This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Love Quotes

1. The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. - Hubert Humphrey

2. Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

3. To love someone means to see him as God intended him. – Dostoevsky

4. When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. - John Ruskin

5. If you would be loved, love and be loveable. - Benjamin Franklin

6. A loving heart is the truest wisdom. - Charles Dickens

7. To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun? - Katherine Graham

8. 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.
- Unknown

9. All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. - Charles M. Schulz

10. There is no such thing as conditional love. Love is either unconditional or it's no love. You might like someone conditional on their personality or behavior or circumstances. But love accepts no boundaries. So never say 'I love you because', for love has no cause, love comes from God. - Unknown

11. True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be. - Unknown

12. Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

13. It is not how much you do, but how much love you put into the doing that matters. - Mother Teresa

14. The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. - Thomas Merto

15. Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved. - Thomas S. Monson

16. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. – Dalai Lama

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other. – Dalai Lama

18. The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of. - Charles H. Perkhurst

20. To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground. - Stephen Covey

21. Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light. - Albert Schweitzer

22. Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding. - Diane Arbus

23. Love will conquer all. - Virgil

24. Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade. - Leo Buscaglia

25. Fear is man's greatest enemy. It is behind failure, sickness, and bad human relations. Love casts out fear. Love is an emotional attachment to the good things of life. Fall in love with honesty, integrity, justice, good will, and success. - John Fogg

26. The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love. - Henry Miller

27. Love doesn't make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile. -Elizabeth Browning

28. The secret of love is seeking variety in your life together, and never letting routine chords dull the melody of your romance. - Unknown

29. The art of largely the art of persistence. - Albert Ellis

30. A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself – to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart. - Leo Buscaglia

31. If you have patience, then you’ll also have love. Patience leads to love. If you forcefully open the petals of a bud, you won’t be able to enjoy its beauty and fragrance. Only when it blossoms by following its natural course, will the beauty and fragrance of a flower unfold. - Unknown

32. 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

33. Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love. - Zig Ziglar

34. Such simple and steady acts of kindness are the essence of love, the substance of life. All of us need love; all of us want love. Everything else is a consolation prize. What matters is love. - Lloyd D. Newell

35. To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. - David Viscott

36. You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. - Sam Keen

37. People are not going to love you unless you love them. - Pat Carroll

38. This is real compassion, this is real love; sharing your enlightenment, sharing your dance of the beyond. - Osho

39. You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. - Barbara DeAngelis

40. Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them. - Norman Vincent Peale

41. Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope. - Maya Angelou

42. Do not waste time bothering whether you "love" your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone you will presently come to love him. - C.S. Lewis

43. Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. - Carl Jung

44. Love is a better teacher than duty. - Albert Einstein

45. Love is the absence of judgement. - Dalai Lama XIV

46. A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. - Gandhi

47. Love blinds the eyes to faults, and hatred blinds the eyes to virtues. - Jewish proverb

48. Absence - that common cure of love. - Lord Byron

49. Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for. - Immanuel Kant

50. Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you. - Erich Fromm

51. Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. - Erich Fromm

52. I hold it true, whatever befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; ’tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. - Alfred Lord Tennyson

53. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. - Buddha

54. Love looks not with the eye but with the mind." -William Shakespeare, "A MidSummer Night's Dream"

55. Do everything in love. - 1 Corinthians 16:14

56. To love another person is to see the face of God. - from the musical "Les Miserables"

57.  There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.  - Mother Teresa

58. There are two kinds of people in this world: those that you love, and those that you don't know. - Unknown

59. Love is the very essence of life. It is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Yet it is not found only at the end of the rainbow. Love is at the beginning also, and from it springs the beauty that arched across the sky on a stormy day. Love is the security for which children weep, the yearning of youth, the adhesive that binds marriage, and the lubricant that prevents devastating friction in the home; it is the peace of old age, the sunlight of hope shining through death. How rich are those who enjoy it in their associations with family, friends, and neighbors! Love, like faith, is a gift of God. It is also the most enduring and most powerful virtue. - Gordon B. Hinkley

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