Here are some sample texts and quotations you may find useful:
To the one who makes all my dreams come true.
You are the love of my life.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. – David Viscott, How to Live with Another Person, 1974
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand – Ella Wheeler Wilcox, O Magazine, February 2004
You complete me. - Jerry McGuire
Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of the seasons. - Kahlil Gibran
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.- 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
The bond that holds
two hearts in love,
Receives its strength
from God's great Love.
Love is not losing freedom, it is sharing freedom with another.
Many things in life will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart.
Love is a feeling that can be given without regrets.
You've got to dance like nobody's looking, and love like it's never going to hurt.
It is a luxury to be understood.- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Like music on the waters is thy sweet voice to me.
- Lord Byron, Stanzas for Music
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Robert Browning, Sonnets from the Portugese
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Robert Browning, Sonnets from the Portugese
But to see her was to love her,
Love but her, and love forever.
- Robert Burns, A Fond Kiss
Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. - Robert Browning to Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine. - The Bible, The Song of Solomon
We loved with a love that was more than love. - Edgar Allan Poe, Annabelle Lee
Trip over love, and you can still get back up. Fall in love, and you fall forever. If you don't know by now, I've fallen and can't get up.
Our love is like a romance movie, but the best part is that it will never end.
Breeze skipping over water,
Water reflecting lights strung over the bridge,
Lights shining in your eyes.
The fresh, bold feeling of something new,
As winter melts into liquid spring,
And summer takes shape and ripens alongside love.
The petals from the flowering trees, snow for the summer,
Floating down around us as we kiss,
Once, twice, then forever.
You aren’t just my sunshine.
You're my sun.
- Sara McDermott
I make this solemn promise to you:
To be your lover when you need to be loved,
your doctor when you are ill,
your army when you go to war,
your umbrella when life rains down on you,
your rock when you get weary,
your shield when you need defense,
your spirit when you are drained,
your pillow when you need to rest,
your voice when no one can hear you,
your ear when no one will listen,
your comfort when you feel pain,
your hero when you are under duress,
your sunshine when darkness falls,
your answer when questions arise,
your inspiration to overcome obstacles,
your hand to hold when you are frightened,
your kiss that wakes you everyday,
and your "I love you" each and every night.
I am yours... all of me.
- Tyr Annassassi -
Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you and loving memories to help you smile again.
With our thoughts and prayers in your time of sorrow.
Sharing your sorrow with love and friendship.
Please know our loving thoughts embrace you.
I hope these flowers express the words we are not able to speak.
Our heartfelt condolences.
Remembering the good times.
Joy shared is twice the joy; sorrow shared is half the sorrow.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.-
Leonardo da Vinci, Italian engineer, painter, & sculptor (1452 - 1519)
Some blessings last for a short time, but some are called "Mothers" and enrich us all our lives... even after they are gone.
May the peace which comes from memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Like a fine wine, you improve each year.
Enjoy your birthday – you’ll never be this young again. But be careful – you’ve never been this old before!
Roses are red, violets are blue – I’m so glad that I’m younger than you!
Expressing "I'm Sorry"
‘Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive. – John Sheffield
Pray you now, forget and forgive. – William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act 4 Scene 7
I am your true friend. If you fall I will not pick you up, I will catch you on the way down.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe that I deserved my friends. - Walt Whitman, American poet
Get Well Soon
Hoping you are back to good health soon!
Wishing you a quick recovery.
He who has health has hope, but he who has hope has everything. - Arab proverb
What counts is not the size of the dog in a fight - It's the size of the fight in the dog.- Dwight D. Eisenhower, American president (1958)
As you rest and heal, know that you are thought of warmly, and wished a quick recovery.
To a child's ear, "mother" is magic in any language. - Arlene Benedict, For Mother with Love
Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face - George Eliot, English novelist
My mother's love for me was so great I have worked hard to justify it. - Marc Chagall
No influence is so powerful as that of the mother. - Sarah Josepha Hale
The strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.- Barbara Kingsolver
Mothers are instinctive philosophers. - Harriet Beecher Stowe
A good mother is worth hundreds of schoolmasters. - George Herbert
A mother loves her children even when they least deserve to be loved.- Kate Samperi, "Mothers"
When it comes to love, Mom's the word.
For all the ways you've helped me grow, I want to say I love you so.
Who ran to help me when I fell,
Or kissed the place to make it well?
....My mother. - Ann Taylor
A mother understands what a child does not say. - Jewish proverb
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, And that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash
Mother is the home we come from. She is nature, soil, ocean. - Erich Fromm, psychologist
A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary. - Dorothy C. Fisher (1879-1958)
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night. - Margaret Mead
Her voice was ever soft,
Gentle and low, an excellent thing in woman. - William Shakespeare, King Lear
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom. - Henry Ward Beecher
Flowers are words which even a baby can understand. - Arthur C. Coxe, English writer (1900-)
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of. - Peter Ustinov, British actor
There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you. - Peter De Vries, American novelist
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. - Dr. Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician, address to new parents
Babies are such a nice way to start people.
When you were born, you cried
And the world rejoiced. - Native American Proverb
Patience is the companion of wisdom. - St. Augustine
If you can laugh at it, you can live with it.- Erma Bombeck
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers
Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods. - Japanese proverb
When you're sad, learn something. - Merton
If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything.- Anonymous
Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging. - Duke Snider
When the world says, "Give up", Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see the shadows. - Helen Keller
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
It's already tomorrow in Australia.
- Charles Schultz, American cartoonist/humorist
When it is dark enough you can see the stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
- Psalms 30:5
I hope that these flowers ruin a perfectly bad day:)
After all these years of toil and strife, I'm so glad there is an angel in my life.
Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one. - Fredrich Halm, 19th century German poet
If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
- Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear and Loving Husband
With sincere gratitude for your kindness.
I will always be grateful.
You make the world a better place. Thank you!
Congratulations on your Graduation:
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. - Dr. Seuss' "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"
Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!- Dr. Seuss' "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere – Chinese Proverb
A father is a banker provided by nature. - French proverb
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for. - Ogden Nash, American humorist
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. - Bertrand Russell
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.- Margaret Mead
A man should have a child, plant a tree and write a book.- Chinese proverb
It's what you listen to as a child that you always come back to.- Al Cohn, New York Times
It is a wise father that knows his own child. - William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother.- Anonymous
You don't choose your family, they are God's gift to you, as you are to them. - Bishop Desmond Tutu
Her children rise up, and call her blessed. – Proverbs 31
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. - Welsh Proverbs
Classic Valentine's Day Expressions:
Plenty of love,
Tons of kisses,
Hope some day
To be your Mrs.
I ever will in you remain,
So let your heart return again.
May every blessing be thy lot, I only ask "Forget Me Not."
Thy sparkling eyes of blackest jet
Have lured me into Cupid's net.
Your eyes are blue,
Your heart is true,
Your lips divine
When they met mine.
More closely bound than friend or brother,
One cannot live without the other.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Carnations are sweet
And so are you.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
In my life
There's a place for you.
Accept, Dear Girl, this loving heart of mine,
And be my fashionable valentine.
I bet you a cuddle, I bet you a kiss
I bet you'll never guess who sent you this.