17 Quotes on Love and Friendship for Valentine’s Day

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1. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are truly my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves. It is not in my nature.” — Jane Austen

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2. “Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes, they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide us and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never truly alone.” — Vincent Van Gogh

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3. “Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you may hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.” — Alan Cohen

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4. “The beginning of love is to let those we love be completely themselves and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” — Thomas Merton

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5. “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What? You too? I thought I was the only one.” — C.S. Lewis

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6. “Love anything and your heart will certainly be wrung, and possibly be broken. If you want to be sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries. Avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the coffin or casket of your selfishness, but in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change. It will not be broken. It will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable… To love at all is to be vulnerable.” — C.S. Lewis

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7. “You don’t love someone for their looks or their clothes or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” — Oscar Wilde

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8. “So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them.” — Sylvia Plath

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9. “The truth is that the more intimately you know someone, the more clearly you’ll see their flaws. That’s just the way it is. That’s why marriages fail, why children are abandoned, why friendships don’t last. You might think you love someone until you see the way they act when they’re out of money or under pressure or hungry, for goodness’ sake. Love is something different. Love is choosing to serve someone and be with someone in spite of their filthy heart. Love is patient and kind; love is deliberate. Love is hard. Love is pain and sacrifice. It is seeing the darkness in another person and defying the impulse to jump ship.” — The Great Kamryn

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10. “If we love someone, but do not love God, we demand total perfection and righteousness from that person, and when we do not get it, we become cruel and vindictive; yet we are demanding of a human being something which he or she can not possibly give. There is only one Being who can completely satisfy to the depth of the hurting human heart, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ.” — Oswald Chambers

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11. “I don’t know any perfect people, only really, really flawed people, who are still worth loving.” — John Green

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“They say love is blind. I disagree. Infatuation is blind; love is all-seeing and accepting. Love is seeing all the flaws and blemishes and accepting them. Love is accepting the bad habits and mannerisms and working around them. Love is seeing all the fears and insecurities and knowing your role is to comfort. Love is working through all the challenges and painful times. Infatuation is fragile and will shatter when life is not perfect. Love is strong, and it strengthens because it is real.” — Unknown

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13. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” — Charles Dickens

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14. “A five-year-old asked his friend: ‘What’s friendship?’ He replied, ‘Friendship is when you steal my chocolates every day, and I still keep them in the same place.'” — Unknown

15. “I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest versions of themselves.” — Dr. Steve Maraboli

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16. “When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of ‘Me too!,’ be sure to cherish them, because those weirdos are your tribe.” — Unknown

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17. “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance and care.” — Marvin Ashton

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