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Inspirational quotes, wise sayings about love for DIY Valentine cards, pt 1

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Intro: These inspirational quotes and wise sayings about love are for the DIY Valentine cards you'll make in the upcoming weeks. As part of an on-going series that I'm working on for Valentine's Day 2014, I'm writing a series of articles about everything you'll need to make your own homemade Valentine cards and other paper art projects. This is the first one about quotes and sayings. Bookmark these motivational love quotes if you're making your own V-day cards and gifts. They make excellent choices for romantic verses for your cards and love journals.

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How to Use Love Quotations and Inspirational Verses in Your V-Day Cards

My dad was an excellent card finder, no matter what the holiday. It was legendary in our family how he'd spend sometimes an hour looking for the right card. Not only did said card need the right image, but it also needed to be filled with the right saying or inspirational quotes about life and love. He determined what verses fit the person for whom he was buying the card. If he didn't find a card with the right sentiment, he went to another store. That's how serious he was about buying greeting cards.

When you're making your own DIY Valentine cards and tags for your V-Day gifts, you can do the same. No, you won't go store to store -- unless you want to -- but you can fill your card crafts with romantic Valentine love quotes or inspirational quotes on relationships. And with enough help, you can find the right sentiment for the person for whom you're making the card.

The inspirational quotes and sayings about love that I've included below come from a broad range of sources, and while the purpose of this article is to give you ideas for quotes for the DIY greeting cards that you make, you can also use these wise sayings about love in your eCards, in store-bought V-Day cards and in love journals as well.

Come back often this month and in the first part of next month for more Valentine love quotes and tutorials on how to make Valentine cards.

List of Inspirational Quotes and Wise Sayings About Love

Passionate love is a quenchless thirst. Kahlil Gibran.

Love makes the wildest spirit tame, and the tamest spirit wild. Alexis Delp.

if you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart. Arabian Proverb

Love is a friendship caught on fire. "Northern Exposure."

When love is accompanied with deep intimacy, it raises us to the highest level of human experience. In this exalted space, we can surrender our egos, become vulnerable and know levels of joy and well-being unique among life experiences. We attain a glimpse of the rapture that can be ours. Boundaries are blurred, there are no limitations and we rejoice in union. We become one and, at the same time, both. Leo Buscaglia

The worst prison would be a closed heart. - Pope John Paul II

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven. Karen Sunde

Only your compassion and your loving kindness are invincible, and without limit. Thich Nhat Hanh

I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. Roy Croft.

Love does not cause suffering, what causes it is the sense of ownership, which is love’s opposite. A. de Saint-Exupery

The best proof of love is trust. Dr. Joyce Brothers

Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Rumi

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life — that word is love. Sophocles

And maybe the most important one of all….

To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. Oscar Wilde

The art for this article comes from Creative Commons. If you'd like to see more of this artist's beautiful work, visit qthomasbower on Flickr.

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