Thoughts about love....
"You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working, and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves."
"Those who love to be feared, fear to be loved."
"It is to those who have the most need of us that we ought to show our love more especially. "
"We must fear God out of love, not love Him out of fear."
"Perfection of life is the perfection of love. For love is the life of the soul."
...from St. Francis de Sales, 1567 - 1622.