Who, being loved, is poor?
More quotes by Oscar Wilde
When I was young, I thought that money was the most important thing in the world. Now that I’m old . . . I know it is.
More quotes about Love
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
We may tell ourselves that love is not really available. But the deeper truth is that we don’t entirely trust it, and therefore have a hard time fully opening to it or letting it all the way into us. This disconnects us from our own heart, exacerbating our sense of love’s scarcity.
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 is the free exercise of choice. Two people love each other only when they are quite capable of living without each other but choose to live with each other.
I have simply found a way of loving through whatever absences or dejections have fallen like tree branches in my path.
You can love a person dear to you with a human love, but an enemy can only be loved with divine love.
Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.