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Passionate love is a quenchless thirst....Kahlil Gibran. Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd....Louis Aragon. Do you want to know a good way to fall in love? Just associate all your pleasant experiences with someone, and disassociate from all the unpleasant ones....Richard Bandler. You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving....Amy Carmichael. Love makes the wildest spirit tame, and the tamest spirit wild....Alexis Delp. People love others not for who they are, but for how they make them feel....Irwin Federman. Love is like pi -- natural, irrational, and very important....Lisa Hoffman. Love talked about is easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible....Stan Mooneyham. Love is a friendship caught on fire....Northern Exposure. In love, there is always one who kisses and one who offers the cheek....French Proverb. To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven....Karen Sunde. We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And some people still wonder why some are afraid when they are told they are loved....Unknown. I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I knew no other way than this, where 'I' does not exist, nor 'you'. So close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep....Pablo Neruda. He drew a circle to shut me out, heretic rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win, we drew a circle that took him in....Edwin Markham. In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person....Margaret Anderson. Dance like no one's watching, love like you'll never be hurt, sing like no one's listening, live like it's heaven on earth....William Purky. I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you....Roy Croft. Love is not a matter of counting the years -- it's making the years count....Wolfman Jack Smith. Love creates an "us" without destroying a "me"....Unknown. Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away....Elbert Hubbard. One of the characteristics of love relationships that flower is a relatively high degree of mutual self-disclosure -- a willingness to let our partner enter into the interior of our private world and a genuine interest in the private world of that partner. Couples in love tend to show more of themselves to each other than to any other person....Nathaniel Branden. To love is to enjoy seeing, touching, and sensing with all the senses, as closely as possible, a lovable object which loves in return....Del Amour Stendhal. Love simply cannot spring up without that self-surrender to each other. If either withholds the self, love cannot exist....Dr. E. Stanley Jones. The best proof of love is trust....Dr. Joyce Brothers. Love is friendship set to music....Pollock. Love is, above all, the gift of oneself....Jean Anouilh. When love is accompanied with deep intimacy, it raises us to the highest level of human experience. In this exalted space, we can surrender our egos, become vulnerable and know levels of joy and well-being unique among life experiences. We attain a glimpse of the rapture that can be ours. Boundaries are blurred, there are no limitations and we rejoice in union. We become one and, at the same time, both....Leo Buscaglia. I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out....Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired....Robert Frost. Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire....Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld. True love stories never have endings....Unknown. We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love....Tom Robbins. The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves....Victor Hugo. Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love....Albert Einstein. Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity....Henry Van Dyke. Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination....Voltaire. Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies....Aristotle. Love is the exchange of two fantasies and the contact of two skins....Nicholas Chamfort. Love is an energy - it can neither be created nor destroyed. It just is and always will be, giving meaning to life and direction to goodness... Love will never die....Bryce Courtney. Immature love says: "I love you because I need you." Mature love says: "I need you because I love you."....Erich Fromm. Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get -- only with what you are expecting to give -- which is everything....Katherine Hepburn. If I know what love is, it is because of you....Herman Hesse. The first duty of love is to listen....Paul Tillich. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage....Lao-Tsu. Love, the magician, knows this little trick whereby two people walk in different directions yet always remain side by side....Hugh Prather. Love is just a feeling of togetherness and openness in your heart....Ken Keyes. Love is not a matter of what happens in life. It's a matter of what's happening in your heart....Ken Keyes. You can't force someone to love you; all you can do is become someone who can be loved; the rest is up to them....Unknown. A baby is born with the need to be loved -- and never outgrows it. Children are God's apostles, day by day sent forth to preach of love and hope and peace....James Russell Lowell. Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you....Nathaniel Hawthorne. The greatest pleasure of life is love....William Temple. Where there is great love there are always miracles....Willa Cather. Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one....Japanese Proverb. Music is love in search of a word....Sidney Lanier. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love....Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy. Life is one fool thing after another where as love is two fool things after each other....Oscar Wilde. To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides....David Viscott. Life is a journey, and love is what makes that journey worthwhile....Unknown. Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation....Kahlil Gibran. Love is too strong a word to say it too early, but it has too beautiful a meaning to say it too late....Kurt Spiteri Cornish. Lust is when you love what you see. Love is when you lust for what's inside....Renee Conkle. The beginning of love is at the end of resistance....Danielle Light. Love is first friendship and then commitment....Jacques Pierre Ribault. To fear love is to fear life....Bertrand Russell. Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit....Peter Ustinov. We should all be so lucky to have someone who will never let us go. The ultimate legacy is to leave behind someone who will love you forever....Ally McBeal. Fear? What is there to fear in love? Love is the very reason we live. To fear love is to lose all sense of living, and if we cannot love, then why have we been put here? Fearing love is like being afraid of breathing. It's not something to be scared of. It's so natural that no one can resist....Unknown. We cannot choose who we love, only whose love we accept....Unknown. I love you, not because you are perfect, But because you are so perfect for me....Unknown. Couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking....Chinese Proverb. Sex is a momentary itch, love never lets you go....Unknown. Let no one who loves be unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow....James Matthew Barrie. Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey....Lord George Gordon Byron. When you like someone, you like them in spite of their faults. When you love someone, you love them with their faults....Elizabeth Cameron. Where there is love there is life....Mahatma Gandhi. She who has never loved, has never lived....J. Gay. To love without expected return on my investment frees me to love with purity of heart, mind and soul... I am not distracted by selfish motive or disappointed by insensitivity...I am free to love...just love....L. Hodge. There is but one genuine love potion - consideration....Menander. There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God's finger on man's shoulder....Charles Morgan. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved....George Sands. Love, you know, seeks to make happy rather than to be happy....Ralph Connor. Love is a verb. We can't say it enough. Love must not only be spoken, but must also be shown. The beginning of love is God. He showed His love in the most sacrificial of ways so we could know our incredible value to Him. The price of our adoption was the emptying of heaven of its greatest treasure, God the Son, who is our Savior....Phil Ware. Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence....H.L. Mencken. Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul....St. Augustine. What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us....Helen Keller. Love is the seed of all hope. It is the enticement to trust, to risk, to try, to go on....Gloria Gaither. Sooner or later we begin to understand that love is more than verses on valentines and romance in the movies. We begin to know that love is here and now, real and true, the most important thing in our lives. For love is the creator of our favorite memories and the foundation of our fondest dreams. Love is a promise that is always kept, a fortune that can never be spent, a seed that can flourish in even the most unlikely of places. And this radiance that never fades, this mysterious and magical joy, is the greatest treasure of all -- one known only by those who love....Unknown. Love is the passionate and abiding desire on the part of two or more people to produce together conditions under which each can be and spontaneously express, his real self; to produce together an intellectual soil and an emotional climate in which each can flourish, far superior to what either could achieve alone....Unknown. Love can touch us one time and last for a lifetime, and never let go till we're gone....Titanic Theme. Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common-sense....Helen Rowland. Romantic love is a passionate spiritual-emotional-sexual attachment between a man and a woman that reflects a high regard for the value of each other's person....Nathaniel Branden. True love is spelled G-I-V-E. It is not based on what you can get, but rooted in what you can give to the other person....Josh McDowell. Love is energy of life....Robert Browning. True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart....Honore De Balzac. To love someone is to acknowledge the goodness of who they are. Through loving a person we awaken their awareness of their own innate goodness. It is as though they cannot know how worthy they are until they look into the mirror of our love and see themselves....John Gray, Ph.D. Once you have learned to love, You will have learned to live....Unknown. All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand....Ella Wheeler Wilcox. To love is to be vulnerable....C.S. Lewis. Once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale....Unknown. Love means tearing down the separateness and the boundaries between your heart feelings and another person....Ken Keyes. It [Love] is not a word, nor a single action. In truth, it can never be wrong Like the sunrise, perfect in every possible way. It is many things and yet it must exist In the small space of the heart. Once found it can bloom endlessly, with no cease. It can choke one's throat, bring one to tears... But it never hides in shadows or in darkness It never feeds itself on deception. It grows with trust, honesty and compassion. Nothing less, always more....Unknown. Love is a hole in the heart....Ben Hecht. In Persian, the verb "to love" is translated "to have a friend"....the phrase "I love you" is translated "I have you as a friend"....Unknown. Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like a volcano and then subsides and when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part, because this is what love is. Love is not the breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promise of eternal passion, and it is not the desire to mate every minute or every second of the day. That is just being "in love" which any fool can do�Love itself is what's left over when being in love has burned away, and this both an art and a fortunate accident....Louis De Bernieres. To love someone is nothing, to be loved by someone is something, but to be loved by the one you love is everything....Unknown. Love is the doorway through which the human soul passes from selfishness to service....Unknown. Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own....Robert A. Heinlein. When you are in love, life should not be measured by the moments of breath, but by the breath-taking moments....Unknown. Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship....Lord Byron. Love is a disease which fills you with a desire to be desired....Henri, Comte de Toulouse-Lautrec. Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out....Nick Richardson. 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. There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not....Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld. When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe....Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld. As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you....James Lane Allen. To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best....William M. Thackeray. The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost....Gilbert Chesterton. To love is to admire with the heart: to admire is to love with the mind....Theophile Gautier. Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. It thrives in the face of all of life's hazards, save one--neglect....James D. Bryden. Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence....Vincent Van Gogh. Kindness in words creates confidence Kindness in thinking creates profoundness Kindness in giving creates love....Lao-Tsu. The pleasure of love is in the loving; and there is more joy in the passion one feels than in that which one inspires.....Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld. Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self....Erich Fromm. Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life....Smiley Blanton. Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough. Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently commune with people they give up their secrets also -- if you love them enough....George Washington Carver. Love is the essence of God....Ralph Waldo Emerson. Music is expression of harmony in sound. Love is the expression of harmony in life....Stephen F. Gaskin. Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists....Anita Brookner. Being in love is a wonderful feeling but being loved and appreciated in return can be the most wonderful experience that can happen to your life....Unknown. The art of largely the art of persistence....Albert Ellis. The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love....William Wordsworth. Suddenly, quietly, you realize that ~ from this moment forth ~ you will no longer pass through this world alone. Like a new sun, this awareness rises within you, freeing you from fear, opening your life. This is the beginning of love and the end of all that came before....Unknown. 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. We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place for those who love us....Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves....Pierre Teilhard De Chardin. 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. No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread....Robert Burton. As a result of a kiss, there arises in the mind a wonderful feeling of delight that awakens and binds together the love of them that kiss....St. Aelred. Love is a verb. Love is something you do: the sacrifices you make, the giving of self. If you want to study love, study those who sacrifice for others. Love -- the feeling -- is a fruit of love the verb....Stephen R. Covey. Love is the greatest refreshment in life....Pablo Picasso. Real love begins where nothing is expected in return....Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Love is when each person is more concerned for the other than for one's self....David Frost. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other....Unknown. Give all to love; Obey thy heart....Ralph Waldo Emerson. Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, the hope in tomorrow, the joy in a heart....Unknown. Love is its own reward....Thomas Merton. I believe love produces a certain flowering of the whole personality which nothing else can achieve....Ivan Sergeevich. Love: To feel with one's whole self the existence of another being....Simone Weil. Between whom there is hearty truth there is love....Henry David Thoreau. Love endures when the lovers love many things together And not merely each other.....Walter Lippmann. Love in its essence is spiritual fire....Swedenborg. Who, being loved, is poor?....Oscar Wilde. He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love....Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Physical love is total intimacy. It is the sign that the lovers have nothing to refuse each other, that they belong wholly to each other....J. Leclercq. 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. We forgive to the extent that we love....Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld. Where there is a today....there was probably a yesterday....but possibly never a tomorrow.... make the most of wherever your heart desires to be....tell her you love her....Unknown. This was love at first sight, love everlasting: a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected -- in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness; it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life....Thomas Mann. Holding the heart of another in the comforting hands of prayer is a priceless act of love....Janet L. Weaver. 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. Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships....Jodie Foster. In those whom I like, I can find no common denominator; in those whom I love I can: they all make me laugh....Wystan Hugh Auden. You say that love is nonsense....I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day; a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength....Henry Adams. Live through feeling and you will live through love. For feeling is the language of the soul, and feeling is truth....Matt Zotti. Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable....Dr. Joyce Brothers. A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love....Stendhal. To love is not a passive thing. To love is active voice. When I love I do something, I function, I give. I do not love in order that I may be loved back again, but for the creative joy of loving. And every time I do so love I am freed, at least a little, by the outgoing of love, from enslavement to that most intolerable of master, myself....Bernard Iddings Bell. Because of a great love, one is courageous....Lao-Tsu. 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....St. Augustine. Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could....Barbara De Angelis. The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. We cannot force love....William Hazlitt. Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts....Oliver Wendell Holmes. Love is everywhere, it has no distance. All you have to do is stop the resistance....Matt Zotti. True love is the parent of humility....William Ellery Channing. The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one....Honore De Balzac. God loves each of us as if there were only one of us....St. Augustine. Sometimes you have to just take a chance in love and life. You can't live your life amongst a mound of "what ifs." You have to follow your heart and hope for the best....My Best Friend. Love is more than words....Unknown. To live is like to love - all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it....Samuel Butler. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love....Mother Teresa. In life, actions speak louder than words, but in love, the eyes do....Unknown. Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses....Ann Landers. The quickest way to receive love is to give; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings....Unknown. For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it....Ivan Panin. Love is the child of freedom, never that of domination....Erich Fromm. Love is an instinct and hence beyond mind's control. Love is an emotion and works always with motion....Unknown. When you love you should not say, "God is in my heart" but rather, "I am in the heart of God." And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course....Unknown. If you have reasons for loving someone, then you are using your mind, but if you love someone for no reason, then you are using your heart....Unknown. Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition....Alexander Smith. Our love must not be a thing of words and fine talk. It must be a thing of action and sincerity....I John 3:18. There is no remedy for love but to love more....Thoreau. Pure love is matchless in majesty; it has no parallel in power and there is no darkness it cannot dispel....Meher Baba. He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues it possesses....Ralph Waldo Emerson. Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence....Sydney Smith. Love is the only game that is not called on account of darkness....M. Hirschfield. 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. An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception....Harold Loukes. It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations....Kahlil Gibran. Love is what happens to men and women who don't know each other....W. Somerset Maugham. You know what's the most terrifying thing about admitting that you're in love? You're just naked. You put yourself in harm's way and you lay down all your defenses. No clothes, no weapons. Nowhere to hide, completely vulnerable. The only thing that makes it tolerable is to believe the other person loves you back and you can trust him not to hurt you....Unknown. We all want to fall in love. Why? Because that experience makes us feel completely alive. Where every sense is heightened, every emotion is magnified, our everyday reality is shattered and we are flying into the heavens. It may only last a moment, an hour, an afternoon. But that doesn't diminish its value. Because we are left with memories that we treasure for the rest of our lives....Unknown. Love is not what we become but who we already are....Stephen Levine. It is difficult for some people to accept that love is a choice. This seems to run counter to the generally accepted theory of romantic love which expounds that love is inborn and as such requires no more than to accept it. This theory believes that love is a magical force which frees us from all suffering and solves every problem, that it is an end unto itself. To a limited extent, there may be some truths to each of these beliefs, but having the capacity to love is not the same as having the ability to love....Leo Buscaglia. Joy is a net of love that captures souls....Mother Teresa. The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out LOVE, and to let it come in....Morrie Schwartz. When we love something it is of value to us, and when something is of value to us we spend time with it, time enjoying it and time taking care of it....M. Scott Peck. Love is not some complex, mystical abstraction. It is something accessible and human that we learn through our everyday experience, as often at times of failure as in moments of ecstasy....Leo Buscaglia. Real beauty lies in the spiritual accord that is called love which can exist between a man and a woman....Kahlil Gibran. The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It's overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt....Leo Buscaglia. Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe, an unconditional state that characterizes human nature, a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it....Emily Hilburn Sell. If you open your heart, love opens your mind....Unknown. True love is the unearned compliment, the gift forever giving....Burke Day. Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same....Helen Keller. Love is the reward of love....Schiller. Hate is easy; Love takes courage....Unknown. The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain, to show them that we love them, not when we feel like it, but when they do....Nan Fairbrother. When the one man loves the one woman and the one woman loves the one man, the very angels leave heaven and come sit in that house and sing for joy....Brahma. Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration....D.H. Lawrence. Love is wanting what you have, not having what you want....Jaci in Alaska -- an on-line love story. Growth of the soul is our goal, and there are many ways to encourage that growth, such as through love, nature, healing our wounds, forgiveness, and service. The soul grows well when giving and receiving love. I nourish my soul daily by loving others and being vulnerable to their love. Love is, after all, a verb, an action word, not a noun....Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. Happiness and love are just a choice away....Leo Buscaglia. To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and finish without knowing what you have written....Jean Jacques Rousseau. Love is always saying you're sorry....Rep. Burke Day. Love is life...and if you miss love, you miss life....Leo Buscaglia. Heaven is the perfect, unconditional love for another....Unknown. Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love....Aristotle. To love someone means to see him as God intended him....Fyodor Dostoyevsky. You love simply because you cannot help it....Kim Anderson. A woman unsatisfied must have luxuries. But a woman who loves a man would sleep on a board....D. H. Lawrence. Love is being stupid together....Calvin. Love cures people -- both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it....Dr. Karl Menninger. Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting....Mother Teresa. True love never dies for it is lust that fades away. Love bonds for a lifetime but lust just pushes away....Alicia Barnhart. Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart....Unknown. Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it....Traditional. The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love....Hubert Humphrey. No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever....Francois Mocuriac. Plant impossible gardens. Look forward to dreams. Cry during movies. Swing as high as you can on a swingset, by moonlight. Cultivate moods. Do it for love. Take lots of naps. Take moonbaths. Giggle with children. Listen to old people. Drive away fear. Play with everything. Entertain your inner child. Build a fort with blankets. Get wet. Hug trees. Write love letters....SARK. To paraphrase something the anthropologist Ashley Montagu once said, the way I change my life is to act as if I'm the person I want to be. This is, to me, the simplest, wisest advice you can give anyone. When you wake up and act like a loving person, you realize not only that you are altered, but that the people around you are also transformed, because everybody is changed by the reception of this love....Bernie Siegel. My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee The more I have, for both are infinite....Shakespeare. Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. It is a choice based on the knowledge that we belong to God and have found in God our refuge and our safety and that nothing, not even death, can take God away from us. Joy is the experience of knowing that you are unconditionally loved and that nothing--sickness, failure, emotional distress, oppression, war, or even death--can take that love away....Henri Nouwen. Remember who loved you first....Jesus Christ. Once you love, you cannot take it back, cannot undo it. What you felt may have changed, shifted slightly, yet still remains love....Whitney Otto. Patience with others is Love, Patience with self is Hope, Patience with God is Faith....Adel Bestavros. I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self-respect and it's these things I'd believe in even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be�I love her and that's the beginning of everything....F. Scott Fitzgerald. The fruit of Silence is Prayer The fruit of Prayer is Faith The fruit of Faith is Love The fruit of Love is Service The fruit of Service is Peace.... Mother Teresa. Listen more carefully � Notice the seasons change � Hold hands with someone you love � Give more hugs � Watch more sunsets � Take walks � Sing out loud more often � Square dance a little � Have more picnics � Make friends wherever you go � Feel good about yourself � Daydream a little � Laugh as much as possible � Take your shoes off � Use your imagination � Tell more stories.... National Storytelling Festival. Remembering God, or whatever you choose to call the Loving force that created us, is what "waking up" is all about. It is remembering that Love is what created us and, therefore, Love is what we are. It is remembering that we are spiritual beings, who were created as the essence of Love....Jerry Jampolsky & Diane Cirincione. 1. Do what's right. Be on time, be polite, and be honest; remain free from drugs; and if you have any questions, get out your Bible. 2. Do your best. Mediocrity is unacceptable when you are capable of doing better. 3. Treat others as you want to be treated. Practice love and understanding....Lou Holtz. In an article describing his Palm Springs home, Architectural Digest reported that Frank Sinatra had the following credo hanging on his bedroom wall: I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when not feeling it. I believe in God even when He is silent....Unknown. We can only learn to love by loving....Iris Murdoch. Pleasant fragrances of the breezes of love blow from the lovers even though they might conceal it. The effects of these breezes bear witness to them even if they disguise it and are apparent even if they hide it....Abu Ali Katib. Love, then, hath every bliss in store; 'Tis friendship, and 'tis something more. Each other every wish they give; not to know love is not to live....John Gray. You may wish to be loving -- you may even try with all your might -- but your love will never be pure unless you are free from resentment. When we are free from resentment, loving is effortless. When we have to try hard to love, this is generally a sign that we are repressing our resentments....John Gray. Love works in miracles every day: such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy....Marguerite De Valois. Love is the emblem of eternity: it confounds all notion of time: effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end....Germaine De Stael. Two things you should NEVER say to the one you love: "I love you, but..." and "If you loved me, you would..." Should you really qualify love with conditions?....Unknown. One forgives to the degree that one loves....Francois Duc De La Rochefaucould. Love withers with predictability; its very essence is surprise and amazement. To make love a prisoner of the mundane is to take its passion and lose it forever....Leo Buscaglia. But love is a durable fire In the mind ever burning; Never sick, never old, never dead From itself never turning....Sir Walter Raleigh. There are only four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for? What is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love....Don Juan De Marco. Love is a thing, well, its kind of like quicksand: The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall....UB40. Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life....Leo Buscaglia. For women, "I love you" is the sweetest phrase in the world. But not every man who says it means it. On the other hand, some men may feel it deeply, but still find it hard to say. There are several reasons these words might stick in a man's throat. The first is that, quite commonly, men have a difficult time expressing the emotions they feel most deeply. Another reason is the words "I love you" might be interpreted as a marriage proposal. So that nothing gets lost in the translation, men with this concern will wait for the time in which they can back up their words with a lifetime commitment....John Gray. Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed: our love to others, and others' love to us....Thomas Trahern. Love never claims, it ever gives; love never suffers, never resents, never revenges itself. Where there is love there is life; hatred leads to destruction....Mahatma Gandhi. What we need to know about loving is no great mystery. We all know what constitutes loving behavior; we need but act upon it, not continually question it. Over-analysis often confuses the issue and in the end brings us no closer to insight. We sometimes become too busy classifying, separating, and examining, to remember that love is easy. It's we who make it complicated....Leo Buscaglia. Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality....Victor Frankel. Romantic love reaches out in little ways, showing attention and admiration, Romantic love remembers what pleases a woman, what excites her, and what surprises her. Its actions whisper: you are the most special person in my life....Charles Stanley. Do not be afraid of showing your affection. Be warm and tender, thoughtful and affectionate. Men are more helped by sympathy, than by service; love is more than money, and a kind word will give more pleasure than a present....Sir John Lubbock. The number one way a man can succeed in fulfilling a woman's primary love needs is through communication. By learning to listen to a woman's feelings, a man can effectively shower a woman with caring, understanding, respect, devotion, validation, and reassurance....John Gray. Romantic-love relationships are made or broken by the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of communication. The essence of mutual self-disclosure is communication. And no element of communication is more important to romantic love than that of feelings and emotions....Dr. Nathaniel Branden. Love...Force it and it disappears. You cannot will love, nor even control it. You can only guide its expression. It comes or it goes according to those qualities in life that invite it or deny its presence....David Seabury. Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise then you will discover the fullness of your life....David Steindl-Rast. To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be....Anna Strong. True love grows by sacrifice and the more thoroughly the soul rejects natural satisfaction the stronger and more detached its tenderness becomes....Saint Teresa. We really have to understand the person we want to love. If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love. If we only think of ourselves, if we know only our own needs and ignore the needs of the other person, we cannot love....Thich Nat Hanh. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love....Mother Teresa. They do not love that do not show their love....William Shakespeare. If you are truly in love with a man's daughter. You'll love her till eternity ends, and after....Jerusalmi Streete. Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy....Dean Koontz. Love is not losing freedom, it is sharing freedom with another....Unknown. Love is an education in itself....Eleanor Roosevelt. Love is the special feeling that brightens all our days, and the secret of its meaning is found in simple ways. Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart....Kay Knudsen. If I tell you I love you can I keep you forever?....Casper. Love doesn't require anything of the other person.... love gives without asking anything in return....Unknown. To the child, Love is both real and pretense: a necessity sometimes, a role at other times: instinctive, yet learned behavior....Unknown. A newly married couple said, "What shall we do to make our love endure?" Said the Master, "Love other things together"....Anthony De Mello. Love does not bind with chains and demands, love gives the soul wings. Love teaches freedom and happiness and gives inner peace....Unknown. What love is: It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter....Charles Dickens. The moment I heard my first love story I began seeking you... not knowing that the search was useless. Lovers don't meet somewhere along the way, they're in one another's soul from the beginning....Unknown. Love is when the woman of your dreams becomes a reality and sleep stops being a priority....Unknown. 'Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have lost at all....Samuel Butler. Love is like the moon; when it does not increase it decreases....Segur. Love can happen anywhere at any time and almost always when we least expect it....Unknown. Marry a person you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other....Unknown. The highest love of all finds its fulfillment not in what it keeps, but in what it gives....Father Andrew. Lust is a state of the mind, love is a state of the heart & soul....Unknown. No one can tell anyone what love is; you will simply know it when you feel nothing else....Jared Little. Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well....Vincent Van Gogh. In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything and two minus one equals nothing....Mignon McLaughlin. Love is the only gold....Tennyson. We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them....Samuel Butler. Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible....Thomas A. Kempis. Love is not finding someone to live with, it's finding someone you can't live without....Rafael Ortiz. Joy is love exalted; peace is love in response; long-suffering is love enduring; gentleness is love in society; goodness is love in action; faith is love on the battlefield; meekness is love in tough situations; and temperance is love in training....D.L. Moody. We are shaped and fashioned by what we love....Goethe. Love is not blind -- it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less....Rabbi Julius Gordon. And in that moment I possessed and lost the whole world and everything in it and was left with the feeling and the knowledge, which is love, that no matter how we give ourselves we always end up losing. That to love is to lose, the moment we agree to the bargain. And that, being human, we keep standing there wanting to lose more....Ann Rinaldi. Love can hope where reason would despair....George, Lord Lyttleton. True love doesn't have a happy ending: true love doesn't have an ending....Unknown. The strongest evidence of love is sacrifice....Carolyn Fry. Love is...born with the pleasure of looking at each other, it is fed with the necessity of seeing each other, it is concluded with the impossibility of separation....Jose Marti Y Perez. Love distills desire upon the eyes, love brings bewitching grace into the heart....Euripides. Depth has one address: fidelity in love....Dr Laura. Once you've felt love, you'll know it's love because you don't want to let it go....Jean Zheng. If you can't love me at my worst, you don't need me at my best....Unknown. Love is when you are kept awake at night with thoughts of him...and when sleep finally finds you, he is waiting there in your dreams....Unknown. Love ever gives-forgives-outlives and ever stands with open hands. And while it lives, it gives. For this is love's prerogative -- to give and give and give....John Oxenham. Love may last for just a moment but memory can make that moment last forever....Unknown. Love is like air, you cannot see it, however you can feel it. Sometimes it can create great turbulence and other times it is so calm you question it's reality....Unknown. Love isn't just 'at the moment' it's forever....Unknown. The story of love is hello and goodbye... until we meet again....Jimi Hendrix. Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear....John Lennon. Love one another, but make no bond of love; let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your soul. Fill each other's cup, but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread, but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone....Kahlil Gibran. Love suffers long And is kind. Love envies not. Seeks not her own. Thinks no evil. Bears all things. Believes all things. Hopes all things. Love never fails....I Corinthians 13:4-6. Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love....Nelson Rockefeller. Love is...running into his arms, Colliding with his heart, And exploding into his soul....Unknown. Like any other living, growing thing, love requires effort to keep it healthy....Leo Buscaglia. Love is a've got to let it grow....John Lennon. Love runs raw and wild through my heart and soul, nourishing me and helping me to grow....Unknown. Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery....Fulton J. Sheen. How blessed I am that I can walk beside you, lean upon you, and live within the warmth of your love....Roy Lessin. Love is a gift. You can't buy it, you can't find it, someone has to give it to you. Learn to be receptive of that gift....Kurt Langner. The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order that I may love myself is very different from the image which I try to create in the minds of others in order that they may love me....Wystan Hugh Auden. When you have nothing left but love, then for the first time you become aware that love is enough....Unknown. O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life....Saint Francis of Assisi. Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love....Thomas Traherne. I think of love as a muscle like the heart. It's powerful. It pumps blood through you and keeps you alive and feeling good....Amanda Innis. 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....Morarji Desai. Love is a gift from God, and as we obey His laws and genuinely learn to serve others, we develop God's love in our lives. Love of God is the means of unlocking divine powers which help us to live worthily and to overcome the world....David B. Haight. 'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it....Miguel De Cervantes. Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love each fragment, you will understand the mystery of the whole resting in God....Fyodor Dostoevski. Love works a different way in different minds the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds....John Dryden. Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you....Wayne Dyer. 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. I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes -- and the stars through his soul....Victor Hugo. Love is the only bow of life's dark cloud. It is the Morning and Evening Star. It shines upon the cradle of the babe, and sheds its radiance upon the quiet tomb. It is the Mother of Art, inspirer of poet, patriot, and philosopher. It is the air and light of every heart, builder of every home, kinder of every fire on every hearth, it was the first dream of immortality. It fills the world with melody. Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to joy, and makes right royal kings of common clay....Robert Green Ingersoll. Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart....Washington Irving. Nothing is more beautiful than the love that has weathered the storms of life. The love of the young for the young, that is the beginning of life. But the love of the old for the old, that is the beginning of things longer....Jerome K. Jerome. The world is wonderful and beautiful and good beyond one's wildest imagination. Never, never, never could one conceive what love is, beforehand, never....D. H. Lawrence. Human Love...It is that extra creation that stands hurt and baffled at the place of death. Being human, wanting children and sunlight and breath to go on, forever....Christopher Leach. Love means the body, the soul, the life, the entire being. We feel love as we feel the warmth of our blood, we breathe love as we breathe air, we hold it in ourselves as we hold our thoughts. Nothing more exists for us....Guy De Maupassant. Love never reasons, but profusely gives; it gives like a thoughtless prodigal its all, and then trembles least it has done to little....Hannah More. Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action....Mother Teresa. Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies....Mother Teresa. The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things....Peace Pilgrim. Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return....Peace Pilgrim. Love expands....Hugh Prather. Love rules his kingdom without a sword....Proverb. It is easy to half the potato where there is love....Irish Proverb. Love is an expression and assertion of self-esteem, a response to one's own values in the person of another. One gains a profoundly personal, selfish joy from the mere existence of the person one loves. It is one's own personal, selfish happiness that one seeks, earns, and derives from love....Ayn Rand. Many people when they fall in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised when they are not praiseworthy....Bertrand Russell. The root of the matter�the thing I love, Christian love, or compassion. If you feel this, you have a motive for existence, a guide for action, a reason for courage, an imperative necessity for intellectual honesty....Bertrand Russell. Give us, O God, the vision which can see Your love in the world in spite of human failure. Give us the faith to trust Your goodness in spite of our ignorance and weakness. Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts. And show us what each one of us can do to set forward the coming of the day of universal peace....Frank Borman. There is a time for risky love. There is a time for extravagant gestures. There is a time to pour out your affections on one you love. And when the time comes -- seize it, don't miss it....Max Lucado. Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low....Henry Ward Beecher. Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other....Leo F. Buscaglia. "True love" isn't so much a dreamy feeling that you have as it is an enduring commitment to give sacrificially -- even, or perhaps especially, when you don't feel like it....William R. Mattox, Jr. Two hearts, two minds, in time did find one love, one aim two paths the same. Hold fast...and love will last....Matt Buttram. There is seemingly so little love shared in this world, it is not surprising that we ask, "Where have all the lovers gone?" Since love is the most vital energy for good that is within our power to utilize, it is puzzling why we so seldom do so. Love is just a useless, abstract idea until we put it into action...unless we are always actively living in love, we are not utilizing the greatest gift we have been given and which we, in turn, have to offer....Leo Buscaglia. There is much to be known, and above all much to be loved, be it the turn of the seasons or the shape of a river pebble. Indeed, the more we find to love, the more we add to the measure of our hearts....Adaon. In a relationship. The times that I remember the most. Are the times when I was with my girlfriend in the spirit of love. Not in the feeling of lust....Brad Breitenstein. Love and electricity are one in the same, my dear... if you do not feel the jolt in your soul every time a kiss is shared, a whisper is spoken, a touch is felt, then you're not really in love at all....C. J. Franks. 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. 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. Worship: It is the song of the heart that is grateful to God. Work: It is the secret of success. Play: It is the symbol of youthfulness. Read: It is the source of knowledge. Think: It is the strength of the mind. Love: It is the sacrament of life. Dream: It is the soul of aspiration. Help: It is the secret of happiness. Laugh: It is the song of experience. Pray: It is the source of strength. Plan: It is the secret of being able to have time for all of the above. Inspiration....Unknown. Each of us is responsible for creating an environment of warmth and consideration for those we love. I have always tried to define a good day not in terms of one in which all things were made right and comfortable for me but rather, as a day in which I have been able to make another's day more loving and special for them. We must treat each other with dignity. Not because we merit it but because we grow best in thoughtfulness....Leo Buscaglia. To love only for the looks is to only see with your eyes, but to love with your soul is to see with your heart....Unknown. LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway); and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant....Unknown. Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price....St. Jerome. Love is swift, sincere, pious, joyful, generous, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, courageous, and never seeking its own; for wheresoever a person seeketh his own, there he fallet
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