Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about romantic love. Valentine’s Day can be about celebrating the love of life, the love of self, the love of a Higher Power, the love of your community…it can be anything you wish. Or you may just detest Valentine’s Day. There are some quotes here for you too. 🙂

“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” – Thomas Carlyle

“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!” – Lucy Van Pelt, Peanuts

“Love conquers all things.” – Virgil

“Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” – Pablo Picasso

“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do . . . but how much love we put in that action.” – Mother Teresa

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“If you want to be loved, be lovable.” – Ovid

“Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.” – Voltaire

“Do all things with love.” – Og Mandino

“Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” – Mother Teresa

“Hatred can be overcome only by love.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Love is a passion which kindles honor into noble acts.” – John Dryden

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa

“Those who look for reasons to hate miss opportunities to love.” – Carmen Sylva

“Where there is great love there are always miracles.” – Willa Cather

“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.”
– Henry Drummond

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde

And here are some quotes if you are having a rough Valentine’s Day:

“Love is the delusion that one man or woman differs from another.” – H. L. Mencken

“Love is only the dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.” – William Somerset Maugham

“Love is a grave mental disease.” – Plato

“When a man steals your wife there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.” – Sacha Guitry

“Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.” – Charlie Brown, Peanuts

“My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.” – Socrates

“I detest ‘love lyrics.’ I think one of the causes of bad mental health in the United States is that people have been raised on ‘love lyrics.” – Frank Zappa

“To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia.” – H.L.Mencken

“Love. Of course, love. Flames for a year, ashes for thirty.” – Giuseppi di Lampedusa