RON HENGGELER

February 14, 2018

Quiet Contemplations . . .

a little Valentine

Love loves to love love.

James Joyce

Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love.

William Shakespeare

 

Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.

Zig Ziglar

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.

Rumi 

Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.

Lord Byron


When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out.

Elizabeth Bowen

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it and it darts away.

Dorothy Parker

Love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly that you feel you could die of it.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.

Christopher Marlowe

 

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.

Robert Browning

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.

Simone de Beauvoir

 

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

David Viscott

Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.

Emily Dickenson

 

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'.

John Greenleaf Whittler

 

When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.

Albert Einstein

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.

James Baldwin

 

Love cannot accept what it is. Everywhere on earth it cries out against kindness, compassion, intelligence, everything that leads to compromise. Love demands the impossible, the absolute, the sky on fire, inexhaustible springtime, life after death, and death itself transfigured into eternal life.

Albert Camus


If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.

Michel de Montaigne

I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street.

W. H. Auden

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Laozi

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

Aristotle

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

H.L. Menchen

Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.

Nicholas Sparks

Love is what still goes on when you're not horny.

Robert A. Heinlein

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

Leo Tolstoy

 

 

 

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.

Ann Landers

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.

Thomas Merton

 

 

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.

Saint Augustine

 

 

Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly.

Paulo Coelho

 

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

Marilyn Monroe

 

 

This is the true measure of love, When we believe that we alone can love, That no one could ever have loved so before us, And that no one will ever love in the same way after us.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sometimes people put up walls, not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.

Banana Yoshimoto

 

So, lively brisk old fellow, don't let age get you down. White hairs or not, you can still be a lover.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

 

 

One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.

Khalil Gibran

 

 

 

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

 

 

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

Robert Heinlein

 

 

Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without. If you don't start with that, what are you going to end up with? Fall head over heels. I say find someone you can love like crazy and who'll love you the same way back. And how do you find him? Forget your head and listen to your heart.

William Parrish

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.

e.e. cummings

As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.

Pablo Neruda

 

We are most alive when we're in love.

John Updike

 

 

 

Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love.

William Shakespeare 

Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you.

Loretta Young

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.

Maya Angelou

TextYou know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Dr. Seuss

 

 

 

 

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

Oscar Wilde

That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

 

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