Valentines Day is an opportunity. It’s a day to think about love, caring, closeness, and connection. Those things can be felt with friends, lovers, and family. As you think about those for whom you feel love and caring, here are some quotations from a broad range of sources to inspire you, remind you, and even to guide you. I hope that you find at least one of them to be meaningful to you.
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
Charles M. Schulz
“The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.”
“A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.”
“What a lover’s heart knows let no man’s brain dispute.”
Aberjhani, Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black
“Friendship, trust, loyalty and patience are the crucial ingredients of true love. Happy Valentines Day.”
“Try to be patient with each other because we all make mistakes, focus on your friendship and enjoy your love life. Happy Valentine’s Day”
“True love admits wrongdoing, it makes an effort to make amends and doesn’t dwell in yesterday’s mistake. Always love one another. Happy Valentine’s Day.”
“On Valentine’s Day, we are reminded what our relationships could be like the other 364.”
“I love you every day as if it is Valentine’s day.”
“Love is an afternoon of fishing when I’d sooner be at the ballet.
Love is eating burnt toast and lumpy graving with a big smile.
Love is hearing the words ‘You’re beautiful’ as I fail to squeeze into my fat jeans.
Love is refusing to bring up the past, even if doing so would be a slam dunk to prove your point.
Love is your hand wiping away my tears, trying to erase streaks of mascara.
Love is the warm hug that extinguishes an argument.
Love is a humbly-uttered apology, even if not at fault.
Love is easy to recognize but so hard to define; however, I think it boils down to this…
Love is caring so much about the feelings of someone else, you sacrifice whatever it takes to help him or her feel better.
In other words, love is my heart being sensitive to yours.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes
“Love is the only answer to every question. It is the only thing that will serve you in every situation. It is the route and the destination. It is medication, liberation and should be at the heart of and expression of your vocation.”
“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.”
“A friend is what the heart needs all the time.”
Henry Van Dyke
“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”
“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.”
“Love consists in desiring to give what is our own to another and feeling his delight as our own.”
“To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.”
G. W. Von Leibnitz
“If you would be loved, love and be lovable.”
“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
“Couples are jigsaw puzzles that hang together by touching in just enough points. They’re never total fits or misfits.”
“Love is everything it’s cracked up to be…It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.”
Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day