A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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
Holy Bible


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.

Song of Solomon 8:7, King James Version
Holy Bible

Every man according as he
purposeth in his heart, so let him
give; not grudgingly, or of neces-
sity: for God loveth a cheerful
giver.

II Corinthians 9:7, King James Version
Holy Bible

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.

I Timothy 6:10, King James Version
Holy Bible

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
love.

I John 4:18, King James Version
Holy Bible

- A -
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Julie Andrews

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone truly special to catch your heart.
Anonymous

Beauty fades away.
Anonymous

Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.
Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

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?

Anonymous

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
Thomas Aquinas

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Aristotle

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.

W. H. Auden

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.

W. H. Auden

Love is the beauty of the soul.
Augustine

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.
Alan Ayckbourn

- B -
Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
Richard David Bach

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.
James Baldwin

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James Baldwin

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.
Honoré de Balzac

Love is the poetry of the senses.
Honoré de Balzac

I'll come up and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late, start without me.
Tallulah Bankhead

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.
Pedro Calderón de la Barca

For all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Love that is not madness is not love.
Pedro Calderón de la Barca

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.
J. M. Barrie

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.

Thomas Lovell Beddoes

No man can tell another his faults so as to benefit him, unless he loves him.
Henry Ward Beecher

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Ingrid Bergman

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.
Sarah Bernhardt

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.

William Blake

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.

William Blake

A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven.
Boethius

If there is a God, whence proceed so many evils? If there is no God, whence cometh any good?
Boethius

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
Boethius

Nothing is miserable unless you think it is so.
Boethius

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
Boethius

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
Rupert Brooke

The best proof of love is trust.
Joyce Brothers

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love's sake only.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be.

Robert Browning

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Robert Browning

The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
George Burnap

But to see her was to love her;
Love but her, and love for ever.

Robert Burns

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.

Robert Burns

Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
Leo Buscaglia

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Leo Buscaglia

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.
David Byrne

Friendship is Love without his wings!
George Byron

Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life.
George Byron

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.

George Byron

- C -
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
Thomas Carlyle

You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
Amy Carmichael

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.
Jimmy Carter

Old men are like that, you know. It makes them feel important to think they are in love with somebody.
Willa Cather

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.
Marc Chagall

There is no time for cut and dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
Coco Chanel

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.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Love is blind.
Geoffrey Chaucer

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.
John Ciardi

A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.
Frank Howard Clark

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.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
Charles Colton

Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
William Congreve

Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
William Congreve

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.

Noël Coward

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.

Roy Croft

- D -
Running after women never hurt anybody - it's catching 'em that does the damage.
Jack Davies

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.
Miguel de Unamuno

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Miguel de Unamuno

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
John Donne

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.

John Donne

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.

Michael Drayton

Love is love's reward.
John Dryden

My heart to thy heart,
My hand to thine,
My lips to thy lips,
Kisses are wine ...

Paul Dunbar

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.

Henry van Dyke

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

- E -
He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

We don't believe in rheumatism or true love until we have been attacked by them.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein

I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved.
George Eliot

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.
George Eliot

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.
George Eliot

The art of love is largely the art of persistence.
Albert Ellis

All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
Euripides

- F -
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.
Nan Fairbrother

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
Zelda Fitzgerald

I love you.
Sean Flannagan

Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes; men who like women never notice what they wear.
Anatole France

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!
Anne Frank

He that falls in love with himself, will have no rivals.
Benjamin Franklin

If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty.
Benjamin Franklin

If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don't actually live longer; it just seems longer.
Clement Freud

All that matters is love and work.
Sigmund Freud

Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says I need you because I love you.
Erich Fromm

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
Erich Fromm

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.

Erich Fromm

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Robert Frost

Love is metaphysical gravity.
Buckminster Fuller

- G -
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Eva Gabor

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.
Eduardo Galeano

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset

For, you see, each day I love you more, Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Rosemonde Gérard

Holding hands at midnight
'Neath a starry sky,
Nice work if you can get it,
And you can get it if you try.

Ira Gershwin

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
Khalil Gibran

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Khalil Gibran

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.
Khalil Gibran

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
Khalil Gibran

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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.
Vincent van Gogh

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
David Grayson

- H -
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.

Friedrich Halm

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.

E. Y. Harburg

Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.
Ben Hecht

The sea has its pearls,
The heavens its stars,
I love you without question,
But my heart, my heart,
My heart has its love.

Heinrich Heine

Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.
Robert Heinlein

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Audrey Hepburn

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.
Oliver Herford

Golf may be a hussy, but I love her.
Don Herold

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.

Robert Herrick

I love thee - I love thee,
'Tis all that I can say
It is my vision in the night,
My dreaming in the day.

Thomas Hood

Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine,
Love, thou art every day my Valentine!

Thomas Hood

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

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.
Victor Hugo

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston

- I -

- J -
Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes just be an illusion.
Javan

Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones

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.
Erica Jong

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.

Ben Jonson

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.
Carl Jung

- K -
A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.
Bil Keane

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness;

John Keats

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.

John Keats

Love is my religion - I could die for it.
John Keats

A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver.
Thomas à Kempis

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
Martin Luther King Jr.

- L -
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.
Dalai Lama

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
John Lennon

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

- M -
Love makes the world go round? Not at all. Whisky makes it go round twice as fast.
Compton Mackenzie

When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
Maurice Maeterlinck

Do all things with love.
Augustine Mandino

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.

Christopher Marlowe

Where both deliberate, the love is slight;
Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?

Christopher Marlowe

My heart hath followed all my days
Something I cannot name.

Don Marquis

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
W. Somerset Maugham

Peace is the result of love, and if love were easy we'd all be good at it.
Colman McCarthy

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Mignon McLaughlin

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
H. L. Mencken

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
H. L. Mencken

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
H. L. Mencken

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.

Alice Meynell

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.
Arthur Miller

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.
A. A. Milne

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
Michel de Montaigne

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.
George Moore

No, there's nothing half so sweet in life
As love's young dream.

Thomas Moore

Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age.
Jeanne Moreau

- N -
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.
George Jean Nathan

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.
Friedrich Nietzsche

- O -
Dating is a social engagement with the threat of sex at its conclusion.
P. J. O'Rourke

Fortune and love favor the brave.
Ovid

If you want to be loved, be lovable.
Ovid

- P -
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.
Ivan Panin

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.

Dorothy Parker

The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.
Blaise Pascal

Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.
Octavio Paz

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.
William Penn

Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin - it is the triumphant twang of a bedspring.
S. J. Perelman

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
Arthur Wing Pinero

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Plato

We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe

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.
Marcel Proust

How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.
Barbara Pym

- Q -

- R -
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.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
François de La Rochefoucauld

To run this business ... you need ... optimism, humanism, enthusiasm, intuition, curiosity, love, humour, magic and fun, and that secret ingredient - euphoria.
Anita Roddick

It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know.
Eleanor Roosevelt

For one man is my world of all the men
This wide world holds; O love, my world is you.

Christina Rossetti

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.
Leo Rosten

A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.
Helen Rowland

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love. I'd stepped in it a few times.
Rita Rudner

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.
Rumi

- S -
Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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.
J. D. Salinger

Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Erich Segal

True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
Erich Segal

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
William Shakespeare

Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.

William Shakespeare

Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.

William Shakespeare

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
William Shakespeare

O powerful love, that in some respects makes a beast a man, in some other, a man a beast.
William Shakespeare

O, how this spring of love resembleth
The uncertain glory of an April day,

William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
William Shakespeare

Then, must you speak
Of one that loved not wisely but too well.

William Shakespeare

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.
William Shakespeare

Tomorrow is Saint Valentine's day,
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your Valentine.

William Shakespeare

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
George Bernard Shaw

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
George Bernard Shaw

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
George Bernard Shaw

Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one another's being mingle;
Why not I with thine?

Percy Bysshe Shelley

A woman either loves or hates; there is no third.
Publilius Syrus

Even a god finds it hard to love and be wise at the same time.
Publilius Syrus

Let those love now, who never loved before; let those who always loved, now love all the more.
Publilius Syrus

The gods never let us love and be wise at the same time.
Publilius Syrus

The wounds of love can only be healed by the one who made them.
Publilius Syrus

You should make a woman angry if you wish her to love.
Publilius Syrus

- T -
And blessings on the falling out
That all the more endears,
When we fall out with those we love
And kiss again with tears!

Alfred Tennyson

In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
Alfred Tennyson

'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.

Alfred Tennyson

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Mother Teresa

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Mother Teresa

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Mother Teresa

Love is what you've been through with somebody.
James Thurber

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.
Mark Twain

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.

Mark Twain

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

- U -
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Peter Ustinov

- V -
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.
Rudolph Valentino

Love is being stupid together.
Paul Valery

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
Judith Viorst

Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to love.
Virgil

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Voltaire

- W -
Could we forbear dispute and practise love, We should agree as angels do above.
Edmund Waller

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?

Walt Whitman

Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde

Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer.
Oscar Wilde

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.
Oscar Wilde

One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
Oscar Wilde

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.
Oscar Wilde

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.
Oscar Wilde

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.
Woodrow Wilson

Sometimes it's hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man.
Tammy Wynette

Stand by your man. Give him two arms to cling to and something warm to come to.
Tammy Wynette

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I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats

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.

William Butler Yeats

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