Who, being loved, is poor? ~Oscar Wilde and Other Quotes and Images


Ah me!  Love can not be cured by herbs. ~ Ovid

Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.  ~Henry David Thoreau

We loved with a love that was more than love.  ~Edgar Allan Poe

Do I love you because you’re beautiful,
Or are you beautiful because I love you?
~Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella

Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.  ~Mark Overby

Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river.  ~Malagasy Proverb

Love – a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.  ~Author Unknown

Love one another and you will be happy.  It’s as simple and as difficult as that.  ~Michael Leunig

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it.  You and you alone make me feel that I am alive.  Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.  ~George Moore

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.  ~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

We choose those we like; with those we love, we have no say in the matter.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

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

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.  ~Rose Franken

Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies.  ~Swedish Proverb

It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.  ~John Bulwer

‘Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come.  ~Lord Byron

Sometimes the shortest distance between two points is a winding path walked arm in arm.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Love is the poetry of the senses.  ~Honoré de Balzac

Love is a game that two can play and both win.  ~Eva Gabor

Without love, the rich and poor live in the same house.  ~Author Unknown

We don’t believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.  ~Marie Ebner Von Eschenbach, Aphorism

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.  ~François, duc de La Rochefoucauld

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.  ~Elinor Glyn

16 responses to “Who, being loved, is poor? ~Oscar Wilde and Other Quotes and Images

  1. What lovely quotes and beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing. Mini vacation. 🙂

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  2. I really enjoyed reading the quotes…thank you! I plan to write down my favourites.

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  3. Pretty flowers. Those quotes are wonderful.

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  4. lynnemarshall2

    Ah the golden haze. Thanks so much for putting together all of these wonderful quotes. When I was young I thought love was about pining and yearning and sadness. I’m so glad I matured and realized the rich blessing that love is.

    Thanks for sharing these thoughts with us.

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  5. Great quotes! I hadn’t seen some of these before. Thanks for sharing them.

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  6. Beautiful. I know this is going to sound weird, well maybe not coming from me, but I swear I can smell those roses. For real…do you have some kind of magic way to send fragrance through your wonderful website, Beth?

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  7. The rose pics really grabbed my attention. Great quotes too. The world can never have enough love.

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