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Famous Quotes and Sayings

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

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

Love is the beauty of the soul.

— Saint Augustine

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.

— Erich Segal

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

There is no limit to the power of loving.

— John Morton

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.

— Pearl Bailey

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

— Thomas Carlyle

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.

— George Bernard Shaw

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.

— Erich Fromm

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.

— William Shakespeare

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.

— Miguel de Unamuno

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.

— James A. Baldwin

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.

— Robert Browning

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God's finger on man's shoulder.

— Charles Morgan

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

— Emily Bronte

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

— Judy Garland

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.

— Euripides

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.

— H. L. Mencken

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.

— Thomas Aquinas

The art of love is largely the art of persistence.

— Albert Ellis

There is only one terminal dignity - love.

— Helen Hayes

When love is not madness, it is not love.

— Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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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