We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Love Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr., Ogden Nash, Adam Sandler, Shirley MacLaine, Jean de la Bruyere. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up.
Chemistry can be a good and bad thing. Chemistry is good when you make love with it. Chemistry is bad when you make crack with it.
It’s useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office.
The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.
Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.
We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving.
I’m cool with failing so long as I know that there are people around me that love me unconditionally.
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.
To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods.
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.
And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.
Before I met my husband, I’d never fallen in love. I’d stepped in it a few times.
Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.
Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
To good and true love fear is forever affixed.
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
Some people come into our life as a blessing, while others come into our life as a lesson, so love them for who they are instead of judging them for who they are not.
Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.
Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough. Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently commune with people, they give up their secrets also – if you love them enough.
Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today!
When love is at its best, one loves so much that he cannot forget.
Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
Man’s nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Things are beautiful if you love them.
Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.
My mission is to make the world happy and cute and to love everyone. I think I’m doing a pretty good job.
Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love.
Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them.
The crime of loving is forgetting.
The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
Those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.
It’s always great to engage with people. You never know who you can make an effect on. And I love interacting with the fans, hearing what they have to say and joking around with them. Anytime I can reach out online and give encouragement, motivate people, be a better citizen, that’s what it’s all about, man.
The art of love is largely the art of persistence.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.
The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet.
Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight.
The romantic love we feel toward the opposite sex is probably one extra help from God to bring you together, but that’s it. All the rest of it, the true love, is the test.
But love’s a malady without a cure.
You’re not looking for perfection in your partner. Perfection is all about the ego. With soulmate love, you know that true love is what happens when disappointment sets in – and you’re willing to deal maturely with these disappointments.
Friendship is Love without his wings!
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.
People confuse ego, lust, insecurity with true love.
Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.
Love has no age, no limit; and no death.
Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God.
The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
I hate to lose more than I love to win.
Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.
If you do not love me I shall not be loved If I do not love you I shall not love.
Love the giver more than the gift.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.
Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.
Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution.
I love driving cars, looking at them, cleaning and washing and shining them. I clean ’em inside and outside. I’m very touchy about cars. I don’t want anybody leaning on them or closing the door too hard, know what I mean?
No one is a friend to his friend who does not love in return.
Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
True love stories never have endings.
There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.
I’ll always love the time I spent making ‘Black and White.’
The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.
Football is unconditional love.
Proper love should be utterly supportive and comfortable, and it feels like a raincoat or a jacket potato.
Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.
All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbor as yourself.
The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains.
Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
I love shifting between being super cute and aggressive. It’s funny.
People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.
Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love.
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.
If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.
The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
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.
Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.
Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?
Love is pure and true; love knows no gender.
I love that feeling of being in love, the effect of having butterflies when you wake up in the morning. That is special.
I’m not saying that love always takes you to heaven. Your life can become a nightmare. But that said, it is worth taking the risk.
I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.
I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.
Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!
My beauty icon is the love between my mother and father.
Oh, love will make a dog howl in rhyme.
A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.
Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.
Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.
Who, being loved, is poor?
Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
Love is not blind – it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
Love is the greatest gift that God has given us. It’s free.
Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.
I’m a people lover. I love interacting with different people as I meet them, and I think people are one of God’s greatest creations, I really do. They’re interesting and intriguing.
I really just want to be warm yellow light that pours over everyone I love.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
A good youth ought to have a fear of God, to be subject to his parents, to give honor to his elders, to preserve his purity; he ought not to despise humility, but should love forbearance and modesty. All these are an ornament to youthful years.
No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
I’m having fun. I’m being myself. I’m doing what I love. That’s all that matters.
I’m learning to accept myself. I’m still in the process of learning to love who I am. And it’s been really refreshing and really nice to be able to do that and be okay. I think my fans have brought that out in me.
One must not trifle with love.
Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.
Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
I am overwhelmed by the love showered on me by my fans.
Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren’t even there before.
At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
With our love, we could save the world.
I believe in true love, and I believe in happy endings. And I believe.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
Nobody can predict the future. You just have to give your all to the relationship you’re in and do your best to take care of your partner, communicate and give them every last drop of love you have. I think one of the most important things in a relationship is caring for your significant other through good times and bad.
To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.
Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
Tolerance is a very dull virtue. It is boring. Unlike love, it has always had a bad press. It is negative. It merely means putting up with people, being able to stand things.
Don’t forget to tell yourself positive things daily! You must love yourself internally to glow externally.
I was born into a Christian family and brought up in a Lutheran church. My faith has been the center point of my life, really, since I was a child, but at 16 years of age, I fully surrendered my life over to Christ. At that point, as a teenager, I began to grasp the concept of Christ’s true love and forgiveness.
Compatibility is an achievement of love; it shouldn’t be its precondition.
Truth is, I love everyone that is a good person regardless of what they look like, walk like, or who they love.
I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There’s no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.
Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.
Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.
A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
Love is space and time measured by the heart.
I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.
I love my boys. I love watching them growing up. I love seeing them develop, and I’m always looking forward to seeing what they’re going to become and what they’re going to be interested in later in life.
Love is a hole in the heart.
Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.
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.
I feel extremely honoured and humbled that people are showing me so much love. My fans have stood by me through thick and thin, and I think this love is what makes my concerts house-full.
Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
I think that everybody needs four things in life. Everybody needs something to do regardless of age. Everybody needs someone to love. Everybody needs something to hope for, and, of course, everybody needs someone to believe in.
Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.
True love doesn’t happen right away; it’s an ever-growing process. It develops after you’ve gone through many ups and downs, when you’ve suffered together, cried together, laughed together.
If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.
This love is silent.
If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
All love is lost but upon God alone.
The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.
To love beauty is to see light.
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
Understand that everybody has their own struggles, regardless of whether you can see it or not. Just surround yourself with the people who love you, and know you’re not really alone.
True love doesn’t come to you it has to be inside you.
In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable.
He that is jealous is not in love.
Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.
Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price.
Love is a really scary thing, and you never know what’s going to happen. It’s one of the most beautiful things in life, but it’s one of the most terrifying. It’s worth the fear because you have more knowledge, experience, you learn from people, and you have memories.
You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.
True love lasts forever.
My father is Italian, and I never met my paternal grandparents. The family name was ‘Caroselli’ and it was changed in the mid ’50s. I think they wanted to assimilate, which was pretty common, although I love the name ‘Caroselli.’
He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver.
Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.
Life is really not easy, we all have our personal battles, but it is important that you really treasure yourself, love yourself and have a sense of self-worth.
We didn’t take Charlize Theron seriously until she did ‘Monster’ and became physically ugly. I would love to see women be able to be powerful, complex, smart, opinionated and taken seriously, even if they are beautiful.
How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.
True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does.
I think when we truly love something, we get the same true love in return.
The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.
The more one judges, the less one loves.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
When young people fall in love, they start to understand my music.
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
Love is a great beautifier.
I love to travel, but hate to arrive.
There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.
Love is trembling happiness.
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
If no pain, then no love. If no darkness, no light. If no risk, then no reward. It’s all or nothing. In this damn world, it’s all or nothing.
Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
I have my flaws, but I embrace them and I love them because they’re mine.
Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things.
Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.
Life is difficult for everyone; everyone has bad days. Everyone has trouble in their life, because it doesn’t matter how rich you are: Sickness and trouble and worry and love, these things will mess with you at every level of life.
Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love.
If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.
There is no right time and right place for love… it can happen any time.
There would be no need for love if perfection were possible. Love arises from our imperfection, from our being different and always in need of the forgiveness, encouragement and that missing half of ourselves that we are searching for, as the Greek myth tells us, in order to complete ourselves.
There is a kind of serenity in love which is almost a paradise.
I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.
All mankind love a lover.
Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give.
If you don’t love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us.
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.
Love is a friendship set to music.
Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.
Love is a reciprocal torture.
A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished.
Being in love is the only transcendent experience.
My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all – the gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we would be, and much less about what we would do.
The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
There is no person that love cannot heal; there is no soul that love cannot save.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Come dress yourself in love, let the journey begin.
Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
Love dies only when growth stops.
Love yourself for who you are, and trust me, if you are happy from within, you are the most beautiful person, and your smile is your best asset.
Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.
He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.
Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.
Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
Rwanda can be a paradise again, but it will take the love of the entire world to heal my homeland. And that’s as it should be, for what happened in Rwanda happened to us all – humanity was wounded by the genocide.
All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.
Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man’s nature – opposition to it is his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely, as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.
I like feet. I definitely have a fetish. I love to see a man’s bare foot, but its got to be taken care of. If they’re not well manicured, you’ve got to wonder what the rest of him is like. I don’t want to get in bed with somebody and feel his gnarly feet.
Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.
Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation – what are they? They are the happiest people in the world.
Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
Let’s practice motivation and love, not discrimination and hate.
I must learn to love the fool in me – the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries.
Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth, which is law.
Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love.
A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.
I do love email. Wherever possible I try to communicate asynchronously. I’m really good at email.
Just do what you love. This is what I am doing.
We do not judge the people we love.
Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don’t start measuring her limbs.
I love natural beauty, and I think it’s your best look, but I think makeup as an artist is so transformative.
In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
It’s definitely a privilege to be able to do what you love to do; it’s not something that everyone gets to do, so I feel really good about that.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality.
I love editing. It’s one of my favorite parts about filmmaking.
To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
I believe in Liberty for all men: the space to stretch their arms and their souls, the right to breathe and the right to vote, the freedom to choose their friends, enjoy the sunshine, and ride on the railroads, uncursed by color; thinking, dreaming, working as they will in a kingdom of beauty and love.
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.
If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?
Any time not spent on love is wasted.
Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass.
I don’t think I’ve had love at first sight. But, I’ve definitely had moments where I’ve seen a person, and I’m like, ‘Wow, there is something different about you, and I really want to get to know you.’
To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind.
The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity – love. And the story of a love is not important – what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?
You just have to be true to yourself and do what you love to do.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
The stage is my first love. It gives me immense self-satisfaction, a sort of power because a stage actor carries the audience along; it’s a live performance; spontaneity is its soul.
I’m very, very lazy. I love to sit in a chair and look out the window and do nothing.
He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish.
We cease loving ourselves if no one loves us.
The best thing about being a DJ is making people happy. There is nothing like seeing people get up from a table to dance or the expression on their face when they hear a song they love. I also love to educate people on music they have never heard.
Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul, that you never knew was missing.
I am so grateful for all the love and support I’ve had from people around the world.
Any time not spent on love is wasted.
I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.
Ultimately love is everything.
Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
Have you not noticed that love is silence? It may be while holding the hand of another, or looking lovingly at a child, or taking in the beauty of an evening. Love has no past or future, and so it is with this extraordinary state of silence.
The only love affair I have ever had was with music.
Love means to commit yourself without guarantee.
The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings.
Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.
I love everything that’s old, – old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
I have my own high standards for what I want in a partner and how I want to be treated. I bring a lot to the table. I’m not talking about material things but what I have to offer as a person – love and loyalty and all the things that make a good relationship.
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
I want to be judged by who I am, not what I am. I mean, I am Johnny Weir. Judge me the way you see me, love me the way you see me, hate me the way you see me.
You give loyalty, you’ll get it back. You give love, you’ll get it back.
Great thoughts come from the heart.
Writing is my love. If you love something, you find a lot of time. I write for two hours a day, usually starting at midnight; at times, I start at 11.
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.
Love… it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
What I try to tell young people is that if you come together with a mission, and its grounded with love and a sense of community, you can make the impossible possible.
Genuine and true love is so rare that when you encounter it in any form, it’s a wonderful thing, to be utterly cherished in whatever form it takes.
Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure.
Not necessity, not desire – no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything – health, food, a place to live, entertainment – they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.
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.
But love’s a malady without a cure.
Anger begets more anger, and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love.
The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.
Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.
There is no greater power in Heaven or on Earth than pure, unconditional love. The nature of the God force, the unseen intelligence in all things, which causes the material world and is the center of both the spiritual and physical plane, is best described as pure, unconditional love.
The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.
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.
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
In every living thing there is the desire for love.
I love the smell of rain, and I love the sound of the ocean waves.
You don’t have to go looking for love when it’s where you come from.
Work hard, play hard, dream big, love loads, laugh as much as you can, and give back.
Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
There isn’t any formula or method. You learn to love by loving – by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done.
Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love.
I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth – and truth rewarded me.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
When love is not madness, it is not love.
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?
To me, a forever love is a bond that can’t be broken.
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Do you love me because I’m beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.
My people are my people. They love me and I love them. I would not be here without them.
There are four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.
The crime of loving is forgetting.
To love is to act.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
There have to be reasons that you get up in the morning and you want to live. Why do you want to live? What’s the point? What inspires you? What do you love about the future? If the future does not include being out there among the stars and being a multi-planet species, I find that incredibly depressing.
Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.
Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.
Love is my religion – I could die for it.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy.
We’re all going to die, all of us; what a circus! That alone should make us love each other, but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities. We are eaten up by nothing.
Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine.
There is no love of life without despair of life.
Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
Love is blind.
I seek truth over a lie; I seek justice over injustice; I seek righteousness over the rewards of evildoers, and I love Allah more than I love the state.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.
If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
Absence – that common cure of love.
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
People happy in love have an air of intensity.
In the flush of love’s light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of thinking another person’s thoughts.
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.
I don’t think of myself as a role model. I do try to live in a compassionate, considerate and positive way. The only advice I can offer is to find what you love to do, find the joy in it, and express yourself through your passion.
Life is a game and true love is a trophy.
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
True love bears all, endures all and triumphs!
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.
I am happier when I love than when I am loved. I adore my husband, my son, my grandchildren, my mother, my dog, and frankly, I don’t know if they even like me. But who cares? Loving them is my joy.
I know what motivated you was not just a political campaign. It was your love of our country.
You don’t want to love – your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren’t positive, you’re negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you’ve got a shortage somewhere.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
I am lucky that my in-laws are incredibly special people and I love them dearly. My father-in-law is an extraordinary man and my mom-in-law a beautiful and brave woman.
I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.
I just want people to know me and to love me, because I have no love.
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.
A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss… That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all.
With love and patience, nothing is impossible.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
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.
I think the perfection of love is that it’s not perfect.
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.
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Life is short but love your loved ones. Love them, kiss them every day because you don’t know what’s going to happen.
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.
If you’ve got love you’ve got life, if you can love you can live.
I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success… such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
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.
People protect what they love.
The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
As you get older, the cliches of life ring true. It’s the simple things that matter most: your family, the people you love, your health and sanity.
May my soul bloom in love for all existence.
Love me or hate me, both are in my favour. If you love me, I will always be in your heart, and if you hate me, I will be in your mind.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to its security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.
I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.
To all the other dreamers out there, don’t ever stop or let the world’s negativity disenchant you or your spirit. If you surround yourself with love and the right people, anything is possible.
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.
Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are.
From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there’s nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.
Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
Knowledge is love and light and vision.
People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
Maybe true love isn’t out there for me, but I can sublimate my loneliness with the notion that true love is out there for someone.
Dreams are the guiding words of the soul. Why should I henceforth not love my dreams and not make their riddling images into objects of my daily consideration?
One way to feel good about yourself is to love yourself… to take care of yourself.
Love prefers twilight to daylight.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.
It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
For myself, personally, I am never really aware of timing or anything because I am passionate about what I do, so I have found that if you really love what you do, then time flies.
We are most alive when we’re in love.
There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.
Do all things with love.
If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
True love, to me, is when she’s the first thought that goes through your head when you wake up and the last thought that goes through your head before you go to sleep.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning.
I love the rain. It’s my favorite weather.
Words may be false and full of art; Sighs are the natural language of the heart.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
If you wished to be loved, love.
Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
I know of only one duty, and that is to love.
Love is a better teacher than duty.
No, there’s nothing half so sweet in life as love’s young dream.
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
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.
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.
Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
Life is too short to do the things you don’t love doing.
It’s important for us to latch onto the people that we love.
Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.
Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.
God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’
When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?
Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It’s not ‘I love you’ for this or that reason, not ‘I love you if you love me.’ It’s love for no reason, love without an object.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.
Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I’ve always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It’s been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.
Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Love is friendship set on fire.
The god of love lives in a state of need. It is a need. It is an urge. It is a homeostatic imbalance. Like hunger and thirst, it’s almost impossible to stamp out.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
Surround yourself with good people who encourage and love you. There are always ups and downs, no matter how successful you are.
Love, hope, fear, faith – these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.
There is only one real deprivation… and that is not to be able to give one’s gifts to those one loves most.
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.
We’ll love you just the way you are if you’re perfect.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
I love music. It’s freedom, a way to deal with pent-up frustration.
Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.
The greatest pleasure of life is love.
I have, like, a playlist with all my favourite songs on it. Sadie’s Playlist is the soundtrack of my life. ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis, ‘Under The Bridge’ by Red Hot Chili Peppers, TLC, ‘Waterfalls’ – I love the ’90s.
If baking is any labor at all, it’s a labor of love. A love that gets passed from generation to generation.
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.
The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.
If you love someone, you say it, right then, out loud. Otherwise, the moment just passes you by.
People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love.
I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.
The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.
You can criticize me. You can crucify me. You can love me. You can hate me. Just don’t make the mistake of calling me inauthentic, because you’d be a damn liar.
Where there is love there is life.
Singing is my passion, my first love and the secret of my energy. Music to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see audiences enjoying with me. I have given my heart to singing. When I sing, I can feel romance in everything around me.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it.
I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.
Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.
It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.