Saturday, March 21, 2009

Love quotes, love poems, love songs, valentines quotes, valentine's day quotes, beautiful love quotes

1) "Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction."
-Saint-Exupery

2) "A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
-Ingrid Bergman

3) "I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love."
-Henry Ward Beecher

4) "True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen."
-La Rochefoucauld

5) "Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all."
-St. Augustine

6) "To love another person is to see the face of God."
-Les Miserables

7) "Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition."
-Alexander Smith

8) "Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never."
-Charles Caleb Colton

9) "There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not."
-La Rochefoucauld

10) "There is no remedy for love but to love more."
-Thoreau

11) "To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best."
-William M. Thackeray

12) "If you love someone, let them go. If they return to you, it was meant to be. If they don't, their love was never yours to begin with..."
-Unknown

13) "Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever."
-Unknown

14) "Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart."
-Unknown

15) "If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand."
-Unknown

16) "Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood."
-Karen Casey

17) "If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
-Mother Theresa

18) "Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop."


19) "We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."

20) "The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved."
-Victor Hugo

21) "Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire." -- Fran├žois de La Rouchefoucauld

22) "The heart has reasons that reason cannot know." -- Pascal

23) " 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all." -- Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam, 1850

24) We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
* W. Somerset Maugham

25) Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
* William Shakespeare

26) Julie Marie
Love is the best medicine, and there is more than enough to go around once you open your heart.

27) Sara Paddison, Hidden Power of the Heart
You'll discover that real love is millions of miles past falling in love with anyone or anything. When you make that one effort to feel compassion instead of blame or self-blame, the heart opens again and continues opening.


28) Love the heart that hurts you, but never hurt the heart that loves you.

29) Jason Jordan
Love is fire. But whether it's gonna warm your heart or burn your house down you can never tell.

30) Mother Teresa
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

31) Hamilton Wright Mabie
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.


Love Poems ans Songs

1) You and me together in silence, complete silence.
But I can hear our hearts singing in unison,
singing in harmony,
singing a song called
I LOVE YOU
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Friday, March 13, 2009

Friendship And Love : Is there any difference?

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What is friendship, and love? Is there a difference? These are two of the questions that have always intrigued most people. Unfortunately, precise and concise answers to such a question cannot be given. The least that can be said about these two is that both complement each other and that friendship is a subset of love!

Friendship

So what exactly is friendship? How do we define it? Why do we call a person our friend? When do we call someone a very good friend? These are questions to which answers can be sought but then they are case specific.

Friendship is not a state of mind, it's an act. It's something you do, it's not about whether you're good or not, it's not a reflection of you, it's a balanced relationship between people. It varies from person to person. But to define friendship loosely one could say that:

We call those people our friends whom

* We care and are ready to help us during times of distress
* With whom we share most of our thoughts
* We can always count upon our during an emergency

Friendship and love are not quite the same thing, although there's a lot of love around friendship. We are always sure that our friend will understand why we acted in a certain way. We need not explain anything to our very good friends. The friendship is so deep and the relationship is so intimate, that most of the things are automatically understood by our friends.

Love

The primary aspect in love, which makes it stand apart from friendship, is that the two individuals share a certain intimacy, which is greater than friendship

* A primary element in love is the physical element. Friendship has its boundaries defined and no matter how close you are with your friend, it is devoid of physical intimacy. The individuals look at an emotional quotient, which also involves their sexual attachment with each other. This is a vital difference between friendship and love
* In love, individuals generally have only one partner as against friendship. You may have numerous people whom you could call friends/ good friends but there exists only one person with whom you are in love
* A loving relationship makes one so much attached to the other, that one gets pained if his/her beloved is hurt!
* Friendship may last for a life time as does love and relationship but then the time spent by the individuals with each other is high in love / relationship as compared to friendship Life without love is like a year without spring. One could say that love is friendship plus physical closeness.

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