To live without love is to not live at all. That is the meaning of a flower that cannot blossom without sunshine. The flower is life and the sunshine is the gift of it.
Love is a many splendored thing, and wordsmiths have tried to define it and tell us what it is for ages. Love is simple. It is to give a woman flowers and accept nothing in return.
Friedrich Max Müller [1823 – 1900] was an academic of Indology and an Orientalist. He had received numerous honors during his life. There is no doubt that a conversation with him at the dinner party would have been quite enlightening!