Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person; it is an attitude, an ordination of character which determines the relatedness of the person to the whole world as a whole, not toward one object of love.
In order to be walked over, you have to be lying down.
Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one’s own self.
Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says: ‘I need you because I love you’
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
C. S. Lewis
It would be impossible to “love” anyone or anything one knew completely. Love is directed towards what lies hidden in its object.