We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage. ~Albert Camus

Brief is life but love is long. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson                                                                                                             

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. ~Allan K. Chalmers

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle. ~Amy Bloom

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness. ~Anatole France

If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don't have it, no matter what else there is... it's not enough. ~Ann Landers

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others. ~Anne-Sophie Swetchine

Love is a choice you make from moment to moment. ~Barbara De Angelis

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

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

Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. ~Carl Jung

Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch. ~Cathy Carlyle

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love. ~Charles M. Schulz

Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object? ~Confucius

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

Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding. ~Diane Arbus

You call it madness, but I call it love. ~Don Byas

The love we give away is the only love we keep. ~Elbert Hubbard

Love is a friendship set to music. ~Eli Joseph Cossman

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

That Love is all there is,
Is all we know of Love. 
~Emily Dickinson

Love is everything it's cracked up to be…It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. ~Erica Jong

Infantile love follows the principle: "I love because I am loved."
Mature love follows the principle: "I am loved because I love."
Immature love says: "I love you because I need you."
Mature love says: "I need you because I love you." 
~Erich Fromm

He is not a lover who does not love forever. ~Euripides

Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass. ~Euripides

Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile. ~Franklin P. Jones

The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is. ~Gary Zukav

Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.
~George Jean Nathan

Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived. ~George Santayana

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. 
~Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Your body needs to be held and to hold, to be touched and to touch. None of these needs is to be despised, denied, or repressed. But you have to keep searching for your body's deeper need, the need for genuine love. Every time you are able to go beyond the body's superficial desires for love, you are bringing your body home and moving toward integration and unity. ~Henri Nouwen

Love must be as much a light as it is a flame. ~Henry David Thoreau

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

Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Bart, with $10,000, we'd be millionaires! We could buy all kinds of useful things like...love! ~Homer Simpson

We can only learn to love by loving. ~Iris Murdoch

 When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love. ~J. K. Rowling

The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
~Jacques Benigne Bossuel

Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. It thrives in the face of all of life's hazards, save one -- neglect. ~James D. Bryden

Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself. ~Jean Anouilh

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

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. ~Jimi Hendrix

Love does not dominate; it cultivates. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear. ~John Lennon

When you're a teenager and you're in love, it's obvious to everyone but you and the person you're in love with. ~John Scalzi

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
~Kahlil Gibran

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. 
~Kahlil Gibran

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

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

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
~Leo Tolstoy

Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke. ~Lynda Barry

To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don't want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt. ~Madonna

A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life to be thankful for a good one. ~Mae West

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

Love works in miracles every day: such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy. ~Marguerite De Valois

Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. ~Mark Twain

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock. ~Mary Parrish

When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we love not enough. ~Maurice Maeterlinck

Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows me to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style. ~Maya Angelou

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing. ~Mignon McLaughlin

Where there is love there is life. ~Mohandas K. Gandhi

Love is like a campfire: It may be sparked quickly, and at first the kindling throws out a lot of heat, but it burns out quickly. For long lasting, steady warmth (with delightful bursts of intense heat from time to time), you must carefully tend the fire. ~Molleen Matsumura

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

The best love affairs are those we never had. Norman Lindsay
Treasure the love you receive above all.
It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
~Og Mandino

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.  
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring. ~Oscar Wilde

Who, being loved, is poor? Oscar Wilde
If you want to be loved, be lovable.

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

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

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~Plato

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. ~Robert Frost

Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~Robert Heinlein

Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded.
Someone sober will worry about events going badly.
Let the lover be. 

 We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place
in ourselves for those who love us. ~Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
You come to love not by finding the perfect person,
but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
~Sam Keen

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

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love. ~Sophocles

Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself. ~Soren Kierkegaard

Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all. 
~St. Augustine

Love is blind, you just see bright light ~Talib Kweli

Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all. ~Toni Morrison

Love is a thing, well, its kind of like quicksand: 
The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. 
And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.  

Life is the flower for which love is the honey. ~Victor Hugo

Love conquers all things. ~Virgil

Women are often under the impression that men are much more madly in love with them than they really are. ~W. Somerset Maugham

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart. ~Washington Irving

Where there is great love, there are always miracles. ~Willa Cather

Love all, trust a few. ~William Shakespeare

Love measures our stature: the more we love, the bigger we are. There is no smaller package in all the world than that of a man all wrapped up in himself. ~William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

It is best to love wisely, no doubt;
but to love foolishly is better than
not to be able to love at all.
~ William Thackeray

A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears. 
~Woodrow Wyatt

I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox. ~Woody Allen

Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much. ~Zora Neale Hurston

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do. ~Zsa Zsa Gabor

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