Thoughts not only about happy, romantic love

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So today I would like to share thoughts about love from the people who have walked this earth before us (and from a few who are still here).

Timeless thoughts written down and spread throughout the decades, centuries and, yes, even millenias.

Thoughts not only about happy, romantic love but of love in other forms and stages too.

  1. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
    — Oprah Winfrey
  2. “You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
    — Dr. Seuss
  3. “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.”
    — Khalil Gibran
  4. “’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
  5. “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
  6. “The art of love is largely the art of persistence.”
    — Albert Ellis
  7. “If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.”
    — Benjamin Franklin
  8. “Love does not dominate; it cultivates.”
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  9. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
    — Martin Luther King, Jr.
  10. “We are most alive when we’re in love.”
    — John Updike
  11. “The love we give away is the only love we keep.”
    — Elbert Hubbard
  12. “The giving of love is an education in itself.”
    — Eleanor Roosevelt
  13. “The more one judges, the less one loves.”
    — Honore de Balzac
  14. “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”
    — Ingrid Bergman
  15. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
    — Lao Tzu
  16. “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives? When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
    — Kahlil Gibran
  17. “Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.”
    — Andre Breton, 1000 mother daughter quotes and sayings
  18. “Love is a better teacher than duty.”
    — Albert Einstein
  19. “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.”
    — Erich Segal
  20. “Every person has to love at least one bad partner in their lives to be truly thankful for the right one.”
    — Unknown
  21. “Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.”
    — James Thurber
  22. “The best proof of love is trust.”
    — Joyce Brothers
  23. “A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.”
    — Honore de Balzac
  24. “For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”
    — Carl Sagan
  25. “Fortune and love favor the brave.”
    — Ovid
  26. “Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.”
    — David Wilkerson, Top 20+ good morning quotes and Sayings
  27. “Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”
    — Wayne Dyer
  28. “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”
    — Anaïs Nin

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