Classic quotes

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 ~

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

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 ~

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
~ Mother Teresa ~

We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place
in ourselves for those who love us.
~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux ~

Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
~ Elbert Hubbard ~

Treasure the love you receive above all.
It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
~ Og Mandino ~

The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
~ Victor Hugo ~

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

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

Love is the emblem of eternity: it confounds all notion of time:
effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
~ Germaine De Stael ~

Love is the history of a woman’s life; it is an episode in man’s.
~ Germaine De Stael ~

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
~ Mother Teresa ~

The best portion of a good man’s life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts,
Of kindness and of love.
~ William Wordsworth ~

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
~ Robert Browning ~

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.
~ UB40 ~

Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion
that each include the other,
each is enriched by the other.
~ Felix Adler ~

Think about it, there must be higher love
Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above
Without it, life is a wasted time
Look inside your heart, I’ll look inside mine.
~ Steve Winwood ~

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

Love does not consist in gazing at each other
but in looking together in the same direction.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~

Find the person who will love you because of your differences and
not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
~ Leo Buscaglia ~

Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes.
There is too much fraternizing with the enemy.
~ Henry Kissinger ~

To laugh often and love much… to appreciate beauty,
to find the best in others, to give one’s self…
this is to have succeeded.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
~ Lao Tzu ~

Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed:
our love to others, and others’ love to us.
~ Thomas Trahern ~

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