I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.
– John Keats

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
– Thomas Merton

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
– Saint Basil

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
– Mother Teresa

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
– W. Somerset Maugham

 

The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.
– Julia Child

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
– Maya Angelou

Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are.
– Ariana Grande

The course of true love never did run smooth.
– William Shakespeare

Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.
– Lord Byron

Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.
– Zoe Kravitz

To love beauty is to see light.
– Victor Hugo

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
– Benjamin Britten

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
– Bertrand Russell

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
– Robert Browning

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
– Dalai Lama

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

My friends and family are my support system. They tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear and they are there for me in the good and bad times. Without them I have no idea where I would be and I know that their love for me is what’s keeping my head above the water.
– Kelly Clarkson

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
– Mother Teresa

Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.
– Tad Williams

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
– Helen Keller

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