Farid's Collection of Quotes

Farid Hajji

Quotes of Heart

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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
-- William Shakespeare, Sonnet #116.

You can blow out a candle,
but you can't blow out a fire,
once the flame begins to catch,
the wind will blow it higher.
-- Peter Gabriel.

Lady beware. Fan not the harmless glow
Of admiration into ardent love,
Lean not with red curled smiling lips above
The flickering spark of sinless flame, and blow,
Lest in the sudden waking of desire
Thou, like the child, shalt perish in the fire.
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, A Warning.

It stands in the light transfigured,
It speaks from the heights above,
"Each Soul Is Its Own Redeemer;
There Is No Law But Love."
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Easter Morn.

There are words which sever hearts more than sharp swords; there are words the point of which sting the heart through the course of a whole life.
-- Frederika Bremer.

To hide a passion totally (or even to hide, more simply, its excess) is inconceivable: not because the human subject is too weak, but because passion is, in essence, made to be seen: I want you to know that I am hiding something from you, that is the active paradox I must resolve: at one and the same time it must be known and not known: I want you to know that I don't want to show my feelings: that is the message I address to the other.
-- Unknown.

Do you think of me, as the days go by,
As Time, with his rude relentless tie,
Draws closer the veil o'er our youth's bright sky?
Do you sometimes think of me?...
-- Colfax Burgoyne Harman. Do You Think of Me?.

The best way to love is to love like you have never been hurt.
-- Unknown.

I wish that when I gave my heart,
I could see whether or not
they kept it or threw it away!
-- Unknown.

You are the answer to every prayer I've said. I couldn't have made you more perfect if I tried. You have become a thief and stolen my heart. Please don't be a vandal and break it.
-- Angelina Kristine.

I prethee, send me back my heart,
Since I cannot have thine;
For if from yours you will not part,
Why then should you keep mine?
-- Henry Lawes, "I Prethee, Send Me Back My Heart."

What I have done is yours;
what I have to do is yours;
being part in all I have,
devoted yours.
-- William Shakespeare (Dedication).

The passion you forbade my lips to utter
Will not be silenced. You must hear it in
The sullen thunders when they roll and mutter:
And when the tempest nears, with wail and din,
I know your calm forgetfulness is broken,
And to your heart you whisper, "He has spoken." ...
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Forbidden Speech.

When pure sincerity forms within, it is outwardly realized in other people's hearts.
-- Lao Tzu.

In the Way of Heaven, there is no partiality of love; it is always on the side of the good man.
-- Lao Tzu, Tao.

What is passion? It is surely the becoming of a person. Are we not, for most of our lives, marking time? Most of our being is at rest, unlived. In passion, the body and the spirit seek expression outside of self. Passion is all that is other from self. Sex is only interesting when it releases passion. The more extreme and the more expressed that passion is, the more unbearable does life seem without it. It reminds us that if passion dies or is denied, we are partly dead and that soon, come what may, we will be wholly so.
-- Unknown.

Even if our eyes never meet again, you will always be in my thoughts. Whenever a breeze brushes by me and I smile for no reason at all, it is because someone once taught me how, and for that I thank you.
-- Unknown.

If you don't love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us.
-- Stendhal.

Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.
-- Helen Steiner Rice.

If the sun always shines, there's a desert below.
It takes a little rain to make love grow.
-- Unknown.

When the heart speaks, however simple the words, its language is always acceptable to those who have hearts.
-- Mary Baker Eddy.

When this old world was wisely planned,
By that omniscient power above,
Just why, I cannot understand,
He did not more of goodnes prove
And pass decree o'er every land
That all are loved by those they love.
-- Colfax Burgoyne Harman. Just Why.

As perfume doth remain
In the folds where it hath lain,
So the thought of you, remaining
Deeply folded in my brain,
Will not leave me:
all things leave me:
You remain.
-- Arthur Symons.

The cold world needs warm-hearted Christians.
-- Unknown.

There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer, no disease that enough love will not heal, no door that enough love will not bridge, no wall that enough love will not throw down, no sin that enough love will not redeem... It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough, you could be the happiest and most powerful being in the world...
-- Emmet Fox.

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
-- Khalil Gibran.

If you are cold at night, let the promise of my love cover you like a warm blanket.
-- Matthew White.

In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.
-- Walt Whitman.

Loving someone who doesn't love you back is like reaching for a star. You know you'll never make it, but you just keep on trying.
-- Unknown.

If I know what love is, it is because of you.
-- Hermann Hesse.

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.
-- Christopher Marlowe. ("Histoire amoureuse des Gaules").

I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than real, unconditional love. You can find it in a simple act of kindness toward somone who needs help. There is no mistaking love. You feel it in your heart. It is the common fiber of life, the flame that heals our soul, energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our lives. It is our connection to God and to each other.
-- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.

Let no one who loves be unhappy...
even love unreturned has its rainbow.
-- James Matthew Barrie.

I loved you once
I loved you twice
But you just weren't very nice
So I moved on with some fear
And all I got was just a tear
But you taught me one thing I'll always enhance
That sometime's life only gives you one chance
So take that courage when it does
Take it and don't be like I was
Cause now I want you back
But I really don't see that!
-- Unknown.

I don't make you feel special, I just remind you that you are special.
-- David F. Sims.

The days are dull and dreary.
The nights so long and lone,
And my aching heart aweary
Of this life-tide's dismal moan...
-- Colfax Burgoyne Harman. May I Come Home.

Love is friendship set on fire.
-- Jeremy Taylor.

The scars of others should teach us caution.
-- St. Jerome.

Words are just words and without heart they have no meaning.
-- Chinese Proverb.

No words are necessary between two loving hearts.
-- Unknown.

Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back... don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours.
-- Unknown.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
-- Unknown.

When faith and hope fail, as they do sometimes, we must try charity, which is love in action. We must speculate no more on our duty, but simply do it. When we have done it, however blindly, perhaps Heaven will show us why.
-- Dinah Maria Mulock.

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
-- Calvin Coolidge.

To love means not to impose your own powers on your fellow man but offer him your help. And if he refuses it, to be proud that he can do it on his own strength.
-- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.

So in love the heart surrenders itself entirely to the one being known how to touch it. That being is not selected but recognized and obeyed.
-- George Santayana.

Through this toilsome world, alas!
Once and only once I pass;
If a kindness I may show,
If a good deed I may do
To a suffering fellow man,
Let me do it while I can.
No delay, for it is plain
I shall not pass this way again.
-- Unknown.

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're alive.
-- Unknown.

If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give.
-- Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch.

I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
-- Kyle Schmidt.

Absence sharpens love, but presence strengthens it.
-- Unknown.

When my love swears that she is made of truth,
I do believe her though I know she lies,
That she might think me some untutored youth,
Unlearned in the world's false subtleties...
-- William Shakespeare, Sonnet #138.

Love is the power which can make you or break you. Every time I close my eyes your love is all around.
-- Hassaan.

That which is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.
-- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.

If I keep a green bough in my heart, then the singing bird will come.
-- Chinese Proverb.

The course of true love never did run smooth.
-- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, I:1.

While forced to dwell apart from thy dear face,
Love, robed like sorrow, led me by the hand
And taught my doubting heart to understand
That which has puzzled all the human race...
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Heaven and Hell.

All energy is the sum of free will plus love.
-- Unknown.

Why did I love her? Because it was her; because it was me.
-- Montaigne.

I will forever love you, I will forever care, I will forever live my life, wishing you were there, and for as long as I live, I will never walk away, as long as you promise me one thing, If you come to me you'll stay?
-- Unknown.

God always answers in the deeps, never in the shallows of our soul.
-- Unknown.

When I think of you, my heart skips a beat.
When I look at you, the clouds hold my feet.
You are like no one I've ever met before.
After all this time, I still want you more.

I've never known a love like this.
I've never known such joyful bliss.
I never knew love could be so real.
I never knew I was able to feel.

Now that I know you have taught me everything you know,
I hope that you stay, and never ever go.
Most of all, I love you more than words can express,
And I can't imagine ever loving you less.
-- Unknown.

I know somebody and they called your name,
a million times; you still never came.
They go on loving you just the same,
I know that somebody's trying.
-- Unknown.

All mankind love a lover.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays, First Series (Love).

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
-- Confucius.

Whatever thy hand findest to do, do it with all thy heart.
-- Jesus Christ.

All the little emptiness of love.
-- Rupert Brooke.

Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
-- Hasidic Saying.

All thoughts, all passions, all delights
Whatever stirs this mortal frame
All are but ministers of Love
And feed his sacred flame.
-- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Poems (Love).

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
-- Plato, Symposium.

The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.
-- Martin Luther.

Be of love (a little) more careful than of anything.
-- E.E. Cummings.

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

God alone is the judge of true greatness because He knows men's hearts.
-- Mahatma Gandhi.

The Eskimo has fifty two names for snow because it is important to them, there ought to be as many for love.
-- Margaret Atwood.

The heart is forever making the head its fool.
-- Francois de La Rochefoucauld.

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
-- Blaise Pascal.

Love seeketh not Itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives it ease,
And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.
-- William Blake.

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the gratefully and appreciating heart.
-- Henry Clay.

The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image.
-- Charles W. Chestnut.

There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them.
-- Unknown.

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart ... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
-- Carl Jung.

Now that I need you more then ever
Now you are so far from me, like forever
I wrote to tell you that I miss you
I wrote to tell you that I still love you.
-- Moazzam Rauf. Anonymous

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
-- Khalil Gibran.

Looking for love is like looking for a diamond in a large pile of broken glass and you are on top searching for it with your bare hands.
-- Unknown.

The heart forgets its sorrow and ache.
-- James Russell Lowell.

The heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.
-- L. Frank Baum.

Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
-- William Shakespeare, Lord Polonius, Hamlet II:2.

One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter.
-- James Earl Jones.

Love is like a butterfly, it goes where it pleases and it pleases where it goes.
-- Unknown.

Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.
-- George Gordon Byron.

Down by the salley gardens my love and I did meet;
She passed the salley gardens with little snow-white feet.
She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree;
But I, being young and foolish, with her would not agree.
-- William Butler Yeats, Down By The Salley Gardens.

The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.
-- Deepak Chopra.

The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, "O God, forgive me," or "Help me."
-- Billy Graham.

Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.
-- Joseph Addison.

A person's world is only as big as their heart.
-- Tanya A. Moore.

In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.
-- Antonio Porchia.

Visiting someone in a hospital recently, I watched an elderly couple. The man was in a wheelchair, the wife sitting next to him in the visitors' room. For the half-hour that I watched they never exchanged a word, just held hands and looked at each other, and once or twice the man patted his wife's face. The feeling of love was so thick in that room that I felt I was sharing in their communion and was shaken all day by their pain, their love, something sad and also joyful: the fullness of a human relationship.
-- Eda LeShan.

All you need is love.
-- John Lennon.

Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life.
-- Aphra Behn.

I may not be a smart man but I know what love is.
-- Forrest Gump.

God can mend a broken heart but He must have all the pieces.
-- Unknown.

Never sign a valentine with your own name.
-- Charles Dickens.

The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.
-- Jeraluddin Rumi.

Amo, amas, I love a lass,
As a cedar tall and slender;
Sweet cowslip's grace is her nominative case,
And she's of the feminine gender.
-- John O'Keefe.

Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people's souls.
-- Melody Beattie.

When a Lover is a Beggar
Abject is his Knee.
When a Lover is an Owner
Different is he...
-- Emily Dickinson. (When a Lover is a Beggar).

And I would hear yet once before I perish
The voice which was my music... Speak to me!
-- George Gordon Byron.

When your heart bleeds tears, then you will know it is love.
-- Unknown.

Anyone can look at others eyes, but Lovers can see into each others' souls through the eyes.
-- Larry Latta.

Death cannot stop true love; what it can do is delay it for a while.
-- The Princess Bride.

Economized love is never real love.
-- Honoré de Balzac.

Beloved, all that is harsh and difficult I want for myself, and all that is gentle and sweet for thee.
-- San Juan de la Cruz.

Eyes of most unholy blue!
-- Thomas Moore.

Nobody is perfect until you fall in love with them.
-- Unknown.

The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity - love. And the story of a love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
-- Helen Hayes.

There lived a singer in France of old
By the tideless dolorous midland sea.
In a land of sand and rain and gold
There shone one woman, and none but she.
-- Algernon Charles Swinburne, The Triumph Of Time.

The love in your heart wasn't put there to stay.
Love isn't love till you give it away.
-- Unknown.

I am a tiny Angel...
I'm smaller than your thumb;
I live in people's pockets,
That's where I have my fun...
-- Virginia "Ginny" Ellis. Angel In Your Pocket.

This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
-- W.H. Auden.

In women everything is heart, even the head.
-- J.P. Richter.

By her shining and her power he knew her.
-- Mary Renault. ("Fire from Heaven")

There is one pain I often feel, which youll never know. Its caused by absence of you.
-- Unknown.

Love is like the sun: has its inner energy source that shines on you.
-- Helene Lagerberg.

If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not; then marriages would be truly made in heaven.
-- Unknown.

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
-- Buddha.

[...] Go to your bosom;
Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know
-- William Shakespeare, Measure For Measure.

In every community, there is work to be done.
In every nation, there are wounds to heal.
In every heart, there is the power to do it.
-- Marianne Williamson.

The highest exercise of charity is charity towards the uncharitable.
-- J. S. Buckminster.

Only three things are infinite:
The sky in its stars;
The sea in its drops of water;
The heart in its tears.
-- Unknown.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
-- Washington Irving.

He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.
-- Abraham Lincoln.

Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.
-- Johann Friedrich von Schiller.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
-- Helen Keller.

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
-- Henry Drummond.

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
-- Maureen Duffy.

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.
-- Helen Rowland.

The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own.
-- Willa Cather.

Where is home? Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart's tears can dry at their own pace.
-- Vernon Baker.

If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
-- Bob Hope.

He who has no Christmas in his heart, will never find Christmas under a tree.
-- Unknown.

The worst prison would be a closed heart.
-- Pope John Paul II.

Only great souls know the grandeur there is in charity.
-- Jacques Bossuet.

Love is more than an emotion, it's the substance of our being.
-- Jill Harrison.

Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.
-- Merle Shain.

In love the eyes do the talking,
Every single heartbeat says your name.
Slowly slowly they sit into our heart,
They steal our heart away.
And that one day like leaves in autumn,
They blow away and never come back.
-- Unknown.

Somewhere there's someone who dreams of your smile,
and finds in your presence that life is worthwhile.
So when you're lonely remember it's true:
somebody somewhere is thinking of you.
-- Unknown.

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single kind act is better than a thousand head-bowings in prayer.
-- Unknown.

Time is the glue that bonds a broken heart, but love is the air which dries the glue.
-- J. Franklin.

Life began after I fell in love with you.
-- B. Hodge.

I'll smile when you smile
And feel pain when you do
And if you cry a tear
I promise I'll cry two.
-- Unknown.

Love gives us copious potions of delight,
Of pain and ecstasy, and peace and care;
Love leads us upward, to the mountain height,
And, like an angel, stands beside us there;
Then thrusts us, demon-like, in some abyss:
Where, in the darkness of despair, we grope,
Till, suddenly, Love greets us with a kiss
And guides us back to flowery fields of hope...
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Love's Way.

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.
-- Vincent Van Gogh.

Come live with me, and be my love,
And we will some new pleasures prove
Of golden sands, and crystal brooks,
With silken lines, and silver hooks.
-- John Donne ("The Bait")

Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.
-- Leo Buscaglia.

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.
-- Charles Dickens.

Never close your lips to those to whom you have opened your heart.
-- Charles Dickens.

Do not close your heart against all my efforts to help you...
-- Charles Dickens, Rose, Oliver Twist.

With love and patience, nothing is impossible.
-- Daisaku Ikeda.

There are so many things that i would like to say to you, but i don't know how.
-- Unknown.

Love is like the truth, sometimes it prevails, sometimes it hurts.
-- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

Sometimes I wonder what life would be like if I never met you, because fifteen years down the line, I have never loved anybody else as much as I love you. I love you more than life itself.
-- Unknown.

A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.
-- Henry Fielding.

By the side of the silent river,
Which moves so tranquilly,
In its downward course forever,
I sit and think of thee...
-- Colfax Burgoyne Harman. The Silent River.

Charity sees the need, not the cause.
-- German Proverb.

To love means to communicate to the other that you are all for him, that you will never fail him or let him down when he needs you, but that you will always be standing by with all the necessary encouragements. It is something one can communicate to another only if one has it.
-- Unknown.

Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie.

Happiness is what happens to us when we try to make someone else happy.
-- Unknown.

A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.
-- Jack London.

The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by tenderness of the best hearts.
-- Unknown.

O skies, be calm! O winds, blow free -
Blow all my ships safe home to me!
But if thou sendest some a-wrack,
To never more come sailing back,
Send any--all that skim the sea,
But bring my love-ship home to me.
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, My Ships.

Doubt obscures the true vision of the heart.
-- Unknown.

The mind doubts, but the heart never does.
-- Unknown.

Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful.
-- Unknown.

May your love soar on the wings of a dove in flight.
-- Debbie Crabtree.

Until one feels the spirit of Christmas, there is no Christmas. All else is outward display--so much tinsel and decorations. For it isn't the holly, it isn't the snow. It isn't the tree not the firelight's glow. It's the warmth that comes to the hearts of men when the Christmas spirit returns again.
-- Unknown.

An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
-- Carl Jung.

Love is that enviable state that knows no envy or vanity, only empathy and a longing to be greater than oneself.
-- Joe McMahon.

As selfishness and complaint pervert and cloud the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
-- Helen Keller.

For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
-- Rainer Maria Rilke.

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
-- Golda Meir.

Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves.
-- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

All is o'er! I have burned up your letters.
The last leaf is crisped in the flame.
All is o'er! I have broken the fetters,
My freedom, my life to reclaim.
-- Colfax Burgoyne Harman. All is O'er.

Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart. And try to love the questions themselves.
-- Rainer Maria Rilke.

It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them: the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas.
-- Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

In the long run, we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving.
-- Sheldon Kopp.

Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.
-- Leonard Cohen.

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
-- Khalil Gibran.

Angels listen when she speaks;
She's my delight, all mankind's wonder;
But my jealous heart would break
Should we live one day asunder.
-- John Wilmot. Song: My Dear Mistress has a Heart.

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
-- John Ruskin.

As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love.
-- Unknown.

And all for love, and nothing for reward.
-- Edmund Spenser.

Be bold in what you stand for; and careful what you fall for.
-- Unknown.

Few are those who can see with their own eyes and hear with their own hearts.
-- Albert Einstein.

No sooner met but they looked;
no sooner looked but they loved;
no sooner loved but they sighed;
no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason;
no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy.
-- William Shakespeare.

Wind is to fire like distance is to love; it extinguishes the small and enflames the great.
-- Unknown.

Whatever task that you undertake, do it with all your heart and soul. Always be courteous, never be discouraged. Beware of him who promises something for nothing. Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures. Do not look for approval except in the consciousness of doing your best.
-- Bernard M. Baruch.

Two things are bad for the heart: running up stairs and running down people.
-- Bernard M. Baruch.

Love is the expression of simplicity in emotion, the unattainable longing that comes so unexpectedly, with great subtlety and bliss.
-- Luyen Dao.

What we love intensely or for a long time we are likely to bring within the citadel, and to assert as part of oneself.
-- Nicholas Chamfort.

For a creative writer possession of the truth is less important than emotional sincerity.
-- George Orwell.

To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.
-- George Orwell.

For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.
-- George Eliot.

A good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up.
-- Unknown.

The only justification for ever looking down on someone is to lift them up.
-- Jesse Jackson.

Love is the language our hearts use to speak to one another. For you, my dear, my heart sings.
-- Amanda R. Byrd.

Immature love says, "I love you because I need you."
Mature love says, "I need you because I love you."
-- Erich Fromm.

Outstanding leaders appeal to the hearts of their followers... not their minds.
-- Unknown.

Love and you will be loved, and you will be able to do all that you could not do unloved.
-- Marques de Santillana.

To love another person is to see the face of God.
-- Victor Hugo.

For you see, each day I love you more,
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
-- Rosemonde Gerard.

Being your slave what should I do but tend,
Upon the hours, and times of your desire?
I have no precious time at all to spend;
Nor services to do till you require...
-- William Shakespeare, Sonnet #057.

That god forbid, that made me first your slave,
I should in thought control your times of pleasure,
Or at your hand th' account of hours to crave,
Being your vassal bound to stay your leisure...
-- William Shakespeare, Sonnet #058.

Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens understanding and softens the heart.
-- John Adams.

Love is the power that heals the soul and mends hearts.
-- Jill Harrison.

If you love somebody, tell them.
-- Rod McKuen.

Fresh spring the herald of love's mighty king.
-- Edmund Spenser.

Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it.
-- Braveheart.

Love is broad; if you love someone, you love all things, not just their beauty. Love is narrow; you love one and only one, compared to them, no one matters.
-- A. McBraxton.

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.
-- Unknown.

13:4 caritas patiens est benigna est caritas non aemulatur non agit perperam non inflatur 13:5 non est ambitiosa non quaerit quae sua sunt non inritatur non cogitat malum 13:6 non gaudet super iniquitatem congaudet autem veritati 13:7 omnia suffert omnia credit omnia sperat omnia sustinet.
-- First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, 13:4-13:7.

13:4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 13:7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
-- First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, 13:4-13:7.

Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own [will], is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
-- First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, 13:4-13:7.

Love cannot be measured in how long it has been but how much you spend a day with the one you love.
-- Ross Iztech.

Let us clear a little space,
And make Love a burial-place.
He is dead, dear, as you see,
And he wearies you and me...
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Love's Burial.

Twice or thrice had I loved thee,
Before I knew thy face or name;
So in a voice, so in a shapeless flame,
Angels affect us oft, and worshipp'd be.
-- John Donne. ("Air and Angels")

Not loving is but a long dying.
-- Wu Ti.

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
-- Anais Nin.

We do not judge the people we love.
-- Jean-Paul Sartre.

A boy is holding a girl so very tight in his arms tonight.
-- Edward, Duke of Windsor.

Sailing across the seas, fisherman asks me,
What is the sands scattered for miles made up of?
Dear friend, these are only the broken hearts
Of a million lovers on the earth, all scattered...
-- Unknown.

Thou canst not force my soul to wish thee ill,
That is the only evil that can kill.
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Unconquered.

A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.
-- Thomas Hardy.

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.
-- Booker T. Washington.

Dear Love, e'er eyes grow dim,
E'er hearts grow strangely cold,
Pray heed the prayer of him
Whose grief is unconsoled.
-- Colfax Burgoyne Harman. Falling Leaves.

A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.
-- Latin proverb.

Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
-- Carl Jung.

Love is when two people who care for each other get confused.
-- Bob Schneider.

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.
-- Unknown.

A meeting between two beings who complete one another, who are made for each other, borders already, in my opinion, on a miracle.
-- Adolf Hitler.

Falling in love is like being struck by lightning. You can no more make it strike you than you can avoid it.
-- Unknown.

Yes, I have dreams. I ofttimes dream of Love
As radiant and brilliant as a star.
As changeless, too, as that fixed light afar
Which glorifies vast worlds of space above...
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, I Dream.

Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score;
Then to that twenty, add a hundred more:
A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on,
To make that thousand up a million.
Treble that million, and when that is done,
Let's kiss afresh, as when we first begun.
-- Robert Herrick.

In any relationship in which two people become one, the end result is two half people.
-- Wayne Dwyer.

In real love you want the other person's good.
In romantic love, you want the other person.
-- Margaret Anderson.

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same mind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of light and speech, and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.
-- George Eliot.

Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.
-- Matt Groening.

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
-- Norman Vincent Peale.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt.

When you like someone, you like them in spite of their faults. When you love someone, you love them with their faults.
-- Elizabeth Cameron.

Once you have loved, you will always love.
For what's in your mind may escape,
But what's in your heart will remain forever.
-- Brooke Zuroweste.

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.

If you were by my side, my dear,
I'd ask no other boon.
No grief, or sorrow know or fear,
For all would vanish soon,
If you were by my side...
-- Colfax Burgoyne Harman. If You Were By My Side.

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
-- Kahlil Gibran.

Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
-- Kahlil Gibran.

Love is born with the pleasure of looking at each other, it is fed with the necessity of seeing each other, it is concluded with the impossibility of separation.
-- Jose Marti Y Perez.

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
-- Washington Irving.

Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold.
-- William Shakespeare, As You Like It, I:3.

A part of us remains where ever we have been.
-- Unknown.

Love is so easy to feel, But the hardest thing to say.
-- Unknown.

Her angel's face,
As the great eye of heaven shined bright,
And made a sunshine in the shady place.
-- Edmund Spenser.

Love is a believing creature.
-- Ovid.

Love is a kind of warfare.
-- Ovid.

I used to wish that I was older
So that I might go to see
A little maid I knew in childhood
Whom I loved most ardently...
-- Colfax Burgoyne Harman. Bread and Butter.

A pity beyond all telling
Is hid in the heart of love.
-- William Butler Yeats, The Pity Of Love.

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

To love is to risk getting hurt. Not to risk loving is the greatest risk of all.
-- Unknown.

A complete need should not exist... love, life in common with loved ones?
-- Novalis.

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.
-- Sophocles.

A smile is nearly always inspired by another smile.
-- Unknown.

People happy in love have an air of intensity.
-- Stendhal.

A thing of beauty is joy forever.
-- John Keats.

Somehow, not only for Christmas,
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others,
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing,
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing,
Returns to you glad.
-- John Greenleaf Whittier.

Shall I, wasting in despaire,
Dye because a woman's faire?
Or make pale my cheeks with care
Cause another's rosie are?
Be shee fairer than the day,
Or the flow'ry meads in May;
If she be not so to me,
What care I how faire shee be? ...
-- George Wither (Whithers, Whyther), Mistress of Philarete.

A true man does not need to romance a different girl every night, a true man romances the same girl for the rest of her life.
-- Ana Alas.

Love is a light that never dims
Like the deepest passion is the ultimate sin.
-- Mary B. Coger.

Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion.
-- Barry Lopez.

A woman is always a mystery: one must not be fooled by her face and her hearts inspiration.
-- E. De Amicis.

Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
-- Albert Einstein.

In life, what happens to you isn't as important as what happens in you.
-- Unknown.

Love is a tickle around the heart that you can't scratch!
-- Georgia.

We can admire what we see, but we can only love what we truly know.
-- Unknown.

It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.
-- Thomas Mann.

Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.
-- Aphra Behn.

A girl without freckles is like a night without stars.
-- Unknown.

I miss thee, blithe companion of my youth
As now the changing years move slow away,
These times return, and now I know in truth
I loved you in that bright and happy day...
-- Colfax Burgoyne Harman. I Miss Thee.

My candle burns at both ends,
It will not last the night.
But ah, my foes and oh, my friends,
It gives a lovely light!
-- Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Whom we love best, to them we can say least.
-- English proverb.

Be tender to the young, compassionate to the aged, tolerant with the weak. For in your life, you will be all of these.
-- Unknown.

Face unto face, then, say,
Eyes mine own meeting,
Is your heart far away,
Or with mine beating?
-- Thomas Hardy, "Between Us Now".

Enthusiasm created from the heart is the spirit of the matter. It ignites your whole system so there's no drag, no resistance, no thoughts like "Do I have to?" coming from the head to sabotage the power of your surrender.
-- Sara Paddison.

Grief and tragedy and hatred are only for a time. Goodness, remembrance and love have no end.
-- George W. Bush, Nov. 2001.

A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That's basic spelling that every woman ought to know.
-- Mistinguett.

Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, re-made all the time, made new.
-- Ursula K. Le Guin.

Come with me, and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That hills and valleys, dales and fields, Woods or steepy mountain yields.
-- Christopher Marlowe. ("The Passionate Shepherd to his Love")

You know you mean so much to me that I am scared to close my eyes and open them and see you not there. But I'm more afraid to leave them open and see you leave me.
-- Unknown.

Where there is love there is no question.
-- Albert Einstein.

Too long a sacrifice
Can make a stone of the heart.
-- William Butler Yeats, Easter, 1916.

The heart is the only broken instrument that works.
-- T.E. Kalem.

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
-- Thomas Paine.

It's not love's going hurts my days
But that it went in little ways.
-- Edna St. Vincent Millay.

It is not love, but lack of love which is blind.
-- Glenway Wescott.

Pure love: light burns with calm and ceaseless glow,
Eclipsing all emotions less profound.
Forever, in its unremitting flow,
Sweet solace for the human heart is found.
Pure love: light floods the over-flowing soul,
Sustains and soothes and consummates life's whole.
-- Colfax Burgoyne Harman. Intellect and Love.

Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
-- Euripides.

Love teaches even asses to dance.
-- French Proverb.

A kiss can beautify souls hearts and thoughts.
-- Unknown.

I have learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
-- James Rhinehart.

There are no elements so diverse that they cannot be joined in the heart of a man.
-- Jean Giraudoux.

The old sea-fog, in a tattered veil,
Comes to my door with a beggar's tale.
Her gray eyes wander with eager desire,
(She shudders and turns from my driftwood fire)
Till her gaze is held on a lacquered tray
Etched with the shadows of a spray
Of wild plum blossom ... the tray is old,
With dragon handles of painted gold.
As she reaches a thin and bony hand,
The wind calls her with a sharp command,
And she turns away, a cowering slave,
Hurrying off to her gray sea cave;
Forgetting the plate of Chinese red
With the plum's white beauty overspread.
-- Whitelaw Saunders. (The Beggar)

Being listened to and heard is one of the greatest desires of the human heart.
-- Unknown.

It is impossible to overestimate the immense need that humans have to be listened to, understood and taken seriously.
-- Unknown.

A relationship is like a rose,
How long it lasts, no one knows;
Love can erase an awful past,
Love can be yours, you'll see at last;
To feel that love, it makes you sigh,
To have it leave, you'd rather die;
You hope you've found that special rose,
'Cause you love and care for the one you chose.
-- Rob Cella.

A man prayed, and at first he thought that prayer was talking. But he became more and more quiet until in the end he realized that prayer is listening.
-- Soren Kierkegaard.

Artichokes are like humans: you have to go through so much to get to the heart.
-- Kathy Good.

From Home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.
-- Emily Matthews.

The art of love ... is largely the art of persistence.
-- Albert Ellis.

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
-- Rupert Brooke.

Have you ever loved somebody
So much it makes you cry?
Have you ever needed something so bad
You can't sleep at night?
Have you ever tried to find the words
But they don't come out right?
Have you ever?
Have you ever?
-- Unknown.

We are one big family of people, trying to make our way through the unfolding puzzle of life. We are all connected to one another in the heart. Connecting with the ultimate source of love is possible through discovering the hidden power in your heart.
-- Sara Paddison.

A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.
-- Chinese Proverb.

At night the fool lays down in bed awaiting for her lover.
Refusal of the thought that he is laying with another.
Her love is blind, resist these thoughts! but others see her pain.
But in her mind, she's doing wrong and she's the one to blame.
People try to tell her how much better off she'd be.
But through her pain and suffering she's blind and cannot see.
So please be quiet--let her sleep, escaping from her fears.
To sleep away another day her lover is her tears.
-- Rachel Lavely (The Fool).

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

God is closest to those with broken hearts.
-- Jewish Saying.

Happiness is not something you have in your hands; it is something you carry in your heart.
-- Unknown.

That internal rending called the Broken Heart, is the especial lot of all sensitive people. No such person lives long in this world before he has his heart broken. And as live goes on the heart gets sundered into smaller and ever smaller pieces. However, These people also come to know without any question, that the important thing is to let the world break the human heart. For one thing, there is room in the broken heart and only there, For all the sorrows of the world. The broken heart and only it, Is curative, redemptive, of the wasteland around. Moreover, it is the very raw material necessary for a strange and important alchemy which has been described in the words: "Your sorrow will be turned into Joy".
-- Unknown. (The Broken Heart).

I have never seen Atheism dry the tears of a widowed bride. I have never seen Atheism comfort the single mother. I have never seen Atheism calm the spirit of a distressed father. And I have never seen Atheism offer hope to the hopeless, forgiveness to the sinner, and grace and mercy to all who ask it. Atheism indeed denies humans of the one thing our souls so long for; an answer. I have found the answer! The One and Only Answer.
-- Logan McAdams.

A lawful kiss is never worth a stolen one.
-- Guy de Maupassant.

How can I, that girl standing there, My attention fix On Roman or on Russian Or on Spanish politics?
-- William Butler Yeats, Politics.

I am tired, Beloved, of chafing my heart against the want of you; of squeezing it into little inkdrops, and posting it.
-- Amy Lowell. (The Letter).

Love is an energy; it can neither be created nor destroyed. It just is and always will be, giving meaning to life and direction to goodness... Love will never die.
-- Bryce Courtney.

A lover fears all that he believes.
-- Ovid.

I am two fools, I know, For loving, and for saying so in Whining poetry.
-- John Donne.

It is important to stay cool, but be sure to not get frostbite.
-- Unknown.

Con the dead page as 'twere live love: press on!
Cold wisdom's words will ease thy track for thee;
Aye, go; cast off sweet ways, and leave me wan
To biting blasts that are intent on me...
-- Thomas Hardy, Her Reproach.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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