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“If you want to be loved, be loveable.”


“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round.  Love is what makes the ride
worthwhile ”    –  Franklin P. Jones


“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa


“My chief want in life is someone who shall make me do what I can.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson


“When one loves somebody, everything is clear – where to go, what to do –
it all takes care of itself and one doesn’t have to ask anybody about
anything.” – Maxim Gorky


“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward
together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery


“Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.” – Benjamin Franklin


“To love at all is to be vulnerable.  Love anything, and your heart will
certainly be wrung and possibly be broken.  If you want to make sure of
keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an
animal.  Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid
all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your
selfishness.  But in that casket–safe, dark, motionless, airless–it will
change.  It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable,
irredeemable.  The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of
tragedy, is damnation.  The only place outside of Heaven where you can be
perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.”
C. S. Lewis, _The Four Loves_, p. 169 (Charity)


To fall in love you have to be in the state of mind for it to take, like a
disease.  – Nancy Mitford


Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
– Iris Murdoch


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


To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
– Madame Swetchine


Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it
everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do will
cheerish it, be lost in it, and amoung all, never…never forget it.
-Curtis Judalet


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


We always believe our first love is our last, and our last love our first.
George Whyte-Melville (1821-1878) Scottish author


That’s the nature of women not to love when we love them, and to love when
we love them not. Don Quixote de la Mancha


The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love
of ourselves. William Hazlitt   1778-1830 Political Essays. The Times Newspaper


There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.
Saint John  (b. 1st century AD) Apostle of Jesus


Love is not blind; that is the last thing it is. Love is bound; and the
more it is bound the less it is blind. G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)


In women pity begets love, in men love begets pity.
J. Churton Collins (1848-1908) English author, critic, scholar


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


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


Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together
go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   1756-1791 Attributed


At the touch of Love every one becomes a poet.
– Plato


Love is always patient and kind; it is never jealous; love is never
boastful or conceited; it is never rude or selfish; it does not take
offense, and it is not resentful.  Love takes no pleasure in other
people’s sins but delights in the truth; it is always ready to excuse,
to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.
Love does not come to an end.
– 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 ( Jerusalem Bible )


But some emotions don’t make a lot of noise.  It’s hard to hear pride.
Caring is real faint – like a heartbeat.  And pure love – why, some
days it’s so quiet, you don’t even know it’s there.
– Erma Bombeck


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


Love doesn’t grow on trees like apples in Eden – it’s something you
have to make.  And you must use your imagination too.
– Joyce Cary


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


The heart that loves is always young.
– Greek Proverb


Love is I know not what, which comes from I know not where and finishes
I know not how.             – Scudery


Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
– Japanese Proverb


No one perfectly loves God who does not perfectly love some of his
creatures.  – Marguerite de Valois


Love tells us many things that are not so.
– Ukranian Proverb


The love we give away is the only one we keep.
– Elbert Hubbard


Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.
– Song of Solomon 8:7


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


Ah, Celeste, my pretty jewel, I love you as a pig loves the mud !
– Creole Proverb


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


Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
– Josh Billings


You see through love, and that
deludes your sight,
As what is straight seems
crooked through the water
– John Dryden


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


Love is like the measles, we all have to go through it.
– Jerome K. Jerome


Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as
to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood.  – Laurence Sterne


The ablity to make love frivolously is the thing which distinguishes
human beings from the beasts.  – Heywood Broun


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


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


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


Love is supposed to start with bells ringing and go downhill from
there.  But it was the opposite for me.  There’s an intense connection
between us, and as we stayed together, the bells rang louder.
– Lisa Niemi


Love keeps the cold out better than a cloak.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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


Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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


A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted
hearth – with the fire dead, the laughter stilled, and the light
extinguished.  – Frank P. Tebbetts


Love and eggs are best when they are fresh.
– Russian Proverb


There is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first
consciousness of love – the first fluttering of its silken wings.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


To love is find pleasure in the happiness of the person loved.
– Baron Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz


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


The honey is sweet, but the bee has a sting.
– Benjamin Franklin


A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.
– Latin Proverb


Jealousy comes from self-love rather than from true love.
– Duc de La Rochefoucauld


Whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge;
thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.
– Ruth 1:16


Where there is love there is no sin.    – Montenegrin


True love is like a psychic experience.  Everyone tells ghost stories,
but few have ever seen a ghost.  – Duc de La Rochefoucauld


Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight
girdle, a higher tax bracket, or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
– Judith Viorst


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


After the verb “to love,” “to help” is the most beautiful verb in the
world.  – Baroness Bertha von Suttner


Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
– William Shakespeare


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


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


Love is like quicksilver in the hand.  Leave the fingers open and it
stays.  Clutch it, and it darts away.  – Dorothy Parker


Don’t brood.  Get on with living and loving.  You don’t have forever.
– Leo F. Buscaglia


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


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


The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a
lion.  – Arab Proberb


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


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


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


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


Love is a canvas pattern furnished by Nature, and embroidered by
imagination.  – Voltaire


Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human
existance.  – Eric Fromm


It is never too late to fall in love.  – Sandy Wilson


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


Love dies only when growth stops.  – Pearl S. Buck


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


A heart in love with beauty never grows old.
– Ancient Turkish Proverb


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


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


It is the woman who chooses the man who will choose her.
– Paul Geraldy


Love is the only weapon we need.  – Rev H. R. L. Sheppard


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


Respect is love in plain clothes.  – Frankie Byrne


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


Infatuation is when you think he’s as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart
as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen,
and as athletic as Jimmy Conners.  Love is when you realize that he’s
as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph
Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford –
but you’ll take him anyway.  – Judith Viorst


Sex is a momentary itch, Love never lets you go.  – Kingsley Amis


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


Love is the gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and
everyone else.  – George Bernard Shaw


Value yourself.  The only people who apprecaite a doormat are people
with dirty shoes.  – Leo F. Buscaglia


Love is love’s reward.  – John Dryden


Jesus said love one another.  He didn’t say love the whole world.
– Mother Teresa


The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies
When love is done.
– Francis William Bourdillon

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