Happy Love Quotes
Can we understand the true meaning of love through some happy quotes – if that is possible.
Let’s look at some happy love quotes. If you look for a definition of love there are a great many around. For example, in about.com you may find a quotation that sums up the meaning of love for you. But before that, you might find it in the list below.
LOVE!!!!! Such a wonderful thing according to the sentiment in many songs. Even if the object of the sentiment was a can of Coke! But even that cynical commercialism was transformed into something with a feeling of well-being by a simple change of lyrics, as quoted by Coca Cola, – “a tiny bit of commonality between all peoples…”. Does this demonstrate that we all need to belong and be loved and appreciated by others?
Maybe Mr. Burns should have remembered his namesake Rabbies’s observation:
“The best laid schemes o’ mice and men Gang aft a-gley; And leave us naught but grief and pain For promised joy”
All of us fall in love at some point in our life. Some many times as they progress and mature through the years of their life. But is love only about loving one another and spending our whole life together? Apart from love, there can be selfish and practical reasons for doing so. Or does love has a wider meaning attached to it? Is love measurable if put to the test? Most people face that dilemma at some time in their lives.
Love, as we should know, is not just about loving having romantic feelings for someone, but it is also about having a loving & caring approach for our fellow humans who may be neither aware or responsive. Universal love has a spiritual aspect regardless of the object or the physicality of that love. Whatever one cares for deeply becomes that person’s love for it.
Let’s look at a few more happy quotes about love and & its nature in this regard.
“Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.” – Eric Fromm.
“Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.” – Kahlil Gibran.
“If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.” – Mother Teresa.
“Love is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.” – Nicholas Sparks.
“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you’re getting this down.” – Woody Allen.
“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” – Mother Teresa.
So love is selfless it is claimed. It does not ask for anything in return. It only gives. But is it at all a realistic definition of love? Do we not expect something in return when we love someone? Yes we do. That is the selfish side of love.
Read through these happy love quotes to appreciate the varied views of some great thinkers and philosophers.
But we must always keep in mind that in the balance sheet of love, giving should always be more than taking. If it happens the other way round then it is not love. You can call it by some other name – say selfishness.
“The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.” – Homer (the ancient Greek)
“A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
But what about the beginning of love? Love always has a connection with friendship. Many people believe two people cannot fall in love with each other unless they are good friends with each other. So how deep is the relationship between love & friendship?
Perhaps these happy love quotes might give us an inkling:
“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.” – Unknown.
“Friendship involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one’s self and appreciating what is noble and loving in another.” – Thomas Hughes.
“Friendship is love minus sex and plus reason. Love is friendship plus sex and minus reason.” – Mason Cooley.
“Love demands infinitely less than friendship.’ – George Jean Nathan.
“There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first…when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.” – Paramahansa Yogananda.
“No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.” – Francois Mauriac.
“If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.” – La Rouchefoucauld.
So love does share a very deep relationship with friendship. But friendship is an aspect of love. When that friendship becomes very special and physical, it might merge into love. But even after that metamorphosis the friendship must stay alive. If it does not then that love might fail someday.
“You can lead a heart to love, but you can’t make it fall.” – Unknown.
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Unknown.
Although love is such a wonderful journey to undertake, the journey is not always smooth. There can be rough weather patches which might rock the boat a little. But it is friendship which rescues love from that bad weather. If friendship or mutual respect is not present there then it could become impossible to continue to love effortlessly.
But ending love is not so easy.
“Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. It thrives in the face of all of life’s hazards, save one–neglect.” – Andrew Carnegie.
“It bears all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians, 13:7-8
“People come in and out of our lives to teach us. And we teach other people. It’s part of the process. They come in and they go out. Some stay for longer than others.” – Gillian Anderson.
“Promise you won’t forget me, because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.” – Winnie the Pooh.
“To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.” – Anna Louise Strong.
“Love is like war: Easy to begin but hard to end.” – Unknown.
So we can see it is very hard to end love. Yes we can always leave the person we love but if we loved them then it is very difficult to end the love we have for them in our hearts.
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Maybe if Romeo and Juliet had read these happy love quotes they just might have avoided the tragedy.