Love and Relationships

heartI use the word love, not meaning sentimentality, but a condition so strong that it may be that which holds the stars in their heavenly positions and that which causes the blood to flow orderly in our veins. —Maya Angelou

You can love more than one person in your life, but things will be different. There’ll be a different dynamic. Needs and desires change. —Francesca Annis

You have better things to do than worry why others aren’t taking what you have to offer. DON’T waste your magic on people who won’t be moved by it. —AOL Daily Horoscope (Wednesday, April 10, 2002)

I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature. —Jane Austen

Some say, after we have mastered the wind, the waves. the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then for the second time in history of the world, man will have discovered fire. —Jesuit Philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The power of love to change bodies is legendary, built into folklore, common sense, and everyday experience. Love moves the flesh, it pushes matter around . . . Throughout history, “tender loving care” has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing. —Larry Dossey

Whatever else you do or forbear, impose upon yourself the task of happiness; and now and then abandon yourself to the joy of laughter. And however much you condemn the evil in the world, remember that the world is not all evil; that somewhere children are at play, as you yourself in the old days; that women still find joy in the stalwart hearts of men; And that men, treading with restless feet their many paths, may yet find refuge from the storms of the world in the cheerful house of love. —Max Ehrmann

The perishable nature of love is what gives love its profound importance in our lives. If it were endless, if it were on tap, love wouldn’t hit us the way it does. —Jeffrey Eugenides

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

Love is that micro-moment of warmth and connection that you share with another living being. —Barbara Frederickson

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

But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. —Khalil Gibran

Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. —Kahlil Gibran

To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed . . . can make life a garden. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I don’t know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving. —John Green

Strung like flowers on the same lei needle. Married. —Hawaiian proverb

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness. —Oliver Wendell Holmes

There can only be a relationship between human beings when we accept what is, not what should be. —Jiddu Krishnamurti

The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity. —Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

The soul of the soul of the universe is love. —Rumi

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. —Alexander Smith

Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else. —Cheryl Strayed

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 comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be. —Anna Louise Strong

Love and respect come first from within and then echo throughout relationships, work achievements and community acclaim. —Jess Weiner

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring. —Oscar Wilde

The love that saves us is not a love that might come to us in the future, but rather the love we can give to whomever is around us right now. —Marianne Williamson

Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. —Marianne Williamson

However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience. —Jeanette Winterson

Eventually, you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is. —Gary Zukav

When someone treats you like an option, help them narrow their choices by removing yourself from the equation. It’s that simple. —Author Unknown

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