All You Need Is Love

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The Beatles legendary song writing duo, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, said it best with their great song, All You Need Is Love:

All You Need Is love (Chorus)

Lennon/McCartney

All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
All you need is love (all together now)
All you need is love (everybody)
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.

Everyone needs love from the cradle to the grave, and hopefully, in the afterlife that may come when we leave this world. Love keeps us happy and connected to other human beings in a way that is unique and precious to each and every one of us. When we are loved, we thrive and when we are out of love, we search for it. Nothing in life is more satisfying than a true love that is reciprocated and shared.

Join us as we celebrate romance and attraction with a selection of quotes and sayings that illustrate the importance and power of love. Love affects every aspect of our lives and can influence us in many different ways, as illustrated by the comments from our gallery of famous historical figures.

1. The great musician Stevie Wonder was taught the meaning of love at a young age by his own mother. The love we receive from our parents will shape us and influence us for the rest of our lives.

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”

2. Joseph Addison, an English poet, playwright and politician who lived in the late 17th and early 18th century, understood that love is a powerful emotion that sometimes brings pain, yet human beings will never stop searching for affection.

“Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee!”

3. The great French writer Honore de Balzac addressed the age old debate about monogamy. Is it possible to remain faithful to the same partner for a lifetime?

“It is as absurd to say that a man can’t love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.”

4. British novelist W. Somerset Maugham explained that unrequited love may last a lifetime, even if it remains unresolved and unreturned.

“The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.”

5. Rock and Roll superstar Billy Joel spoke wisely about the power of romance and how important the emotional connection is to our sense of well being.

“As human beings, we need to know that we are not alone, that we are not crazy or completely out of our minds, that there are other people out there who feel as we do, live as we do, love as we do, who are like us.”