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February 9, 2020: Love Is In The Air

February 14 is Valentine’s Day, a holiday that originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring an early Saint Valentinus. Since the 14th century during Geoffrey Chaucer’s time, the ritual of honoring love in our lives has expanded from his time’s celebration of courtly love to handwritten cards with flowers, doves and cupids in the 18th century, to the present commercial celebration of love in many areas around the world.

Whether it’s love of one’s family, friends, partner and/or soul mate, the recognition of the powerful role love has in our lives has been written about since early history. These inspirational and timeless thoughts remain as true today as the day they were written.

There are so many inspirational thoughts on love, that it was a challenge to select only a few. Here are some beautiful quotes on love to advise, cherish, and if you wish share with the ones who bring love into your life.

Inspirational Quotes on Love

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”

— Morrie Schwartz

“Love is a friendship set to music.”

—  Joseph Campbell

“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Love in its essence is spiritual fire.”

— Seneca

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

— Maya Angelou

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

— Martin Luther King Jr.

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”

— George Sand

“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.”

— Lao Tzu

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”

— Marcus Aurelius

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” 

— Helen Keller

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

– Buddha

“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

— Dr. Seuss

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

— Khalil Gibran

“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”

— Vincent Van Gogh

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

— Lao Tzu

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.”

— Sophocles

Which one was your favorite and if you have a favorite quote on love, share it in the comments below. As always, thank you for reading our Weekly Wandering’s Blog and Happy Valentine’s Day from our hearts to yours.

Quotes from readers:

“True love is like the sun shining with its own light, and offering that light to everyone.”

-Thich Nhat Hahn Thanks to Elaine M.

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