Our Top 10 Famous Insights on Love

Happy 14th February! Naturally, we’re thinking about love today – romance, family, friends, colleagues (if you’re fortunate enough to enjoy your job). To celebrate all its manifestations, we’ve put together our favourite quotes that’ll resonate whether you’re treating yourself or spending some quality time with your significant other.

 

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” 
– Maya Angelou

 

“Beginnings are always ripe with possibilities, for they hold the promise of completion. Through love we imagine a new way of being. You see me as I’ve never seen myself. You airbrush my imperfections, and I like what you see. With you, and through you, I will become that which I long to be. I will become whole. Being chosen by the one you chose is one of the glories of falling in love. It generates a feeling of intense personal importance. I matter. You confirm my significance.”
― Esther Perel, Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic

 

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“It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit.”
― Eartha Kitt

 

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

 

“We usually think of education as something harsh imposed upon us against our will. Love promises to educate us in a very different way. Through our lovers, our development can start in a far more welcoming and energising way: with deep excitement and desire.” 
– Alain de Botton, The School of Life

 

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“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
– Lao Tzu

 

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
– Audrey Hepburn

 

“When you love and accept yourself, when you know who really cares about you, and when you learn from your mistakes, then you stop caring about what people who don’t know you think.” 
– Beyoncé Knowles

 

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“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

 

“To all the other dreamers out there, don’t ever stop or let the world’s negativity disenchant you or your spirit. If you surround yourself with love and the right people, anything is possible.”
– Adam Green

 

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