CANNOT LOVE

I would rather have eyes that cannot see, ears that cannot hear, lips that cannot speak, than a heart that cannot love. ROBERT TIZON, attributed, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Ou

INSTINCT

Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside. HONORE DE BALZAC, A Woman of Thirty

LOVE AND REASON

We cannot reason ourselves into love, nor can we reason ourselves out of it, which suggests that love and reason have little to do with each other. CHRISTIAN NESTELL BOVEE, Intuitions and Summaries of Thought

NO BARRIERS

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. MAYA ANGELOU, attributed, The Power of Hope

PREREQUISITE

The prerequisite to loving others is to love yourself. If you don’t have a healthy respect for who you are, and if you don’t learn to accept yourself faults and all, you will never be able to properly love other people. JOEL OSTEEN, Become a Better You

ABOVE ALL ELSE

Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself. JEAN ANOUILH, L’homme et la mort dans l’histoire