Best Quotes About Love

I'd love to sell out completely. It's just that nobody has been willing to buy. -John Waters

She not only kept her lovely figure, she's added so much to it. -Bob Fosse

The movies we love and admire are to some extent a function of who we are when we see them. -Mary Schmich

You can figure out who you were by which movies you loved when. -Mary Schmich

Oh, that lovely title, ex-president. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

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 Baldwin

At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone. -Jean de la Bruyere

Where there is great love, there are always wishes. -Willa Cather

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

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love – and to put its trust in life. -Joseph Conrad

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great. -Roger de Rabutin

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. -Henry Drummond

All mankind love a lover. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.' -Erich Fromm

Where there is love there is life. -Mahatma Gandhi

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

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so. -Ray Stannard Baker

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed. -Jiddu Krishnamurti

Do all things with love. -Og Mandino

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished. -Og Mandino

We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists… in the loved one, perfection. -Sidney Poitier

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead. -Bertrand Russell

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

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. -Elbert Hubbard

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. -Khalil Gibran

Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known. -Blaise Pascal

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love. -George Eliot

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. -William Congreve

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. -Anais Nin

Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride. -Charles Caleb Colton

The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do. -Nan Fairbrother

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

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love. -Anais Nin

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. -Plato

There are three things men can do with women: love them, suffer for them, or turn them into literature. -Stephen Stills

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

I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. -James Baldwin

Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off. -Carl Jung

Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love; love recompenses the adorers. -Khalil Gibran

The definition of a beautiful woman is one who loves me. -Sloan Wilson

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him. -Brendan Behan

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes. -Khalil Gibran

I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is. -Vladimir Nabokov

Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk? -Alice Walker

Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war. -John Holmes

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love. -Khalil Gibran

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. -Khalil Gibran

These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't. -Dylan Thomas

Great American sport. Horseshoes is a very great game. I love it. -Dan Quayle

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. -Ella Fitzgerald

He's got an overall flair for the game. It looks to me like he really loves what he does and he can't wait to get up in the morning, go hit some balls and go play. -Gary McCord

I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix. -Dan Quayle

You cannot catch a child's spirit by running after it; you must stand still and for love it will soon itself return. -Arthur Miller

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

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love. -Henry Ward Beecher

Who ever loved that loved not at first sight? -Christopher Marlowe

When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time. -Lawrence Durrell

There is no remedy for love but to love more. -Henry David Thoreau

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 Buscaglia

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best. -William Makepeace Thackeray

Don't forget to love yourself. -Soren Kierkegaard

He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes. -Buddha

Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds. -William Shakespeare

If you would be loved, love, and be loveable. -Benjamin Franklin

Knowledge is love and light and vision. -Helen Keller

He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much. -Elbert Hubbard

Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. -Garrison Keillor

We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving. -Friedrich Nietzsche

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. -Oscar Wilde

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known. -Walt Disney

There is no sincerer love than the love of food. -George Bernard Shaw

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. -Lao Tzu

It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. -Niccolo Machiavelli

He would make a lovely corpse. -Charles Dickens

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies. -Erich Fromm

Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons, madam: that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals. -Pierre Beaumarchais

Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals 'love' them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more. -Edwin Way Teale

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. -George Santayana

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. -Arthur Rubinstein

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. -Andre Gide

There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf. -Lewis Mumford

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. -Aldo Leopold

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl. -Stephen Leacock

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

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. -Saint Augustine

What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough. -Bertolt Brecht

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow. -James M. Barrie

Never mind. The self is the least of it. Let our scars fall in love. -Galway Kinnell

The only queer people are those who don't love anybody. -Rita Mae Brown

Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality. -James Baldwin

I love mankind; it's people I can't stand. -Charles M. Schulz

Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love. -George Bernard Shaw

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. -P. J. O'Rourke

I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws. -Charles Baudelaire

Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work. -Pearl Bailey

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble. -Charles Spurgeon

Soul meets soul on lovers' lips. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

When love is not madness, it is not love. -Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Who, being loved, is poor? -Oscar Wilde

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

We loved with a love that was more than love. -Edgar Allan Poe

When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks. -Natalie Clifford Barney

Take away love and our earth is a tomb. -Robert Browning

You don't have to go looking for love when it's where you come from. -Werner Erhard

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence. -David Byrne

We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack. -Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he's finished. -Zsa Zsa Gabor

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

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

One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again. -Judith Viorst

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character. -Peter De Vries

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. -Mignon McLaughlin

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him. -Marilyn Monroe

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. -Paul Sweeney

A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted. -Helen Rowland

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do. -Zsa Zsa Gabor

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable. -Emma Goldman

If you want to read about love and marriage, you've got to buy two separate books. -Alan King

Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it. -Josh Billings

I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe – because, like Spinoza's God, it won't love us in return. -Bertrand Russell

Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house. -Jean Kerr

Music is love in search of a word. -Sidney Lanier

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. -George Washington Carver

I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets. -Hamlin Garland

I love not man the less, but Nature more. -Lord Byron

Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border? -Pablo Casals

The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one. -William Shenstone

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. -Virginia Woolf

As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce. -Adam Smith

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sex without love is merely healthy exercise. -Robert A. Heinlein

Man loves company – even if it is only that of a small burning candle. -Georg C. Lichtenberg

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. -David Frost

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. -Henry David Thoreau

Many a man has fallen in love with a girl in a light so dim he would not have chosen a suit by it. -Maurice Chevalier

Free love? as if love is anything but free. Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love. -Emma Goldman

If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus. -Emma Goldman

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism. -Anton Chekhov

People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results. -Albert Einstein

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants. -A. Whitney Brown

I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. -James A. Michener

I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork. -Peter De Vries

Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Intense love does not measure, it just gives. -Mother Teresa

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be. -Ellen Burstyn

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. -Bertrand Russell

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. -Henry Ward Beecher

You were made perfectly to be loved – and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long. -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I don't want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally. -Zelda Fitzgerald

The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don't need any fingers. -Larry Flynt

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. -William Hazlitt

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know? -Ernest Hemingway

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. -Ernest Hemingway

Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then. -Anthony Hopkins

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. -John Keats

Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory. -Milan Kundera

People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love. -Claude Monet

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. -Jim Morrison

For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love. -Carl Sagan

If music be the food of love, play on. -William Shakespeare

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

Though lovers be lost, love shall not. -Dylan Thomas

Film lovers are sick people. -Francois Truffaut

I have a great love and respect for religion, great love and respect for atheism. What I hate is agnosticism, people who do not choose. -Orson Welles

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today! -William Allen White

This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver. -Friedrich Nietzsche

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

I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me. -Humphrey Bogart

If you have to think about whether you love someone or not then the answer is no. When you love someone you just know. -Janice Markowitz

In a thousand pounds of law there is not an ounce of love. -John Ray

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

Love is love's reward. -John Dryden

Such a one do I remember, whom to look at was love. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary. -Emmanuel Teney

There isn't any formula or method. You learn to love by loving – by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done. -Aldous Huxley

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world. -James K. Polk

There is only one situation I can think of in which men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do. It is when they are in love and reading a love letter. -Mortimer Adler

I am marrying her because I love her. -Akihito

When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets? -Jim Bishop

Loving a child doesn't mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult. -Nadia Boulanger

It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that our writers are forever looking back with love and nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave. -Anatole Broyard

Older women are like aging strudels – the crust may not be so lovely, but the filling has come at last into its own. -Robert Farrar Capon

I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love. I will give all my soul to prove this once more. -Marc Chagall

There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time! -Coco Chanel

Literature has been the salvation of the damned, literature has inspired and guided lovers, routed despair and can perhaps in this case save the world. -John Cheever

There are too many souls of wood not to love those wooden characters who do indeed have a soul. -Jean Cocteau

The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love. -William Sloane Coffin

He did not know what love was. And he did not know what good it was. But he knew he carried it around with him, a scabrous spot of rot, of contagion, for which there was no cure. -Harry Crews

Be of love a little more careful than of anything. -e. e. cummings

Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life. -Bette Davis

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. -Charles de Gaulle

The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults, not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should not become your dearest friend. -Agnes de Mille

How do you know love is gone? If you said that you would be there at seven and you get there by nine, and he or she has not called the police yet – it's gone. -Marlene Dietrich

Grumbling is the death of love. -Marlene Dietrich

The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife. -Will Durant

I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love. -Edward VIII

Here I am, where I ought to be. A writer must have a place where he or she feels this, a place to love and be irritated with. -Louise Erdrich

Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom. -Erik Erikson

Christ does not save us by acting a parable of divine love; he acts the parable of divine love by saving us. That is the Christian faith. -Austin Farrer

I can't think why mothers love them. All babies do is leak at both ends. -Douglas Feaver

Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death. -Edna Ferber

It's only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home – it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love. -Margaret Truman

When it aims to express a love of the world it refuses to conceal the many reasons why the world is hard to love, though we must love it because we have no other, and to fail to love it is not to exist at all. -Mark Van Doren

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. -Harriet Van Horne

The most exciting thing is not doing it. If you fall in love with someone and never do it, it's much more exciting. -Andy Warhol

Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know the real truth about his or her love affairs. -Rebecca West

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday. -Thornton Wilder

I would love to be the poet laureate of Coney Island. -Thornton Wilder

The strongest influences in my life and my work are always whomever I love. Whomever I love and am with most of the time, or whomever I remember most vividly. I think that's true of everyone, don't you? -Tennessee Williams

I look a hundred and weigh 110 – you won't love me when you see the wreck England has made me. -Wallis Simpson

Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he would shun food, love or exercise. -Hans Selye

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 Shain

Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love? -Fulton J. Sheen

If Marilyn is in love with my husband it proves she has good taste, for I am in love with him too. -Simone Signoret

A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair. -Robert Frost

To me, a building – if it's beautiful – is the love of one man, he's made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that. -Martha Graham

Actors must practice restraint, else think what might happen in a love scene. -Cedric Hardwicke

One reason we lasted so long is that we usually played two people who were very much in love. As we were realistic actors, we became those two people. So we had a divertissement: I had an affair with him, and he with me. -Lynn Fontanne

A true lover always feels in debt to the one he loves. -Ralph W. Sockman

The roads of life are strewn with the wreckage of run-down and half-finished loves. -Ralph W. Sockman

For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government. That is why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

'Camp' is a vision of the world in terms of style – but a particular style. It is the love of the exaggerated. -Susan Sontag

It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist. -Muriel Spark

Where does discontent start? You are warm enough, but you shiver. You are fed, yet hunger gnaws you. You have been loved, but your yearning wanders in new fields. And to prod all these there's time, the Bastard Time. -John Steinbeck

In dread fear of sentimentality, another thing true is not said-that for its staff the paper is a source of pride and, I do believe, an object of affection and-yes, love. -Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus. -Mother Teresa

The first duty of love is to listen. -Paul Tillich

The tragedy is not that love doesn't last. The tragedy is the love that lasts. -Shirley Hazzard

Only the really plain people know about love – the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they soon exhaust their talents. -Katharine Hepburn

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. -Theodore Hesburgh

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair. -Abraham Joshua Heschel

Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination of people not to live without it. -Morton Hunt

You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate. -Pope John Paul II

You are our dearly beloved brothers, and in a certain way, it could be said that you are our elder brothers. -Pope John Paul II

Greater love hath no man than to attend the Episcopal Church with his wife. -Lyndon B. Johnson

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

When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair. -Alfred Kazin

I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it. -Rose Kennedy

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

You don't have to love them. You just have to respect their rights. -Ed Koch

In everyone there sleeps. A sense of life lived according to love. To some it means the difference they could make. By loving others, but across most it sweeps. As all they might have done had they been loved. That nothing cures. -Philip Larkin

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. -Harper Lee

I have seen the science I worshiped, and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve. -Charles Lindbergh

We have much to be judged on when he comes, slums and battlefields and insane asylums, but these are the symptoms of our illness and the result of our failures in love. -Madeleine L'Engle

In the evening of life we shall be judged on love, and not one of us is going to come off very well, and were it not for my absolute faith in the loving forgiveness of my Lord I could not call on him to come. -Madeleine L'Engle

Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy. -Mao Zedong

Our Lord did not try to alter circumstances. He submitted to them. They shaped his life and eventually brought him to Calvary. I believe we miss opportunities and lovely secrets our Lord is waiting to teach us by not taking what comes. -Mother Maribel

Poetry proceeds from the totality of man, sense, imagination, intellect, love, desire, instinct, blood and spirit together. -Jacques Maritain

You are a member of the British royal family. We are never tired, and we all love hospitals. -Mary of Teck

You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover. -Henri Matisse

The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned. -W. Somerset Maugham

We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity – romantic love and gunpowder. -Andre Maurois

In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others. -Andre Maurois

The theme is the theme of humiliation, which is the square root of sin, as opposed to the freedom from humiliation, and love, which is the square root of wonderful. -Carson McCullers

Gossip isn't scandal and it's not merely malicious. It's chatter about the human race by lovers of the same. -Phyllis McGinley

I was a Navy officer writing about Navy problems and I simply stole this lovely Army nurse and popped her into a Navy uniform, where she has done very well for herself. -James A. Michener

If misery loves company, then triumph demands an audience. -Brian Moore

Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends. -Lewis Mumford

The Eucharistic mystery stands at the heart and center of the liturgy since it is the fount of life by which we are cleansed and strengthened to live not for ourselves but for God and to be united in love among ourselves. -Pope Paul VI

A pas de deux is a dialogue of love. How can there be conversation if one partner is dumb? -Rudolf Nureyev

Love commingled with hate is more powerful than love. Or hate. -Joyce Carol Oates

Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms. I said that some time ago, and today I do not think I would add one word. -Laurence Olivier

I love every bone in their heads. -Eugene O'Neill

If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism. -Erich Fromm

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. -Robert Frost

The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion. -Nadia Boulanger

I might run from her for a thousand years and she is still my baby child. Our love is so furious that we burn each other out. -Richard Burton

She claimed she loved the camera, its warmth, its familiarity. She responded to its naked glare, its slavish attention to every expression of her face and body, with the kind of immediacy a trusted lover could expect. -Anne Edwards

I'd asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions. Finally one lady friend asked the right question, 'Well, what do you love most?' That's how I started painting money. -Andy Warhol

When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole. -Thornton Wilder

We were both in love with him. I fell out of love with him, but he didn't. -Zsa Zsa Gabor

The most important tribute any human being can pay to a poem or a piece of prose he or she really loves is to learn it by heart. Not by brain, by heart; the expression is vital. -George Steiner

Love is whatever you can still betray. Betrayal can only happen if you love. -John le Carre

This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted. -C. S. Lewis

The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved. -Edward R. Murrow

In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. -Paul McCartney

Fortune and love favor the brave. -Ovid

Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection. -Matthew Arnold

Call not that man wretched, who whatever ills he suffers, has a child to love. -Eric Hoffer

If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants. -Lao Tzu

He whom the gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound. -Plautus

The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired. -William Shakespeare

Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it. -Albert Camus

There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson. -Victor Hugo

The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time. -Edmund Burke

To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self. -Samuel Johnson

The love of heaven makes one heavenly. -William Shakespeare

Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power. -Bertrand Russell

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

It is ever the invisible that is the object of our profoundest worship. With the lover it is not the seen but the unseen that he muses upon. -Christian Nestell Bovee

He is not a lover who does not love forever. -Euripides

Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love. -Euripides

The greatest pleasure of life is love. -Euripides

Let none think to fly the danger for soon or late love is his own avenger. -Lord Byron

Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life. -Lord Byron

Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire. -Lord Byron

To be loved at first sight, a man should have at the same time something to respect and something to pity in his face. -Stendhal

If you wished to be loved, love. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her. -Oscar Wilde

Hatred is blind, as well as love. -Oscar Wilde

Love begets love. This torment is my joy. -Theodore Roethke

Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love. -Walter Scott

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

I cannot love as I have loved, And yet I know not why; It is the one great woe of life To feel all feeling die. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

I'm passionately involved in life: I love its change, its color, its movement. To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings – it's all a miracle. -Arthur Rubinstein

My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends – it gives a lovely light! -Edna St. Vincent Millay

Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup. -Sara Teasdale

What light is to the eyes – what air is to the lungs – what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man. -Robert Green Ingersoll

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all. -Washington Irving

If I were hanged on the highest hill, Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! I know whose love would follow me still Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! -Rudyard Kipling

Misery loves company. -John Ray

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth. -Joseph Joubert

Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction. -Bertrand Russell

There is a silence, the child of love, which expresses everything, and proclaims more loudly than the tongue is able to do. -William Drummond

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good. -Buddha

The love of economy is the root of all virtue. -George Bernard Shaw

It's strange that words are so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words. -T. S. Eliot

Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love. -Washington Irving

Women are made to be loved, not understood. -Oscar Wilde

That's the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not. -Miguel de Cervantes

It isn't enough for you to love money – it's also necessary that money should love you. -Kin Hubbard

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love. -Alan Bleasdale

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving. -Anatole France

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. -Thomas Fuller

Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else. -Thomas Merton

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. -Confucius

Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that. -David Bailey

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young. -Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others. -E. F. Schumacher

The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity. -Edna St. Vincent Millay

When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity – but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial. -Eugene O'Neill

I love acting. It is so much more real than life. -Fay Weldon

In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing. -Franz Kafka

Too fair to worship, too divine to love. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life. -George Herbert

If you wish to be brothers, let the arms fall from your hands. One cannot love while holding offensive arms. -Gerald Brenan

Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well. -Germaine Greer

The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory. -James Baldwin

The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting. -Jessamyn West

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. -John Ruskin

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. -Leonardo da Vinci

Absence – that common cure of love. -Lord Byron

Antipathy, dissimilarity of views, hate, contempt, can accompany true love. -Marshall McLuhan

Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches. -Miguel de Cervantes

The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains. -Napoleon Bonaparte

The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love. -Niccolo Machiavelli

Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It's like falling in love. You can't give a reason why. -Paul Newman

We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire. -Rupert Brooke

To business that we love we rise bedtime, and go to't with delight. -Sydney Smith

The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship. -Amelia Earhart

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. -Sophia Loren

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever. -Jimmy Carter

I love to lose myself in other men's minds. -Charles Lamb

We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it. -John Irving

The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists. -Charles Dickens

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! -Anne Frank

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. -George Burns

Forgiveness is the final form of love. -Reinhold Niebuhr

One forgives to the degree that one loves. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own. -Charlotte Bronte

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess. -Rainer Maria Rilke

You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens. -Ethel Barrymore

Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God. -Mary Manin Morrissey

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. -Thomas Merton

If we discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them. -Christopher Morley

If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things that are missing. If you don't have love in your life, no matter what else there is, it's not enough. -Ann Landers

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. -Agatha Christie

It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death. -Thomas Mann

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. -Oscar Wilde

Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue. -John Dryden

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. -Mother Teresa

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

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others. -Sophie Swetchine

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. -Khalil Gibran

We adore chaos because we love to produce order. -M. C. Escher

The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia. -Elbert Hubbard

If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. -Ray Bradbury

First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it. -George Santayana

If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him. -Robert Louis Stevenson

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. -James Russell Lowell

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

It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up. -W. Somerset Maugham

I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty. -Woodrow Wilson

People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense. -Ken Kesey

Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw. -Fran Lebowitz

I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that! -Tom Lehrer

We don't love qualities; we love a person; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as their qualities. -Jacques Maritain

Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people. -Jean de La Fontaine

The tax collector must love poor people, he's creating so many of them. -Bill Vaughan

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. -Henry David Thoreau

The best part of one's life is the working part, the creative part. Believe me, I love to succeed… However, the real spiritual and emotional excitement is in the doing. -Garson Kanin

Oh, love is real enough; you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy – and that is life. -Jean Anouilh

Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up. -Mahatma Gandhi

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love. -Henry Miller

Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too. -William Blake

The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead. -Igor Stravinsky

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. -Jimmy Carter

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

You needn't love your enemy, but if you refrain from telling lies about him, you are doing well enough. -E. W. Howe

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. -W. H. Auden

I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine. -Ayn Rand

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. -Daniel Webster

I love living. I have some problems with my life, but living is the best thing they've come up with so far. -Neil Simon

If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable. -William Congreve

The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end. -Benjamin Disraeli

No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves. -E. W. Howe

There is always a type of man who says he loves his fellow men, and expects to make a living at it. -E. W. Howe

If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up. -Jimmy Connors

Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle. -George S. Patton

To say 'I love you' one must first be able to say the 'I.' -Ayn Rand

Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved. -Aristotle

Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass. -Rupert Brooke

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing. -Mignon McLaughlin

Wagner has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour. -Gioachino Rossini

He that loves to be flattered is worthy o' the flatterer. -William Shakespeare

I never loved another person the way I loved myself. -Mae West

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. -Carl Jung

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you. -William Arthur Ward

But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having. -John Perry Barlow

May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live. -Robert A. Heinlein

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in the present. -Marianne Williamson

To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way. -Plato

The one who loves the least, controls the relationship. -Robert Anthony

There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors… But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity. -Claude Adrien Helvetius

It is an extra dividend when you like the girl you've fallen in love with. -Clark Gable

To love what you do and feel that it matters how could anything be more fun? -Katharine Graham

Most gentlemen don't like love, they just like to kick it around. -Cole Porter

A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture. -Abraham Joshua Heschel

You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time. -Gordie Howe

The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, 'I was wrong'. -Sydney J. Harris

Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it. -Mary Baker Eddy

It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. -Emmet Fox

Whenever we take away the liberties of those whom we hate we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love. -Wendell Willkie

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

Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain. -Billie Holiday

Singing songs like 'The Man I Love' or 'Porgy' is no more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck, and I love roast duck. -Billie Holiday

You've got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body's sermon on how to behave. -Billie Holiday

They tell me that it will be hard to find a man strong enough to love my own strength and independence, and not worry about being Mr. Diana Ross, but I disagree. I know absolutely that that man is somewhere out there. -Diana Ross

I'd love to retouch my whole life. -Dusty Springfield

God is love. I have loved. Therefore, I will go to heaven. -Imelda Marcos

I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back. -Imelda Marcos

The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship. -Jackie Kennedy

I need sex for a clear complexion, but I'd rather do it for love. -Joan Crawford

In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people. -Judy Garland

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. -Lucille Ball

Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead. -Lucille Ball

I love life and nothing intimidates me anymore. -Olivia Newton-John

I love that quiet time when nobody's up and the animals are all happy to see me. -Olivia Newton-John

I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that. -Princess Diana

All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved. -Rita Hayworth

I have a love-hate relationship with performing. -Sarah Brightman

I love a challenge and the last four years it has all come to fruition and it has been wonderful. -Sarah Brightman

I've always been the breadwinner and men don't like that. They turn on you. They bite the hand that feeds them. Eventually, too, they become very jealous of the love one has with an audience. -Shirley Bassey

Sex is like washing your face – just something you do because you have to. Sex without love is absolutely ridiculous. Sex follows love, it never precedes it. -Sophia Loren

In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe, we graft into our very soul. -Mary Renault

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success… such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything. -Nikola Tesla

Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk. -Joyce Brothers

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. -Frank Lloyd Wright

Marry Prince William? I'd love that. Who wouldn't want to be a princess? -Britney Spears

When you're comfortable with someone you love, the silence is the best. And, that's how me and J. are. When we're in a room together, we don't have to say anything. It's for real. -Britney Spears

The best smell in the world is that man that you love. -Jennifer Aniston

I'd love to be a pop idol. Of course, my groupies are now between 40 and 50. -Kevin Bacon

With Romeo and Juliet, you're talking about two people who meet one night, and get married the same night. I believe in love at first sight-but it hasn't happened to me yet. -Leonardo DiCaprio

Every relationship I've been in, I've overwhelmed the girl. They just can't handle all the love. -Justin Timberlake

The courts are as a stage, people love to see attractive players. -Anna Kournikova

I don't know what better teenage life you could get than going around the world doing what you love to do. -Anna Kournikova

I love doing normal things – movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths – that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums. -Christina Aguilera

A James Cagney love scene is one where he lets the other guy live. -Bob Hope

Before we make love my husband takes a pain killer. -Joan Rivers

God is love, but get it in writing. -Gypsy Rose Lee

I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own. -Woody Allen

It's funny how most people love the dead, once you're dead, you're made for life. -Jimi Hendrix

The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted. -Brendan Behan

The Russians love Brooke Shields because her eyebrows remind them of Leonid Brezhnev. -Robin Williams

We can sometimes love what we do not understand, but it is impossible completely to understand what we do not love. -Anna Jameson

I love to go to the playground and watch the children jumping up and down. They don't know I'm firing blanks. -Emo Philips

I'd love to get pajamas. Good, nice and warm flannel ones. -Charlize Theron

I like the way my own feet smell. I love to smell my sneakers when I take them off. -Christina Ricci

Doing love scenes is always awkward. I mean, it's just not a normal thing to go to work and lay in bed with your co-worker. -Denise Richards

I'm a great lover, I'll bet. -Emo Philips

Probably the toughest time in anyone's life is when you have to murder a loved one because they're the devil. -Emo Philips

In Hollywood, she's revered, she gets nominated for Oscars, but I've never heard anyone in the public or among my friends say, 'Oh, I love Winona Ryder.' -Jennifer Lopez

I love the whole lingerie outfit – you know, thigh-high tights and garters. -Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

If only I could find a guy who wasn't in his 70s to talk to me about white cranes, I'd be madly in love. -Leelee Sobieski

My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful. -Hamlin Garland

I once made love for an hour and fifteen minutes, but it was the night the clocks are set ahead. -Garry Shandling

I love the idea of 'the one' but I actually believe that there isn't a Miss Right. There are 12,000 Miss Rights out there and it's all timing. -Matthew Perry

I am amazed about how everyone wants to know about my love life. They whisper to me, 'Tell me the truth? Is it true?' Who cares? Because we have this job, we are to say to everybody what we do, or with whom we sleep? It's a bit absurd, but that's why everybody lies so much. -Penelope Cruz

Because of my crazy work schedule, I have become something of a master at changing my clothes while driving. The men driving next to me love it. -Vanessa Marcil

Hope is the most exciting thing in life, and if you honestly believe that love is out there, it will come. And even if it doesn't come straight away, there is still that chance all through your life that it will. -Josh Hartnett

We made 16 episodes of Cracker and I loved doing the show, but unfortunately no one was watching us. -Josh Hartnett

I love a man who can wear my underwear. -Yasmine Bleeth

I'm not a big sports fan, but I love it when they 'slam dunk.' That's sexy. -Emma Bunton

I love shopping, especially food shopping. -Emma Bunton

If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do. -Angelina Jolie

I've told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn't kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are. -Angelina Jolie

I truly loved doing the videos, but it has been hard hearing all the time that you're just the Aerosmith chick. -Alicia Silverstone

I embrace everything about Ally… I don't particularly see her as a whiner. One week she's tough, the next she's really weak. I love that. She's human. -Calista Flockhart

Emilio Estevez was definitely my first love. -Demi Moore

Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves. -Drew Barrymore

I love romance. I'm a sucker for it. I love it so much. It's pathetic. -Drew Barrymore

I want people to love me, but it's not going to hurt me if they don't. -Drew Barrymore

I used to look in the mirror and feel shame, I look in the mirror now and I absolutely love myself. -Drew Barrymore

I've always said that one night, I'm going to find myself in some field somewhere, I'm standing on grass, and it's raining, and I'm with the person I love, and I know I'm at the very point I've been dreaming of getting to. -Drew Barrymore

I would just love once to be called sexy. Just because it would make me something other than cute. -Jennifer Love Hewitt

You've got to love this business. You have to be able to take rejection. -Jessica Biel

French fries. I love them. Some people are chocolate and sweets people. I love French fries. That and caviar. -Cameron Diaz

People marry for a variety of reasons and with varying results. But to marry for love is to invite inevitable tragedy. -James Branch Cabell

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding. -Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

A bell's not a bell 'til you ring it, A song's not a song 'til you sing it, Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay, Love isn't love 'til you give it away! -Oscar Hammerstein II

At this point in my life I'd like to live as if only love mattered. -Tracy Chapman

I can't live without my beauty products. I love to be in my bathroom with my candles lit, morning, noon and night. I like taking hot baths and hot showers, using my body scrubs and lotions. -Traci Bingham

Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for. -Ray Bradbury

Writing a novel is like making love, but it's also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled. -Dean Koontz

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty. -Stephen King

I loved making 'Rising Sun'. I got into the psychology of why she liked to get strangled and tied up in plastic bags. It has to do with low self-worth. -Tatjana Patitz

I love the confidence that makeup gives me. -Tyra Banks

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty. -Mother Teresa

Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in bearing it. -Jean Paul

As I grow to understand life less and less I grow to love it more and more. -Jules Renard

We do not fall in love with the package of the person, we fall in love with the inside of a person. -Anne Heche

I was coming home from kindergarten – well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It's good for a kid to know how to make gloves. -Ellen DeGeneres

To love beauty is to see light. -Victor Hugo

Try as you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic of the human heart, love. -Victor Hugo

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact. -William Shakespeare

The art of love is largely the art of persistence. -Albert Ellis

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law. -Boethius

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

The best proof of love is trust. -Joyce Brothers

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

You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace. -Geraldine Ferraro

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. -Greg Anderson

In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person. -Margaret Anderson

It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time. -Honore de Balzac

The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you. -Brendan Behan

I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play. -Boris Becker

If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question? -Lily Tomlin

Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money. -Walt Disney

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die. -Maya Angelou

A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. -Pearl Bailey

I am certainly not an authority on love because there are no authorities on love, just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't. -Bill Cosby

It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office. -Shirley MacLaine

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. -Benjamin Franklin

If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it. -Mother Teresa

It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all. -William Makepeace Thackeray

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. -Marcus Aurelius

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. -Benjamin Franklin

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. -B. F. Skinner

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it. -Henry David Thoreau

For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. -Rainer Maria Rilke

I never heard of anyone who was really literate or who ever really loved books who wanted to suppress any of them. -Robertson Davies

Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go. -Natalie Goldberg

Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to. -Greg Anderson

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. -Buddha

Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters? -James Baldwin

Women who love women are Lesbians. Men, because they can only think of women in sexual terms, define Lesbian as sex between women. -Rita Mae Brown

We must declare ourselves, become known; allow the world to discover this subterranean life of ours which connects kings and farm boys, artists and clerks. Let them see that the important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself. -Gore Vidal

Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do – can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You know what to do. -Barbara Sher

On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone. -Janis Joplin

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. -Helen Keller

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love. -Sophocles

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. -Mother Teresa

There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another. -Frank Zappa

I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music. -Billy Joel

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

That's all nonviolence is – organized love. -Joan Baez

There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there's only scarcity of resolve to make it happen. -Wayne Dyer

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Pick a theme and work it to exhaustion… the subject must be something you truly love or truly hate. -Dorothea Lange

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. -Rumi

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. -Henry David Thoreau

Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love of reading. -Rufus Choate

One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But… I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success. -Thomas A. Edison

The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves. -Logan Pearsall Smith

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish. -Alfred Adler

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness. -George Jean Nathan

I searched for years I found no love. I'm sure that love will never be a product of plasticity. -Frank Zappa

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. -Douglas Adams

I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all. -Ogden Nash

Politicians neither love nor hate. Interest, not sentiment, directs them. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

There's a certain part of the contented majority who love anybody who is worth a billion dollars. -John Kenneth Galbraith

It's better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week. -Laurence J. Peter

Career is too pompous a word. It was a job, and I have always felt privileged to be paid for what I love doing. -Barbara Stanwyck

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

For the love of God, folks, don't try this at home. -David Letterman

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. -Unknown

We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I say to people who care for people who are dying, if you really love that person and want to help them, be with them when their end comes close. Sit with them – you don't even have to talk. You don't have to do anything but really be there with them. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting. -Samuel Johnson

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love. -Maya Angelou

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet. -Rumi

Life is not orderly. No matter how we try to make life so, right in the middle of it we die, lose a leg, fall in love, drop a jar of applesauce. -Natalie Goldberg

We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love. -R. D. Laing

Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with it. -Thomas Jefferson

The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains. -Josephine Baker

Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies. -Wendell Phillips

There is nothing I love as much as a good fight. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

I'd kiss a frog even if there was no promise of a Prince Charming popping out of it. I love frogs. -Cameron Diaz

Ted needs someone to be there 100% of the time. He thinks that's love. It's not love – it's babysitting. -Jane Fonda

Music is like making love: either all or nothing. -Isaac Stern

If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were. -Richard Bach

In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved. -Russell Baker

Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it. -Russell Baker

No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn't take the first pill that comes along. -Joyce Brothers

All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction. -Marya Mannes

Falling out of love is very enlightening. For a short while you see the world with new eyes. -Iris Murdoch

We can only learn to love by loving. -Iris Murdoch

War is like love; it always finds a way. -Bertolt Brecht

If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love's sake only. -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

We love your adherence to democratic principles. -William F. Buckley, Jr.

Indeed, Miss Manners has come to believe that the basic political division in this country is not between liberals and conservatives but between those who believe that they should have a say in the love lives of strangers and those who do not. -Judith Martin

Some men love truth so much that they seem to be in continual fear lest she should catch a cold on overexposure. -Samuel Butler

Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves. -Henri Frederic Amiel

When love is gone, there's always justice. And when justice is gone, there's always force. And when force is gone, there's always Mom. Hi, Mom! -Laurie Anderson

To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love. -Jane Austen

Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love. -Albert Camus

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

My dream role would probably be a psycho killer, because the whole thing I love about movies is that you get to do things you could never do in real life, and that would be my way of vicariously experiencing being a psycho killer. Also, it's incredibly romantic. -Christina Ricci

And love's the noblest frailty of the mind. -John Dryden

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. -Khalil Gibran

But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. -Khalil Gibran

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own… Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy. -Robert A. Heinlein

All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about themselves. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom we admire. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position. -Christopher Marlowe

My mother loved children – she would have given anything if I had been one. -Groucho Marx

Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply… For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much. -Alan Paton

It is most unwise for people in love to marry. -George Bernard Shaw

The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post. -George Bernard Shaw

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're alive. -Orlando Aloysius Battista

Do what you love and the money will follow. -Marsha Sinetar

Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love. -Georges Bataille

To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight. -Montesquieu

I would love to spend all my time writing to you; I'd love to share with you all that goes through my mind, all that weighs on my heart, all that gives air to my soul; phantoms of art, dreams that would be so beautiful if they could come true. -Luigi Pirandello

There's something sexy about a gut. Not a 400-pound beer gut, but a little paunch. I love that. -Sandra Bullock

He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage – he won't encounter many rivals. -Georg C. Lichtenberg

Surely a King who loves pleasure is less dangerous than one who loves glory? -Nancy Mitford

I was eleven, then I was sixteen. Though no honors came my way, those were the lovely years. -Truman Capote

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

Those whom the gods love grow young. -Oscar Wilde

To observe people in conflict is a necessary part of a child's education. It helps him to understand and accept his own occasional hostilities and to realize that differing opinions need not imply an absence of love. -Milton Sapirstein

I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job. -Margaret Thatcher

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most. -John Ruskin

If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual. -Robertson Davies

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment. -Napoleon Bonaparte

In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love? -Igor Stravinsky

Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality. -Emily Dickinson

In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream. -Luigi Pirandello

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

We all like to forgive, and love best not those who offend us least, nor who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them. -Samuel Butler

It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

This is what is hardest: to close the open hand because one loves. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy. -Bertrand Russell

To be loved is to be fortunate, but to be hated is to achieve distinction. -Minna Antrim

Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure. -Lord Byron

As the best wine doth make the sharpest vinegar, so the deepest love turneth to the deadliest hate. -John Lyly

Whatever makes an impression on the heart seems lovely in the eye. -Saadi

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy. -Lawrence Durrell

Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive. -Havelock Ellis

Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune. -William Hazlitt

Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied. -Mark Twain

When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out. -Elizabeth Bowen

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

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love. -Erich Fromm

They are always saying God loves us. If that's love I'd rather have a bit of kindness. -Graham Greene

No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished? -Lee Iacocca

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

Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper. -P. J. O'Rourke

We conceal it from ourselves in vain – we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it. -Blaise Pascal

They do not love that do not show their love. -William Shakespeare

If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love. -Leo Tolstoy

Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same. -Voltaire

When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity. -Joseph Campbell

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

Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness. -William Penn

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. -Pearl S. Buck

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent. -Erich Fromm

It is impossible for any woman to love her children twenty-four hours a day. -Milton Sapirstein

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony. -Benjamin Britten

For all that has been said of the love that certain natures (on shore) have professed for it, for all the celebrations it has been the object of in prose and song, the sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness. -Joseph Conrad

The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us. -Robert Louis Stevenson

So the lover must struggle for words. -T. S. Eliot

The Lord taught me to love everybody, but the last ones I learned to love were the sportswriters. -Alvin Dark

Guys ask me, don't I get burned out? How can you get burned out doing something you love? I ask you, have you ever got tired of kissing a pretty girl? -Tommy Lasorda

I love doubleheaders. That way I get to keep my uniform on longer. -Tommy Lasorda

Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it's business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You'll be an old man before you know it. -Al Lopez

They say Yogi Berra is funny. Well, he has a lovely wife and family, a beautiful home, money in the bank, and he plays golf with millionaires. What's funny about that? -Casey Stengel

When I throw a curve that hangs and it goes for a hit, I want to chew up my glove. -Don Drysdale

I once loved this game. But after being traded four times, I realized that it's nothing but a business. I treat my horses better than the owners treat us. It's a shame they've destroyed my love for the game. -Richie Allen

The players get no respect around here. They give you money, that's it, not respect. We get constantly dogged and players from other teams love to see that. That's why nobody wants to play here. -Don Mattingly

I always loved the game, but when my legs weren't hurting it was a lot easier to love. -Mickey Mantle

The only way I'm going to win a Gold Glove is with a can of spray paint. -Reggie Jackson

I loved to make a great defensive play, I'd rather do that than hit a home run. -Bill Dickey

The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that's it, not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it. -Ty Cobb

I get a kick out of watching a team defense me. A player moves two steps in one direction and I hit it two steps the other way. It goes right by his glove and I laugh. -Rod Carew

I love September, especially when we're in it. -Willie Stargell

I could ask the Phillies to keep me on to add to my statistics, but my love for the game won't let me do that. -Mike Schmidt

They read their sports pages, know their statistics and either root like hell or boo our butts off. I love it. Give me vocal fans, pro or con, over the tourist types who show up in Houston or Montreal and just sit there. -Mike Schmidt

I won't be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat. -Babe Ruth

It's a pretty sure thing that the player's bat is what speaks loudest when it's contract time, but there are moments when the glove has the last word. -Brooks Robinson

Fix your eye on the ball from the moment the pitcher holds it in his glove. Follow it as he throws to the plate and stay with it until the play is completed. Action takes place only where the ball goes. -Bill Klem

Now, you tell me, if I have a day off during the baseball season, where do you think I'll spend it? The ballpark. I still love it. Always have, always will. -Harry Caray

To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission. -Charles Lindbergh

I am not interested in medals or titles. I don't need them. I need the love of the public and I fight for it. -Olga Korbut

He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast. -Leonardo da Vinci

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. -Og Mandino

In our minds, love and lust are really separated. It's hard to find someone that can be kind and you can trust enough to leave your kids with, and isn't afraid to throw her man up against the wall and lick him from head to toe. -Tori Amos

A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love. -Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule. -Buddha

A man who lives, not by what he loves but what he hates, is a sick man. -Archibald MacLeish

Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love. -Dean Koontz

It's possible to love a human being if you don't know them too well. -Charles Bukowski

I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost – that is important. -Jacques-Henri Lartigue

Some photographers take reality… and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation. -Ansel Adams

Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love. -Claude Monet

I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies. -Pietro Aretino

I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. -George Burns

Fate loves the fearless. -James Russell Lowell

I love New York City; I've got a gun. -Charles Barkley

I love Paris in the summer, when it sizzles. -Cole Porter

Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don't waste a second demolishing it brick by brick. -Candice Bergen

Hitchcock loves to be misunderstood, because he has based his whole life around misunderstandings. -Francois Truffaut

For me optimism is two lovers walking into the sunset arm in arm. Or maybe into the sunrise – whatever appeals to you. -Krzysztof Kieslowski

To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering. We can't live with it, and we can't live without it. You'll rarely find a happy ending in my work. -Krzysztof Kieslowski

Normal love isn't interesting. I assure you that it's incredibly boring. -Roman Polanski

Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death. -Jean Cocteau

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone. -Orson Welles

Frankly, despite my horror of the press, I'd love to rise from the grave every ten years or so and go buy a few newspapers. -Luis Bunuel

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady. -Thomas Moore

There is no love which does not become help. -Paul Tillich

As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision. -Helen Keller

Familiar acts are beautiful through love. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

Who so loves believes the impossible. -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

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

To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever. -Henry Drummond

Above our life we love a steadfast friend. -Christopher Marlowe

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

Some say we are responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us. -Nikki Giovanni

Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success! -David O. McKay

If love means never having to say you're sorry, then marriage means always having to say everything twice. -Estelle Getty

Real success is finding you lifework in the work that you love. -David McCullough

Since I've been in Playboy myself in Australia, I love it, and I think it's really empowering and positive towards women, which is not a view that many women hold. -Dannii Minogue

The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye. -Jimi Hendrix

I'd love to do a character with a wife, a nice little house, a couple of kids, a dog, maybe a bit of singing, and no guns and no killing, but nobody offers me those kind of parts. -Christopher Walken

We'll love you just the way you are if you're perfect. -Alanis Morissette

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it. -John Lennon

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others. -Francois Mauriac

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. -Joseph Addison

The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love. What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork. -Pearl Bailey

Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself. -Leo Buscaglia

We cannot really love anyone with with whom we never laugh. -Agnes Repplier

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were. -Khalil Gibran

I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear. -Oprah Winfrey

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. -Elie Wiesel

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age. -Anais Nin

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our society is illuminated by the spiritual insights of the Hebrew prophets. America and Israel have a common love of human freedom, and they have a common faith in a democratic way of life. -Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No one perfectly loves God who does not perfectly love some of his creatures. -Margaret of Valois

You don't suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bike racing. -Greg LeMond

All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest – never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership. -Ann Landers

Can anyone remember love? It's like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume. -Arthur Miller

A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second; with a husband it runs the other way. -Honore de Balzac

Kindness and intelligence don't always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships. -Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

There are more people who wish to be loved than there are who are willing to love. -Nicolas Chamfort

Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee. -John Gay

If you want to be loved, be lovable. -Ovid

To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia – to mistake an ordinary young woman for a goddess. -H. L. Mencken

Don't let love interfere with your appetite. It never does with mine. -Anthony Trollope

Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven. -George Sand

I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything. -Oscar Wilde

A woman can be anything the man who loves her would have her be. -James M. Barrie

Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts. -Voltaire

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

I just want to get a Ph.D. in love. -Barbara De Angelis

When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues. -Honore de Balzac

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before. -Blaise Pascal

Who loves, raves. -Lord Byron

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

One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry. -Oscar Wilde

To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love. -Honore de Balzac

Sex is a momentary itch, love never lets you go. -Kingsley Amis

The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife. -Theodore Roosevelt

We cease loving ourselves if no one loves us. -Madame de Stael

Sometimes your friends are your lovers, or have been at one time. -Axl Rose

I love photo sessions. I'm alone, I'm the queen, everyone's taking care of me. -Eva Herzigova

In love we often doubt what we most believe. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail. -Kinky Friedman

This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it. -Voltaire

The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools. -Katherine Mansfield

The story of a love is not important-what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity. -Helen Hayes

No partner in a love relationship… should feel that he has to give up an essential part of himself to make it viable. -May Sarton

The giving of love is an education in itself. -Eleanor Roosevelt

But surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price. -Agatha Christie

There is always something left to love. And if you ain't learned that, you ain't learned nothing. -Lorraine Hansberry

When two people love each other, they don't look at each other, they look in the same direction. -Ginger Rogers

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age. -Jeanne Moreau

Great loves too must be endured. -Coco Chanel

The mark of a true crush… is that you fall in love first and grope for reasons afterward. -Shana Alexander

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. -Simone de Beauvoir

You have to love your children unselfishly. That's hard. But it's the only way. -Barbara Bush

What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship? -Anais Nin

My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion, a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

One of my theories is that men love with their eyes; women love with their ears. -Zsa Zsa Gabor

You musn't force sex to do the work of love or love to do the work of sex. -Mary McCarthy

In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind. -Nora Ephron

I don't think when I make love. -Brigitte Bardot

It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved. -Niccolo Machiavelli

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. -Robert Browning

I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don't know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I'll break up with someone on purpose. -Rita Rudner

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. -W. H. Auden

Man can certainly flee from God… but he cannot escape him. He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God, but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal love of God which triumphs even in his hate. -Karl Barth

The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment. -James Baldwin

People who lose their parents when young are permanently in love with them. -Aharon Appelfeld

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love. -Marc Chagall

I have a love interest in every one of my films: a gun. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Don't think of him as a Republican. Think of him as the man I love, and if that doesn't work, think of him as the man who can crush you. -Maria Shriver

The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes. -Thomas Beecham

Those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love. -William Butler Yeats

A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love. -William Butler Yeats

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

O public road, I say back I am not afraid to leave you, yet I love you, you express me better than I can express myself. -Walt Whitman

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. -Denis Waitley

The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile. -Denis Waitley

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 a miracle. -Marianne Williamson

There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves. -Tom Wolfe

But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead thee to thy grave. -William Wordsworth

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold. -William Wordsworth

Nature never did betray the heart that loved her. -William Wordsworth

Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before. -William Wycherley

Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding. -William Wycherley

An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God. -Simone Weil

Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does. -Simone Weil

Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you – gently, with love, and hand your life back to you. -Tennessee Williams

There is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life and live it as bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as we can. -Henry Van Dyke

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars. -Henry Van Dyke

People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth. -Raoul Vaneigem

The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry. -Raoul Vaneigem

To love with the spirit is to pity, and he who pities most loves most. -Miguel de Unamuno

There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man – that is, the more divine – the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish. -Miguel de Unamuno

If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail. -Francis Quarles

Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures. -Thomas de Quincey

We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection. -Jean Paul

People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true. -Robert J. Ringer

Love shall be our token; love be yours and love be mine. -Christina Rossetti

A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor. -Helen Rowland

To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all. -Helen Rowland

What a man calls his 'conscience' is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love. -Helen Rowland

Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course. -Helen Rowland

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

No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age, but especially not in the dark ones. Men prospered then only in following an openly declared purpose, and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds. -John Ruskin

Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever. -John Ruskin

If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen. -Ronald Reagan

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up… persisting… eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life? -Tony Robbins

To love an idea is to love it a little more than one should. -Jean Rostand

Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge. -Arthur Rimbaud

As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children. -John Adams

A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man. -John Adams

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life. -Barbara De Angelis

The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together. -Barbara De Angelis

Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day. -Barbara De Angelis

One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering. -Jane Austen

It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals. -Fred Allen

The last time I saw him he was walking down lover's lane holding his own hand. -Fred Allen

Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation. -James Allen

Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love. -James Allen

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like. -Saint Augustine

God loves to help him who strives to help himself. -Aeschylus

Words of love, are works of love. -William R. Alger

The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed. -Maya Angelou

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. -Maya Angelou

Life loves the liver of it. -Maya Angelou

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.' -Maya Angelou

Things are beautiful if you love them. -Jean Anouilh

There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy. -Jean Anouilh

Well-ordered self-love is right and natural. -Thomas Aquinas

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder. -Thomas Aquinas

Greatness is a spiritual condition worthy to excite love, interest, and admiration; and the outward proof of possessing greatness is that we excite love, interest and admiration. -Matthew Arnold

The need of expansion is as genuine an instinct in man as the need in a plant for the light, or the need in man himself for going upright. The love of liberty is simply the instinct in man for expansion. -Matthew Arnold

Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them. -Marcus Aurelius

Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live. -Marcus Aurelius

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

Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth. -Umberto Eco

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. -Euripides

There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

What a man takes in by contemplation, that he pours out in love. -Meister Eckhart

You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion. -Meister Eckhart

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not. -Robert Green Ingersoll

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. -Washington Irving

The heart of the jealous knows the best and most satisfying love, that of the other's bed, where the rival perfects the lover's imperfections. -Djuna Barnes

Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love. -Saul Bellow

In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it. -Christian Nestell Bovee

Our first and last love is self-love. -Christian Nestell Bovee

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy. -Anita Brookner

You can never betray the people who are dead, so you go on being a public Jew; the dead can't answer slurs, but I'm here. I would love to think that Jesus wants me for a sunbeam, but he doesn't. -Anita Brookner

Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists. -Anita Brookner

Never the time and the place and the loved one all together! -Robert Browning

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. -Richard Bach

Naturally, love's the most distant possibility. -Georges Bataille

I'm tired of love; I'm still more tired of rhyme; but money gives me pleasure all the time. -Hilaire Belloc

To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely. -Edmund Burke

To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men. -Edmund Burke

To live is like to love – all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it. -Samuel Butler

It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly. -Samuel Butler

Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books. -Gaston Bachelard

The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love. -James Baldwin

The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight. -Natalie Clifford Barney

The lover of life makes the whole world into his family, just as the lover of the fair sex creates his from all the lovely women he has found, from those that could be found, and those who are impossible to find. -Charles Baudelaire

Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors. -Jean Baudrillard

If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity. -Jean Baudrillard

To love someone is to isolate him from the world, wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow, drag him into a murderous future. It is to circle around the other like a dead star and absorb him into a black light. -Jean Baudrillard

There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other's heart. -Jean Baudrillard

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. -Henry Ward Beecher

Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable. -Henry Ward Beecher

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship. -Henry Ward Beecher

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. -Josh Billings

Eternity is in love with the productions of time. -William Blake

I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Love alone could waken love. -Pearl S. Buck

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service. -John Burroughs

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it's apathy. It's not giving a damn. -Leo Buscaglia

What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity. -Leo Buscaglia

Folly loves the martyrdom of fame. -Lord Byron

What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life's page, And be alone on earth, as I am now. -Lord Byron

A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends. -Lord Byron

The brave love mercy, and delight to save. -John Gay

Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save. -John Gay

What then in love can woman do? If we grow fond they shun us. And when we fly them, they pursue: But leave us when they've won us. -John Gay

The more you love what you are doing, the more successful it will be for you. -Jerry Gillies

God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, 'I love you.' -Billy Graham

Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon. -Andre Gide

The best way to know God is to love many things. -Vincent Van Gogh

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others. -Vincent Van Gogh

The principle of the brotherhood of man is narcissistic… for the grounds for that love have always been the assumption that we ought to realize that we are the same the whole world over. -Germaine Greer

I have always been principally interested in men for sex. I've always thought any sane woman would be a lover of women because loving men is such a mess. I have always wished I'd fall in love with a woman. Damn. -Germaine Greer

My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India. -Edward Gibbon

The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved. -Emma Goldman

From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you. -Samuel Goldwyn

Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art. -Remy de Gourmont

To be among people one loves, that's sufficient; to dream, to speak to them, to be silent among them, to think of indifferent things; but among them, everything is equal. -Jean de la Bruyere

We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together. -Jean de la Bruyere

One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely wretched. -Jean de la Bruyere

The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love. -Jean de la Bruyere

If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love. -Walter Savage Landor

We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love. -Walter Savage Landor

Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn't do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another. -Vince Lombardi

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. -Jean de La Fontaine

To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality. -John Locke

One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant. -John Locke

The strategic adversary is fascism… the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us. -Michel Foucault

In art as in love, instinct is enough. -Anatole France

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness. -Anatole France

He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals. -Benjamin Franklin

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