Love works a different way in different minds,
the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
~ John Dryden ~
Too late I loved you.
O Beauty , so ancient yet ever new!
Too late I loved you…
And, behold, you were within me,
and I out of myself,
and there, I searched for you.
The heart that loves is always young.
Man’s love is of man’s life a part;
it is a woman’s whole existence.
In her first passion, a woman loves her lover,
in all the others all she loves is love.
~ Lord Byron ~
A proof that experience is of no use,
is that the end of one love does not
prevent us from beginning another.
~ Paul Bourget ~
You can give without loving,
but you cannot love without giving.
~ Amy Carmichael ~
Love makes the wildest spirit tame,
and the tamest spirit wild.
~ Alexis Delp ~
For in the end, we will conserve only what we love.
We will love only what we understand.
We will understand only what we are taught.
~ Baba Dioum ~
The magic of first love is our ignorance
that it can never end.
~ Benjamin Disraeli ~
Love, all alike, no season knows,
nor clime, nor hours, days, months,
which are the rags of time.
~ John Donne ~
On the last analysis, then, love is life.
Love never faileth and life never
faileth so long as there is love.
~ Henry Drummond ~
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
~ Pearl Bailey ~
Teach only love for that is what you are.
~ A Course In Miracles ~
In real love you want the other person’s good.
In romantic love, you want the other person.
~ Margaret Anderson ~
We were two and had but one heart between us.
~ François de Montcorbier Villon ~
Love is the child of illusion
and the parent of disillusion.
~ Sandy Wilson ~
Love is the river of life in the world.
~ Henry Ward Beecher ~
For a crowd is not company;
and faces are but a gallery of pictures;
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
~ Francis Bacon ~
If it is your time, love will track you down
like a cruise missile.
~ Lynda Barry ~
Love means to love that which is unlovable;
or it is no virtue at all.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton ~
Everybody forgets the basic thing;
people are not going to love you unless
you love them.
~ Pat Carroll ~
Love is made by two people,
in different kinds of solitude.
It can be in a crowd,
but in an oblivious crowd.
~ Louis Aragon ~
Oh, love is real enough;
you will find it someday,
but it has one archenemy
— and that is life.
~ Jean Anouilh Ardele ~
Wicked men obey from fear;
good men, from love.
~ Aristotle ~
Love is patient and kind;
love is not jealous or boastful;
it is not arrogant or rude.
~ Bible ~
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
~ Bible ~
Love seeketh not itself to please,
nor for itself hath any care,
but for another gives its ease,
and builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.
~ William Blake ~
When first we met we did not guess that
Love would prove so hard a master.
~ Robert Bridges ~
Love is not altogether a delirium,
yet it has many points
in common therewith.
~ Thomas Carlyle ~
Better to have loved a short man than
never to have loved a tall.
~ David Chambless ~
Love is a tyrant sparing none.
~ Pierre Corneille ~
Friendship often ends in love;
but love in friendship, never.
~ Charles Caleb Colton ~
The pain of love is the pain of being alive.
It is a perpetual wound.
~ Maureen Duffy ~
Love is a fire.
But whether it is going to warm your hearth
or burn down your house, you can never tell.
~ Joan Crawford ~
I love you, not for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you.
~ Roy Croft ~
Do everything with so much love
in your heart that
you would never want to do it
any other way.
~ Yogi Desai ~
He that falls in love with himself
will have no rivals.
~ Benjamin Franklin ~
We are never so defenseless against suffering
as when we love, never so forlornly unhappy
as when we have lost our love object or its love.
~ Sigmund Freud ~
Love, while you are able to love.
~ A. Frieligrath ~
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer
to the problem of human existence.
~ Erich Fromm ~
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent.
Conquer him with love.
~ Mahatma Gandhi ~
The day will come when, after harnessing space,
the winds, the tides, and gravitation,
we shall harness the energies of love.
And on that day, for the second time
in the history of the world,
we shall have discovered fire.
~ Pierre Teilhard De Chardin ~
What I needed most was to love and to be loved,
eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those
painful bonds around me; and sure enough,
I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers
of jealousy, by suspicions and fear,
by burst of anger and quarrels.
~ St. Augustine ~
There is a law that man should love
his neighbor as himself.
In few hundred years
it should be as natural
to mankind as breathing
or the upright gait;
but if he does not learn
it he must perish.
~ Alfred Adler ~
The Impossible Generalized Man today
is the critic who believes in loving those
unworthy of love as well as those worthy
–yet believes this only insofar as
no personal risk is entailed.
Meaning he loves no one, worthy or not.
This is what makes him impossible.
~ Nelson Algren ~