Valentine’s day: Love is…

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Love is…Authors, poets, song writers, altruists alike have something to say about love. We fall in love and out of love. We seek love and run from love. There is pure love, familial love, brotherly and motherly love. Love may grow from friendship, from admiration, from devotion, or even lust. We revere love yet use it frivolously – ‘I just love these French fries!’

Love is a many-splendored thing.
Paul Francis Webster

Love is as love does.
M. Scott Peck (and Forest Gump)

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. 
Bruce Lee

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. 

Mother Teresa

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop. 
H. L. Mencken

Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.
John Lennon

Love is an asset and a detriment. ‘Love is blind.’ ‘The heart wants what the heart wants.’

It is the stuff of slogans.

‘Make Love not War!’ ‘Love it or Leave it!’ ‘Love is the Answer!’ ‘I [heart] New York!’

‘Love means not ever having to say you are sorry’. Thanks a lot for that one, Erich Segal.

Love is elusive, love is in the air, love is all around, love is where you find it, love will keep us together.

Love is patient. Love is kind.

Love Love me do! / You know I love you!

Love, sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.

Hal David

Get out there today and just LOVE.

                      -Carol A. Vaeth

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