Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Theme Series: 16 Poignant Quotes about Love

I had some fun choosing these enduring perspectives about love. As we approach Valentine's Day 2012, may this select list provide some enlightenment:

- If you want to be loved, be lovable. ~ Ovid

- Love is the poetry of the senses. ~ Honore De Balzac

- Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. ~ Albert Einstein

- Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self seeking. It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. ~ I Corinthians 13:4-8

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

-A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Selected by quoteflections.

- 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

- Love doesn't grow on the trees like apples in Eden- it's something you have to make and you must use your imagination to make it too, just like anything else. It's all work, work. ~ Joyce Carey

- Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

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

- People who are sensible about love are incapable of it. ~ Douglas Yates

- When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece. ~ John Ruskin

- Candle light, moon light, star light,
The brightest glow is from love light. ~Grey Livingston

Selected by quoteflections.

- Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. ~ Eric Fromm

- 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. ~W. Somerset Maugham

-To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable. ~ C. S. Lewis

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