The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.
If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don't have it, no matter what else there is, it's not enough.
Immature love says, 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says, 'I need you because I love you.'
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, she is beautiful because you love her.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give -- which is everything.
Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.
Trouble is a part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.
Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great.
Men love because they are afraid of themselves, afraid of the loneliness that lives in them, and need someone in whom they can lose themselves as smoke loses itself in the sky.
Doubt that the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.
Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.
Love is giving someone the ability to destroy you and trusting them not to.