Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you