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                         QUOTES ABOUT LOVE
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Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems
depopulated. -Alphonse de Lamartine

On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually
gets them interested enough to go for a second date. -Martin, age 10

The Bible tells us to love our neighbours, and also to love our
enemies, probably because they are generally the same people.

Love is a great beautifier. -Louisa May Alcott

They wouldn't call it a crush if it didn't hurt.

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but
they die young. -Arthur Wing Pinero

I've been on so many blind dates, I should get a free dog.
-Wendy Liebman

In the game of love, the losers are more celebrated than the winners.
-Mason Cooley

The best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater
than your need for each other. 

It's better to lose a lover then love a loser.

Love doesn't just make the world go 'round, it makes the ride
worthwhile!

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after
your gold and good health have vanished. -Og Mandino

Love is the selfless promotion of the growth of the other.
-Milton Mayeroff

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects
you from age. -Jeanne Moreau

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- that myth is
more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than
facts -- That hope always triumphs over experience -- That laughter is
the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than
death. -Robert Fulghum

Hate hatred, if you want to be loved.

In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you
want the other person. -Margaret Anderson

It is better to give a rock out of love than a diamond out of duty.

Love is blind, but marriage is a real eye opener.

If you love him, let him go. If he returns, he was always yours. If he 
doesn't, he never was.

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive
it. -Karl Menninger

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to
see an imperfect person perfectly.

If you don't like someone, the way he holds his spoon will make you
furious; if you do like him, he can turn his plate over into your lap
and you won't mind. -Irving Becker

Love measures a heart, never by its mistakes, but always by its
intentions. -Anne Calodich Fone

Love people and use things - do not love things and use people.

Love is a painful journey, but where it leads you may be eternal
bliss.

Love has reasons that reason knows nothing of.

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by
the love we're not extending in the present. -Marianne Williamson

Love is the only drug you can take that will convince you each time
that you've never had it before.

Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul,
delight the heart. And they both take practice. -Nora Roberts 

The first duty of love is to listen. -Paul Tillich

It's not that chocolates are a substitute for love. Love is a
substitute for chocolate. Chocolate is, let's face it, far more
reliable than a man. -Miranda Ingram

Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.
-Maya Angelou

Love is too strong a word to say it too early, but it has too
beautiful a meaning to say it too late. -Kurt Spiteri Cornish

Lots of people are willing to die for the person they love, which is a
pity, for it is a much grander thing to live for that person.
-Jason Hurst

If we found out that we all had five minutes to live, every phone line
in the world would be tied up with people calling other people to
stumble about how much they love them. So don't wait until we only have
five minutes to live - do it now. -Trisha Wright

One thing is certain, an individual seems to "just know" when they
feel love for a person.  When [one person] was asked, "When is it
love?" she answered, "It's love when you don't have to ask yourself
that question." -Mary Pat Michalek

Love blinds us to faults, hatred to virtues. -Moses Ibn Exra

Humor looked in the mirror... and saw Love. -Joseph Almond

When asked to share the top reason for their marital success, the men
and women said, "My spouse is my best friend."  When the dust settles
from a passionate courtship, what's left - and what will keep that
marriage growing and vital - is friendship. -Jan Yager

True love always makes a man better, no matter what woman inspires it.
-Alexandre Dumas

Love is when you take away the feeling, the passion, the romance and
you find out you still care for that person. 

Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love
you back. Don't expect love in return, just wait for it to grow in
their hearts. But... if it doesn't, be content that it grew in yours. 

To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be
the world. -Brandi Snyder

Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long 
we shall have each other. -Joshua Loth Liebman

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, 
I did not say so. -David Grayson

A song is not a song until it is sung.
A bell is not a bell until it is rung.
Love was not put here to stay.
For it isn't really love, until you give it away. 

For loving draws us more to things than knowing does, since good is
found by going to the thing, whereas the true is found when the thing
comes to us. -St. Thomas Aquinas

Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer sex
raises some pretty good questions. -Woody Allen

To love is virtually to know; to know is not virtually to love.

Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind
extinguishes candles and fans a fire. -Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt,
and dance like there's nobody watching.

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it
stays. Clutch it and it darts away. -Dorothy Parker

To love and win is the best thing in the world. To love and lose is
the second best one.


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