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Quotations about love

Fred Rogers – Love is an active noun, like struggle

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Fred RogersLove isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.

Fred Rogers  

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Oscar Wilde – Don’t love someone for their looks

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Oscar WildeYou don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

Oscar Wilde   (1854-1900)

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Orson Scott Card – Love is finding that the thing. . .

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Orson Scott CardLove is finding that the things you like best about yourself are not in you at all, but in the person who completes you.

Orson Scott Card   (1951-)

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Maya Angelou – If you have only one smile in you

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Maya AngelouIf you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.

Maya Angelou   (1928-2014)

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Michel de Montaigne – Courtesy, that begets liking and inclination to love

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Michel de MontaigneCourtesy, like grace and beauty, that which begets liking and inclination to love one another at the first sight, and in the very beginning of our acquaintance and familiarity; and, consequently, that which first opens the door for us to better ourselves by the example of others, if there be anything in the society worth notice.

Michel de Montaigne  

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David Hume – Love in full force requires some jealousy

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David HumeJealousy is a painful passion; yet without some share of it, the agreeable affection of love has difficulty to subsist in its full force and violence.

David Hume   (1711-1776)

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Gautama Buddha – In the end these things matter most

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BuddhaIn the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?

Gautama Buddha   (563 BC-483 BC)

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