Love Quotes

“Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.”
– St. Augustine

“For all the sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest of these: It might have been ”
– John Greenleaf Whittier

“Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away – and leaves behind only silence.”
– Pam Brown

“You call it madness, but I call it love.”
– Don Byas

“Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it–to that end a slight physical antipathy must probably help.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

“The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.”
– G. K. Chesterton

“Love is shown in your deeds, not in your words.”
– Fr. Jerome Cummings

“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

“Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.”
– William Shakespeare

“When you truly know the meaning of the word love, you will also know the meaning of the word pain.”
– Javan

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”
– William Shakespeare

“They do not love that do not show their love.”
– William Shakespeare

“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.”
– Albert Schweitzer

“We cease loving ourselves if no one loves us.”
– Madame De Staël

“For we lose not only by death, but also by leaving and being left, by changing and letting go and moving on.”
– Judith Viorst

“The heart has reasons that reason cannot know.”
– Pascal

“Tell me whom you love and I will tell you who you are.”
– Houssaye

“Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.”
– Alexander Smith

“When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe.”
– La Rochefoucauld

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

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

“The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.”
– Lawrence Durrell

“To fear love, is to fear life.”
– Bertrand Russell

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

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

“Love is a friendship set to music.”
– E. Joseph Cossman

“To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed ~ That can make life a garden.”
– Goethe

“With the most infinite tenderness I have ever known in my life, he put his arms around me, gently, gently, and I embraced him around the neck and we touched…”
– Katherine Anne Porter

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

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

“Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.”
– Thomas Moore

“This was love at first sight, love everlasting: a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected–in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness; it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.”
– Thomas Mann

“Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend.”
– Albert Camus

“The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.”
– Pearl Bailey

“Love demands infinitely less than friendship.”
– George Jean Nathan

“It is folly to pretend that one ever wholly recovers from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar. There are faces I can never look upon without emotion; there are names I can never hear spoken without almost starting.”
– Longfellow

“I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.”
– Lord Byron

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”

“True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.”
– Erich Segal

“My heart smiled when you kissed my lips. What a sweet surprise.”
– Jan Arden

“You can transmute love, muddle it, ignore it,… but you can never pull it out of you.”
– E.M. Forster

“To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.”
– William M. Thackeray

“Reason has taught him nothing – all that he knows has been given to him, revealed to him by the heart.”
– Leo Tolstoy

“If there’ll be sorrow, let it be for things undone. Undreamed, unrealized, unattained. To these add one: Love withheld . . . restrained.”
Mari Evans

“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”
– Wayne Dyer

“Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.”
– Thomas Fuller

“Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.”
– Iris Murdoch

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

“Love comes quietly… but you know when it is there because suddenly… you are not alone anymore… and there is no sadness in you.”
– Joan Walsh Anglund

“Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.”
– Leo F. Buscaglia

“There goes a woman who knows all the things that can be taught and none of the things that cannot be taught.”
– Coco Chanel

“True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.”
– Dave Tyson Gentry

“Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.”
– Henry Louis Mencken

“I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes — and the stars through his soul.”
– Victor Hugo

“How do I get there from here
How do I make you see
How do I tell you
What my heart’s been tellin’ me”
– Deana Carter

“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.”
– Winston Churchill

“Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.”
– Thomas Carlyle

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.”
– Roy Goodman

“The sunlight claps the earth and the moonbeams kiss the sea: What are all these kissings worth if thou kiss not me?”
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

“They sat idly and silently gazing with eyes that dreamed…and did not see.”
– Jack London

“In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want.”
– Irish Toast

“Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
– Franklin P. Jones

“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

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

“The overwhelming frustration of not being able to express my love in words, But the satisfaction that you know.”
– Daniel Comerford

“There’ll be none of beauties with a magic like thee, and like music in the water is thy sweet voice to me.”
– Lord Byron

“The simple lack of her is more to me than others’ presence”
– Edward Thomas

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”
– From the movie Winnie the Pooh

“Whatever is done from love always occurs beyond good and evil”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

“A love that is forbidden can not be destroyed.”
– Amanda Jenson

“True love never dies for it is lust that fades away. Love bonds for a lifetime but lust just pushes away.”
– Alicia Barnhart

“It took great courage to ask a beautiful young woman to marry me. Believe me, it is easier to play the whole Petrushka on the piano.”
– Arthur Rubinstein

“I have 200 sheets of paper in front of me and I still don’t have enough room to tell you how much I love you.”
– Danny Bustillo

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”
– Helen Keller

“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

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

“He loves but little who can say and count in words, how much he loves.”
– Dante Alighieri

“A friend is someone who knows all about you, and loves you just the same.”
– Proverb

“It is in the touching of one with another That we become most fully ourselves.”
– Marilyn Sewell

“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes. Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, a choking gall and a preserving sweet.”
– William Shakespeare

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

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

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

“Love is like pi — natural, irrational, and very important.”
– Lisa Hoffman

“Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.”
– Otomo No Yakamochi

“There were even times I thought I would forget her. But forgetting is not something you do, it happens to you. Only it didn’t happen to me.”
– John Fowls

“God help the man who won’t marry until he finds a perfect woman… And God help him still more if he finds her.”
– Benjamin Tillett

“Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.”
– Diane Ackerman

“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”
– Jane Austen

“Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.”
-Dr. Karl Menninger

“Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. 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 Theresa

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet”
– Plato

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

“I believe that if I should die and you were to walk near my grave, from the very depths of the earth, I would hear your footsteps.”
– Benito Perez Galdos

“There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.”
– Martin Luther

“I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.”
– Alice Walker

“One advantage of marriage it seems to me is that when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you it keeps you together until maybe you fall in again.”
– Judith Viorst

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
– From the movie Stranger in a Strange Land

“Once I loved until I could not breathe.”
– Thomas Hornsby Ferril

“The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.”
– Henny Youngman

“I do not want a friend who smiles when I smile, who weeps when I weep. For my shadow in the pool can do better than that.”
– Confucious

“To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.”
– Lao Tzu

“Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.”.
– Oscar Wilde

“Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.”
– Aphra Behn

“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

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
– Germaine Greer

“If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer: because it was he, because it was I.”
– Michel de Montaigne

“I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.”
– Woody Allen

“Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.”
– H. L. Mencken

“Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.”
– Mae West

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

“I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.”
– Barbara Bush

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

“Is sex dirty? Only if it’s done right.”
– Woody Allen

“If you want to read about love and marriage, you’ve got to buy two separate books!”
– Alan King

“Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage…”
– Ambrose Bierce

“Two things only a man cannot hide: That he is drunk, and that he is in love. ”
– Antiphanes

“I love the lines the men use to get us into bed. ‘Please, I’ll only put it in for a minute.’ What am I, a microwave?!”
– Beverly Mickens

“The pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous and the expense damnable! ”
– Earl of Chesterfield

“The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again!”
– Erma Bombeck

“The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is: What does a woman want?”
– Sigmund Freud

“I regret to say that we of the F.B.I. are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce.”
– Edgar Hoover

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