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Famous Quotes and Sayings

Famous Quotes and Sayings by people around the world about Life, Success, Friends and Love

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

— Henry Drummond

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

— William Shakespeare

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

— Daphne Rae

Love conquers all.

— Virgil

Love is love's reward.

— John Dryden

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

— H. L. Mencken

People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.

— John Harrigan

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.

— Ferdinand Foch

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.

— Sarah Bernhardt

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

— Plato

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.

— George Eliot

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

Love is metaphysical gravity.

— R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.

— William Congreve

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

— Anais Nin

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

— Benjamin Disraeli

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

— Rita Rudner

If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.

— Emmet Fox

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 A. Baldwin

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

Love is what you've been through with somebody.

— James Thurber

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 way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

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

— Lao Tzu

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.

— A. A. Milne

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love is my religion - I could die for it.

— John Keats

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.

— Andre Breton

Sometimes it's hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man.

— Tammy Wynette

There is a woman at the begining of all great things.

— Alphonse de Lamartine

We loved with a love that was more than love.

— Edgar Allan Poe

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

— Ingrid Bergman

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

— Richard Bach

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.

— Michel de Montaigne

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

— Voltaire

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.

— W. Somerset Maugham

Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you.

— Loretta Young

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

— Jackson Brown, Jr.

There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.

— Thomas Fuller

We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.

— Jean de la Bruyere

A kiss is a rosy dot over the 'i' of loving.

— Cyrano de Bergerac

Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.

— Samuel Lover

If you want to be loved, be lovable.

— Ovid

Love is a game that two can play and both win.

— Eva Gabor

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.

— Jose Ortega y Gasset

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

— Zora Neale Hurston

Stand by your man. Give him two arms to cling to and something warm to come to.

— Tammy Wynette

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

— Tom Robbins

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.

— Rupert Brooke

Do all things with love.

— Og Mandino

Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you'.

— Erich Fromm

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.

— George Bernard Shaw


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