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40 Inspirational Quotes For A More Loving Valentine’s Day

40 Inspirational Quotes For A More Loving Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up! It’s a great day to celebrate love. Use these quotes to make your own cards for your loved ones, or just read them to make yourself feel warm and fuzzy inside. Make your Valentine’s Day more loving with these inspirational Valentine’s Day quotes.

“When love is not madness, it is not love.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca

“Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Expuery

“I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” – Paulo Coelho

“Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.” – Unknown

“Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever.” – Unknown

“A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.” – Unknown

“In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.” – Janos Arany

“Who, being loved, is poor?” – Oscar Wilde

“Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning

“We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allen Poe

“Are we not like two volumes of one book?” – Marceline Desbordes-Valmomre

“I’ve fallen in love many times…always with you.” – Unknown

“What I need to live has been given to me by the earth. Why I need to live has been given to me by you.” – Unknown

“I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Take away love and our earth is a tomb.” – Robert Browning

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston

“Love is a game that two can play and both win.” – Eva Gabor

“Without love, the rich and poor live in the same house.” – Unknown

“Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren’t even there before.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“Poetry spills from the cracks of a broken heart, but flows from one which is loved.” – Christopher Paul Rubero

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    “A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.” – Latin Proverb

    “The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.” – Blaise Pascal

    “True love stories never have endings.” – Richard Bach

    “Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.” – Zelda Fitzgerald

    “Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.” – Kay Knudsen

    “Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.” – Erich Fromm

    “Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” – Robert Frost

    “Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart.” – Unknown

    “Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.” – Swedish proverb

    “We need not think alike to love alike.” – Francis David

    “If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.” – Claudia Ghandi

    “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle

    “You don’t marry someone you can live with – you marry the person who you cannot live without.” – Unknown

    “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Thoreau

    “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” – A.A. Milne

    “Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.” – Thomas Merton

    “In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.” – Mignon McLaughlin

    “A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” – Frank Morgan

    “Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you was beyond my control.” – Anonymous

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    Last Updated on October 14, 2020

    The Art of Humble Confidence

    The Art of Humble Confidence

    To be confident or not to be confident, that is the question. I’m not sure about you, but I’ve been a bit confused about all this discussion about the subject of confidence. Do you really need to be more confident or should you try to be more humble? I think the answer is both – you just have to know where to use it.

    East VS West – Confidence, It’s a Cultural Thing

    In typical Western countries, the answer to the confidence debate is obvious – more is better. Our heros are rebellious, independent and shoot first, ask questions later. I think this snippet of dialog from The Matrix sums it up best:

    Agent Smith – “We’re willing to wipe the slate clean, give you a fresh start. All that we’re asking in return is your cooperation in bringing a known terrorist to justice.”
    Neo – “Yeah. Well, that sounds like a pretty good deal. But I think I may have a better one. How about, I give you the finger”
    [He does]
    Neo -“ …and you give me my phone call.”

    In Eastern countries, the tone is often considerably different. Elders are supposed to be revered not dismissed. The words ‘guru,’ meaning a teacher, and the philosophy of dharma, loosely translated to mean ‘duty,’ come from here. In Eastern cultures humility and respect are more important than confidence.

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    These perspectives are generalizations, but it shows how the confidence debate goes back deep into our culture. I think that both extremes of pure confidence or pure humility are misguided. Instead of rectifying this situation by simply blending the two: becoming somewhat humble, somewhat confident all the time, I believe the answer is to know when to be confident and when to be humble.

    Humble Confidence – Know When to Use It

    I’m going to make another broad generalization. I believe that virtually every relationship you are going to have is going to fit into one of two major archetypes, either master or student. In peer relationships this master/student role may switch frequently, but it is extremely rare that the relationship never leans to one side.

    In the master role, you are displaying confidence to get what you want. This is public speaker, leader or seducer. Being the master has advantages. You have more control and ability to influence from this role.

    The student role is the opposite. You are intentionally displaying humility. This is the student, disciple or follower. Being the student has advantages too. You can learn a lot more in this role and are more likely to win the trust of the other person.

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    Know When to Shut Up and Learn

    If you are a typical Westerner, you are probably already thinking about which role you prefer. Being the leader is great. You get respect and a higher status. Most of all you get a greater degree of control.

    But the problem is that you can’t and shouldn’t always try to be the leader. Trying to assume that role without the skills, resources or status to back it up will lead to conflict. More importantly, there are many times when you purposely want to display humility. Some of the benefits to the student role include:

    • You learn more.
    • Smooths relationships.
    • Makes others more willing to lend a helping hand.

    Knowing when taking the humble route is to your advantage. It is far easier to get mentors and advisors if you use humility rather than arrogance. A small sacrifice to your ego can open up the potential to learn a lot.

    Confidence to Persuade, Humility to Learn

    In reality almost no relationship is as clearly defined as master/student. Within our connections, people have overlapping areas of expertise. I might be an expert in blogging to a non-blogger, but they might be an expert in finance. In each area there are different roles to take.

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    Before any interaction ask yourself what the purpose is. Are you trying to learn or persuade?

    Persuasion requires confidence. If you are trying to sell, instruct or lead you need to display the confidence to match your message. But learning requires humility. You won’t learn anything if you are constantly arguing with your professors, mentors or employers. Taking a dose of humility and temporarily making yourself a student gives you the opportunity to absorb.

    Persuade Less, Learn More

    Persuasion is great for immediate effect, but learning matters over the long-haul. Instead of washing over all your communication with pure confidence, look for opportunities to learn. Persuading someone to follow you may give you an immediate boost of satisfaction, but it doesn’t last. Learning, however, is an investment for the future.

    Whenever I make a connection with someone and realize they have a skill or understanding I want, I am careful to express humility in that area. That means listening with what they say even if I don’t immediately agree and being patient with their response. This method often drastically cuts down the time I need to spend on trial and error to learn by myself.

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    Confidence/Humility Doesn’t Replace Communication Skills

    This approach of selectively using confidence and humility for different purposes doesn’t replace communication skills. Humility isn’t going to work if the other person thinks you’re an irritating whiner. Confidence won’t work if the entire room thinks you are an arrogant jerk. Knowing how to display these two qualities takes practice.

    The next time you are about to enter into an interaction ask yourself why you are doing it. Are you trying to persuade or learn? Depending on which you can take a completely different tact for far better results.

    Featured photo credit: BBH Singapore via unsplash.com

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