The Power of Love: Quotes & Poems

Love is all you need.
~Paul McCartney
I love thee, as I love the calm
Of sweet, star-lighted hours!
I love thee, as I love the balm
Of early jes'mine flow'rs.
~Eliza Acton
Love is a haunting melody
That I have never mastered
And I fear I never will.
~William S. Burroughs
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach....
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
~George Gordon, Lord Byron
If I know what love is,
It is because of you.
~Herman Hesse
Come my Celia, let us prove,
While we can, the sports of love;
Time will not be ours forever.
~Ben Jonson
Love is of all the passions the strongest,
for it attacks simultaneously the head,
the heart, and the senses.
And when love speaks,
the voice of all the gods makes
heaven drowsy with the harmony.
~William Shakespeare
Who ever loved,
that loved not at first sight?
~Christopher Marlowe
Nobody has ever measured,
not even poets, how much
the heart can hold.
~Zelda Fitzgerald
I will know deep in my heart,
The only dream that mattered,
had come true....
In this life, I was loved by you.
~Bette Midler
Love, like death,
changes everything.
~Kahlil Gibran

Love looks not with the eyes,
but with the mind;
And therefore is wing'd Cupid
painted blind.
~William Shakespeare
Unremembered and afar
I watched you as I watched a star,
Through darkness struggling into view,
And loved you better than you knew.
~Elizabeth Akers Allen
And I will make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies.
~Christopher Marlowe
Bid me to weep, and I will weep,
While I have eyes to see;
And, having none, yet I will keep
A heart to weep for thee.
~Robert Herrick
If I should meet thee after long years,
How should I greet thee?
With silence and tears.....
~Robert Browning
And looking to the Heaven,
that bends above you,
How oft! I bless the lot
that made me love you.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Love is a god
Strong, free, unabounded,
and as some define
Fears nothing, pitieth none.
~John Milton
It warms me, it charms me,
To mention but her name;
It heats me, it beats me,
And set me a' on flame.
~Robert Burns
The voice of my beloved! behold,
he cometh leaping upon the
mountains, skipping upon the hills.
~Song of Solomon 2:8
Love is the emblem of eternity:
it confounds all notion of time:
effaces all memory of a beginning,
all fear of an end.
~Germaine De Stael
I met in the street a very poor
young man who was in love.
His hat was old, his coat worn,
his cloak was out at the elbows,
the water passed through his shoes—
and the stars through his soul.
~Victor Hugo


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