Not My Own Work

Love is never wanting to lose faith, never wanting to give up, and never truly moving on. Love is knowing and praying in the deepest part of what's left of your heart that they feel the same.

--Courtney Jo Wright

Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.

--Mark Overby

The ones that you love the most are usually the ones that hurt you the most.

--kati tgj

Love makes time pass; time makes love pass.

--French Proverb

If a relationship is to evolve, it must go through a series of endings.

--Lisa Moriyama

To say the truth, reason and love keep little company together now-a-days.

--William Shakespeare

The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.

--Francois De La Rochefoucauld

I hold it true, whatever befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.

--Lord Alfred Tennyson

n endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality....The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.

--George Santayana

There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate it where it does not.

--Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.

--Leo Buscaglia

An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.

--Harold Lokes

Two separate, distinct personalities, not separate at all, but inextricably bound, soul and body and mind, to each other, how did we get so far apart so fast?

--Judith Guest

Pushing away doesn't cause things to come together, all it causes is for things to be pushed away.

--Shea McCullagh

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

--Dr. Karl Menninger

We always believe our first love is our last, and our last love our first.

--George John Whyte-Melville

Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are.

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.

--St. Augustine

"In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities."

--Janos Arnay

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."


"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."

--Robert Heinlein

"Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."

--Oliver Wendell Holmes

"It's so easy, To think about Love, To Talk about Love, To wish for Love, But it's not always easy, To recognize Love, Even when we hold it.... In our hands."


"... See there's this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It's the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me."

--Gretchen Kemp

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

--Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away; and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart."

--Robert Sexton

"The most wonderful of all things in life is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a growing 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, and the most wonderful of all things in life."

--Sir Hugh Walpole

"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

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

--Sam Keen

"Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals."

--J. Isham

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."

--Lao Tzu

"Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it."

--Thomas Fuller

"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

"Come, let us make love deathless."

--Herbert Trench

"There is no remedy for love but to love more."

--Henry David Thoreau

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