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Quotes January 25, 2023

Courtesy of Henrik Edberg The Positivity Blog

“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.”

Paulo Coelho
“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”

Neil Gaiman
“A simple “I love you” means more than money.”
Frank Sinatra
“Love is the flower; you’ve got to let it grow.”
John Lennon
“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.”
Marilyn Monroe
“I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
William Shakespeare
“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
Jane Austen
“We love the things we love for what they are.”

Robert Frost
“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.”

Barbara De Angelis
“Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you.”
Dolly Parton
“You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“All you need is love.”

The Beatles
“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”
Robert Fulghum
“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”

Oscar Wilde

Quotes January 17 & 18, 2023

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“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”

William W. Purkey
“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”

Zelda Fitzgerald
“When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.”

Leo Tolstoy
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”

Stephen Chbosky
“To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you are the world.”
Dr. Seuss
“To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return.”

“The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.”

Blaise Pascal
“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”

Jane Austen
“Patience is the mark of true love. If you truly love someone, you will be more patient with that person.”

Thich Nhat Hanh
“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
Andre Gide
“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”

Victor Hugo
“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky
“Love is an endless act of forgiveness.”
“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”
Tom Bodett
“You always gain by giving love.”

Reese Witherspoon
“First and foremost, self-love, and then give love away.”
Katy Perry
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”

William Shakespeare
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”

Audrey Hepburn
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.”

Nat King Cole
“There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.”

Bob Marley

Quotes January 11, 2023

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“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”
Anaïs Nin
“Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.”

James Thurber
“The best proof of love is trust.”
Joyce Brothers
“A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.”

Honore de Balzac
“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small.  My judgment called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”

Kim McMillen
“Fortune and love favor the brave.”

“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”
Carl Sagan
“To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.”

T. Tolis
“Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.”
David Wilkerson
“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”
Wayne Dyer
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Where there is love there is life.”
Mahatma Gandhi
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

Robert A. Heinlein
“And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.”
Paul McCartney
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
A. A. Milne
“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”
Jane Austen
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.”
Josh Billings
“It’s easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.”

Bertrand Russell

Quotes January 04, 2023

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“The giving of love is an education in itself.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“The more one judges, the less one loves.”

Honore de Balzac
“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.”

Pablo Neruda
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”
Ingrid Bergman
“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” 
Diane Von Furstenberg
“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, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Lao Tzu
“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.”

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives? When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

Kahlil Gibran
“Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.”
Andre Breton
“Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all.”
Ernest Hemingway
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”

Elbert Hubbard
“I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.”

Kristen Neff
“Love is a better teacher than duty.”
Albert Einstein
“True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.”
Erich Segal
“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.”
Barbara De Angelis
“The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.”
Hubert H. Humphrey
“Every person has to love at least one bad partner in their lives to be truly thankful for the right one.”


Quotes December 28, 2022

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“’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”

Alfred Lord Tennyson
“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”
Vincent Van Gogh
“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.”

Albert Ellis
“If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.”
Benjamin Franklin
“When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.”

Harry Palmer
“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.”
“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“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.”

Paulo Coelho
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.
“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.”
Andrew Matthews
“We are most alive when we’re in love.”
John Updike
“The love we give away is the only love we keep.”
Elbert Hubbard

Quotes December 14, 2022

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“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.”
Lao Tzu
“You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”

Julia Roberts
“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.”
Alfred Tennyson
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”

Marcus Aurelius
“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”
Helen Keller
“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”
Oscar Wilde
“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.”
Henry Miller
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”

Oprah Winfrey
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

Dr. Seuss
“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.”

Khalil Gibran

Quotes December 07, 2022

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“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
Lucille Ball
“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”

Morrie Schwartz
“Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.”
Lord Byron
“If I know what love is, it is because of you.”

Herman Hesse
“I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.”

Roy Croft
“Love is a friendship set to music.”

Joseph Campbell
“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.”

Blaise Pascal
“Love in its essence is spiritual fire.”

“The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.”

Gilbert K. Chesterton
“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”

Eleanor Roosevelt
“Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.”
Leo Buscaglia
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

Maya Angelou
“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”

George Sand
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”


Quotes November 30, 2022

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“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”

Napoleon Hill
“To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.”
Eva Young
“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.”

Abraham Lincoln
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”

Dalai Lama
“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”

Dale Carnegie
“Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.”

Joseph Barbara
“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
Paulo Coelho
“The best way out is always through.”

Robert Frost
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.”
Henry Ford
“Think of many things; do one.”

Portuguese proverb
“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”

James Baldwin

Quotes November 23, 2022

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“The best time to make friends is before you need them.”

Ethel Barrymore
“One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.”

George Santayana
“A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.”
Charles Darwin
“Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.”
Miles Franklin
“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”
Walter Winchell
“A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.”

Donna Roberts
“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.”

Ed Cunningham
“It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”
Marlene Dietrich
“Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.”
“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

Jim Rohn
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson
“The future depends on what you do today.”

Mahatma Gandhi
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”

Dale Carnegie
“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”

“You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind.”

Irish Proverb
“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”

B. B. King
“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”

Stephen Covey

Quotes November 16, 2022

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“Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.”
Greg Tamblyn
“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”

David Tyson
“Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.”’
“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”

Arnold H. Glasgow
“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
Linda Grayson
“A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.”
Len Wein
“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”
“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”

Charles Lamb
“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”
Tennessee Williams
“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.”

Jim Henson
“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.”

Leo Buscaglia
“The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.”
Henry David Thoreau
“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
Alice Walker
“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.”

Maxwell Maltz
“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

Abraham Lincoln
“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.”
Elbert Hubbard
“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”
“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”

Woodrow T. Wilson