We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
George Bernard Shaw
The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word ‘love’. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.
Lydia M. Child
Love is being stupid together.
Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Love means not ever having to say you’re sorry.
Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.
When love is not madness, it is not love.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
Francis of Assisi
Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.
James M. Barrie
Being in love is the only transcendent experience.
When you’re in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.
Natalie Clifford Barney
Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Love is a better teacher than duty.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Love is metaphysical gravity.
R. Buckminster Fuller
There is a woman at the begining of all great things.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
e. e. cummings
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Louise L. Hay
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
W. H. Auden
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.
Sense, Common, Merely
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara de Angelis
The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love.
The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.
Honore de Balzac
When love is at its best, one loves so much that he cannot forget.
Helen Hunt Jackson
Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless.
Who, being loved, is poor?