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Quotes on Love + Friendship

Love is blind; Friendship closes its eyes. --Unknown

Anger is the fluid love bleeds when cut. --C.S. Lewis

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same. --Unknown

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

There's the people you've known forever. Who like...know this way. That other people can't. Because they've seen you change. They've let you change. --Angela, My So-Called Life

Shared joy is double joy. Shared sorrow is half sorrow. --Swedish proverb

The key is to get to know people and trust them to be who they are. Instead, we trust people to be who we want them to be--and when they're not, we cry. --David Duchovny

Your approval is neither required nor desired. But I will take your acceptance. --Vita Bohem

'Tis better to have loved and lost,
Than never to have loved at all. --Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great. --Comte DeBussy-Rabutin

No one worth possessing
Can be quite possessed. --Sara Teasdale

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. --William Shakespeare

No one needs love more than someone who doesn't deserve it. --Anonymous

No one can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of a friend until he is unhappy. --Thomas Fuller

It is so find a complete person, with a soul, a heart and an imagination; so rare for characters as ardent and restless as ours to meet and to be matched together, that I hardly know how to tell you what happiness it gives me to know you. --Hector Berlioz

Friendship involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one's self and appreciating what is noble and loving in another. --Thomas Hughes

We have something special that no one, no distance, no time can take away...we have each other. --Andrew Tawney

The reward for love is the experience of loving. --John LeCarre

The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for. --Homer

Cuando amor no es locura, no es amor.
When love is not madness, it is not love. --Spanish proverb

Love is what still goes on when you're not horny. --Robert A. Heinlein

Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. It thrives in the face of all of life's hazards, save one--neglect. --Andrew Carnegie

These violent delights have violent ends. --William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet

I love a hand that meets my own with a grasp that causes some sensation. --Samuel Osgood

It bears all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. --1 Corinthians, 13:7-8

So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love. --1 Corinthians, 13:13

So, lively brisk old fellow, don't let age get you down.
White hairs or not, you can still be a lover. --Goethe

Experience is in the fingers and the head. The heart is inexperienced. --Henry David Thoreau

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. --Antonio Porchia

Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction. --C.S. Lewis

A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off you. --Francois Sagan

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. --Theodore Hesburgh

Friendship is love minus sex and plus reason. Love is friendship plus sex and minus reason. --Mason Cooley

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Of my friends I am the only one I have left. --Terence

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? --Abraham Lincoln

You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality. --Woodrow Wilson

A friend is one before whom I may think aloud. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love demands infinitely less than friendship. --George Jean Nathan

If we were all given by magic the power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships. --Bertrand Russel

But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little Boy and his Bear will always be playing. -- Winnie-the-Pooh

There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first...when you learn to live for others, they will live for you. --Paramahansa Yogananda

We love without reason, and without reason we hate. --Jean-Francois Reynard

Hell, madame, is to love no longer. --Georges Bernanos

Home is not where you live, but where they understand you. --Christian Morgenstern

Make yourself necessary to somebody. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is like racing across the frozen tundra on a snowmobile which flips over, trapping you underneath. At night, the ice-weasels come. --Unknown

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell. --Joan Crawford

Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is. --Rollo May

Anyone can hate. It costs to love. --John Williamson

Never let a fool kiss you or a kiss fool you. --Unknown

Never exaggerate your faults. Your friends will attend to that. --Robert C. Edwards

'Tis not love's going hurts my days,
but that it went in little ways. --Edna St. Vincent Millay

Immature love says 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.' --Erich Fromm

Where there is love, there is pain. --Spanish proverb

There is so little difference between husbands that you might as well keep the first. --Adela Rogers St. John

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

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever. --Francois Mauriac

I no longer cared about survival...I merely loved. --Loren Eiseley

The heart that has truly loved never forgets
But as truly loves on to the close. --Thomas More

Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love all year round, madam; that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals. --Beaumarchais

The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person. --V. Putnam

In the act of loving someone you arm them against you. --Anonymous

If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship. --La Rouchefoucauld

Love cannot accept what it is. Everywhere on earth it cries out against kindness, compassion, intelligence, everything that leads to compromise. Love demands the impossible, the absolute, the sky on fire, inexhaustible springtime, life after death, and death itself transfigured into eternal life. --Albert Camus

Money can't buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy. --Spike Milligan

Follow your heart, and you perish. --Margaret Laurence

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell. --Edna St. Vincent Millay

Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you. --Rupert Brooke

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end. --Benjamin Disraeli

You can lead a heart to love, but you can't make it fall. --Unknown

Love is the fire of life; it either consumes or purifies. --Unknown

We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love. --Freud

But it was all about him. His beliefs, his thoughts, aches and loves, his fucking *soul* permeated every thought she made, conscious or unconscious. Bound together by some exquisitely torturous connection, neither had ever been able to walk away when the pain got too strong. --Meredith, Backhand

Two things a man cannot hide: that he is drunk, and that he is in love. --Antiphanes

Angel, saint, Devil's spawn, good or evil, you've got me pinned to the wall and labeled as yours until the day I die. And if you die first, then it won't be long before I follow. --V.C. Andrews, Petals on the Wind

It is impossible to love and be wise. --Francis Bacon

The soul that can speak through the eyes can also kiss with a gaze. --Gustavo Adolfo Bacquer

Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood. --Karen Casey

The way to love anything is to realize it may be lost. --G.K. Chesterton

We never touch but at points. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

There isn't a particle of you that I don't know, remember, and want. --Noel Coward

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, then it can't be helped. --The Gestalt Prayer.

Among those I like or admire I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love I can: all of them make me laugh. --W.H. Auden

I'll tell you...what real love is. It is blind devoition, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter. --Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. --George Macdonald

That love is all there is--is all we know of love. --Anonymous

You cannot slay yourself in me,
Nor I - to all eternity -
Destroy my truest self in you. --William Rose Benet

Love that is cleansed by tears will remain eternally pure and beautiful. --Kahlil Gibran

It is the true season of love, when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us and that no one will ever love in the same way after us. --Goethe

Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think. --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom. --Shakespeare

They love least that let men know their loves. --Shakespeare

So when I'm destitute in some forsaken land, dressed in rags and penniless exactly as I've planned,
Or if I'm mauled by tigers in a poorly guarded zoo,
I'll find some comfort in that you'll eventually die too. --Jim, To All the Friends

Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go it's one of the best. --Woody Allen

People change and forget to tell each other. --Lillian Hellman

The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes, in seeing the universe with the eyes of another, of hundreds of others, in seeing the hundreds of universes that each of them sees. --Marcel Proust

She loved with so much the more passion as she loved with ignorance. She did not know whether it was good or evil, beneficient or dangerous, necessary or accidental, eternal or transitory, permitted or prohibited: she loved. --Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

Life is one fool thing after another, whereas love is two fool things after each other. --Oscar Wilde

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. --Benjamin Franklin

You soothe my soul. You fill it with so tender a sentiment that it is sweet to live during the time that I see you. --Julie de L'Espirasse

I do believe I know most of the best people in the world and you've all made my life livable. --Jon P. Shanks

My mind is full of secrets I'm too afraid to tell.
My body's full of longing for you to know me well. --Heather Nova

It's so much more friendly with two. --Piglet

Love and dignity cannot share the same abode. --Ovid

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. --Unknown

A friend is someone who sees through you and still enjoys the view. --Wilma Askinas

Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families. --Unknown

People come in and out of our lives to teach us. And we teach other people. It's part of the process. They come in and they go out. Some stay for longer than others. --Gillian Anderson

Love is made in heaven and consummated on earth. --John Lyly

I've loved you all my life, even before we met; even when it was just the promise of you. You've kept your promise. How could you lose me? --Unknown

Promise you won't forget me, because if I thought you would, I'd never leave. --Winnie-the-Pooh

The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope. --Walter Benjamin

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

Love just makes you so damn optimistic. --soap opera plot summary

Love demands all, and has a right to all. --Ludwig van Beethoven

There are people who take the heart out of you, and there are people who put it back. --Elizabeth David

Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket of your selfishness. But in that casket - safe, dark, motionless, airless - it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetratable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable. --C.S. Lewis

The heart is the most resilient muscle. It is also the stupidest. --Unknown

Friendship is a miracle by which a person consents to view from a certain distance, without coming any nearer, the very being who is as necessary to him as food. --Simone Weil

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light. --Albert Schweitzer

If I never knew you, I'd be safe, but half as real. --Unknown

Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the whole structure. It is too pliable, too yielding. --Bette Davis

We keep passing unseen through little moments of other people's lives. --Robert Pirsig

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends. --Walt Whitman

Doubt that the stars are fire
Doubt that the sun doth move
Doubt truth to be a liar
But never doubt I love. --Shakespear, Hamlet

To others we are not ourselves but a performer in their lives cast for a part we do not even know that we are playing. --Elizabeth Bibesco, Haven

I guess when your heart gets broken, you sort of start to see cracks in everything. I'm convinced that tragedy wants to harden us, and our mission is never to let it. --Felicity

Love just seems to make life not just livable, but a gallant, gallant event. --Toni Morrison

I could do without many things with no hardship - you are not one of them. --Ashleigh Brilliant

If you love large, you've got to hurt large. If you've got a lot of light, you've probably got an equal amount of darkness. --Sarah McLachlan

I'm off to find my world, my dreams,
Carve my niche, sew my seams,
Remember, as I sail my streams-
I'll love you all the way. --Brooke Mueller

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

But love me for love's sake, that evermore
Thou may'st love on, through love's eternity. --Elizabeth Barret Browning, Sonnets from the Portuguese

I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone. --Javan

No one needs love more than someone who doesn't deserve it. --Anonymous

Someone like you
makes the sun shine brighter.
Someone like you
makes a sigh half a smile.
Someone like you
makes my troubles much lighter.
Someone like you
make life seem worthwhile. --James W. Foley

That's your job in this hard world, to keep your love alive and see that you get on, no matter what. Pull your act together and just go on. --Stephen King, The Shining

Music I heard with you was more than music, and bread I broke with you was more than bread. --Conrad Aiken

To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrad through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be. --Anna Louise Strong

...that was the first thing I had to learn about her, and maybe the hardest I've ever learned about anything - that she is her own, and what she gives me is of her choosing, and the more precious because of it. Sometimes a butterfly will come to sit in your open palm, but if you close your hand, one way or the other, it - and its choice to be there - are gone. --Barbara Hambly

We all want to fall in love. Why? Because that experience makes us feel completely alive. Where every sense is heightened, every emotion is magnified, our everyday reality is shattered and we are flying into the heavens. It may only last a moment, an hour, an afternoon. But that doesn't diminish its value. Because we are left with memories that we treasure for the rest of our lives. --Unknown

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