You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
– Buddha

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Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
– Mother Teresa

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
– Erich Fromm

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
– Leo Tolstoy

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.
– Eckhart Tolle

In my life I’ve learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. I think that love is what we’re all searching for. I haven’t come across anyone who didn’t become a better person through love.
– Marla Gibbs

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

If love is the treasure, laughter is the key.
– Yakov Smirnoff

All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this is something that we have a hard time to accept as part of our society.
– Paulo Coelho

I’m fascinated with myself and love hearing the sound of my own voice. I’d like to hear what I have to say. A lot of people don’t like being alone because they truly don’t like themselves, but I love me.
– Gene Simmons

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.
– Mahatma Gandhi

We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.
– William Glasser

I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.
– Vladimir Nabokov

A dream is what makes people love life even when it is painful.
– Theodore Zeldin

Falling in love is the best way to kill your heart because then it’s not yours anymore. It’s laid in a coffin, waiting to be cremated.
– Ville Valo

If you do what you love, it is the best way to relax.
– Christian Louboutin

What does it mean to love someone with all your heart? It means to love with all your emotional feelings and with all your devotion. Surely when you love your wife with all your heart, you cannot demean her, criticize her, find fault with her, or abuse her by words, sullen behavior, or actions.
– Ezra Taft Benson

True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does.
– Torquato Tasso

For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Money can’t buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.
– Christopher Marlowe

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