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quote by Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Love lieth deep; Love dwells not in lip-depths. with background image: man in black suit jacket and woman in blue dress kissing during daytime
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Love lieth deep; Love dwells not in lip-depths.

--Alfred Lord Tennyson

Longer Version:

Love lieth deep; Love dwells not in lip-depths;

Love laps his wings on either side the heart

Absorbing all the incense of sweet thoughts,

So that they pass not to the shrine of sound.


quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Gary Zukav: The opposite of love is not hate. It is fear. with background image: white and purple flower in macro shot
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The opposite of love is not hate. It is fear.

--Gary Zukav

quote by Brené Brown: Love is a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them -- we can only love others as much as we love ourselves. with background image: photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Love is a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them -- we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.

--Brené Brown

quote by Brené Brown: Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn't change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging. with background image: photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn't change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.

--Brené Brown



quote by Brené Brown: If we don't allow ourselves to experience joy and love, we will definitely miss out on filling our reservoir with what we need when... hard things happen. with background image: photo of author Brené Brown with quote

If we don't allow ourselves to experience joy and love, we will definitely miss out on filling our reservoir with what we need when... hard things happen.

--Brené Brown



quote by Brené Brown: Those who feel lovable, who love, and who experience belonging simply believe they are worthy of love and belonging. I often say that Wholeheartedness is like the North Star: We never really arrive, … with background image: photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Those who feel lovable, who love, and who experience belonging simply believe they are worthy of love and belonging. I often say that Wholeheartedness is like the North Star: We never really arrive, but we certainly know if we're headed in the right direction.

--Brené Brown
quote by Brené Brown: Here's what is truly at the heart of wholeheartedness: Worthy now, not if, not when, we're worthy of love and belonging now. Right this minute. As is. with background image: photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Here's what is truly at the heart of wholeheartedness: Worthy now, not if, not when, we're worthy of love and belonging now. Right this minute. As is.

--Brené Brown
quote by Rumi: The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak.

--Rumi
quote by Sigmund Freud: How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved. with background image: photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved.

--Sigmund Freud

quote by Lauren Klarfeld: Don't just love a person for the image, idea or concept of them, but love them for every fantastically weird and twisted details that makes them up. with background image: pink and blue sky with moon
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Don't just love a person for the image, idea or concept of them, but love them for every fantastically weird and twisted details that makes them up.

--Lauren Klarfeld
quote by Dalai Lama: Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Brené Brown: Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare. with background image: photo of author Brené Brown with quote

Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.

--Brené Brown
quote by Charles Darwin: The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. with background image: adult black and white dog leaning on wooden fence
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The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.

--Charles Darwin
quote by Rumi: A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Love is the bridge between you and everything. with background image: purple petaled flower with vase selective focus photography
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Love is the bridge between you and everything.

--Rumi
quote by Pope Francis: Let us learn to live with kindness, to love everyone, even when they do not love us. with background image: photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Let us learn to live with kindness, to love everyone, even when they do not love us.

--Pope Francis

quote by Brené Brown: To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly. with background image: blue sky with white clouds
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To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly.

--Brené Brown
quote by Osho: Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul. with background image: pink and white tulips on white surface
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Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.

--Osho
quote by Osho: A man who loves himself takes the first step towards real love. with background image: man in black suit jacket and woman in blue dress kissing during daytime
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A man who loves himself takes the first step towards real love.

--Osho
quote by Justin Kan: Be kind to yourself. If you won't, who will? with background image: man and woman kissing beside body of water during daytime
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Be kind to yourself. If you won't, who will?

--Justin Kan
quote by Hillary Clinton: Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance in the world to pursue your dreams. with background image: white and yellow flower in close up photography
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Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance in the world to pursue your dreams.

--Hillary Clinton
quote by Deepak Chopra: Love yourself. Love the world. There is no power stronger than love. with background image: photo of author Deepak Chopra with quote

Love yourself. Love the world. There is no power stronger than love.

--Deepak Chopra
quote by Paulo Coelho: Our soul is governed by four invisible forces: love, death, power and time. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Our soul is governed by four invisible forces: love, death, power and time.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Rumi: Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

--Rumi

Longer Version:

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.".


quote by Bob Marley: Love the life you live. Live the life you love. with background image: photo of author Bob Marley with quote

Love the life you live. Live the life you love.

--Bob Marley
quote by Augustine of Hippo: Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop. with background image: photo of author Augustine of Hippo with quote

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.

--Augustine of Hippo
quote by Vincent van Gogh: Love is eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence. with background image: photo of author Vincent van Gogh with quote

Love is eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence.

--Vincent van Gogh

Longer Version:

Love is eternal -- the aspect may change, but not the essence. There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning. The lamp was there and was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light too, and that is its real function. And love makes one calmer about many things, and that way, one is more fit for one's work.


quote by Martin Luther King Jr. : Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. with background image: couple portrait wallpaper
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Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.

--Martin Luther King Jr.
quote by Dalai Lama: When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Dalai Lama: Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Albert Einstein: When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again. with background image: photo of author Albert Einstein with quote

When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.

--Albert Einstein
quote by Dr. Seuss: I am weird, you are weird. Everyone in this world is weird. One day two people come together in mutual weirdness and fall in love. with background image: photo of author Dr. Seuss with quote

I am weird, you are weird. Everyone in this world is weird. One day two people come together in mutual weirdness and fall in love.

--Dr. Seuss
quote by Jess C. Scott: When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable. with background image: white and red flower with green leaves
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When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.

--Jess C. Scott
quote by Eminem: Love is just a word, but you bring it definition. with background image: red rose
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Love is just a word, but you bring it definition.

--Eminem
quote by Madonna: To be brave is to love unconditionally without expecting anything in return. with background image: grayscale photo of couples near body of water
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To be brave is to love unconditionally without expecting anything in return.

--Madonna

Longer Version:

To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don't want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.


quote by Sharon Salzberg: Love as a power can go anywhere. It isn't sentimental. It doesn't have to be pretty, yet it doesn't deny pain. with background image: photo of author Sharon Salzberg with quote

Love as a power can go anywhere. It isn't sentimental. It doesn't have to be pretty, yet it doesn't deny pain.

--Sharon Salzberg
quote by Victor Hugo: The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. with background image: yellow flower field during sunset
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The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.

--Victor Hugo

Longer Version:

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that one is loved; loved for oneself, or better yet, loved despite oneself.


quote by Ayn Rand: To say I love you one must first be able to say the I. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

To say I love you one must first be able to say the I.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Anaïs Nin: There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. with background image: closeup photo of white petaled flowers
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There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

--Anaïs Nin
quote by Victor Hugo: Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved. with background image: photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

--Victor Hugo
quote by Victor Hugo: Life is the flower for which love is the honey. with background image: purple petaled flower with vase selective focus photography
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Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

--Victor Hugo
quote by Victor Hugo: The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. with background image: photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

--Victor Hugo
quote by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius. with background image: photo of author Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with quote

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

--Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.

--William Shakespeare
quote by William Shakespeare: They do not love that do not show their love. with background image: blue flower in close up photography
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They do not love that do not show their love.

--William Shakespeare

Longer Version:

They do not love that do not show their love. The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.


quote by William Butler Yeats: A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love. with background image: photo of outer space
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A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.

--William Butler Yeats
quote by William Blake: I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love. with background image: shallow focus photography of red flower
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I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.

--William Blake

quote by William Hazlitt: To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind. with background image: photo of author William Hazlitt with quote

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.

--William Hazlitt
quote by Wayne W. Dyer: Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world. with background image: silver bell alarm clock
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Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.

--Wayne W. Dyer
quote by Thomas Carlyle: A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. with background image: pink rose bud closeup photo
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A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

--Thomas Carlyle
quote by Thomas Aquinas: The things that we love tell us what we are. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

The things that we love tell us what we are.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Thomas Aquinas: Well-ordered self-love is right and natural. with background image: photo of author Thomas Aquinas with quote

Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.

--Thomas Aquinas
quote by Taylor Swift: I think the perfection of love is that it's not perfect. with background image: photo of author Taylor Swift with quote

I think the perfection of love is that it's not perfect.

--Taylor Swift
quote by Tom Bodett: They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. with background image: person sleeping on gray gang chair
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They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.

--Tom Bodett
quote by Sarah Bernhardt: Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me. with background image: couple kissing under gray clouds
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Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.

--Sarah Bernhardt
quote by Samuel Johnson: The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne. with background image: woman in black jacket standing near window
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The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.

--Samuel Johnson
quote by Rumi: This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.

--Rumi
quote by Rumi: Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. with background image: grey ceramic woman's face with red rose figurine
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Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

--Rumi
quote by Robert Frost: Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. with background image: man and woman kissing beside body of water during daytime
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Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

--Robert Frost
quote by Robert A. Heinlein: Sex without love is merely healthy exercise. with background image: photo of author Robert A. Heinlein with quote

Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.

--Robert A. Heinlein
quote by Rabindranath Tagore: Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it. with background image: photo of author Rabindranath Tagore with quote

Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.

--Rabindranath Tagore
quote by Ovid: He who says o'er much I love not is in love. with background image: photo of author Ovid with quote

He who says o'er much I love not is in love.

--Ovid
quote by Ovid: Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears. with background image: brown and white long coated small dog lying on green grass
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Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears.

--Ovid
quote by Ovid: If you want to be loved, be lovable. with background image: photo of author Ovid with quote

If you want to be loved, be lovable.

--Ovid
quote by Plato: Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods. with background image: person holding flowers
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Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.

--Plato
quote by Paul Tillich: The first duty of love is to listen. with background image: blue flower in close up photography
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The first duty of love is to listen.

--Paul Tillich

quote by Marian Keyes: Love and kindness go hand in hand. with background image: pink rose in close up photography
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Love and kindness go hand in hand.

--Marian Keyes
quote by Mother Teresa: Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. with background image: woman in gray knit sweater covering her face with her hand
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Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

--Mother Teresa
quote by Mignon McLaughlin: A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. with background image: gray-scale photo of man and woman hugging
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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

--Mignon McLaughlin
quote by Maya Angelou: If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love. with background image: pink dahlia in bloom
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If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.

--Maya Angelou

Longer Version:

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good Morning' at total strangers.


quote by Martin Luther King Jr. : Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. with background image: galaxy wallpaper
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Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

--Martin Luther King Jr.
quote by Martin Luther King Jr. : I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. with background image: red neon heart wallpaper
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I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

--Martin Luther King Jr.
quote by Martin Luther King Jr. : Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. with background image: couple sitting near trees during golden hour
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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

--Martin Luther King Jr.
quote by Maria Montessori: Now, what really makes a teacher is love for the human child; for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission. with background image: photo of author Maria Montessori with quote

Now, what really makes a teacher is love for the human child; for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.

--Maria Montessori

Love is space and time measured by the heart.

--Marcel Proust
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Mahatma Gandhi: A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. with background image: white tulips in white background
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A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

--Mahatma Gandhi
quote by Madame de Stael: In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable. with background image: silhouette of man and woman kissing
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In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable.

--Madame de Stael
quote by Kinky Friedman: Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail. with background image: toddler hugging siberian husky
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Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.

--Kinky Friedman
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms. with background image: red and white heart balloons
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Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. with background image: white and purple flower in macro shot
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Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Loretta Young: Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you. with background image: man kissing the woman wearing blue polka-dot dress
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Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you.

--Loretta Young
quote by Lord Byron: Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey. with background image: pink flowers in tilt shift lens
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Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.

--Lord Byron
quote by Lord Byron: Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure. with background image: photo of author Lord Byron with quote

Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.

--Lord Byron
quote by Lilly Singh: Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate to… with background image: leafless tree under gray sky
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Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.

--Lilly Singh
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