Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast, but is now widely observed by showering your significant other with tokens of your affection. If you're looking for a special way to show your love, consider incorporating Valentine's Day quotes from YourDictionary into your celebration.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Aristotle, quoted by Diogenes Laërtius, in Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Book 5: The Peripatetics, "Aristotle," 9.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.Albert Camus
My love for you is past the mind, beyond my heart, and into my soul.Boris kodjoe
Where there is great love there are always miracles.willa cather
Love is blind, but desire just doesn't give a good goddam. [sic]james thurber
Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.fernando pessoa
Valentine's Day has been an important celebration of romantic love since the 14th century. The language used has evolved, but the sentiment remains the same today. For example, in 1784, Joseph Ritson created a memorable Valentine's Day quote in Gammer Gurton's Garland. "The rose is red, the violet's blue, the honey's sweet, and so are you. Thou are my love and I am thine, I drew thee to my Valentine. The lot was cast and then I drew, and Fortune said it should be you."
Part of the reason that Valentine's Day continues to be observed is that we're all hardwired to seek love. From teenagers dreaming about going to prom together to a couple who has been married for 50 years, Valentine's Day gives lovebirds of all ages a chance to freely express their affection. "The greatest pleasure of life is love," Euripides said.
Modern retailers push consumers to show their love with expensive gifts of jewelry, design clothing, or fancy restaurant meals. However, you don't need to go into debt to show your love. Sometimes simple is the best. A handwritten love letter and a sweet treat is sure to please. "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt," Charles M. Schulz said.