Love


“Those who live passionately teach us how to love. Those who love passionately teach us how to live. ” - Sarah Ban Breathnach - writer

Break down your temples & break down your mosques
Break down all that divides... Break down the walls you see...
But never break anothers heart
For God resides here...in you and in me... - Bulleh Shah, Sufi Poet (1680 - 1758)

“And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth,‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with love like that. It lights up the sky.” - Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273); Persian poet, mystic

"With life as short as a half-taken breath, don’t plant anything but love!” ~ Rumi

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” - Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988); Novelist, short story author, essayist, screenwriter

The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry lifetime after lifetime. --- Alex Collier

“We lose ourselves in the things we love. We find ourselves there, too.” - Kristin Martz

What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. ~ Mother Teresa



Love is a temporary madness.  It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision.  You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.  Because this is what love is.  Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are.

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.       ~ Louis De Bernieres



“Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict. ” - Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941); poet, playwright, essayist



“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference.” - Helen James



"Respect is love in plain clothes." - Frankie Byrnes; former radio host in Ireland


" The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart " - Hellen Keller



One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.  - Sophocles



Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you re just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have YOU... The one who turns to his friends and says, thats her...  -Unknown



Passage on love from the first book of Corinthians, chapter thirteen:

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. Love never fails.



Its so easy, To think about Love, To Talk about Love, To wish for Love, But its not always easy, To recognize Love, Even when we hold it . in our hands.  ~Jaka


"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." - Morrie Schwartz (1916-1995); educator and author



"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope." - Maya Angelou, (1928-); Poet, Dancer, Producer, Playwright, Director


"What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories." - George Eliot, (1819-1880); [Mary Ann Evans]; novelist



To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.- Oscar Wilde



"Patience is a kind of love. A love that is its own explanation in bewildered circumstance. It is an old, old woman placing a wrinkled-parchment hand against the cheek of a reckless child. Because her heart is too wise to make room for reproach. Too full to find place for offense. " - Pavithra Mehta



The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo



Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more. Whine less, breathe more. Talk less, say more. Love more and all good things will be yours. - Swedish Proverb

Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really know what perect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. - Mark Twain


"The giving of love is an education in itself." - Eleanor Roosevelt, (1884-1962); First Lady, diplomat, activist



To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence. - Swami Chinmayananda



Love generously, praise loudly, live fully. Its better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all. - Alfred Lord Tennyson



The greatest possession we have costs nothing, its known as love. A personal greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated - Brian Jett



If you love something, set it free; if it comes backs its yours, if it doesnt, it never was. - Richard Bach



"Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly, and without expectation. We dont love to be loved; we love to love." - Leo F. Buscaglia, (1924-1998); professor, author



Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me? - Cinderella



"One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love." - Sophocles (496 BCE-406 BCE); ancient Greek tragedian



Think lovingly, speak lovingly, act lovingly, and every need shall be supplied. - James Allen



"I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than real, unconditional love. You can find it in a simple act of kindness toward someone who needs help. There is no mistaking love...it is the common fiber of life, the flame that heats our soul, energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our lives." - Elisabeth K2bler-Ross (1926-2004); psychiatrist, educator



"Original love never appears in pure form, but in manifold veils and shapes, such as confidence, humility, reverence, serenity, as faithfulness and modesty, as gratefulness." - Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), philosopher



Life is a romantic business, but you have to make the romance. - Oliver Wendell Holmes


Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. - Peter Ustinov



A Friends Love says: " If you ever need anything, Ill be there." - Elias Porter



If youre angry with a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug - which is all the more reason to do so. Its hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and thats precisely what happens when we hug each other. - Walter Anderson



LOVE: The irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.



"Love consists in this, that its own should be anothers; to feel the joy of another as joy in oneself, that is loving." - Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772); philosopher, scientist, theologian



"There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread." - Mother Theresa (1910-1997) founder of the Missionaries of Charity


Love is so very special
Yet can make you feel so lost
It can arrive just like the springtime
And melt away like morning frost

You must find ways to nurture
Always grow your love with care
Never ever take for granted
The love that you both share

Mistakes are bound to happen
You may hurt each others heart
Yet dont give up to easily
It will tear your love apart

Love resembles a bright flame
That lights a dark starry night
Never ever let this flame burn down
Rekindle with all your might

Take a moment every day
Look deep into each others eyes
Never hesitate to show affection
Small gestures will keep a love alive

Talk openly about your feelings
Take time to show that you care
Treasure each and every moment
Because to find true love is rare - Connie Thomas Lugo



Mark Twain

Love is not about finding the right person, but creating a right relationship.
Its not about how much love you have in the beginning but how much love you build till the end. - Mark Twain




Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get . . .
Only with what you are expected to give. . . .
Which is everything. - Katharine Hepburn



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




The Magic Of Love

Love is like magic
And it always will be.
For love still remains
Lifes sweet mystery!!
Love works in ways
That are wondrous and strange
And theres nothing in life
That love cannot change!!
Love can transform
The most commonplace
Into beauty and splendor
And sweetness and grace.
Love is unselfish,
Understanding and kind,
For it sees with its heart
And not with its mind!!
Love is the answer
That everyone seeks...
Love is the language,
That every heart speaks.
Love cant be bought,
It is priceless and free,
Love, like pure magic,
Is lifes sweet mystery!! - - Helen Steiner Rice




True Love says: " Youll never need anything; Ill be there." - Jimi Hollemans



Whats love?

Love is...
What makes a weak man brave
And a king step off his throne
Good times, bad times
Easy times, tough times
It comes in an instant
And lasts three days after forever
Thats what love is. - - Mike -


Nothing the heart gives away is lost;
Its kept in the hearts of others.
Love is a two-way mirror, returning reflections polished by the joy others find in just being with us.
Unconditional love is the love that gives you the freedom to be your own self.
Loving wisely comes from making up both the heart and mind.
The power of love is transforming. It can help others replace their problems with possibilities, and change their tears to smiles.
Love, like a river, will cut a new path
whenever it meets an obstacle. -  Crystal Middlemas


Unconditional love is the greatest gift anyone can give or receive. Unconditional love is the most noble gift one human can bestow on another.

To live is to love  all reasoning is against it, and all healthy instinct is for it.

Love and trust are inseparable. You cant have one without the other.

The moment you have in your heart this extra-ordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstacy of it, you will discover that for you the world is tranformed. - J. Krishnamurti




If you love something, set it free
If it comes back, its yours,
If it doesnt,
It never was. -Richard Bach.



Love is the greatest need of man, so love is the greatest service to man.

Love is supernatural because it defies the laws of nature: The more love you give away, the more you have.

Whats done in love lasts forever.

Love makes even the most dreary days scintillate with beauty.

Do you want the key to every heart? - Try love!


Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.

  - Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, Scientist, Publisher and Diplomat



Love opens doors where there were none before.
A heart overflowing with love brings light and life into a dreary, weary world.
Dont pass up the true riches of life for mere worldly gain. Why work only to exist when you can live to love and be loved? - Anonymous
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