Love Is Something Far More Than Desire
Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.
– Wayne Dyer
Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.
– Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
– Erich Fromm
I’m in trouble because I’m normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don’t like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself.
– Mike Tyson
I love everything that’s old, – old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
– Oliver Goldsmith
I am what I am. I love me! And I don’t mean that egotistically – I love that God has allowed me to take whatever it was that I had and to make something out of it.
– Stevie Wonder
Teenagers have more intense reading experiences because they’ve had fewer of them. It’s like the first time you fall in love. You have a connection to that first person you fell in love with because it was so intense and unprecedented.
– John Green
We have gone through some difficult times like everyone else and perhaps our working together and respecting each other’s abilities, in addition to that little thing called love, helped us survive.
– Cynthia Weil
I have a personal ambition to live my life honestly and honor the true love that I’ve had and also the people I’ve had around me. I want to stay hopeful, even though I get scared about why we’re even alive at all.
– Lana Del Rey
Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.
– Marcus Aurelius
Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.
– Bertrand Russell
Win, lose or draw, you’re all my cousins and I love you.
– Chill Wills
If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
– Michel de Montaigne
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
We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.
– John Lennon
Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!
– David O. McKay
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