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Famous Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers

— George Orwell

Irish poets, learn your trade, sing whatever is well made, scorn the sort now growing up all out of shape from toe to top

— William Butler Yeats

I'm not, by nature, a collaborator. My biggest influences were people like painters and poets. These are solitary workers

— Robert Wyatt

I wanted to be successful, not famous

— George Harrison

I think it better that in times like these a poets mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right

— William Butler Yeats

I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense... I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash

— Anthony Hopkins

Good poetry seems too simple and natural a thing that when we meet it we wonder that all men are not always poets. Poetry is nothing but healthy speech

— Henry David Thoreau

Frost is the most sophisticated of poets

— Peter Davison

Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil

— Henry Miller

As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back. Rhyme is still the most effective drum

— Jean Giraudoux

'A collected poems' is either a gravestone or a testimonial to survival

— Al Purdy

People love the beads. Everyone really loves to catch them

— Jerry Maher

People happy in love have an air of intensity

— Stendhal

There is, in lovers, a certain infatuation of egotism they will have a witness of their happiness, cost that witness what it may

— Charlotte Bronte

Love is done when Love's begun,
Sages say,
But have Sages known?
Truth adjourn your Boon
Without Day.

— Emily Dickinson

Woman like silent men, they think they are listening.

— Marcel Achard

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