LOVE QUOTES

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"Greater Love has no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends."

- Jesus

"Love, like a river, will cut a new path Whenever it meets an obstacle."

- Crystal Middlemas –

"You know you are in love When you see the world in her eyes, And her eyes everywhere in the world."

- David Levesque –

"Love is like a mountain, Hard to climb, But once you get to the top The view is beautiful."

- Daniel Monroe Tuttle –

"To the world you may be one person, But to one person you may be the world."

- Bill Wilson –

"Love reminds you that nothing else matter."

- Amy Bushell –

"Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot."

- Rusty Silvey –

"Love is when you look into someone's eyes And see their heart."

- Jill Petty –

"Love is when you look into someone's eyes, And see everything you need." - Kristen Kappel –

"We walked together down the path that leads I know not where. It matters not, for we, Together, will abide whatever fate Has planned for us. Forever."

- Ferventlove –

"You know you've found love When you look in their eyes And find yourself."

- Monique Patton –

"Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same." - Unknown

"Love is like quicksand--the deeper you fall in, the harder it is to get out."

- Unknown

"The heart has its reasons that reason does not know."

- Pascal

"Why is it that we don't always recognize the moment love begins, but we always recognize the moment it ends?"

- Unknown   

"To fall in love is awfully simple, to fall out of love is simply awful."

- Unknown

"You don't get to choose, you just fall."

 - Unknown 

"Love is like heaven, but it can hurt like hell."

- Unknown

"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition."

- Alexander Smith

"To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best."

- William M. Thackeray

"Love is . . . born with the pleasure of looking at each other, it is fed with the necessity of seeing each other, it is concluded with the impossibility of separation!"

- Unknown

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

"There is no difference between a wise man and a fool when they fall in love."

- Unknown

"In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing."

- Mignon McLaughlin

"No three words have greater power than 'I Love You'."

- Unknown

"It is never too late to fall in love."

- Anonymous

"Respect is love in plain clothes." - Unknown

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

- Peter Ustinov

"Love is most nearly itself When here and now cease to matter." - T.S. Eliot

"Love is when the woman of your dreams becomes a reality and sleep stops being a priority."

- Unknown

"If the only place where I could see you was in my dreams, I'd sleep forever."

- Unknown

"A memory of true love is like a favorite song; No matter how many times it plays again, You never get tired of it." - Unknown

"True love is knowing a person's faults, And loving them even more for them." - Unknown

"I never felt true love until I was with you, And I never felt true sadness until you left me." - Unknown

"The heart and the soul must bind together to make true love." - Unknown

"No matter how hard things seem, True love will aide you through it." - Unknown

"Love is a gift, not an obligation, Follow your heart and always trust the person you love."

- Unknown

"Love is like a butterfly, it settles upon you when you least expect it."

- Unknown

"Love is when your mouth has no need to move to make her happy because your heart is beating, and that's all that matters."

- Kaitlin Rogers

"Love is like a knife, it can stab the heart or it can carve wonderful images into the soul that will last a lifetime."

- Unknown
"Love is when you wake up thinking of no one else but, that person!"                                                    

- Unknown

"Love is when you look into someone’s eyes and go all the way inside, to their soul and you both know... instantly." - Angela Chase “My So Called Life”

"Love that remains longest in your heart is the one that is not returned."

- Unknown

"It's not that I can't live without you...it's just that I don't even want to try."

- Unknown

"There are a million things in the world I want, but all I need is you."

- Unknown

"Age does not protect us from love, But love to some extent protects us from age."

- Unknown

"They do not love that do not show their love."

-William Shakespeare

"Love from one side hurts, but love from two sides heals."

-William Shakespeare

"Love looks not with eyes, but with the mind."

-William Shakespeare

"Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares."

-William Shakespeare

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

"So dear I love him that with him, All deaths I could endure. Without him, live no lives." -William Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet”

"There is no remedy for love but to love more."

-Henry David Thoreau

"Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble and attempts what is above its strength."

-Thomas A Kempis

"Life is a flower of which love is the honey." -Victor Hugo

"The reduction of the universe to a single being, The expansion of a single being even to God, this is love." -Victor Hugo

"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved." -Victor Hugo

"The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love”.

-Pearl Bailey

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

"Men always want to be a woman's first love Women like to be a man's last romance." -Oscar Wilde

"Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the Real with the ideal never goes unpunished."

-Goethe

"If you have it, you don't need to have anything else. If you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have."

-Sir James M. Barrie

"To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god."

-Jorge Luis Borges

"Being deeply loved someone gives you strength, While loving someone deeply gives you courage."

-Lao Tzu

"Romantic love is a passionate spiritual-emotional-sexual attachment between a man and a woman that reflects a high regard for the value of each other's person."

-Nathaniel Branden

"It is better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all." -Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Absence is to love What wind is to fire; It extinguishes the small, It enkindles the great." -Anonymous

"True love cannot be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does."

~ Anonymous ~

"Love is like war, Easy to begin but hard to end."

~ Anonymous ~

"My love for you is a journey; Starting at forever, And ending at never."

~ Anonymous ~

"Love is not a matter of counting the years... But making the years count."

~ Michelle St. Amand ~

"Love is that condition in which The happiness of another person Is essential to your own."

~ Robert A. Heinlein, “Stranger in a Strange Land”

"Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it."

~ Thomas Fuller ~

"True love begins when nothing is looked for in return."

~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery ~

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

~ Janos Arany ~

"The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart." ~ Josiah G. Holland ~

"And think not you can guide the course of love. For love, if it finds you worthy, shall guide your course." - Kahlil Gibran

"One man by himself is nothing. Two people who belong together make a world."

- Hans Margolius

"The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person."

– Vi Putnam

"I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams." -W.B. Yeats

"Sweet are the words of Love, sweeter his thoughts: Sweetest of all what Love nor says nor thinks."

-Richard Garnett

"Love the heart that hurts you, but never hurt the heart that loves you."

-Vipin Sharma

"What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined... to strengthen each other... to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories."

-George Eliot

"Love is the history of a woman's life; It is an episode in man." -Germaine De Stael

"Love is a thing, well, it’s kind of like quicksand: The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall." -UB40

"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." -Lao Tzu

"No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking."

-Francois La Rochefoucauld

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

-Mary Parrish

"Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go"

-Herman Hesse

"When you like someone, you like them in spite of their faults. When you love someone, you love them with their faults."

-Elizabeth Cameron

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

"Distance between two hearts is not an obstacle...rather a beautiful reminder of just how strong true love can be." ~Unknown

"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."

--Anonymous

"Hell's afloat in lover's tears." --Anonymous

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

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

-Washington Irwing

"Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations." ~ Kahlil Gibran ~

"No one is perfect until you fall in love with them."

~ Unknown ~

"It is better for a woman to marry a man who loves her than a man she loves."

~ Unknown ~

"He taught me how to love, but not how to stop."

~ Unknown ~

"Love me now, love me never, but if you love me, love me forever." ~ Unknown ~

"Lucky is the man who is the first love of a woman, but luckier is the woman who is the last love of a man. " ~ Unknown ~

"It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone... but it takes a lifetime to forget someone."

~ Unknown ~

"A happy man marries the girl he loves; a happier man loves the girl he marries."

- Anonymous

"An old man who marries a young wife grows younger - but she grows older."

- Folk

"Forgiveness is the final form of love."

- Reinhold Niebuhr

"Love is being stupid together." ~ Unknown ~

"No one is too young for love, because love doesn't come from your mind, which knows your age, but from your heart, which knows no age."

~ Unknown ~

"Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense." ~ Mark Overby

"I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love."

~ Henry Ward Beecher

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

~ Aristotle

"You don't marry someone you can live with - you marry the person who you cannot live without."

~ Unknown

"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

"Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."

~ Kahlil Gibran

"Love is like a river, always changing, but always finding you again somewhere down the road." ~ Kelly Elaine ~

"Love is a language spoken by everyone, but understood only by a heart." ~ Shirley Rindani ~

"Who do you turn to when the only person in the world that can stop you from crying, is exactly the one making you." cry? ~ Unknown ~

"Don't find love, let love find you. That's why it's called falling in love, because you don't force yourself to fall, you just fall."

~ Unknown ~

"You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her." ~ Anonymous

"Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination."

~ Voltaire

"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."

~ Robert Frost

"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

"Real love stories never have endings."

~ Richard Bach

"Love comforteth like sunshine after rain."

-William Shakespeare

"He who love touches walks not in darkness." -Plato

"Love is the only gold."

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

"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. And when he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden."

-Kahil Gibran

"Thou art to me a delicious torment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." Nietzsche

"Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it... It really is worth fighting for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk everything, you risk even more."

-- Erica Jong 

"I love being married. It's so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." -- Rita Rudner

"I am in love -- and, my God, it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already, you are wasting your life."

-- D. H. Lawrence

"Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures."

-- Samuel Johnson

"We are each of us angels with only one wing. And we can only fly while embracing each other."                                                                                                                    

- Lucian de Croszonza

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

"Love unexpressed is a crime against the heart." -Anonymous

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

-John Donne

"Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds."                                                  

-Anonymous

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

"Love is the expression of simplicity in emotion, the unattainable longing that comes so unexpectedly, with great subtlety and bliss."

-Luen Dao

"Love is an emotion without limit and understanding."

-Unknown

"An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception."

-- Harold Loukes

"The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise."

-- George Santayana

"If a relationship is to evolve, it must go through a series of endings."

-- Lisa Moriyama

"There is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love - the first fluttering of its silken wings." -- Anonymous

"Love is when hurting her will hurt you more."

                                                              Anonymous

"Love is a gift of one's innermost soul to another so both can be whole."

--Tea Rose

"Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves."

--Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"And what is it to work with love? It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth. It is to build a house with affection, even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house. It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit. It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit, And to know that all the blessed dead are standing about you and watching."

--Kahlil Gibran

"To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others."

--Francois Mauriac

"Love is the only thing you get more of by giving it away."

--Tom Wilson

"If the universe has any purpose more important then topping a woman you love and making a baby with her hearty help, I have never heard of it."

--Rabert A. Henlein Lazarus Long

"Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit."

--Kahlil Gibran

"You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back."

--Barbara DeAngelis

"The most difficult thing to explain in life is the simplest truth called love."

--Ramanathan Srinivasan

"Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness."

--Bertrand Russell

"Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense."

--Helen Rowland

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

--Mother Teresa

"Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence."

--Goncourt

"When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life."

--Greg Anderson

"It is better to break one's heart than to do nothing with it."

--Margaret Kennedy

"L'amore platonico ` un vulcano inattivo."

--Andre Pevost

"He that shuts love out, in turn shall be Shut out from love, and on her threshold lie, Howling in outer darkness."

--Alfred, Lord Tennyson

"The prerequisite for making love is to like someone enormously."

--Helen Gurley Brown

"Smile at each other; smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other- it doesn't matter who it is- and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other."

--Mother Teresa

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

"Love enables you to put your deepest feelings and fears in the palm of your partner's hand, knowing they will be handled with care." --Carl S. Avery

"Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy; even love unreturned has its rainbow."

--Eaton Stannard Barret

"To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence."

--Sydney Smith

"Love is like the truth, sometimes it prevails, and sometimes it hurts."

--Victor M. Garcia Jr.

"For those passionately in love, the whole world seems to smile."

--David Myers

"There is no greater invitation to love than loving first."

--St. Augustine

"How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved."

--Sigmund Freud

"Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another."

--H. L. Mencken

"They do not love that do not show their love."

--John Heywood

"Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls."

--Mother Teresa

"Love sought is good, but given unsought is better."

--William Shakespeare

"There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning."

--Vincent Van Gogh

"To love is to admire with the heart." --Theophile Gantier

"The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death."

--Unknown

"A relationship is like a rose, How long it lasts, no one knows; Love can erase an awful past, Love can be yours, you'll see at last; To feel that love, it makes you sigh, To have it leave, you'd rather die; You hope you've found that special rose, 'Cause you love and care for the one you chose."

--Rob Cella

"Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is miracle."

--Marianne Williamson

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

--Sophocles

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."

--Jimi Hendrix

"Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding."

--Diane Arbus

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

--Carl Jung

"Where there is great love, there are always miracles."

--Willa Cather

"Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit."

--Alexandre Dumas

"Love is not blind -- it simply enables one to see things others fail to see."

--Anonymous

"Love can never grow old, Locks may lose their brown and gold, Cheeks may fade and hollow grow, But the hearts that love will know Never winter's frost and chill, Summer's warmth is in them still."

--Anonymous

"Love is the gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everyone else."

--Anonymous

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

--Anonymous

"My mind tells me to give up, but my heart won't let me."

--Jennifer Tyler

"The more you judge, the less you love. Anonymous Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important."

-Lisa Hoffman

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

-Lynda Barry

"Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love."

-Anonymous

"Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart."

-Marcus Aurelius

"There is an important difference between love and friendship. While the former delights in extremes and opposites, the latter demands equality."

-Francoise D'Aubegne Maintenon

"Love has the power to break all chains - Swim the deepest seas - Endure the strongest pains - Love is the glow in the darkest night leading you on until you have sight."

...Cristoto

"The greatest possession we have costs nothing; it's known as love."

-Anonymous.

"Love is broad; if you love someone, you love all things, not just their beauty. Love is narrow; you love one and only one, compared to them, no one matters."

...A. Braxton

"It is the special quality of love not to be able to remain stationary, to be obliged to increase under pain of diminishing." ... Andre Gide

"The joy of late love is like green firewood when set aflame, for the longer the wait in lighting, the greater heat it yields and the longer its force lasts."

...Chrétien de Troyes

"If you open your heart, love opens your mind."

...Charles John Quarto, Eric Lowen, Dan

"Love is that enviable state that knows no envy or vanity, only empathy and a longing to be greater than oneself."

...Joe McMahon

"It isn't possible to love and part...You can transmutate love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. …. Love is eternal." ...E M Forester

"If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with a little rain!"

-Dolly Parton

"For those who love... time is eternity..."

-Henry Van Dyke

"Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight is said to be the only truth."

-Herman Melville

"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart."

-Kahlil Gibran

"A smile is nearly always inspired by another smile."

-Anonymous

"Life is eternal. Love is immortal."

-Anonymous

"You're nothing short of my everything." -Ralph Block

"Love dies only when growth stops."

- Pearl S. Buck

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

"Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life."

~ Lord Byron

"There is no evil angel but Love."

~ William Shakespeare

"I recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry. That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste." ~ David Bissonette

"He is not a lover who does not love forever."

~ Euripides

"The hottest love has the coldest end."

~ Socrates

"A fastidious person in the throes of love is a rich source of mirth."

~ Martha Duffy

"The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference."

~ Elie Wiesel

"Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality … the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else."

~ José Ortega y Gasset

"What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose."

~ Henry Ward Beecher

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

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness, which becomes at times almost insupportable."

~ Victor Hugo

"We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us." ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

"Love is a mutual self-giving." ~ Fulton J. Sheen

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

~ Benjamin Disraeli

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

"Love works in miracles every day: such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy."

~ Marguerite De Valois

"Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value."

~ Thornton Wilder

"The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned."

~ Somerset Maugham

"Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience."

~ M. Scott Peck

"My heart to you is given: Oh, do give yours to me; We'll lock them up together, And throw away the key." ~ Frederick Saunders ~

"Romantic love reaches out in little ways, showing attention and admiration. Romantic love remembers what pleases a woman, what excites her, and what surprises her. Its actions whisper: you are the most special person in my life."

-Charles Stanley (A Man's Touch)

"Inside the heart of each and every one of us there is a longing to be understood by someone who really cares. When a person is understood, he or she can put up with almost anything in the world."

~ Rev Ed Hird ~

"The most wonderful of all things in life is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a growing depth, beauty and joy as the years increase. …It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life."

~ Sir Hugh Walpole ~

"Love knows no reasons, love knows no lies. Love defies all reasons, love has no eyes. But love is not blind, love sees but doesn't mind." ~ Unknown ~

"Love is sometimes denied, sometimes lost, sometimes unrecognized, but in the end, always found with no regrets, forever valued and kept treasured."

~ Unknown ~

"Opposites attract, but after marriage, opposites attack."

~ Dr. Charles Lowery ~

"Love is the emblem of eternity: it confounds all notion of time: effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end."

~ Germaine De Stael ~

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

- James Bryden

"Things base and vile, holding no quantity, Love can transpose to form and dignity."

~ William Shakespeare ~

"Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another that both attracts and heals." ~ J. Isham ~

"True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart."

~ Honore de Balzac ~

"What the heart gives away is never gone ... It is kept in the hearts of others."

~ Robin St. John ~

"The human heart, at whatever age, opens to the heart that opens in return."

~ Maria Edgeworth ~

"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul." ~ St. Augustine ~

"Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along." ~ Maulana Jalalu'ddin Rumi ~

"May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love." ~ L.O. Baird ~

"I only wish to be the fountain of love from which you drink, every drop promising eternal passion." ~ Unknown ~

"A heart that loves is always young." ~ Greek Proverb ~

"Only love lets us see normal things in an extraordinary way." ~ Anonymous ~

"You love simply because you cannot help it." ~ Kim Anderson ~

"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, Deep-burning and unquenchable."

~ Bruce Lee ~

"To be in love is merely to be In a state of perpetual anesthesia: To mistake an ordinary young man for a Greek god Or an ordinary young woman for a goddess."

~ H.L. Mencken ~

"You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved, and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it." ~ Anonymous ~

"Love is a many splendid thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love!"

~ Movie Moulin Rouge ~

"Other men said they have seen angels, But I have seen thee And thou art enough." -G. Moore

"Love looks through a telescope; envy through a microscope."

-Josh Billings

"The risk it takes to remain tight inside the bud is more painful than the risk it takes to blossom." -Anais Nin

"The first duty of love - is to listen."

-Paul Tillich

"You say that love is nonsense.... I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day; a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength."

-Henry Brooks Adams

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

-John Lennon

"I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever." -Rabindranath Tagore

"Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise." -Victor Hugo

"When we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness - and call it love - true love."

-Robert Fulghum

"Love is space and time measured by the heart."

-Marcel Proust

"Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties."

-Jule Renard

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

-Smiley Blanton

"The memories of long love gather like drifting snow, poignant as the mandarin ducks that float side by side in sleep."

-Lady Murasaki

"Don't wait for the one you can live with, wait for the one you can't live without."

- Unknown

"True love endures, if it does not, then it was never true."

- Unknown

"Nothing compares with the finding of true love, because once you do, your heart is complete." - Unknown

"With true love come no doubts, no jealousy, and no worries."

- Unknown

"If their smile warms your heart, embrace eases you, and kiss distills all wrong done to man, then you know that you have found true love."

- Unknown

"True love is not for a second, but for eternity."

-Unknown

"True love should be lived like an imperfect circle that has its bumps but never ends."

- Unknown

"True love is when you have to watch a friend leave, with the knowledge that you might never see him again. But you know he'll be in your mind and heart forever..."

- Unknown

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

- G.K. Chesterton

"True love is like a fine wine, the older the better."

- Fred Jacob

"Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real."

- Iris Murdoch

"Love starts with a smile, Grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear."

- Unknown

"Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood."

- Karen Casey

"Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life."

- Merle Shan

"True love is when your heart and your minds are saying the same thing."

- Leanna L. Bartram

"A part of you has grown in me. And so you see, it's you and me together forever; and never apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart."

- Unknown

"We all want to fall in love. Why? Because that experience makes us feel completely alive. Where every sense is heightened, every emotion is magnified, our everyday reality is shattered and we are flying into the heavens. It may only last a moment, and hour, an afternoon. But that doesn't diminish its value. Because we are left with memories that we treasure for the rest of our lives."

- Unknown

"Love, The key that unlocks the bars of impossibility."

- Unknown

"Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth."

-Ben Oliver –

"Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything..."

- Raul and Samantha Juarez –

"Love is a moment that lasts forever..."

-Julie Wittey –

"Love that is true never grows old."

-Elben Bano –

"Her need for me And mine for she Has made my Winter Spring." -Robert K. Charron –

"Love is sweet misery." -Aerosmith

"Love can make a summer fly, or a night seem like a lifetime."

-Andrew Lloyd Webber

"Two things only a man cannot hide: that he is drunk, and that he is in love."

-Antiphanes

"Love is to feel what the other is feeling even if they are far away."

-Barak

"The key to a healthy marriage is to keep your eyes wide open before you wed and half-closed thereafter." -Benjamin Franklin

"Friendship is Love without his wings." -Byron

"Man's love is of man's life a part; It is woman's whole existence!" -Byron

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

-Emily Bronte

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

"True love is friendship caught on fire." -French Proverb

"Respect, admiration and trust equals love." -Hal Hartley

"Where love reigns the impossible may be attained." -Indian Proverb

"Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime." -Jean Pierre Claris De Florian

"Life is a journey from one point to another. You know where you will end up, but you don't know what route will get you there." -Jennifer Robinson

"A man over time falls in love with the woman he is attracted to, and a woman over time becomes more attracted to the man she loves." -Jennifer Wilkinson

"Love is a light that shines from heart to heart." -John Denver

"Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given, never forgotten, never let it disappear."

-John Lennon

"Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, Hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee!"

-Joseph Addison

"Love won't be tampered with, love won't go away. Push it to one side and it creeps to the other." -Louise Erdrich

"Where there is love, there is life." -Mahatma Gandhi

"Only once in a lifetime love rushes in, changing you with the tide."

-Mariah Carey

"A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love."

-Mother Teresa

"The person who said: All is fair in love and war, Obviously wasn't the person being hurt!" -Neve Campbell

"Love can make you do things that you never thought possible!"

-Phil Collins

"Reason and love are sworn enemies." -Pierre Corneille

"At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet."

-Plato

"A house is made with walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

                                                                                                                                       -Robert Burton

"There is no greater wonder than the way the face and character of a woman fit so perfectly in a man's mind, and stay there, and he could never tell you why. It just seems it was the thing he most wanted." -Robert Louis Stevenson

"Because you lie beside me now, I dream of kites and carousels And sleep at peace within myself And fear the night no more..." -Robert Sexton

"I never knew dawn could break With peace so deep and hope so wide, Till that first morning when I awoke, And you lay sleeping by my side." -Robert Sexton

"Long after moments of closeness have passed, a part of you remains with me and warms the places your hands have touched and hastens my heart for your return."

-Robert Sexton

"No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the love of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth." -Robert Southey

"How blessed I am that I can walk beside you, lean upon you, and live within the warmth of your love." -Roy Lessin "Your task is not to seek for love, But merely to seek and find All the barriers within yourself That you have built against it."

-Rumi

"Strephon kissed me in the spring, Robin in the fall, But Colin only looked at me And never kissed at all. Strephon's kiss was lost in jest, Robin's lost in play, But the kiss in Colin's eyes Haunts me night and day." -Sara Teasdale

"Love said, 'Lie still and think of me'. Sleep said, 'Close your eyes till break of day'. But Dreams came by, and smilingly gave both to Love and Sleep their way."

-Sara Teasdale

"For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings, That then I scorn to change my state with kings."

-Shakespeare - "Sonnet #29"

"Marriage resembles a pair of shears, So joined that they cannot be separated; Often moving in opposite directions, Yet always punishing anyone who comes between them!"

-Sydney Smith

"Death cannot stop true love; all it can do is delay it for a little while."

-The Princess Bride (movie)

"A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all." -Thomas Hardy

"Love can touch us one time and last for a lifetime and never let go till we're gone."

-Titanic (movie)

"She gathers me, man, The pieces that I am. She gathers them and gives them back to me In all the right order." -Toni Morrison

"Someday, when I'm awfully low, and the world is cold, I will feel a glow just thinking of you, and the way you look tonight."

-Tony Bennett

"Real love isn't blind. It sees, sees everything but loves anyway."

-Touched by an Angel (TV)

"The power of a glance…. It is in this way that love begins, and in this way only... Nothing is more real than these great shocks which two souls give each other in exchanging this spark." -Victor Hugo

"If I had my way We'd sleep every night Wrapped around each other Like hibernating rattlesnakes." -William S. Burroughs

"Her lips on his could tell him better than all her stumbling words."

-Margaret Mitchell

"The moment eternal - just that and no more - When ecstasy's utmost we clutch at the core While cheeks burn, arms open, eyes shut, and lips meet!"

-Robert Browning

"The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender."

-Emil Ludwig

"One kind kiss before we part, Drop a tear and bid adieu; though we sever, my fond heart till we meet shall pant for you." -Robert Dodsley

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

"A kiss is something you cannot give without taking and cannot take without giving."

-Anonymous

"I wasn't kissing her, I was whispering in her mouth." Chico Maroc

"A legal kiss is never as good as a stolen one."

-Guy de Maupassant

"The most eloquent silence, That of two mouths meeting in a kiss." -Unknown

"Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips." -Percy Bysshe Shelly

"A man loses his sense of direction after four drinks; A woman loses hers after four." kisses. -H.L. Mencken

"My heart smiled when you kissed my lips. What a sweet surprise."

- Jan Arden

"A kiss upon the hand of someone you truly love is more beautiful, and more valuable than any diamond or gem could ever be." - Unknown

"A kiss isn't worth anything until you give it to somebody else."

- Unknown

"What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love."

- Robert Herrick

"Falling in love is painful on the knee's" - Bon Jovi

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