We don’t need sugar, flour or rice or anything else. We just want to see our dear ones.
– Hafiz of Persia

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The giving of love is an education in itself.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
– Oscar Wilde

Loving-kindness and compassion are the basis for wise, powerful, sometimes gentle, and sometimes fierce actions that can really make a difference — in our own lives and those of others.
– Sharon Salzberg

It doesn’t matter how long we may have been stuck in a sense of our limitations. If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn’t matter if the room has been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years — we turn on the light and it is illuminated. Once we control our capacity for love and happiness, the light has been turned on.
– Sharon Salzberg

True love stories never have endings.
– Richard Bach

Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever / Only, nothing is eternal.
– Audre Lorde

In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable.
– Madame de Stael

Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy.
– Audre Lorde

Even in evil, that dark cloud which hangs over the creation, we discern rays of light and hope, and gradually come to see in suffering and temptation proofs and instruments of the sublimest purposes of wisdom and love.
– William Ellery Channing

Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.
– Rumi

Love is being stupid together.
– Paul Valery

We must love one another or die.
– W. H. Auden

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
– Henry David Thoreau

There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.
– Lorraine Hansberry

I don’t like to discuss my marriage, but I will tell you something which may sound corny but which happens to be true. I have steak at home. Why should I go out for hamburger?
– Paul Newman

Love is the whole history of a woman’s life, it is but an episode in a man’s.
– Madame de Stael

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