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Famous Quotes and Sayings

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

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.

— Henry Van Dyke

Where there is great love, there are always wishes.

— Willa Cather

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.

— Stendhal

Friendship is Love without his wings!

— Lord Byron

It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office.

— Shirley MacLaine

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

— Peter Ustinov

Love is the foundation from which your decisions about your life should be made.

— Darren L. Johnson

Love... it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.

— Khalil Gibran

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

— Audrey Hepburn

Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

— Alfred Lord Tennyson

Where there is love there is life.

— Mohandas Gandhi

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.

— Honore de Balzac

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 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

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

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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