Wise Words from “Love Gurus” Become Love Proverbs

They say, “Love is all you need.” Who is this “they?” Who are these people who are quoted so often that their quotes acquire the status of proverbs? They are people like us who, having fallen in love, could not help putting their feelings in words. Given below are a few such axioms and proverbs on the subject of love.

To be loved, be lovable.

Edmund Spenser
Gather the rose of love whilst yet is time.

Don Byas
You call it madness, but I call it love.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
All mankind love a lover.

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Barbara de Angelis
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.

Paul Tillich
The first duty of love is to listen.

William Shakespeare
Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.

Woodrow Wyatt
A man falls in love through his eyes; a woman through her ears.

Torquato Tasso
Any time not spent in love is wasted.

There is no difference between a wise man and a fool when they fall in love.

Jean Paul F. Richter
Paradise is always where love dwells.

Oscar Wilde
Who, being loved, is poor?

Jeff Zinnert
Never have regrets, follow your heart.

Christopher Marlowe
Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?

Latin Proverb
A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.

Alfred Lord Tennyson
Love is the only gold.

Jean Anouilh
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

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