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Famous Quotes and Sayings

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

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.

— Miguel de Unamuno

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

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.

— John Lennon

Love that is not madness is not love.

— Pedro Calderon de la Barca

The best proof of love is trust.

— Joyce Brothers

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

Where there is great love, there are always wishes.

— Willa Cather

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.

— Stendhal

Fortune and love favor the brave.

— Ovid

It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office.

— Shirley MacLaine

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

— Peter Ustinov

Love is the foundation from which your decisions about your life should be made.

— Darren L. Johnson

Love... it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.

— Khalil Gibran

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

— Audrey Hepburn

Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

— Alfred Lord Tennyson

Where there is love there is life.

— Mohandas Gandhi

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.

— Honore de Balzac

Friendship is Love without his wings!

— Lord Byron

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

— Mother Teresa

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

— Robert Frost

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.

— Plato

Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.

— Barbara de Angelis

The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.

— Edwin Louis Cole

To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.

— Robert Burton

Who so loves believes the impossible.

— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.

— Charles Caleb Colton

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

— Victor Hugo

Love is being stupid together.

— Paul Valery

Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.

— Ben Hecht

Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.

— Honore de Balzac

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

— Bertrand Russell

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.

— Boethius

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

— C. S. Lewis

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

— Albert Einstein

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

— Khalil Gibran

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

— Aristotle

Love is the poetry of the senses.

— Honore de Balzac

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.

— John Donne

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

— Victor Hugo

To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.

— Henry Drummond

Who, being loved, is poor?

— Oscar Wilde

All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.

— Julie Andrews

How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.

— Barbara Pym

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.

— David Grayson

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

— Leo Buscaglia

Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.

— Theodor Adorno

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.

— Zelda Fitzgerald

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

— Mother Teresa

To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.

— Alphonse de Lamartine

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life.

— Joseph Conrad

All mankind love a lover.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.

— Theodore Dreiser

Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion.

— Javan

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.

— H. L. Mencken

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