Sunday, January 11, 2009


Well I'm getting used to one-phrase titles thingy...

Here are some definitions of the word from dead people.

Love covers over a multitude of sins. — Peter 4:8

The more you judge, the less you love. - Honoré de Balzac

If a thing loves, it is infinite. — William Blake

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all. — Samuel Butler

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. — Rachel Carson

Love not what you are, but what you may become. — Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

In our life there is a single colour, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the colour of love. — Marc Chagall

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. — G. K. Chesterton

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. — Charles Dickens

The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists. — Charles Dickens

He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A mind might ponder its thought for ages, and not gain so much self-knowledge as the passion of love shall teach in a day. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there’s love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. — Ella Fitzgerald

All work is empty save when there is love. — Kahlil Gibran

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The unspoken factor is love. The reason I can work so hard at my writing is that it’s not work for me. — John Irving

We invent what we love, and what we fear. — John Irving

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with objects it loves. — Carl Gustav Jung

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same. — Helen Keller

Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't even have to make your subject and verb agree to serve...You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. — Martin Luther King

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. — Martin Luther King

If you have love, you will do all things well. — Thomas Merton

What’s often in your heart is the hardest to reach. — George Harrison

Understand. Love. Create. That’s all. — David Morgan

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go into the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius. — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. — Friedrich Nietzsche

The heart has its reason that reason cannot know. — Blaise Pascal

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. — Plato

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. — Bertrand Russell

First, you have to have fun. Second, you have to put love where your labour is. Third, you have to go in the opposite direction to everyone else. — Anita Roddick

To love is not to look at one another, but to look together in the same direction. — Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry

Love sought is good, but giv'n unsought is better. — William Shakespeare

What’s done is done. The joy is in the doing. — William Shakespeare

Love is not love when it alteration finds. — William Shakespeare

Love that well which thou must leave ere long. — William Shakespeare

Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind. — William Shakespeare

The course of true love never did run smooth. — William Shakespeare

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. — William Shakespeare

They do not love that do not show their love. — William Shakespeare

Then must you speak Of one that lov'd not wisely but too well. — William Shakespeare

True love in this differs from gold and clay, that to divide is not to take away. Love is like understanding, that grows bright, gazing on many truths. — Percy Bysse Shelley

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

In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love. — Igor Stravinsky

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love. — Mother Theresa

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. — Mother Theresa

There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love. — Mother Theresa

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

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. — Leo Tolstoy

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain. — Mark Twain

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others. — Vincent van Gogh

Love conquers all things. — Virgil

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. — Voltaire

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