Quotes about love

A collection of quotes on the topic of family, friendship, love, unfaithfulness.

Best quotes about love

Vincent Van Gogh photo

„If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

Bob Marley photo

„One love, one heart, one destiny.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

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„Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.“

—  Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273

As quoted in Path for Greatness : Spiritualty at Work (2000) by Linda J. Ferguson, p. 51

Hermann Hesse photo

„If I know what love is, it is because of you.“

—  Hermann Hesse, book Narcissus and Goldmund

Narcissus and Goldmund (1930)

Bob Marley photo

„Overcome the devils with a thing called love.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

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George Sand photo

„There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.“

—  George Sand French novelist and memoirist; pseudonym of Lucile Aurore Dupin 1804 - 1876

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„Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.“

—  William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well

Variant: Love all, trust a few.
Source: All's Well That Ends Well

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„I would rather die of passion than of boredom.“

—  Emile Zola, book Au Bonheur des Dames

Source: The Ladies' Paradise

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Citát „I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard.“
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Citát „The first true love is always the last one.“
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„The first true love is always the last one.“

—  Andrzej Majewski Polish writer and photographer 1966

Aphorisms. Magnum in Parvo (2000)

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„Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

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„Love lives forever.“

—  Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009

Last title displayed on the film.
This Is It

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„Love the life you live.
Live the life you love.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

Variant: Love the life you live. Live the life you love.

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„Pain is just a consequence of love.“

—  Ariana Grande American singer-songwriter 1993

My Everything (2014)

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„If you love two people, pick the second, because if you truly loved the first, you wouldn't have fallen for the second.“

—  Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963

Variant: if you love two people at the same time, choose the second. Because if you really loved the first one, you wouldn't have fallen for the second.

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„You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect—you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

Variant: You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect — you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break — her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.

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„I'm the kind of boy that can fall in love with any girl because I love with the heart, not the eyes.“

—  Niall Horan Irish singer and songwriter 1993

Dare to Dream by One Direction, https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/6422638.Niall_Horan

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Citát „We have a choice, every single day that we wake up, of what we can put into the world, and I ask you to please choose love every single day.“
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„We have a choice, every single day that we wake up, of what we can put into the world, and I ask you to please choose love every single day.“

—  Harry Styles English singer, songwriter, and actor 1994

Speaking at his concert the day after the Manchester Arena bombing (23 May 2017) https://www.businessinsider.com/harry-styles-stops-concert-speech-on-manchester-attack-2017-5?IR=T

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Citát „And so being young and dipped in folly, I fell in love with melancholy.“
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„And so being young and dipped in folly, I fell in love with melancholy.“

—  Edgar Allan Poe American author, poet, editor and literary critic 1809 - 1849

Citát „I am that clumsy human, always loving, loving, loving. And loving. And never leaving.“
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„I would rather be hated for what I am, then loved for what I am not.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Variant: I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.

Citát „I love walking in the rain because no one can see me crying“
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„In my first video diary I explained my love for women who have a taste in carrots.“

—  Louis Tomlinson English pop singer 1991

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5834782.Louis_Tomlinson

Michael Jackson photo

„Before you judge me, try hard to love me,
Look within your heart then ask,
Have you seen my childhood?“

—  Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009

HIStory: Past, Present & Future, Book I (1995)

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„Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

'Where Do We Go From Here?" as published in Where Do We Go from Here : Chaos or Community? (1967), p. 62; many statements in this book, or slight variants of them, were also part of his address Where Do We Go From Here?" which has a section below. A common variant appearing at least as early as 1968 has "Returning violence for violence multiplies violence..." An early version of the speech as published in A Martin Luther King Treasury (1964), p. 173, has : "Returning hate for hate multiplies hate..."
1960s
Source: A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
Context: The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. … Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

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„I love deadlines. I like the whoosing sound they make as they fly by.“

—  Douglas Adams, book The Salmon of Doubt

Variant: I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
Source: The Salmon of Doubt (2002)

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„I'm possessed by love — but isn't everybody?“

—  Freddie Mercury British singer, songwriter and record producer 1946 - 1991

As quoted in "I am the Champion" by Nick Ferrari in The Sun (19 July 1985) http://www.queenarchives.com/index.php?title=Freddie_Mercury_-_07-19-1985_-_The_Sun.
Context: I'm possessed by love — but isn't everybody? Most of my songs are love ballads and things to do with sadness and torture and pain.
In terms of love, you're not in control and I hate that feeling. I seem to write a lot of sad songs because I'm a very tragic person. But there's always an element of humour at the end.

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„I can fight only for something that I love. I can love only what I respect. And in order to respect a thing I must at least have some knowledge of it.“

—  Adolf Hitler, book Mein Kampf

Variant: And I can fight only for something that I love, love only what I respect, and respect only what I at least know.
Source: Mein Kampf

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„Always remember. You will live. You will love. You will dance again.“

—  Jennifer Lopez, book True Love

Source: True Love

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„I believe in equal rights for everyone. I think God loves all“

—  Harry Styles English singer, songwriter, and actor 1994

Twitter response to anti-gay religious group Westboro Baptist Church picketing a One Direction concert (19 July 2013) https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/westboro-baptist-church-one-direction_n_3634663
Context: Despite the company outside, I believe in equal rights for everyone. I think God loves all. Thanks for coming to the show though.

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„Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.“

—  Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954

Variant: Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

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„Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. And between the two my life flows.“

—  Nisargadatta Maharaj, book I Am That

I am
Variant: Love says 'I am everything.' Wisdom says 'I am nothing.' Between the two, my life flows.
Source: I Am That
Context: "I find that somehow, by shifting the focus of attention, I become the very thing I look at, and experience the kind of consciousness it has; I become the inner witness of the thing. I call this capacity of entering other focal points of consciousness, love; you may give it any name you like. Love says 'I am everything'. Wisdom says "I am nothing'. Between the two, my life flows. Since at any point of time and space I can be both the subject and the object of experience, I express it by saying that I am both, and neither, and beyond both."

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„One love, one heart,
Let's get together and feel alright.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

One Love (cowritten with Curtis Mayfield), from the album Exodus, originally recorded on The Wailing Wailers (1965)
Song lyrics
Source: Bob Marley - Legend

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„Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar", every "supreme leader", every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.“

—  Carl Sagan, book Pale Blue Dot

Source: Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space (1994), p. 8, Supplemental image at randi.org http://www.randi.org/images/122801-BlueDot.jpg

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„Though thou loved her as thyself,
As a self of purer clay,
Tho' her parting dims the day,
Stealing grace from all alive,
Heartily know,
When half-gods go,
The gods arrive.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Give All to Love, st. 4
1840s, Poems (1847)

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„The truth is, indeed, that love is the threshold of another universe.“

—  Pierre Teilhard De Chardin French philosopher and Jesuit priest 1881 - 1955

"The Evolution of Chastity" (1934), as translated by René Hague in Toward the Future (1975)
Context: The truth is, indeed, that love is the threshold of another universe. Beyond the vibrations with which we are familiar, the rainbow-like range of its colours is still in full growth. But, for all the fascination that the lower shades have for us, it is only towards the "ultra" that the creation of light advances. It is in these invisible and, we might almost say, immaterial zones that we can look for true initiation into unity. The depths we attribute to matter are no more than the reflection of the peaks of spirit.

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„I would rather be the hammer than the anvil“

—  Erwin Rommel German field marshal of World War II 1891 - 1944

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„Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.“

—  James Baldwin, book Nobody Knows My Name

"In Search of a Majority: An Address" (Feb 1960); reprinted in Baldwin, "Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobody_Knows_My_Name (1961)

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„Peace, love, empathy“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Variant: Peace, Love, Empathy...

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„The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain“

—  Jennifer Aniston television and film actress from the United States 1969

Oprah Magazine (2004)

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„Death is the greatest form of love.“

—  Charles Manson American criminal and musician 1934 - 2017

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„This I want to believe implicitly: Man was born for love and revolution.“

—  Osamu Dazai, book The Setting Sun

Source: The Setting Sun

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„I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success … Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.“

—  Nikola Tesla Serbian American inventor 1856 - 1943

Quoted in Marconi and Tesla: Pioneers of Radio Communication (2008) by Tim O'Shei, ISBN 159845076X , p. 5

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„She loves him more than he will ever know
He loves her more than he will ever show“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Swap Meet.
Song lyrics, Bleach (1989)

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„If you don't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?“

—  RuPaul Actriz de Televisa, dueña y señora de los ejidos cacaoahuateros 1960

Source: Abiola Abrams The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love: The 11 Secrets of Feminine Power http://books.google.co.in/books?id=ILK0AwAAQBAJ&pg=PT30, El Dorado Publishing, 25 June 2014, p. 30

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„Give me your body and let me love you like I do
Come a little closer and let me do those things to you
This feeling will last forever, baby, that's the truth
Let me be your man so I can love you“

—  Zayn Malik British singer 1993

Let Me for his partner on young people not knowing what to come in the future if it is too faraway into the future
Song lyrics

Citát „What else is the help of medicine than love?“
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„What else is the help of medicine than love?“

—  Paracelsus Swiss physician and alchemist 1493 - 1541

Paracelsus - Doctor of our Time (1992)

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„You can have everything in the world and still be the loneliest man. And that is the most bitter type of loneliness, success has brought me world idolisation and millions of pounds. But it's prevented me from having the one thing we all need: A loving, ongoing relationship.“

—  Freddie Mercury British singer, songwriter and record producer 1946 - 1991

As quoted in "Rock On Freddie" (1985) http://www.queenarchives.com/index.php?title=Freddie_Mercury_-_XX-XX-1985_-_Unknown.

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„Our love affair ended in tears but a deep bond grew out of it, and that's something nobody can take away from us. It's unreachable“

—  Freddie Mercury British singer, songwriter and record producer 1946 - 1991

On his relationship with Mary Austin, as quoted in "Rock On Freddie" (1985).
Context: Our love affair ended in tears but a deep bond grew out of it, and that's something nobody can take away from us. It's unreachable … All my lovers ask me why they can't replace her, but it's simply impossible.
I don't feel jealous of her lovers because. of course, she has a life to lead, and so do I. Basically, I try to make sure she's happy with whoever she's with and she tries to do the same for me.
We look after each other and that's a wonderful form of love. I might have all the problems in the world, but I have Mary and that gets me through.

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„Fear is stronger than love, remember that. Fear is stronger than love, all that love I gave didn't mean nothing when it came to fear.“

—  Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996

1990s, Prison interviews and interrogations (1995)

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„Love is so short and forgetting is so long.“

—  Pablo Neruda, book Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Es tan corto el amor y tan largo el olvido.
"Tonight I Can Write" (Puedo Escribir), XX, p. 51.
Variant: Love is so short, forgetting is so long.
Source: Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Canción Desesperada (Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair) (1924)

Citát „When I fall in love, it will be forever.“
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„When I fall in love, it will be forever.“

—  Jane Austen English novelist 1775 - 1817

Source: Sense and Sensibility: The Screenplay

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„I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

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„There is so much to love and to admire in this life that it is an act of ingratitude not to be happy and content in this existence.“

—  Lin Yutang Chinese writer 1895 - 1976

Source: Pleasures of a Nonconformist

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„We have so far to go to realize our human potential for compassion, altruism, and love.“

—  Jane Goodall British primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist 1934

Source: Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating

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„One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.“

—  Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018

Variant: Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. If you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.

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„Love loves to love love.“

—  James Joyce, Ulysses

Source: Ulysses

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„You can't be wise and in love at the same time.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

No Direction Home (2005)

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„To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. And may very well be the greatest secret in this universe.“

—  L. Ron Hubbard American science fiction author, philosopher, cult leader, and the founder of the Church of Scientology 1911 - 1986

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„Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Variant: Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You do not have to have a college degree to serve. You do not have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

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„The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too“

—  Ernest Hemingway, book Men Without Women

Disputed
Source: Claimed to be from Men Without Women, but it does not appear in that work. May have originated in a 2011 blogpost by Marc Chernoff entitled 30 things to stop doing to yourself http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/11/30-things-to-stop-doing-to-yourself/.