The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

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

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
– Mother Teresa

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

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
– Victor Hugo

The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love.
– William Sloane Coffin

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge — myth is more potent than history — dreams are more powerful than facts — hope always triumphs over experience — laughter is the cure for grief — love is stronger than death.
– Robert Fulghum

Love makes mutes of those who habitually speak most fluently.
– Madeleine de Scudery

Where there is great love, there are always miracles.
– Willa Cather

All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.
– Baruch Spinoza

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
– Tenzin Gyatso

Although the act of nurturing another’s spiritual growth has the effect of nurturing one’s own, a major characteristic of genuine love is that the distinction between oneself and the other is always maintained and preserved.
– M. Scott Peck

Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.
– Henry David Thoreau

Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.
– Dale Evans

Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
– Felix Adler

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.
– Mitsugi Saotome

A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation.
– Bertrand Russell

Love is blind, but marriage restores its sight.
– Georg C. Lichtenberg

Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect.
– E. M. Forster

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