Love Is a Promise
Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.
– John Lennon
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
– C. S. Lewis
Him that I love, I wish to be free — even from me.
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
– Sir Arthur Pinero
For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
– Rainer Maria Rilke
The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes it that. We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
– Tom Robbins
The best love affairs are those we never had.
– Norman Lindsay
If I am not worth the wooing, I am surely not worth the winning.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
On reflection, one of the things I needed to learn was to allow myself to be loved.
– Isha McKenzie-Mavinga
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 cures people — both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
– Karl Menninger
The more the soul knows, the more she loves, and loving much, she tastes much.
– W. H. Murray
Come out of the circle of time And into the circle of love.
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? 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. ‘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
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
Love doesn’t just sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
– Ursula K. Le Guin
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