Quotes on St Valentine's Day, Love and Romance
"Love is, above all, the gift of oneself."
- Jean Anouilh 1910-1987
"The pleasure of love is in loving, and one is happier in the passion one feels than in the passion one arouses in another."
- Duc De La Rochefoucauld 1613-1680
"The love we give away is the only love we keep."
- Elbert Hubbard 1856-1915
from "The Notebook"
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 1900
"Youth's for an hour
Beauty's a flower
But love is the jewel that wins the world."
- Moira O'Neill
from "Songs of the Glens of Antrim"
Love, as told by the seers of old,
Comes as a butterfly tipped with gold.
Flutters and flies in sunlit skies,
Weaving round hearts that were one time cold.
- Algernon Charles Swinburne 1837-1909
'Tis that delightsome transport we can feel
Which painters cannot paint, nor words reveal,
Nor any art we know of can conceal."
- Thomas Paine 1737-1809
"I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart."
- Alice Walker 1944
"Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving."
- Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931
"Two things cannot alter,
Since Time was, nor today:
The flowing of water;
And Love's strange, sweet way."
- Japanese Lyric
Good morrow, 'Tis Saint Valentine's Day,
All in the morn betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your valentine.
- William Shakespeare Ophelia to Hamlet
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