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Reading Comprehension - Love and marriage quotes


Develop your reading skills. Read the following love quotes and sayings.


Saint Valentine's Day

Love quotes

The face of a man

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
Honore de Balzac


The birth of love

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
Stendhal


Loving heart

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
Thomas Carlyle


Without his wings

Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord Byron


Fortune and love

Fortune and love favor the brave.
Ovid


Gravitation

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein


Not only to be loved

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.
George Eliot


Honey

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo


Conqueror

Love conquers all.
Virgil


It cultivates

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Love is a canvas

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Voltaire


Gross exageration

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
George Bernard Shaw


Love is a smoke

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
William Shakespeare


All we have

Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
Euripides


Holy fashion

What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow.
Nathaniel Hawthorne


Love and peace

If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
John Lennon


One word

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.
Sophocles


Power and love

Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


Truly artistic

The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Vincent van Gogh


The same direction

Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Whatever you do

Whatever you do, crush the infamous thing, and love those who love you.
Voltaire


To fear love

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Bertrand Russell


Love looks with the mind

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
William Shakespeare


The course of love

The course of true love never did run smooth.
William Shakespeare


The principle of love

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.


Martin Luther King, Jr.


Darkness

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.


Martin Luther King, Jr.


If I love you

If I love you, what business is it of yours?
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


But my heart

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Loving heart

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

Thomas Carlyle


Passion

It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.
T. S. Eliot


Cure of love

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
Friedrich Nietzsche


They are necessities

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
Dalai Lama


One is loved

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
Paulo Coelho


It takes us somewhere

Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere.
Paulo Coelho


A trap

Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.
Paulo Coelho


It can be a nightmare

I'm not saying that love always takes you to heaven. Your life can become a nightmare. But that said, it is worth taking the risk.
Paulo Coelho


Only love can

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


In the heart

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
Buddha


Loving your creator

Do you love your creator Love your fellow-beings first.
Prophet Muhammad


Let them go

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
Khalil Gibran


Love

Love is often the fruit of marriage.
Moliere


Reason and love

Reason is not what decides love.
Moliere


Beautiful flower

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
Helen Keller


Selfishness and the mind

As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
Helen Keller


Gestures

Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.
Francois Rabelais


Only more love

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Mother Teresa


Smile

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Mother Teresa


Spread love

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
Mother Teresa


Love begins at home

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home.
Mother Teresa


The hunger for love

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Mother Teresa


Intense love

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
Mother Teresa


Even the rich!

Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
Mother Teresa


Dirty trick

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
W. Somerset Maugham


What is hell?

What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky


I love mankind

I love mankind, he said, "but I find to my amazement that the more I love mankind as a whole, the less I love man in particular.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky


In the same direction

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


When one is so sad

You see, one loves the sunset when one is so sad.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


True love

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Someone to love

I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.
Marilyn Monroe


The real lover

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


Beauty of the soul

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine


Jealous

He that is jealous is not in love.
Saint Augustine


Loved or understood?

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
George Orwell


If you loved someone

If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him love.
George Orwell


More than love

We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe


Melancholy

And so being young and dipped in folly I fell in love with melancholy.
Edgar Allan Poe


Marriage quotes

Successful marriage

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Mignon McLaughlin


An alliance

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.
George Bernard Shaw


How families work?

Newlyweds become oldyweds, and oldyweds are the reasons that families work.
Author Unknown


Chains

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.
Simone Signoret


Survival of marriages

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
Doug Larson


An advantage of marriage

One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.
Judith Viorst


Everything else is transitory

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
Friedrich Nietzsche


Devotion of a married woman

There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.
Oscar Wilde


An alliance

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.
George Bernard Shaw


Marriage without love

Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
Benjamin Franklin


Conditions for marriage!

No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.
Honore de Balzac


An orangutan

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
Honore de Balzac


They dream

They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
Alexander Pope


Gay marriage

I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that's not what America's about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don't contract them.
Barack Obama


Why a man marries?

A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn't want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.
W. Somerset Maugham


Before and after marriage

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
Marilyn Monroe


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