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and compassion are
necessities, not luxuries.
Without them humanity
After you have been kind, after love has stolen
forth into the world
and done its beautiful work, go back into the
shade again and say
nothing about it.
Love hides even from itself.
Love waives even
“Love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.”
Love is something you and I must have.
We must have it because
our spirit feeds
We must have it because without it we
become weak and
our self-esteem weakens. Without
it our courage fails. Without
love we can
no longer look
confidently at the world.
We turn inward and begin to feed upon
personalities, and little by little we destroy ourselves. With it we are creative.
With it we march tirelessly.
With it, and
with it alone, we are able to sacrifice for
Chief Dan George
Love is a short word but it contains everything.
Love will find a way.
Indifference will find an excuse.
The impression is that
love is something that happens to you like magic. That love is something others do for you, but that you cannot do
yourself. Love is not something you wait for. Love
doesn't just happen. Love is something you do. When you want love, give
to moment, you make the choice whether to give love and be loved.
many things, for therein lies the true strength, and
performs much, and can accomplish
much, and that which is done in
love is well done.
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We are here to love, not to judge.
I’d been blaming and raging.
wasn’t loving my daughter that afternoon as
God loves me. God’s
insist on perfection or even good common sense. Why then should I
more of those I love?
With this tiny change
in perspective I began to see
need for correction
wasn’t in my daughter, but in me.
Susan L. Taylor
In all honesty, I may
my illness, and
most important thing
to me is
to leave something
from it behind. Living,
dying, physical healing,
not the issue.
goal for me is
to walk and
live in the
fullness of God’s
in such a way that it may
be a healing
To live is
more and nothing less.
I finally learned this.
Susan (a cancer patient)
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money.
Money is not enough,
money can be got, but they need your
hearts to love them.
So, spread your love everywhere you go; first of all in your
to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next-door
|Saying “Yes!” to God’s gift of love and
life primarily and above all
means choosing love as a life
saying “Yes!” to God
is not a simple matter because making our
lives into lives of love is not
a simple or easy thing.
To choose love as a life principle means that
mind-set or questions must be:
What is the loving thing to be,
to do, to say?
My consistent response to each of life’s events, to each
person who enters and touches my life, to each demand on my time
nerves and heart, must somehow be transformed into an act of
However, in the
last analysis, it is this “Yes!” that opens me to God.
Choosing love as a life principle widens the chalice of my
soul, so that
God can pour into me his gifts and graces and
A life of love is difficult, but it is not a
bleak or unrewarding life.
fact, it is the only true human and happy life, for it is filled
with concerns that are as deep as life, as wide as the whole
and as far reaching as eternity.
It is only when we have consented
to love, and have agreed
to forget ourselves, that we can find
This fulfillment will come unperceived and mysterious like
the grace of God, but we will recognize it and it will be
recognized in us.
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God, teach us to love without wanting to control;
to love without limit;
to love you, our friends, and also our
enemies. Teach us to
in love when love is not returned; teach us to be
you are apparently far away.
Teach us loving, waiting, patience when
there is no answer
to our questionings and our doubt.
Michael Hollings and Etta Gullick
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|Love is not blind—it sees more, not less.
But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
success comes in the door, it seems,
love often goes out the window.
like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved.
I am not sure if you are of the same mind.
But the realm of silence
is large enough beyond the grave.
This is the world of light and speech,
and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.
|Where there is great love
there are always
Where there is no love, pour love in,
and you will draw out love.
Juan de la Cruz
else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that
another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise
than we do and crosswise to our purposes?
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roots of love sink down and deep and strike out far, and they are
arteries that feed our lives, so we must see that they get the
water and sun they need so they can nourish us. And when you
put something good into the world, something good comes back to
Do not be afraid to
love. Remember dear old Don Quixote, viewing the
with love. He saw many beautiful things no one else
saw. Try being
dear Don Quixote
for a day. You'll see that love improves your vision and
allows you to see more than
your eye has ever seen before. But be
Those who look on the world
with love will need a handkerchief,
not to use as a blindfold, but
to blow their nose and dry their tears.
This is the miracle that happens every time to
really love: the more they give, the more they possess.
Rainer Maria Rilke
shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find time.
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.
pious man came in lamentation to the great Rabbi Israel ben
His son had forsaken the religion of his people and the man was
grief-stricken. "What shall I do, Rabbi?" cried
the father. "Do you love
your son?" the Rabbi asked. "Of course I do,"
said the man.
"Then, said the Rabbi, "love him even more."
Chassidic Jewish story
not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to
extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.
as a means of satisfaction and security is not love.
Love is never security; love is a state in which there is
no desire to be secure; it is a state of vulnerability.
You want to be loved because do not love; but the moment you
it is finished, you are no longer inquiring whether or not
somebody loves you.
hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for
or thoughtfulness; and this is the great
poverty that makes people
suffer so much.
say that radiation is inherently disintegrative: it comes
Gravity is inherently integrative: it pulls together.
And to me,
there's a good possibility that love is what I'd call metaphysical
gravity. It really holds everything together.
R. Buckminster Fuller
I generally find that great myths are great precisely because they
represent and embody great universal truths, the myth of romantic
is a dreadful lie. Perhaps it is a necessary lie in that it
ensures the survival
of the falling-in-love experience that traps us into
marriage. But as a
psychiatrist I weep in my heart almost daily for the ghastly
suffering that this myth fosters. Millions of people waste
vast amounts of
energy desperately and futilely attempting to make the reality of
conform to the unreality of the myth.
M. Scott Peck
And as we stray further
from love, we multiply the words.
Had we remained together we could have become a silence.
need to help people to discover the true meaning of love.
Love is generally confused with dependence. Those of us who
have grown in true love know that we can love only in
proportion to our capacity for independence.
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time ago I read in a newspaper that according to the latest
love is born not in the heart but in the nose. When two
people meet and
like each other, they start sending out little hormones whose name
remember, but these hormones enter through the nostrils and ascend
brain, and there in some secret convolution they let loose the
desire. In short, the article concluded, feelings are
nothing but invisible
odors. What absurd nonsense! Anyone who's ever
experienced true love,
love of the overmastering, indescribable kind, knows that
assertions like these
represent just one more gauche attempt to belittle the workings of
I exist not
to be loved and admired, but to love and act. It is not the
duty of those around me to love me. Rather, it is my duty to
concerned about the world, about human beings.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
All love that has not friendship for its base
Is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Though brave its walls as any in the land,
And its tall turrets lift their heads in grace;
Though skilful and accomplished artists trace
Most beautiful designs on every hand,
And gleaming statues in dim niches stand,
And fountains play in some flow'r-hidden place:
Yet, when from the frowning east a sudden gust
Of adverse fate is blown, or sad rains fall,
Day in, day out, against its yielding wall,
Lo! the fair structure crumbles to the dust.
Love, to endure life's sorrow and earth's woe,
Needs friendship's solid mason-work below.
When two people meet and fall in love, there's a
sudden rush of magic.
Magic is just naturally present then. We tend to feed on that
without striving to make any more. One day we wake up and find
magic is gone. We hustle to get it back, but by then it's usually
too late, we've
used it up. What we have to do is work like hell at making
right from the start. It's hard work, but if we can remember to do
greatly improve our chances of making love stay.
Love is not a word that describes my feelings; it
is not a technique
by which I fulfill my needs; it is not an
ideal, abstract and pure,
on which I meditate or discourse.
It is acting in correspondence
or in response to God
in relation to persons.
Eugene H. Peterson
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we have loved well while we were alive, there is life
after death here--our love will go on for generations.
beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly
themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image.
If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their
potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them:
love the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
No Man Is an Island
I think love
is the most misunderstood emotion in the universe.
I don't think half the people know what real love is. And I
think half the people on this planet have ever experienced
people experienced for one moment what real love is, we could
never live the way we live with each other. We couldn't do
each other what we're doing. We couldn't ignore what we're
ignoring. We couldn't allow it to be the way it is.
Little Book of Life
Most people think of love
as some sort of power outside of themselves that
will "take them away from all of this." Sadly,
this is not the case. Love exists
only within our own hearts, and to have happy relationships we
become truly loving people. And as we fill our hearts with
love by expressing
love for others in thought, word, and deed ("acting as
if" until we make it
happen if necessary), that love can heal our own lives, help to
problems, and enable us to feel good about ourselves.
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