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Famous Quotes and Sayings

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

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 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

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

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 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

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 my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.

— Andre Breton

I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.

— Judy Garland

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

Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify the trouble we take to have sex.

— Daniel S. Greenberg

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

— Paulo Coelho

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

To say "I love you" one must first be able to say the "I".

— Ayn Rand

You don't have to go looking for love when it's where you come from.

— Werner Erhard

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

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

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

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

— Sarah Bernhardt

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


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