instead of creating the perfect love."
"Do you want me to tell you
something really subversive?
Love is really all 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 problem is, if you don't risk everything,
you risk even more."
"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.
"Love is the light that dissolves all walls
between souls, families and nations."
"Love is the light to make the world beautiful."
"Where there is love there is life."
"Love lights more fire than hate extinguishes."
"Soft words hold more power
than strong hands."
"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
"People won't remember what you did.
People won't remember what you said.
But, people will remember how
you made them feel."
"If my only love was to spend eternity in hell
and I in heaven, I would gladly give thee
one day in heaven for eternity in hell."
"Love is great when you find
someone to give it to."
"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."
"We are never so helplessly unhappy
as when we lose love."
"Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter
quite like unrequited love."
"Love is like pizza,
when it's good, it's really good.
When it's bad, It's still pretty good."
"Pains of love be sweeter far
than all the other pleasures are."
"Absence is to love what wind is to fire;
It extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great."
"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence,
nor imagination, nor both together
go to the making of a genius.
Love, love, love, that is the soul of a genius."
-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
"The lover knows much more
about absolute good and universal beauty
than any logician or theologian,
unless the latter too, be lovers in disguise."
"He who is in love is wise
and is becoming wiser,
sees newly everytime he looks
at the object beloved,
drawing from it with his eyes and his mind
those virtues which it possesses."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Beware you be not swallowed up in books!
An ounce of love is worth
a pound of knowledge."
"Loving, knowing that you are going to get hurt,
is like living knowing that you are going to
But, not loving so you don't get hurt,
is like killing yourself before you die."
"Love can be scary,
but love can not be based on fear."
"There are only two real choices to be made.
You can choose between love and fear."
"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."
"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."
"In a full heart
there is room for everything
and in an empty heart
there is room for nothing."
"He that falls in love with himself
will have no rivals."
"To love and win is the best thing.
To love and lose, the next best."
-William M. Thackeray
"Lovers may break our hearts,
but only love can truly heal it."
"There is no remedy for love but to love more."
"To continue loving someone
when there is no promise of that love thriving-
that is romance."
"Some people will die for love,
some will die because they lost it."
"Not many men will be willing
to die for love these days,
but you can't escape the fact that millions
are dying daily from the very lack of it."
"One Heart. One Whole. One Love.
I can't live... With or without you."
"Oh, innocent victims of Cupid,
Remember this terse little verse;
To let a fool kiss you is stupid,
To let a kiss fool you is worse."
"People who throw kisses
are mighty, hopelessly lazy."
"Kissing is a means of getting two people
so close together that they can't see
anything wrong in each other."
"Love is bright photosynthesis, bringing
affection to light with a well watered kiss."
"The soul that can speak through the eyes,
can also kiss with a gaze."
-Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
"A kiss when all is said, 'Tis a secret;
told to the mouth instead of the ear."
"On Earth, no one knows what love is.
All we see and know is the effect of love."
"Love is something eternal;
the aspect may change, but not the essence."
-Vincent Van Gogh
"Love exists, not merely to make life possible,
but to make life good."
"Life is the flower for which love is the honey."
"A friend is one who knows us,
but loves us anyway."
-Fr. Jerome Cummings
"If you should die before me,
ask if you can bring a friend."
"The best way to love, is like a child,
pure, innocent, and
"To love and to be loved
is to feel the sun from both the sides."
"You cannot make someone love you.
All you can do is be
someone who can be loved."
"You never truly love a person until
the mere thought of you hurting that loved one
is enough to break your own heart!"
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional
love will have the final word in reality."
-Martin Luther King, Jr
"The first duty of love is to listen."
"Why is it that the only one who
can stop you from crying,
is the one that is making you cry?"
"Women were created to drive men crazy.
Whether it's crazy in a good way, or a bad way,
is the question."
"To see you is what my eyes long for,
to touch you is what my body longs for,
but to love you, my heart has done already
for a long time."
Love is like being naked in the daylight
instead of just having
your clothes off in the dark."
"See how in their veins all becomes spirit:
into each other they mature and grow.
Like axles, their forms tremblingly orbit,
round which it whirls, bewitching and aglow.
Thirsters, and they receive drink,
watchers, and they receive sight.
Let them into one another sink
so as to endure each other outright."
-Rainer Maria Rilke
"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."
"Anything less than mad, passionate,
extraordinary love is a waste of time.
There are too many mediocre things in life,
and love should not be one of them."
"We love because it's the only true adventure."
"You love simply because you cannot help it."
"A joyful heart is the inevitable result
of a heart burning with love."
"Age does not protect you from love
but love to some extent protects you from age."
"You never lose by loving.
You always lose by holding back."
"Love will find a way
while everything else finds an excuse."
"To love someone deeply gives you strength.
Being loved by someone deeply
gives you courage."
"Alone we dare not climb,
with love we reach new heights."
"A house is made with walls and beams;
a home is built with love and dreams."
"Where there is marriage without love,
there will be love without marriage."
"Many a man that could rule
a hundherd millyon sthrangers
with an ir'n hand, is careful to take off
his shoes in the front hallway
whin he comes home late at night."
-Finley Peter Dunne
"Choose a wife by your ear than your eye."
-Thomas Fuller, 1732
"To keep your marriage brimming,
with love in the wedding cup,
whenever you're wrong, admit it;
whenever you're right, shut up."
"Love is not the one you can picture
you are going to marry.
But the one you can't live without."
"Many a man owes his success to his first wife
and his second wife to his success."
"There is nothing nobler or more admirable
than when two people who see
eye to eye keep house as man and wife,
confounding their enemies
and delighting their friends."
"Love alone is capable of uniting 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 de Chardin
"Why is it that we spend a lifetime
trying to define what love is...
what love means...
yet we know in an instant if we are in it?"