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Love Quotes

“Love is the only thing you get more of by giving it away.”  – Tom Wilson

“Faults are thick where love is thin.” – English Proverb

“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”  -Mother Teresa

“Love is unselfishly choosing for another’s highest good.”  – C. S. Lewis

“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 everything, you risk even more.”  – Erica Jong

“There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved.  It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder.”  – Charles Morgan

“Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.”  – Eric Fromm

“Love fails, only when we fail to love.”  –  J. Franklin

“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 Conners.  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.”   -Judith Viorst

“To love at all is to be vulnerable.”  – C.S. Lewis

“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.”  – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”  – David Viscott

“Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river.”  – Malagasy Proverb

“People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.”  – John Harrigan

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

“Love is a symbol of eternity.  It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.”  – Author Unknown

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

“Hate leaves ugly scars, love leaves beautiful ones.”   – Mignon McLaughlin

“The art of love… is largely the art of persistence.”  – Albert Ellis

“Love one another and you will be happy.  It’s as simple and as difficult as that.”  – Michael Leunig

“Who, being loved, is poor?”  – Oscar Wilde

“Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.”  – Henry David Thoreau

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

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”  – Robert Heinlein

“We loved with a love that was more than love.”  – Edgar Allan Poe

“Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.”  – François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

“Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.”  – Jean Anouilh

“Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.”  – Rose Franken

“Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies.”  – Swedish Proverb

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”  – Henry Van Dyke

“Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.”  – Rabindranath Tagore

“It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.”  – John Bulwer

“’Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come.”  – Lord Byron

“Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots.”  – Author unknown, as printed in The Hoosier Farmer

“Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all of the time, made new.”  -Ursula K. Le Guin

“Love is not singular except in syllable.”  – Marvin Taylor

“He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.”  – Leo Tolstoy

“You don’t have to go looking for love when it’s where you come from.”  – Werner Erhard

“I don’t think you can keep someone you truly love at arm’s length on purpose, they’ll always end up in your arms.”  – Holly Nichole Miller

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

“Without love, the rich and poor live in the same house.”  – Author Unknown

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

“You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.”  – Author Unknown

“Love is friendship set on fire.” – Unknown

“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.”  – Tom Robbins

“The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”  – Victor Hugo

“Love is the greatest refreshment in life.”  – Pablo Picasso

“What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.”  – Pearl Bailey