Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Quotes on Love

Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
~Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

Free love? As if love is anything but free! Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love. Man has subdued bodies, but all the power on earth has been unable to subdue love. Man has conquered whole nations, but all his armies could not conquer love. Man has chained and fettered the spirit, but he has been utterly helpless before love. High on a throne, with all the splendor and pomp his gold can command, man is yet poor and desolate, if love passes him by. And if it stays, the poorest hovel is radiant with warmth, with life and color. Thus love has the magic power to make of a beggar a king. Yes, love is free; it can dwell in no other atmosphere. ~Emma Goldman

Infantile love follows the principle: "I love because I am loved."
Mature love follows the principle: "I am loved because I love."
Immature love says: "I love you because I need you."
Mature love says: "I need you because I love you."
~Erich Fromm

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
~Henry David Thoreau

Do you love me because I'm beautiful,
or am I am beautiful because you love me?
~Oscar Hammerstein II

Those who love deeply never grow old;
they may die of old age, but they die young.
~Sir Arthur Pinero

This is my beloved and this is my friend.
~Song of Solomon

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