Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.
– Jim Morrison

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 grow older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
– Bruce Lee

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
– C. S. Lewis

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
– Mother Teresa

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
– Aristotle

Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’
– Erich Fromm

The first duty of love is to listen.
– Paul Tillich

Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
– Jesus Christ

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

Where there is love there is life.
– Mahatma Gandhi

We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
– Ingrid Bergman

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.
– Orson Welles

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

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
– Mother Teresa

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

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
– Thomas Carlyle

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
– Max Muller

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 A. Baldwin

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
– Barbara de Angelis

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
– Albert Einstein

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