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

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

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

It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not. ~~ Andre Gide

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups. ~~ Cathy Guisewite

There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love. ~~ Oscar Wilde

We have to realize that we are as deeply afraid to live and to love as we are to die. ~~ Ronald David Laing

Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied. ~~ Mark Twain

Envy, among other ingredients, has a mixture of love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good fortune. ~~ William Hazlitt

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more. ~~ Agnes Repplier

Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact: that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed. ~~ Amanda Cross [Carolyn Heilbrun]

Nobody loves like one coward loves another. ~~ K. C. Constantine

Love builds highways out of dead ends. ~~ Louis Gittner

It's funny the way most people love the dead … Once you are dead you are made for life. ~~ Jimi Hendrix

For those who love it, cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love. ~~ Craig Claiborne

When I write love songs, people think they're really soppy -- but I see love as a consolation for the boredom of life. ~~ Martin Gore

Twice or thrice had I loved thee,
Before I knew thy face or name. ~~ John Donne [Air and Angels]

Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the others ~~ Miguel de Cervantes

In all religiousness there lurks the suspicion that we invented the story that God Loves us. ~~ Sebastian Moore

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular. ~~ Robert Frost

Oh, how I love the Earth and everything in it, life and death. And men. One can think of nothing finer, or nicer, than men … their wars, their concentration camps, their justice. ~~ Marcel Ayme

In love there are no vacations … No such thing. Love has to be lived fully with its boredom and all that. ~~ Marguerite Duras

The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness. ~~ Victor Hugo

The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love. ~~ W. Somerset Maugham

Come live with me, and be my love,
And we will some new pleasures prove
Of golden sands, and crystal brooks,
With silken lines, and silver hooks. ~~ John Donne

A great writer is, so to speak, a second government in his country. And for that reason no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones. ~~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first loves. ~~ George Santayana

When you say you are in love with humanity, you are well satisfied with yourself. ~~ Luigi Pirandello

Hell, Madame, is to love no longer. ~~ George Bernanos

When a man or woman loves to brood over a sorrow and takes care to keep it green in their memory, you may be sure it is no longer a pain to them. ~~ Jerome K. Jerome

I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps. ~~ Peggy Noonan

Love is like longing, and energy. It's like magnetism, it's like gravity. And at its highest it's about spiritual salvation. ~~ Pete Townshend

Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists. ~~ Anita Brookner

I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone. ~~ John Updike

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. ~~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Constancy in love is a perpetual inconstancy, in which the heart attaches itself successively to each of the lover's qualities, giving preference now to one, now to another. ~~ La Rochefoucauld

The music business was not safe, but it was FUN. It was like falling in love with a woman you know is bad for you, but you love every minute with her, anyway. ~~ Lionel Richie

One must love a cat on its own terms. ~~ Peter Gray

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind. ~~ William Hazlitt

No deep and strong feeling, such as we may come across here and there in the world, is unmixed with compassion. The more we love, the more the object of our love seems to us to be a victim. ~~ Boris Pasternak

Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it. ~~ Russell Baker

Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you -- gently, with love, and hand your life back to you. ~~ Tennessee Williams

The best way to know God is to love many things. ~~ Vincent Van Gogh

Nobody loves me but my mother, and she could be jivin', too. ~~ B. B. King

We don't love qualities, we love persons, sometimes for their defects as well as for their qualities. ~~ Jacques Maritain

Ah Christ, that it were possible
For one short hour to see
The souls we loved, that they might tell us
What and where they be. ~~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The chimerical pursuit of perfection is always linked to some important deficiency, frequently the inability to love. ~~ Bernard Grasset

Only cat lovers know the luxury of fur-coated, musical hot water bottles that never go cold. ~~ Susanne Millen

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved; it is God's finger on man's shoulder. ~~ Charles Morgan

Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure. ~~ Lord Byron

Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power. ~~ Bertrand Russell

The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia. ~~ Elbert Hubbard

He fell in love with himself at first sight, and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Self-love seems so often unrequited. ~~ Anthony Powell

The pig complained to the cow saying, "I know you give milk, but I give pork, pigskin, and even my bristles are used for brushes. Why are you loved so much more?" "Maybe," the cow said sweetly, "it's because I give while I'm still alive."

I love [quotations] because it is a joy to find thoughts you might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognizably wiser than oneself. ~~ Marlene Dietrich

We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair. ~~ Mignon McLaughlin

A cat does not want all the world to love her -- only those she has chosen to love. ~~ Helen Thomson

He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage: he won't encounter many rivals. ~~ Georg Lichtenberg

… to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part. ~~ The Book of Common Prayer

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

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity. ~~ George Bernard Shaw

Love may not be altogether blind. Perhaps there are times when it cannot bear to look. ~~ Unattributed

We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it; or worse, they might. ~~ Mignon McLaughlin

It's too much to ask one to love his enemy. Let's compromise on forgetting him. ~~ William C. Hunter

The … family seems to have two predominant functions: to provide warmth and love in time of need and to drive each other insane. ~~ Donald G. Smith

Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality. ~~ Theodor Reik

All passions are extinguished with old age; self-love never dies. ~~ Unattributed

[The lover says:] How beautiful you are, now that you love me. ~~ Marlene Dietrich

Enemies, as well as lovers, come to resemble each other over a period of time. ~~ Sydney J. Harris

Immature love says, "I love you because I need you." Mature love says, "I need you because I love you." ~~ Mignon McLaughlin

I would like to have engraved inside every wedding band "Be kind to one another." This is the Golden Rule of Marriage and the secret of making love last through the years. ~~ Randolph Ray

If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question? ~~ Lily Tomlin

The love that dare not speak its name has become the neurosis that does not know when to shut up. ~~ Time Magazine

A good front is half the battle in love or war. ~~ Kin Hubbard

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

[On his deathbed:] Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuse are for all -- the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved. ~~ Mark Twain

Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without. ~~ Unattributed

Life is just one damn thing after another, and love is two damn fools after each other. ~~ Old Postcard

Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin
As self-neglecting. ~~ William Shakespeare [Henry V]

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. ~~ Mignon McLaughlin

Poets generally love cats -- because poets have no delusions about their own superiority. ~~ Marion Garretty

To bemoan the messiness of politics is not just a folly; it betrays a dangerous impatience with basic human realities. It is like becoming disturbed that people do not fall in love sensibly -- and so deciding to computerize the problem. ~~ Theodore Roszak

One often passes from love to ambition but rarely returns from ambition to love. ~~ La Rochefoucauld

The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage. ~~ Joseph Conrad

We often choose a friend as we do a mistress -- for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love. ~~ William Hazlitt

People who lose their parents when young are permanently in love with them. ~~ Aharon Appelfeld

[Long hair] is considered bohemian, which may be why I grew it, but I keep it long because I love the way it feels, part cloak, part fan, part mane, part security blanket. ~~ Marge Piercy

Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know they real truth about his or her love affairs. ~~ Rebecca West

I'm beginning to think that maybe it's not just how much you love someone. Maybe what matters is who you are when you're with them. ~~ The Accidental Tourist (film, 1988)

Time is
Too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love
Time is not. ~~ Henry Van Dyke

Friend: One who knows all about you and loves you just the same. ~~ Unattributed

The last time I saw him he was walking down Lover's Lane holding his own hand. ~~ Fred Allen

I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. ~~ Rita Rudner

Much as we might wish to believe otherwise, universal love and the welfare of the species as a whole are concepts which simply do not make evolutionary sense. ~~ Richard Dawkins

Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves. ~~ Lord Chesterfield

I love cats. I love their grace and their elegance. I love their independence and their arrogance, and the way they lie and look at you, summing you up, surely to your detriment, with that unnerving, unwinking, appraising stare. ~~ Joyce Stranger

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth. ~~ Joseph Joubert

All dope can do for you is kill you … the long hard way. And it can kill the people you love right along with you. ~~ Billie Holiday

… love without esteem cannot go far or reach high. It is an angel with only one wing. ~~ Alexandre Dumas (fils)

One is very crazy when in love. ~~ Sigmund Freud (see Said Who?)

[On love:] I have no respect for anyone who says they've given up, or that they're not looking or that they're tired. That is to abrogate one's responsibility as a human being. ~~ Harlan Ellison

Love is not blind -- it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less. ~~ Rabbi Julius Gordon

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. ~~ Harriet Van Horne

Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market. ~~ Erich Fromm

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

To some blind souls all cats are much alike. To a cat lover every cat from the beginning of time has been utterly and amazingly unique. ~~ Jenny de Vries

Friends LOVE misery, in fact. Sometimes, especially if we are too luck or too successful or too pretty, our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends. ~~ Erica Jong

My neighbor
doesn't want to be loved
as much as
he wants to be envied. ~~ Irving Layton

Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place. ~~ Ice-T

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection … that one is prepared in the end to be defeated and broken up by life, which is the inevitable price of fastening one's love upon other human individuals. ~~ George Orwell

I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged. ~~ Bob Dylan

Golf is like a love affair: if you don't take it seriously, it's no fun. If you do take it seriously, it breaks your heart. ~~ Arnold Daly

Some pray to marry the man they love, my prayer will somewhat vary: I humbly pray to heaven above that I love the man I marry. ~~ Rose Pastor Stokes

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

There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens can not cure. ~~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage. ~~ Martin Luther

Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, TO MAKE TRUTH LAUGH, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth. ~~ Umberto Eco

The Church welcomes technological progress and receives it with love, for it is an indubitable fact that technological progress comes from God and, therefore, can and must lead to Him. ~~ Pope Pius XII

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning "Good morning" at total strangers. ~~ Maya Angelou

Traveling is like flirting with life. It's like saying, "I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station."

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

The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don't buy love for nothing. Like all pure creatures, cats are practical. ~~ William S. Burroughs

Youth is not enough. And love is not enough. And success is not enough. And, if we could achieve it, enough would not be enough. ~~ Mignon McLaughlin

Kindness and intelligence don't always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships. ~~ Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

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

Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore, we must be saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore, we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love. ~~ Reinhold Niebuhr [The Irony of American History]

In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others. ~~ Andre Maurois

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. ~~ Douglas Adams

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. ~~ William Lyon Phelps

Only little boys and old men sneer at love. ~~ Louis Auchincloss

It's not love's going hurts my days
But that it went in little ways. ~~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

Hate the sin and love the sinner. ~~ Mohandas Gandhi

Man is the only animal that eats when he is not hungry, drinks when he is not thirsty, and makes love at all seasons. ~~ Unattributed

The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out. ~~ James Baldwin

If we all discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to tell them that they loved them. ~~ Christopher Morley

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others! ~~ William Hazlitt

People love to admit they have bad handwriting or that they can't do math. And they will readily admit to being awkward: I'm such a klutz! But they will never admit to having a poor sense of humor or being a bad driver. ~~ George Carlin

It is our will
That thus enchaines us to permitted ill --
We might be otherwise -- we might be all
We dream of happy, high majestical.
Where is the love, beauty and truth we seek,
But in our mind? ~~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

Four snakes gliding up and down a hollow for no purpose that I could see -- not to eat, not for love, but only gliding. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

All's fair in love and war. ~~ Francis Edward Smedley

Would you hurt a man keenest, strike at his self-love. ~~ Lewis Wallace

I'm tired of Love: I'm still more tired of Rhyme. But Money gives me pleasure all the time. ~~ Hilaire Belloc

My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one. ~~ Groucho Marx

I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise. ~~ Noel Coward

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love, or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies? ~~ Erich Fromm

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable. ~~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The bonds that unite another person to ourselves exist only in our mind. Memory as it grows fainter relaxes them, and notwithstanding the illusion by which we would fain be cheated and with which, out of love, friendship, politeness, deference, duty, we cheat other people, we exist alone. Man is the creature that cannot emerge from himself, that knows his fellows only in himself; when he asserts the contrary, he is lying. ~~ Marcel Proust

I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart. ~~ Jerome K. Jerome

The secret of good cooking is first, having a love of it … If you're convinced cooking is drudgery, you're never going to be any good at it, and you might as well warm up something frozen. ~~ James Beard

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. ~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. ~~ Benjamin Franklin

After all, my erstwhile dear,
My no longer cherished,
Need we say it was no love,
Just because it perished? ~~ Edna St. Vincent Millay (see Said Who?)

Trouble is part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough. ~~ Dinah Shore

Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love. ~~ William Shakespeare

I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning. ~~ Izaak Walton

Whatever meaning Annie's Song had for me on a personal level, there was also a larger context … It could just as easily have been about love for a brother. Or a father. Or a friend. It could just as easily have been a prayer. ~~ John Denver

Gratitude, like love, is never a dependable international emotion. ~~ Joseph Alsop

The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order that I may love myself is very different from the image which I try to create in the minds of others in order that they may love me. ~~ W. H. Auden

It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor. ~~ Eric Hoffer

So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend. ~~ Robert Louis Stevenson

There is no love sincerer than the love of food. ~~ George Bernard Shaw

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

However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in Paradise. Love your life. ~~ Henry David Thoreau

Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul, but his life. ~~ G. K. Chesterton

If this world affords true happiness, it is to be found in a home where love and confidence increase with the years, where the necessities of life come without severe strain, where luxuries enter only after their cost has been carefully considered. ~~ A. Edward Newton

A flower falls even though we love it. A weed grows even though we don't love it. ~~ Dogen

Do not inflict your will. Just give love. The soul will take that love and put it where it can best be used. ~~ Emmanuel

Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you. ~~ Samuel Johnson

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. ~~ G. K. Chesterton

The love of justice in most men is simply the fear of suffering injustice. ~~ Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Love is friendship set on fire. ~~ Jeremy Taylor

Love your neighbor, but don't tear down the fence. ~~ German proverb

Love and respect woman. Look to her not only for comfort, but for strength and inspiration and the doubling of your intellectual and moral powers. Blot out from your mind any idea of superiority; you have none. ~~ Joseph Mazzini

Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate. ~~ Addison Mizner

We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love. ~~ Madame De Stael

True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked. ~~ Erich Segal

A day out-of-doors, someone I loved to talk with, a good book and some simple food and music -- that would be rest. ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. ~~ Robert Henri

Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings. ~~ Oliver Herford

My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. ~~ Abraham Lincoln

If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think, they'll hate you. ~~ Don Marquis

No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved. ~~ Mignon McLaughlin

Love is like war; easy to begin but very hard to stop. ~~ H. L. Mencken

The incomparable stupidity of life teaches us to love our parents; divine philosophy teaches us to forgive them. ~~ Baron de Montesquieu

One advantage of marriage, it seems to me, is that when you fall out of love with him, or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you maybe fall in love again. ~~ Judith Viorst

The reason people sweat is so they won't catch fire when making love. ~~ Don Rose

If I love you, what business is it of yours? ~~ Johann von Goethe

Love is what you've been through with somebody. ~~ James Thurber

The Russians love Brooke Shield because her eyebrows remind them of Leonid Brezhnev. ~~ Robin Williams

Critics? I love every bone in their heads. ~~ Eugene O'Neill

You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about -- the more you have left when anything happens. ~~ Ethel Barrymore

What's terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better. ~~ Doris Lessing

[Iraqi radio announcement to Gulf War troops:] While you are away, movie stars are taking your women. Robert Redford is dating your girlfriend, Tom Selleck is kissing your lady, Bart Simpson is making love to your wife. ~~ Baghdad Betty

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. ~~ Josh Billings

Love is the answer … What was the question? ~~ Joe Moore

We like someone because. We love someone although. ~~ Henri De Montherlant

Enemies, as well as lovers, come to resemble each other over a period of time. ~~ Sydney J. Harris

Love of God is not always the same as love of good. ~~ Hermann Hesse

I love my country too much to be a nationalist. ~~ Albert Camus

The bravest thing that men do is love women. ~~ Mort Sahl

You've got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body's sermon on how to behave. ~~ Billie Holiday

I love her and she loves me, and we hate each other with a wild hatred born of love. ~~ August Strindberg

Love just doesn't sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; re-made all the time, made new. ~~ Ursula K. LeGuin

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

It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did. ~~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Families are about love overcoming emotional torture. ~~ Matt Groening

I'm in trouble because I'm normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don't like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself. ~~ Mike Tyson

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. ~~ Ella Fitzgerald

It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. ~~ M. F. K. Fisher

To love what you do and feel that it matters -- how could anything be more fun? ~~ Katharine Graham

Doubt of the reality of love ends by making us doubt everything. ~~ Henri Frederic Amiel

To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the marriage cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up. ~~ Ogden Nash

Love thy neighbor but choose your neighborhood. ~~ Louise Beal

Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love… ~~ Dean Koontz [Fear Nothing]

The greatest gift a parent can give a child is unconditional love. As a child wanders and strays, finding his bearings, he needs a sense of absolute love from a parent. There's nothing wrong with tough love, as long as the love is unconditional. ~~ George Bush

We love those who know the worst of us and don't turn their faces away. ~~ Walker Percy

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

The giving of love is an education in itself. ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt

It's easy to halve the potato where there's love. ~~ Irish proverb

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

Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever. ~~ June Masters Bacher

Love endures only when the lovers love many things together and not merely each other. ~~ Walter Lippmann

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork. ~~ Pearl Bailey

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. ~~ Paul Sweeney

Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it. ~~ Josh Billings

He prayeth best who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all. ~~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, I was wrong. ~~ Sydney J. Harris

You can't trust a promise someone makes while they're drunk, in love, hungry, or running for office. ~~ Joe Moore

Oh, I have loved him too much to feel no hate for him. ~~ August Strindberg

… our nature and purpose is … to love and to make love, to take joy from the beauty of the world, to live with an awareness that the future is not as real a place for any one of us as are the present and the past. ~~ Dean Koontz [Fear Nothing]

In love of home, the love of country has its rise. ~~ Charles Dickens [The Old Curiosity Shop]

I knew from the start if I left a woman I really loved -- the Great Society -- in order to fight that bitch of a war [in Vietnam] … then I would lose everything at home. My hopes … my dreams. ~~ Lyndon Baines Johnson

A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind. ~~ Richard Dehmel

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate -- it's apathy. ~~ Leo Buscaglia

Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better. ~~ Sydney J. Harris

From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings. ~~ Helen Hayes

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. ~~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Money is a strange thing. It ranks with love as our greatest source of joy, and with death as our greatest source of anxiety. ~~ Joe Moore

We are an arrogant species, full of terrible potential, but we also have a great capacity for love, friendship, generosity, kindness, faith, hope, and joy. ~~ Dean Koontz [Fear Nothing]

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. ~~ Saint Francis of Assisi [attributed]

[Richard] Nixon lied to gain love, to shore up his grandiose fantasies, to bolster his ever-wavering sense of identity. He lied in attack, hoping to win … and always he lied, and this most aggressively, to deny that he lied. ~~ Fawn Brodie

I love to go to Washington -- if only to be near my money. ~~ Bob Hope

For Mercy has a human heart,
Pity, a human face,
And Love, the human form divine,
And Peace, the human dress. ~~ William Blake [Songs of Innocence]

God is Love -- I dare say. But what a mischievous devil Love is! ~~ Samuel Butler

Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering. ~~ Fedor Dostoevski

I love those who yearn for the impossible. ~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness. ~~ George Sand

This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver. ~~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Swiftly arose and spread around me the peace and knowledge that pass all the argument of the earth,

And I know that the hand of God is the promise of my own,
And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own,
And that all the men ever born are also my brothers, and the women my sisters and lovers,
And that a kelson of the creation is love. ~~ Walt Whitman [Leaves of Grass]

Marriage: love, honor, and negotiate. ~~ Joe Moore

When an American says that he loves his country, he ... means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect. ~~ Adlai E. Stevenson

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. ~~ W. H. Auden

I love tranquil solitude
And such society
As is quiet, wise, and good. ~~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. ~~ William Hazlitt

As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. ~~ James Lane Allen

I love all beauteous things,
I seek and adore them;
God hath no better praise,
And man in his hasty days
Is honored for them. ~~ Robert Bridges [Shorter Poems]