Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell There God is dwelling too.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it.
I have found men who didn't know how to kiss. I've always found time to teach them.
Let the world stop turning, Let the sun stop burning, Let them tell me love's not worth going through. If it all falls apart, I will know deep in my heart, The only dream that mattered had come true ...In this life I was loved by you.
For Mercy has a human heart, Pity, a human face, And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
For not many men, the proverb saith, can love a friend whom fortune prospereth unenvying.
You say that love is nonsense - I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day; a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.
Henry Brooks Adams
Love comfortheth like sunshine after rain.
Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
Hearts are not to be had as a gift - hearts are to be earned.
William Butler Yeats
Love: The irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you and may posterity forget that ye were once our countrymen.
Things base and vile, holding no quantity, Love can transpose to form and dignity. Love looks not with the eye, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
If music be the food of love; play on.
Love: A temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
The life and love we create is the life and love we live.
Leo F. Buscaglia
When love speaks, the voice of all the gods Make heaven drowsy with the harmony.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Lord Alfred Tennyson
I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
Men always want to be a woman's first love - What (women) like is to be a man's last romance.
We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah Gilbert Holland
To be in love is merely to be In a state of perpetual anesthesia: To mistake an ordinary young man for a Greek god Or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Henry Louis Mencken
If you have it [love], you don't need to have anything else. If you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have.
Sir James Matthew Barrie
He who love touches walks not in darkness.
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
Henry Van Dyke
Life is a flower of which love is the honey.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Some pray to marry the man they love, my prayer will somewhat vary: I humbly pray to heaven above that I love the man I marry.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep. The more I give thee, the more I have, For both are infinite.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Jorge Luis Borges
The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.
Stephen Edwin King
How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston
Love is the only gold.
Lord Alfred Tennyson
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelly
Love looks through a telescope; envy through a microscope.
Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.
For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke