Love is the absence of judgement.
The ultimate state of love is freedom, absolute freedom, and any relationship that destroys freedom is not worthwhile. Love is a sacred art. To be in love is to be in a holy relationship.
Love is the bridge between you and everything.
This world is in deep trouble, but it can be swiftly healed by the balm of love.
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.
Thich Nhat Hanh
History has shown us time and time again that you don’t have to know someone to love them with all your heart.
Shannon L Alder
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
No home is complete without affection. You can have all the Picassos in the world or walls made of gold, but without affection it’s nothing.
Claudio Luti, CEO of furniture company Kartell
Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.
There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw
While infused with love you see fewer distinctions between you and others. Indeed, your ability to see others – really see them, wholeheartedly – springs open.
Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.
Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.
I am bewildered by the magnificence of your beauty and wish to see you with a hundred eyes.
Love me when I least deserve it because that is when I really need it.
Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.
It is love alone that leads to right action. What brings order in the world is to love and let love do what it will.
If you want to see the love of your life, look in the mirror.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Martin Luther King Jr
Going to sleep alone is lonely. But going to sleep with someone who tears your heart out is worse.
from Breaking Free from Emotional Eating by Geneen Roth
Let us love, since our heart is made for nothing else.
Everybody needs a hug. It changes your metabolism.
Leo Buscaglia (about Leo Buscaglia)
I've come to believe that total nakedness, that is absolute transparency, that is utter and unfettered and profound visibility, is the only way that we can truly love. Anything less, is self-defense.
Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations With God
Let your love propel your beloveds into the world – and into the full experience of who they are. In this you will have truly loved.
from Conversations With God, Book 1, by Neale Donald Walsch
Love is the mystical, unconditionally all-affirming Yes.
from Heart & Soul, by Daphne Rose Kingma
When we think with love, we are literally co-creating with God.
from A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
From this moment all hate is let from my veins for I have not time to hate, only time to love.
from The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
We love purely when we release other people to be who they are.
from A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
And I, who looked only for God, found thee.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Leo Buscaglia (1924-1990) American expert on love, lecturer, author (about Leo Buscaglia)
For perfect love casteth out fear, and fear can only be from the material things that soon must fade away. And thus hold to the higher thought of eternity. For life is a continual experience.
Edgar Cayce Reading 1175-1
You don't have to earn or deserve love. You are love. Loving is never about how others treat you. It is always about how you are treating yourself.
from Fearless Loving: 8 Simple Truths That Will Change the Way You Date, Mate and Relate, by Rhonda Britten
But the love of the soul is love supreme. It is love in our spiritual essence and of our eternal belonging. In this deep love we ascend above our emotions – how we feel, what’s troubling us – and into the realm of mystical, non-material essence, the realm of the ecstatic.
For in our souls, we are all warp and weft of the one great seamless cloth, woven together of all that we have been, all that we shall be – our victories and majesties and sorrows, our tragedies and grand heroic moments. In the soul’s love we sense far within us, as if written in faint, faded ink on the ancient notebooks of our genes, that we have all been all things – both male and female, parent and child, abuser and abused, villager and king. To behold one another through this great encompassing love, love indivisible, love uncompromising, brilliant, radiant and immense, is to behold the whole of human history, the face of God, in a single human being’s eyes.
from Heart & Soul, by Daphne Rose Kingma
The best thing parents can do for their children is to love each other.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
The Buddha (see works about the Buddha)
Make a personal decision to be in love with the most beautiful, exciting, worthy person ever – you.
Then and only then will the world love you.
The Daily Guru
I will make love my greatest weapon and none on who I call can defend against its force… My love will melt all hearts liken to the sun whose rays soften the coldest day.
All my life, I thought of love as some kind of voluntary enslavement. Well, that’s a lie: freedom only exists when love is present. The person who gives him or herself wholly, the person who feels freest, is the person who loves most wholeheartedly.
And the person who loves wholeheartedly feels free.
from Eleven Minutes, by Paulo Coelho
In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each of us responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel.
It hurt when I lost each of the various men I fell in love with. Now, though, I am convinced that no one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone.
That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.
from Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
He drew a circle that 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.
For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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 (1778-1830) English essayist
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
Michel de Montaigne
Love begins with paying attention to others, with an act of gracious self-forgetting.
from Anam Cara, Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World (p28), by John O’Donohue
When you love, you open your life to an Other. All your barriers are down. Your protective distances collapse. This person is given absolute permission to come into the deepest temple of your spirit. Your presence and life can become their ground. It takes great courage to let someone so close. Since the body is in the soul, when you let someone so near, you let them become part of you. In the sacred kinship of real love two souls are twinned. The outer shell and contour of identity becomes porous. You suffuse each other.
from Anam Cara, Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World (p34), by John O’Donohue
The life and passion of a person leaves an imprint on the ether of a place. Love does not remain within the heart, it flows out to build secret tabernacles in a landscape.
from Anam Cara, Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World (p42), by John O’Donohue
When you fall in love, common sense, rationality, and your normal, serious, reserved and respectable persona dissolve. Suddenly, you are like an adolescent again; there is new fire in your life. You become revitalized. Where there is no passion, your soul is either asleep or absent. When your passion awakens, your soul becomes young and free and dances again.
from Anam Cara, Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World (p43), by John O’Donohue
You can never love another person unless you are equally involved in the beautiful, but difficult, spiritual work of learning to love your self. There is within each of us at the soul level, an enriching fountain of love. In other words, you do not have to go outside your self to know what love is.
from Anam Cara, Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World (p50), by John O’Donohue
The greatest gift new love brings into your life is the awakening to the hidden love within.
from Anam Cara, Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World (p51), by John O’Donohue
There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart… pursue those.
Love isn’t finding a perfect person. It’s seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
If I limit the love I give to just one or two, it will eventually go stale. If I learn to create love inside my heart and silently give it to everyone I meet, love will grace every corner of my life.
Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world seek each other so that the world may come into being. 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
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 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
I love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you.
When Love gives, it gives all; when it takes, it takes all. It’s very taking is giving.
The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it’s in the being. When I need love from others, or need to give love to others, I’m caught in an unstable situation. Being in love, rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
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