12th Century Latin Lied of Unknown Authorship From Tegernsee Monastery

You are mine, I am yours
Of that you may be sure
Deep within my heart
You’re safely locked away
But I have lost the key
And there you’ll ever stay.

Semper amemus “Let us always love”  -Latin

“This ring is round and hath no end,

So is my love unto my friend.”

– 16th-century vow

“I have for the first time found what I can truly love – I have found you. You are my sympathy – my better self – my good angel – I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wraps my existence about you – and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one. – From Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte, nineteenth century

“To say the words love and compassion is easy. But to accept that love and compassion are built upon patience and perseverance is not easy. Your marriage will be firm and lasting if you remember this.” – Buddhist Homily

“Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.” – Vincent van Gogh

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”  – Helen Keller

“To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives your courage.” – Lao Tzu