To live is like to love - all reason is against it,
and all healthy instinct for it....Samuel Butler.
A joyful heart is the inevitable result of
a heart burning with love....Mother Teresa.
In life, actions speak louder than words,
but in love, the eyes do....Unknown.
Love is friendship that has caught fire.
It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence,
sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good
and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and
makes allowances for human weaknesses....Ann Landers.
The quickest way to receive love is to give;
the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly;
and the best way to keep love is to give it wings....Unknown.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.
For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it.
For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it....Ivan Panin.
Love is the child of freedom, never
that of domination....Erich Fromm.
Love is an instinct and hence beyond mind's control.
Love is an emotion and works always with motion....Unknown.
When you love you should not say, "God is in my
heart" but rather, "I am in the heart of God."
And think not you can direct the course of love,
for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course....Unknown.
If you have reasons for loving someone,
then you are using your mind, but if you
love someone for no reason,
then you are using your heart....Unknown.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others,
and the delight in the recognition....Alexander Smith.
Our love must not be a thing of words and fine talk.
It must be a thing of action and sincerity....I John 3:18.
There is no remedy for love but to love more....Thoreau.
Pure love is matchless in majesty; it has no parallel in power
and there is no darkness it cannot dispel....Meher Baba.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly
every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with
his eyes and his mind those virtues it possesses....Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Life is to be fortified by many friendships.
To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence....Sydney Smith.
Love is the only game that is not called
on account of darkness....M. Hirschfield.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a
precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave
it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on
by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to
really look after it and nurture it....John Lennon.
An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the
divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is
measured by fullness, not by reception....Harold Loukes.
It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship
and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual
affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will
not be created for years or even generations....Kahlil Gibran.
Love is what happens to men and women who
don't know each other....W. Somerset Maugham.
You know what's the most terrifying thing about admitting
that you're in love? You're just naked. You put yourself
in harm's way and you lay down all your defenses. No clothes,
no weapons. Nowhere to hide, completely vulnerable. The only
thing that makes it tolerable is to believe the other person
loves you back and you can trust him not to hurt you....Unknown.
We all want to fall in love. Why? Because that experience makes
us feel completely alive. Where every sense is heightened, every
emotion is magnified, our everyday reality is shattered and we are
flying into the heavens. It may only last a moment, an hour, an
afternoon. But that doesn't diminish its value. Because we are left
with memories that we treasure for the rest of our lives....Unknown.
Love is not what we become but who
we already are....Stephen Levine.
It is difficult for some people to accept that love
is a choice. This seems to run counter to the generally
accepted theory of romantic love which expounds that
love is inborn and as such requires no more than to
accept it. This theory believes that love is a magical
force which frees us from all suffering and solves every
problem, that it is an end unto itself. To a limited extent,
there may be some truths to each of these beliefs,
but having the capacity to love is not the same as
having the ability to love....Leo Buscaglia.
Joy is a net of love that captures souls....Mother Teresa.
The most important thing in life is to learn how to
give out LOVE, and to let it come in....Morrie Schwartz.
When we love something it is of value to us, and when
something is of value to us we spend time with it, time
enjoying it and time taking care of it....M. Scott Peck.
Love is not some complex, mystical abstraction.
It is something accessible and human that we learn
through our everyday experience, as often at times
of failure as in moments of ecstasy....Leo Buscaglia.
Real beauty lies in the spiritual accord
that is called love which can exist between
a man and a woman....Kahlil Gibran.
The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass
through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape
parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that
that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are
scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come
along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique
talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because
we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we
underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word
a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act
of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around.
It's overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities
there are to make our love felt....Leo Buscaglia.
Love is a force that connects us to every strand of
the universe, an unconditional state that characterizes
human nature, a form of knowledge that is always there for
us if only we can open ourselves to it....Emily Hilburn Sell.
If you open your heart,
love opens your mind....Unknown.
True love is the unearned compliment,
the gift forever giving....Burke Day.
Love is like a beautiful flower which
I may not touch, but whose fragrance
makes the garden a place of delight
just the same....Helen Keller.
Love is the reward of love....Schiller.
Hate is easy;
Love takes courage....Unknown.
The hardest of all is learning to be a well of
affection, and not a fountain, to show them
that we love them, not when we feel like it,
but when they do....Nan Fairbrother.
When the one man loves the one woman and the one
woman loves the one man, the very angels leave
heaven and come sit in that house and sing for joy....Brahma.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly
and without law, and must be plucked where it is found,
and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration....D.H. Lawrence.
Love is wanting what you have, not having
what you want....Jaci in Alaska -- an on-line love story.
Growth of the soul is our goal, and there are many
ways to encourage that growth, such as through love,
nature, healing our wounds, forgiveness, and service.
The soul grows well when giving and receiving love.
I nourish my soul daily by loving others and being
vulnerable to their love. Love is, after all, a verb,
an action word, not a noun....Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
Happiness and love are just a choice away....Leo Buscaglia.
To write a good love letter, you ought to begin
without knowing what you mean to say, and finish
without knowing what you have written....Jean Jacques Rousseau.
Love is always saying you're sorry....Rep. Burke Day.
Love is life...and if you miss love,
you miss life....Leo Buscaglia.
Heaven is the perfect,
unconditional love for another....Unknown.
Wicked men obey from fear;
good men, from love....Aristotle.
To love someone means to see him as
God intended him....Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
You love simply because you
cannot help it....Kim Anderson.
A woman unsatisfied must have luxuries.
But a woman who loves a
man would sleep on a board....D. H. Lawrence.
Love is being stupid together....Calvin.
Love cures people -- both the ones
who give it and the ones who
receive it....Dr. Karl Menninger.
Spread love everywhere you go: first of all
in your own house. Give love to your children,
to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor...
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better
and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness;
kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in
your smile, kindness in your warm greeting....Mother Teresa.
True love never dies for it is lust that
fades away. Love bonds for a lifetime
but lust just pushes away....Alicia Barnhart.
Love is like playing the piano.
First you must learn to play by the rules,
then you must forget the rules and play from your heart....Unknown.
Absence sharpens love,
presence strengthens it....Traditional.
The greatest healing therapy is
friendship and love....Hubert Humphrey.
No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever....Francois Mocuriac.
Plant impossible gardens.
Look forward to dreams.
Cry during movies.
Swing as high as you can on a swingset, by moonlight.
Do it for love.
Take lots of naps.
Giggle with children.
Listen to old people.
Drive away fear.
Play with everything.
Entertain your inner child.
Build a fort with blankets.
Write love letters....SARK.
To paraphrase something the anthropologist
Ashley Montagu once said, the way I change my
life is to act as if I'm the person I want to be.
This is, to me, the simplest, wisest advice you
can give anyone. When you wake up and act like a
loving person, you realize not only that you are
altered, but that the people around you are also
transformed, because everybody is changed by
the reception of this love....Bernie Siegel.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee
The more I have, for both are infinite....Shakespeare.
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to
choose joy and keep choosing it every day. It is
a choice based on the knowledge that we belong to
God and have found in God our refuge and our safety and that nothing, not even
death, can take God away from us. Joy is the experience
of knowing that you are unconditionally loved and that
nothing--sickness, failure, emotional distress, oppression,
war, or even death--can take that love away....Henri Nouwen.
Remember who loved you first....Jesus Christ.
Once you love, you cannot take
it back, cannot undo it. What you
felt may have changed, shifted slightly,
yet still remains love....Whitney Otto.
Patience with others is Love,
Patience with self is Hope,
Patience with God is Faith....Adel Bestavros.
I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and
her flaming self-respect and it's these things I'd
believe in even if the whole world indulged in wild
suspicions that she wasn't all she should be…I love her
and that's the beginning of everything....F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The fruit of Silence is Prayer
The fruit of Prayer is Faith
The fruit of Faith is Love
The fruit of Love is Service
The fruit of Service is Peace.... Mother Teresa.
Listen more carefully •
Notice the seasons change •
Hold hands with someone you love •
Give more hugs •
Watch more sunsets •
Take walks •
Sing out loud more often •
Square dance a little •
Have more picnics •
Make friends wherever you go •
Feel good about yourself •
Daydream a little •
Laugh as much as possible •
Take your shoes off •
Use your imagination •
Tell more stories.... National Storytelling Festival.
Remembering God, or whatever you choose to call the
Loving force that created us, is what "waking up"
is all about. It is remembering that Love is what
created us and, therefore, Love is what we are. It is
remembering that we are spiritual beings, who were
created as the essence of Love....Jerry Jampolsky & Diane Cirincione.
1. Do what's right. Be on time, be polite, and be honest;
remain free from drugs; and if you have any questions, get
out your Bible. 2. Do your best. Mediocrity is unacceptable
when you are capable of doing better. 3. Treat others as you
want to be treated. Practice love and understanding....Lou Holtz.
In an article describing his Palm Springs home,
Architectural Digest reported that Frank Sinatra had
the following credo hanging on his bedroom wall:
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining.
I believe in love even when not feeling it.
I believe in God even when He is silent....Unknown.
We can only learn to love by loving....Iris Murdoch.
Pleasant fragrances of the breezes of love blow from the
lovers even though they might conceal it. The effects of
these breezes bear witness to them even if they disguise
it and are apparent even if they hide it....Abu Ali Katib.
Love, then, hath every bliss in store; 'Tis friendship,
and 'tis something more. Each other every wish they
give; not to know love is not to live....John Gray.
You may wish to be loving -- you may even try with all your
might -- but your love will never be pure unless you are free
from resentment. When we are free from resentment, loving
is effortless. When we have to try hard to love, this is
generally a sign that we are repressing our resentments....John Gray.
Love works in miracles every day: such as weakening the strong,
and stretching the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men
of fools; favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a
word, turning everything topsy-turvy....Marguerite De Valois.
Love is the emblem of eternity: it confounds all notion of time:
effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end....Germaine De Stael.
Two things you should NEVER say to the one you love:
"I love you, but..." and "If you loved me,
you would..." Should you really qualify love with conditions?....Unknown.
One forgives to the degree that one loves....Francois Duc De La Rochefaucould.
Love withers with predictability; its very essence is
surprise and amazement. To make love a prisoner of the
mundane is to take its passion and lose it forever....Leo Buscaglia.
But love is a durable fire
In the mind ever burning;
Never sick, never old, never dead
From itself never turning....Sir Walter Raleigh.
There are only four questions of value in life...
What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for? What is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same. Only love....Don Juan De Marco.
Love is a thing, well, its kind of like quicksand:
The more you are in it, the deeper you sink.
And when it hits you, you've just got to fall....UB40.
Find the person who will love you because of
your differences and not in spite of them and
you have found a lover for life....Leo Buscaglia.
For women, "I love you" is the sweetest phrase in the
world. But not every man who says it means it. On the other hand,
some men may feel it deeply, but still find it hard to say.
There are several reasons these words might stick in a man's throat.
The first is that, quite commonly, men have a difficult time
expressing the emotions they feel most deeply. Another reason
is the words "I love you" might be interpreted as a
marriage proposal. So that nothing gets lost in the translation,
men with this concern will wait for the time in which they
can back up their words with a lifetime commitment....John Gray.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed:
our love to others, and others' love to us....Thomas Trahern.
Love never claims, it ever gives; love never suffers,
never resents, never revenges itself. Where there is love
there is life; hatred leads to destruction....Mahatma Gandhi.
What we need to know about loving is no great mystery. We all
know what constitutes loving behavior; we need but act upon it,
not continually question it. Over-analysis often confuses the
issue and in the end brings us no closer to insight. We sometimes
become too busy classifying, separating, and examining, to remember
that love is easy. It's we who make it complicated....Leo Buscaglia.
Love is the only way to grasp another human being in
the innermost core of his personality....Victor Frankel.
Romantic love reaches out in little ways, showing attention
and admiration, Romantic love remembers what pleases a woman,
what excites her, and what surprises her. Its actions whisper:
you are the most special person in my life....Charles Stanley.
Do not be afraid of showing your affection. Be warm and tender,
thoughtful and affectionate. Men are more helped by sympathy,
than by service; love is more than money, and a kind word
will give more pleasure than a present....Sir John Lubbock.
The number one way a man can succeed in fulfilling a
woman's primary love needs is through communication.
By learning to listen to a woman's feelings, a man can
effectively shower a woman with caring, understanding,
respect, devotion, validation, and reassurance....John Gray.
Romantic-love relationships are made or broken by the effectiveness or
ineffectiveness of communication. The essence of mutual self-disclosure
is communication. And no element of communication is more important to
romantic love than that of feelings and emotions....Dr. Nathaniel Branden.
Love...Force it and it disappears. You cannot will love,
nor even control it. You can only guide its expression.
It comes or it goes according to those qualities in life
that invite it or deny its presence....David Seabury.
Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise then
you will discover the fullness of your life....David Steindl-Rast.
To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is
not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough.
But is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade
through whose steady presence one becomes
steadily the person one desires to be....Anna Strong.
True love grows by sacrifice and the more thoroughly
the soul rejects natural satisfaction the stronger and
more detached its tenderness becomes....Saint Teresa.
We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love. If we
only think of ourselves, if we know only our own needs and ignore
the needs of the other person, we cannot love....Thich Nat Hanh.
We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only
cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love.
There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread,
but there are many more dying for a little love....Mother Teresa.
They do not love that do not show their love....William Shakespeare.
If you are truly in love with a man's daughter.
You'll love her till eternity ends, and after....Jerusalmi Streete.
Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems,
knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and
seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without
courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy....Dean Koontz.
Love is not losing freedom, it is sharing freedom with another....Unknown.
Love is an education in itself....Eleanor Roosevelt.
Love is the special feeling that brightens all our days,
and the secret of its meaning is found in simple ways.
Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow
feeling warm inside because you're close in heart....Kay Knudsen.
If I tell you I love you can I keep you forever?....Casper.
Love doesn't require anything of the other person....
love gives without asking anything in return....Unknown.
To the child, Love is both real and pretense:
a necessity sometimes, a role at other times:
instinctive, yet learned behavior....Unknown.
A newly married couple said, "What shall we do
to make our love endure?" Said the Master,
"Love other things together"....Anthony De Mello.
Love does not bind with chains and demands,
love gives the soul wings. Love teaches freedom
and happiness and gives inner peace....Unknown.
What love is: It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation,
utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the
whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter....Charles Dickens.
The moment I heard my first love story I began seeking you...
not knowing that the search was useless. Lovers don't meet somewhere
along the way, they're in one another's soul from the beginning....Unknown.
Love is when the woman of your dreams becomes a
reality and sleep stops being a priority....Unknown.
'Tis better to have loved and lost,
than never to have lost at all....Samuel Butler.
Love is like the moon; when it does
not increase it decreases....Segur.
Love can happen anywhere at any time and
almost always when we least expect it....Unknown.
Marry a person you love to talk to. As you
get older, their conversational skills
will be as important as any other....Unknown.
The highest love of all finds its fulfillment not in
what it keeps, but in what it gives....Father Andrew.
Lust is a state of the mind, love is a
state of the heart & soul....Unknown.
No one can tell anyone what love is; you will simply
know it when you feel nothing else....Jared Little.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength,
and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish
much, and what is done in love is done well....Vincent Van Gogh.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything
and two minus one equals nothing....Mignon McLaughlin.
Love is the only gold....Tennyson.
We all love best not those who offend us least,
nor those who have done most for us, but those who make
it most easy for us to forgive them....Samuel Butler.
Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is
above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks
all things lawful for itself, and all things possible....Thomas A. Kempis.
Love is not finding someone to live with,
it's finding someone you can't live without....Rafael Ortiz.
Joy is love exalted; peace is love in response; long-suffering is
love enduring; gentleness is love in society; goodness is love in
action; faith is love on the battlefield; meekness is love in tough
situations; and temperance is love in training....D.L. Moody.
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love....Goethe.
Love is not blind -- it sees more, not less. But because
it sees more, it is willing to see less....Rabbi Julius Gordon.
And in that moment I possessed and lost the whole world and
everything in it and was left with the feeling and the knowledge,
which is love, that no matter how we give ourselves we always end up
losing. That to love is to lose, the moment we agree to the bargain. And
that, being human, we keep standing there wanting to lose more....Ann Rinaldi.
Love can hope where reason would despair....George, Lord Lyttleton.
True love doesn't have a happy ending:
true love doesn't have an ending....Unknown.
The strongest evidence of love is sacrifice....Carolyn Fry.
Love is...born with the pleasure of looking at each other,
it is fed with the necessity of seeing each other, it is
concluded with the impossibility of separation....Jose Marti Y Perez.
Love distills desire upon the eyes,
love brings bewitching grace into the heart....Euripides.
Depth has one address: fidelity in love....Dr Laura.
Once you've felt love, you'll know it's love
because you don't want to let it go....Jean Zheng.
If you can't love me at my worst,
you don't need me at my best....Unknown.
Love is when you are kept awake at night with
thoughts of him...and when sleep finally finds you,
he is waiting there in your dreams....Unknown.
Love ever gives-forgives-outlives and ever stands with
open hands. And while it lives, it gives. For this is love's
prerogative -- to give and give and give....John Oxenham.
Love may last for just a moment but memory
can make that moment last forever....Unknown.
Love is like air, you cannot see it, however you can feel it.
Sometimes it can create great turbulence and other times
it is so calm you question it's reality....Unknown.
Love isn't just 'at the moment' it's forever....Unknown.
The story of love is hello and goodbye...
until we meet again....Jimi Hendrix.
Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given
never forgotten, never let it disappear....John Lennon.
Love one another, but make no bond of love; let it rather be
a moving sea between the shores of your soul. Fill each other’s
cup, but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread,
but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and
be joyous, but let each one of you be alone....Kahlil Gibran.
Love suffers long
And is kind.
Love envies not.
Seeks not her own.
Thinks no evil.
Bears all things.
Believes all things.
Hopes all things.
Love never fails....I Corinthians 13:4-6.
Never forget that the most powerful
force on earth is love....Nelson Rockefeller.
Love is...running into his arms,
Colliding with his heart,
And exploding into his soul....Unknown.
Like any other living, growing thing, love requires
effort to keep it healthy....Leo Buscaglia.
Love is a flower...you've got to let it grow....John Lennon.
Love runs raw and wild through my heart and soul,
nourishing me and helping me to grow....Unknown.
Love is a mutual self-giving which
ends in self-recovery....Fulton J. Sheen.
How blessed I am that I can walk beside you, lean upon you,
and live within the warmth of your love....Roy Lessin.
Love is a gift. You can't buy it, you can't
find it, someone has to give it to you.
Learn to be receptive of that gift....Kurt Langner.
The image of myself which I try to create in my own
mind in order that I may love myself is very different
from the image which I try to create in the minds of
others in order that they may love me....Wystan Hugh Auden.
When you have nothing left but love, then for the first
time you become aware that love is enough....Unknown.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be
consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying
that we are born to eternal life....Saint Francis of Assisi.
Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never
have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love
is the basis of all love....Thomas Traherne.
I think of love as a muscle like the heart.
It's powerful. It pumps blood through you and keeps
you alive and feeling good....Amanda Innis.
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how
the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult
to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get....Morarji Desai.
Love is a gift from God, and as we obey His laws and genuinely
learn to serve others, we develop God's love in our lives.
Love of God is the means of unlocking divine powers which help us
to live worthily and to overcome the world....David B. Haight.
'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one,
walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in
a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends
in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but
in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it....Miguel De Cervantes.
Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and
every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light.
Love the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every
separate fragment. If you love each fragment, you will understand
the mystery of the whole resting in God....Fyodor Dostoevski.
Love works a different way in different minds
the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds....John Dryden.
Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that
you care for to be what they choose for themselves,
without any insistence that they satisfy you....Wayne Dyer.
God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ
hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying
to the world, 'I love you'....Billy Graham.
I met in the street a very poor young man who was
in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak
was out at the elbows, the water passed through his
shoes -- and the stars through his soul....Victor Hugo.
Love is the only bow of life's dark cloud. It is the Morning and
Evening Star. It shines upon the cradle of the babe, and sheds
its radiance upon the quiet tomb. It is the Mother of Art, inspirer
of poet, patriot, and philosopher. It is the air and light of every
heart, builder of every home, kinder of every fire on every hearth,
it was the first dream of immortality. It fills the world with melody.
Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to
joy, and makes right royal kings of common clay....Robert Green Ingersoll.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow
back and soften and purify the heart....Washington Irving.
Nothing is more beautiful than the love that has weathered
the storms of life. The love of the young for the young,
that is the beginning of life. But the love of the old for
the old, that is the beginning of things longer....Jerome K. Jerome.
The world is wonderful and beautiful and good beyond
one's wildest imagination. Never, never, never could one
conceive what love is, beforehand, never....D. H. Lawrence.
Human Love...It is that extra creation that stands hurt and
baffled at the place of death. Being human, wanting children
and sunlight and breath to go on, forever....Christopher Leach.
Love means the body, the soul, the life, the entire being.
We feel love as we feel the warmth of our blood, we breathe
love as we breathe air, we hold it in ourselves as we hold
our thoughts. Nothing more exists for us....Guy De Maupassant.
Love never reasons, but profusely gives; it gives
like a thoughtless prodigal its all, and then
trembles least it has done to little....Hannah More.
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...
but how much love we put in that action....Mother Teresa.
Do not think that love in order to be genuine has
to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without
getting tired. Be faithful in small things because
it is in them that your strength lies....Mother Teresa.
The way of peace is the way of love.
Love is the greatest power on earth.
It conquers all things....Peace Pilgrim.
Pure love is a willingness to give without a
thought of receiving anything in return....Peace Pilgrim.
Love expands....Hugh Prather.
Love rules his kingdom without a sword....Proverb.
It is easy to half the potato where there is love....Irish Proverb.
Love is an expression and assertion of self-esteem, a response
to one's own values in the person of another. One gains a
profoundly personal, selfish joy from the mere existence
of the person one loves. It is one's own personal, selfish
happiness that one seeks, earns, and derives from love....Ayn Rand.
Many people when they fall in love look for a little
haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure
of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised
when they are not praiseworthy....Bertrand Russell.
The root of the matter…the thing I mean...is love, Christian love,
or compassion. If you feel this, you have a motive for existence,
a guide for action, a reason for courage, an imperative
necessity for intellectual honesty....Bertrand Russell.
Give us, O God, the vision which can see Your
love in the world in spite of human failure.
Give us the faith to trust Your goodness in spite
of our ignorance and weakness. Give us the knowledge
that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts.
And show us what each one of us can do to set forward
the coming of the day of universal peace....Frank Borman.
There is a time for risky love. There is a time for
extravagant gestures. There is a time to pour out
your affections on one you love. And when the time
comes -- seize it, don't miss it....Max Lucado.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted.
Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's
heart, or its flame burns low....Henry Ward Beecher.
Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste
time...it tells us to tell each other right now
that we love each other....Leo F. Buscaglia.
"True love" isn't so much a dreamy feeling that you have
as it is an enduring commitment to give sacrificially -- even,
or perhaps especially, when you don't feel like it....William R. Mattox, Jr.
Two hearts, two minds, in time did find
one love, one aim two paths the same.
Hold fast...and love will last....Matt Buttram.
There is seemingly so little love shared in this world,
it is not surprising that we ask, "Where have all
the lovers gone?" Since love is the most vital energy
for good that is within our power to utilize, it is puzzling
why we so seldom do so. Love is just a useless, abstract idea
until we put it into action...unless we are always actively
living in love, we are not utilizing the greatest gift we have
been given and which we, in turn, have to offer....Leo Buscaglia.
There is much to be known, and above all much to
be loved, be it the turn of the seasons or the shape
of a river pebble. Indeed, the more we find to love,
the more we add to the measure of our hearts....Adaon.
In a relationship. The times that I remember the most.
Are the times when I was with my girlfriend in the spirit of
love. Not in the feeling of lust....Brad Breitenstein.
Love and electricity are one in the same, my dear...
if you do not feel the jolt in your soul every time
a kiss is shared, a whisper is spoken, a touch is felt,
then you're not really in love at all....C. J. Franks.
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.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between
your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls,
the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and
the more real moments you will experience together....Barbara De Angelis.
Worship: It is the song of the heart that is grateful to God.
Work: It is the secret of success.
Play: It is the symbol of youthfulness.
Read: It is the source of knowledge.
Think: It is the strength of the mind.
Love: It is the sacrament of life.
Dream: It is the soul of aspiration.
Help: It is the secret of happiness.
Laugh: It is the song of experience.
Pray: It is the source of strength.
Plan: It is the secret of being able
to have time for all of the above.
Each of us is responsible for creating an environment
of warmth and consideration for those we love. I have
always tried to define a good day not in terms of one
in which all things were made right and comfortable for
me but rather, as a day in which I have been able to make
another's day more loving and special for them. We must
treat each other with dignity. Not because we merit it
but because we grow best in thoughtfulness....Leo Buscaglia.
To love only for the looks is to only see with your eyes,
but to love with your soul is to see with your heart....Unknown.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; those
things you must build upon in order to have a solid
emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson,
love the person/people (anyway); and put what you have learned
to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is
said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant....Unknown.
Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price....St. Jerome.
Love is swift, sincere, pious, joyful, generous, strong,
patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, courageous,
and never seeking its own; for wheresoever a person seeketh
his own, there he falleth from love....Thomas ã Kempis.
Love can never grow old. Looks may lose their brown
and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the
hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and
chill, summer's warmth is in them still....Leo Buscaglia.
Remember that you don't choose love. Love chooses you.
All you can really do is accept it for all its mystery
when it comes into your life. Feel the way it fills
you to overflowing, then reach out and give it away.
Give it back to the person who brought it alive in you.
Give it to others who deem it poor in spirit. Give it
to the world around you in any way you can....Unknown.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point,
then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except
what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment
onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled
with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand,
uplifted and positive in every thought and deed....Eileen Caddy.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely
to seek and find all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it....Rumi.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Against such things there is no law. Notice the word *fruit*
is singular, yet it lists nine....Galatians 5:22. So there is
only one fruit of the Spirit. That fruit is love. The others....
Joy -- love smiling
Peace -- love resting
Patience -- love waiting
Kindness -- love showing itself
sensitive to others' feelings
Goodness -- love making allowances
Faithfulness -- love proving constant
Gentleness -- love yielding
Self-control -- love triumphing over
Forever will little opportunities to love daily drop
into our hands to abundantly satisfy the question,
"Lord, what will you have me do?"....Unknown.
The litmus test of discipleship is in Jesus’
own words, "By this all will know you are
My disciples, if you love one another"....John 13:35.
Don't be afraid of showing affection. Be warm and tender,
thoughtful and affectionate. Men are more helped by sympathy
than by service. Love is more than money, and a kind word
will give more pleasure than a present....Sir John Lubbock.
Our lives are shaped by those who love us as well
as those who refuse to love us....Dr. Karl Menninger.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps
the most fatal to true happiness....Bertrand Russell.
Lust is the forest fire that destroys everything
in its path, love is a torch that burns
intensely and bonds two hearts....Unknown.
Love is taking the standards that you have for
someone, or even your own feelings, and having
them totally blown away....J. Edward Bucher.
A deep man believes that the evil eye can whither,
the heart's blessing can heal, and that love can
overcome all odds....Ralph Waldo Emerson :-)
Peace will come when the power of love
overcomes the love of power....Jimi Hendrix.
Love has to spring spontaneously from within
And it is no way amenable to any form of inner or outer force.
Love and coercion can never go together;
But though love cannot be forced on anyone,
It can be awakened in him through love itself.
Love is essentially self communicative;
Those who do not have it catch it from those who have it.
True love is unconquerable and irresistible,
And it goes on gathering power and spreading itself,
Until eventually it transforms everyone whom it touches....Meher Baba.
Love is as much of an object as an obsession,
everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever
achieve it, those who do will cherish it, be lost in it,
and among all, never...never forget it....Curtis Judalet.
To love another person is to see the face of God....Victor Hugo.
I love you. And not in a friendly way, although I think
we're great friends. And not in a misplaced affection,
puppy-dog way, although I'm sure that's what you'll call it.
And it's not because you're unattainable. I love you.
Very simply, very truly. You're the epitome of every attribute
and quality I've ever looked for in another person....Chasing Amy.
To love one who loves you,
To admire one who admires you,
In a word,
to be the idol of one's idol,
Is exceeding the limit of human joy;
It is stealing fire from heaven....Delphine De Girardin.
I must conquer my loneliness alone. I must be happy
with myself or I have nothing to offer you. Two halves
have little choice but to join; and yes, they do make
a whole. But two wholes when they coincide...
that is beauty. That is love....Peter McWilliams.
Do you want me to tell you something really
subversive? Love is everything it's cracked
up to be. That's why people are so cynical
about it...it really is worth fighting for,
being brave for, risking everything for.
And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more....Erica Jong.
Love is not obedience, conformity, or submission.
It is a counterfeit love that is contingent upon
authority, punishment, or reward. True love is respect
and admiration, compassion and kindness, freely
given by a healthy, unafraid human being....Dan Barker.
This is the miracle that happens every time
to those who really love; the more they give,
the more they possess....Rainer Maria Rilke.
You know it's love when the tiny details about
another person, ones that are insignificant to most
people, seem fascinating and incredible to you....Unknown.
Only love lets us see normal things in an
extraordinary way....Alejandro De Solminihac.
Treasure the love you receive above all.
It will survive long after your gold and
good health have vanished....Og Mandino.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity,
eternity can be the tick of a clock. Across the barriers
of time and the ultimate destiny, love persists, for the
home of the beloved, absent or present, is always in the
mind and heart. Absence does not diminish love....Mary Parrish.
The greatest gift that you can give to others is the
gift of unconditional love and acceptance....Brian Tracy.
True love begins when nothing is looked
for in return....Antoine De Saint-Exupery.
Some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard
to hear pride. Caring is real faint -- like a heartbeat.
And pure love -- why, some days it's so quiet,
you don't even know it's there....Erma Bombeck.
True love comes quietly, without
banners or flashing lights....Erich Segal.
If you create the space and the desire to have love in your
heart as your top priority, you'll start to see that you have
the capacity to make loving decisions, and to have loving
reactions, and to become nondefensive, and to become a better
listener...and pretty soon a little annoyance will come your
way or someone will do something wrong...and you'll just find
yourself forgiving them. You'll find yourself not wanting to
be thrown off-center simply to follow some negative train of
thought that's going to bring you somewhere you don't want to
go. You'll find yourself able to stay in that feeling of love --
and when you do, almost everything else magically takes care of
itself...love is the most important answer in life....Richard Carlson.
Love is the strongest force the world possesses,
and yet it is the humblest imaginable....Mahatma Gandhi.
The greatest possession we have costs
nothing; it's known as love....Brian Jett.
Honesty is a principle. Service is a principle. Love is a
principle. Hard work is a principle. Respect, gratitude,
moderation, fairness, integrity, loyalty, and responsibility
are principles. There are dozens and dozens more. They are
not hard to identify. Just as a compass always points to true
north, your heart will recognize true principles....Sean Covey.
If we don't tell them we love them, the ones we
fall in love with are usually gone before we had
the chance to lose them ourselves....Unknown.
Love is the hammer that will break the hardest heart....Unknown.
Those who are afraid of love and where it might
take you, don't be. For letting someone into your
life and letting them know you that well is the
greatest accomplishment ever....Nikole Flannery.
Love has the power to break all chains --
Swim the deepest seas --
Endure the strongest pains --
Love is the glow in the darkest night leading
you on until you have sight....Cristoto Larita.
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a
love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never
go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's
nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time
and build your wings on the way down....Ray Bradbury.
You can search throughout the entire universe for
someone who is more deserving of your love and affection
than you are yourself, and that person is not to be
found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the
entire universe, deserve your love and affection....Buddha.
True love is visible not to the eyes but to the heart,
for eyes may be deceived....Antoine De Saint-Exupery.
Love dictates, but a kiss writes the secrets of the heart....Unknown.
If you begin the day with love in your heart,
Peace in your nerves,
And truth in your mind,
You not only benefit by their presence
But also bring them to others,
To your family and friends, and to all those
Whose destiny draws across your path that day....Unknown.
Even if courage fails you, tell that special someone
that you love them in anyway possible....Unknown.
When someone opens his/herself up to you,
it is not so that you know where to
attack in the time of battle, but so
that you know how to protect him/her from
the world with your love....Unknown.
Love is not measured by how many times you touch each other
but by how many times you reach each other....Cathy Moraney.
Let's try to remember that love means keeping in
touch with each other's thoughts and feelings...
listening, not just to words, but to the emotions
behind them...seeing, not just the smiles and frowns,
but the hurts and pleasures that cause them....Unknown.
Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks
simultaneously the head, the heart, & the senses....Voltaire.
When you really want love you will
find it waiting for you....Oscar Wilde.
You must love yourself before you love another.
By accepting yourself and fully being what you are...
your simple presence can make others happy....Jane Roberts.
The person who doesn't fit in with our notions of who is worthy
of our love -- the bag lady at the corner, the strange man who
rides through town on a three wheel bike all strung up with
flags -- is just the person who, by not fitting into our patterns,
insists that we expand not only our views but also our capacity
to love. Today, see if you can stretch your heart and expand your
love so that it touches not only those whom you can give it easily,
but also those who need it so much....Daphne Rose Kingma.
To love is to place happiness in the heart of another....Leibnitz.
I'm still kissing your hand as one that truly loves all
the yous....words of the most sensitive guy I know...
my forever friend Philip Larson....I love you :-)
I love the sun for days, the moon for night,
and you forever....Philip...."ditto" from me to you :-)
I have a thought...the one God has meant for us is going to
be the hardest to get, the hardest to keep, and the hardest
to accept. Because through all that, love will grow stronger,
bonds will become thicker, and the future will become more
clear. Love wasn't made to be easy, otherwise, we wouldn't
end up with the RIGHT person, we would end up with the first
one who came along. By struggling, we single out the wrong
ones and realize who really is the ONE....J.D.
For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks;
the ultimate, the last test and proof; the work for
which all other work is but preparation....Rainer Maria Rilke.
Love is not getting, but giving. Not a wild dream of
pleasure and madness of desire -- oh, no -- love is
not that! It is goodness and honor and peace and pure
living - yes, love is that and it is the best thing in
the world and the thing that lives the longest....Henry Van Dyke.
...when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives
but are grateful for the abundance that's present -- love, health,
family, friends, work, the joys of nature, and personal pursuits
that bring us pleasure -- the wasteland of illusion falls
away and we experience heaven on earth....Sarah Ban Brethnach.
It is not love, but lack of
love which is blind....Glenway Wescott.
'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free.
'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be.
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight....Traditional Shaker Hymn.
Genuine love will always feel urged to communicate joy --
to be a joy-giver. Mankind needs joy....Lawrence G. Lovasik.
Love is a medicine for the sickness of the world;
a prescription often given, too rarely taken....Dr. Karl Menninger.
Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore we
must be saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful makes complete
sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be
saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be
accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love....Reinhold Niebuhr.
Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made,
like bread, re-made all the time, made new....Ursula K. Le Guin.
Sometimes we see things not as they are but as
we are: Love brings understanding....Unknown.
Love is broad; if you love someone, you love all things,
not just their beauty. Love is narrow; you love one and
only one, compared to them, no one matters....A. Braxton.
Love is blind. That is why he always
proceeds by touch....French Proverb.
It is the special quality of love not to be
able to remain stationary, to be obliged to
increase under pain of diminishing.... Andre Gide.
The joy of late love is like green firewood when set aflame,
for the longer the wait in lighting, the greater heat it
yields and the longer its force lasts....Chrétien De Troyes.
We live by admiration, hope and love....William Wordsworth.
A successful marriage requires falling in love
many times, always with the same person....Mignon McLaughlin.
A job is what we do for money;
work is what we do for love....Marysarah Quinn.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth
out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth
is not made perfect in love....1 John 4:18.
Love is something wonderful, it nears to the divine,
it is something man nor beast can hate, nor yet
can thy define. Oh sweet and mystic words of love,
so gentle, and so dear, they penetrate the soul of
man, so that his heart may hear....K R Lamprey.
If you open your heart, love opens your
mind....Charles John Quarto, Eric Lowen, Dan Navarro.
As selfishness and complaint pervert and cloud the mind,
so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision....Helen Keller.
Love and you will be loved, and you will be able to do
all that you could not do unloved....Marques De Santillana.
Whom we love best, to them we can say least....English proverb.
Love is that enviable state that knows no
envy or vanity, only empathy and a longing
to be greater than oneself....Joe McMahon.
There are mysteries about our love. Things that neither
one of us may ever understand because love is an emotion
without limit and understanding. We know we love each other
but we could never explain completely as why we love each
other. Love is not a clock. You simply cannot take it apart
just to see what makes it tick, and even if you could, you
probably could never get it back together again....Unknown.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it
is no virtue at all; forgiving means to pardon the
unpardonable, or it is no virtue at all; faith means
believing the unbelievable, or it is no virtue at all;
and to hope means hoping when things are hopeless,
or it is no virtue at all....G.K. Chesterton.
Love all, trust a few;
Do wrong to none....William Shakespeare.
It isn't possible to love and part...you can
transmutate love, ignore it, muddle it, but you
can never pull it out of you. I know from experience
that the poets are right: love is eternal....E M Forester.
Live to love, and love to live....Pierre Khalbourji.
A man is a little thing while he works
by and for himself; but when he gives
voice to the rules of love and justice,
he is godlike....Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Love doesn't grow on trees like apples in Eden --
it's something you have to make. And you must
use your imagination too....Joyce Cary.
Love is a feeling that is held tightly within the heart.
It begins small and then consumes the body, and pours out
our skin flowing eternally to merge with its beloved
waters. It is a mark of pride, that scars the body for
all others to look upon. Eyes will speak of the burning
and consuming cool warmth from head to toe. The shiver
of a touch reversed by the warm burning touch of the skin.
These feelings are impossible for one to gain, for it is only
known in the eyes of the beholds of love....Paul John Kayiales.
Love considers the well-being of others
as important as its own....Unknown.
He who loves best his fellow-man, is loving
God the holiest way he can....Alice Cary.
Giving someone all your love is never an assurance
that they'll love you back...don't expect love in
return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but
if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours....Unknown.
Just as the wind dances in my hair, as the ocean massages
my thoughts, as the sun blankets me in happiness, and as
the earth travels with me across universal challenges,
so all the elements of your love fill my life....Unknown.
In love, never put yourself in a situation where
you're not sure of where you stand in a person's
life...never assume, never expect so that if they drop
you, you have enough strength to move on....Unknown.
Love without friendship is life without hope....Unknown.
The measure of our love for others can be largely determined by
the frequency and earnestness of our prayers for them....Unknown.
Love doesn't need to be doubted, tested or proven...
it's meant to be shown, shared, and nurtured.
Find your strength in love....SARAH.
The consciousness of loving and being
loved brings a warmth and richness to life
that nothing else can bring....Oscar Wilde.
Positive thoughts: joy, happiness, fulfillment, achievement,
worthiness, have positive results: enthusiasm, calm,
well-being, ease, energy, love....Peter McWilliams.
The best way to know God is to love many things....Vincent Van Gogh.
Kindness in words creates confidence,
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness,
Kindness in giving creates love....Lao-Tsu.