Love Can be Unselfish
You don’t want to love – your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren’t positive, you’re negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you’ve got a shortage somewhere.
– D. H. Lawrence
Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
– H. L. Mencken
The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.
– Honore de Balzac
But love’s a malady without a cure.
– John Dryden
If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
– Benjamin Franklin
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
– Marc Chagall
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
– Anais Nin
Love is always being given where it is not required.
– E. M. Forster
Stand by your man. Give him two arms to cling to and something warm to come to.
– Tammy Wynette
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
– Lynda Barry
There is a woman at the begining of all great things.
– Alphonse de Lamartine
All mankind love a lover.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is blind.
– Geoffrey Chaucer
Bid me to love, and I will give a loving heart to thee.
– Robert Herrick
The journey from teaching about love to allowing myself to be loved proved much longer than I realised.
– Henri Nouwen
Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless.
– Mortimer Adler
It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.
– Eric Hoffer
All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
– Jean de la Bruyere
The love which moves the world, according to common Christian belief, is God’s love and the love of God.
– Mortimer Adler
Friendship is Love without his wings!
– Lord Byron
Our first and last love is self-love.
– Christian Nestell Bovee
Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight.
– Diane Ackerman
Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
– Theodor Adorno
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