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

A kiss is a rosy dot over the 'i' of loving.
Cyrano de Bergerac

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
Rupert Brooke

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



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

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
C. S. Lewis

All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Julie Andrews

All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.
Andre Breton

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
William Shakespeare

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Plato

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love. I'd stepped in it a few times.
Rita Rudner

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

Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
Richard Bach

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

Do all things with love.
Og Mandino



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

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland

Fortune and love favor the brave.
Ovid

Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord Byron

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

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein

How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.
Barbara Pym

I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.
Theodore Dreiser

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

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Daphne Rae

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.
George Eliot

I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That's the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty... you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.
J. D. Salinger

If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.
Emmet Fox

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
A. A. Milne

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
Michel de Montaigne

If you want to be loved, be lovable.
Ovid

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

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

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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



It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office.
Shirley MacLaine

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Mother Teresa

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

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

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

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

Love conquers all.
Virgil

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

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

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Voltaire

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 de Angelis

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

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

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
William Shakespeare

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

Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
Leo Buscaglia

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Peter Ustinov

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

Love is being stupid together.
Paul Valery



Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Aristotle

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Leo Buscaglia

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
H. L. Mencken

Love is love's reward.
John Dryden

Love is metaphysical gravity.
R. Buckminster Fuller

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 my religion - I could die for it.
John Keats

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
W. Somerset Maugham

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

Love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Miguel de Unamuno

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

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
John Lennon

Love is the foundation from which your decisions about your life should be made.
Darren L. Johnson

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
Plato

Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.
Ben Hecht

Love is the poetry of the senses.
Honore de Balzac

Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.
Theodor Adorno

Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify the trouble we take to have sex.
Daniel S. Greenberg

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



Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
John Ciardi

Love is what you've been through with somebody.
James Thurber

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.
Andre Breton

Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you.
Loretta Young

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
Erich Segal

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

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
Thomas Aquinas

Love that is not madness is not love.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Love... it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
Khalil Gibran

Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara de Angelis

Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
John Donne

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

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
Rainer Maria Rilke

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
Paulo Coelho

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

Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
William Congreve

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
David Byrne



Sometimes it's hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man.
Tammy Wynette

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Stand by your man. Give him two arms to cling to and something warm to come to.
Tammy Wynette

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

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

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

The best proof of love is trust.
Joyce Brothers

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Audrey Hepburn

The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.
Edwin Louis Cole

The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.
Honore de Balzac

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

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
George Edward Moore

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

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

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
Ferdinand Foch

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Anais Nin

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

There is a woman at the begining of all great things.
Alphonse de Lamartine

There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
Thomas Fuller

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



There is no limit to the power of loving.
John Morton

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

There is only one terminal dignity - love.
Helen Hayes

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
Henry Van Dyke

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

To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
Robert Burton

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

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

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

To say "I love you" one must first be able to say the "I."
Ayn Rand

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

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

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
W. Somerset Maugham

We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe

We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Jean de la Bruyere

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Tom Robbins

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

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

When love is not madness, it is not love.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water.
Gwendolyn Brooks



When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.
Natalie Clifford Barney

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

Where there is love there is life.
Mohandas Gandhi

Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
Boethius

Who, being loved, is poor?
Oscar Wilde

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

You don't have to go looking for love when it's where you come from.
Werner Erhard

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

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Sarah Bernhardt

If you love somebody, set them free. If they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never.

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

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

Love builds bridges where there are none.

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

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

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

Love is like the sun coming out of the clouds and warming your soul.

Life without love is like a tree without fruit.

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

A lawful kiss is never worth a stolen one.

Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age.

The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

Only love let’s us see normal things In an extraordinary way.

There’s always room for love; You just have to move a few things around.

Love means never having to say you’re sorry.

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

Love means always saying you’re sorry. nobody will ever be perfect enough to never make mistakes. the is why love cannot possibly be never having to say your sorry unless you only love yourself. If you really love somebody it should mean always saying your sorry yet knowing that you never have to.

Love is like a real kiss. A real kiss is like coming home. you know that there, in that one place, you will always belong.

Love doesn’t always end the way we want it to. But it always ends the way it is supposed to. If one love is lost, it only means that another one, sometimes better…sometimes not, but always, another love is waiting for you just around the corner.
 

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

Such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest.
-Ann Radcliffe

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

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

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

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

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
-Charles M. Schulz

There's an evolutionary imperative why we give a crap about our family and friends. And there's an evolutionary imperative why we don't give a crap about anybody else. If we loved all people indiscriminately, we couldn't function.
-David Foster

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

Couples are jigsaw puzzles that hang together by touching in just enough points. They're never total fits or misfits.
-Diane Ackerman

There's a lot to be said for self-delusionment when it comes to matters of the heart.
-Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

One's first love is always perfect until one meets one's second love.
-Elizabeth Aston

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand.
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness.
-Euripides

There is always some madness in love. But there is also 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 otherwise than we do…?
-Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Sometimes when you look back on a situation, you realize it wasn't all you thought it was. A beautiful girl walked into your life. You fell in love. Or did you? Maybe it was only a childish infatuation, or maybe just a brief moment of vanity.
-Henry Bromel

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

Just because you love someone doesn't mean you have to be involved with them. Love is not a bandage to cover wounds.
-Hugh Elliott

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

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

We can only learn to love by loving.
-Iris Murdoch

When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.
-J. K. Rowling

But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way.
-Jane Austen

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

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

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
- Oscar Wilde

Loving-kindness and compassion are the basis for wise, powerful, sometimes gentle, and sometimes fierce actions that can really make a difference -- in our own lives and those of others.
- Sharon Salzberg

We must love one another or die.
- W. H. Auden

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is always something left to love. And if you ain't learned that, you ain't learned nothing.
- Lorraine Hansberry

The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

I don't like to discuss my marriage, but I will tell you something which may sound corny but which happens to be true. I have steak at home. Why should I go out for hamburger?
- Paul Newman

Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy.
- Audre Lorde

True love stories never have endings.
- Richard Bach

Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever / Only, nothing is eternal.
- Audre Lorde

In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable.
- Madame de Stael

Love is being stupid together.
- Paul Valery

Love is the whole history of a woman's life, it is but an episode in a man's.
- Madame de Stael

Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
- Madame de Stael

Love is more than a noun -- it is a verb; it is more than a feeling -- it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.
- William Arthur Ward

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
- Maya Angelou

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

Even after all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
"You owe me."
Look what happens with
A love like that.
It lights the whole sky.
- Hafiz of Persia

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
- Maya Angelou

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

We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness.
- Ellen Goodman

What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.
- Marilyn Monroe

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
- Peter Ustinov

If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
- John Lennon

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

Experience is how life catches up with us and teaches us to love and forgive each other.
- Judy Collins

The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lamat

Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A life lived in love will never be dull.
- Leo Buscaglia

Reason is nothing less than the guardian of love.
- Sam Harris

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

Life is meaningless only if we allow it to be. Each of us has the power to give life meaning, to make our time and our bodies and our words into instruments of love and hope.
- Tom Head

The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
- Vincent van Gogh

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
- Rumi

Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
- Barbara De Angelis

Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.
- C. S. Lewis

Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be the first in love. I want you to be the first in moral excellence. I want you to be the first in generosity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization,
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy, you must have somebody to divide it with.
- Mark Twain

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

Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
- Dale Evans

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

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
- Kahlil

Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.
- Gary Zukav

Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.
- Diane Arbus

We need not think alike to love alike.
- David Ferenc

Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.
- Judy Collins

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
- Barbara De Angelis

Most of what we take as being important is not material, whether it's music or feelings or love. They're things we can't really see or touch. They're not material, but they're vitally important to us.
- Judy Collins

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.
- Barbara De Angelis

When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship.
- Barbara De Angelis

Instead of a bottom-line based on money and power, we need a new bottom-line that defines productivity and creativity as where corporations, governments, schools, public institutions, and social practices are judged as efficient, rational and productive not only to the extent they maximize money and power, but to the extent they maximize love and caring, ethical and ecological sensitivity, and our capacities to respond with awe and wonder at the grandeur of creation.
- Michael Lerner

If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
- Barbara De Angelis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy
- Francis of Assisi

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
- Oscar Wilde

The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we can never give enough of is love.
- Henry Miller

The modern fairy tale ending is the reverse of the traditional one: A woman does not wait for Prince Charming to bring her happiness; she lives happily ever after only by refusing to wait for him -- or by actually rejecting him. It is those who persist in hoping for a Prince Charming who are setting themselves up for disillusionment and unhappiness.
- Susan Faludi

At the center of nonviolence stands the principle of love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

The real enemy can always be met and conquered, or won over. Real antagonism is based on love, a love which has not recognized itself.
- Henry Miller

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much a heart can hold.
- Zelda Fitzgerald

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love.
- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Kindness trumps greed: it asks for sharing. Kindness trumps fear: it calls forth gratefulness and love. Kindness trumps even stupidity, for with sharing and love, one learns.
- Marc Estrin

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and to feel connected with others. Instead, we often contract, fear intimacy, and suffer a bewildering sense of separation. We crave love, and yet we are lonely. Our delusion of being separate from one another, of being apart from all that is around us, gives rise to all of this pain.
- Sharon Salzberg

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
- William Arthur Ward

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

For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us and appointing himself as our guide.
- Thomas Mann

Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.
- Peace Pilgrim

All ideologies end up killing people. If you separate love from nonviolence you turn nonviolence into an ideology, a gimmick. Structures that are not inhabited by justice and love have no liberating or reconciling force, and are never sources of life.
- Jean Goss

Whether humanity will consciously follow the law of love, I do not know. But that need not disturb me. The law will work just as the law of gravitation works, whether we accept it or not. The person who discovered the law of love was a far greater scientist than any of our modern scientists. Only our explorations have not gone far enough and so it is not possible for everyone to see all its workings.
- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
- Rumi

The nice thing about self-love is that it's hardly ever unrequited.
- Solomon Short

There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
- Denis Waitley

Love measures our stature: the more we love, the bigger we are. There is no smaller package in all the world than that of a man all wrapped up in himself.
- William Sloane Coffin

Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
- Bertrand Russell

Resistance to oppression is often based on a love that leads us to value ourselves, and leads us to hope for more
than the established cultural system is willing to grant ... such love is far more energizing than guilt, duty, or self-sacrifice. Love for others leads us to accept accountability (in contrast to feeling guilt) and motivates our search for ways to end our complicity with structures of oppression. Solidarity does not require self-sacrifice, but an enlargement of the self to include community with others. [The Feminist Ethic of Risk]
- Sharon Welch

We can only learn to love by loving.
- Iris Murdoch

Thought cannot avoid the ethical or reverence and love for all life. It will abandon the old confined systems of ethics and be forced to recognize the ethics that knows no bounds. But on the other hand, those who believe in love for all creation must realize clearly the difficulties involved in the problem of a boundless ethic and must be resolved not to veil from [humankind] the conflicts which this ethic will involve [us], but allow [us] really to experience them. To think out in every implication the ethic of love for all creation -- this is the difficult task which confronts our age.”
- Albert Schweitzer

Love is like a campfire: It may be sparked quickly, and at first the kindling throws out a lot of heat, but it burns out quickly. For long lasting, steady warmth (with delightful bursts of intense heat from time to time), you must carefully tend the fire. (2007)
- Molleen Matsumura

Love is more than just a feeling: it's a process requiring continual attention. Loving well takes laughter, loyalty, and wanting more to be able to say, "I understand" than to hear, "You're right." (1999)
- Molleen Matsumura

Love as a power can go anywhere. It isn't sentimental. It doesn't have to be pretty, yet it doesn't deny pain.
- Sharon Salzberg

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
- Zora Neale Hurston

The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

He is not a lover who does not love forever.
- Euripides

Love makes mutes of those who habitually speak most fluently.
- Madeleine de Scudery

A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation.
- Bertrand Russell

Love is blind, but marriage restores its sight.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect...
- E. M. Forster

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

The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love.
- William Sloane Coffin

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

Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
- Dale Evans

Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
- Felix Adler

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

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
- Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

Although the act of nurturing another's spiritual growth has the effect of nurturing one's own, a major characteristic of genuine love is that the distinction between oneself and the other is always maintained and preserved.
- M. Scott Peck

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

If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.
- Mitsugi Saotome

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

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go. Blackwater Woods
- Mary Oliver

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

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
- George MacDonald

Love all, trust a few.
- William Shakespeare

We all need friends with whom we can speak of our deepest concerns, and who do not fear to speak the truth in love to us.
- Margaret Guenther

Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Tennyson

Perhaps; but is it not Tennyson who has said: "'Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have lost at all"? in The Way of All Flesh
- Samuel Butler

All love that has not friendship for its base,
Is like a mansion built upon the sand.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

We only regard those unions as real examples of love and real marriages in which a fixed and unalterable decision has been taken. If men or women contemplate an escape, they do not collect all their powers for the task. In none of the serious and important tasks of life do we arrange such a "getaway." We cannot love and be limited.
- Alfred Adler

When we understand that man is the only animal who must create meaning, who must open a wedge into neutral nature, we already understand the essence of love. Love is the problem of an animal who must find life, create a dialogue with nature in order to experience his own being.
- Ernest Becker

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

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

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
- Pearl S. Buck

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, always.
- Mohandas K. Gandhi

A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the "why" for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any "how."
- Victor Frankl

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

Who has not found the heaven below
Will fail of it above.
God's residence is next to mine,
His furniture is love.
- Emily Dickinson

Free love? As if love is anything but free! Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love. Man has subdued bodies, but all the power on earth has been unable to subdue love. Man has conquered whole nations, but all his armies could not conquer love. Man has chained and fettered the spirit, but he has been utterly helpless before love. High on a throne, with all the splendor and pomp his gold can command, man is yet poor and desolate, if love passes him by. And if it stays, the poorest hovel is radiant with warmth, with life and color. Thus love has the magic power to make of a beggar a king. Yes, love is free; it can dwell in no other atmosphere.
- Emma Goldman

I love humanity but I hate people.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Love -- is anterior to Life --
Posterior -- to Death --
Initial of Creation, and
The Exponent of Earth --
- Emily Dickinson

Old men are like that, you know. It makes them feel important to think they are in love with somebody.
- Willa Cather

Life is a quest and love a quarrel ...
- Edna St. Vincent Millay

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
- Jimi Hendrix

It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more affection I have for them…. Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say.
- Thomas Merton

Hatred ever kills, love never dies. Such is the vast difference between the two. What is obtained by love is retained for all time. What is obtained by hatred proves a burden in reality for it increases hatred.
- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
- Mary Parrish

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 Jung

When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever.
- Amy Tan

I truly feel that there are as many ways of loving as there are people in the world and as there are days in the life of those people.
- Mary S. Calderone

Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great.
- Roger de Bussy-Rabutin

Love doesn't sit there like a stone. It has to made like bread; remade all the time, made new.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

That Love is all there is,
Is all we know of Love.
- Emily Dickinson

Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Your body needs to be held and to hold, to be touched and to touch. None of these needs is to be despised, denied, or repressed. But you have to keep searching for your body's deeper need, the need for genuine love. Every time you are able to go beyond the body's superficial desires for love, you are bringing your body home and moving toward integration and unity.
- Henri Nouwen

A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
- Pearl S. Buck

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.
- Amy Bloom

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

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

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

Infantile love follows the principle: "I love because I am loved."
Mature love follows the principle: "I am loved because I love."
Immature love says: "I love you because I need you."
Mature love says: "I need you because I love you."
- Erich Fromm

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profundity.
Kindness in giving creates love.
- Laozi (Lao Tzu, Lao Tse)

For there is one thing I can safely say: that those bound by love must obey each other if they are to keep company long. Love will not be constrained by mastery; when mastery comes, the God of love at once beats his wings, and farewell -- he is gone. Love is a thing as free as any spirit; women naturally desire liberty, and not to be constrained like slaves; and so do men, if I shall tell the truth.
- Chaucer

Love, like truth and beauty, is concrete. Love is not fundamentally a sweet feeling; not, at heart, a matter of sentiment, attachment, or being "drawn toward." Love is active, effective, a matter of making reciprocal and mutually beneficial relation with one's friends and enemies.
- Carter Heyward

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair. [New York Journal-American, April 5, 1963]
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain.
- Jessamyn West

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

After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.
Adam, in Adam's Diary
- Mark Twain

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
- Albert Einstein

It is to the credit of human nature, that, except where its selfishness is brought into play, it loves more readily than it hates. Hatred, by a gradual and quiet process, will even be transformed to love, unless the change be impeded by a continually new irritation of the original feeling of hostility.
from The Scarlet Letter
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

I love people. I love my family, my children . . . but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.
- Pearl S. Buck

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

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

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

Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

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

The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment.
Another Country, 1962
- James Baldwin

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

Whoso loves, believes the impossible.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

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

The true beloveds of this world are in their lover's eyes lilacs opening, ship lights, school bells, a landscape, remembered conversations, friends, a child's Sunday, lost voices, one's favorite suit, autumn and all seasons, memory, yes, it being the earth and water of existence, memory.
Other Voices, Other Rooms, 1948
- Truman Capote

Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.
- Barbara De Angelis

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
- Barbara De Angelis

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

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves.
- Saint Francis de Sales

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

Where there is love there is life.
- Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
- Katharine Hepburn

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

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

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each others dreams, we can be together all the time.
- Hobbes (of Calvin and ...)

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

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

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

The sage said, "The best thing is not to hate anyone, only to love. That is the only way out of it. As soon as you have forgiven those whom you hate, you have gotten rid of them. Then you have no reason to hate them; you just forget.
Spiritual Dimensions of Psychology
- Hazrat Inayat Khan

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

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

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

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

Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.
- C. S. Lewis

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

The best love affairs are those we never had.
- Norman Lindsay

If I am not worth the wooing, I am surely not worth the winning.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

On reflection, one of the things I needed to learn was to allow myself to be loved.
- Isha McKenzie-Mavinga

To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia -- to mistake an ordinary young man for a Greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Prejudices, 1919
- H. L. Mencken

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

...the more the soul knows, the more she loves, and loving much, she tastes much.
from the journal of his Himalayan expedition
- W. H. Murray

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

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
- Sir Arthur Pinero

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

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.
Still Life With Woodpecker
- Tom Robbins

Come out of the circle of time
And into the circle of love.
- Rumi

Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded.
Someone sober will worry about events going badly.
Let the lover be.
- Rumi

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.
- Rumi

When I say I love Eastland, it sounds preposterous -- a man who brutalizes people. But you love him or you wouldn't be here. You're going to Mississippi to create social change -- and you love Eastland in your desire to create conditions which will redeem his children. Loving your enemy is manifest in putting your arms not around the man but around the social situation, to take power from those who misuse it -- at which point they can become human too.
- Bayard Rustin

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

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

Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived.
The Life of Reason, 1905-1906
- George Santayana

Where there is love, there is pain.
- Spanish proverb

I love thee, I love but thee
With a love that shall not die
Till the sun grows cold,
And the stars grow old...
- Bayard Taylor

My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.
- William Shakespeare "Romeo and Juliet"

...love from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer, recognize and protect and comfort each other.
- Han Suyin [Elizabeth Comber]

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

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
- Henry

Love is the strange bewilderment which overtakes one person on account of another person.
- James Thurber and E.B. White

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

Indifference is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches meaningless. Love and hate don't stand a chance against it.
The Snow Queen
- Joan D. Vinge

Have you even been in love? Horrible, isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up this whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...
- Neil Gaiman

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

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

Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love.
- Jane Austen

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

Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.
- William Shakespeare

We are the leaves of one branch, the drops of one sea, the flowers of one garden.
- Jean Baptiste Henry Lacordaire

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

In reality, in love there is a permanent suffering which joy neutralizes, renders virtual, delays, but which can at any moment become what it would have become long earlier if one had not obtained what one wanted, atrocious.
- Marcel Proust

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
- Elie Wiesel

Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. It lies with each of us individually. Peace, for example, starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us.
- Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

We need not think alike to love alike.
- Francis David

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

This is my beloved and this is my friend.
- Song of Solomon

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

Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes.
- Unknown