Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
When we come to the last moment of this lifetime and we look back across it, the only thing that's going to matter is 'What is the quality of our love?'
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.
Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
To love someone is to acknowledge the goodness of who they are. Through loving a person we awaken their awareness of their own innate goodness. It is as though they cannot know how worthy they are until they look into the mirror of our love and see themselves.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.
You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
We accept the love we think we deserve.
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love
We really have to understand the person we want to love. If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love. If we only think of ourselves, if we know only our own needs and ignore the needs of the other person, we cannot love.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
That word is love.
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