If you don't love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.
Love doesn't need reason. It speaks from the irrational wisdom of the heart.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Love would never leave us alone.
We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.
A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have , so to speak , pawned a part of their narcissism.
I learn to love it more and more.
Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world.
Never pretend to a love which you don't actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Love is the free exercise of choice. Two people love each other only when they are quite capable of living without each other but choose to live with each other.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
The only victory over love is flight.
Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.