The most famous writers even say the feeling of love can be indescribable. If Ernest Hemingway . “There is never a time or place for true love.
Now, the VOA Special English program, WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.
Today we talk about proverbs. A proverb is a short, well known saying that expresses a common truth or belief. Proverbs are found in most cultures and are often very old.
In American history, Benjamin Franklin was famous for his proverbs. Franklin lived in the seventeen hundreds. He was a leader of the American Revolution against English rule. He was also a scientist, inventor and writer.
For many years, Franklin published a book called "Poor Richard's Almanac." He included many proverbs that he had heard or created. Some of them are still used today. Like this one: "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."
Franklin is also remembered for other proverbs like, "A penny saved is a penny earned." This means that money should not be wasted.
Here are other examples of proverbs that Americans use. The first ones are about love. Some people say, "All is fair in love and war." They mean that anything you do in a relationship or in battle is acceptable.
Another proverb about love is, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." This means you love someone even more when he or she is far away. But other people say, "Out of sight, out of mind." You may not even think about that person when he or she is not with you. Which of these proverbs do you think is most true?
Another proverb says "Love is blind." In other words, when you are in love with someone, you may refuse to see anything bad about that person.
Here is another popular saying about love: "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." Some people believe that a woman can win a man's love if she prepares his favorite foods.
Some people are only interested in having a relationship with someone who is very good-looking. You might tell them that "Beauty is only skin deep." Your girlfriend may be lovely to look at, but she may also have some bad qualities. Or the opposite may be true. Your boyfriend is a wonderful person, but not good-looking. So what a person looks like is not really important.
Another proverb is true in love and war or other situations: "Actions speak louder than words." It means that what you do is more important than what you say.
Sadly, we have no more time for this program. So we must say, "All good things must come to an end."
This VOA Special English program was written by Shelley Gollust. I'm Barbara Klein. Tell us about your favorite proverb. You can send an e-mail to [email protected] Include your name and where you live. And you can find more WORDS AND THEIR STORIES at voaspecialenglish.com.
Even if you have failed in love, these words of wisdom, the wise . "True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen.
It is a jungle out there. Everybody is looking for that elusive one true love. People are willing to try anything from crystal ball gazing to the Ouija board to land a dream partner.
Wouldn't you give anything to find your soul mate? You may have dated a number of people, looking for that perfect combination of qualities that are right for you. You wistfully wonder whether you are going to get a sign from the heavens when you find love. Marriage is, after all, made in heaven, right? So why are the wedding bells not ringing for you yet?
True love is so precious that it is said, "If you find true love, make sure you learn to keep it." So if you have embarked on a treasure hunt to find the perfect love, the following quotes about finding love should direct you in your quest.
No one knows from whose lips these words might have fallen, but they may help you in your quest for the perfect soulmate. If you're feeling discouraged, it helps to remember that you're not alone–and that the right person might be just around the corner.
The search for love has always been part of the human condition. As a result, poets and writers throughout history have had something to say on the subject. Here are just a few classic quotes.
"And think not you can/Direct the course of love,/For love,/If it finds you worthy,/Directs your course."
"Those that go searching for love, only manifest their own lovelessness. And the loveless never find love, only the loving find love. And they never have to seek for it."
"When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain."
Today's songwriters and storytellers are still focused on the search for love. Here are few examples of lyrics and quotes to help you on your way.
"Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren't even there before."
"Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense."
"Don't ignore the love you do have in your life by focusing on the love you don't."
"Love does not care to define and is never in a hurry to do so."
"Love may be harder to find in some people, but when they do love you know it must be something marvelous."
"There are two kinds of sparks, the one that goes off with a hitch like a match, but it burns quickly. The other is the kind that needs time, but when the flame strikes... it's eternal, don't forget that."
"You don't have to go looking for love when it's where you come from."
"Love can only be found through the act of loving."
"Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love…but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love."
"Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence."
"The art of love... is largely the art of persistence."
"What we find changes who we become."
"Take spring when it comes and rejoice. Take happiness when it comes and rejoice. Take love when it comes and rejoice."
"Love is not an equation, it is not a contract, and it is not a happy ending. Love is the slate under the chalk, the ground that buildings rise, and the oxygen in the air. It is the place you come back to, no matter where you're headed."
"The road to finding 'the one' is paved with a bit of promiscuity."
"How far should a person go in the name of true love?"
"Maybe love is like luck. You have to go all the way to find it."
"Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you."
"We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love."
Only one life, that soon is past. Only what’s done with love will last. Click to tweet
You call it madness, but I call it love. Don Byas Click to tweet
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix Click to tweet
Where there is love there is life. Mahatma Gandhi Click to tweet
Just in case you have forgotten today: You matter. You are loved. You are worthy. You are magical. Click to tweet
I know of no greater happiness than to be with you all the time, without interruption, without end. Franz Kafka Click to tweet
Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age. Jeanne Moreau Click to tweet
Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all. Augustine of Hippo Click to tweet
Love isn’t finding a perfect person. It’s seeing an imperfect person perfectly. Sam Keen Click to tweet
We love because it’s the only true adventure. Nikki Giovanni Click to tweet
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To love is to burn, to be on fire. Jane Austen
True love stories never have endings. Richard Bach
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option. Maya Angelou
He is not a lover who does not love forever. Euripides
Him that I love, I wish to be free – even from me. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
In the end we discover that to love and let go can be the same thing. Jack Kornfield
Love must be as much a light as it is a flame. Henry David Thoreau
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. James Baldwin
I wish I had done everything on Earth with you. The Great Gatsby
It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not. Andre Gide Click to tweet
Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever – only, nothing is eternal. Audre Lorde Click to tweet
A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Charles Dickens
Every thing that you love, you will eventually lose, but in the end, love will return in a different form. Franz Kafka
Knowing, understanding and accepting yourself is your first step to everything you want in life. Maxime Lagacé
We must love one another or die. W. H. Auden
Love yourself. Then forget it. Then, love the world. Mary Oliver
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Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense. E.E. Cummings
Love is the product of how you respond … Love is showing your partner they’re safe, you’ll catch them if they fall, and you’ll drop everything if they need you. Love is unconditional. Love doesn’t keep score. Shane Parrish
Love is a great master. It teaches us to be what we never were. Moliere Click to tweet
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other. Felix Adler
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love. Sophocles
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profundity. Kindness in giving creates love. Lao Tzu
Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred. Barbara De Angelis
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart. Washington Irving
Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third. Marge Piercy
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. Barbara De Angelis (This is one of my favorite love quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)
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Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. Friedrich Nietzsche Click to tweet
Love all, trust a few. William Shakespeare
Love is a better teacher than duty. Albert Einstein
There is no remedy for love but to love more. Henry David Thoreau
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle
You look amazing. I’m so lucky. Prince Harry
Love is often the fruit of marriage. Molière Click to tweet
You make me want to be a better man. Melvin Udall (As Good As It Gets)
It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other. Sean (Good Will Hunting)
The giving of love is an education in itself. Eleanor Roosevelt
We must be our own before we can be another’s. Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. Marilyn Monroe
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Victor Hugo
The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. Vincent van Gogh
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu Click to tweet
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. Dr. Seuss
Life is the flower for which love is the honey. Victor Hugo
All you need is love. Paul McCartney
You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth. William W. Purkey
If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal. John Lennon
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Love is the greatest refreshment in life. Pablo Picasso
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We can only learn to love by loving. Iris Murdoch Click to tweet
If you don’t love yourself who will? Naval Ravikant
Saying no to others is saying yes to yourself. Maxime Lagacé
If you care enough, you will find a way. Maxime Lagacé
To love is, first of all, to accept ourselves as we actually are. Thich Nhat Hanh
A life lived in love will never be dull. Leo Buscaglia
Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. Simone Weil
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. Franklin P. Jones Click to tweet
The love we give away is the only love we keep. Elbert Hubbard
Tell me whom you love and I will tell you who you are. Houssaye
Givers need to set limits because takers rarely do. Rachel Wolchin
Reason is nothing less than the guardian of love. Sam Harris
Be with someone who is proud to have you. Unknown
No one is you and that is your super power. Unknown
Trust your intuition and be guided by love. Charles Eisenstein
In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable. Madame de Stael
Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. James D. Bryden
Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it. Katherine Anne Porter
Where there is great love, there are always miracles. Willa Cather
Whoso loves, believes the impossible. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
You are enough. Unknown
The first duty of love is to listen. Paul Tillich
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Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. Rumi Click to tweet
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young. Sir Arthur Pinero
The more the soul knows, the more she loves, and loving much, she tastes much. W. H. Murray
You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation…and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else. Hermann Hesse
If you can’t stop thinking about it, it’s a good thing. It means you’re alive. Maxime Lagacé
Some call it passion, motivation, madness, foolishness, intuition, inspiration. Others don’t care at all and just do it because of that small voice inside. Maxime Lagacé
Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. Karl Menninger
Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. Kahlil Gibran
Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is. Gary Zukav
The minute I heard my first love story – I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere – they’re in each other all along. Rumi
To love unconditionally requires no contracts, bargains, or agreements. Love exists in the moment-to-moment flux of life. Marion Woodman
Earth’s the right place for love. I don’t know where it’s likely to go better. Robert Frost
I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each others dreams, we can be together all the time. Hobbes
But one of the attributes of love, like art, is to bring harmony and order out of chaos, to introduce meaning and affect where before there was none, to give rhythmic variations, highs and lows to a landscape that was previously flat. Molly Haskell
Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas. Dale Evans
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Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself. Soren Kierkegaard Click to tweet
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. Martin Luther King Jr
Patience is the mark of true love. If you truly love someone, you will be more patient with that person. Thich Nhat Hanh
Close your eyes, take your time and listen. What does your heart says? Maxime Lagacé
This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet. Rumi
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Washington Thurman
Love as a power can go anywhere. It isn’t sentimental. It doesn’t have to be pretty, yet it doesn’t deny pain. Sharon Salzberg
Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces – and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper – love her, love her, love her! Charles Dickens
There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing. Lorraine Hansberry
The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions. Friedrich Nietzsche
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. Barbara De Angelis
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you. William Arthur Ward
To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. George MacDonald Click to tweet
To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go. Mary Oliver
A source of trouble is our unruly minds. We can counter that by developing a warm heart. We need to effect an inner transformation, to understand that love and affection are a real source of joy. Dalai Lama
In a true partnership, the kind worth striving for, the kind worth insisting on, and even, frankly, worth divorcing over, both people try to give as much or even a little more than they get. ‘Deserves’ is not the point. And ‘owes’ is certainly not the point. The point is to make the other person as happy as we can, because their happiness adds to ours. The point is – in the right hands, everything that you give, you get. Amy Bloom
Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? Helen Keller
I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. Helen Keller
‘Light! Give me light!’ was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour. Helen Keller
The best love affairs are those we never had. Norman Lindsay
A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain. Jessamyn West
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves. Saint Francis de Sales
If I am not worth the wooing, I am surely not worth the winning. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In reality, in love there is a permanent suffering which joy neutralizes, renders virtual, delays, but which can at any moment become what it would have become long earlier if one had not obtained what one wanted, atrocious. Marcel Proust
Love is the strange bewilderment which overtakes one person on account of another person. James Thurber
Love is a choice you make from moment to moment. Barbara De Angelis
We need not think alike to love alike. David Ferenc
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I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. Roy Croft Click to tweet
He wants to put his story next to hers. Toni Morrison (Beloved)
Come live in my heart and pay no rent. Unknown
The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness. Victor Hugo
Through you, I realised that life gave me everything. Maxime Lagacé
We are the leaves of one branch, the drops of one sea, the flowers of one garden. Jean Baptiste Henry Lacordaire
Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be. Rumi
Come out of the circle of time. And into the circle of love. Rumi Click to tweet
This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love. Rumi
I want to do things so wild with you that I don’t know how to say them. Anais Nin
Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat. Ben Hecht
The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever. Noah from The Notebook
Love is my religion — I could die for that — I could die for you. My creed is love and you are its only tenet. John Keats
I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone. J.R.R. Tolkien
To be your friend was all I ever wanted; to be your lover was all I ever dreamed. Valerie Lombardo
I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more. Angelita Lim
You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. Oscar Wilde
There is a madness in loving you, a lack of reason that makes it feel so flawless. Leo Christopher
Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will. Elaine Davis
I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes. Unknown
I want to be your favorite hello and hardest goodbye. Unknown
I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow. Leo Christopher
Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive. Unknown
In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love you want the other person. Margaret Anderson
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. A. A. Milne (Winnie The Pooh)
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much a heart can hold. Zelda Fitzgerald
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Love is sharing your popcorn. Charles Schultz Click to tweet
Love is being stupid together. Paul Valery
If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question? Lily Tomlin
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. Albert Einstein
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
Love is like pi – natural, irrational, and very important. Lisa Hoffman
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia – to mistake an ordinary young man for a Greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess. H. L. Mencken
Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out. Hafiz of Persia
By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher. Socrates
My wife gets all the money I make. I just get an apple and clean clothes every morning. Ray Romano
Honesty is the key to a relationship. If you can fake that, you’re in. Richard Jeni
Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding. Diane Arbus
Every day I fall more in love with you. Except on those days where you really piss me off. Unknown
I love you more than coffee – but please don’t make me prove it. Unknown
Romance is the icing, but love is the cake. Unknown
There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments. Chris Rock
When you’re in love, it’s the most glorious two-and-a-half days of your life. Richard Lewis
I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. Unknown
Love is like a fart – if you have to force it it’s probably crap. Unknown
You’re just like bacon – you make everything better. Unknown
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. Ingrid Bergman
Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage. Ambrose Bierce Click to tweet
What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork. Pearl Bailey
Do you love me because I’m beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me? Oscar Hammerstein, II
Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer sex raises some pretty good questions. Woody Allen
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There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. George Sand Click to tweet
The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Bertrand Russell
The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. Allan K. Chalmers
The more you create, the more you’re alive, the happier you are. Maxime Lagacé
Have you ever been so focused that you forgot time? That’s what you should do more of. Maxime Lagacé
When all your desires are distilled, you will cast just two votes: To love more, and be happy. Hafiz of Persia
The cure for all ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word ‘love.’ It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life. Lydia Maria Child
Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back. Arthur Rubinstein
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. Denis Waitley
I truly feel that there are as many ways of loving as there are people in the world and as there are days in the life of those people. Mary S. Calderone
Life is meaningless only if we allow it to be. Each of us has the power to give life meaning, to make our time and our bodies and our words into instruments of love and hope. Tom Head
The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love. William Sloane Coffin
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. C. S. Lewis
Life is a quest and love a quarrel. Edna St. Vincent Millay
If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don’t have it, no matter what else there is, it’s not enough. Ann Landers
Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. E. M. Forster
Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the Exponent of earth. Emily Dickinson
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. Albert Schweitzer
Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy. Audre Lorde
The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, ‘What are you going through?’ Simone Weil
The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person’s life. William Wordsworth
Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. Robert Heinlein
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A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. Elbert Hubbard Click to tweet
This is my beloved and this is my friend. Song of Solomon
It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more affection I have for them. Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say. Thomas Merton
True friendships ask for nothing in return that’s why I call them the perfect love. Maxime Lagacé
It has never been about the quantity, but more about the quality. Real friends care and they show it. Maxime Lagacé
Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love. Jane Austen
Tell me who admires and loves you. And I will tell you who you are. Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
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
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing. Elie Wiesel
You like to respect and admire someone whom you love, but actually, you love even more the people who require understanding and who make mistakes and have to grow with their mistakes. Eleanor Roosevelt
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. Friedrich Nietzsche
Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable. David Augsburger
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
We all need friends with whom we can speak of our deepest concerns, and who do not fear to speak the truth in love to us. Margaret Guenther
Friendship is mutual blackmail elevated to the level of love. Robin Morgan
There is hardly a more gracious gift that we can offer somebody than to accept them fully, to love them almost despite themselves. Elizabeth Gilbert
We don’t need sugar, flour or rice or anything else. We just want to see our dear ones. Hafiz of Persia
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To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet
She remembered who she was and the game changed. Lalah Deliah
It can take a long time to know yourself, your fears and your desires, but once you’ll do, magic will happen. Maxime Lagacé
You are the only one in the world with those traits and those experiences. Accept them totally because that weirdness is what the world actually need. Maxime Lagacé
The greatest single cause of a poor self image is the absence of unconditional love. Zig Ziglar
Eliminate the need to be liked. Replace it with the intention to be of service, whether to others, something you believe in, or your highest self. Neil Strauss
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. Mahatma Gandhi
Perhaps the biggest mistake I made in the past was that I believed love was about finding the right person. In reality, love is about becoming the right person. Don’t look for the person you want to spend your life with. Become the person you want to spend your life with. Neil Strauss
The nice thing about self-love is that it’s hardly ever unrequited. Solomon Short
On reflection, one of the things I needed to learn was to allow myself to be loved. Isha McKenzie-Mavinga
I love people. I love my family, my children… but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up. Pearl S. Buck
Comparison is an act of violence against the self. Iyanla Vanzant
If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself. Barbara De Angelis
Love measures our stature: the more we love, the bigger we are. There is no smaller package in all the world than that of a man all wrapped up in himself. William Sloane Coffin
Self love is not selfish; you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself. Unknown
And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears. Mark Anthony
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. Marianne Williamson
Friendship with one’s self is all important, because without it one can not be friends with anyone else in the world. Eleanor Roosevelt
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are. Unknown
The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
We may want to love other people without holding back, to feel authentic, to breathe in the beauty around us, to dance and sing. Yet each day we listen to inner voices that keep our life small. Tara Brach
Self-care is never a selfish act — it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others. Parker Palmer
Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. M. Scott Peck
You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging. Brené Brown
Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love. Brené Brown
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Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world. Judy Collins Click to tweet
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Rumi
Only true love can fuel the hard work that awaits you. Tom Freston
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. Vincent van Gogh
Create something that only you can do. Maxime Lagacé
If you truly love your work, you’ll do whatever it takes to master it. If you master it, you’ll change the world. Maxime Lagacé
Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there’s love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. Ella Fitzgerald
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. Henry David Thoreau
From where we are there is always a path toward love. What takes discipline is continually choosing that path. Jesse Pender
I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the lover of it. I live it. Maya Angelou
Work without love is slavery. Mother Teresa Click to tweet
There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time. Coco Chanel
Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. Satchel Paige
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. Pele
See also: hard work quotes
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Where there is love, there is pain. Spanish proverb Click to tweet
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. Mother Teresa
If you risk love, you risk sadness and frustration. But who says life was all about having fun all the time? Maxime Lagacé
Perhaps you’ll fail. Perhaps it will hurt. Perhaps you’ll be depressed. But it will be worth it. Maxime Lagacé
Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. Neil Gaiman
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived. George Santayana
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then. Katharine Hepburn
You give them a piece of you. They don’t ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you, or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so a simple phrase like ‘maybe we should just be friends’ or ‘how very perceptive’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love. Neil Gaiman
Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute. Edgar Allan Poe
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present. Barbara De Angelis
Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by love. Hatred which is completely vanquished by love, passes into love; and love is thereupon greater, than if hatred had not preceded it. Baruch Spinoza
Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. Carl Jung
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering. Jane Austen
Indifference is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches meaningless. Love and hate don’t stand a chance against it. Joan D. Vinge
Love never dies a natural death. 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 witherings, of tarnishings. Anais Nin
The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment. James Baldwin
To be loved for what one is, is the greatest exception. The great majority love in others only what they lend him, their own selves, their version of him. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. Mark Twain Click to tweet
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. Nelson Mandela
Learn the lesson and move on. Holding a grudge is like playing with fire: you’ll burn yourself eventually. Maxime Lagacé
We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness. Ellen Goodman
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi (See also: Seven Reasons To Forgive Your Ex)
The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving. Edwin Louis Cole
Experience is how life catches up with us and teaches us to love and forgive each other. Judy Collins
A life lived without forgiveness is a life lived in the past. Asa Don Brown
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. Robert Quillen
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Louis B. Smedes
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward. Steve Maraboli
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. Martin Luther King Jr
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. Peter Ustinov
To err is human, to forgive, divine. Alexander Pope
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Love is the only gold. Alfred Lord Tennyson Click to tweet
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. Alexander Smith
Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself. Andre Breton
Love is boundary-less. Angel Haze
True love is knowing a person’s faults, and loving them even more for them. Unknown
Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Ann Landers
Love is like any other luxury. You have no right to it unless you can afford it. Anthony Trollope
Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else. Alphonse Karr
Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole. Aristophanes
Love is the beauty of the soul. Augustine of Hippo Click to tweet
To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable. C.S. Lewis (The Four Loves)
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This day, I vow to myself to love myself, to treat myself as someone I love truly and deeply – in my thoughts, my actions, the choices I make, the experiences I have, each moment I am conscious, I make the decision “I love myself”. Kamal Ravikant Click to tweet
What is your favorite love quote? Would you like to add another one here? Please let me know in the comment section below!
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Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.
In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.
Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.
He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.
Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).
Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.
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Feel free to contact him at any time for questions or help at [email protected]
September 20, 2019
quotes about love and relationships from some very wise, influential people. That's what real love amounts to – letting a person be what they really are.” “To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox.
If you are in love, you already know that it’s hard to put into words, but these true love thoughts and love phrases make saying what you’re really feeling a whole lot easier. These famous true love quotes and sayings can help you describe your emotions in words. These real love quotes are admired and adored throughout the history, not only because they rhyme but also they exactly express what we know, feel and believe in our hearts and souls.
When you’re in love, you cannot spend even a minute without beloved one. Since you constantly miss and think about him or her; miss you quotes and soulmate quotes means a lot to you. When starting the day, you can send good morning text to let him/her know that s/he is the first thing that you think of when you wake up.
“And remember, as it was written, to love another person is to see the face of God.” – Les Miserables tweet
“True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice.” – Sadhu Vaswani tweet
“A true relationship is with someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future. tweet
“You’re not looking for perfection in your partner. Perfection is all about the ego. With soulmate love, you know that true love is what happens when disappointment sets in – and you’re willing to deal maturely with these disappointments.” – Karen Salmansohn tweet
“Real love means loving kindness and compassion, the kind of love that does not have any conditions.” – Nhat Hanh tweet
“True love doesn’t happen right away; it’s an ever-growing process. It develops after you’ve gone through many ups and downs, when you’ve suffered together, cried together, laughed together.” – Ricardo Montalban tweet
“I believe in true love, and I believe in happy endings. And I believe.” – Christie Brinkley tweet
Be inspired by the best Wise Quotes About Love. “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing.