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Famous Quotes and Sayings

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

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 flower you've got to let grow.

— John Lennon

Love that is not madness is not love.

— Pedro Calderon de la Barca

The best proof of love is trust.

— Joyce Brothers

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

Fortune and love favor the brave.

— Ovid

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.

— Miguel de Unamuno

Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love.

— Leo Buscaglia

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 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 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

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

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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