Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.
– Leo Buscaglia

Love is Always Bestowed as a Gift

We loved with a love that was more than love.
– Edgar Allan Poe

Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.
– David Wilkerson

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
– James A. Baldwin

I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
– Audrey Hepburn

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
– Helen Keller

Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.
– Samuel Lover

Faith makes all things possible… love makes all things easy.
– Dwight L. Moody

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
– Plato

If you do not love me I shall not be loved If I do not love you I shall not love.
– Samuel Beckett

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
– Charles Dickens

The best proof of love is trust.
– Joyce Brothers

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
– Tom Robbins

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.
– Barbara de Angelis

What love we’ve given, we’ll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
– Leo Buscaglia

Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul, that you never knew was missing.
– Torquato Tasso

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
– Alexander Smith

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
– Victor Hugo

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
– Jiddu Krishnamurti

The more one judges, the less one loves.
– Honore de Balzac

We can only learn to love by loving.
– Iris Murdoch

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
– Khalil Gibran

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
– Vincent Van Gogh

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow