I love humanity but I hate people.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
To live is like to love – all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I have been so great a lover: filled my days So proudly with the splendour of Love’s praise, The pain, the calm, and the astonishment, Desire illimitable, and silent content, And all dear names men use, to cheat despair, For the perplexed and viewless streams that bear Our hearts at random down the dark of life.
The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough of is love.
There can be no peace of mind in love, since the advantage one has secured is never anything by a fresh starting-point for further desires.
What I cannot love, I overlook.
A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself – to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
We are all born for love; it is the principle of existence and its only end.
Love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy.
Louisa May Alcott
Among those whom 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
Life isn’t long enough for love and art.
W. Somerset Maugham
The essence of love is kindness.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Love . . . includes fellowship in suffering, in joy and in effort.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.