Love Archives

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

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
-- Anne-Sophie Swetchine
The pleasure of love is in loving. -- Francois de La Rochefoucaul

The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp. -- John Berry

The important thing was to love rather than to be loved. -- W. Somerset Maugham

When people think the world of you, be careful with them. -- Margaret Cho

Every instance of heartbreak can teach us powerful lessons about creating the kind of love we really want. -- Martha Beck

Treasure the love you have received above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. -- Og Mandino

In love, one and one are one. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

Every instance of heartbreak can teach us powerful lessons about creating
the kind of love we really want. -- Martha Beck

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

I don’t think anyone can DO anything that would make him worthy of love. Love is a gift and cannot be earned. It can only be given. -- Real Live Preacher

Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive. -- John Sheffield

If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.
-- Cher

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

Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke. -- Lynda Barry

Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you. -- Wayne Dyer

Love seeketh not itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair. -- William Blake

Don't cry because it's over -- smile because it happened. -- Anonymous

When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough. -- Maurice Maeterlinck

Soul meets soul on lover's lips. -- Percy Bysshe Shelly
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined... to strengthen each other... to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories. -- George Eliot

She is not fair to outward view
As many maidens be;
Her loveliness I never knew
Until she smiled on me;
Oh! then I saw her eye was bright,
A well of love, a spring of light.

-- Hartley Coleridge

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

I didn't say it, but I thought it. -- Claudia Rodenstein

The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom...
-- Bell Hooks

To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don't want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt. -- Madonna

Take hold lightly; let go lightly. This is one of the great secrets of felicity in love.
-- Spanish Proverb

Hereafter, in a better world than this,
I shall desire more love and knowledge of you.
-- William Shakespeare

Love is something you give. -- Bill Purdin

Seven days and seven nights of thunder
The water's rising and I'm slipping under
I think I fell in love with the eighth world wonder
-- Kimberly Locke

The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of. -- Blaise Pascal

It is the loving, not the loved, person who feels loveable. -- Jessamyn West

Never underestimate the power of a kiss. -- Hans Christian Anderson

Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own home. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor . . . Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting. -- Mother Teresa

If we discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them. -- Christopher Morley

All our loves are first loves. -- Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

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

In dreams and love there are no impossibilities. -- Janos Arany

The heart that loves is always young. -- Anonymous

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

In jealousy there is more of self-love, than of love of another.
-- Duc Francois de la Rochefoucauld

All you need is love. -- John Lennon

The presence of mistrust, where confidence is due, withers the flowers of Eden and scatters love's petals to decay. -- Mary Baker Eddy

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. -- Sam Keen

Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you into trouble. -- Frank Tyger

If you love something, set it free; if it comes backs it's yours, if it doesn't, it never was. -- Richard Bach

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

The road to the heart is the ear. -- Voltaire

'Tis not love's going hurts my days, but that it went in little ways.
-- Edna St. Vincent Millay

We can only learn to love by loving. -- Doris Murdock

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

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

The roots of the deepest love die in the heart if not tenderly cherished.
-- Von Herder

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every hand.
-- Mother Teresa

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
-- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Don't marry someone you can live with. Marry someone you cannot live without
-- Josh McDowell

Even though you might be just one person in this world, you might mean the whole world to just one person. -- Anonymous

Love builds highways out of dead ends. -- Louis Gittner (Dedicated to those who know it's true.)

Honey, you lied when you said that you loved me and I had no cause to doubt you.
But, I'd rather go on hearing your lies, than go on living without you.
-- Elvis Presley, Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Love is the blossum where there blows
Everything that lives or grows.
-- Giles Fletcher

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

My face is thine eye,
thine is mine.
-- John Donne (Dedicated to Laine Abbott)

The heart has reasons that reason does not understand. -- Norman Cousins

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

If thou wake, he cannot sleep....
William Shakespeare, "The Passionate Pilgrim"

To give rightly is Love's first behest,--
To give as the rain floods all the thirsting earth,
As flings the breeze its ripple of soft mirth;
As the wide tree spreads shade in noontide glare,
The best thou knowest give, that all may share.

And as these lack not, neither shalt thou lack;
For all thy giving shall increase thy store.
Because unsought, thy sowing shall give back
An hundredfold of good -- till more and more
Thy garners of true joy are brimming o'er.

-- Edith C. Carter, written circa 1909, published in The Christian Science Journal

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

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? -- Stephen Levine

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