February 7, 2013

Vintage Victorian Valentines


Beautiful valentine art from the Victorian era.
Soft, muted color tones.
Cupids, hearts, and flowers. Ribbons, lace and doves.
Romantic poetry.
Aaaaah...Love is sublime.

"Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze."
 -Elinor Glyn

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; 
That word is love." -Sophocles

"Lord, grant that I may not so much seek to be loved, as to love."
 -Francis of Assisi


"When I saw you, I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew."
 -William Shakespeare


"Only love lets us see normal things in an extraordinary way."
 -Alejandro de Solminihac


"O for the gentleness of old romance, the simple planning of a minstrel's song!"
-John Keats

"The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings." -Plato

"Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever
solid and durable happiness there is in our lives." -C.S. Lewis

"The first duty of love is to listen." -Paul Tillich


"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."
 -Robert Frost

"At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet." -Plato


"There is no remedy for love but to love more."
-Henry David Thoreau

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