"Love is like magic
And it always will be,
For love still remains
Life's sweet mystery!
Love works in ways
That are wondrous and strange
And there's nothing in life
That love cannot change!
Love can transform
The most commonplace
Into beauty and splendour
And sweetness and grace!
Love is unselfish,
Understanding and kind,
For it sees with its heart
And not with its mind!
Love is the answer
That everyone seeks...
Love is the language
That every heart speaks...
Love can't be bought
It is priceless and free,
Love, like pure magic,
Is a sweet mystery!"
~Helen Steiner Rice
May our friendship last forever;
May I sail upon your sea.
May we go through life together;
May there always be a "we."
May I be your endless sky;
May you breathe my gentle air.
May you never wonder why
Each time you look for me, I'm there.
May we be for each a smile
Like the warm, life-giving sun;
Yet when we're in pain awhile,
May our suffering be one.
May we share our special days,
The happiness of one for two;
And if we must go separate ways,
Let my love remain with you.
"My true-love hath my heart, and I have his,
By just exchange one for another given:
I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss,
There never was a better bargain driven:
My true-love hath my heart, and I have his,
My heart in me keeps him and me in one,
My heart in him his thoughts and senses guide:
He loves my heart, for once it was his own,
I cherish his because in me it bides:
My true-love hath my heart, and I have his."
~Sir Philip Sidney
"I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am when I am with you.
I love you,
Not only for what you have made of yourself,
But for what you are making of me.
I love you for
the part of me that you bring out;
I love you for
putting your hand into my heaped-up heart
And passing over all the foolish, weak things
that you can't help dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out into the light
All the beautiful belongings
that no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find.
I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern, but a temple;
Out of the works
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.
I love you because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good,
And more than any fate
Could have done
To make me happy.
You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.
You have done it by being yourself.
Perhaps that is what
being a friend means, after all."
"Somewhere there waiteth in this world of ours
for one lone soul, another lonely soul -
Each chasing each through all the weary hours,
And meeting strangely at one sudden goal;
Then blend they - like green leaves with golden flowers,
Into one beautiful and perfect whole -
And life's long night is ended, and the way
Lies open onward to eternal day."
~Sir Edwin Arnold
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
So long as man can breath, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee."
"The Art of a Good Marriage" by Wilferd Arlan Peterson
"Sooner or Later" by Unknown
"The Key to Love" by Anonymous
"If Thou Must Love Me" by Elizabeth Barrett Browing
"True Love" by Unknown
"I Will Be Here" by Steven Curtis Chapman
"I Carry Your Heart With me" by e.e. Cummings
"The Sea Hath Its Pearls" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Now" by Robert Browning
"Love's Philosophy" by Percy Shelley
"The Gift" by Hafiz
"Because She Would Ask Me Why I Loved Her" by Christopher Brennan
"Why Marriage?" by Mari Nichols-Haining
"Love (Corinthians 13)" the Bible NIV
"The Magic Of Love" by Helen Steiner Rice
"Love" by Ann Landers
"Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog" by Taylor Mali
"My True Love Hath My Heart" by Sir Philip Sidney
"May Our Friendship Last Forever" by unknown author
"Marriage is..." by Anonymous
"Love" by Roy Croft
"Somewhere" by Sir Edwin Arnold
"Sonnet 18" by William Shakespeare
"Love is..." by Andrea Hill
"From This Day Forward" by Unknown Author
"A Marriage..." by Mark Twain
"Sonnet 116" by William Shakespeare
"I Ask The Impossible" by Anna Castillo
"All Things Are Ours" by Barbara Burrow
"I Wanna Grow Old With You" by Adam Sandler