Immature love says: "I love you because I need you." Mature love says "I need you because I love you."
-- Erich Fromm
In all love affairs there comes a moment when desire demands possession.
In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
-- Erich Fromm
In the purer ages of the commonwealth, the use of arms was reserved for those ranks of citizens who had a country to love, a property to defend, and some share in enacting those laws, which it was their interest, as well as duty, to maintain. But in proportion as the public freedom was lost in extent of conquest, war was gradually improved into an art, and degraded into a trade.
-- Edward Gibbon
Is that love I see in your eyes, or merely a reflection of mine?
It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is the most painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let the person know how you feel.
It is always a sad thing to understand those who were once obscured by the mystery and intangibility of the thoughtlessly loved.
-- Howard Spring
It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
-- William Makepeace Thackeray
It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.
-- Thomas Mann
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put into doing it. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.
-- Mother Teresa
It is very hard to be in love with someone who no longer loves you, but it is far worse to be loved by someone with whom you are no longer in love.
-- Georges Courteline
It may be called puppy love, but it's real to the puppy.
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.
It's strange how death mocks us, that only in death do we cherish the ones we love.
-- Jamie Yeo
Kids need love the most when they're acting most unlovable.
-- Erma Bombeck
Knowledge is love and light and vision.
-- Helen Keller
Let no one who loves be unhappy. . .even love unreturned has its rainbow.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. The rest will be given.
-- Mother Teresa
Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!
-- David O. McKay
Life can be magnificent and overwhelming -- that is its whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger, it would be almost easy to live.
-- Albert Camus
Life is a dark walking game which you walk without torch but with your team members. We do not know when we will collapse ,we do not know where there is a pit. It is similar to that we can not understand what will happen in the coming days. So, every step should be taken with a clear and careful mind. There are ups and downs for us in our journey. We should face those problems bravely, squarely and share our happiness with our team members, our friends. In our journey, we should offer help and love to our team members. At the same time, our members may do the same to us. On the way, we cannot abandon the chance for us to walk but instead with determination and perseverance we shall finish our walk -- life.
-- Ice Tang
Life is a song. Love is the music.
Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
-- Kahlil Gibran
Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
-- David Grayson
Love and hate are the two closest emotions.
Love asks faith, and faith asks firmness.
Love at first sight is cured by a second look.
Love at first sight usually ends with divorce at first slight.
Love begets love.
Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
Love can be a blessing or a curse.
Love can neither be bought nor sold; its only price is love.
Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes. . .just be an illusion.
Love can turn the cottage into a golden palace.
Love comes to those who still hope even though they've been disappointed, to those who still believe even though they've been betrayed, and to those who still love even though they've been hurt before.
Love comes without warning. No banners, flashy signs, or wakeup calls. It is always there, but take it for granted, and one day it will be gone.
-- Betsy Lawson
Love comforts like sunshine after rain.
Love cures the very wound it makes.
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
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
-- Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Love doesn't hide. It stays and fights. It goes the distance. That's why God made love so strong. So it can carry you. All the way home.
Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
-- Franklin P. Jones
Love doesn't really make the world go round. It just makes people so dizzy it looks like it.
Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books. But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.
-- William Shakespeare
Love has been defined as something that makes a fellow feel funny and act foolish.
Love has no law but the law of love.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give -- which is everything.
Love has reasons that reason knows nothing of.
Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay. Love isn't love till you give it away.
Love is a disease you can't "catch" without being properly exposed.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
-- Joan Crawford
Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe, an unconditional state that characterizes human nature, a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it.
-- Emily H. Sell
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
-- Mother Teresa
Love is a little word; people make it big.
Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.
-- Matt Groening
Love is a sour delight, a sugur'd grief, a living death, an ever-dying life.
-- Thomas Watson
Love is a sweet torment.
Love is a well from which we can drink only as much as we have put in, and the stars that shine from it are only our eyes looking in.
Love is an attachment to another self. Humour is a form of self-detachment -- a way of looking at one's existence, one's misfortune or one's discomfort. If you really love, if you really know how to laugh, the result is the same: you forget yourself.
-- Claude Roy
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
-- Theordor Reik
Love is an unusual game. There are either two winners or none.
Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes.
Love is blind. Marriage is the eye-opener.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
-- Alexander Smith
Love is friendship set on fire.
-- Jeremy Taylor
Love is growing old together, contentedly. Sharing a sunset as you've shared your lives. Happy that your worlds are entwined.
-- Jan Brazill
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
-- Jules Renard
Love is like Pi: natural, irrational, and very important.
-- Lisa Hoffman
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
-- Dorothy Parker
Love is like scarlet fever -- one has to go through it and get it over.
-- Leo Tolstoy
Love is never away; it is the only way.
Love is not blind, it sees more not less; But because it sees more it chooses to see less.
Love is not obedience, conformity, or submission. It is a counterfeit love that is contingent upon authority, punishment, or reward. True love is respect and admiration, compassion and kindness, freely given by a healthy, unafraid human being.
-- Dan Barker
Love is not what makes the world go around, but it sure makes the ride worthwhile.
Love is only an illusion until it lasts forever.
Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
-- Helen Hayes
Love is so short, and forgetting so long.
-- Pablo Neruda
Love is something different from delirium, but it's hard to tell the difference.
Love is something that you can leave behind you when you die. It's that powerful.
Love is sunshine, hate is shadow, life is checkered shade and sunshine.
Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer sex raises some pretty good questions.
-- Woody Allen
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
-- Miguel de Unamuno
Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
-- Iris Murdoch
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. Its eternal goal is life.
-- Smiley Blanton
Love is the master of all arts.
Love is the only fire against which there is no insurance.
Love is the only game in which two can play and both lose.
Love is the only service that power cannot command and money cannot buy.
Love is the pain you can't refuse.
Love is the quest, marriage the conquest, divorce the inquest.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
-- Henry Louis Mencken
Love is the unity of two hearts beating together as one.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
-- Samuel Johnson
Love is when two people who care for each other get confused.
-- Bob Schneider
Love is when you take away the feeling, the passion, the romance and you find out you still care for that person.
Love lasts when the relationship comes first.
Love like paint can make things beautiful when you spread it, but it simply dries up when you don't use it.
Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
Love makes the world go round.
-- Charles Dickens