Yes, these are for those who are madly-in-love and happily coupled-up with the object of their affection.
But they are also for those who are happily single.
They are for those who are feeling the torture of unrequited love.
And they are for those who are single and looking.
They are for the lonely.
And they are for those whose lives are so busy, they cannot seem to find a moment to just be with themselves.
These quotes are for all of us—and not just for Valentine’s Day.
“Love is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go. How can I judge that it will stay forever, when my act does not involve judgment and decision.” ~ Erich Fromm
“Perhaps the reason we are unable to love is that we yearn to be loved, that is, we demand something (love) from our partner instead of delivering ourselves up to him demand-free and asking for nothing but his company.” ~ Milan Kundera
“Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that. It lights up the whole sky.” ~ Hafiz
“I can think of no better way of redeeming this tragic world today than love and laughter. Too many of the young have forgotten how to laugh, and too many of the elders have forgotten how to love. Would not our lives be lightened if only we could all learn to laugh more easily at ourselves and to love one another.” – Theodore Hesburgh
“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” ~ Arthur Rubenstein
“Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.” ~ Gary Zukav
“There are four questions of value in life…What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.” ~ Jeremy Leven/Don Juan deMarco
What the world needs right now is so much love.
And if we can’t see enough love around us, then it’s time for us to give more and be more love.
Author: Hilda Carroll
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Editor: Travis May