“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
― Marilyn Monroe
William W. Purkey
“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
― Dr. Seuss
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
― Elbert Hubbard
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”
― Elie Wiesel
“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
― Mother Teresa
“It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.”
― André Gide
“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”
― Sarah Dessen, The Truth about Forever
“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
― Lao Tzu
Robert A. Heinlein
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
― Mother Teresa
“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..”
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
“we accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.”
― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
“I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.”
― Marilyn Monroe
“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”
― Anaïs Nin
“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.
A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.”
― Marilyn Monroe
Alfred Lord Tennyson
“Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.”
― Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam
“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”
― Bob Marley
“To die would be an awfully big adventure.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.”
― Marilyn Monroe
“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it”
― Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember
“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
Alfred Lord Tennyson
“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.”
― Alfred Lord Tennyson
“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones
“We’re all a little weird. And life is weird. And when we find someone
whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into
mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”
― Robert Fulghum
“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.”
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
“Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone’s bad qualities because they somehow complete you.”
― Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby
“You’re the one who is weak. You will never know love or friendship. And I feel sorry for you.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, somg go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And babve, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up becuase if you give up, you’ll never find your soul mate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”
― Marilyn Monroe
“Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can.”
― Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight
“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect – you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break – her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.”
― Bob Marley
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
― Anonymous, Holy Bible: New International Version
“We love the things we love for what they are.”
― Robert Frost
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
“The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
“You love me. Real or not real?”
I tell him, “Real.”
― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay
“You are, and always have been, my dream.”
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
“The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!”
― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
“We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has only happened once, and that’s why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I’ll never forget a single moment of it.”
“No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater…The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that’s the key. It’s like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot.”
― Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby
“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”
― Mother Teresa
Passionate love is a quenchless thirst….Kahlil Gibran.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude.
It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd….Louis Aragon.
Do you want to know a good way to fall in love?
Just associate all your pleasant experiences with someone,
and disassociate from all the unpleasant ones….Richard Bandler.
You can give without loving,
but you cannot love without giving….Amy Carmichael.
Love makes the wildest spirit tame,
and the tamest spirit wild….Alexis Delp.
People love others not for who they are,
but for how they make them feel….Irwin Federman.
Love is like pi — natural, irrational,
and very important….Lisa Hoffman.
Love talked about is easily turned aside,
but love demonstrated is irresistible….Stan Mooneyham.
Love is a friendship caught on fire….”Northern Exposure.”
In love, there is always one who kisses
and one who offers the cheek….French Proverb.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven….Karen Sunde.
We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them.
We say we love trees, yet we cut them down.
And some people still wonder why some are afraid
when they are told they are loved….Unknown.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities
or pride; so I love you because I knew no other
way than this, where ‘I’ does not exist, nor ‘you’.
So close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so
close that your eyes close as I fall asleep….Pablo Neruda.
He drew a circle to shut me out, heretic rebel,
a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win,
we drew a circle that took him in….Edwin Markham.
In real love you want the other person’s good.
In romantic love, you want the other person….Margaret Anderson.
Dance like no one’s watching,
love like you’ll never be hurt,
sing like no one’s listening,
live like it’s heaven on earth….William Purky.
I love you, not for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you….Roy Croft.
Love is not a matter of counting the years —
it’s making the years count….Wolfman Jack Smith.
Love creates an “us” without
destroying a “me”….Unknown.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away
is the only love we keep. The only way to
retain love is to give it away….Elbert Hubbard.
One of the characteristics of love relationships that flower
is a relatively high degree of mutual self-disclosure — a
willingness to let our partner enter into the interior of our
private world and a genuine interest in the private world of
that partner. Couples in love tend to show more of themselves
to each other than to any other person….Nathaniel Branden.
To love is to enjoy seeing, touching, and sensing
with all the senses, as closely as possible, a lovable
object which loves in return….Del Amour Stendhal.
Love simply cannot spring up without that self-surrender
to each other. If either withholds the self,
love cannot exist….Dr. E. Stanley Jones.
The best proof of love is trust….Dr. Joyce Brothers.
Love is friendship set to music….Pollock.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself….Jean Anouilh.
When love is accompanied with deep intimacy,
it raises us to the highest level of human experience.
In this exalted space, we can surrender our egos, become
vulnerable and know levels of joy and well-being unique
among life experiences. We attain a glimpse of the rapture
that can be ours. Boundaries are blurred, there are no
limitations and we rejoice in union. We become one and,
at the same time, both….Leo Buscaglia.
I love you not only for what you are, but for
what I am when I am with you. I love you not
only for what you have made of yourself, but for
what you are making of me. I love you for the part
of me that you bring out….Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Love is an irresistible desire to be
irresistibly desired….Robert Frost.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases
great ones, as the wind blows out the candle
and fans the bonfire….Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld.
True love stories never have endings….Unknown.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover,
instead of creating the perfect love….Tom Robbins.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction
that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather,
loved in spite of ourselves….Victor Hugo.
Gravitation is not responsible for
people falling in love….Albert Einstein.
Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love,
time is eternity….Henry Van Dyke.
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature
and embroidered by imagination….Voltaire.
Love is composed of a single soul
inhabiting two bodies….Aristotle.
Love is the exchange of two fantasies and
the contact of two skins….Nicholas Chamfort.
Love is an energy – it can neither be created
nor destroyed. It just is and always will be,
giving meaning to life and direction to goodness…
Love will never die….Bryce Courtney.
Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.”
Mature love says: “I need you because I love you.”….Erich Fromm.
Love has nothing to do with what you are
expecting to get — only with what you are
expecting to give — which is everything….Katherine Hepburn.
If I know what love is,
it is because of you….Herman Hesse.
The first duty of love is to listen….Paul Tillich.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength
while loving someone deeply gives you courage….Lao-Tsu.
Love, the magician, knows this little trick
whereby two people walk in different directions
yet always remain side by side….Hugh Prather.
Love is just a feeling of togetherness
and openness in your heart….Ken Keyes.
Love is not a matter of what happens in life.
It’s a matter of what’s happening in your heart….Ken Keyes.
You can’t force someone to love you; all you can do is
become someone who can be loved; the rest is up to them….Unknown.
A baby is born with the need to be loved — and never
outgrows it. Children are God’s apostles, day by day
sent forth to preach of love and hope and peace….James Russell Lowell.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just
beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly
it may alight upon you….Nathaniel Hawthorne.
The greatest pleasure of life is love….William Temple.
Where there is great love there are
always miracles….Willa Cather.
Who travels for love finds a thousand
miles not longer than one….Japanese Proverb.
Music is love in search
of a word….Sidney Lanier.
All, everything that I understand, I understand
only because I love….Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy.
Life is one fool thing after another where as
love is two fool things after each other….Oscar Wilde.
To love and be loved is to feel the
sun from both sides….David Viscott.
Life is a journey, and love is what
makes that journey worthwhile….Unknown.
Ever has it been that love knows not its own
depth until the hour of separation….Kahlil Gibran.
Love is too strong a word to say it too early, but it has too
beautiful a meaning to say it too late….Kurt Spiteri Cornish.
Lust is when you love what you see.
Love is when you lust for what’s inside….Renee Conkle.
The beginning of love is at the end
of resistance….Danielle Light.
Love is first friendship
and then commitment….Jacques Pierre Ribault.
To fear love is to fear life….Bertrand Russell.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness,
a tender look which becomes a habit….Peter Ustinov.
We should all be so lucky to have someone who will
never let us go. The ultimate legacy is to leave behind
someone who will love you forever….”Ally McBeal.”
Fear? What is there to fear in love? Love is the very
reason we live. To fear love is to lose all sense of living,
and if we cannot love, then why have we been put here? Fearing
love is like being afraid of breathing. It’s not something
to be scared of. It’s so natural that no one can resist….Unknown.
We cannot choose who we love,
only whose love we accept….Unknown.
I love you, not because you are perfect,
But because you are so perfect for me….Unknown.
Couples who love each other tell each other
a thousand things without talking….Chinese Proverb.
Sex is a momentary itch,
love never lets you go….Unknown.
Let no one who loves be unhappy.
Even love unreturned has its rainbow….James Matthew Barrie.
Love will find a way through paths
where wolves fear to prey….Lord George Gordon Byron.
When you like someone, you like them in spite of their faults.
When you love someone, you love them with their faults….Elizabeth Cameron.
Where there is love there is life….Mahatma Gandhi.
She who has never loved,
has never lived….J. Gay.
To love without expected return on my investment
frees me to love with purity of heart, mind and soul…
I am not distracted by selfish motive or disappointed
by insensitivity…I am free to love…just love….L. Hodge.
There is but one genuine love potion – consideration….Menander.
There is no surprise more magical than
the surprise of being loved: It is God’s
finger on man’s shoulder….Charles Morgan.
There is only one happiness in life,
to love and be loved….George Sands.
Love, you know, seeks to make happy
rather than to be happy….Ralph Connor.
Love is a verb. We can’t say it enough. Love must not
only be spoken, but must also be shown. The beginning of
love is God. He showed His love in the most sacrificial of
ways so we could know our incredible value to Him. The price
of our adoption was the emptying of heaven of its greatest
treasure, God the Son, who is our Savior….Phil Ware.
Love is the triumph of imagination
over intelligence….H.L. Mencken.
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows.
For love is the beauty of the soul….St. Augustine.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us….Helen Keller.
Love is the seed of all hope. It is the enticement
to trust, to risk, to try, to go on….Gloria Gaither.
Sooner or later we begin to understand that love is
more than verses on valentines and romance in the movies.
We begin to know that love is here and now, real and true,
the most important thing in our lives. For love is the creator
of our favorite memories and the foundation of our fondest dreams.
Love is a promise that is always kept, a fortune that can never be
spent, a seed that can flourish in even the most unlikely of places.
And this radiance that never fades, this mysterious and magical joy, is the
greatest treasure of all — one known only by those who love….Unknown.
Love is the passionate and abiding desire on the part of two
or more people to produce together conditions under which each
can be and spontaneously express, his real self; to produce
together an intellectual soil and an emotional climate in which
each can flourish, far superior to what either could achieve alone….Unknown.
Love can touch us one time and last for a lifetime,
and never let go till we’re gone….Titanic Theme.
Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the
imagination and bottling the common-sense….Helen Rowland.
Romantic love is a passionate spiritual-emotional-sexual
attachment between a man and a woman that reflects a high
regard for the value of each other’s person….Nathaniel Branden.
True love is spelled G-I-V-E. It is not based on what you can get,
but rooted in what you can give to the other person….Josh McDowell.
Love is energy of life….Robert Browning.
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself.
It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen
with white hairs and is always young in the heart….Honore De Balzac.
To love someone is to acknowledge the goodness of who they are.
Through loving a person we awaken their awareness of their own innate
goodness. It is as though they cannot know how worthy they are until they
look into the mirror of our love and see themselves….John Gray, Ph.D.
Once you have learned to love,
You will have learned to live….Unknown.
All love that has not friendship for its base,
is like a mansion built upon the sand….Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
To love is to be vulnerable….C.S. Lewis.
Once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life,
love gives us a fairy tale….Unknown.
Love means tearing down the separateness and the boundaries
between your heart feelings and another person….Ken Keyes.
It [Love] is not a word, nor a single action.
In truth, it can never be wrong
Like the sunrise, perfect in every possible way.
It is many things and yet it must exist
In the small space of the heart.
Once found it can bloom endlessly, with no cease.
It can choke one’s throat, bring one to tears…
But it never hides in shadows or in darkness
It never feeds itself on deception.
It grows with trust, honesty and compassion.
Nothing less, always more….Unknown.
Love is a hole in the heart….Ben Hecht.
In Persian, the verb “to love” is translated
“to have a friend”….the phrase “I love you”
is translated “I have you as a friend”….Unknown.
Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like a volcano and then
subsides and when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have
to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is
inconceivable that you should ever part, because this is what love is.
Love is not the breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the
promise of eternal passion, and it is not the desire to mate every
minute or every second of the day. That is just being “in love”
which any fool can do…Love itself is what’s left over when being in love has
burned away, and this both an art and a fortunate accident….Louis De Bernieres.
To love someone is nothing, to be loved by someone is something,
but to be loved by the one you love is everything….Unknown.
Love is the doorway through which the human soul
passes from selfishness to service….Unknown.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another
person is essential to your own….Robert A. Heinlein.
When you are in love, life should not be measured by the
moments of breath, but by the breath-taking moments….Unknown.
Friendship may, and often does, grow into love,
but love never subsides into friendship….Lord Byron.
Love is a disease which fills you with a desire
to be desired….Henri, Comte de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Love is what is left in a relationship after
all the selfishness is taken out….Nick Richardson.
I love you, and because I love you, I would
sooner have you hate me for telling you the
truth than adore me for telling you lies….Pietro Aretino.
There is no disguise which can hide love
for long where it exists, or simulate it where
it does not….Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld.
When we are in love we often doubt that
which we most believe….Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld.
As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract.
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will
be tomorrow where your thoughts take you….James Lane Allen.
To love and win is the best thing.
To love and lose, the next best….William M. Thackeray.
The way to love anything is to realize
that it might be lost….Gilbert Chesterton.
To love is to admire with the heart:
to admire is to love with the mind….Theophile Gautier.
Love does not die easily. It is a living
thing. It thrives in the face of all of life’s
hazards, save one–neglect….James D. Bryden.
Love is something eternal;
the aspect may change,
but not the essence….Vincent Van Gogh.
Kindness in words creates confidence
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness
Kindness in giving creates love….Lao-Tsu.
The pleasure of love is in the loving; and there
is more joy in the passion one feels than
in that which one inspires…..Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld.
Love is union with somebody, or something,
outside oneself, under the condition
of retaining the separateness and
integrity of one’s own self….Erich Fromm.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that
nourishes, extends and preserves. It’s
eternal goal is life….Smiley Blanton.
Anything will give up its secrets if you love it
enough. Not only have I found that when I talk to the
little flower or to the little peanut they will give
up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently
commune with people they give up their secrets also — if
you love them enough….George Washington Carver.
Love is the essence of God….Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Music is expression of harmony in sound.
Love is the expression of harmony in life….Stephen F. Gaskin.
Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy,
but it is very rare because most people are strategists….Anita Brookner.
Being in love is a wonderful feeling but being
loved and appreciated in return can be the most
wonderful experience that can happen to your life….Unknown.
The art of love…is largely the
art of persistence….Albert Ellis.
The best portion of a good man’s life
is his little, nameless, unremembered acts
of kindness and of love….William Wordsworth.
Suddenly, quietly, you realize that ~ from this moment
forth ~ you will no longer pass through this world alone.
Like a new sun, this awareness rises within you, freeing
you from fear, opening your life. This is the beginning
of love and the end of all that came before….Unknown.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to
think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war;
love is a growing up….James Baldwin.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting
place for those who love us….Saint Bernard of Clairvaux.
Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way
as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins
them by what is deepest in themselves….Pierre Teilhard De Chardin.
Love is always bestowed as a gift — freely,
willingly, and without expectation….
We don’t love to be loved; we love to love….Leo Buscaglia.
No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast,
as love can do with a twined thread….Robert Burton.
As a result of a kiss, there arises in the mind a
wonderful feeling of delight that awakens and binds
together the love of them that kiss….St. Aelred.
Love is a verb. Love is something you do: the sacrifices
you make, the giving of self. If you want to study love,
study those who sacrifice for others. Love — the feeling —
is a fruit of love the verb….Stephen R. Covey.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life….Pablo Picasso.
Real love begins where nothing is
expected in return….Antoine De Saint-Exupéry.
Love is when each person is more concerned
for the other than for one’s self….David Frost.
Remember that the best relationship is
one in which your love for each other exceeds
your need for each other….Unknown.
Give all to love;
Obey thy heart….Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Love puts the fun in together,
the sad in apart,
the hope in tomorrow,
the joy in a heart….Unknown.
Love is its own reward….Thomas Merton.
I believe love produces a certain
flowering of the whole personality
which nothing else can achieve….Ivan Sergeevich.
Love: To feel with one’s whole self the
existence of another being….Simone Weil.
Between whom there is hearty truth
there is love….Henry David Thoreau.
Love endures when the lovers love many things together
And not merely each other…..Walter Lippmann.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire….Swedenborg.
Who, being loved, is poor?….Oscar Wilde.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid
of the power to love….Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Physical love is total intimacy.
It is the sign that the lovers have
nothing to refuse each other, that they
belong wholly to each other….J. Leclercq.
We are not the same persons this year as last;
nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we,
changing, continue to love a changed person….W. Somerset Maugham.
We forgive to the extent that we love….Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld.
Where there is a today….there was probably
a yesterday….but possibly never a tomorrow….
make the most of wherever your heart desires
to be….tell her you love her….Unknown.
This was love at first sight, love everlasting:
a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected — in so
far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness;
it took entire possession of him, and he understood,
with joyous amazement, that this was for life….Thomas Mann.
Holding the heart of another in the
comforting hands of prayer is a
priceless act of love….Janet L. Weaver.
A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the
species of woman in whose company he finds himself
electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose
company he may feel tenderly drowsy….George Jean Nathan.
Love and respect are the most important aspects
of parenting, and of all relationships….Jodie Foster.
In those whom I like, I can find no common
denominator; in those whom I love I can:
they all make me laugh….Wystan Hugh Auden.
You say that love is nonsense….I tell you it is
no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady
physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one,
by night or by day; a long strain on one’s nerves like
toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant,
but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength….Henry Adams.
Live through feeling and you will live through love.
For feeling is the language of the soul, and feeling is truth….Matt Zotti.
Love comes when manipulation stops; when you
think more about the other person than about his
or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself
fully. When you dare to be vulnerable….Dr. Joyce Brothers.
A very small degree of hope is
sufficient to cause the birth of love….Stendhal.
To love is not a passive thing. To love is active voice.
When I love I do something, I function, I give. I do not love
in order that I may be loved back again, but for the creative
joy of loving. And every time I do so love I am freed, at least
a little, by the outgoing of love, from enslavement to that most
intolerable of master, myself….Bernard Iddings Bell.
Because of a great love,
one is courageous….Lao-Tsu.
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others.
It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes
to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and
sorrows of men. That is what love looks like….St. Augustine.
Love is a force more formidable than any other.
It is invisible — it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is
powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you
more joy than any material possession could….Barbara De Angelis.
The love of liberty is the love of others;
the love of power is the love of ourselves.
We cannot force love….William Hazlitt.
Where we love is home,
home that our feet may leave,
but not our hearts….Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Love is everywhere, it has no distance.
All you have to do is stop the resistance….Matt Zotti.
True love is the parent
of humility….William Ellery Channing.
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom;
to serve all, but love only one….Honore De Balzac.
God loves each of us as if there
were only one of us….St. Augustine.
Sometimes you have to just take a chance in love and life.
You can’t live your life amongst a mound of “what ifs.”
You have to follow your heart and hope for the best….My Best Friend.
Love is more than words….Unknown.
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
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.
“Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It’s the sweetest thing one can do for oneself & one’s fellow human beings.” – Maya Angelou
“A good laugh makes any interview, or any conversation, so much better.” – Barbara Walters
“He who laughs, lasts.” – Mary Pettibone Poole
“A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder
“There is nothing like a gleam of humor to reassure you that a fellow human being is ticking inside a strange face.” – Eva Hoffman
“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.” – Bill Cosby
“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.” – Henry Ward Beecher
- Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
- When in doubt, just take the next small step.
- Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
- Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
- Pay off your credit cards every month.
- You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
- Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
- It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
- Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
- When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
- Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
- It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
- Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
- If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
- Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.
- Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
- You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
- A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
- It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
- When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
- Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
- Overprepare, then go with the flow.
- Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
- The most important sex organ is the brain.
- No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
- Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”
- Always choose life.
- Forgive everyone everything.
- What other people think of you is none of your business.
- Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
- However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
- Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
- Believe in miracles.
- God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
- Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
- Growing old beats the alternative – dying young.
- Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
- Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
- Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
- If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
- Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
- Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
- All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
- Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
- The best is yet to come.
- No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
- Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
- If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
- Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift…
“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”
“To dream of the person you wish to be is to waste the person you are.”
“Do what you can with what you’ve got wherever you are.”
“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.”
Henry Van Dyke
“It is not length of Life, but depth of life.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might just be the world.”
“The same hammer that breaks the glass forges the steel.”
“Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.”
“We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.”
“And sometimes when you turn, there is a shoulder to lean upon, a smile to believe in, a hand to hold. Those are the times your faith in the world is restored.”
“Laughter is the music of life.”
Sir William Osler
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it within us or we willfind it not.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.”
“Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test first and the lesson afterward.”
“We all have strength enough to bear the misfortunes of others.”
“They who wonder discover that this in itself is wonder.”
“Every heart that has beat strong and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.”
Cicero, 44 B.C.
“In the giving-is the getting.”
“The impossible is often the untried.”
“To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.”
“Anyone can become angry-that is easy, but to become angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way-that is not easy.”
“Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.”
“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”
Ernest Hemingway, 1899-1961
“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”
“Sickness is felt, but health not at all.”
“Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.”
Pliny the Elder
“My religion is very simple, my religion is kindness.”
“Life is like a card of games. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.”
Jawaharial Nehru, 1889-1964
“The important thing is to not stop questioning.”
Albert Einstein, 1879-1955
“It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1809-1894
“It’s not your circumstances that shape you, it’s how you react to your circumstances.”
“For all of us, as we grow older, perhaps the most important thing is to keep alive our love of others and to believe that our love and interest are as vitally necessary to them as to us. This is what makes us keep on growing and refills the fountains of energy.”
“The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.”
“Sometimes the simplest gesture seems like the biggest showing of kindness possible.”
Erica Lynn Dager
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
“The most I can do for my friend is simply to be a friend.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”
“It is not the years in your life, but the life in your years that counts the most.”
“It takes strength to be gentle and kind.”
“A hero is a person who does what he or she can.”
“It is a curious thing in human experience, but to live through a period of stress and sorrow with another person creates a bond which nothing seems able to break.”
“The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.”
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matter compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, love, do not require coupons.”
George T. Hewitt
“There can be no better exercise for strengthening the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
“Where there is unity there is always victory.”
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched, but are felt in the heart.”
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a spring day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
Sir. J. Lubbock
“To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.”
William Hazlitt, 1823
“Goodness is the only investment that never fails.”
Henry David Thoreau
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”
“Nothing is quite as funny as the unintended humor of reality.”
“Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.”
“Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
“Sometimes people come into our lives and change it forever, and we never ever stay the same.”
“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.”
“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”
“Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.”
“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.”
“We are not put on earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.”
“How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize we have discovered a friend.”
“It’s not denial. I’m selective about the reality I accept.”
“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”
“We are never alone. We are all aspects of one great being. No matter how far apart we are, the air links us.”
“Team spirit is knowing and living the belief that what a group of people can accomplish together is much larger, far greater, and will exceed that which an individual can accomplish alone.”
“What comes from the heart goes to the heart.”
“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.”
“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.”
“To know someone with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed, that can make life a garden.”
“Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well.”
“Kindness is more important than wisdom and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.”
Theodore Isaac Rubin
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
“I like nonsense,it wakens up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”
“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”
“Nothing is worth more than this day.”
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
“If at first you don’t succeed, you’re running about average.”
“Life is like a ten speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.”
“There is nothing permanent except change.”
“I think these difficult times have helped me understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes around worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.”
“We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.”
“Yesterday’s the past and tomorrow’s the future. Today is a gift which is why they call it the present.”
“The miracle is this; the more we share, the more we have.”
“Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.”
Cicero, 44 B.C.
“Seven days without laughter makes one weak.”
“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”
Ken Olson, 1977 (president of Digital Equipment Corp.)
“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”
“Out of clutter, find simplicity; from discord, find harmony; in the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.”
“There are no such things as strangers, only friends that we have not yet met.”
“Of all the days, the day on which one has not laughed is the one most surely wasted.”
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort, 1741-1794, French writer
“Hope is like a road in the country. There never was a road; but, when many people walk together, the road comes into existence.”
From the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echos are truly endless.”
“Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”
“Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.”
John Updike, 1989, U.S. author & critic
“One cool judgement is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.”
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), Speech January 29, 1916 in Pittsburgh
“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.”
Antoine de Saint Exupery (1900-1944), French aviator and author
“Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: All of them make me laugh.”
W.H. Auden 1907-1977, Anglo-American poet
“Only great pain is, as the teacher of great suspicion, the ultimate liberator of the spirit…I doubt whether such pain improves us-but I do know it deepens us.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, 1887 (German philosopher, 1844-1900)
“It is not length of life, but depth of life.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.”
Henry Van Dyke
“Do what you can with what you’ve got wherever you are.”
“To dream of the person you wish to be is to waste the person you are.”
“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try”
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
“Our greatest glory is not failing, but in rising every time we fail.”
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
“Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.”
Henry Van Dyke
“Love is the best thing in the world, and the thing that lives the longest.”
Henry Van Dyke
“Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt.”
Dr. Samuel Johnson
“I’d rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a has-been than a might-have-been by far; for a might-have-been has never been, but a has-been was once an are.”
“Worry is as useless as a handle on a snowball.”
“Any ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can’t see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can’t design or ordain.”
“The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It;s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the wind and rains and the scorching sun.”
” It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.”
“Keep you face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.”
“The best thing about the future is that is comes one day at a time.”
“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step foward your always in the same place.”
“A good hand and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
“There are two ways of exerting ones strength; one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”
Booker T. Washington
“Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”
“In this life we cannot always do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”
“A person that values it’s privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
” The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.”
Henry Van Dyke
“It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.”
Robert H. Goddard
“Never deprive someone of hope; it may be all they have.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give”
Sir Winston Churchill
“It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret”
“We all have a few failures under our belt. It’s what makes us ready for the successes.”
Randy K. Milholland
“Don’t count every hour in the day, make every hour in the day count.”
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
The Dalai Lama
“Count your age by friends, not years
Count your life by smiles, not tears”
“A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.”
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”
- Use the response “It’s My Pleasure” when someone thanks you for doing something.
- Use the response “I’d be honored” when someone asks you to help them or do something with them.
- Listen more than you talk
- Count to 3 before adding to a conversation to ensure the other person is done
- Be willing to follow another person in conversation even if you don’t get to talk about your idea
- Always offer to improve someone else’s idea and give them credit
- Give credit for other’s ideas that you are carrying through on
- Ask others for the opinion of others
- Ask others to join conversations and contribute
- It’s OK to be wrong and so admit it
- Admit when you don’t understand or know something
- Appreciate others who learn something quickly and say so
- Be quick to apologize when you do something wrong
- Study moral principles
- Use moral principles to guide you
- You are God’s creation, not your own
- Recognize your talents as gifts, not your own ability
- Know how your skills have only be developed by the help of others
- Share your own knowledge to pass on what you have learned
- Pass on thanks when you receive it to those who helped you achieve what was thanked
- Value other people’s time as much as your own
- Never equate time spent with people to a dollar value
- Don’t boast about your achievements, let others recognize them instead
- Keep your goals to yourself
- Help other people with their goals
- Realize the potential in others
- Know that timing is everything and everyone excels at different times in life
- Being the 1st follower is often the best way to lead
- Since winning isn’t everything, you don’t have to win
- Recognize that you have faults
- Remember you are a sinner (in other words, you are no better or worse than anyone else)
- Ignore first impressions of people
- Give others the benefit of the doubt
- Provide positive and encouraging feedback instead of criticism
- Make a choice to act more humbly
- Practice at least one humble act each day
- Be grateful for successes without boasting about them
- Know how to accept praise with a simple thank you, don’t elaborate on it or talk more about it
- Recognize the individualism of others and yourself, there is no need to conform
- Share your core values and live them accordingly regardless of the circumstances
- Prioritize things in your life and rate your actions on whether to followed that priority or not
- Rate other people as first, be less significant
- Forgive those who wrong you and move on without revenge or lashing back
- Serve others and not yourself first
- Seek wisdom, which is knowledge of what is true coupled with just judgment of action
- Recognize and know that you know little and there is always more to learn
- Avoid explosive reactions, and subside any aggression
- Accept new ideas and change, not being stuck on what you knew before
- Teach all that you can for the benefit of others
- Learn from and model the life of the most humble teachers in history (Jesus, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Buddha, etc)