Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day?
by William Shakespeare
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:
Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometimes declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimmed;
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 men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
How Do I Love Thee?
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
Sentimental and Romantic Valentine’s Day Quotes
- “Better let my heart be without words, than my words without heart.” John Bunyan
- “Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
- “There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” Mother Teresa
- “Love is the history of a woman’s life; it is an episode in man’s.” Germaine De Stael
- “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Love Story
- “The only gift is a portion of thyself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.” Latin Proverb
- “The best portion of a good man’s life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts, Of kindness and of love.” William Wordsworth
- “Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.” Robert Browning
- “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” Albert Einstein
- “At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.” Plato
- “True love stories never have endings.” Richard Bach
- “Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed: our love to others, and others’ love to us.” Thomas Trahern
- “It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.” William Thackeray
- “We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.” Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- “Tis better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.” Tennyson
- “I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.” Elizabeth Bar