Things I Love – Symbols of Love

I have deep feelings and love with all my heart. My family, my friends and nature have all opened my heart so wide that sometimes I feel like I could burst. I love to love and have not found another feeling so strong and moving. Even when my heart has been broken, I still want to love some more.

The chanson Belle

The chanson Belle, Bonne, Sage by Baude Cordier, written in the shape of a heart, in the Chantilly Codex. Placed at the beginning of the older (late 14th century) 

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1910 Valentines Day Card

The traditional "heart shape" appears on a 1910 Valentine's Day card.

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A heart-shaped

A heart-shaped "Map of Woman's Heart" 1830s

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 Heart shaped world map, 1536

Heart shaped world map, 1536 by Oronce Finé (1494-1555)

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The Heart has long been recognized across cultures as being a symbol for love, charity, joy and compassion.

Things Marian Loves

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.  
~Charles R. Swindoll

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. 
~Helen Keller

Heart Stone
snow heart

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
~Washington Irving

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
~Jiddu Krishnamurti

Sand Heart
Heart Tree

Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside. ~Honore de Balzac

When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely - the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it.
~Jiddu Krishnamurti

Heart Clouds
Heart Leaf

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.
~Paulo Coelho

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
~Dale Carnegie

Heart Tree Bark
Candy Hearts

I feel like a little kid who just walked into a candy store. I think that's something to smile about. ~Brandon Boyd

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

Heart Doodles
Heart Cactus

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. 
~Steve Jobs


There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate. ~Robert Frost

Cold Heart
Heart Flower White

Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
~Plato

Life is all about evolution. What looks like a mistake to others has been a milestone in my life. Even if people have betrayed me, even if my heart was broken, even if people misunderstood or judged me, I have learned from these incidents. We are human and we make mistakes, but learning from them is what makes the difference.
~Amisha Patel

Broken Heart

Thanks for coming along with me on this journey of expressing my desire for finding symbols of  love.

About the Author

Marian LaSalle is a speaker, author, trainer, teacher, internet marketing coach, a JV (Joint Venture) partner and most of all an entrepreneur. Marian Owns Painted Path Designs and loves to help people with their online business.