This is probably a bit long for your purposes, but...
Love Unexpressed The sweetest notes among the human heart-strings are dull with rust; The sweetest chords, adjusted by the angels, are clogged with dust; We pipe and pipe again our dreary music upon the self-same strains, While sounds of crime, and fear, and desolation, come back in sad refrains.
On through the world we go, an army marching with listening ears, Each longing, sighing, for the heavenly music he never hears; Each longing, sighing, for a word of comfort, a word of tender praise, A word of love, to cheer the endless journey of Earth's hard, busy days.
They love us, and we know it; this suffices for reason's share. Why should they pause to give that love expression with gentle care? Why should they pause? But still our hearts are aching with all the gnawing pain Of hungry love that longs to hear the music, and longs and longs in vain.
We love them, and they know it; if we falter, with fingers numb, Among the unused strings of love's expression, the notes are dumb. We shrink within ourselves in voiceless sorrow, leaving the words unsaid, And, side by side with those we love the dearest, in silence on we tread.
Thus on we tread, and thus each heart in silence its fate fulfils, Waiting and hoping for the heavenly music beyond the distant hills. The only difference of the love in heaven from love on earth below Is: Here we love and know not how to tell it, and there we all shall know. ~ Constance Fenimore Woolson
"Love unexpressed is a crime against the heart" is all over the internet, unattributed so far as I've found.
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The only things in life we regret are the things we wish we would have said, but never had the guts to say - never leave your feelings untold because you never know when it could be too late - follow your heart, it will guide you in the right direction.
If you find someone you love hold on to theme as long as you can. The love of your life only comes around once in a lifetime. If that someone doesn't know than tell them becuse you never know when you'll be too late. And if that some you love doesn't love you bak than it was never really love at all. And if you think love will never find you than you'er wrong, love finds everyone. Don't look for love becuse it will come to you when you least expect it. ~Anonymous (spelling errors are not a mistake)
* * * "True friends stab you in the front." ~Oscar Wilde