Decades of Valentines

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


Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death;                     ~Song of Solomon


The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of. ~Blaise Pascal


That Love is all there is, Is all we know of Love. EMILY DICKINSON


Yes, love is free; it can dwell in no other atmosphere. ~Emma Goldman


Infantile love follows the principle: “I love because I am loved.”Mature love follows the principle: “I am loved because I love.”
Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.”Mature love says: “I need you because I love you.”                   ~ERICH FROMM


…love from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer, recognize and protect and comfort each other. ~ Han Suyin


Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. ~Rumi


Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself. ~Kierkegaard


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


Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, While loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu


Who, being loved, is poor?       ~Oscar Wilde


Your absence has gone through me like a thread through a needle, everything I do is stitched with its color.        ~W.S. Merwin


I hide myself within my flower,

That wearing on your breast,

You, unsuspecting, wear me too —

And angels know the rest.

I hide myself within my flower,

That, fading from your vase,

You, unsuspecting, feel for me

Almost a loneliness.

– Emily Dickinson



No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved. ~Mignon McLaughlinP1030560


To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead. ~ Bertrand Russell


We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant… You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after and nurture it.           ~ John Lennon


Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. ~ H.L. Mencken


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


Love is above all else, the gift of oneself. ~ Jean Anouilh


Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. ~William Shakespeare


Love’s reason’s without reason.   ~ William Shakespeare


My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.   ~ William Shakespeare


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