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Quotes on Love, Life, and Friendship

Love1. "True love can blind you but at the same time if you let it, it can also open your eyes."

2. "Love and electricity are one in the same, my dear. If you do not feel the jolt in your soul every time a kiss is shared, a whisper is spoken, a touch is felt, then you're not really in love at all."
-C.J. Franks

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

4. "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."

5. "I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love."
-Mother Teresa

6. "If you would be loved, love and be lovable."
-Benjamin Franklin

7. "Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition."
-Alexander Smith

8. "True love never dies for it is lust that fades away. Love bonds for a lifetime but lust just pushes away."
-Alicia Barnhart

9. "Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop."

10. "Where there is love there is life."

11. "The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved."
-Victor Hugo

12. "Kisses kept are wasted;
Love is to be tasted.
There are some you love, I know;
Be not loath to tell them so.
Lips go dry and eyes grow wet
Waiting to be warmly met,
Keep them not in waiting yet;
Kisses kept are wasted."
-Edmund Vance Cooke

13. "There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness."
-Friedrich Nietzsche

14. "Love, free as air at sight of human ties,
Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies."
-Alexander Pope

15. "Love is a spirit of all compact of fire."
-William Shakespeare

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

17. "Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better."
-William Shakespeare

18. "The course of true love never did run smooth."
-William Shakespeare

19. "They do not love that do not show their love."
-William Shakespeare

20. "Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same."

21. "Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here."
-Marianne Williamson

22. "To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed -- that can make life a garden."

23. "Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes."

24. "But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine."
-Thomas Jefferson

25. "Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light."
-Albert Schweitzer

26. "A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."

27. "A friend is a gift you give yourself."
-Robert Louis Stevenson

28. "Love is the irresistible desire to be desired irresistibly."
-Mark Twain

29. "Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets."
-Arthur Miller

30. "Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl -- no superior alternative has yet been found."
-Sir Winston Churchill

31. "I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you."
-Roy Croft

32. "The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart."
-Helen Keller

33. "My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake."

34. "Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies."

35. "A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

36. "It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

37. "The only way to have a friend is to be one."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

38. "Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends."

39. "A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire."
-François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

40. "However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship."
-François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

41. "Hold a true friend with both your hands."
-Nigerian Proverb

42. "To me, fair friend, you never can be old
For as you were when first your eye I eyed,
Such seems your beauty still."
-William Shakespeare

43. "Friendship is constant in all other things
Save in the office and affairs of love."
-William Shakespeare

44. "The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right."
-Mark Twain

45. "Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce."

46. "Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship."
-Oscar Wilde

47. "We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival."
-Sir Winston Churchill

48. "Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles."
-Helen Keller

49. "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
-Abraham Lincoln

50. "Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life."
-Eleanor Roosevelt

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