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Famous Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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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