There is no greater wonder than the way the face and character of a woman fit so perfectly in a man’s mind, and stay there, and he could never tell you why. It just seems it was the thing he most wanted.
Robert Louis Stevenson
1850 — 1894
Love is like a rose. It’s all good-smelling, but if you hold it too tight, it can stab you, make you bleed, and scar you for life.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
1924 — 1987
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
G. K. Chesterton
1874 — 1936
A baby is born with a need to be loved -- and never outgrows it.
Frank A. Clark
The man’s desire is for the woman; but the woman’s desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1772 — 1834
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
1804 — 1881
Love can make the wisest of men turn into small minded idiots. And idiots into the best lovers.
You cannot let go of someone you never really had, and if you had them you wouldn’t have to let go.
To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind.
1811 — 1872
Love is the irresistible desire to be desired irresistibly.
1873 — 1953
Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes just be an illusion.
Love lessens a woman’s delicacy and increases a man’s.
Jean de La Bruyère
1645 — 1696
If you think you love your mistress for her own sake, you are quite mistaken.
Duke François de La Rochefoucauld
1613 — 1680
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear.
You don’t love a woman for what she says, but love what she says because you love her.
1885 — 1967
There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.
1890 — 1957
The heart has its reasons, whereof reason knows nothing.
1623 — 1662
Love is the terrible secret people are suspected of unless they’re married, then one always suspects they don’t.
1931 — 2007
A teddy bear teaches a child that love means being there when you’re needed.