Aphorisms on Love

Aphorisms on Love

Aphorisms on love
Aphorisms on love

Aphorisms on love. Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881, Scottish philosopher, author)

You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
Amy Carmichael (1867-1951, Irish missionary)

What a woman says to her ardent lover should be written in wind and running water.
Galius Valerius Catullus (BC 87-54, Roman lyric poet)

Love, Arthur, is a poodle’s chance of attaining the infinite, and personally I have my pride.
Louis-Ferdinand Celine (1894-1961, French author)

Faith is a mystery, love is a mystery, death is a mystery! However, I have never liked mysteries.
Carl William Brown (Educator and aphorist)

One who has not only the four S’s, which are required in every good lover, but even the whole alphabet; as for example… Agreeable, Bountiful, Constant, Dutiful, Easy, Faithful, Gallant, Honorable, Ingenious, Kind, Loyal, Mild, Noble, Officious, Prudent, Quiet, Rich, Secret, True, Valiant, Wise; the X indeed, is too harsh a letter to agree with him, but he is Young and Zealous.
Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616, Spanish novelist, dramatist, poet)

‘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 (1547-1616, Spanish novelist, dramatist, poet)

When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws.
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794, French writer, journalist, playwright)

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone.
Coco Chanel (1883-1971, French couturier)

True love is the parent of humility.
William Ellery Channing (1780-1842, American Unitarian minister, author)

Love alone can unite living beings so as to complete and fulfill them… for it alone joins them by what is deepest in themselves. All we need is to imagine our ability to love developing until it embraces the totality of men and the earth.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin (1881-1955, French Christian mystic, author)

Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world… Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin (1881-1955, French Christian mystic, author)

The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin (1881-1955, French Christian mystic, author)

Love is blind.
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400, British poet)

Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.
Malcolm De Chazal (1902-1981, French writer)

Love, friendship, and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904, Russian playwright, short story writer)

Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936, British author)

Love is a precious commodity, and like all precious goods, you buy it at a high price, but if you want to resell it, as usual, you no longer take a penny.
Carl William Brown

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936, British author)

Many a man has fallen in love with a girl in light so dim he would not have chosen a suit by it.
Maurice Chevalier (1888-1972, French singer, actor)

I’m uncomfortable when I’m comfortable… I can’t help it, it’s my personality.
Jay Chiat

I’m uncomfortable when I’m comfortable… I can’t help it, it’s my personality.
Jay Chiat

The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person.You know they’re right if you love to be with them all of the time.
Julia Child (1912-2004, American gourmet cook, author, and television personality)

Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness, speak cheering words while their ears can hear, and while their hearts can be thrilled and made happier by them. George
Williams Childs

Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.
Mary Cholmondeley (1859-1925, British author)

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
John Ciardi (1916-1986, American teacher, poet, writer)

That suit is best that best suits me.
John Clark

You can’t put a price tag on love, but you can on all its accessories.
Melanie Clark

To serve thy generation, this thy fate: “Written in water,” swiftly fades thy name; But he who loves his kind does, first or late, A work too great for fame.
Mary Clemmer

I believe that a worthwhile life is defined by a kind of spiritual journey and a sense of obligation.
Hillary Rodham Clinton (1947-, American First Lady, senator, wife of Bill Clinton)

I love, and the world is mine!
Florence Earle Coates

Can it be that chance has made me one of those women so immersed in one man that, whether they are barren or not, they carry with them to the grave the shriveled innocence of an old maid?
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954, French author)

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.
Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832, British sportsman writer)

Eros and Psyche Aphorisms on Love
Eros and Psyche Aphorisms on Love

If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours.
Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832, British sportsman writer)

Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual.
Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832, British sportsman writer)

Real charity and a real ability never to condemn-the one real virtue-is so often the result of a waking experience that gives a glimpse of what lies beneath things.
Ivy Compton-Burnett

Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object?
Confucius (BC 551-479, Chinese ethical teacher, philosopher)

Love of kindness without a love of learning will be obscured by foolishness.
Confucius (BC 551-479, Chinese ethical teacher, philosopher)

Love of persistence without a love of learning will be obscured by stubbornness.
Confucius (BC 551-479, Chinese ethical teacher, philosopher)

Love of straightforwardness without a love of learning will be obscured by misdirected judgment.
Confucius (BC 551-479, Chinese ethical teacher, philosopher)

Love of wisdom without a love of learning will be obscured by excessive speculation.
Confucius (BC 551-479, Chinese ethical teacher, philosopher)

To love a thing means wanting it to live.
Confucius (BC 551-479, Chinese ethical teacher, philosopher)

For a long time I have been looking for love and have not found it, so I said to myself that perhaps it was better to look for stupidity, there I would have no problems, in fact it is a very common element in nature.
Carl William Brown

If there’s delight in love, ‘Tis when I see that heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me.
William Congreve (1670-1729, British dramatist)

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Cyril Connolly (1903-1974, British critic)

We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving.
Cyril Connolly (1903-1974, British critic)

Love, you know, seeks to make happy rather than to be happy.
Mob Connor

Love was not given the human heart for careless dealing; Its spark was lit that man might know Divine revealing.
Grace Goodhue Coolidge

Love is a tyrant sparing none.
Pierre Corneille (1606-1684, French dramatist)

Love is a friendship set to music.
Joseph E. Cossman (1918-2002, American businessman, author, lecturer)

To love is to know the sacrifices which eternity exacts from life.
Pearl Craigie

Where you find no love, put love and you will find love.
John of the Crass

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Joan Crawford (1904-1977, American actress)

Love touched her heart, and lo! It beats high, and burns with such brave hearts.
Richard Crawshaw

Love is the extra effort we make in our dealings with those whom we do not like and once you understand that, you understand all. This idea that love overtakes you is nonsense. This is but a polite manifestation of sex. To love another you have to undertake some fragment of their destiny.
Quentin Crisp (1908-1999, British author)

I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Roy Croft

Men and women are not free to love decently until they have analyzed themselves completely and swept away every mystery from sex; and this means the acquisition of a profound philosophical theory based on wide reading of anthropology and enlightened practice.
Aleister Crowley (1875-1947, British occultist)

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

The way to a woman’s heart is through your wallet.
Frank Dane

If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional and common sense continual.
Robertson Davies (1913-1995, Canadian novelist, journalist)

Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone — but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Bette Davis (1908-1989, American actress, producer)

It is always a feast where love is, and where love is, God is.
Dorothy Day (1897-1980, American religious leader)

We certainly can try to grow in love, and it is good practice, this giving what we’ve got, whether it is a cup of coffee or money to pay the grocery bill.
Dorothy Day (1897-1980, American religious leader)

Love makes the wildest spirit tame, and the tamest spirit wild.
Alexis Delp

Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way.
Yogi Desai

Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
Thomas Robert Dewar

Love aphorisms and quotes
Love aphorisms and quotes

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870, British novelist)

I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality.
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886, American poet)

To have that sense of one’s intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything.
Joan Didion (1934-, American essayist)

Glamour is assurance. It is a kind of knowing that you are all right in every way, mentally and physically and in appearance, and that, whatever the occasion or the situation, you are equal to it.
Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992, German-born American film actor)

I’d rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous.
Ani Di Franco

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
Walt Disney (1901-1966, American artist, film producer)

The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Walt Disney (1901-1966, American artist, film producer)

When the girl I loved left me, I randomly went to a cemetery in a hilltop village, and there I buried my love. Every now and then I return and bring him some flowers.
Carl William Brown

The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881, British statesman, Prime Minister)

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881, British statesman, Prime Minister)

Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run?
John Donne (1572-1632, British metaphysical poet)

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
John Donne (1572-1632, British metaphysical poet)

Love was as subtly caught as a disease; But being got it is a treasure sweet, which to defend is harder than to get: And ought not be profaned on either part, for though ‘Tis got by chance, ‘Tis kept by art.
John Donne (1572-1632, British metaphysical poet)

Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
John Donne (1572-1632, British metaphysical poet)

To fail to love is not to exist at all.
Mark Van Doren (1894-1972, American poet, critic)

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 Dostoevsky (1821-1881, Russian novelist)

Love is not getting but giving.
Marie Dressler (1869-1934, Canadian stage and film actor)

Love exalts as much as glory does.
Juliette Drouet

On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Henry Drummond (1786-1860, British banker, politician, religious leader)

To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.
Henry Drummond (1786-1860, British banker, politician, religious leader)

You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond (1786-1860, British banker, politician, religious leader)

Love is love’s reward.
John Dryden (1631-1700, British poet, dramatist, critic)

Love is not in our choice but in our fate.
John Dryden (1631-1700, British poet, dramatist, critic)

Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
John Dryden (1631-1700, British poet, dramatist, critic)

Love is the only effective counter to death.
Maureen Duffy

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Maureen Duffy

From the moment we walk out the door until we come back home our sensibilities are so assaulted by the world that we have to soak up as much love as we can get, simply to arm ourselves.
Patty Duke

Art is not necessary at all. All that is necessary to make this world a better place to live in is to love — to love as Christ loved, as Buddha loved.
Isadora Duncan (1878-1927, American dancer)

It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most.
Marguerite Duras (1914-1996, French author, filmmaker)

It’s afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn’t necessarily prove that you loved him.
Marguerite Duras (1914-1996, French author, filmmaker)

To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead — somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man — somewhere these, too, come together.
Marguerite Duras (1914-1996, French author, filmmaker)

It’s unthinkable not to love — you’d have a severe nervous breakdown. Or you’d have to be Philip Larkin.
Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990, British author)

The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.
Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990, British author)

Family Love Quotes
Family Love Quotes

Romantic love, in pornography as in life, is the mythic celebration of female negation. For a woman, love is defined as her willingness to submit to her own annihilation. The proof of love is that she is willing to be destroyed by the one whom she loves, for his sake. For the woman, love is always self-sacrifice, the sacrifice of identity, will, and bodily integrity, in order to fulfill and redeem the masculinity of her lover.
Andrea Dworkin (1946-, American feminist critic)

The desire for possession, the love of power, rivalry and vanity; here are the four basic components of stupidity.
Carl William Brown

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 (1940-, American psychotherapist, author, lecturer)

Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.
Wayne Dyer (1940-, American psychotherapist, author, lecturer)

Every law of matter or the body, supposed to govern man, is rendered null and void by the law of Life, God.
Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910, American founder of the Christian Science Church)

Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and the temporal.
Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910, American founder of the Christian Science Church)

Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)

Loving, like prayer, is a power as well as a process. It’s curative. It is creative.
Zona Gale (American dramatist)

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love
Albert Einstein (1879-1955, German-born American physicist)

Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love
Albert Einstein (1879-1955, German-born American physicist)

Love is a better teacher than duty.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955, German-born American physicist)

A supreme love, a motive that gives a sublime rhythm to a woman’s life, and exalts habit into partnership with the soul’s highest needs, is not to be had where and how she wills.
George Eliot (1819-1880, British novelist)

But is it what we love, or how we love, that makes true good?
George Eliot (1819-1880, British novelist)

For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.
George Eliot (1819-1880, British novelist)

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same kind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of literature and speech and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.
George Eliot (1819-1880, British novelist)

‘Tis what I love determines how I love.
George Eliot (1819-1880, British novelist)

Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965, American-born British poet, critic)

If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not; then marriages would be truly made in heaven.
Ben Elton (1959-, British author, performer)

A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)

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 which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)

Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894, American author, wit, poet)

The power of love, as the basis of a State, has never been tried.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)

I was in love with the whole world and all that lived in its rainy arms.
Louise Erdrich

Every love reveals us our will to live and create, but since ours is a destiny of death, even the noblest sentiment is nothing but a stupid illusion.
Carl William Brown

We don’t believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.
Marie E. Eschenbach

We always come back to our first love.
Etienne

He is not a lover who does not love forever.
Euripides (BC 480-406, Greek tragic poet)

Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
Euripides (BC 480-406, Greek tragic poet)

People love others not for who they are, but for how they make them feel.
Irwin Federman

You talk too much, you laugh too loud, that’s the price of love.
Brian Ferry

A lover, when he is admitted to cards, ought to be solemnly silent, and observe the motions of his mistress. He must laugh when she laughs, sigh when she sighs. In short, he should be the shadow of her mind. A lady, in the presence of her lover, should never want a looking-glass; as a beau, in the presence of his looking-glass, never wants a mistress.
Henry Fielding (1707-1754, British novelist, dramatist)

My heart is a bargain today. Will you take it?
W. C. Fields (1879-1946, American actor)

Until you know that life is interesting, and find it so, you haven’t found your soul.
Geoffrey F. Fisher (1887-1972, British archbishop of Canterbury)

At any rate, let us love for a while, for a year or so, you and me. That’s a form of divine drunkenness that we can all try.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940, American writer)

I don’t want to live: I want to love first and live incidentally.
Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948, American writer)

Nobody has ever measured how much the heart can hold.
Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948, American writer)

Paolo and Francesca Lovers
Paolo and Francesca Lovers

You couldn’t get a clue during the clue mating season in a field full of horny clues if you smeared your body with clue musk and did the clue mating dance.
Edward Flaherty

The older women were Sunbeams and I guess we were Cherubs or Lambs, but our mothers were Nightingales.
Janet Flanner

Of all the icy blasts that blow on love, a request for money is the most chilling and havoc-wreaking.
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880, French novelist)

The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours.
Peggy Fleming (1948-, American skater)

Art is nothing but the profound sublimation of a supreme love for the universe; and this is why life is the highest form for the artist.
Carl William Brown

The idea that nations should love one another, or that business concerns or marketing boards should love one another, or that a man in Portugal should love a man in Peru of whom he has never heard — it is absurd, unreal, dangerous. The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much.
Edward M. Forster (1879-1970, British novelist, essayist)

Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships.
Jodie Foster (1962-, American actress, director, producer)

If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.
Emmet Fox (1886-1951, Irish-born American Unity Minister, metaphysician)

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 (1886-1951, Irish-born American Unity Minister, metaphysician)

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Anatole France (1844-1924, French writer)

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

Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can’t even think straight.
Marilyn French (1929-, American author, critic)

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939, Austrian physician, founder of Psychoanalysis)

One is very crazy when in love.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939, Austrian physician, founder of Psychoanalysis)

We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so forlornly unhappy as when we have lost our love object or its love.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939, Austrian physician, founder of Psychoanalysis)

Love, while you are able to love.
A. Frieligrath

Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.” Mature love says: “I need you because I love you.”
Erich Fromm (1900-1980, American psychologist)

Eros and Thanatos, two inseparable themes, deeply romantic and fascinating. Love of common sense and hatred of vanity; life instinct towards equity and death drive towards stupidity.
Carl William Brown

Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.
Erich Fromm (1900-1980, American psychologist)

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Erich Fromm (1900-1980, American psychologist)

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Robert Frost (1875-1963, American poet)

Two persons love in one another the future good which they aid one another to unfold.
Margaret Witter Fuller (1810-1850, American writer, lecturer)

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948, Indian political, spiritual leader)

Love has more force than a besieging army.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948, Indian political, spiritual leader)

My life is an indivisible whole, and all my attitudes run into one another; and they all have their rise in my insatiable love for mankind.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948, Indian political, spiritual leader)

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948, Indian political, spiritual leader)

Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948, Indian political, spiritual leader)

All life is the struggle, the effort to be itself.
Jose Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955, Spanish essayist, philosopher)

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 (1688-1732, British playwright, poet)

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931, Lebanese poet, novelist)

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931, Lebanese poet, novelist)

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 (1883-1931, Lebanese poet, novelist)

Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit.
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931, Lebanese poet, novelist)

Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love.
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931, Lebanese poet, novelist)

The chemist who can extract from his heart’s elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931, Lebanese poet, novelist)

The love of mother and child is beautiful; but there is a higher law than that — the love of one another.
Charlotte P. Gillman (1860-1935, American feminist and writer)

We love because it’s the only true adventure.
Nikki Giovanni (1943-, American poet)

If I love you, what business is it of yours?
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

Self-love exaggerates our faults as well as our virtues.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

That is the true season of love; when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved as much before, and that no one will ever love in the same way again.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)

I’ve learned to take time for myself and to treat myself with a great deal of love and respect `cause I like me… I think I’m kind of cool.
Whoopi Goldberg (1949-, American actress, comedian)

Love is not blind — it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
Rabbi J. Gordon

Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658, Spanish philosopher, writer)

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 (1918-, American evangelist)

Two separate, distinct personalities, not separate at all but inextricably bound, soul and body and mind, to each other, how did we get so far apart so fast?
Judith Guest

Love without laughter can be grim and oppressive. Laughter without love can be derisive and venomous. Together they make for greatness of spirit.
Robert K. Greenleaf

Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.
Matt Groening (1954-, American writer, cartoonist, animator, producer, screenwriter)

Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.
Matt Groening (1954-, American writer, cartoonist, animator, producer, screenwriter)

Love does not just sit there, like a stone; it had to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-, American author)

The worst walls are never the ones you find in your way. The worst walls are the ones you put there — you build yourself. Those are the high ones, the thick ones, the ones with no doors in.
Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-, American author)

Only the words of love kept alive are worthy of not being wasted
Arlo Guthrie (1947-, American artist)

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

A song is not a song until you sing it. Love in your heart is not put there to stay. Love is not love until you give it way.
Oscar Hammerstein (1846-1919, German theatrical impresario)

Love is the final end of the world’s history, the Amen of the universe.
Novalis Hardenberg (1772-1801, German poet, novelist)

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