Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.
You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Love is finding that the things you like best about yourself are not in you at all, but in the person who completes you.
Orson Scott Card (1951-)
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.
Maya Angelou (1928-2014)
Courtesy, like grace and beauty, that which begets liking and inclination to love one another at the first sight, and in the very beginning of our acquaintance and familiarity; and, consequently, that which first opens the door for us to better ourselves by the example of others, if there be anything in the society worth notice.
Michel de Montaigne
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
Martin Luther King
Much as we might wish to believe otherwise, universal love and the welfare of the species as a whole are concepts which simply do not make evolutionary sense.
Richard Dawkins (1941 -)
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Laozi / Lao-Tzu (604 BC-531 BC)
Jealousy is a painful passion; yet without some share of it, the agreeable affection of love has difficulty to subsist in its full force and violence.
David Hume (1711-1776)
In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?
Gautama Buddha (563 BC-483 BC)
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
Agatha Christie (1890-1976)
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