Perfect love is rare indeed – for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.
— Leo Buscaglia
Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’
— Erich Fromm
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
— Bertrand Russell
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
— Alexander Smith
Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love – and to put its trust in life.
— Joseph Conrad
Don’t marry someone you can live with.
Marry someone you cannot live without
— Josh McDowell