Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much. – Zora Neale Hurston Love doesn’t make the world go ’round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile. – Franklin P. Jones Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out. – Rumi Three passions have governed my life: The longings for love, the search for knowledge, And unbearable pity for the suffering of [humankind]. Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness. In the union of love I have seen In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined. With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of [people]. I have wished to know why the stars shine. Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens, But always pity brought me back to earth; Cries of pain reverberated in my heart Of children in famine, of victims tortured And of old people left helpless. I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot, And I too suffer. This has been my life; I found it worth living. – Bertrand Russell (adapted) The infant is brought to consciousness of himself only by love, by the smile of his mother. In that encounter the horizon of all unlimited being opens itself for him, revealing four things to him: (1) that he is one in love with his mother, even in being other than his mother, and therefore all being is one; (2) that love is good, therefore all being is good; (3) that that love is true, therefore all being is true; and (4) that that love evokes joy, therefore all being is beautiful. – Hans Urs von Balthasar This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love. – Rumi Why ever talk of miracles When you are destined to become Infinite love. – Rumi Given the unfairness that strikes so many people in life, I would rather believe in a God of limited power and unlimited love and justice, rather than the other way around. – Harold Kushner The modern fairy tale ending is the reverse of the traditional one: A woman does not wait for Prince Charming to bring her happiness; she lives happily ever after only by refusing to wait for him — or by actually rejecting him. It is those who persist in hoping for a Prince Charming who are setting themselves up for disillusionment and unhappiness. – Susan Faludi I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. – Martin Luther King, Jr. The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. – Allan K. Chalmers We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. – Dr. Seuss I love you Not only for what you are But for what I am When I am with you – Roy Croft   (more) When all your desires are distilled; You will cast just two votes: To love more, And be happy. – Rumi Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is the eternal rule. – Buddha When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall — think of it, always. – Mohandas K. Gandhi The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well. – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Learning how to love is the goal and the purpose of spiritual life — not learning how to develop psychic powers, not learning how to bow, chant, do yoga, or even meditate, but learning to love. Love is the truth. Love is the light. – Lama Surya Das To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go. – Mary Oliver   (more) Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third. – Marge Piercy

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