Despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, I have not been able to answer... the great question that has never been answered: what does a woman want?
Genuine love is volitional rather than emotional.
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
Work is love made visible. And if you can't work with love, but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Only married people understand you can be miserable and happy at the same time.
Love is all, it gives all, and it takes all.
Don't forget to love yourself.
Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.
We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.
We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in the present.
Grief and sadness knits two hearts in closer bonds that happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger than common joys.
I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.
One who has loved truly can never lose entirely.
I am not sure exactly what Heaven will be like. But I do know that when we die and if comes the time for God to judge us, He will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' Rather He will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did?'
Love is the free exercise of choice. Two people love each other only when they are quite capable of living without each other but choose to live with each other.