Quotes about Love

Most popular love quotes

Love is our essential nutrient. Without it, life has little meaning. It's the best thing we have to give and the most valuable thing we receive. It's worthy of all the hullabaloo. - Cheryl Strayed quote.
Love is our essential nutrient. Without it, life has little meaning. It's the best thing we have to give and the most valuable thing we receive. It's worthy of all the hullabaloo.
When love is deep, much can be accomplished.

music

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

civil rights movement

Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead.

friendship

We must have a weak spot or two in our character before we can love others much. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. quote.
We must have a weak spot or two in our character before we can love others much.

character

If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself—all that runs over will be yours. - C. C. Colton quote.
If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself—all that runs over will be yours.
Friendship often ends in love. But love in friendship; never. - C. C. Colton quote.
Friendship often ends in love. But love in friendship; never.

friendship

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

listening parenting relationships

There are two kinds of love: we love wise and kind and beautiful people because we need them, but we love (or try to love) stupid and disagreeable people because they need us. - C. S. Lewis quote.
There are two kinds of love: we love wise and kind and beautiful people because we need them, but we love (or try to love) stupid and disagreeable people because they need us.
But God will look to every soul like its first love because He is its first love. - C. S. Lewis quote.
But God will look to every soul like its first love because He is its first love.

God

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained. - C. S. Lewis quote.
Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.
In love we are not only liable to betray ourselves, but also the secrets of others. - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn quote.
In love we are not only liable to betray ourselves, but also the secrets of others.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King Jr. quote.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

hate positive

If we are ever damned, it will not be because we have loved too much, but because we have loved too little. - Elbert Hubbard quote.
If we are ever damned, it will not be because we have loved too much, but because we have loved too little.
"There is no love; there are only proofs of love." Whatever love I might feel in my heart, others will see only my actions. - Gretchen Rubin quote.
"There is no love; there are only proofs of love." Whatever love I might feel in my heart, others will see only my actions.
Gretchen Rubin The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
Remember that love forgives everything. - John Perry Barlow quote.
Remember that love forgives everything.

forgiveness

Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies. - Oscar Wilde quote.
Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.

infidelity

Know first that this is fear. Fear arises from lack of love. The only remedy for lack of love is perfect love. Perfect love is the Atonement. - Helen Schucman quote.
Know first that this is fear. Fear arises from lack of love. The only remedy for lack of love is perfect love. Perfect love is the Atonement.

fear

Love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be. - Nicholas Sparks quote.
Love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.
Love is creative, understanding goodwill for all men. It is the refusal to defeat any individual. - Martin Luther King Jr. quote.
Love is creative, understanding goodwill for all men. It is the refusal to defeat any individual.

brotherhood of man

You must come to see that it is possible for a man to be self-centered in his self-denial and self-righteous in his self-sacrifice. He may be generous in order to feed his ego and pious in order to feed his pride. Man has the tragic capacity to relegate a heightening virtue to a tragic vice. Without love benevolence becomes egotism, and martyrdom becomes spiritual pride. - Martin Luther King Jr. quote.
You must come to see that it is possible for a man to be self-centered in his self-denial and self-righteous in his self-sacrifice. He may be generous in order to feed his ego and pious in order to feed his pride. Man has the tragic capacity to relegate a heightening virtue to a tragic vice. Without love benevolence becomes egotism, and martyrdom becomes spiritual pride.

human nature

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. - Voltaire quote.
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other. - Euripides quote.
Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. - Aristotle quote.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Love sacrifices all things to bless the thing it loves. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton quote.
Love sacrifices all things to bless the thing it loves.
Love grows with obstacles.
All's fair in love and war. - John Lyly quote.
All's fair in love and war.
There is no remedy for love but to love more. - Henry David Thoreau quote.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.
— John 4:18

biblical

Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow. - J. M. Barrie quote.
Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
In love is no lack.
The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. - Margaret Atwood quote.
The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. - George Sand quote.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

happiness

Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents, never revenges itself. - Mahatma Gandhi quote.
Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents, never revenges itself.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. - Mahatma Gandhi quote.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

bravery

Where there is love there is life. - Mahatma Gandhi quote.
Where there is love there is life.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. - Erich Fromm quote.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better. - William Shakespeare quote.
Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.
Love is blind. - Plato quote.
Love is blind.

cynical

Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives. - Bertrand Russell quote.
Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.
We can do not great things; only small things with great love. - Mahatma Gandhi quote.
We can do not great things; only small things with great love.

greatness

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. - Plato quote.
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

poetry

Love is a rare herb that makes a friend even out of a sworn enemy and this herb grows out of nonviolence. - Mahatma Gandhi quote.
Love is a rare herb that makes a friend even out of a sworn enemy and this herb grows out of nonviolence.

nonviolence

Men always want to be a woman's first love. That is their clumsy vanity. Women have a more subtle instinct about things. What they like is to be a man's last romance. - Oscar Wilde quote.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. That is their clumsy vanity. Women have a more subtle instinct about things. What they like is to be a man's last romance.

men and women

When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, ... it is called love. - Socrates quote.
When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, ... it is called love.
If music be the food of love, play on. - William Shakespeare quote.
If music be the food of love, play on.

music

Love is the music of the Universe ... just dance.
Always be concerned when a naked man offers you his shirt; a person can't love you if he or she can't love him- or herself. - Maya Angelou quote.
Always be concerned when a naked man offers you his shirt; a person can't love you if he or she can't love him- or herself.
I am grateful that love exists: familial love (love between relatives), romantic love (a passion between lovers), agape love (divine love between God and friends), love of nature (the majesty of mountains, the lasting love of oceans), and the joy of laughter. We are stronger, kinder, and more generous because we Live in an atmosphere where love exists. - Maya Angelou quote.
I am grateful that love exists: familial love (love between relatives), romantic love (a passion between lovers), agape love (divine love between God and friends), love of nature (the majesty of mountains, the lasting love of oceans), and the joy of laughter. We are stronger, kinder, and more generous because we Live in an atmosphere where love exists.
Love liberates. It doesn't just hold—that's ego—love liberates! - Maya Angelou quote.
Love liberates. It doesn't just hold—that's ego—love liberates!
Have enough courage to love. - Maya Angelou quote.
Have enough courage to love.

courage

If we have someone who loves us—I don't mean who indulges us, but who loves us enough to be on our side—then it's easier to grow resilience, to grow belief in self, to grow self-esteem. And it's self-esteem that allows a person to stand up. - Maya Angelou quote.
If we have someone who loves us—I don't mean who indulges us, but who loves us enough to be on our side—then it's easier to grow resilience, to grow belief in self, to grow self-esteem. And it's self-esteem that allows a person to stand up.

self-esteem parenting

Wouldn't it be a beautiful world if just 10 percent of the people who believe in the power of love would compete with one another to see who could do the most good for the most people? - Muhammad Ali quote.
Wouldn't it be a beautiful world if just 10 percent of the people who believe in the power of love would compete with one another to see who could do the most good for the most people?

service helping others

Once we realize we are all members of humanity, we will want to compete in the spirit of love. - Muhammad Ali quote.
Once we realize we are all members of humanity, we will want to compete in the spirit of love.

brotherhood of man

To love is much more than feeling tenderness or a certain emotion once in a while. It's a total challenge to creativity! - Pope Francis quote.
To love is much more than feeling tenderness or a certain emotion once in a while. It's a total challenge to creativity!
Pope Francis Annual Message to Educational Communities, Easter 2002
"But Father, I don't know how to love." No one knows how to love; we learn every day. - Pope Francis quote.
"But Father, I don't know how to love." No one knows how to love; we learn every day.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

age

We love those who know the worst of us and don't turn their faces away. - Walker Percy quote.
We love those who know the worst of us and don't turn their faces away.

relationships friendship

Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new. - Ursula Le Guin quote.
Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love. - Marc Chagall quote.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry quote.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.

true love

This is the true measure 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 ever love in the same way after us. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quote.
This is the true measure 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 ever love in the same way after us.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

relationships

We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack. - Marie von Eschenbach quote.
We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.

true love

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. - William Shakespeare quote.
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
All our loves are first loves.
Two things only a man cannot hide: that he is drunk and that he is in love.

alcohol

Is it not strange that love, so fickle, is ranked above friendship, almost always so worthy? - Gabrielle Roy quote.
Is it not strange that love, so fickle, is ranked above friendship, almost always so worthy?

friendship

Love is a game that two can play and both win.
The giving of love is an education in itself. - Eleanor Roosevelt quote.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
So many catastrophes in love are only accidents of egotism. - Hector Bianciotti quote.
So many catastrophes in love are only accidents of egotism.

ego

You can't put a price tag on love, but you can on all its accessories.

funny

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open, and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away. - Dorothy Parker quote.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open, and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.

true love

Love letters are the campaign promises of the heart.

funny

Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh quote.
Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish.
Love and time—those are the only two things in all the world and all of life that cannot be bought, but only spent.

time

It's easy to halve the potato where there's love.
— Irish proverb

Irish proverbs proverbs

So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable. - Robert Louis Stevenson quote.
So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable.

service

The best proof of love is trust. - Dr. Joyce Brothers quote.
The best proof of love is trust.

trust

Love is proud of itself. It leaks out of us even with the tightest security.
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Familiarity, truly cultivated, can breed love. - Dr. Joyce Brothers quote.
Familiarity, truly cultivated, can breed love.
Love is what you've been through with somebody. - James Thurber quote.
Love is what you've been through with somebody.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every hand. - Mother Teresa quote.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every hand.
Love is an image of God, and not a lifeless image, but the living essence of the all divine nature which beams full of all goodness. - Martin Luther quote.
Love is an image of God, and not a lifeless image, but the living essence of the all divine nature which beams full of all goodness.
Where there is great love, there are always miracles.

miracles

No disguise can long conceal love where it is, nor feign it where it is not. - François de La Rochefoucauld quote.
No disguise can long conceal love where it is, nor feign it where it is not.
Him that I love, I wish to be free—even from me. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh quote.
Him that I love, I wish to be free—even from me.

freedom

No one worth possessing can be quite possessed. - Sara Teasdale quote.
No one worth possessing can be quite possessed.

freedom

I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.

relationships

Love at first sight is easy to understand. It's when two people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes a miracle. - Sam Levenson quote.
Love at first sight is easy to understand. It's when two people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes a miracle.

relationships

Love is not measured by how many times you touch each other but by how many times you reach each other.

relationships

Love is a great beautifier. - Louisa May Alcott quote.
Love is a great beautifier.
The purest affection the heart can hold is the honest love of a nine-year-old.
Four be the things I'd have been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt. - Dorothy Parker quote.
Four be the things I'd have been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. - Franklin P. Jones quote.
Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
When one loves somebody, everything is clear—where to go, what to do—it all takes care of itself and one doesn't have to ask anybody about anything. - Maxim Gorky quote.
When one loves somebody, everything is clear—where to go, what to do—it all takes care of itself and one doesn't have to ask anybody about anything.
Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love. - Erich Fromm quote.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.

faith

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

relationships

When a woman says, "Ah, I could love you if . . ."—fear not, she already loves you.

women

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

adventure

Love can achieve unexpected majesty in the rocky soil of misfortune.
Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat. - Ben Hecht quote.
Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is God's finger on man's shoulder.
To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind. - Theophile Gautier quote.
To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind.

admiration

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough. - George Washington Carver quote.
Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
The whole worth of a kind deed lies in the love that inspires it.
— Talmud

helping others

I have enjoyed the happiness of the world; I have loved. - Friedrich Schiller quote.
I have enjoyed the happiness of the world; I have loved.
Story writers say that love is concerned only with young people, and the excitement and glamour of romance end at the altar. How blind they are. The best romance is inside marriage; the finest love stories come after the wedding, not before.

romance marriage

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

marriage

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

marriage

When I was a child, love to me was what the sea is to a fish: something you swim in while you are going about the important affairs of life.

parenting children

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

parents advisory potential parenting

The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.

children

Do not believe those persons who say they have never been jealous. What they mean is that they have never been in love. - Gerald Brenan quote.
Do not believe those persons who say they have never been jealous. What they mean is that they have never been in love.

jealousy

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

envy

Brevity may be the soul of wit, but not when someone's saying, "I love you." - Judith Viorst quote.
Brevity may be the soul of wit, but not when someone's saying, "I love you."

communication

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

alcohol

Wouldn't it be great if we could buy love for $1 million. But the only way to be loved is to be lovable. You always get back more than you give away. If you don't give any, you won't get any. There's nobody I know who commands the love of others who doesn't feel like a success. And I can't imagine people who aren't loved feel very successful. - Warren Buffett quote.
Wouldn't it be great if we could buy love for $1 million. But the only way to be loved is to be lovable. You always get back more than you give away. If you don't give any, you won't get any. There's nobody I know who commands the love of others who doesn't feel like a success. And I can't imagine people who aren't loved feel very successful.
It's the energy of mindfulness in us that allows us to write a real love letter and reconcile with another person. A real love letter is made of insight, understanding, and compassion. Otherwise it's not a love letter. A true love letter can produce a transformation in the other person, and therefore in the world. But before it produces a transformation in the other person, it has to produce a transformation within us. Some letters may take the whole of our lifetime to write. - Thích Nhất Hạnh quote.
It's the energy of mindfulness in us that allows us to write a real love letter and reconcile with another person. A real love letter is made of insight, understanding, and compassion. Otherwise it's not a love letter. A true love letter can produce a transformation in the other person, and therefore in the world. But before it produces a transformation in the other person, it has to produce a transformation within us. Some letters may take the whole of our lifetime to write.

buddhist mindfulness

In the spring time, thousands of different kinds of flowers bloom. Your heart can also bloom. You can let your heart open up to the world. Love is possible— do not be afraid of it. Love is indispensable to life. - Thích Nhất Hạnh quote.
In the spring time, thousands of different kinds of flowers bloom. Your heart can also bloom. You can let your heart open up to the world. Love is possible— do not be afraid of it. Love is indispensable to life.

buddhist

When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept. We practice in this way until we see clearly that our love is not contingent upon the other person being lovable. - Thích Nhất Hạnh quote.
When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept. We practice in this way until we see clearly that our love is not contingent upon the other person being lovable.

buddhist

If you love someone but rarely make yourself available to him or her, that is not true love. - Thích Nhất Hạnh quote.
If you love someone but rarely make yourself available to him or her, that is not true love.

parenting relationships

The only way to speak the truth is speak lovingly. - Henry David Thoreau quote.
The only way to speak the truth is speak lovingly.

speech

Hatred can be overcome only by love. - Mahatma Gandhi quote.
Hatred can be overcome only by love.

hate

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense. - Helen Rowland quote.
Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.

imagination

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

relationships

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
— John 15:13

friendship biblical

Friendship is Love without his wings! - Lord Byron quote.
Friendship is Love without his wings!

friendship

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

cynical

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration. - D. H. Lawrence quote.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Love is a madness; if thwarted it develops fast. - Mark Twain quote.
Love is a madness; if thwarted it develops fast.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties. - Jules Renard quote.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.

cynical

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. - Peter Ustinov quote.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love. - Tom Robbins quote.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. - Robert Frost quote.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species. - W. Somerset Maugham quote.
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.

cynical

Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull. - H. L. Mencken quote.
Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.

happiness

Love never dies of starvation, but often of indigestion. - Ninon de l’Enclos quote.
Love never dies of starvation, but often of indigestion.
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 quote.
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.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. - Jean Anouilh quote.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Who so loves believes the impossible. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning quote.
Who so loves believes the impossible.

cynical

Love is not blind - it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love. - Mahatma Gandhi quote.
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.

enemies

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

health

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.

forgiveness prayer

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead. - Bertrand Russell quote.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. - Kahlil Gibran quote.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Love feels no burden, regards not labors, strives toward more than it attains, argues not of impossibility, since it believes that it may and can do all things. Therefore it avails for all things, and fulfils and accomplishes much where one not a lover falls and lies helpless. - Thomas à Kempis quote.
Love feels no burden, regards not labors, strives toward more than it attains, argues not of impossibility, since it believes that it may and can do all things. Therefore it avails for all things, and fulfils and accomplishes much where one not a lover falls and lies helpless.
Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic. - Cesare Pavese quote.
Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.

life pain

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

adversity

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more. - Erica Jong quote.
Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.

risk-taking

For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been given to us, the ultimate, the final problem and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation. - Rainer Maria Rilke quote.
For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been given to us, the ultimate, the final problem and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation.
I am the least difficult of men. All I want is boundless love.
I don't want to live, I want to love first and live incidentally. - Zelda Fitzgerald quote.
I don't want to live, I want to love first and live incidentally.
Not the artful postures of love, but love that overthrows life. Unbiddable, ungovernable, like a riot in the heart, and nothing to be done, come ruin or rapture. - William Shakespeare quote.
Not the artful postures of love, but love that overthrows life. Unbiddable, ungovernable, like a riot in the heart, and nothing to be done, come ruin or rapture.
Half – the most beautiful half – of life is hidden from him who has not loved passionately. - Stendhal quote.
Half – the most beautiful half – of life is hidden from him who has not loved passionately.
One hour of right-down love is worth an age of dully living on. - Aphra Behn quote.
One hour of right-down love is worth an age of dully living on.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. - Bertrand Russell quote.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

happiness caution

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

relationships

The hardest learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind.

relationships

Love requires the utmost vulnerability. We equip someone with freshly sharpened knives; strip naked; then invite him to stand close. What could be scarier? - Diane Ackerman quote.
Love requires the utmost vulnerability. We equip someone with freshly sharpened knives; strip naked; then invite him to stand close. What could be scarier?
If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it. - Ernest Hemingway quote.
If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.

relationships cynical

I have fallen in love with someone who hides inside you. - Shams-ud-din Muhammed Hafiz quote.
I have fallen in love with someone who hides inside you.
The greatest happiness love can offer is the first pressure of hands between you and your beloved. - Stendhal quote.
The greatest happiness love can offer is the first pressure of hands between you and your beloved.

romance

If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time. - Octavio Paz quote.
If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time.

relationships

One is never wounded by the love one gives, only by the love one expects.
Loving someone is a loss of freedom — but one doesn't think of it as loss because one gains so much else. - Erica Jong quote.
Loving someone is a loss of freedom — but one doesn't think of it as loss because one gains so much else.
Love sought is good, but given unsought better. - William Shakespeare quote.
Love sought is good, but given unsought better.
Suffering for love is how I have learned practically everything I know, love of grandmother up and on. - Djuna Barnes quote.
Suffering for love is how I have learned practically everything I know, love of grandmother up and on.
One must love with all of one's being, or else live, come what may, a life of complete chastity. - George Sand quote.
One must love with all of one's being, or else live, come what may, a life of complete chastity.
Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. - Helen Schucman quote.
Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. - Tom Robbins quote.
Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice.
The best cure for unrequited love: get to know them better. - Alain de Botton quote.
The best cure for unrequited love: get to know them better.

funny

Perfect love means to love the one through whom one became unhappy. - Søren Kierkegaard quote.
Perfect love means to love the one through whom one became unhappy.
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving. - Anatole France quote.
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.
Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions. - Woody Allen quote.
Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions.

sex funny

The important thing is not to think much, but to love much, and so to do what best awakens us to love. - Saint Teresa of Ávila quote.
The important thing is not to think much, but to love much, and so to do what best awakens us to love.
The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. - Vincent van Gogh quote.
The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
That Love is all there is, 
Is all we know of Love.
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. - Bertrand Russell quote.
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.

knowledge charity compassion philosophers

The one thing that I know about love for sure is that it's the only game in town and that you must keep going back to bat again and again and again. I have no respect for anyone who says they've given up, or that they're not looking or that they're tired. That is to abrogate one's responsibility as a human being. - Harlan Ellison quote.
The one thing that I know about love for sure is that it's the only game in town and that you must keep going back to bat again and again and again. I have no respect for anyone who says they've given up, or that they're not looking or that they're tired. That is to abrogate one's responsibility as a human being.
If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question? - Lily Tomlin quote.
If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?

cynical

One is very crazy when in love. - Sigmund Freud quote.
One is very crazy when in love.

cynical

Love is an ocean of emotions, entirely surrounded by expenses.

cynical

He who cannot love must learn to flatter. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quote.
He who cannot love must learn to flatter.

cynical

Love as a relation between men and women was ruined by the desire to make sure of the legitimacy of children. - Bertrand Russell quote.
Love as a relation between men and women was ruined by the desire to make sure of the legitimacy of children.

marriage cynical

Reason is a weak antagonist against love.

cynical reason

Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her. - Agatha Christie quote.
Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her.

cynical men men and women deceit

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

respect

Love is indescribable and unconditional. I could tell you a thousand things that it is not, but not one that it is. - Duke Ellington quote.
Love is indescribable and unconditional. I could tell you a thousand things that it is not, but not one that it is.
Love is a cunning weaver of fantasies and fables.

cynical

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

cynical

When a man is in love he endures more than at other times; he submits to everything. - Friedrich Nietzsche quote.
When a man is in love he endures more than at other times; he submits to everything.

cynical

Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain. - Billie Holiday quote.
Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain.

cynical

There's nothing in this world so sweet as love. And next to love the sweetest thing is hate. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quote.
There's nothing in this world so sweet as love. And next to love the sweetest thing is hate.

cynical

I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow. - Edmond Rostand quote.
I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.
Love is like any other luxury. You have no right to it unless you can afford it. - Anthony Trollope quote.
Love is like any other luxury. You have no right to it unless you can afford it.

cynical

Love's like the measles - all the worse when it comes late in life.
Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop. - H. L. Mencken quote.
Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
I can see from your utter misery, from your eagerness to misunderstand each other, and from your thoroughly bad temper, that this is the real thing. - Peter Ustinov quote.
I can see from your utter misery, from your eagerness to misunderstand each other, and from your thoroughly bad temper, that this is the real thing.

cynical

There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love. - Oscar Wilde quote.
There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.
Love is based on a view of women that is impossible to those who have had any experience with them. - H. L. Mencken quote.
Love is based on a view of women that is impossible to those who have had any experience with them.

cynical women

Love and a cough cannot be hid.
Here's to the happy man: All the world loves a lover. - Ralph Waldo Emerson quote.
Here's to the happy man: All the world loves a lover.

weddings

Hell, madam, is to love no longer. - Georges Bernanos quote.
Hell, madam, is to love no longer.
The love we give away is the only love we keep. - Elbert Hubbard quote.
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are. - John Dryden quote.
Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.
Love reckons hours for months and days for years and every little absence is an age.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist. - Muriel Spark quote.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
It is not love, but lack of love, which is blind.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Love commingled with hate is more powerful than love. Or hate. - Joyce Carol Oates quote.
Love commingled with hate is more powerful than love. Or hate.
Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination not to live without it.

divorce

This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted. - C. S. Lewis quote.
This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. - Karl A. Menninger quote.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
If you haven't had at least a slight poetic crack in the heart, you have been cheated by nature.

heartbreak

If you would be loved, love, and be lovable.
It's love that makes the world go round.
Love like ours can never die! - Rudyard Kipling quote.
Love like ours can never die!
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Love is the river of life in the world. - Henry Ward Beecher quote.
Love is the river of life in the world.
When love is suppressed hate takes its place. - Havelock Ellis quote.
When love is suppressed hate takes its place.

love and hate

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.

cooking

I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so. - John Donne quote.
I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so.
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 quote.
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.

religion

It [love] is like a cigar. If it goes out you can light it again, but it never tastes quite the same.

cigars Cigar

Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Connors. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford - but you'll take him anyway.
Love is like
a pineapple,
sweet and
undefinable.
The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity. - Ouida quote.
The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.

absence relationships

Love, the last defense against old age. - Aldous Huxley quote.
Love, the last defense against old age.

old age

Ambition and love are the wings of great actions. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quote.
Ambition and love are the wings of great actions.

ambition

Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It creates the failures. - Anaïs Nin quote.
Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It creates the failures.
Anaïs Nin The Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1944–47

anxiety

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

hope

The first symptom of true love in a young man is timidity; in a young girl it is boldness. - Victor Hugo quote.
The first symptom of true love in a young man is timidity; in a young girl it is boldness.

men and women

Love and the union of love is impossible without conversation. - Mortimer Adler quote.
Love and the union of love is impossible without conversation.

conversation

Love cures people, the ones who receive love and the ones who give it, too. - Karl A. Menninger quote.
Love cures people, the ones who receive love and the ones who give it, too.
Love is three-quarters curiosity. - Giacomo Casanova quote.
Love is three-quarters curiosity.

curiosity

Love and memory last, and will so endure till the game is called because of darkness. - Gene Fowler quote.
Love and memory last, and will so endure till the game is called because of darkness.
Gene Fowler Skyline: A Reporter’s Reminiscence of the 1920s

death memory

Love's a disease.  But curable. - Rose Macaulay quote.
Love's a disease.  But curable.
The error bred in the bone
Of each woman and each man
Craves what it cannot have,
Not universal love
But to be loved alone. - Wystan Auden quote.
The error bred in the bone
Of each woman and each man
Craves what it cannot have,
Not universal love
But to be loved alone.
Wystan Auden The English Auden: Poems, Essays, & Dramatic Writings, 1927–1939

error

The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows through.

flattery

I used to think that romantic love was a neurosis shared by two, a supreme foolishness.  I no longer thought that.  There's nothing foolish in loving anyone.  Thinking you'll be loved in return is what's foolish. - Rita Mae Brown quote.
I used to think that romantic love was a neurosis shared by two, a supreme foolishness.  I no longer thought that.  There's nothing foolish in loving anyone.  Thinking you'll be loved in return is what's foolish.

romance foolishness

Love demands infinitely less than friendship. - George Jean Nathan quote.
Love demands infinitely less than friendship.

friendship

Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name. - Ovid quote.
Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.
Ovid The Art of Love

friendship

Perhaps what makes friendship and love exciting is the continuing discovery of another personality.

friendship

All love that has not friendship for its base,
Is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Love, to endure life's sorrow and earth's woe,
Needs friendship's solid masonwork below.

friendship

We know that we can help ourselves only as we help others, and that the love we give away is the only love we keep. - Elbert Hubbard quote.
We know that we can help ourselves only as we help others, and that the love we give away is the only love we keep.

helping others Giving

Love dies only when growth stops. - Pearl Buck quote.
Love dies only when growth stops.

growth

"Love" is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. - Robert A. Heinlein quote.
"Love" is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

happiness

Love is the master key that unlocks the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and most easily of all, the gate of fear. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. quote.
Love is the master key that unlocks the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and most easily of all, the gate of fear.

happiness

I never knew how much like heaven this world could be, when two people love and live for one another! - Louisa May Alcott quote.
I never knew how much like heaven this world could be, when two people love and live for one another!

heaven

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

helping others

Imagination is to love what gas is to the balloon—that which raises it from the earth. - Letitia Landon quote.
Imagination is to love what gas is to the balloon—that which raises it from the earth.

imagination

Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone. - Mitch Albom quote.
Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.

immortality

Love and joy are twins, or born of each other. - William Hazlitt quote.
Love and joy are twins, or born of each other.

joy

An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge. - John Wesley quote.
An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.

knowledge

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

lies truth

Life without Love is like a tree without blossom and fruit. - Kahlil Gibran quote.
Life without Love is like a tree without blossom and fruit.

life

To live without loving is not really to live. - Molière quote.
To live without loving is not really to live.

life

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

listening men and women

The loss of love is a terrible thing;
They lie who say death is worse.
Countee Cullen On These I Stand: An Anthology of the Best Poems of Countee Cullen

loss

Love is the white light of emotion. - Diane Ackerman quote.
Love is the white light of emotion.
Love, like truth, is the unassailable defense. - Diane Ackerman quote.
Love, like truth, is the unassailable defense.
There's always a moment when you start to fall out of love, whether it's with a person or an idea or a cause, even if it's one you only narrate to yourself years after the event: a tiny thing, a wrong word, a false note, which means that things can never be quite the same again. - Douglas Adams quote.
There's always a moment when you start to fall out of love, whether it's with a person or an idea or a cause, even if it's one you only narrate to yourself years after the event: a tiny thing, a wrong word, a false note, which means that things can never be quite the same again.
Douglas Adams The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
Love is a net that catches hearts like fish. - Muhammad Ali quote.
Love is a net that catches hearts like fish.
Love is like a virus.  It can happen to anybody at any time.
Oh, love is real enough; you will find it some day, but it has one arch-enemy—and that is life. - Jean Anouilh quote.
Oh, love is real enough; you will find it some day, but it has one arch-enemy—and that is life.
Nobody dies from lack of sex.  It's lack of love we die from. - Margaret Atwood quote.
Nobody dies from lack of sex.  It's lack of love we die from.

sex

We are born with a scream; we come into life with a scream, and maybe love is a mosquito net between the fear of living and the fear of death. - Francis Bacon quote.
We are born with a scream; we come into life with a scream, and maybe love is a mosquito net between the fear of living and the fear of death.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.  Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. - James Baldwin quote.
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.
Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. - James Baldwin quote.
Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
Love is like some fresh spring that leaves its cresses, its gravel bed, and flowers to become first a stream and then a river, changing its aspect and its nature as it flows to plunge itself in some boundless ocean, where restricted natures only find monotony, but where great souls are engulfed in endless contemplation. - Honoré de Balzac quote.
Love is like some fresh spring that leaves its cresses, its gravel bed, and flowers to become first a stream and then a river, changing its aspect and its nature as it flows to plunge itself in some boundless ocean, where restricted natures only find monotony, but where great souls are engulfed in endless contemplation.
Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside. - Honoré de Balzac quote.
Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.
Love is an exploding cigar which we willingly smoke. - Lynda Barry quote.
Love is an exploding cigar which we willingly smoke.
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.
Nothing is so sensitive as love—and the greater, the more sensitive.  It cannot endure indifference.  It needs to be wanted.  Like a lamp, it needs to be fed from out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low. - Henry Ward Beecher quote.
Nothing is so sensitive as love—and the greater, the more sensitive.  It cannot endure indifference.  It needs to be wanted.  Like a lamp, it needs to be fed from out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Love is the wine of existence. - Henry Ward Beecher quote.
Love is the wine of existence.
Love's a thin Diet, nor will keep out Cold. - Aphra Behn quote.
Love's a thin Diet, nor will keep out Cold.
Oh, what a dear ravishing thing is the beginning of an Amour! - Aphra Behn quote.
Oh, what a dear ravishing thing is the beginning of an Amour!
Love is nature's psychotherapy.
Eric Berne A Layman’s Guide to Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
— The Bible—1 Corinthians 13:4-7

biblical

Love, n.  A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder. - Ambrose Bierce quote.
Love, n.  A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder.
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god. - Jorge Luis Borges quote.
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.

wish

Married love is a stream that, after a certain length of time, sinks into the earth and flows underground.  Something is there, but one does not know what.  Only the vegetation shows that there is still water. - Gerald Brenan quote.
Married love is a stream that, after a certain length of time, sinks into the earth and flows underground.  Something is there, but one does not know what.  Only the vegetation shows that there is still water.
Love is like a card trick.  After you know how it works, it's no fun any more. - Fanny Brice quote.
Love is like a card trick.  After you know how it works, it's no fun any more.
When first we met we did not guess
That love would prove so hard a master.
On the whole, love comes with the speed of light; separation, with that of sound. - Joseph Brodsky quote.
On the whole, love comes with the speed of light; separation, with that of sound.
Real love is a pilgrimage.  It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists. - Anita Brookner quote.
Real love is a pilgrimage.  It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.
Anita Brookner Women Writers Talk: Interviews with 10 Women Writers
Love doesn't just drop on you unexpectedly; you have to give off signals, sort of like an amateur radio operator. - Henry Gurley Brown quote.
Love doesn't just drop on you unexpectedly; you have to give off signals, sort of like an amateur radio operator.
Love is the wild card of existence. - Rita Mae Brown quote.
Love is the wild card of existence.
I have always been suspicious of romantic love.  It looks too much like a narcissism shared by two. - Rita Mae Brown quote.
I have always been suspicious of romantic love.  It looks too much like a narcissism shared by two.

romance narcissist

The face of all the world is changed, I think,
Since I first heard the footsteps of thy soul. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning quote.
The face of all the world is changed, I think,
Since I first heard the footsteps of thy soul.
How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning quote.
How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight.
Take away love, and our earth is a tomb! - Robert Browning quote.
Take away love, and our earth is a tomb!
For that is one of the best things about love: the feeling of being wrapped, like a gift, in understanding. - Anatole Broyard quote.
For that is one of the best things about love: the feeling of being wrapped, like a gift, in understanding.
Like the measles, love was most dangerous when it came late in life. - Lord Byron quote.
Like the measles, love was most dangerous when it came late in life.
It seems to me that the coming of love is like the coming of spring; the date is not to be reckoned by the calendar. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton quote.
It seems to me that the coming of love is like the coming of spring; the date is not to be reckoned by the calendar.
O, my luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June.
O, my luve's like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune. - Robert Burns quote.
O, my luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June.
O, my luve's like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune.
No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread. - Robert Burton quote.
No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread.
Yes, Love indeed is a light from heaven,;
a spark of that immortal fire. - Lord Byron quote.
Yes, Love indeed is a light from heaven,;
a spark of that immortal fire.
For Love is ever the beginning of Knowledge, as fire is of light; and works also more in the manner of fire. - Thomas Carlyle quote.
For Love is ever the beginning of Knowledge, as fire is of light; and works also more in the manner of fire.
Love is not altogether a delirium...yet has it many points in common therewith. - Thomas Carlyle quote.
Love is not altogether a delirium...yet has it many points in common therewith.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art.  It is the color of love.
Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history. - Nicolas Chamfort quote.
Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history.

marriage

If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life. - Cher quote.
If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.
Cher The Times
A man when he is making up to anybody can be cordial and gallant and full of little attentions and altogether charming. But when a man is really in love he can't help looking like a sheep. - Agatha Christie quote.
A man when he is making up to anybody can be cordial and gallant and full of little attentions and altogether charming. But when a man is really in love he can't help looking like a sheep.

sheep

Anyone who has never really loved has never really lived. - Agatha Christie quote.
Anyone who has never really loved has never really lived.
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous, that you realize just how much you love them! - Agatha Christie quote.
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous, that you realize just how much you love them!
The saddest thing in life and the hardest to live through is the knowledge that there is someone you love very much whom you cannot save from suffering. - Agatha Christie quote.
The saddest thing in life and the hardest to live through is the knowledge that there is someone you love very much whom you cannot save from suffering.

suffering

Love is a sometimes breathless sigh, a sometimes gasping cry, a moaning plea, a lonely ship on an angry sea, calling out for an SOS, or just a helping hand to guide her home. - Natalie Cole quote.
Love is a sometimes breathless sigh, a sometimes gasping cry, a moaning plea, a lonely ship on an angry sea, calling out for an SOS, or just a helping hand to guide her home.
Love comes disguised as a thunderbolt and often vanishes at the same pace. - Colette quote.
Love comes disguised as a thunderbolt and often vanishes at the same pace.
Love clamors far more incessantly and passionately at a closed gate than an open one! - Marie Corelli quote.
Love clamors far more incessantly and passionately at a closed gate than an open one!
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth, or burn down your house, you can never tell.
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 quote.
Love is not enough.  It must be the foundation, the cornerstone—but not the complete structure.  It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Love is a kind of dementia with very precise and oft-repeated clinical symptoms.
It has been said that love robs those who have it of their wit, and gives it to those who have none. - Denis Diderot quote.
It has been said that love robs those who have it of their wit, and gives it to those who have none.
Love did his reason blind,
And love's the noblest frailty of the mind. - John Dryden quote.
Love did his reason blind,
And love's the noblest frailty of the mind.
Love is the most selfish of all the passions. - Alexandre Dumas quote.
Love is the most selfish of all the passions.

selfishness passion

Puberty is the cradle of love, senility its cremation.
I love you to the limits of speech, and beyond.
It's strange that words are so inadequate.
Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath,
So the lover must struggle for words. - T. S. Eliot quote.
I love you to the limits of speech, and beyond.
It's strange that words are so inadequate.
Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath,
So the lover must struggle for words.

words

There's no such thing as safe love.  Real love means giving someone the power to hurt you.
Love is an art.  I thought you might notice my craft is ebbing. - Peter De Vries quote.
Love is an art.  I thought you might notice my craft is ebbing.
Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. - Henry Fielding quote.
Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.

tea

When love first dawns on the mind, the faintest superficial contact flashes along the nerves as a thrill of delicious emotion.
Of all the icy blasts that blow on love, a request for money is the most chilling and havoc-wreaking. - Gustave Flaubert quote.
Of all the icy blasts that blow on love, a request for money is the most chilling and havoc-wreaking.
The main condition for the achievement of love is the overcoming of one's narcissism. - Erich Fromm quote.
The main condition for the achievement of love is the overcoming of one's narcissism.

narcissist

At the gate which suspicion enters, love goes out. - Thomas Fuller quote.
At the gate which suspicion enters, love goes out.

suspicion proverbs

Love is no hot-house flower, but a wild plant, born of a wet night, born of an hour of sunshine; sprung from wild seed, blown along the road by a wild wind. - John Galsworthy quote.
Love is no hot-house flower, but a wild plant, born of a wet night, born of an hour of sunshine; sprung from wild seed, blown along the road by a wild wind.
Love-matches are made by people who are content for a month of honey, to condemn themselves to a life of vinegar. - Lady Blessington quote.
Love-matches are made by people who are content for a month of honey, to condemn themselves to a life of vinegar.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. - Kahlil Gibran quote.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Love, like a running brook, is disregarded, taken for granted; but when the brook freezes over, then people begin to remember how it was when it ran, and they want it to run again. - Kahlil Gibran quote.
Love, like a running brook, is disregarded, taken for granted; but when the brook freezes over, then people begin to remember how it was when it ran, and they want it to run again.
Love is a plant of the most tender kind,
That shrinks and shakes with every ruffling wind.
In love as in sport, the amateur status must be strictly maintained. - Robert Graves quote.
In love as in sport, the amateur status must be strictly maintained.
Love is a universal migraine
A bright stain on the vision
Blotting out reason. - Robert Graves quote.
Love is a universal migraine
A bright stain on the vision
Blotting out reason.
What the great philosophers have said vis-à-vis love.   "Love is a slippery eel that bites like hell." Bertrand Russell.   "Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine-gun." Kierkegaard.   "Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath.  At night, the ice weasels come." Nietzsche
Love cannot live where there is no trust. - Edith Hamilton quote.
Love cannot live where there is no trust.

trust

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.  It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity. - Helen Hayes quote.
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.  It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Love is like a faucet. It turns off and on.
Sometimes when you think it's on, baby,
It has turned off and gone. - Billie Holiday quote.
Love is like a faucet. It turns off and on.
Sometimes when you think it's on, baby,
It has turned off and gone.
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. - Zora Neale Hurston quote.
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
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 quote.
Love, I find, is like singing.  Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.
For many people, love is a collaborative work of art.
We turn toward love like sunflowers to the sun, and then the human parts kick in.  This seems to me the only real problem, the human parts—the body, for instance, and the mind. - Anne Lamott quote.
We turn toward love like sunflowers to the sun, and then the human parts kick in.  This seems to me the only real problem, the human parts—the body, for instance, and the mind.
Anne Lamott Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith
The journey of love has been rather a lacerating, if well-worth-it, journey. - D. H. Lawrence quote.
The journey of love has been rather a lacerating, if well-worth-it, journey.
Love is an Observant Traveller.
We love in another's soul
whatever of ourselves
we can deposit in it;
the greater the deposit,
the greater the love.
Love is a force.  It is not a result; it is a cause.  It is not a product; it produces.  It is a power, like money or steam or electricity. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh quote.
Love is a force.  It is not a result; it is a cause.  It is not a product; it produces.  It is a power, like money or steam or electricity.
Oh, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love—the first fluttering of its silken wings; the first rising sound and breath of wind which is so soon to sweep through the soul, to purify or to destroy! - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quote.
Oh, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love—the first fluttering of its silken wings; the first rising sound and breath of wind which is so soon to sweep through the soul, to purify or to destroy!
Love makes its record in deeper colors as we grow out of childhood into manhood; as the emperors signed their names in green ink when under age, but when of age in purple. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quote.
Love makes its record in deeper colors as we grow out of childhood into manhood; as the emperors signed their names in green ink when under age, but when of age in purple.
Love is like playing checkers.  You have to know which man to move. - Moms Mabley quote.
Love is like playing checkers.  You have to know which man to move.
I never saw love as luck, as that gift from the gods which put everything else in place, and allowed you to succeed.  No, I saw love as reward. - Norman Mailer quote.
I never saw love as luck, as that gift from the gods which put everything else in place, and allowed you to succeed.  No, I saw love as reward.

luck

They say love is a two-way street. But I don't believe it, because the one I've been on for the last two years was a dirt road.
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.
Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another. - H. L. Mencken quote.
Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
We cannot love ourselves unless we love others, and we cannot love others unless we love ourselves.  But a selfish love of ourselves makes us incapable of loving others. - Thomas Merton quote.
We cannot love ourselves unless we love others, and we cannot love others unless we love ourselves.  But a selfish love of ourselves makes us incapable of loving others.
Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody's business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy if anything can. - Thomas Merton quote.
Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody's business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy if anything can.
To fall in love you have to be in the state of mind for it to take, like a disease. - Nancy Mitford quote.
To fall in love you have to be in the state of mind for it to take, like a disease.
In the love affair, as in sculpture, poetry, and every other fine art, no lasting success can be achieved without skill.
Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man. - George Jean Nathan quote.
Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man.
Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few. - George Jean Nathan quote.
Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.
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 illnesses and wounds, it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings, but never a natural death.  Every lover should be brought to trial as the murderer of his own love.
There is no joy on this earth like falling in love with a woman and managing at the same time the trick of keeping just enough perspective to see her fall in love too. - Walker Percy quote.
There is no joy on this earth like falling in love with a woman and managing at the same time the trick of keeping just enough perspective to see her fall in love too.
Human nature was originally one and we were a whole, and the desire and the pursuit of the whole is called love. - Plato quote.
Human nature was originally one and we were a whole, and the desire and the pursuit of the whole is called love.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality. - Theodor Reik quote.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Love kills intelligence.  The brain and the heart act upon each other in the manner of an hour-glass.  One fills itself only to empty the other. - Jules Renard quote.
Love kills intelligence.  The brain and the heart act upon each other in the manner of an hour-glass.  One fills itself only to empty the other.
Love is dope, not chicken soup. - Tom Robbins quote.
Love is dope, not chicken soup.
Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules.  The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice.
Up to a certain point it is good for us to know that there are people in the world who will give us love and unquestioned loyalty to the limit of their ability. I doubt, however, if it is good for us to feel assured of this without the accompanying obligation of having to justify this devotion by our behavior. - Eleanor Roosevelt quote.
Up to a certain point it is good for us to know that there are people in the world who will give us love and unquestioned loyalty to the limit of their ability. I doubt, however, if it is good for us to feel assured of this without the accompanying obligation of having to justify this devotion by our behavior.

loyalty

Life has taught us that love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry quote.
Life has taught us that love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Love is a passion that hath friends in the garrison. - George Savile quote.
Love is a passion that hath friends in the garrison.
Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage.
Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love. - Delmore Schwartz quote.
Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage.
Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.
To say the truth, reason and love keep little company together now-a-days. - William Shakespeare quote.
To say the truth, reason and love keep little company together now-a-days.
Love is the only disease that makes you feel better.
How appropriate it seems that in the dwelling place of human emotions, love is the last to leave.
Love needs new leaves every summer of life, as much as your elm-trees, and new branches to grow broader and wider, and new flowers at the root to cover the ground. - Harriet Beecher Stoew quote.
Love needs new leaves every summer of life, as much as your elm-trees, and new branches to grow broader and wider, and new flowers at the root to cover the ground.
Love is the fart
Of every heart:
It pains a man when 'tis kept close,
And others doth offend, when 'tis let loose.
He that shuts love out, in turn shall be
Shut out from love, and on her threshold lie
Howling in the outer darkness. - Alfred, Lord Tennyson quote.
He that shuts love out, in turn shall be
Shut out from love, and on her threshold lie
Howling in the outer darkness.
Love is a fruit, in season at all times and within the reach of every hand.  Anyone may gather it and no limit is set.
Lovers' quarrels are the renewal of love.

quarrels

It is best to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all. - William Thackeray quote.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
To see a young couple loving each other is no wonder; but to see an old couple loving each other is the best sight of all. - William Thackeray quote.
To see a young couple loving each other is no wonder; but to see an old couple loving each other is the best sight of all.

youth & age

Love must be as much a light as a flame. - Henry David Thoreau quote.
Love must be as much a light as a flame.
Love is like any other luxury.  You have no right to it unless you can afford it.
Money is of value for what it buys, and in love it buys time, place, intimacy, comfort, and a private corner alone. - Mae West quote.
Money is of value for what it buys, and in love it buys time, place, intimacy, comfort, and a private corner alone.
Mae West Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It!

money

Now he discovered that secret from which one never quite recovers, that even in the most perfect love one person loves less profoundly than the other.  There may be two equally good, equally gifted, equally beautiful, but there can never be two that love one another equally well. - Thornton Wilder quote.
Now he discovered that secret from which one never quite recovers, that even in the most perfect love one person loves less profoundly than the other.  There may be two equally good, equally gifted, equally beautiful, but there can never be two that love one another equally well.
There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning. - Thornton Wilder quote.
There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.
Love is an energy which exists of itself.  It is its own value. - Thornton Wilder quote.
Love is an energy which exists of itself.  It is its own value.
That cordial drop heaven in our cup has thrown
To make the nauseous draught of life go down. - John Wilmot quote.
That cordial drop heaven in our cup has thrown
To make the nauseous draught of life go down.
Love is a rose but you better not pick it.  It only grows when it's on the vine.
In how many lives does Love really play a dominant part?  The average taxpayer is no more capable of a "grand passion" than of a grand opera. - Israel Zangwill quote.
In how many lives does Love really play a dominant part?  The average taxpayer is no more capable of a "grand passion" than of a grand opera.

opera

Love is like the wild rose-briar;
Friendship like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms,
But which will bloom most constantly?

friendship

Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.

friendship

Friendship, which is of its nature a delicate thing, fastidious, slow of growth, is easily checked, will hesitate, demur, recoil where love, good old blustering love, bowls ahead and blunders through every obstacle. - Colette quote.
Friendship, which is of its nature a delicate thing, fastidious, slow of growth, is easily checked, will hesitate, demur, recoil where love, good old blustering love, bowls ahead and blunders through every obstacle.

friendship

Love is friendship that has caught fire.  It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving.  It is loyalty through good and bad times.  It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. - Ann Landers quote.
Love is friendship that has caught fire.  It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving.  It is loyalty through good and bad times.  It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.

friendship

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

friendship

'Tis better to have loved and lust than never to have loved at all.

lust

Lust is what makes you keep wanting to do it, even when you have no desire to be with each other.  Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it. - Judith Viorst quote.
Lust is what makes you keep wanting to do it, even when you have no desire to be with each other.  Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.

lust

Love is friendship set on fire. - Jeremy Taylor quote.
Love is friendship set on fire.
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues. - Honoré de Balzac quote.
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.

women

By accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love he may rule the world forever. - Lao Tzu quote.
By accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love he may rule the world forever.
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. - Thomas Carlyle quote.
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love. - Friedrich Nietzsche quote.
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.

cynical

All mankind love a lover. - Ralph Waldo Emerson quote.
All mankind love a lover.
Can miles truly separate you from friends ... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
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 quote.
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.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey. - Victor Hugo quote.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else. - George Bernard Shaw quote.
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. - William Shakespeare quote.
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
Love is always bestowed as a gift—freely, willingly, and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life. - Leo Buscaglia quote.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Love is love's reward. - John Dryden quote.
Love is love's reward.
Love is metaphysical gravity. - Buckminster Fuller quote.
Love is metaphysical gravity.
Love is my religion—I could die for it. - John Keats quote.
Love is my religion—I could die for it.
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 quote.
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Love is the beauty of the soul. - Augustine of Hippo quote.
Love is the beauty of the soul.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion. - Miguel de Unamuno quote.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow. - John Lennon quote.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods. - Plato quote.
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
Love is the poetry of the senses. - Honoré de Balzac quote.
Love is the poetry of the senses.
Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. - H. L. Mencken quote.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Love means not ever having to say you're sorry. - Erich Segal quote.
Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
Love takes up where knowledge leaves off. - Thomas Aquinas quote.
Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
Love ... it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be. - Kahlil Gibran quote.
Love ... it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry quote.
Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction.
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 quote.
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.

relationships marriage

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving. - Paulo Coelho quote.
One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved. - William Congreve quote.
Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.

heartbreak

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.
The means to gain happiness is to throw out from oneself like a spider in all directions an adhesive web of love, and to catch in all that comes. - Leo Tolstoy quote.
The means to gain happiness is to throw out from oneself like a spider in all directions an adhesive web of love, and to catch in all that comes.

happiness

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 Gladstone quote.
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.

power peace

But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. - Kahlil Gibran quote.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were. - Kahlil Gibran quote.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.

famous

Love is trembling happiness. - Kahlil Gibran quote.
Love is trembling happiness.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. - Kahlil Gibran quote.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love. - Kahlil Gibran quote.
Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a labourer's hand. - Kahlil Gibran quote.
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a labourer's hand.

beauty truth work

When love beckons to you, follow him, 
Though his ways are hard and steep. 
And when his wings enfold you yield to him, 
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. - Kahlil Gibran quote.
When love beckons to you, follow him, 
Though his ways are hard and steep. 
And when his wings enfold you yield to him, 
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
Who, being loved, is poor? - Oscar Wilde quote.
Who, being loved, is poor?
Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom. - Rabindranath Tagore quote.
Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it. - Rabindranath Tagore quote.
Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.
Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth, which is law. - Rabindranath Tagore quote.
Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth, which is law.
Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation. - Rabindranath Tagore quote.
Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.

ultimate reality

Being loved by all is little fun 
Unless you're also loved by one. - Robert Breault quote.
Being loved by all is little fun 
Unless you're also loved by one.
For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love. - Carl Sagan quote.
For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.
Perhaps the depth of love can be calibrated by the number of different selves that are actively involved in a given relationship. - Carl Sagan quote.
Perhaps the depth of love can be calibrated by the number of different selves that are actively involved in a given relationship.

the self

What I had loved so much about Jenny was her ability to see inside me, to understand things I never needed to carve out in words. - Erich Segal quote.
What I had loved so much about Jenny was her ability to see inside me, to understand things I never needed to carve out in words.
Love is not liking somebody. Anyone can do that. Love is loving things that sometimes you don't like.