If you open your heart, love opens your mind. So here’s a collection of my personal favourite quotes on Love by greatest of all writers and thinkers. I do hope you all enjoy and relish this selection and make more and more room for Love in your lives.
I Love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I Love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I knew no other way than this, where ‘I’ does not exist nor ‘You’.
So close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.
~Francois Duc De La Rochefaucauld
Just as the wind dances in my hair, as the ocean massages my thoughts, as the sun blankets me in happiness, and as the earth travels with me across universal challenges, so all the elements of your love fill my life.
Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
~Germaine De Stael
Love is that enviable state that knows no envy or vanity, only empathy and a longing to be greater than oneself.
True Love is eternal, infinite and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
~Honore De Balzac
The most wonderful of all things in life is the discovery of another human being with whom one’s relationship has a growing depth, beauty and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of Divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.
~Sir Hugh Walpole
Love is not having to say anything, but to look into another’s eyes and be completely content.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
~1 John 4:18
If we don’t tell them we love them, the ones we fall in love with are usually gone before we had the chance to lose them ourselves.
Love has no desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you Love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness,
To be wounded by your own understanding of love,
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved and a song of praise upon your lips.
If you begin your day with Love in your heart,
Peace in your nerves and Truth in your mind,
You not only benefit from their presence but also bring them to the others,
to your family and friends,
and to all those whose destiny draws across your path that day.
True Love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
~Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Since Love grows within you, so beauty grows. For Love is the beauty of the soul.
~Saint Aurelius Augustine
The greatest gift you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
I see my fated stars in your eyes. They melt me like the sun does snow.
~From the movie Dangerous Beauty
To Love another person is to see the face of God.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to Heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from their united being.
~Ba al Shem Tov
Your task is not to seek love but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
There’s this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It’s the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away; and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.