My Opinion On Love

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  • According to Mariam Webster Dictionary definition of love IS:
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Definition of love

1 a (1) :strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties

  • maternal love for a child

(2) :attraction based on sexual desire :affection and tenderness felt by lovers

  • After all these years, they are still very much in love.

(3) :affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests00

  • love for his old schoolmates

b :an assurance of affection

  • give her my love

2 :warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion

  • love of the sea

3 a :the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration

  • baseball was his first love

b (1) :a beloved person :darling —often used as a term of endearment

(2) British —used as an informal term of address

4 a :unselfish loyal and benevolent (see benevolent 1a) concern for the good of another: such as

(1) :the fatherly concern of God for humankind

(2) :brotherly concern for others

b :a person’s adoration of God

5 :a god (such as Cupid or Eros) or personification of love

6 :an amorous episode :love affair

7 :the sexual embrace :copulation

8 :a score of zero (as in tennis)

While there are plenty of non-verbal ways to express your love, finding that perfect love quote that sums up exactly what you’re feeling can be pretty amazing.

Luckily, some the world’s greatest artists, poets, musicians and hopeless romantics (like ourselves) have managed to articulate the magic of love using words so simple and perfect, sharing them can mean the world.

Here are 50 of the best love quotes you will find online, perfect for sharing with that special someone. We couldn’t have put these inspirational phrases better ourselves. 

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Here’s a little inspiration to tell your love how you really feel.

Here’s the thing about love: It’s hard to put into words.

Love brings up emotions that run the gamut from agony to ecstasy. Love can inspire us to accomplish some of the craziest and most amazing feats.

Love can make you happier than you’ve ever been, sadder than you’ve ever been, angrier than you’ve ever been. It can elate you and deflate you almost at the same time.

While we can all pretty much recognize the emotions associated with love, actually finding the words to explain those feelings is a pretty tough order.

People have searched for centuries to find the right way to say “I love you” and to try to explain those butterflies in your stomach, that warm fuzzy feeling in your belly and that heart skipping a beat.

One thing we DO know is that  whether you’ve love and won — or loved and lost, it’s ALWAYS worth it.

While there are plenty of non-verbal ways to express your love, finding that perfect love quote that sums up exactly what you’re feeling can be pretty amazing.

Luckily, some the world’s greatest artists, poets, musicians and hopeless romantics (like ourselves) have managed to articulate the magic of love using words so simple and perfect, sharing them can mean the world.

Here are 50 of the best love quotes you will find online, perfect for sharing with that special someone. We couldn’t have put these inspirational phrases better ourselves. 

How love works …

  1. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.”

— The Notebook 

How love feels … 

  1. “I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.”

— (Unknown)

It brings happiness … 

  1. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”

— Victor Hugo

What you learn from love …

  1. “All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love.”

— Leo Tolstoy

Where love is, God is …

  1. “And remember, as it was written, to love another person is to see the face of God.”

— Les Miserables 

Why love matters … 

  1. “I’m much more me when I’m with you.”

— (Unknown)

Why love hurts …

  1. “It’s a very dangerous state. You are inclined to recklessness and kind of tune out the rest of your life and everything that’s been important to you. It’s actually not all that pleasurable. I don’t know who the hell wants to get in a situation where you can’t bear an hour without somebody’s company.”

— Colin Firth  

How love colors your world …

  1. “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” 

— Helen Keller 

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Love is giving …

  1. “To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.”

— T. Tolis

Love is blind …

  1. “I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.”

— Angelita Lim  

Love is unselfish …

  1. “In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.”

— Theodor Reik

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When love takes over …

  1. “The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that’s that.”

— Woody Allen

Love does not judge … 

  1. “There’s no substitute for a great love who says, ‘No matter what’s wrong with you, you’re welcome at this table.'”

— Tom Hanks

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Love grow and grows ..

  1. “I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.”

— Leo Christopher

Love means togetherness …

  1. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”

— A. A. Milne

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When love is real …

  1. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”

― Jodi PicoultMy Sister’s Keeper

Love without end …

  1. “I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.”

— Lord of The Rings

Love is friendship …

  1. “You are my best friend, my human diary and my other half. You mean the world to me and I LOVE YOU.”

— (Unknown)

Love is a teacher … 

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

 Herman Hesse

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Love is vulnerable …

  1. “Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”

— Anna (Julia Roberts) to William (Hugh Grant) in Notting Hill

Love is a choice …

  1. “I choose you. And I’ll choose you over and over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I’ll keep choosing you.”

— (Unknown)

Love is complicated …

  1. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendshipthat makes unhappy marriages.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is crazy, mad, wonderful …

  1. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

— When Harry Met Sally

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How love is poetic …

  1. “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”

― Plato

How you love like crazy …

  1. “I realized I was thinking of you, and I began to wonder how long you’d been on my mind. Then it occurred to me: Since I met you, you’ve never left.”

— (Unknown)

Why love hurts …

  1. “Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.”

— Bette Davis

Love is strength …

  1. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

— Lao-Tzu

How love works …

  1. “Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.”

— H. L. Mencken

Love is life …

  1. “Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive.”

— (Unknown)

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When love finds you …

  1. “We are shaped and fashioned by those we love.”

— Geothe

Love is wild and crazy …

  1. “When love is not madness it is not love.” 

― Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Love is magical …

  1. “You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I LOVE YOU.”

— Pride & Prejudice

What is love …

  1. “Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.” 

― Paulo Coelho

How love should be …

  1. “Love is so short, forgetting is so long.” 

― Pablo Neruda

Love is freedom …

  1. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” 

― Sophocles

How love begins …

  1. “I wish I could turn back the clock. I’d find you sooner and love you longer.”

— (Unknown)

Love is unselfish …

  1. “You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”

— Julia Roberts

Why love is important …

  1. “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn Is to love and be loved in return.”

— “Unforgettable with Love” by Natalie Cole

Love is the little things …

  1.  “I hope you know that every time I tell you to get home safe, stay warm, have a good day, or sleep well what I am really saying is I love you. I love you so damn much that it is starting to steal other words’ meanings. ” 

— Open-365

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Love brings joy …

  1. “I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

How love lasts …

  1. “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

Love is worth it …

  1. “Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all.”

— Ernest Hemingway

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How love changes over time …

  1. “When I say I love you more, I don’t mean I love you more than you love me. I mean I love you more than the bad days ahead of us, I love you more than any fight we will ever have. I love you more than the distance between us, I love you more than any obstacle that could try and come between us. I love you the most.” 

— (Unknown)

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Love is silly …

  1. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

— Charles Schulz

Where love lies …

  1. “Where there is love there is life.”

— Mahatma Gandhi

Love is unconditional …

  1. “I want you. All of you. Your flaws. Your mistakes. Your imperfections. I want you, and only you.”

— (Unknown)

Love is give and take …

  1. “And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.”

— Paul McCartney

Because love makes everything beautiful …

  1. “Because I could watch you for a single minute and find a thousand things that I love about you.”

— (Unknown)

Love makes you lose your mind a little …

  1. “There is a madness in loving you, a lack of reason that makes it feel so flawless.”

— Leo Christopher

Love is EVERYTHING …

  1. “All of me loves all of you.”

— John LegendAll of Me

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I deserve to be happy… but so do you. Waiting around for something to never happen only promotes the stagnation of life, progression—it halts the future and what it has in store. What so many others our age forget to remember is this: love isn’t simply choosing to spend your life with someone. It is waking up every day and making the daily choice to spend the rest of your life with them. Love isn’t passive, it’s an action—a daily choice. It’s perpetual.

But the most important kind of love is the kind we most often neglect: self love. I gave that up in my desperate search for love from you, and I lost sight of who I am and what makes me happy. So instead of sitting around waiting for a text from you that will probably never come, I’m choosing myself every day. To wake up and remind myself that I am strong, and worthy of being loved the way I wanted to love you. Someday, I will get that kind of love from another person, someone capable of allowing me to love them.

The Kind Of Love That Every Person Deserves

You deserve someone who does not only make you feel better, but makes you want to be better. He supports you and your goals. He’d listen to you blabber about your studies like it’s the most interesting topic in the world. When you’re about to give up, he’d be your cheerleader. He would keep you motivated all the way.

You deserve someone who is utterly obsessed with you. He would randomly place notes in between book pages because he knows it would make you smile. He would call you at 2am just to tell you he wants to hear your voice. He would drive for 3 hours just to see you for an hour because he misses you. He would send you peonies because he knows you love them. He would text you good morning not because he feels obligated to do so, but because you’re the first thing on his mind from the moment he wakes up.

You deserve to be treated like a choice, not an option. You are not someone’s “maybe.” He would treat you like a priority. He would love you consistently. He would always be there especially whenever you need him. He would make an effort to be with you. He would show you that you are his only.

The Psychology Behind Love and Romance

We spend our lives craving it, searching for it, and talking about it. Its meaning is felt more than it is clearly expressed. It’s called the greatest virtue.

It’s love.

Love is fascinating and complex. Romantic love, in particular, seems to be a beautiful mystery we find hard to explain.

Although poets and songwriters can put many of our romantic thoughts and feelings into words, love is so inexplicable we need the help of science to explain it. After all, psychologists have a lot to say about how and why people fall in love.

This is Your Brain on Love

During romantic love there are many changes that both men and women experience. It seems rather inaccurate to say “falling in love” because experiencing love is more of a high that puts people on cloud nine.

“The first step in the process of falling in love is the initial attraction,” says Elizabeth Kane, a South University adjunct faculty member who teaches clinical psychology and behavioral science. “It’s the powerful moment when we meet another person and feel energized and are immediately aware of our heart pounding.”

According to licensed psychologist Dr. Rachel Needle, specific chemical substances such as oxytocin, phenethylamine, and dopamine, have been found to play a role in human experiences and behaviors that are associated with love. They function similar to amphetamine, making us alert, excited, and wanting to bond.

It’s the powerful moment when we meet another person and feel energized and are immediately aware of our heart pounding.

“Falling in love is associated with increased energy, narrowing of mental focus, sometimes sweaty palms, light-headedness, racing heart, and a lot of positive feelings,” says Needle, an associate professor and coordinator of Clinical Experiences at South University, West Palm Beach.

In his book, The Brain in Love: 12 Lessons to Enhance Your Love Life, Dr. Daniel G. Amen says “that romantic love and infatuation are not so much of an emotion as they are motivational drives that are part of the brain’s reward system.”

Kane agrees, saying that the human brain supports falling in love, which is why we have such a strong physiological response when we are attracted to another. Once a romantic couple begins to spend time together, they are in a sort of love euphoria.

“A person newly in love sees the world through the lens of love and most everything is tolerable and everything their partner does is delightful,” says Kane, who is also a marriage and family therapist.

According to the triangular theory of love developed by psychologist Robert Sternberg, the three components of love are intimacy, passion, and commitment. Intimacy encompasses feelings of attachment, closeness, connectedness, and bondedness. Passion encompasses drives connected to both limerance and sexual attraction. Commitment encompasses, in the short term, the decision to remain with another, and in the long term, the shared achievements and plans made with that other person.

“Romantic love evolves when one feels a sense of interdependence, attachment, and that their psychological needs are being met,” Kane says. “Some researchers say oxytocin plays a part in the evolution of romantic love as it is released in the brain during orgasm, which contributes to the couple’s ability to bond with one another.”

They Call Me Dr. Love

Understanding the psychology behind falling in love can also help therapists treat people dealing with heartbreak.

When a therapist understands the meaning that romantic love has in one’s life and the traumatic effects of the abrupt and sometimes unexpected end of a relationship, they can address their client’s ability to move on and strengthen their resiliency.

“Moving beyond the pain of a failed relationship requires a shift of focus back on one’s self and to their own unique ability to give and receive love,” Kane says. “When we understand how we fall in love, we can connect to the difficulties in moving forward after our heart has been broken. We can then connect again to the beauty of the experience and an optimistic understanding that if it has happened to us once that it can happen again to us.”

Needle says therapists need to understand each individual and how they fell in love and what they currently experience in terms of heartbreak in order to best help them work through that difficult time.

“A therapist can be helpful in supporting clients in understanding and learning from the past,” Needle states. “Many people choose similar partners from relationship to relationship, but are unaware of it, as well as why these relationships continue to lead to disappointment and not last.”

Keeping the Fires Burning

Some of us may have committed ourselves to the fantastical notion that romance is just an act of spontaneous combustion. But, Needle says it’s time to ditch the myth.

“Get rid of the myth that these things should just happen spontaneously and that there is something wrong with the relationship because you are not all over each other every minute, as when you began the relationship,” Needle says. “The truth is that you have to put in time and energy and make a conscious effort to sustain the relationship and the passion.”

Healthy relationships require regular communication, she adds.

“Basic communication with your partner on a daily basis is important to continue connecting on an emotional level,” Needle says. “Also, remind yourself why you fell in love with this person.”

Predictability can also dampen desires, so couples should strive to keep a sense of adventure and surprise alive in their relationships.

“Break the predictable pattern every so often,” Needle advises.

People can let their partners know how much they love them by the little things they do every day.

“To be romantic is to make a choice to wake up each day and ask yourself what you can do today to let your lover know they are adored,” Kane says. “Have fun in your romance and remember that the more effort you put into your romantic relationship, the more love you will receive in return. Be the partner that you seek and live a life filled with passion and romance.”

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What falling in love does to your heart and brain

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February 6, 2014

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Loyola University Health System

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Getting struck by Cupid’s arrow may very well take your breath away and make your heart go pitter-patter this Valentine’s Day, reports sexual wellness specialists.

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Getting struck by Cupid’s arrow may very well take your breath away and make your heart go pitter-patter this Valentine’s Day, reports sexual wellness specialists at Loyola University Health System.

“Falling in love causes our body to release a flood of feel-good chemicals that trigger specific physical reactions,” said Pat Mumby, PhD, co-director of the Loyola Sexual Wellness Clinic and professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM). “This internal elixir of love is responsible for making our cheeks flush, our palms sweat and our hearts race.”

Levels of these substances, which include dopamine, adrenaline and norepinephrine, increase when two people fall in love. Dopamine creates feelings of euphoria while adrenaline and norepinephrine are responsible for the pitter-patter of the heart, restlessness and overall preoccupation that go along with experiencing love.

MRI scans indicate that love lights up the pleasure center of the brain. When we fall in love, blood flow increases in this area, which is the same part of the brain implicated in obsessive-compulsive behaviors.

“Love lowers serotonin levels, which is common in people with obsessive-compulsive disorders,” said Mary Lynn, DO, co-director of the Loyola Sexual Wellness Clinic and assistant professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, SSOM. “This may explain why we concentrate on little other than our partner during the early stages of a relationship.”

Doctors caution that these physical responses to love may work to our disadvantage.

“The phrase ‘love is blind’ is a valid notion because we tend to idealize our partner and see only things that we want to see in the early stages of the relationship,” Dr. Mumby said. “Outsiders may have a much more objective and rational perspective on the partnership than the two people involved do.”

There are three phases of love, which include lust, attraction and attachment. Lust is a hormone-driven phase where we experience desire. Blood flow to the pleasure center of the brain happens during the attraction phase, when we feel an overwhelming fixation with our partner. This behavior fades during the attachment phase, when the body develops a tolerance to the pleasure stimulants. Endorphins and hormones vasopressin and oxytocin also flood the body at this point creating an overall sense of well-being and security that is conducive to a lasting relationship.

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My conclusion:The Motto of universal brotherhood must be spread among one and all. The frontiers or borders between countries should be dismantled.Everyone irrespective of caste, creed, religion, race, color , region etc should be treated equally.The relationships of all people of all countries should be strengthened by the bonds of love.All Mass Destructive weapons should be destroyed. And the common wealth of all the countries should be distributed equitably among one and all.There should not be any gender discrimination.Then only there would be all round peace and prosperity and there would be end of wars, rapes, murders etc.Thus the miracle of love message spreads for betterment of Which may bring about all round progress, peace , prosperity without any of the human made artificial barriers as above mentioned by me,
a united world or a World Government should be at the helm bringing about social,political,and economic democracy and quality education for one and all etc promoting rational thinking in everyone.

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