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    Aristotle

    Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

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    Gilbert K. Chesterton

    The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.

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    Mother Teresa

    I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.

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    E. M. Forster

    Love is always being given where it is not required.

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    Euripides

    He is not a lover who does not love forever.

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    Bob Hope

    People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.

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    Javan

    Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion.

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    Jose Ortega y Gasset

    Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.

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    David Grayson

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

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    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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    Mother Teresa

    Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

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    Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    Who so loves believes the impossible.

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    James M. Barrie

    Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.

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    Gertrude Stein

    It is very easy to love alone.

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    Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

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    Barbara de Angelis

    Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.

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    Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.

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    H. L. Mencken

    Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

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    Leo Buscaglia

    Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.

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    Ovid

    All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.

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    George Edward Moore

    The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.

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    Ovid

    If you want to be loved, be lovable.

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    Dylan Thomas

    Though lovers be lost love shall not.

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    William Congreve

    Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.

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    Victor Hugo

    Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

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    Julie Andrews

    All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.

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    J. D. Salinger

    I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That's the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty... you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.

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    Gwendolyn Brooks

    When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water.

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    Jean de la Bruyere

    The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.

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    Charles Dickens

    A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

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    Helen Rowland

    Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.

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    Leo Buscaglia

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

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    Eleanor Roosevelt

    The giving of love is an education in itself.

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    Alfred Lord Tennyson

    Love is the only gold.

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    James Thurber

    Love is what you've been through with somebody.

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    Helen Keller

    What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

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    Zora Neale Hurston

    Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

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    Bryant H. McGill

    True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility.

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    Elizabeth Bowen

    When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out.

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    Aphra Behn

    Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.

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    Benjamin Franklin

    If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.

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    Brigitte Bardot

    Do you have to have a reason for loving?

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    R. Buckminster Fuller

    Love is metaphysical gravity.

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    Duke Ellington

    Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.

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    Joseph Conrad

    Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life.

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    Rainer Maria Rilke

    Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.

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    Plato

    At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

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    George Eliot

    Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.

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    Edwin Louis Cole

    The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.

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    Leslie Fiedler

    I long for the raised voice, the howl of rage or love.

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    Henry Drummond

    To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.

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    John Keats

    Love is my religion - I could die for it.

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    Lawrence Durrell

    The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.

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    Aphra Behn

    Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life.

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    Erich Fromm

    Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

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    John Gay

    Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.

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    Euripides

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

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    Sarah Bernhardt

    Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.

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    Benjamin Disraeli

    The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.

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    Thomas Carlyle

    A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

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    Lord Byron

    Absence - that common cure of love.

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    Stendhal

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

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    Lenny Bruce

    There are never enough I Love You's.

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    Theodor Adorno

    Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.

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    Michel de Montaigne

    If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.

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    Eric Hoffer

    It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor.

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    Samuel Lover

    Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.

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    Gilbert Parker

    Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.

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    Joseph Campbell

    Love is a friendship set to music.

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    Christopher Marlowe

    O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.

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    Ayn Rand

    To say "I love you" one must first be able to say the "I."

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    Geoffrey Chaucer

    Love is blind.

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    Voltaire

    Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    All mankind love a lover.

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    Charles Caleb Colton

    Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.

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    Friedrich Nietzsche

    We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    There is no remedy for love but to love more.

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    Lord Byron

    Friendship is Love without his wings!

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    Rita Rudner

    Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love. I'd stepped in it a few times.

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    Werner Erhard

    You don't have to go looking for love when it's where you come from.

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    Marc Chagall

    Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.

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    Miguel de Unamuno

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

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    John Morton

    There is no limit to the power of loving.

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    Barbara de Angelis

    You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.

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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods.

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    Christopher Marlowe

    Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?

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    George Eliot

    I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.

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    Princess Diana

    Only do what your heart tells you.

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    H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

    Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

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    Max Muller

    A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.

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    Mahatma Gandhi

    Where there is love there is life.

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    James A. Baldwin

    Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.

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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Love does not dominate; it cultivates.

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    Robert Browning

    Take away love and our earth is a tomb.

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    Bertrand Russell

    To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

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    Robert Burton

    To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.

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    George Bernard Shaw

    Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.

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    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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    Rainer Maria Rilke

    Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.

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    C. S. Lewis

    Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

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    Thomas Aquinas

    Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.

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    Ovid

    Fortune and love favor the brave.

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    Erich Segal

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

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    Tammy Wynette

    Sometimes it's hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man.

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    Emily Bronte

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

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    Khalil Gibran

    Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

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    Bruce Lee

    Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

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    Robert Frost

    Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

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    John Ciardi

    Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.

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    Saint Augustine

    Love is the beauty of the soul.

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    Eva Gabor

    Love is a game that two can play and both win.

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    Andre Breton

    Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.

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    Blaise Pascal

    When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.

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    Orson Welles

    We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.

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    Nicholas Sparks

    I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.

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    John Dryden

    Love is love's reward.

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    Christina Rossetti

    Love shall be our token; love be yours and love be mine.

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    Albert Ellis

    The art of love is largely the art of persistence.

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    Lao Tzu

    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

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    Lucille Ball

    Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

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    Emily Dickinson

    For love is immortality.

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    Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

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    Iris Murdoch

    We can only learn to love by loving.

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    Drew Barrymore

    Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.

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    Andre Breton

    All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.

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    Henry Miller

    The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.

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    Friedrich Schiller

    There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.

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    Billie Holiday

    Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.

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    Oscar Wilde

    Who, being loved, is poor?

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    Jim Morrison

    Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.

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    Lorraine Hansberry

    There is always something left to love. And if you ain't learned that, you ain't learned nothing.

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    Alphonse de Lamartine

    To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.

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    John Lennon

    Everything is clearer when you're in love.

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    William Shakespeare

    As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.

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    George Harrison

    With our love, we could save the world.

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    Joyce Carol Oates

    In love there are two things - bodies and words.

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    Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

    If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.

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    Pedro Calderon de la Barca

    Love that is not madness is not love.

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    Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    If you wished to be loved, love.

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    Judith Viorst

    Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.

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    Richard Bach

    Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?

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    James A. Baldwin

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

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    Shirley MacLaine

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

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    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

    Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

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    Natalie Clifford Barney

    When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.

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    Carl Sagan

    For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

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    Gilbert K. Chesterton

    Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.

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    Miguel de Unamuno

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

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    Elbert Hubbard

    The love we give away is the only love we keep.

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    Alexander Smith

    Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.

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    Edgar Allan Poe

    We loved with a love that was more than love.

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    Paulo Coelho

    One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

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    Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.

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    Tom Robbins

    We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.

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    H. L. Mencken

    Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.

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    John Donne

    More than kisses, letters mingle souls.

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    E. e. cummings

    Be of love a little more careful than of anything.

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    Mother Teresa

    Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.

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    Euripides

    Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love.

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    Zelda Fitzgerald

    Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.

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    David Byrne

    Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.

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    Ingrid Bergman

    A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

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    Leo Buscaglia

    Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever.

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    Erich Fromm

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

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    Khalil Gibran

    Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.

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    William Shakespeare

    Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.

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    Leo Buscaglia

    What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.

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    Ken Kesey

    People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.

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    Emmet Fox

    If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.

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    Joyce Brothers

    The best proof of love is trust.

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    George Jean Nathan

    Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.

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    Erich Fromm

    Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

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    David Viscott

    To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

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    Judy Garland

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

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    Catherine Deneuve

    Love is suffering. One side always loves more.

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    M. Scott Peck

    Ultimately love is everything.

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    Alphonse de Lamartine

    There is a woman at the begining of all great things.

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    Thomas Fuller

    There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.

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    Albert Einstein

    Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

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    David Wilkerson

    Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.

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    Francois Rabelais

    Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.

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    Darren L. Johnson

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

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    Francis of Assisi

    Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.

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    Boethius

    Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.

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    Ben Hecht

    Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.

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    Jiddu Krishnamurti

    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.

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    Alfred de Musset

    One must not trifle with love.

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    Charles Morgan

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

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    Paul Valery

    Love is being stupid together.

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    Oscar Wilde

    Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

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    W. Somerset Maugham

    Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.

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    John Updike

    We are most alive when we're in love.

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    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    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.

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    John Dryden

    Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.

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    Mother Teresa

    The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

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    Jean Racine

    The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love.

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    H. L. Mencken

    Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.

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    Cyril Connolly

    We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving.

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    George Jean Nathan

    A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.

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    Anne Campbell

    Love means to commit yourself without guarantee.

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    Pedro Calderon de la Barca

    When love is not madness, it is not love.

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    Oscar Wilde

    To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

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    Og Mandino

    Do all things with love.

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    Tammy Wynette

    Stand by your man. Give him two arms to cling to and something warm to come to.

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    Honore de Balzac

    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.

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    Fulton J. Sheen

    Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.

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    Rupert Brooke

    A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.

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    Pearl Bailey

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

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    Barbara Pym

    How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.

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    Peter Ustinov

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

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    Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love's sake only.

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    Ben Hecht

    Love is a hole in the heart.

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    Josh Billings

    Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.

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    Helen Hunt Jackson

    When love is at its best, one loves so much that he cannot forget.

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    Audrey Hepburn

    I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.

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    Barbara de Angelis

    Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.

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    Brendan Francis

    A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.

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    Audrey Hepburn

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

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    Gustave Flaubert

    Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.

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    Honore de Balzac

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

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    Judy Garland

    I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.

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    A. A. Milne

    If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.

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    Plato

    Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.

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    Honore de Balzac

    Love is the poetry of the senses.

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    Lord Byron

    Who loves, raves.

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    Theodore Dreiser

    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.

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    John Dryden

    But love's a malady without a cure.

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    Khalil Gibran

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

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    Anais Nin

    The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

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    Helen Hayes

    There is only one terminal dignity - love.

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    Vincent Van Gogh

    The way to know life is to love many things.

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    Jean de la Bruyere

    We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

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    Thornton Wilder

    Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.

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    David Herbert Lawrence

    In every living thing there is the desire for love.

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    Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.

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    Francis Beaumont

    Oh, love will make a dog howl in rhyme.

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    Henry Drummond

    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.

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    Victor Hugo

    The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

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    John Lennon

    Love is the flower you've got to let grow.

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    Francois Rabelais

    To good and true love fear is forever affixed.

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    Arthur Rimbaud

    Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.

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    Joseph Joubert

    A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

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    Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    Love in its essence is spiritual fire.

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    Louise L. Hay

    Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

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    Bernard Meltzer

    We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving.

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    Igor Stravinsky

    Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?

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    Cyrano de Bergerac

    A kiss is a rosy dot over the 'i' of loving.

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    Henry Van Dyke

    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.

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    George Bernard Shaw

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

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    Ferdinand Foch

    The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.

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    Christopher Marlowe

    Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields.

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    Loretta Young

    Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you.

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    W. Somerset Maugham

    We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.

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    Dwight L. Moody

    Faith makes all things possible... love makes all things easy.

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    Virgil

    Love conquers all.

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    Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.

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    Benjamin Disraeli

    We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.

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    Henri Matisse

    He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.

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