Quotes for Love



"Life in abundance comes only through great love." Elbert Hubbard

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

"What force is more potent than love." Igor Stravinsky

"Give love and unconditional acceptance to those you encounter, and notice what happens."
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
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"Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit." Kahlil Gibran

"Food offered without affection is like food offered to the dead."
Hindu Proverb

"Help thy brother's boat across, and lo!
Thine own has reached the shore.


"How does one measure time? No, not in day, months, or years. It is measured by the most precious of all things: Love. Without which all beings and things whether brave and/or beautiful would perish."
Irish Blesshin

"It’s easy to halve the potato where there’s love."
Irish Proverb

"Love and eggs are best when they are fresh."
Russian Proverb

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

"No bed is big enough to hold three.'
German Proverb

"To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself."
Chinese Proverb

"Love is a second life; it grows into the soul, warms every vein, and beats in every pulse."
Joseph Addison

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

"Love of country is like love of woman — he loves her best who seeks to bestow on her the highest good."
Felix Adler

"I could never love where I could not respect."
Charlotte Elizabeth Aissé

"Love is a great beautifier."
Louisa May Alcott

"What is lovely never dies,
But passes into other loveliness,
Star-dust, or sea-foam, flower or winged air.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"I was nauseous and tingly all over. . . . I was either in love or I had smallpox."
Woody Allen

"I used to think that being nice to people and feeling nice was loving people. Now I know it isn't. Love is the most immense unselfishness and it is so big I've never touched it."
Florence Allshom

"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 Frédéric Amiel

"In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love you want the other person."
Margaret C. Anderson

"I am a lover and have not found my thing to love."Sherwood Anderson

"Love is acceptance. When you love someone . . . you take them into your heart, and that is surely why it hurts so much when we lose someone we love, because we lose a part of ourselves."
Andrew

"A love that defies all logic is sometimes the most logical thing in the world."
Anonymous

"A part of you has grown in me, together forever we shall be, never apart, maybe in distance, but not in heart."
Anonymous

"A self-centered man admitted: "Sure, I know that the Bible says to love our neighbors as ourselves. But frankly, I don't believe that my neighbors can stand all that affection."
Anonymous

"A woman who pretends to laugh at love is like a child who sings at night when he is afraid."
Anonymous

"But isn't hate just scorned love? "
Anonymous

"Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it."
Anonymous

"He who tries to forget a woman, never loved her."
Anonymous

"I did not hear the words you said, instead I heard the love."
Anonymous

"I've learned that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love."
Anonymous

"If music be the food of love, then play on."
Anonymous

"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."
Anonymous

"If you begin the day with love in your heart, peace in your nerves, and truth in your mind, you not only benefit by their presence but also bring them to others, to your family and friends, and to all those whose destiny draws across your path that day.'
Anonymous

"If you deny childhood, you deny life. They can’t speak up for themselves so we must. It’s like, how do we define love, it’s a very, very deep feeling, but it’s I think the most important force of life."
Anonymous

"If you fear nothing, you love nothing. If you love nothing, what joy can there be in life?"
Anonymous

"If you love someone, let them go. If they return to you, it was meant to be. If they don't, their love was never yours to begin with."
Anonymous

"If you love someone, you must be strong enough to allow them to be."
Anonymous

"If you love something set it free; if it returns its yours forever, if not it was never meant to be."
Anonymous

"In love, unlike most other passions, the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better than what you can hope for in the future."
Anonymous

"It is better to have loved and lost, than to have hated and won."
Anonymous

"It is kindness in a person, not beauty that wins our love."
Anonymous

"It's much easier to turn a friendship into love, than love into friendship."
Anonymous

"Let those love now, who never lov'd before; let those who always lov'd, now love the more."
Anonymous

"Lonely is a man without love."
Anonymous

"Love at first sight is one of the greatest labor-saving devices the world has ever seen."
Anonymous

"Love can cure heartbreaks, misfortune, or tragedy. It is the eternal companion."
Anonymous

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

"Love is eternal as long as it lasts."
Anonymous

"Love is for fools wise enough to take a chance."
Anonymous

"Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever."
Anonymous

"Love is not blind, it sees more not less; But because it sees more it chooses to see less."
Anonymous

"Love is what dreams are made of."
Anonymous

"Love may conquer all, but it needs time as its field general."
Anonymous

"Love your friend with his faults.'
Anonymous

"Make love, not war; get married and do both!"
Anonymous

"Make your life an act of love."
Anonymous

"My need is not to be on the outside glaring in; its to be in the center with you.  To be loved is nice, but not essential. To love someone, that's what makes life worth living."
Anonymous

"No one in love is free, or wants to be."
Anonymous

"Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love until he's owned a dog. He can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes."
Anonymous

"Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk."
Anonymous

"Sometimes a new love comes between old friends. Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there."
Anonymous

"Sometimes I wish I were a little kid again, skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts."
Anonymous

"The heart that loves is always young."
Anonymous

"The secret of love is seeking variety in your life together, and never letting routine chords dull the melody of your romance."
Anonymous

"'Tis better to have loved and lost, then paid for it and not liked it."
Anonymous

"To be loved is to live forever in someone's heart."
Anonymous

"To learn and never be filled, is wisdom; To teach and never be weary is love."
Anonymous

"To love something is to give it room enough to grow."
Anonymous

"True love is the outward demonstration of inward conviction."
Anonymous

"We can do no great thing, only small things, with great love."
Anonymous

"We learn to love that to which we give our time."
Anonymous

"We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving."
Anonymous

" What is Love?
It’s silence when your words would hurt,
It’s patience when your neighbor’s curt,
It’s defense when the scandal flows,
It’s thoughtfulness for another’s woes,
It’s promptness when stern duty calls,
It’s courage when misfortune falls.
Anonymous

" What seems to grow fairer to me as life goes by is the love and the grace and tenderness of it; not its wit and cleverness and grandeur of knowledge — grand as knowledge is — but just the laughter of children, and the friendship of friends, and the cozy talk by the fire, and sight of flowers, and the sound of music."
Anonymous

"When you find a job you love, you'll never have to work a day in your life."
Anonymous

"When you love somebody, you should follow your heart. Sometimes when you are with the person you love the most, you feel confused. You don’t know who you are or what you want but that is totally understandable. It is natural to let go of a part of yourself to be with that person but the important part is that you don’t lose your own identity in the process!"
Anonymous

"Where we love is truly home; home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."
Anonymous

"Without love intelligence is dangerous; without intelligence love is not enough."
Anonymous

"Without loving acts, loving words are meaningless."
Anonymous

"Work is love made visible."
Anonymous

"You have achieved success if you have lived well, laughed often and loved much."
Anonymous

"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love."
Anonymous

"You've got to dance like no one's watching and love like it's never going to hurt."
Anonymous

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

"Things are beautiful if you love them."
Jean Anouilh

"In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities."
János Arany

"To love and win is the best thing; to love and lose is the next best thing."
Maximillian Arturo

"Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood."
Elizabeth Ashley

"In a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes."
Elizabeth Ashley

"Love should be a vehicle allowed to travel without limitations."
Marvin J. Ashton

"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."
Wysten Hugh Auden

"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 Aurelius Antoninus

"It is by not always thinking of yourself, if you can manage it, that you might somehow be happy. Until you make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be searching and lost . ."
Richard David Bach

"Respect for sovereignity, for privacy, for total independence. Gentle alliances against loneliness, they were, cool rational love-affairs without the love."
Richard David Bach

"A crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
Francis Bacon

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

"Poets are all who love, who feel great truths, And tell them; and the truth of truths is love."
Philip James Bailey

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

"True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing."
Leanna L. Bartram

"Love thy neighbor as yourself, but choose your neighborhood."
Louise Beal

"Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough."
Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

"Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness. Speak approving, cheering words while their ears can hear them and while their hearts can be thrilled by them."
Henry Ward Beecher

"We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents."
Henry Ward Beecher

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

"Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret."
Aphra Behn

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

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
Josh Billings

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

"I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love."
William Blake

"If a thing loves, it is infinite."
William Blake

"The secret of art is love."
Antoine Bourdelle

"It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it."
Christian Nestell Bovée

"Our first and last love is — self-love."
Christian Nestell Bovée

"When the one man loves the one woman and the one woman loves the one man, the very angels leave heaven and come and sit in that house and sing for joy."
Brahman

"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

"After observing the loved and the unloved, we found the loved ones rarely tried to manipulate others."
W. W. Broadbent, Md, PhD

"The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule."
Anita Brookner

"The best proof of love is trust."
Dr. Joyce Brothers

"No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn't take the first pill that comes along."
Dr. Joyce Brothers

"The ablity to make love frivolously is the thing which distinguishes human beings from the beasts."
Heywood Campbell Broun

"To love is to transform; to be a poet."
Norman O. Brown

"Who so loves believes the impossible."
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

"Loveliest of lovely things are they
On earth that soonest pass away.
The rose that lives its little hour
Is prized beyond the sculptured flower."
William Cullen Bryant

"Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love, this is the eternal rule."
Siddhartha Guatama Buddha

"Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem."
Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton

"Had we never loved sae kindly,
Had we never loved sae blindly,
Never met or never parted,
We had ne'er been broken-hearted!"
Robert Burns

"To see her is to love her,
And love but her forever;
For Nature made her what she is,
And never made anither!"
Robert Burns

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

"No happiness is like unto it, no love so great as that of man and wife, no such comfort as a sweet wife."
Robert Burton

"Love . . . [is] a lack of personal selfishness."
Theodore M. Burton

"A wife says to her husband (or vice versa), "Do you love me?"
"Of course," he replies. "I've been married to you for twenty years, haven't I?"
How satisfied would we be if we presented someone with a vintage wine and, upon asking his opinion of it, he replied, "I'm drinking it, aren't I?"
Love still needs expression between those who share it."
Leo Buscaglia

"Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time . . . It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other."
Leo Buscaglia

"The person who has earned love the least needs it the most."
F. Enzio Busche

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great."
Comte de Bussy-Rabutin

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

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

"All love at first, like generous wine,
Ferments and frets until ‘tis fine;
But when ‘tis settled on the lee,
And from th’ impurer matter free,
Becomes the richer still the older,
And proves the pleasanter the colder."

Samuel Butler, the older

"For money has a power above
The stars and fate, to manage love.
Samuel Butler, the older

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

"Respect is love in plain clothes."
Frankie Byrne

"In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love."
George Gordon, Lord Byron

"Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence."
George Gordon, Lord Byron

"Love is so much better when you are not married."
Maria Callas

"The act of love . . . is a confession. Selfishness screams aloud, vanity shows off, or else true generosity reveals itself."
Albert Camus

"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

"France is the only place where you can make love in the afternoon without people hammering on your door."
Barbara Cartland

"Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough."
Dr. George Washington Carver

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

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

"Love, such as in society, is only the exchange of two fantasies, and the contact of two bodies."
Sabastien Chamfort

"To love is to approach each other center to center."
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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

"Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object?"
Confucius

"He who remembers from day to day what he has yet to learn, and from month to month what he has learned already, may be said to have a love of learning."
Confucius

"Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile."
Sean Connery

"Better to love amiss than nothing to have loved."
George Crabbe

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

"Last time I tried to make love to my wife nothing happened, so I said to her, 'What's the matter, you can't think of anybody either?'"
Rodney Dangerfield

"Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible — it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could."
Barbara DeAngelis, PhD

"For two people to please one another they must be very nearly alike, so that they may understand each other, and slightly different, so that they may have something to understand in each other."
Diane

"That love is all there is
is all we know of love."
Emily Dickinson

"Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love."
Benjamin Disraeli

"The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end."
Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

"But love’s a malady without a cure."
John Dryden

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

"When beauty fires the blood, how love exalts the mind!"
John Dryden

"If you have respect and consideration for one another, you’ll make it. "
Mary Durso

"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

"I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same kind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of light and speech, and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear."
George Eliot

"All mankind love a lover."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

"No man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"At one time through love all things come together into one, at another time through strife’s hatred, they are borne each of them apart."
Empedocles

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

"Sincere love is something that sacrifices—not something that indulges itself. Sincere love is responsible. It would never knowingly hurt, but would heal."
Richard L. Evans

"Artists in each of the arts seek after and care for nothing but love."
Marsilio Ficino

"Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea."
Henry Fielding

"There is a lady sweet and kind,
Was never face so pleased my mind;
I did but see her passing by,
And yet I love her till I die"
Thomas Ford

"Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life; love empowers it. Bitterness sours life; love heals it. Bitterness blinds life; love anoints its eye."
Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D.

"If people are allowed to love life, then they should also be allowed to hate it."
Brian Fox

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

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

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

"Love and toothache have many cures, but none infallible, except possession and dispossession."
Benjamin Franklin

"Love your enemies, for they will tell you your faults."
Benjamin Franklin

"Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag it's tail."
Richard Friedman

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

"Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Erich Fromm

"Love at the lips was touch
As sweet as I could bear;
And once that seemed too much;
I lived on air.
Robert Lee Frost

"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."
Robert Lee Frost

"We love the things we love for what they are."
Robert Lee Frost

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

"It’s an extra dividend when you like the girl you’re in love with."
Clark Gable

"Love is a game that two can play and both win."
Eva Gabor

"A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he’s finished."
Zsa Zsa Gabor

"Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do."
Zsa Zsa Gabor

"One of my theories is that men love with their eyes; women love with their ears."
Zsa Zsa Gabor

"We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine."
Eduardo Galeano

"Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the humblest imaginable."
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

"My life is an indivisible whole, and all my activities run into one another: and they have their rise in my insatiable love of mankind."
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

"Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected."
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

"Love is the greatest gift that one generation can leave to another."
Richard Garnett

"We must love one another. Only [by doing] so can our long years of toil and struggle reach full reward and we be crowned with life everlasting."
Susa Young Gates

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

"For you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow."
Rosemonde Gerard

"The love of study, a passion which derives fresh vigor from enjoyment, supplies each day and hour with a perpetual source of independent and rational pleasure."
Gibbon

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

"Love has no other desire but to fulfull 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

"Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of seasons."
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

"Your love shines in my heart as the sun that shines upon the earth."
Eleanor di Eleanor di

". . . every tree near our house had a name of its own and a special identity. This was the beginning of my love for natural things, for earth and sky, for roads and fields and woods, for trees and grass and flowers; a love which has been second only to my sense of enduring kinship with birds and animals, and all inarticulate creatures."
Ellen Glasgow

"Romance is about the little things."
Gregory J. Godeck

"A life without love, without the presence of the beloved, is nothing but a mere magic-lantern 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

"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 as us."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

"Love is something eternal—the aspects may change, but not the essence. There is the same diflference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is buming. The lamp was there and it is a good lamp, but now it is shedding light, too, and that is its real function."
Vincent van Gogh

"The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others."
Vincent van Gogh

"But love is many things, none of them logical."
William Goldman

"All his faults are such that one loves him still the better for them."
Oliver Goldsmith

"I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine."
Oliver Goldsmith

"Love you know, seeks to make happy rather than to be happy."
Charles William Gordon

"The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love."
Ernesto 'Che’ Guevara

"Love does not just sit there, like a stone; it had to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new."
Ursula Le Guin

"Find someone to love . . . and, oh, someone to love you."
Sacha Guitry

"Someone has written, “Love is a verb.” It requires doing — not just saying and thinking. The test is in what one does, how one acts, for love is conveyed in word and deed."
David B. Haight

"A bell’s not a bell ‘til you ring it
A song’s not a song ‘til you sing it
Love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay
Love isn’t love ‘til you give it away!"
Oscar Hammerstein

"GIVING
Giving isn't giving
Unless the gift is tied
With ribbon-bows of gladness;
What good the gift inside
(Though it be made of silver)
What good the stars aboveM
If hearts know naught of laughter,
If hearts are void of love?"
June Brown Harris

"Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity."
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

"The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity—love. And the story of a love is not important—what is important is that one is capable of love."
Helen Hayes

"Love is a hole in the heart."
Ben Hecht

"Never judge someone by who he's in love with; judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most appalling people."
Cynthia Heimel

"If you don't like yourself, you can't like other people."
Robert A. Heinlein

"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get . . .
Only with what you are expected to give. . . .
Which is everything."
Katherine Hepburn

"You don't pick who you fall in love with. There are so few people to love. It's hard for one adult to even like another. Almost impossible."
Katherine Hepburn

"Love and a cough cannot be hid."
George Herbert

"The best smell is bread; the best saver, salt; the best love, that of children."
George Herbert

"I do love I know not what;
Sometimes this, and sometimes that."
Robert Herrick

"Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness has been removed."
Cullen Hightower

"Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. He can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes."
Gene Hill

"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness."
Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Men are tattooed with their special beliefs like so many South Sea Islanders; but a real human heart with divine love in it beats with the same glow under all the patterns of all earth's thousand tribes."
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"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, Jr.

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

"No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves."
Ed Howe

"You needn’t love your enemy, but if you refrain from telling lies about him, you are doing well enough."
Ed Howe

"The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."
Victor Hugo

"Love, I find, is like singing. Everyone 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 Ikeda,

"Learn to love good books. There are treasures in books that all the money in the world cannot buy, but the poorest laborer can have for nothing."
Robert Green Ingersoll

"The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or ever touched, they must be felt with the heart.  We should do everything within reason to save a good relationship. But if we are constantly trying to save it, it's probably not a good relationship."
Javan

"Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it."
Jerome Klapka Jerome

"It is a beautiful necessity of our nature to love something."
Douglas Jerrold

"Love’s like the measles—all the worse when it comes late in life."
Douglas William Jerrold

"Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved."
Barbara Johnson

"The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking."
Dr. Samuel Johnson

"Romance, like the rabbit at the dog track, is the elusive, fake, and never attained reward which, for the benefit and amusement of our masters, keeps us running and thinking in safe circles."
Beverly Jones

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

"There shall be no love lost."
Ben Johnson

"Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, never . . . never forget it."
Curtis Judalet

"Somewhere there was once a Flower, a Stone, a Crystal, a Queen, a King, a Palace, a Lover and his Beloved, and this was long ago, on an Island somewhere in the ocean 5,000 years ago. . . . Such is Love, the Mystic Flower of the Soul. This is the Center, the Self."
Carl Gustav Jung

"Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other."
Carl Gustav Jung

"A poet without love were a physical and metaphysical impossibility."
John Keats

"Love in a hut, with water and crust,
Is—Love, forgive us!—cinders, ashes, dust;
Love in a palace is perhaps at last
More grievous torment than a hermit’s fast.
John Keats

"People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense."
Ken Kesey

"The way to love anything is to realize it might be lost."
Kiekegaard

"When one has once fully entered the realm of love, the world — no matter how imperfect — becomes rich and beautiful, it consists solely of opportunities for love."
Soren Kierkegaard

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

"Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty."
Stephen King

"At the center of non-violence stands the principle of 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.

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

"There is a passion of reverence, almost of pity, mingling with the love of an honest man for a pure girl, which makes it the most exquisite, perhaps, of all human sentiments."
Mary St. Leger Kingsley

"If we could raise one generation with unconditional love, there would be no Hitlers. We need to teach the next generation of children from Day One that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear."
Elizabeth Kubler Ross

"At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone."
Jean de La Bruyére

"Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as wind blows out candles and fans fire."
François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

"If one judges love by the majority of its effects, it is more like hatred than like friendship."
François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

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

"There are two sorts of constancy in love—one arises from continually discovering in the loved person new subjects for love, the other arises from our making a merit of being constant."
François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

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

"There is only one sort of love, but there are a thousand copies."
François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

"The value of compassion cannot be overemphasized. Anyone can criticize. It takes a true believer to be compassionate. No greater burden can be born by an individual than to know no one cares or understands." Arthur H. Stainback