Best quotes on love

Best quotes on love

Best quotes on love
Best quotes on love

Best quotes on love. Faith is a mystery, love is a mystery, death is a mystery! However, I have never liked mysteries.
Carl William Brown

Teach only love for that is what you are.
Anonymous

Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
Diane Ackerman

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

On this earth if there were no love there would certainly be no hatred and perhaps stupidity would not reign undisturbed.
Carl William Brown

Love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy.
Louisa May Alcott

Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott

I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
Woody Allen

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

Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
Woody Allen

A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
Ambrose Bierce

Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.
St. Thomas Aquinas

Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Louis Aragon

Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
Hannah Arendt

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life.
Aristotle

Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
Aristotle

A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
W. H. Auden

We must love one another or die.
W. H. Auden

The best way to forget one’s self is to look at the world with attention and love.
Red Auerbach

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

Love makes labor light. Love alone gives value to all things.
St. Teresa of Avila

Real love stories never have endings.
Richard Bach

For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Francis Bacon

Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Francis Bacon

You cannot belong to anyone else, until you belong to yourself.
Pearl Bailey

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

Love is to the moral nature what the sun is to the earth.
Honore De Balzac

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
Honore De Balzac

To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.
Roland Barthes

Naturally, love is the most distant possibility.
Georges Bataille

Best quotes and aphorisms on Love
Best quotes and aphorisms on Love

It is unfortunately very true that, without leisure and money, love can be no more than an orgy of the common man. Instead of being a sudden impulse full of ardor and reverie, it becomes a distastefully utilitarian affair.
Charles Baudelaire

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

What is irritating about love is that it is a crime that requires an accomplice.
Charles Baudelaire

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

Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.
William Blake

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

Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.
Napoleon Bonaparte

The only victory over love is flight.
Napoleon Bonaparte

To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Jorge Luis Borges

If I place love above everything, it is because for me it is the most desperate, the most despairing state of affairs imaginable.
Andre Breton

Love without attachment is light.
Norman O. Brown

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

Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Never the time and the place and the loved one all together!
Robert Browning

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

Love the whole world as a mother loves her only child.
Buddha

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
Buddha

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

No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.
Robert Burton

A life without love, no matter how many other things we have, is an empty, meaningless one.
Leo Buscaglia

A loving person recognizes needs.
Leo Buscaglia

Don’t hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.
Leo Buscaglia

Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
Leo Buscaglia

Love acquires meaning only as it’s shared.
Leo Buscaglia

Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter’s frost and chill, summer’s warmth is in them still.
Leo Buscaglia

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
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

When man has love he is no longer at the mercy of forces greater than himself, for he, himself, becomes the powerful force.
Leo Buscaglia

In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
Lord Byron

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

Lovers may be – and indeed generally are – enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
Lord Byron

Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens to stumble upon it.
Lord Byron

The best way will be to avoid each other without appearing to do so — or if we jostle, at any rate not to bite.
Lord Byron

Who loves, raves.
Lord Byron

In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.
Italo Calvino

Best quote on love ever
Best quote on love ever

Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.
Miguel De Cervantes

The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.
Albert Camus

Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.
Thomas Carlyle

What a woman says to her ardent lover should be written in wind and running water.
Galius Valerius Catullus

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

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

‘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

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

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone.
Coco Chanel

Love is blind.
Geoffrey Chaucer

Love, friendship, and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
Anton Chekhov

Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object?
Confucius

Love of kindness without a love of learning will be obscured by foolishness.
Confucius

Love of persistence without a love of learning will be obscured by stubbornness.
Confucius

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

Love of straightforwardness without a love of learning will be obscured by misdirected judgment.
Confucius

Love of wisdom without a love of learning will be obscured by excessive speculation.
Confucius

To love a thing means wanting it to live.
Confucius

If there’s delight in love, ‘Tis when I see that heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me.
William Congreve

Love is a tyrant sparing none.
Pierre Corneille

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

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens

I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality.
Emily Dickinson

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

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

The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Walt Disney

The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.
Benjamin Disraeli

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
Benjamin Disraeli

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

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
John Donne

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

Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
John Donne

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

Love is love’s reward.
John Dryden

Love is not in our choice but in our fate.
John Dryden

Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
John Dryden

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

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

Best quotes on love
Best quotes on love

It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most.
Marguerite Duras

Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love
Albert Einstein

Love is a better teacher than duty.
Albert Einstein

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

But is it what we love, or how we love, that makes true good?
George Eliot

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

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

‘Tis what I love determines how I love.
George Eliot

Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
T. S. Eliot

A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
Euripides

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

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

The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours.
Peggy Fleming

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

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Anatole France

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.
Sigmund Freud

One is very crazy when in love.
Sigmund Freud

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

Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.” Mature love says: “I need you because I love you.”
Erich Fromm

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

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Erich Fromm

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Robert Frost

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Mahatma Gandhi

Love has more force than a besieging army.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.
Mahatma Gandhi

Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi

All life is the struggle, the effort to be itself.
Jose Ortega Y Gasset

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

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Kahlil Gibran

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

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

Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit.
Kahlil Gibran

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

Love quotes and aphorisms
Love quotes and aphorisms

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

If I love you, what business is it of yours?
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Self-love exaggerates our faults as well as our virtues.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
Baltasar Gracian

A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all. Circumspection and devotion are a contradiction in terms.
Thomas Hardy

You are all you will ever have for certain.
June Havoc

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. We cannot force love.
William Hazlitt

Madame, it is an old word and each one takes it new and wears it out himself. It is a word that fills with meaning as a bladder with air and the meaning goes out of it as quickly. It may be punctured as a bladder is punctured and patched and blown up again and if you have not had it, it does not exist for you. All people talk of it, but those who have had it are marked by it, and I would not wish to speak of it further since of all things it is the most ridiculous to talk of and only fools go through it many times.
Ernest Hemingway

Love is stronger than violence.
Hermann Hesse

It is only important to love the world … to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect.
Hermann Hesse

Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.
Horace

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

Love is the reduction of the universe to a single being.
Victor Hugo

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

To love another person is to see the face of God.
Victor Hugo

What’s a man’s first duty? The answer is brief: To be himself.
Henrik Ibsen

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert Green Ingersoll

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 the only bow on life’s dark cloud.
Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
Samuel Johnson

Self-love is often rather arrogant than blind; it does not hide our faults from ourselves, but persuades us that they escape the notice of others.
Samuel Johnson

Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.
Erica Jong

Love (understood as the desire of good for another) is in fact so unnatural a phenomenon that it can scarcely repeat itself, the soul being unable to become virgin again and not having energy enough to cast itself out again into the ocean of another’s soul.
James Joyce

Where love rules, there is no will to power; where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
Carl Jung

He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of a giver.
Thomas a Kempis

How sweet it is to love, and to be dissolved, and as it were to bathe myself in thy love.
Thomas a Kempis

Love feels no burden, regards not labors, strives toward more than it attains, argues not of impossibility, since it believes that it may and can do all things. Therefore it avails for all things, and fulfils and accomplishes much where one not a lover falls and lies helpless.
Thomas a Kempis

Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength…. It is therefore able to undertake all things, and it completes many things, and warrants them to take effect, where he who does not love would faint and lie down.
Thomas a Kempis

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 falleth from love.
Thomas a Kempis

Love makes everything that is heavy light.
Thomas a Kempis

Whoever loves much, does much.
Thomas a Kempis

Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.
Kahlil Kibran

Be that self which one truly is.
Soren Kierkegaard

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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