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The roads we take are more important than the goals we announce. Decisions determine destiny.

We have a choice: to plow new ground or let the weeds grow.
Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
Real love stories never have endings.
A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
The greatest things are accomplished by individual people, not by committees or companies.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
I love a hand that meets my own with a grasp that causes some sensation.
The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be wise in love.
Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?
A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.
An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.
Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge.
Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate it where it does not.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Love (understood as the desire of good for another) is in fact so unnatural a phenomenon that it can scarcely repeat itself, the soul being unable to become virgin again and not having energy enough to cast itself out again into the ocean of another's soul.
Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
To be in love is merely to be in a perpetual state of anesthesia.
Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.
Blue eyes say, Love me or I die; black eyes say, Love me or I kill thee.
A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple.
He who is not impatient is not in love.
Love laughs at locksmiths.
Love is a serious mental disease.
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin-it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring.
No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Love never reasons, but profusely gives; it gives like a thoughtless prodigal its all, and then trembles least it has done to little.
Frustrated love has been the incentive for many great works.
In the evening of life, we will be judged on love alone.
Love consists not in feeling great things but in having great detachment and in suffering for the Beloved.
Love is not blind -- it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.
That is the true season of love; when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved as much before, and that no one will ever love in the same way again.
If I love you, what business is it of yours?
We love because it's the only true adventure.
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Two persons love in one another the future good which they aid one another to unfold.
He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
I don't want to live -- I want to love first, and live incidentally.
He is not a lover who does not love forever.
Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
If a woman doesn't chase a man a little, she doesn't love him.
Love is a given, hatred is acquired.
If you love something let it go free. If it doesn't come back, you never had it. If it comes back, love it forever.
Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.
Love is like pi -- natural, irrational, and very important.
Love is like a fruit. It may look good, but you shouldn't bite in it until it's ripe.
Only the really plain people know about love --the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they very soon exhaust their talents.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Love and a cough cannot be hid.
People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.
We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.

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