Set me as a seal upon thine
heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for
love is strong as death; jealousy
is cruel as the grave: the coals
thereof are coals of fire, which
hath a most vehement flame.
Song of Solomon 8:6, King James Version
Many waters cannot quench
love, neither can the floods drown
it: if a man would give all the
substance of his house for love,
it would utterly be contemned.
Every man according as he
purposeth in his heart, so let him
give; not grudgingly, or of neces-
sity: for God loveth a cheerful
For the love of money is
the root of all evil: which while
some coveted after, they have
erred from the faith, and
pierced themselves through
with many sorrows.
There is no fear in love; but
perfect love casteth out fear: be-
cause fear hath torment. He that
feareth is not made perfect in
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone truly special to catch your heart.
Beauty fades away.
Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.
I love a Martini,said Mabel,
I only have two at the most,
After three, I am under the table,
After four, I am under my host.
She was poor but she was honest,
Victim of a rich man's game.
First he loved her, then he left her,
And she lost her maiden name ...
It's the same the whole world over,
It's the poor wot gets the blame,
It's the rich wot gets the gravy.
Ain't it all a bleedin' shame?
Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Wicked men obey for fear; good men, from love.
I'll love you, dear, I'll love you
Till China and Africa meet
And the river jumps over the mountain
And the salmon sing in the street,
I'll love you till the ocean
Is folded and hung up to dry
And the seven stars go squawking
Like geese about the sky.
Will it come like a change in the weather?
Will its greeting be courteous or rough?
Will it alter my life altogether?
O tell me the truth about love.
Love is the beauty of the soul.
Woe betide the man who dares to pay a woman a compliment today ... Forget the flowers, the chocolates, the soft word - rather woo her with a self-defence manual in one hand and a family planning leaflet in the other.
Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
Love is like some fresh spring, first a stream and then a river, changing its aspect and its nature as it flows to plunge itself in some boundless ocean, where restricted natures only find monotony, but where great souls are engulfed in endless contemplation.
Love is the poetry of the senses.
I'll come up and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late, start without me.
But whether it be dream or truth, to do well is what matters. If it be truth, for truth's sake. If not, then to gain friends for the time when we awaken.
For all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
Love that is not madness is not love.
If you have it (Love), you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have.
Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain
Of evening rain,
Unravelled from the tumbling main,
And threading the eye of a yellow star: -
So many times do I love again.
No man can tell another his faults so as to benefit him, unless he loves him.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
All the pictures that hung in my memory before I knew you have faded and given place to our radiant moments together. Now I cannot live apart from you ... Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Love seeketh only Self to please,
To bind another to its delight,
Joys in another's loss of ease,
And builds a Hell in Heaven's despite.
Love seeketh not itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.
A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven.
If there is a God, whence proceed so many evils? If there is no God, whence cometh any good?
For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
Nothing is miserable unless you think it is so.
Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
The best proof of love is trust.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love's sake only.
Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
But to see her was to love her;
Love but her, and love for ever.
O my Luve is like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melodie
That's sweetly played in tune.
Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.
Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
Friendship is Love without his wings!
Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar;
I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
Old men are like that, you know. It makes them feel important to think they are in love with somebody.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
There is no time for cut and dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
Love is blind.
Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.
Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
I am no good at love
I betray it with little sins
For I feel the misery of the end
In the moment that it begins
And the bitterness of the last goodbye
Is the bitterness that wins.
Adieu to Liberty! Adieu to Fame!
For other gifts, for softer joys I pine;
In one fair breast I wish a mutual flame,
In one fair breast alone to burn with mine.
I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.
I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.
I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out.
Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.
Running after women never hurt anybody - it's catching 'em that does the damage.
It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Whoever loves, if he do not propose
The right true end of love, he's one that goes
To sea for nothing but to make him sick.
Must, bid the Morn awake,
Sad Winter now declines,
Each Bird doth choose a mate,
This day's Saint Valentine's;
For that good Bishop's sake
Get up, and let us see
What Beauty it shall be
That Fortune us assigns.
Love is love's reward.
My heart to thy heart,
My hand to thine,
My lips to thy lips,
Kisses are wine ...
There are many kinds of love, as many kinds of light,
And every kind of love makes a glory in the night.
There is love that stirs the heart, and love that gives it rest,
But the love that leads life upward is the noblest and the best.
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.
He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated.
We don't believe in rheumatism or true love until we have been attacked by them.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved.
The mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man.
You are lonely; I love you; I want you to consent to be my wife; I will wait, but I want you to promise that you will marry me - no one else.
The art of love is largely the art of persistence.
All mankind love a lover.
Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do.
One of the saddest things is that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day, day after day, is work. You can't eat ... nor make love for eight hours.
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
I love you.
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes; men who like women never notice what they wear.
Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
He that falls in love with himself, will have no rivals.
If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don't actually live longer; it just seems longer.
All that matters is love and work.
Immature love says:I love you because I need you.Mature love saysI need you because I love you.
In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
Infantile love follows the principle:I love because I am loved.
Mature love follows the principle:I am loved because I love.
Immature love says:I love you because I need you.
Mature love says:I need you because I love you.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Love is metaphysical gravity.
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Love is among the most pernicious and contagious of diseases. We who are afflicted with it can be detected by anyone. Dark circles under our eyes show that we never sleep, kept awake night after night by embraces or by their absence. We suffer from devastating fevers and have an irresistible urge to say stupid things.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
For, you see, each day I love you more, Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Holding hands at midnight
'Neath a starry sky,
Nice work if you can get it,
And you can get it if you try.
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
When you love you should not say,God is in my heart,but rather,I am in the heart of God.And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
I believe people who think love prevents one from thinking clearly are wrong; for then one thinks very clearly and is more active than before. And love is something eternal - the aspect may change, but not the essence. There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
What love is, if thou wouldst be taught,
Thy heart must teach alone -
Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one.
Oh, innocent victims of Cupid,
Remember this terse little verse;
To let a fool kiss you is stupid,
To let a kiss fool you is worse.
Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.
The sea has its pearls,
The heavens its stars,
I love you without question,
But my heart, my heart,
My heart has its love.
Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even... without any hope of doing it well.
Golf may be a hussy, but I love her.
Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score;
Then to that twenty, add a hundred more:
A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on,
To make that thousand up a million.
Treble that million, and when that is done,
Let's kiss afresh, as when we first begun.
I love thee - I love thee,
'Tis all that I can say
It is my vision in the night,
My dreaming in the day.
Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine,
Love, thou art every day my Valentine!
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
When two souls, which have sought each other for however long in the throng, have finally found each other...there is then established for ever between them a union, fiery and pure as they themselves are, a union which begins on earth and continues for ever in heaven...This is the love which you inspire in me.
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes just be an illusion.
I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it... It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.... and the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup
And I'll not look for wine.
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness;
Love in a hut, with water and a crust,
Is - Love, forgive us! - cinders, ashes, dust;
Love in a palace is perhaps at last
More grievous torment than a hermit's fast.
Love is my religion - I could die for it.
A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
I feel that the essence of spiritual practice is your attitude toward others. When you have a pure, sincere motivation, then you have right attitude toward others based on kindness, compassion, love and respect.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will their removal.
I've found that when it came to doing something I loved and fighting for it, things worked out. If you're going to kill yourself to develop something, you've got to enjoy it.
It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.
Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted;
If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters, returning
Back to their springs, like the rain, shall fill them full of refreshment;
That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.
Love makes the world go round? Not at all. Whisky makes it go round twice as fast.
When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
Do all things with love.
Come live with me and be my Love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
That valleys, groves, hills and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yields.
Where both deliberate, the love is slight;
Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?
My heart hath followed all my days
Something I cannot name.
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
Peace is the result of love, and if love were easy we'd all be good at it.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
There's a feast undated, yet
Both our true lives hold it fast,
Even the day when first we met.
What a great day came and passed,
Unknown then but known at last.
A child's spirit is like a child, you cannot catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back.
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
No, there's nothing half so sweet in life
As love's young dream.
Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age.
A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.
When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
The truly faithless one is the one who makes love to only a fraction of you. And denies the rest.
Dating is a social engagement with the threat of sex at its conclusion.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
If you want to be loved, be lovable.
For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
By the time you say you're his,
Shivering and sighing
And he vows his passion is
Infinite, undying -
Lady, make a note of this:
One of you is lying.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.
Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.
They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still.
Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin - it is the triumphant twang of a bedspring.
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages.
How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
To run this business ... you need ... optimism, humanism, enthusiasm, intuition, curiosity, love, humour, magic and fun, and that secret ingredient - euphoria.
It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know.
For one man is my world of all the men
This wide world holds; O love, my world is you.
The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved. And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others.
A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.
Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love. I'd stepped in it a few times.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction.
I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That's the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty ... you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.
Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
O powerful love, that in some respects makes a beast a man, in some other, a man a beast.
O, how this spring of love resembleth
The uncertain glory of an April day,
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Then, must you speak
Of one that loved not wisely but too well.
They do not love that do not show their love. The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.
Tomorrow is Saint Valentine's day,
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your Valentine.
First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one another's being mingle;
Why not I with thine?
A woman either loves or hates; there is no third.
Even a god finds it hard to love and be wise at the same time.
Let those love now, who never loved before; let those who always loved, now love all the more.
The gods never let us love and be wise at the same time.
The wounds of love can only be healed by the one who made them.
You should make a woman angry if you wish her to love.
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
And blessings on the falling out
That all the more endears,
When we fall out with those we love
And kiss again with tears!
In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Love is what you've been through with somebody.
And I shall dream both before and after I go to sleep, of the little flower that has sprung up in the desert beside me and shed its fragrance over my life and made its ways attractive with its beauty and turned its weariness to contentment with its sweet spirit. And I shall bless you, my darling, out of a fullness of a heart that knows your worth beyond the ken of any ... better than all others I can love you, and do love you, and shall always love you, always. Good night, darling - and peaceful slumbers refresh you and ministering angels attend you.
I do love you...as the dew loves the flowers;
as the birds love the sunshine;
as the wavelets love the breeze...
as the angels love the pure in heart.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.
Love is being stupid together.
Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to love.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Could we forbear dispute and practise love, We should agree as angels do above.
I give you my love
More precious than money, I give you myself before preaching or law;
Will you give me yourself?
Will you come travel with me?
Shall we stick by each other
As long as we live?
Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes.
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer.
I don't see anything romantic in proposing. It is very romantic to be in love. But there is nothing romantic about a definite proposal. Why, one may be accepted. One usually is, I believe. Then the excitement is all over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty.
One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.
To speak frankly, I am not in favour of long engagements. They give people the opportunity of finding out each other's character before marriage, which I think is never advisable.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving oneself; and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
My deepest, strongest desire in marrying you, Darling, is to make you happy, and I would put into this some word of love which would seem to your heart a sort of sweet preface to the book of love which we are about to open together, to read new secrets of sympathy and companionship. I would have you catch a glimpse of my purpose for the future and of the joy which that future contains for me, of the gratitude I feel for your priceless gift of love, and of the infinite love and tenderness which is the gift of my whole heart to you.
Sometimes it's hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man.
Stand by your man. Give him two arms to cling to and something warm to come to.
I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
When you are old and gray and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read ...
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face.