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Famous Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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 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 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 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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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


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