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Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
-- Comte DeBussy-Rabutin
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
-- Thomas Fuller
Age is like love. It cannot be hidden.
Ah, love, let us be true to one another! For the world, which seems to lie before us like a land of dreams, so various, so beautiful, so new, hath really neither joy, nor love, not light nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain.
-- Matthew Arnold
All that you are, all that I owe to you, justifies my love, and nothing, not even you, would keep me from adoring you.
-- Marquis de Lafayette
All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
-- Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Anything less than mad, passionate, extraordinary love is a waste of time. There are too many mediocre things in life to deal with and love should not be one of them.
At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
-- La Bruyere
Before holding another in any other way, you should first hold them in your heart. Love and affection start there, and everything else that is really important comes from that point.
-- Steve Ulrich
Before one can know what love really is one must have a fall and then pick oneself up.
-- Leo Tolstoy
Beware of fate -- it loves to take advantage of anyone who believes in it.
Cancer is so limited, It cannot corrode faith, It cannot shatter hope, It cannot kill friendships, It cannot cripple love, It cannot destroy peace, It cannot silence courage, It cannot suppress memories, It cannot conquer the spirit.
Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.
-- James Allen
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
-- Harold S. Hubert
Courage is required if love is to be given.
Creation of woman from the rib of man: She was not made from his head to top him; nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him; but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only life can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.
-- Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
-- Leo Buscaglia
Democracy, like love, can survive almost any attack -- except neglect and indifference.
Do all things with love.
-- Og Mandino
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