What Albert Einstein – and others – had to say about love

Love takes many forms – romantic love, sexual love, family love, the love we have for friends, for pets, and for ourselves. Here are some thought starters for all different kinds of love as we approach Valentine’s Day.

“Love is a better teacher than duty.”  – Albert Einstein


“I sustain myself with the love of family.”  – Maya Angelo


“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’” ― Erich Fromm


“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”  ― Anatole France

“Affection is responsible for 9/10ths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.” – C. S. Lewis


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu


“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball


Looking for more inspiration? A year’s worth of “Aging with Attitude” viewpoints from our interviewees

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