Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Mark Twain Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination. Voltaire Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle Ever has it been that love knows not it’s own depth until the hour of separation. Kahlil Gibran “Love me, Sweet, with all thou art, feeling, thinking, seeing; Love me in the lightest part, Love me in full being.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning Although I Conquer All The Earth Athough I conquer all the earth, Yet for me there is only one city. In that city there is for me only one house; And in that house, one room only; And in that room, a bed. And one woman sleeps there, The shining joy and jewel of all my kingdom. Anonymous, Ancient India Sonnet CXVI Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments, love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove. O No! it is an ever-fixed mark, That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wand’ring bark, Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken. 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 to the edge of doom: If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ or no man ever loved. William Shakespeare, 1564-1616 “How wrong it is for those who love, not to express their love.” Salmon P. Chase “Intimacy requires courage because risk is inescapable.” Rollo May “Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream into reality.” Theodor Reik “In everyone there sleeps a sense of life lived according to love.” Philip Larkin “The first great steps is to like yourself enough to pick someone who likes you, too.” Jane O’Reilly “I say, I believe, that one must love with all of one’s being…” George Sand “What is love? One name for it is knowledge.” Robert Penn Warren “When I look at you every aged phrase is new, and there are moments when it seems I’ve married one of Shakespeare’s dreams.” Ogden Nash

“In true love it is the soul that envelops the body.” Friedrich Nietzsche “Loving can cost a lot, but not loving always costs more…” Merle Shain “If you are in love…that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.” John Steinbeck “Love is the tact of every good, the only warmth, the only peace.” Delmore Schwartz “I marry you, morning by morning, day by day, night by night…” John Ciardi “Love is like a flower, and like the body, it needs constant feeding…And with love, also, cannot be expected to last forever unless it is continually fed with portions of love, the manifestation of esteem and admiration, the expressions of gratitude, and the consideration of unselfishness.” Spencer W. Kimball “Love is the river of life in the world.” Henry Ward Beecher “To love another person is to see the face of God.” Victor Hugo “To live without loving is not really to live.” Moliere “Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.” Oliver Wendell Holmes “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Romans 13:9 “Let all that you do be done with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14 “Love whole-heartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise then you will discover the fullness of your life.” David Steindl Rast “Romance makes a radiant sunrise out of every moment.” Thomas Kinkade “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Antoine de Saint Exupery “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.” George Sand “Love is the stepping stone to new beginnings.” Thomas Kinkade “Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished.” Og Mandino “He drew a circle that shut me out Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win; We drew a circle that took him in!” Edwin Markham “When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love.” Martin Luther King, Jr. “You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to work by working; and just so you learn to love God and man by loving. Begin as a mere apprentice and the very power of love will lead you on to become a master of the art.” St. Francis De Sales “The first duty of love is to LISTEN.” Paul Tillich

“Am I united with my friend in heart, what matters if our place be wide apart?” Anwar-I-Suheili, Persian Poet “Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh the thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.” George Eliot “The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman – any woman- with beautiful legs.” Marlene Dietrich “We can do no great things – only small things with great love.” Mother Teresa “Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.” Victor Hugo “Believe, my heart will ever prove; faithful unto thee my love.” Valentine, 19th Cen. “Fluttering heart doth feel love’s smart.” Valentine, 19th Cen. “Love conquers all.” Virgil “The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” Mother Teresa “Love is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery “Whoso loves / Believes the impossible.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning “He loves not who does not see the faults of the beloved as virtues.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “All mankind love a lover.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.” Victor Hugo “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.” John 1 4:18 “Men always want to be a woman’s first love - woman like to be a man’s last romance.” Oscar Wilde “Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all.” Alfred Tennyson “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” Henry David Thoreau “There is nothing in this world so sweet as love, /And next to love the sweetest thing is hate.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “The course of true love never did run smooth.” William Shakespeare “…love has never known a law / Beyond its own sweet will.” John Greenleaf Whittier “All’s fair in love and war.” “Love makes the world go square.” “The love that lasts is the love that lasts.”

“Love will find a way.” “Love and cough cannot be concealed.” “The difference between love and lust is what makes the world go round in circles.” “Love is blind.” Anonymous “All you need is love.” The Beatles by Gary Katz @ 14 Mar 2006 08:20 am "Great expectations so easy to find, Much less than what they seem... They simply serve to reminisce... The shape of shattered dreams." Dr. Gary Katz (c)1975