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Love Quotes and Sentiments

Updated on December 23, 2016

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If you're looking for a kind or romantic sentiment, try a "lovely" quote. We all enjoy the tenderness of love, and there are so many types to savor and celebrate. Enjoy each of the categories below and pick a few words to share. They are perfect for cards, art, journaling, and scrapbooking. Or how about posting a mushy sentiment on Facebook?

From boyfriends, to girlfriends, to Grandma, everyone loves to know they are loved!

Definitions

"What the heart gives away is never gone ... It is kept in the hearts of others."

- Robin St. John

"We can do no great things; only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

"Love is something eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence." - Vincent van Gogh

"Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination." ~Voltaire

"Love is the greatest refreshment in life." - Pablo Picasso

"Life is a journey, and love is what makes that journey worthwhile."

" As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love."

" We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. " ~ Thornton Wilder

"Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart."

Romantic

“I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.” - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul." ~Judy Garland

" We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another." - Luciano de Crescenzo

"I don't want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally." - Zelda Fitzgerald

"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides." - David Viscott

"Morning without you is a dwindled dawn." Emily Dickinson

"Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart." ~Author Unknown

"We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly" - Sam Keen

They are not long, the days of wine and roses:

Out of a misty dream

Our path emerges for a while, then closes

Within a dream.

- Ernest Dowson

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."

"Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life"

- Aphra Behn

Every moment I spend with you becomes a beautiful memory.

Anytime you're next to me,

I'm as close to heaven as I can be.

Kisses

"I wasn't kissing her, I was whispering in her mouth." Chico Marx

The most eloquent silence; that of two mouths meeting in a kiss.

Kisses are like tears, the only real ones are the ones you can't hold back.

"A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes unnecessary." - Ingrid Bergman

"Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen." - Jerome K. Jerome

"A Kiss that's never tasted is forever and ever wasted" - From a song by Billie Holiday

"I have found men who didn't know how to kiss. I've always found time to teach them." - Mae West

As Defined By Kids

"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth." Billy - age 4

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired." Terri - age 4

"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK." Danny - age 7

"Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss" Emily - age 8

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." Rebecca- age 8

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate," Nikka - age 6

"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday." Noelle - age 7

"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well." Tommy - age 6

"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day." Mary Ann - age 4

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." Karen - age 7

How to Personalize Someone Else's Words

We can't all put our feelings into words like Shakespeare or Browning. I think reading quotes give us those "ah ha" moments of "Yes, that's just what I want to say." When a quote captures your message, use it and add a personal touch. I love to do this by making my own cards. If you're limited by time or crafting ability, buy a pretty box of blank cards and print a quote typed on your computer, cut it out and insert it inside the card with double-sided tape. Going to that little bit of extra effort means so much and I think you'll find it saves you time and money, as opposed to making a trip to the store each time you need a birthday card.

Playful

"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards." Benjamin Franklin

"I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known." - Walt Disney

"Love is a game that two can play and both win." ~Eva Gabor

"We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack." ~Marie Ebner Von Eschenbach, Aphorism

"Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly." ~Rose Franken

"True love is like a pair of socks...you gotta have two and they've gotta match!"

"The night was dark,

The moon was high,

He stopped the car,

She wondered Why,

He moved in close,

Her heart went pitter pat,

He whispered sofly,

The tire is flat."

Anniversary Sentiments

Like a garden in the spring

Life is full of wonderful things.

Our eyes met and from the start

Love was planted in our hearts.

An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today,

the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.

The highest happiness on earth is marriage. ~William Lyon Phelps

You don't marry someone you can live with,

you marry the person you cannot live without.

Love brought you together as husband and wife,

And gave each of you a best friend for life. Happy Anniversary!

Close Friendship

Friendship is a single soul living in two bodies.

- Aristotle

Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.

- George Eliot

There's a miracle of friendship that

dwells within the heart

And you don't know how it happens

or where it gets its start

But the happiness it brings you

always gives a special lift

Any you realize that friendship

Is God's most perfect gift.

Love can be a simple smile,

love can be the extra mile,

love can be the chance to say,

love made me think of you today!

We're not really sisters

But we're sisters of the heart,

And nothing shall ever

Tear our friendship apart

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

Long Distance

"Can miles truly separate us?

If we want to be with someone we love,

aren't we already there?"

~ Richard Bach

“Good company in a journey

makes the way seem shorter.”

- Izaak Walton

Can't be together -

Wish we could,

To hug you now

Would feel so good!

When we're together

or when we're apart,

you're first in my thoughts

and first in my heart.

Forever Love

"True love stories never have endings."

"Age does not protect you from love.

But love, to some extent, protects you from age."

"It has been said that it takes a minute to find

a special person, an hour to appreciate them,

a day to love them, and an entire life to forget them.

"Old love does not rust." - Estonian Proverb

"Grow old with me! The best is yet to be." ~Robert Browning

"I've fallen in love many times... always with you." ~Author Unknown

"Your love gives me happiness, joy and delight;

You're the sun in my morning, the moon in my night,

You're the one that I cherish, the love of my life;

And I truly am blessed, that we are husband and wife."

"It's never too late to live happily ever after. "

Bible Verses and Christian Sentiments

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."

Psalm 37:4

"For God so loved the world,

that He gave His only begotten Son,

that whosoever believeth in Him

should not perish,

but have everlasting life..."

...John 3:16

"You will seek Me and find Me

when you search for Me with

all your heart."

...Jeremiah 29:13

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13:34-35 NIV

"Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days." Psalm 90:14

"I thank my God every time I remember you." Phillipians 1:3

"To love a person, means to see him (her) as God intended him (her) to be." -Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Christian love, either towards God or towards man, is an affair of the will." - C. S. Lewis

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      EvieJewelry 9 years ago

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      clouda9 lm 9 years ago

      Very nice lens! My favorite: "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." Corinthians 13:4-7

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      KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

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      Evelyn Saenz 9 years ago from Royalton

      Your lens expresses love in so many different ways just like the movie Love Actually. I joined your Fan Club and added this lens to my favorites.

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      CJPate 9 years ago

      Wonderful lens - full of fun and truth!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      "Within you, I lose myself. Without you, I find myself wanting to be lost again."

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      More than 50 years have passed sense my husband came home with a box of candy costing about $.39. It was wrapped in lined notebook paper and written on it was: "TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND ENCHANTING WOMAN I'VE EVEN KNOWN--------My wife."

      All my love,

      Carroll

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      More than 50 years have passed sense my husband came home with a box of candy costing about $.39. It was wrapped in lined notebook paper and written on it was: "TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND ENCHANTING WOMAN I'VE EVEN KNOWN--------My wife."

      All my love,

      Carroll

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      Aika 9 years ago

      perfect for Valentines! thanks a lot!

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      thomasz 9 years ago

      I like this lens. 5 stars to you.

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      Zarea 8 years ago

      Children are so honest...I love your lens!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love them, all are amazing. Thank you!

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Lovely lens; Valentine's Day is just around the corner.

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      a-ha-design 8 years ago

      Beautiful lens! Full of love.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      You've come thru for me AGAIN! I make my own cards so I have visited your pages many times for help with the sentiments - THANK YOU!

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      encouragingwords 8 years ago

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love you not because I need You

      I need you, because I love you, Anyssa!

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      dahlia369 8 years ago

      Thank you for this beautiful collection of Valentine's Day sentiments - just what I was looking for!!! :)

      Happy Valentine's Day...

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      What an awesome collection of sentiments! They really helped me in writing to my hubby this Valentine's!!

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      danydnoo 7 years ago

      Great lens. Well done.

      It is now one of my favorite lenses here and a place to come and enjoy all these quotes.

      I am a sucker for love quotes. My other favorite web site is The Love Quotes Encyclopedia and that has quite a fabulous collection of love quotes as well.

      I added you to my favorites and will be back often. Thanks for making this.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i love the greatest love scriptures. it's nice to know that people are recognizing the important messages in the Bible.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      These are wonderful, such a great assortment to choose from, depending on the need!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Our feelings are expressed in a best way by using excellent quotes.Couples love romantic quotes.

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      Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

      The sentimental side of Valentine's Day has so many variations, from kids' Valentine sweetness, to friendship to profoundly romantic expressions of love; this lens illustrates them all so beautifully.

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      Excellent! Nice compilation of love quotes and sentiments. I especially like the kids definition of love. Made me remember my definition of love when I was younger. 5*

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      We love scrapbooking and making cards using our Cricut Expression to create cool stuff.

      In fact we now have Cricut Card Making Kits that make great Art Projects for Children

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      love is like a flower, sooner or later it dies.. but the scent and beauty before it did will remain to our hearts..

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      These love lens are amazing i totally loved it.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      hello, this is a good site,, i love the lines of qoutes.. keep it up

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: our feelings are everlasting so keep with them.....................

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I loved all the lines.Thax 4 dat will alys visit this site.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      this quotes really works as a medicine for my heart. lots of thanks.god bless you.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Such a fantastic feelings expressed so nicely.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Pretty awesome love quotes and sentiments.

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      These are so touching. Nothing but love expressed here.

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      how beautiful and the pictures are gorgeous too ~Blessed by a passing Angel~

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      Another nice lens from you, excited!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very interesting and beautiful lens.You have defined various layers of love sentiments.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      there absolutly beautiful, its really the sort of words you feel in side, but are hard to say for some of us ...hahaha...

      Absolutly amazing.....

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      its amzing

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      James M Becher 6 years ago from South Florida

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      AnnaleeBlysse 6 years ago

      Nice set of quotes for Valentine's Day!

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      ValerieRayne LM 6 years ago

      I love your lens! Thanks for making it! I enjoyed reading all the great quotes ;)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      nyc quotes

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      AuthorNormaBudden 5 years ago

      This is a breath-taking lens. I truly enjoyed my visit and will definitely be back to read other lenses you've created. Blessed by an angel.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice

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      HeavenBlessedMe 5 years ago

      Another great lens...Have a blessed day!

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      NidhiRajat 5 years ago

      hi.....god bless you!!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great quotes. I like to put text around my pics and these will come in handy. Thank you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi...Loved It......Thanks!!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      these are some really sweet quotes i love them!!

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      Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I really enjoyed these Valentine sentiments. The kids quotes on love will keep me smiling all day. Angel Blessings**

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      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

      Including these sentiments on lens I wrote about sending "love notes". Not everyone is good at coming up with words to express love. Thanks for sharing these feelings with the rest of us who are "word challenged".

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      jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

      This is the best quote so far:

      Love is something eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence.

      I like the accompanying pictures and quotes. Find a way to make every Valentine's Day extra special.

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      jeremykim2011 5 years ago

      Valentine's Day is just around the corner!

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      SoniaCarew 5 years ago

      Great quotes, and sentiments. As a writer, I tend to not quote others' sentiments, it feels like cheating to me. After all, expressing my deepest, darkest, and 'lightest' emotions is what writing is about for me.

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      I've read this lens before; but just wanted to come back and say how much I enjoyed it. :)

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      littletree1524 5 years ago

      I really liked this lens, it showed love in many ways and times. I have to say the cutest were kid's quotes...everything is simple when you look through a child's eye. The Bible quotes were super...I really loved this lens, Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love those vintage pix....lots of good sentiment to choose from here

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      ViJuvenate 5 years ago

      What a beautiful lens, full of romance and sweetness. And I love the Bible verses!

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      Bob 5 years ago from Kansas City

      What a great lens! Really enjoyed it, well done.

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      ilovetoquote 5 years ago

      now i will have new things to quote to my wife on valentine's dat

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      thomanna 5 years ago

      "If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate," Nikka - age 6

      If we could all be so wise. Out of the mouths of babes...

      Great lense!

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      Liajoe 5 years ago

      I love your lens, the vintage pictures and the sweet and funny quotes!

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      Wow, nice lens! =)

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      This is a great lens, you have shared lots of helpful information. Congratulations on making Popular Pages, featured Lenses.

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      phpdeveloperindia 5 years ago

      Nice lens

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      pheonix76 5 years ago from WNY

      A sweet Valentine's Day lens. Thanks for sharing these quotes. :)

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      Jethro 5 years ago from Philippines

      I love this lens and sentiments / love quotes presented here. Nice one! Keep it up. :)

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      isaachan 5 years ago

      Happy Valentine......sweet lense thks!

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      Nice collection and great resource! :)

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      What a wonderful and romantic lens. Thanks!

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      WorldVisionary 5 years ago

      Great selections here! Thumbs up and an Angel blessing for you!

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      crismis 5 years ago

      Love is one of the highest feeling ... Romantic lens...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      love is... YOU.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @crismis: Hi ;)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Good Collection:)

      To know completely about Love just fall in love its great feeling:)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      nice collection of lens yr...:)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      my 1st love and last love only my partner,

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      bkaabluaks 4 years ago

      Nice collections :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      These were all wonderful! Thank you for sharing. - Sally

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      cutethings 4 years ago

      You found a lot of beautiful Valentine quotes and sentiments. Thank you.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for these.....having a hard time deciding on just one!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This just helped me make a poe for my mom & dad. (not from me) I made the poem, but my mom is going to give to my dad in a card.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. I found my courage too late and now my strength is gone along with the one I still love.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Levely; dear Good quotes. I love quotes, I am also running my own site with 50,000 jokes and quotes. and I like to read them. great work

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      imagelist lm 4 years ago

      Great lens with valuable info...

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