1-I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.  ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

2-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.  ~Natalie Clifford Barney

3-Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain
Of evening rain,
Unrevealed from the tumbling main,
And threading the eye of a yellow star: –
So many times do I love again.
~Thomas Lovell Beddoes

4-What is that it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland

5-“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.” – Peter Ustinov (1921-2004) English Actor, Author, Director

6-“Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly, and without expectation – We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.” – Leo F. Buscaglia (1924-1998) American Psychologist, Author, Educator

7-“But true love is a durable fire, In the mind ever burning, Never sick, never old, never dead, From itself never turning.” – Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618) English Officer, Navigator, Colonizer, Historian, Poet, Courtier

8-“I have loved to the point of madness; That which is called madness, That which to me, Is the only sensible way to love.” – Françoise Sagan (1935-2004) French Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter

9-“I love thee, I love but thee With a love that shall not die Till the sun grows cold And the stars grow old.” – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English Poet, Playwright, Actor

10-“Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.” – Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430AD) Numidian-born Philosopher, Theologian

11- “The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one’s relationship has a glowing depth, beauty and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of Divine accident.” – Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (1884-1941) English Novelist, Critic, Dramatist

12- “Some tension is necessary for the soul to grow, and we can put that tension to good use. We can look for every opportunity to give and receive love, to appreciate nature, to heal our wounds and the wounds of others, to forgive, and to serve.” – Joan Borysenko (American Clinical Psychologist, Author)

13- “The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain signing to it – you and you alone make me feel that I am alive – Other men, it is said, have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.” – George Moore (1852-1933) Irish Writer

14 – “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.” – George Jean Nathan (1882-1958) American Editor, Critic

15 – “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT’S relativity.” – Albert Einstein

16 – “Nothing in this world is single, all things by laws divine in one spirit mix and mingle; why not I with thine?” – Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) English Poet

17 – “Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.” – Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) [Count Lev Tolstoi] Russian Novelist, Moral Philosopher, Mystic

18 – He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.  ~Leo Tolstoy

19 – How did it happen that their lips came together?  How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill?  A kiss, and all was said.  ~Victor Hugo

20 – Let me lie,
let me die on thy snow-covered bosom,
I would eat of thy flesh as a delicate fruit,
I am drunk of its smell, and the scent
of thy tresses
Is a flame that devours.
21 – ~George MooreI will cover you with love when next I see you, with caresses, with ecstasy.  I want to gorge you with all the joys of the flesh, so that you faint and die.  I want you to be amazed by me, and to confess to yourself that you had never even dreamed of such transports…. When you are old, I want you to recall those few hours, I want your dry bones to quiver with joy when you think of them.  ~Gustave Flaubert, letter to wife Louise Colet, 15 August 1846

22 – They who meet on an April night are forever lost in love, if there’s moonlight all about and there’s no moon above.  ~E.Y. “Yip” Harburg and Fred Saidy, dialogue just before the song “Old Devil Moon” in the musical Finian’s Rainbow (Thanks, Katherine!)

23 – “A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendships, all the enjoyment of sense and reason – and indeed all the sweets of life. [The Spectator Magazine]” – Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English Essayist, Poet, Statesman

24 – My heart to you is given:
Oh, do give yours to me;
We’ll lock them up together,
And throw away the key.
~Frederick Saunders

25 – I can no longer think of anything but you.  In spite of myself, my imagination carries me to you.  I grasp you, I kiss you, I caress you, a thousand of the most amorous caresses take possession of me.  ~Honore de Balzac, letter to Evelina Hanska, June 1836

26 – “So dear I love him that with him, All deaths I could endure. Without him, live no life. [Romeo & Juliet]” – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English Poet, Playwright, Actor

27 – See! the mountains kiss high heaven,
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea: –
What are all these kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, Love’s Philosophy

28 – In melody divine,
My heart it beats to rapturous love,
I long to call you mine.
~Author Unknown

29 – [M]y love for you is deathless, it seems to bind me to you with mighty cables that nothing but Omnipotence could break… ~Sullivan Ballou, letter to wife Sarah, 14 July 1861

30 – Once he drew
With one long kiss my whole soul thro’
My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew.
~Alfred Lord Tennyson

31 -I wish I had the gift of making rhymes, for methinks there is poetry in my head and heart since I have been in love with you.  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, letter to wife Sophia, 5 December 1839

32 – I love your hills and I love your dales,
And I love your flocks a-bleating;
but oh, on the heather to lie together,
With both our hearts a-beating!
~John Keats

33 – My debt to you, Belovèd,
Is one I cannot pay
In any coin of any realm
On any reckoning day.
~Jessie B. Rittenhouse

34 – Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire.  ~Napolean Bonaparte, letter to wife Josephine, December 1795

35 – “A simple I love you means more than money.” – Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) American Singer, Actor

36 – Give me a kisse, and to that kisse a score;
Then to that twenty, adde a hundred more;
A thousand to that hundred; so kisse on,
To make that thousand up a million;
Treble that million, and when that is done,
Let’s kisse afresh, as when we first begun.
~Robert Herrick, “To Anthea (III)”

37 – My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, both are infinite.
~William Shakespeare

38 – The Oriole weds his mottled mate,
The Lily weds the bee;
Heaven’s marriage ring is round the earth,
Let me bind thee?
~Author Unknown

39 – “Soul meets soul on lover’s lips.” – Percy Bysshe Shelly (1792-1822) English Romantic Poet

40 – I have found men who didn’t know how to kiss.
I’ve always found time to teach them.
~ by Mae West ~”Let the world stop turning, Let the sun stop burning, Let them tell me love’s not worth going through. If it all falls apart, I will know deep in my heart, The only dream that mattered had come true …In this life I was loved by you.” – Bette Midler (1945~) American Singer. Entertainer, Actor

41 – “Love looks through a telescope; envy through a microscope.” – Josh Billings (1818-1885) [Henry Wheeler Shaw] American Humorist

42 – “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep. The more I give thee, the more I have, For both are infinite.” – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English Poet, Playwright, Actor

43 – “Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894) American Poet, Wit, Essayist, Scholar

44 – “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American Poet, Essayist

45 – “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.” – Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180AD) Roman Emperor, Philosopher

46 – “This story is about truth, beauty, freedom; but above all things, this story is about love.” – Moulin Rouge (The Movie)

47 – “Love: A temporary insanity, curable by marriage. [The Devil’s Dictionary]” – Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913) American Author, Editor, Journalist

48 – “To be in love is merely to be In a state of perpetual anesthesia: To mistake an ordinary young man for a Greek god Or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.” – Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American Editor, Author, Critic, Humorist

49 – “If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you and may posterity forget that ye were once our countrymen.” – Samuel Adams (1722-1803) American Revolutionary, Statesman

50 – “LOVE: The irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910) [Samuel Clemens] American Author, Humorist

51 – “Faults are thick where love is thin.” – English Proverb

52 – “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) American Novelist, Playwright, Anthropologist

53 – “The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.” – Stephen Edwin King (1947~) American Writer

54 – “To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.” – Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) Argentinean Author

55 – “Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning (1812-1889) English Poet

56 – “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer (1940~) American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer

57 – “Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?” – Cinderella (The Fairytale)

58 – “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1883) English Poet Laureate

59 -“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Annie (The Movie)

60 – “If you have it [love], you don’t need to have anything else. If you don’t have it, it doesn’t matter much what else you have.” – Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) Scottish Journalist, Writer, Dramatist

61 – “When love speaks, the voice of all the gods Make heaven drowsy with the harmony. [Love’s Labor’s Lost]” – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English Poet, Playwright, Actor

62 – “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 eternity.” – Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933) American Clergyman, Writer

63 – “Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely.” – Hawkeye, MASH (Television Show)

64 – “Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.” – Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French Author, Lyric Poet, Dramatist

65 – “Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English Essayist, Poet, Statesman

66 – “We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen

67 -“Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can’t help but smile on it.” – Josh Billings (1818-1885) [Henry Wheeler Shaw] American Humorist

68 – “The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.” – Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French Author, Lyric Poet, Dramatist

69 – “Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.” – Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) Czechoslovakian-born German Lyric Poet

70 – “How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-born American Physicist

71 – “I have found men who didn’t know how to kiss. I’ve always found time to teach them.” – Mae West (1893-1980) American Actor, Writer

72 – “Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.” – Leo F. Buscaglia (1924-1998) American Psychologist, Author, Educator

73 – “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn Is to love and be loved in return. [Unforgettable]” – Nat King Cole (1919-1965) American Singer, Pianist

74 – “The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman’s heart.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881) American Author

75 – “Men always want to be a woman’s first love – What (women) like is to be a man’s last romance.” – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish Author, Poet, Wit, Dramatist

76 – “If music be the food of love; play on.” – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English Poet, Playwright, Actor

77 – “Life is a flower of which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French Author, Lyric Poet, Dramatist

78 – “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944) French Aviator, Writer

79 – “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.” – Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English Essayist, Poet, Statesman

80 – “To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.” – Francois Mauriac (1885-1970) French Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Playwright

81 – “Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.” – Voltaire (1694-1778) [Francois-Marie Arouet] French Philosopher, Historian, Writer

82 – “Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell There God is dwelling too.” – William Blake (1757-1827) English Poet, Mystic, Painter

83 – “He who love touches walks not in darkness.” – Plato (427-347BC) Greek Philosopher

84 – “You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) English Poet

85 – “For you see, each day I love you more Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” – Rosemonde Gerard

86 – “We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.” – Anais Nin (1914-1977) French-born American Novelist, Dancer

87- “For not many men, the proverb saith, can love a friend whom fortune prospereth unenvying.” – Aeschylus (525-456BC) Greek Dramatist, Tragic Poet

88 – “Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.” – W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) English Novelist, Playwright

89 – “Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) German-born Swiss Novelist, Poet

90 – “Love is the only gold.” – Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1883) English Poet Laureate

91 – “Love comfortheth like sunshine after rain.” – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English Poet, Playwright, Actor

92 – “You say that love is nonsense – I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day; a long strain on one’s nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.” – Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918) American Historian

93 – “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.” – Anouk Aimee (1932~) French Actor

94 – “For Mercy has a human heart, Pity, a human face, And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress.” – William Blake (1757-1827) English Poet, Mystic, Painter

95 – “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 (1875-1926) Czechoslovakian-born German Lyric Poet

96 – “Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.” – Diane Ackerman (1948~) American Poet, Writer, Social Worker

97 – “Soul meets soul on lover’s lips.” – Percy Bysshe Shelly (1792-1822) English Romantic Poet

98 – “All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919) American Writer, Poet, Journalist

99 – “One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.” – Sophocles (495-406BC) Greek Dramatist

100 – “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand (1804-1876) [Madame Dudevant] French Novelist

101 – “Hearts are not to be had as a gift – hearts are to be earned.” – William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) Irish Poet, Revivalist of Irish Literature

102 – “Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.” – Mother Teresa (1910-1997) Albanian-born Roman Catholic Missionary

103 – “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 (1564-1616) English Poet, Playwright, Actor

104 – “The life and love we create is the life and love we live.” – Leo F. Buscaglia (1924-1998) American Psychologist, Author, Educator

105 – “Let the world stop turning, Let the sun stop burning, Let them tell me love’s not worth going through. If it all falls apart, I will know deep in my heart, The only dream that mattered had come true …In this life I was loved by you.” – Bette Midler (1945~) American Singer. Entertainer, Actor

106 – Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.~William Shakespeare

  • 107 – If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I. ~Michel de Montaigne
  • 108 – Love is like a life where neither every way is easy nor we get happiness on every turn. But if we do not leave life, we should we leave love.
  • 109 – Love is a beautiful feeling which we can’t express in words.
  • 110 – Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, never… never forget it.
  • 111 – True love” isn’t so much a dreamy feeling that you have as it is an enduring commitment to give sacrificially –even, or perhaps especially, when you don’t feel like it….William R. Mattox, Jr.
  • 112 – I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same kind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of literature and speech and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear……George Eliot, British Novelist
  • 113 – Love is Life.
  • 114 – Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, never… never forget it.~Curtis Judalet
  • 115 – Just because you know someone doesn’t mean you love them,
    and just because you don’t know people doesn’t mean you can’t
    love them. You can fall in love with a complete stranger in a
    heartbeat, if God planned that route for you. So open your heart
    to strangers more often. You never know when God will throw
    that pass at you…..Heather Grove
  • 116 – Love never dies a naturaldeath. 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 withering, of tarnishing…..Anais Nin
  • 117 – Enjoy the Spring of Love and Youth, to some good angel leave the rest; For Time will teach thee soon the truth, there are no birds in last year’s nest!…..Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • 118 – Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common-sense…..Helen Rowland
  • 119 – Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished……Goethe
  • 120 – “We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.” – Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) English Statesman, Author, Prime Minister (1868, 1874-80)

    121 – “The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.” – Hubert Horatio Humphrey (1911-1978) American Politician

    122 – “I’d like to run away From you, But if you didn’t come And find me – I would die.” – Dame Shirley Bassey (1937~) Welsh Singer

    123 – “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Blind/Deaf Author, Lecturer, Amorist

    124 – “Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) English Poet

    125 – “A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.” – Woodrow Wyatt (1918~) English Journalist

    126 – “Even though there may be times It seems I’m far away Never wonder where I am ‘Cause I am always by your side. [The Power of Love]” – Celine Dion (1968~) Canadian Quebecois Singer

    127 – “Paradise is always where love dwells.” – Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825) German Novelist, Writer, Aesthetician”There are three things that last: faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love.” – Bible, I Corinthians 13:13

    128 – “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.” – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish Author, Poet, Wit, Dramatist

    129 – “To live without loving is to not really live.” – Moliere (1622-1673) [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] French Dramatist, Actor

    130 – “Love is the flower – you’ve got to let grow.” – John Lennon (1940-1980) English Singer, Song Writer, Musician

    131 – “Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens (1812-1870) English Novelist

    132 – “A bell’s not a bell ’til you ring it – A song’s not a song ’til you sing it – Love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay – Love isn’t love ’til you give it away!” – Oscar Hammerstein (1895-1960) American Song Writer

    133 – “Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.” – Michael Leunig (1945~) Cartoonist

    134 – “I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.” – Sir Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) Bengali Poet, Novelist, Composer

    135 – “In all the world there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” – Maya Angelou (1928~) American Actor, Author

    136 –  “The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.” – Pearl Bailey (1918-1990) American Actor, Singer

    137 – “No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.” – Francois Mauriac (1885-1970) French Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Playwright

    138 – “Perfect love is rare indeed – for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.” – Leo F. Buscaglia (1924-1998) American Psychologist, Author, Educator

    139 – “The risk it takes to remain tight inside the bud is more painful than the risk it takes to blossom.” – Anais Nin (1914-1977) French-born American Novelist, Dancer

    140 -“The quarrels of lovers are like summer storms. Everything is more beautiful when they have passed.” – Suzanne Necker

    141 – “Love is an ideal thing, marriage is a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

    142 – “Love is a great beautifier.” – Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) American Novelist, Children’s Writer

    143 –  “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings (1818-1885) [Henry Wheeler Shaw] American Humorist
    144 – “The quarrels of lovers are like summer storms. Everything is more beautiful when they have passed.” – Suzanne Necker

    145 – “Love is an ideal thing, marriage is a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

    146 – “Love is a great beautifier.” – Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) American Novelist, Children’s Writer

    147 – “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings (1818-1885) [Henry Wheeler Shaw] American Humorist

    148 – “We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.” – W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) English Novelist, Playwright

    149 – “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) English Poet

    150 – “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 (1910-1997) Albanian-born Roman Catholic Missionary

    151 – “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.” – Stephen Laurence ‘Steve’ Winwood (1948~) British Musician, Singer

    152 – “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn Is just to love and be loved in return. [Moulin Rouge]” – Eden Ahbez (1909-1995) American Songwriter

    153 – “What we need to know about loving is no great mystery. We all know what constitutes loving behavior; we need but act upon it, not continually question it. Over-analysis often confuses the issue and in the end brings us no closer to insight. We sometimes become too busy classifying, separating, and examining, to remember that love is easy. It’s we who make it complicated.” – Leo F. Buscaglia (1924-1998) American Psychologist, Author, Educator”Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.” – Erich Fromm (1900-1980) German-American Psychoanalyst, Social Philosopher

    153 – “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao-Tzu (604-531BC) Chinese Philosopher, Co-founder of Taoism

    154 – “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it sight, For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night. [Romeo and Juliet]” – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English Poet, Playwright, Actor

    155 – “The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re still alive.” – Orlando A. Battista (1917~) Canadian-American Chemist, Author

    156 – “I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion – I have shudder’d at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr’d for my religion Love is my religion And I could die for that. I could die for you.” – John Keats (1795-1821) English Poet

    157 – “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 Green Hubbard (1856-1915) American Writer, Printer, Businessman

    158 -“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.” – Bruce Lee (1940-1973) Chinese-American Actor, Director, Martial Artist

    158 – “I love you – those three words have my life in them.” – Alexandrea to Nicholas III

    159 – “Love is that condition in which The happiness of another person Is essential to your own. [Stranger in a Strange Land]” – Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) American Science Fiction Writer

    160 -“Tenderness emerges from the fact that the two persons, longing, as all individuals do, to overcome the separateness and isolation to which we are all heir because we are individuals, can participate in a relationship that, for the moment, is not of two isolated selves but a union.” – Rollo May (1909-1994) American Psychotherapist”Love is a many splendid thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love!” – Moulin Rouge (The Movie)

    161 – “Love asks me no questions, And gives me endless support.” – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English Poet, Playwright, Actor

    162 – “Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944) French Aviator, Writer

    163 – “You can give without loving, But you cannot love without giving.” – Amy Carmichael (1867-1951) Irish Missionary

    164 – “Romantic love is a passionate spiritual-emotional-sexual attachment between a man and a woman that reflects a high regard for the value of each other’s person.” – Nathaniel Branden (American Psychologist)

    165 – “True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.” – Honore De Balzac (1799-1850) French Novelist

    166 – “To live is like to love – all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it. [Life and love]” – Samuel Butler (1835-1902) English Novelist, Satirist, Scholar

    167 – “We can only learn to love by loving.” – Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) English Novelist, Philosopher

    168 – “And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.” – Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) Lebanese-born American Mystic Poet, Painter

    169 – “When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.” – Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) Irish NovelistYou were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) English Poet

    170 – “For you see, each day I love you more Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” – Rosemonde Gerard

    171 – “We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.” – Anais Nin (1914-1977) French-born American Novelist, Dancer

    172 – “For not many men, the proverb saith, can love a friend whom fortune prospereth unenvying.” – Aeschylus (525-456BC) Greek Dramatist, Tragic Poet

    173 – “Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.” – W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) English Novelist, Playwright

    174 – “Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) German-born Swiss Novelist, Poet

    175 – “Love is the only gold.” – Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1883) English Poet Laureate”Love comfortheth like sunshine after rain.” – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English Poet, Playwright, Actor

    176 – “You say that love is nonsense – I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day; a long strain on one’s nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.” – Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918) American Historian

    178 – “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.” – Anouk Aimee (1932~) French Actor

    179 – “For Mercy has a human heart, Pity, a human face, And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress.” – William Blake (1757-1827) English Poet, Mystic, Painter

    180 – “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 (1875-1926) Czechoslovakian-born German Lyric Poet

    181 – “Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.” – Diane Ackerman (1948~) American Poet, Writer, Social Worker

    182 – “Love is a many splendid thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love!” – Moulin Rouge (The Movie)”The heart is the place where we live our passions. It is frail and easily broken, but wonderfully resilient. There is no point in trying to deceive the heart. It depends upon our honesty for its survival. [Born For Love]” – Leo F. Buscaglia (1924-1998) American Psychologist, Author, Educator

    183 – “Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another’s heart, or its flame burns low.” – Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American Preacher, Orator, Writer

    184 – “The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.” – Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) American Novelist

    185 – “The greatest tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.” – W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) English Novelist, Playwright

    186 – “The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman’s heart.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881) American Author

    187 – “Men always want to be a woman’s first love – What (women) like is to be a man’s last romance.” – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish Author, Poet, Wit, Dramatist

    188 – “If music be the food of love; play on.” – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English Poet, Playwright, Actor

    189 – “Life is a flower of which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French Author, Lyric Poet, Dramatist

    190 – “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944) French Aviator, Writer

    “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.” – Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English Essayist, Poet, Statesman