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

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

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

A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.
Frank Howard Clark

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking.
It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
I Corinthians 13:4-8
The Holy Bible

A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.
Bil Keane

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

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

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

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

A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven.
Boethius

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

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

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

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

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

All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Plato

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

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

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

But whether it be dream or truth, to do well is what matters. If it be truth, for truth’s sake. If not, then to gain friends for the time when we awaken.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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

Do all things with love.
Og Mandino

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

For all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
Boethius

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

Fortune and love favor the brave.
Ovid

Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord Byron

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

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

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

I don’t wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.
Javan

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

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

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

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

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

If there is a God, whence proceed so many evils? If there is no God, whence cometh any good?
Boethius

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

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

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

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

If you want to be loved, be lovable.
Ovid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages.
Marcel Proust

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

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

Love conquers all.
Virgil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love is being stupid together.
Paul Valery

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

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

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

Love is love’s reward.
John Dryden

Love is metaphysical gravity.
R. Buckminster Fuller

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
Judith Viorst

Love is my religion – I could die for it.
John Keats

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

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

Love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine

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

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

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

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

Love is the poetry of the senses.
Honore de Balzac

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

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

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

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

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

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

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