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Love is anterior to life, posterior to death,
by Emily Dickinson

Love is anterior to life, posterior to death,
initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.
- Emily Dickinson

Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

I argue thee that love is life.
And life hath immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
- Emily Dickinson

 

Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.
- Emily Dickinson

Where thou art, that is home.
- Emily Dickinson

How strange that nature does not knock,
and yet does not intrude!
- Emily Dickinson

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To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
- Emily Dickinson

Dying is a wild night and a new road.
- Emily Dickinson

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
- Emily Dickinson

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee, And revery.
The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
- Emily Dickinson

Beauty is not caused.
It is.
- Emily Dickinson

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold
no fire can ever warm me,
I know that is poetry.
- Emily Dickinson

Tell the truth, but tell it slant.
- Emily Dickinson

There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away
nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
- Emily Dickinson

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off,
I know that is poetry.
- Emily Dickinson

To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
- Emily Dickinson

The brain is wider than the sky.
- Emily Dickinson

Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.
- Emily Dickinson

I'm nobody, who are you?
- Emily Dickinson

He ate and drank the precious Words,
his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor,
nor that his frame was Dust.
- Emily Dickinson

Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
- Emily Dickinson

Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

I do not like the man who squanders life for fame;
give me the man who living makes a name.
- Emily Dickinson

Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.
- Emily Dickinson

A word is dead when it is said, some say.
I say it just begins to live that day.
- Emily Dickinson

Saying nothing...
sometimes says the most.
- Emily Dickinson

My friends are my estate.
- Emily Dickinson

Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks,
feels, or believes.
- Emily Dickinson

Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
- Emily Dickinson

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
- Emily Dickinson

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
- Emily Dickinson

Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.
- Emily Dickinson

For love is immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

I dwell in possibility.
- Emily Dickinson

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
- Emily Dickinson

Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.
- Emily Dickinson

They might not need me; but they might.
I'll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small
as mine might be precisely their necessity.
- Emily Dickinson

Fortune befriends the bold.
- Emily Dickinson

Whenever a thing is done for the first time,
it releases a little demon.
- Emily Dickinson

Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.
- Emily Dickinson

I hope you love birds too.
It is economical.
It saves going to heaven.
- Emily Dickinson

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
- Emily Dickinson

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
- Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul -
and sings the tunes without the words -
and never stops at all.
- Emily Dickinson

It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.
- Emily Dickinson

After great pain, a formal feeling comes.
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
- Emily Dickinson

A wounded deer leaps the highest.
- Emily Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain.
- Emily Dickinson

They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always
think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
- Emily Dickinson

Forever is composed of nows.
- Emily Dickinson

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

Love Without Limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous


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