Valentine's Day Quotes

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What is Valentine's Day?

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14.

It originated as a Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and, through later folk traditions, has become a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.

Given their similarities, it has been suggested that the holiday has origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February. The festival, which celebrated the coming of spring, included fertility rites and the pairing off of women with men by lottery.

At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I forbid the celebration of Lupercalia and is sometimes attributed with replacing it with St. Valentine’s Day, but the true origin of the holiday is vague at best.

Note

Valentine’s Day did not come to be celebrated as a day of romance until about the 14th century.

Formal messages, or valentines, appeared in the 1500s, and by the late 1700s commercially printed cards were being used.

The first commercial valentines in the U.S. were printed in the mid-1800s.

Valentines commonly depict Cupid, the Roman god of love, along with hearts, traditionally the seat of emotion. Because it was thought that the avian mating season begins in mid-February, birds also became a symbol of the day.

Traditional gifts include candy and flowers, particularly red roses, a symbol of beauty and love.

What are popular quotes for Valentine's Day?

“This fire that we call Loving is too strong for human minds. But just right for human souls.”― Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

“What a lover’s heart knows let no man’s brain dispute.”― Aberjhani, Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black

“True love is like little roses, sweet, fragrant in small doses.”― Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine

"All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name." --- Andre Breton

"To love at all is to be vulnerable." --- C.S. Lewis

For music lovers, and/or Elvis Presley fans:

"Take my hand, take my whole life too, but I can't help falling in love with you." -- Elvis Presley

"When you love someone, you love the whole person as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be." --- Leo Tolstoy

"In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine." --- Maya Angelou

"Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." --- Mother Teresa

For Disney fans:

"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you." ---

Winnie the Pooh