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Christmas Quotes

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.  In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.  – Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.   -Norman Vincent Peale

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.  – Roy L. Smith

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. – Peg Bracken

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.  – Burton Hillis

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.  Don’t clean it up too quickly.  – Andy Rooney

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.  – Laura Ingalls Wilder

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!  – Author Unknown

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” – Luke 2:10-11

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.  – Peg Bracken

At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year. – Thomas Tusser

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,

The gladness of Christmas give you hope,

The warmth of Christmas grant you love.

– Author Unknown

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.  – W.T. Ellis

This is the message of Christmas:  We are never alone.  – Taylor Caldwell

It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.  – Charles Dickens

May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;

The spirit of Christmas which is peace;

The heart of Christmas which is love.

– Ada V. Hendricks

Mankind is a great, an immense family.  This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.   – Pope John XXIII

Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance – each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.  – Deborah Whipp

Christ was born in the first century, yet he belongs to all centuries. He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries. – George W. Truett


Christmas is a time to open our hearts to God and his gifts.  Just like the rest of the year.  – Author Unknown

It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you lookback on all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul. – Caroline Kennedy

Reducing Christmas Materialism


Sister quotes.

It’s hard to be responsible, adult and sensible all the time. How good it is to have a sister whose heart is as young as your own. – Pam Brown

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there. – Amy Li

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. – Marion C. Garretty

To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confident; it is to have a soul mate for life.  – Victoria Secunda

A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves — a special kind of double. – Toni Morrison

Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply. – Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, 1814

What’s the good of news if you haven’t a sister to share it? – Jenny DeVries

Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. – Margaret Mead

A sister shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams. – Author Unknown

A sister smiles when one tells one’s stories — for she knows where the decoration has been added. – Chris Montaigne

Sister to sister we will always be, A couple of nuts off the family tree. – Unknown

How do people make it through life without a sister? – Sara Corpening

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden. – Author Unknown

An older sister helps one remain half child, half woman. – Author Unknown

There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me. – Mary Montagu

In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips. – Author Unknown

When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us? – Pam Brown

A sister is a forever friend. – Author Unknown

When mom and dad don’t understand, a sister always will. – Author Unknown

A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life. – Isadora James

To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.  – Clara Ortega

The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend. – Cali Rae Turner

An older sister helps one remain half child, half woman. – Author Unknown

An older sister is a friend and defender — a listener, conspirator, a counselor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too. – Pam Brown

Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk. – Susan Scarf Merrell

I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at. – Maya Angelou

A sibling may be the keeper of one’s identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self. – Marian Sandmaier

Our roots say we’re sisters, our hearts say we’re friends. – Author Unknown

Our siblings push buttons that cast us in roles we felt sure we had let go of long ago — the baby, the peacekeeper, the caretaker, the avoider…. It doesn’t seem to matter how much time has elapsed or how far we’ve traveled. – Jane Mersky Leder

Sisters share the scent and smells — the feel of a common childhood. – Pam Brown

A sister shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams. – Author Unknown

Sisters annoy, interfere, criticize. Indulge in monumental sulks, in huffs, in snide remarks. Borrow. Break. Monopolize the bathroom. Are always underfoot. But if catastrophe should strike, sisters are there. Defending you against all comers. – Pam Brown

One of the best things about being an adult is the realization that you can share with your sister and still have plenty for yourself. – Betsy Cohen

We acquire friends and we make enemies, but our sisters come with the territory. – Evelyn Loeb

Sisters are blossoms in the garden of life. – Author Unknown

We may look old and wise to the outside world. But to each other, we are still in junior school. – Charlotte Gray

You keep your past by having sisters. As you get older, they’re the only ones who don’t get bored if you talk about your memories. – Deborah Moggach

It’s hard to be responsible, adult and sensible all the time. How good it is to have a sister whose heart is as young as your own. – Pam Brown

She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she’s the reason you wish you were an only child. – Barbara Alpert

Sister to sister we will always be, A couple of nuts off the family tree. – Author Unknown

Father Quotes

Father Quotes by

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.  – Ruth E. Renkel

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. – Bill Cosby

It’s only when you grow up and step back from him–or leave him for your own home–it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. – Margaret Truman

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. – George Herbert

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.” – Harmon Killebrew

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. – Clarence Budington Kelland

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. – Author Unknown

Father! — to God himself we cannot give a holier name. – William Wordsworth

Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever. – Author Unknown

I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom. – Umberto Eco

A father carries pictures where his money used to be. – Author Unknown

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much. – Hedy Lamarr

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. – Charles Wadworth

My daddy, he was somewhere between God and John Wayne. – Hank Williams, Jr.

It doesn’t matter who my father was. It matters who I remember he was. – Anne Sexton

Thanksgiving and Gratitude Quotes

Thanksgiving and Gratitude Quotes

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts.  No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.  – H.U. Westermayer

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.  – Cicero

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.  – Meister Eckhart

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.  – E.P. Powell

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.  – Edward Sandford Martin

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.  – W.J. Cameron

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
– J.A. Shedd

On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.  – William Jennings Bryan
For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal.  It’s a way to live.  – Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.  – Native American Saying

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.  – Johannes A. Gaertner

Thanksgiving is possible only for those who take time to remember; no one can give thanks who has a short memory.  – Author Unknown
God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.  – Izaak Walton

Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.  – A.W. Tozer

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.  – Seneca

All that we behold is full of blessings.  – William Wordsworth

O Lord that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
– William Shakespeare

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude.  Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.  – Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

One of the very first things I figured out about life is that it’s better to be a grateful person than a grumpy one, because you have to live in the same world either way, and if you’re grateful, you have more fun. – Barbara Kingsolver

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.  – Author Unknown

And though I ebb in worth, I’ll flow in thanks.  – John Taylor

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.  – Aesop

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. – William Blake

To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do. – Victor Hugo

Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. – Henry Ward Beecher

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.  – Melody Beattie

When I started counting my blessings; my whole life turned around. – Willie Nelson

Fall and Autumn Quotes

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. – George Eliot 

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. – Stanley Horowitz

Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. – Jim Bishop

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus

October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter. – Nova Bair

How beautifully leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days. – John Burroughs

There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been! – Percy Bysshe Shelley

The one red leaf, the last of its clan,
That dances as often as dance it can,
Hanging so light, and hanging so high,
On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

There ought to be a way to combine “autumn” and “morning” into one word, the combination of the two is special enough to be its own entity.  – Terri Guillemets

Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.- Lauren DeStefano, Wither

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile. – William Cullen Bryant

I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it. – Lee Maynard

There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves. – Joe L. Wheeler

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. – Elizabeth Lawrence

Summer Quotes

summer quotesA perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.  – James Dent

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.  –  Henry James

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. –  F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.  – Bern Williams

Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet. – Bob Marley

What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.  –  Gertrude Jekyll

When I was a little kid, of course, I was brown all summer. That’s because I was free as a bird- nothing to do but catch bugs all day. – Roy Blount Jr.

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.  – Celia Thaxter

The summer night is like a perfection of thought.  – Wallace Stevens

In summer, the song sings itself.  – William Carlos Williams

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.  – Sam Keen

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. –  Anton Chekhov

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.  – John Lubbock

Each fairy breath of summer, as it blows with loveliness, inspires the blushing rose.  – Author Unknown

Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer’s year – it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul.  – Author Unknown

Then followed that beautiful season… Summer….
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I drifted into a summer-nap under the hot shade of July, serenaded by a cicadae lullaby, to drowsy-warm dreams of distant thunder.  – Terri Guillemets

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Mom Quotes

Mom quotes

Mom Quotes

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.  -Tenneva Jordan

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. -Victor Hugo

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs…since the payment is pure love.  -Mildred B. Vermont

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. -Abraham Lincoln

The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.
-William Goldsmith Brown

If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.  -Robert Brault

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. -George Washington

Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.  -Author Unknown

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.  She never existed before.  The woman existed, but the mother, never.  A mother is something absolutely new.  -Rajneesh

All mothers are working mothers.  -Author Unknown

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.  -Sophia Loren

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.  -Marion C. Garretty

The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. -William Ross Wallace

Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.  -T. DeWitt Talmage

A mother is a mother still,
The holiest thing alive.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A mother understands what a child does not say.  -Author Unknown

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me.  They have clung to me all my life.  -Abraham Lincoln

Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart.  -Author Unknown

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.  -Oprah Winfrey

A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.  -Author Unknown

Who fed me from her gentle breast
And hushed me in her arms to rest,
And on my cheek sweet kisses prest?
My Mother.
-Ann Taylor

A mother’s heart is a patchwork of love.  -Author Unknown

Mom, when thoughts of you are in our hearts, we are never far from home.  -Author Unknown

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.  -Washington Irving

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.  -Harriet Beecher Stowe

Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.  -Elizabeth Stone

Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.  -Marilyn Penland

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.  -Chinese Proverb

Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My mother.
-Ann Taylor

St. Patrick’s Day Quotes

St Patrick's Day Quotes

St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.  – Adrienne Cook

There are only two kinds of people in the world: the Irish and those who wish they were. – Author Unknown

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way –
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
– Author Unknown

If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?  – Stanislaw J. Lec

What do you get when you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover?  A rash of good luck.  -Author Unknown

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
– Irish Blessing

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
– Irish Blessing

So, success attend St. Patrick’s fist,
For he’s a saint so clever;
Oh! he gave the snakes and toads a twist,
And bothered them forever!
– Henry Bennett

May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, but never catch up. –Irish saying

Here’s to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer – and another one!

– St. Patrick’s Day toast

Saint Patrick was a gentleman, who through strategy and stealth
Drove all the snakes from Ireland, here’s a drink to his health!
But not too many drinks, lest we lose ourselves and then
Forget the good Saint Patrick, and see them snakes again!
-Author Unknown

Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck.  Daryl Stout

May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past. – Irish saying

When Irish eyes are smiling,
‘Tis like a morn in spring.
With a lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
– Author Unknown

He was a terror to any snake that came in his path, whether it was the cold, slimy reptile sliding along the ground or the more dangerous snake that oppresses men through false teachings.  And he drove the snakes out of the minds of men, snakes of superstition and brutality and cruelty. – Arthur Brisbane

Oh, while a man may dream awake,
On gentle Irish ground,
‘Tis Paradise without the snake –
That’s easy to be found.
– Frederick Langbridge

For ’tis green, green, green, where the ruined towers are gray,
And it’s green, green, green, all the happy night and day;
Green of leaf and green of sod, green of ivy on the wall,
And the blessed Irish shamrock with the fairest green of all.
– Mary Elizabeth Blake

O, the red rose may be fair,
And the lily statelier;
But my shamrock, one in three
Takes the very heart of me!
– Katherine Tynan

If you’re enough lucky to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!  – Irish Saying

A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.  – Author Unknown

May luck be our companion
May friends stand by our side
May history remind us all
Of Ireland’s faith and pride.
May God bless us with happiness
May love and faith abide.
– Irish Blessing

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
– Irish Blessing

Oh! St. Patrick was a gentleman
Who came of decent people;
He built a church in Dublin town,
And on it put a steeple.
– Henry Bennett

Wandered from the Antrim hills,
Wandered from the Killalas rills,
Patrick heard upon the breeze
Voices from the Irish seas.
– Author Unknown

If you hold a four-leaf shamrock in your left hand at dawn on St. Patrick’s Day you get what you want very much but haven’t wished for.  – Patricia Lynch

With the frost he kindled fire;
Drove the snakes from brake and brier,
Hurling out the writhing brood
With the lightning of his rood.
– Edwin Markham

The list of Irish saints is past counting; but in it all no other figure is so human, friendly, and lovable as St. Patrick – who was an Irishman only by adoption.  – Stephen Gwynn

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter
Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after.
Poems and songs with pipes and drums
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes.
– Author Unknown


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