Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.
– Gustave Flaubert

Love is a Springtime Plant

Each moment of a happy lover’s hour is worth an age of dull and common life.
– Aphra Behn

Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.
– James Thurber

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
– Miguel de Unamuno

Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.
– Khalil Gibran

He is not a lover who does not love forever.
– Euripides

Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
– Barbara de Angelis

When love is not madness, it is not love.
– Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.
– Duke Ellington

Fortune and love favor the brave.
– Ovid

The love we give away is the only love we keep.
– Elbert Hubbard

To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.
– Henry Drummond

If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
– W. H. Auden

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
– John Donne

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
– Thomas Moore

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
– John Ciardi

Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.
– Edwin Louis Cole

Love is the poetry of the senses.
– Honore de Balzac

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
– Judith Viorst

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
– Benjamin Disraeli

The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
– Benjamin Disraeli

The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings.
– Martin Buber

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
– W. Somerset Maugham

There isn’t any formula or method. You learn to love by loving – by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done.
– Aldous Huxley