Love Quotes (1,000+ quotes)
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”
As quoted in A Small Drop of Ink: A Collection of Inspirational and Moving Quotations of the Ages (2003) by Linda Pendleton
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer.”
―Rainer Maria Rilke
Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties: Translations and Considerations (W. W. Norton & Company, 1994), p. 31
“Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best…”
Lyrics to the song Packard Goose on the album Joe's Garage: Act III (19 November 1979)
The Osbournes television show.
“Hopes rise and dreams flicker and die. Love plans for tomorrow and loneliness thinks of yesterday. Life is beautiful and living is pain. The sound of music floats down a dark street.”
―Hunter S. Thompson
Letter to Gerald Ching Tyrrell, (11 November 1956), p. 28 - The Proud Highway : The Fear and Loathing Letters Volume I (1997)
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”
This quote is often attributed to Samuel Johnson and also to Washington Irving. The earliest attribution found so far is to Dr. Samuel Johnson in: "Our Home Magazine and Mothers' Journal, Volume 6" (1841), p. 189. Earliest attribution to Irving found so far, in: "Gone before: being a manual of consolation for the bereaved, and a well of sympathy filled by H. Southgate" (1873), p. 232. This quote is probably apocryphal.
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“Philebus was saying that enjoyment and pleasure and delight, and the class of feelings akin to them, are a good to every living being, whereas I contend, that not these, but wisdom and intelligence and memory, and their kindred, right opinion and true reasoning, are better and more desirable than pleasure for all who are able to partake of them, and that to all such who are or ever will be they are the most advantageous of all things.”