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Love

 

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There are moments in life when you really miss someone so much that you want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real.

 

It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone - but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

 

The ultimate lesson all of us
have to learn is unconditional love,
which includes not only others,
but ourselves as well.
~Author unknown

 

A hug is a great gift... one size fits all.
It can be given for any occasion
and it's easy to exchange.

 

May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive,
which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
 L.O. Baird

 

Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind
blows out a candle, and fans a bonfire.


 
  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

 

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard,

but must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller
 

Real love stories never have endings.
Richard Bach
 

   

The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood.
Ralph Nichols
 

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
While loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu
 

When I was a young man,
I vowed never to marry until
I found the ideal woman.
Well, I found her.
But, alas, she was waiting
for the ideal man.
Robert Schuman
 

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
John Lennon
 

 

You may wish to be loving-- you may even try with all your might-but your love will never be pure unless you are free from resentment. When we are free from resentment, loving is effortless. When we have to try hard to love, this is generally a sign that we are repressing our resentments.
            John Gray  (Men, Women and Relationships)
 

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.  Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:7-8 NIV
 

Things base and vile, holding no quantity,
Love can transpose to form and dignity.
Love looks not with the eye, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
William Shakespeare
 

  

Inside the heart of each and every one of us there is a longing to be understood by someone who really cares. When a person is understood, he or she can put up with almost anything in the world.
 Rev Ed Hird
   

 

Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
Victor Borge
 

Love never claims, it ever gives; love never suffers, never resents, never revenges itself. Where there is love there is life; hatred leads to destruction.
Mahatma Gandhi
 

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Washington Irving
 

I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved
George Eliot
 

Love can hope where reason would despair
George, Lord Lyttleton
 

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
O. A. Battista
 

There are no little events with the heart. It magnifies everything; it places in the same scales the fall of an empire of fourteen years and the dropping of a woman's  glove, and almost always the glove weighs more than the empire.
Honore de Balzac
 

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Oscar Wilde
   
 

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

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
Henry Drummond
 

Once you have learned to love, 
You will have learned to live.
Unknown

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Corinthians 13:4-7
 

Love works in miracles every day: such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy
Marguerite De Valois
 

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

There are three kinds of love, - unselfish, mutual, and selfish. The unselfish love is of the highest kind. The lover only minds the welfare of the beloved and does not care for his own sufferings. In mutual love the lover not only wants the happiness of his beloved but has an eye towards his own happiness also. It is middling. The selfish love is the lowest. It only looks towards its own happiness, no matter whether the beloved suffers weal or woe.
Sri Ramakrishna
 

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
 

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

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

Two things you should NEVER say to the one you love:
"I love you, but..." and "If you loved me, you would..."
Should you really qualify love with conditions?
Unknown.
 

Saying "I Love You" is like a warm fuzzy, it feels good for only a short while. When you tell someone you love them by doing something for them, the message will mean much more and last longer.
Unknown
 

Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.
Samuel Lover
 

 

Relationships of all kinds are like sand held in your hand.  Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold on to some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.
                 Chicken Soup for the Soul


 

What does open us is sharing our vulnerabilities. Sometimes we see a couple who has done this difficult work over a lifetime. In the process, they have grown old together. We can sense the enormous comfort, the shared quality of ease between these people. It is beautiful, and very rare. Without this quality of openness and vulnerability, partners don't really know each other; they are one image living with another image.
                Charlotte Joko Beck


   

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Notice the word *fruit* is singular, yet it list nine. 
                  Galatians 5:22 (NIV)

So there is only one fruit of the Spirit. That fruit is love. 
The others...

 

Joy - love smiling
Peace - love resting
Patience - love waiting
Kindness - love showing itself sensitive to others' feelings
Goodness - love making allowances
Faithfulness - love proving constant
Gentleness - love yielding
Self-control - love triumphing over selfish inclinations

Source Unknown
   

Somethings are loved because they are valuable;
others are valuable because they are loved.
Unknown
 

 

For women, "I love you" is the sweetest phrase in the world. But not every man who says it means it. On the other hand, some men may feel it deeply, but still find it hard to say. There are several reasons these words might stick in a man's throat. The first is that, quite commonly, men have a difficult time expressing the emotions they feel most deeply. Another reason is the words "I love you" might be interpreted as a marriage proposal. So that nothing gets lost in the translation, men with this concern will wait for the time in  which they can back up their words with a lifetime commitment.
                John Gray
 

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

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
 Sam Keen
 

 

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

What the heart has once owned and had, 
it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.  For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it.  For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Ivan Panin
 

We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
   

I hope life treats you kind;
And I hope you have all you've dreamed of
And I wish to you, joy and happiness;
But above all this,  I wish you love.
 Dolly Parton (I Will Always Love You)
 


 

Opposites attract, but after marriage, opposites attack. Most  of the time, we are attracted to people who don't have the things that we have.   Incompatibility is why we get married, but it's also used as a reason to divorce. 

 

What Is Romance?
1. Romance is a state of mind.
2. Romance is an attitude.
3. Romance is about the little things- small loving gestures, hugs, saying "I love you" (and meaning it), and sincere compliments.
                Gregory Godek (1001 Ways To Be Romantic)
 

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens
 

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; 
to serve all, but love only one.
Honore de Balzac
 

You can't force someone to love you; all you can do is become someone who can be loved;

the rest is up the them.
Unknown
   
 

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of  thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
Eleanor Roosevelt
 

 

If one wishes to know love, one must live love, in action. Thoughts, readings and discourse on love are of value only as they present questions to be acted upon.
Leo Buscaglia
 

Falling in love is awfully simple, but falling out of love is simply awful.
Unknown
 

Love at first sight is possible, 
but it pays to take a second look.
Unknown
 

When you ask God for a gift,
Be thankful if he sends,
Not diamonds, pearls or riches,
but the love of real true friends."
Helen Steiner Rice
 

You can always create your own experience of life in a beautiful and enjoyable way if you keep your love turned on within you- regardless of what other people say or do.
Ken Keyes
   

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

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.
Shakespeare
 

Nothing spoils a romance so much 
as a sense of humour in the woman.
Oscar Wilde

True love is knowing a person's faults, and loving them even more for them.
Mandy Hampton
 

Life, the gift of nature
Love, the gift of life
A Kiss, the gift of Love
Unknown
 

We are astonished at thought but sensation is equally wonderful.
Voltaire

 

Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other--it doesn't matter who it is--and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.
Mother Teresa
 

Smile; it the second best thing one can do with one's lips.
Author  unknown
 

A smile is the light in your window that tells others
that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Denis Waitley
 

 

The most painful love there is, is the love left unshown
A love that cannot be expressed, affection left unknown
The love that withholds touching, 
afraid of what it would say
And the most painful thing about unexpressed love is...
it never fades away
Susan Polis Schutz
 

 

For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof; the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke

 

"The heart has its reasons, Where of reason knows nothing."

 Pascal

 

A man is in love when something in his head, something in his and chest and something in
his pants react to a certain woman.




Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.


Love doesn't make the world go round.
Love is what makes the ride wortwhile




Love cures people; both the ones who give it, and the ones who receive it.




My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you'll be happy;
if not, you'll become a philosopher.


No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who
are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.


The essence of true friendship is to make allowances for another's little lapses



Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage
is the triumph of hope over experience


Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.

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