You are shifting to a place of greater appreciation of the human condition. When you move away from real love and self-awareness, you are in a state of illness or imbalance. Without discomfort and disruption, you are not invited to move into higher levels of consciousness. You begin to notice Mankind is growing kinder and more compassionate because you are turning inward, engaging dormant senses to experience something other than what the mind knows. The inner journey helps you notice different kinds of love perceived by the mind to rediscover the truest love of pure consciousness in the heart.
Quotes about Love
“Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.”
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
"to kill nothing, that is love."
"Understand the place of love in a spiritual life. A powerful and blissful type of love has no conditions, no ownership and no people involved. Be free from fear. Be who you are. That is love." "Love, oneness, is no separation between you and life. It is a progressive letting go, a progressive not fault finding. Just do nothing and love this moment. Its very beautiful and very deep."
"The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out."
Alexander McCall Smith, Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
“But don't we often lie to people we love, or not tell them things, precisely because we love them?”
Alexander McCall Smith, The Right Attitude to Rain
“The point about love, the essential point, was that we loved what we loved. We did not choose. We just loved.”
"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition."
“... direct [people] towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.”
"I am the Love that dare not speak its name."
"Love is a balm that contains the power of healing and of renewing and of everlasting life within its effulgent essence. Love is the great refiner and beautifier. Love is more! Love is the key to every door. It is the creative reality behind every righteous desire and every ardent hope. Love is the cohesive power of the universe as it binds together atoms and substance. It holds families together-the world and the entire universe. If love were withdrawn all things would fall apart and disintegrate. When a human being eliminates love from his life he too begins to fall apart. Love is not only eternal but it is the most desirable element to possess."
"All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name."
"Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"...the only continuity possible in life, as in love, is in growth, in fluidity – in freedom. The only real security is... living in the present and accepting it as it is now."
Anthony de Mello
What is love?";
"The total absence of fear," said the Master;
"What is it we fear?";
"Love," said the Master.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Love does not consist in gazing at each other
but in looking together in one direction."
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
"True love is when nothing is looked for in return. The more you give, the more you have."
"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."
"Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end."
Barbara De Angelis
"Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred."
"Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could. It makes all it touches sacred."
“If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.”
"There is no one against us in this world but ourselves. You are against you. A failure to love, embrace, and accept yourself based on not a thing flows outwards and causes conflict. Love you for being alive, accept and embrace all of you, and where is the hate now? How can you hate another now? Where can conflict arise?"
"Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat."
"We are all born for love... it is the principle existence and it's only end."
"...the mouth of the wise man is in his heart."
Bernie S. Siegel
"The fundamental problem most patients have is an inability to love themselves, having been unloved by others during some crucial part of their lives."
“To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already 3-parts dead.”
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho)
"Through true love, you touch inner completeness."
"One Love! One Heart! Let's get together and feel all right."
Brian L. Weiss, M.D.
"Love is the energy from which all people and things are made. You are connected to everything in your world through love."
“The greatest gift you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance."
"Love is energy: it can neither be created nor destroyed. It just is and always will be, giving meaning to life and direction to goodness... Love will never die. "
"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.""The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings."
"True love has nothing to do with loving or being loved. It has to do with how much compassion and understanding you have when you have fear, hate, guilt or shame in you, are you willing to fogive it, to see it for what it is? The world cannot appear unless it has opposites. That which is all-encompassing has no opposite but it contains all opposites."
"Selfhood begins with a walking away, And love is proved in letting go."
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.”
“Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons. Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.”
“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.”
"Only the flow matters; live and let live, love and let love. There is no point in love."
"With love and patience, nothing is impossible."
"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."
"We are Love. We are loveable. We are loved. We Love."
Darren L. Johnson
"Love is the foundation from which your decisions about your life should be made."
"Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable."
"Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence."
“The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe.” "Remember, in our inmost being, we are all completely lovable because spirit is love. Beyond what anyone can make you think or feel about yourself, your unconditioned spirit stands, shining with a love nothing can tarnish."
"Our true identity is to love without fear and insecurity. Our higher potential finds us when we set our course in that direction. The power of love and compassion transforms insecurity."
Don Miguel Ruiz
"Love has no resistance. Whatever we do is because we want to do it."
"there is nothing to learn about love. Everything is already there, in our genes, in our nature. We don't have to learn anything except what we invent in this world of illusion. We search for love outside ourselves when love is all around us. Love is everywhere, but we don't have the eyes to see...Your heart can create any amount of love, not just for yourself, but for the whole world. When we know that our heart is a magical kitchen, we are always generous and our love is completely unconditional."
"When you are in Love you can't fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams."
"Love does not want or fear anything.""Internal and external are ultimately one. When you no longer perceive the world as hostile, there is no more fear, and when there is no more fear, you think, speak and act differently. Love and compassion arise, and they affect the world." "Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you."
“The purpose of the heart is to know yourself, to be yourself, and yet one with God.”
Edgar Rice Burroghs
"Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger."
"All for love, and nothing for reward."
Edwin Louis Cole
"The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving."
"Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away."
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"Who so loves believes the impossible."
“The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.”
"Give light and people will find the way."
“To will and not to do when there is opportunity is in reality not to will; and to love what is good and not to do it, when it is possible, is in reality not to love it”
"That Love is all there is, Is all we know of Love."
Emily Hilburn Sell
“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”
"There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary."
"If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world."
"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.' "
"Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love."
"When we understand that man is the only animal who must create meaning, who must open a wedge into neutral nature, we already understand the essence of love. Love is the problem of an animal who must find life, create a dialogue with nature in order to experience his own being."
"Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other."
Fra Giovanni Giocondo
“I am your friend and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give you which you have not got, But there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, you can take. No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in today. Take heaven! No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instant. Take peace! The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy.”
Franklin P. Jones
"Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."Love doesn't make the world go 'round, it makes the ride worthwhile.
Fulton J. Sheen
"Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery."
"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."
"What ever we embrace eventually reveals the place we have been seeking."
"Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.”"An authentically powered person lives in love. Love is the energy of the soul. Love is what heals the personality. There is nothing that cannot be healed by love. There is nothing but love."
"Love is the ability to live your life with an empowered heart without attachment to the outcome, the ability within yourself to distinguish within yourself between love and fear and choose love regardless of what is going on inside yourself or outside. This is self-mastery or authentic power...that means you become clear, forgiving, humble and loving... you are grounded in harmony, cooperating, sharing and reverence for life.""When you become completely loving and kind without fear and without thought of harming others, you graudate from the Earth school. That is when reincarnation ends.""The journey from love to love. This is the journey all of us are on- what happens between teh beginning and end of the journey is your life.""Open to others as you would like them to open to you."
"The heart of the matter is that there is nothing the matter with our hearts. It is not love that is to blame. But each of us has resistance to the very love we desire..."
"No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible."
Germaine De Stael
"Love is the emblem of eternity: it confounds all notion of time:
effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end."
"Love is effortless attention."
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something."
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."
H. L. Mencken
"Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."
Even after all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
"You owe me."
Look what happens with
A love like that.
It lights the whole sky.
Hafiz of Persia
"We are People who need to love, because Love is the soul's life,
Love is simply creation's greatest joy."
Han Suyin [Elizabeth Comber]
"...love from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer, recognize and protect and comfort each other."
Hardy D. Jackson
"Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it."
"Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who's in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It's like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven't seen in a long time."
"Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity."
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart."
Henry David Thoreau
“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”
"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."
"Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue."
"The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we can never give enough of is love."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted."
Honore de Balzac
"Love is the poetry of the senses."
"Love is like energy. It can never be created nor destroyed...it is just always there. You just have to realize that fact and you have to learn that as soon as you stopped loving him in the way you did that love left to somewhere else. Now all you have to do is find out where that love went. That love went to whoever the next person in your life will be. That next person could be one of your friends or someone you might dislike, you just have to find that out.”
"Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.""We can only learn to love by loving."
"I'm aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic."
"For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it."
"Knowledge and achievements matter little if we do not yet know how to touch the heart of another and be touched."
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
"The heart has reasons that reason does not understand."
"It's so easy, To think about Love, To Talk about Love, To wish for Love, But it's not always easy, To recognize Love, Even when we hold it.... In our hands."
James A. Baldwin
"Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within."
"In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities."
"Love is, above all, the gift of oneself."
Jean Paul F. Richter
"Paradise is always where love dwells."
"Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.”
"The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed."
"Love is a state of being, and in that state, the ‘me’, with its identifications, anxieties, and possessions, is absent."
“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.”
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."
"Love is love's reward."
"People need loving the most when they deserve it the least."
"True love has no object. It is a state of being."
"There is no limit to the power of loving."
“There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love."
"Follow your bliss."
Joyce Carol Oates
"In love there are two things: bodies and words."
"When your heart speaks, take good notes."
“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”
"All love shifts and changes..."
"True love never lives happily ever after - true love has no ending."
"My heart is so intoxicated with love that I have no wish to speak."
"Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy."
Kar Kirpa Sahib
"Surrender. Let silence have you. And if you find you are still swimming on the surface of the ocean, let go and sink into the depths of love."
"Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance."
"To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven."
"The more you consistently choose loving, appreciative thoughts, the more your aura radiates out that energy of love and appreciation. Then, you truly uplift – what you focus upon shines and your mere presence illuminates."
"Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change.
So suffering must become love. That is the mystery."
"Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror." "The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind." "Love... it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be."
“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”
"True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen."
"Kindness in words creates confidence...in thinking creates profoundness...in giving creates love."
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.""Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, & the senses."
“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.”
Leanna L. Bartram
"True love is when your heart and your minds are saying the same thing."
Leo F. Buscaglia
"Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love. Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.”
"All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love."
Linda Fifer Ralphs
"I know of no greater joy than extending unconditional love to an offender."
"We all have the ability to heal ourselves; I know, I have done so...
In the morning, know that you are Loved, You Are Love and You Love"
"There is no instinct like that of the heart."
"Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you."
Louis de Bernieres
"Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burened away."
"Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go. "
"Love yourself as you are. Love and approve of yourself."
Louix Dor Dempriey
"Know in your heart that all crime is merely a crying out for love.""You have two priciples that determine all circumstances in the world- 1) you need love to survive; 2)People only know how to ask for love based on how they were given it or not given it as a child. Liberated consciousness is knowing only love is real."
Luciano de Crescenzo
"We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another."
"To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage."
"If you approached people with trust and affection you would have ten-fold trust and thousand-fold." affection returned to you.
"Love, true love, is that which can give the most without asking or demanding anything in return."
"Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart."
Marguerite De Valois
"Love works in miracles every day: such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy."
"Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here." "If you give your life as a wholehearted response to love, then love will wholeheartedly respond to you."
Mary Bakker Eddy
"Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need"
"Open your heart - open it wide; someone is standing outside."
Mary S. Calderone
"I truly feel that there are as many ways of loving as there are people in the world and as there are days in the life of those people."
"Love recognizes no barriers."
"Love is nothing if it is not spontaneous. It cannot be a conclusion of reasoning.""God and love are identical, and one who has divine love has received God."
"When my heart is open, LOVE is my experience. When my heart is closed, FEAR is my experience. When I look into the eyes of a new born, LOVE is my experience. When I watch the news, FEAR is my experience. And when I allow ALL experiences to be exactly as they are, PEACE is my experience. And when I let go of ALL experiences, there is just this moment, exactly as it is. And that is more than enough..."
"Make your heart the guiding light and overriding teacher. Your progress is facilitated by your willingness to disengage from the dramas of your past, and your willingness to own and love all that you see and all that you are in right NOW."
"The heart is an organ of fire."
"When we embrace the gifts within our soul we create a blissful state of happiness to be savoured , pondered and cherished."
"Love is the law of God. You live that you may learn to love. You love that you may learn to live. No other lesson is required of Man."
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”
"Intense love does not measure, it just gives.""Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." "It is not how much we do, but how much love we put into the doing. And it is not how much we give but how much love we put into the giving. To God there is nothing small."
"When everybody in the world loves one another, then the weak will not be overpowered by the strong, the few will not be oppressed by the many, the poor will not be mocked by the wealthy, the humble will not be disdained by the honoured, and the simple will not be deceived by the cunning."
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is to love and be loved in return."
"Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go."
Neale Donald Walsch
"When you come from 'love,' you do certain things because you are love, not because you want to have love."
"Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. Between the two my life flows."
"Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished. Do all things with love."
Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness."
"To be loved, be lovable."
"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way."
"Remember this: When I am gone, only love can take my place. Be absorbed night and day in the love of God, and give that love to all." "Giving love to all, feeling the love of God, seeing His presence in everyone... that is the way to live in this world."
“The first duty of love is to listen.”
"One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving."“Wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
"Life is about giving, and the rest is taken care of."
"Love is an act of endless forgiveness."
"To be able to say how much you love is to love but little."
"Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart."
"All grace grows as Love to the Word of God grows."
"Love's tongue is in the eyes."
"Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods."
"Love has no conditions. When we put conditions, when we put barriers and boundaries, then we lose love. Love is condition-less. Love is barrier-less. Look at the moon, sun, stars, trees. . . they are just on for everyone. When our love also flows for everyone, you become very natural."
R. Buckminster Fuller
"Love is metaphysical gravity."
Rainer Maria Rilke
"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart..."
"You are nothing short of my everything."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"To laugh often and love much... to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self... this is to have succeeded." "The only gift is a portion of thyself."
"Try to cultivate love of God. You are born as a human being only to attain divine love."
"If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?"
"When we make the choice to fill our heart space with unconditional love, our worlds blossom into a beauty far greater than we have known."
"Take away love and our earth is a tomb."
"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."
“I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.”
"Reason is powerless in the expression of Love."
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." "The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along."
Someone asked, "What is love?" God answered, "You will know when you lose yourself in me.""The mirror of the heart must be clear, so you can discern the ugly from the beautiful.""Be drunk with Love, for Love is all that exists. Where is intimacy found if not in the give and take of Love.""Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love."
"Love is the beauty of the soul."
“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly”
"Joy is an attitude; it is the presence of love - for self and others. It comes from a feeling of inner peace, the ability to give and receive, and appreciation of the self and others. It is a state of gratitude and compassion, a feeling of connection to your higher self."
"What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do."
"As you continue to send out love, the energy returns to you in a regenerating spiral... As love accumulates, it keeps your system in balance and harmony. Love is the tool, and more love is the end product."
"True love simply does not see any fragmentation. It sees and loves the whole because it is the whole looking at itself."
"Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. Its eternal goal is life."
"Many believe that the dawning Age of Light or Age of Consciousness defines itself in relation to our capacity for unconditional love, our ability to transcend enemy patterning and victim consciousness while adopting unity consciousness that sees divinity in all things. From this standpoint, it might be said humans are evolving into a “biologically conscious” species capable of holding and sharing the full light of unconditional love.""The crisis, as well as the opportunity, of our time is to surrender our ego and conditioned fear mechanisms to the primary torsion energy of unconditional love that is seeking to evolve us and is calling us as a species home."
"The farthest star in the universe lies just at the edge of our finger tips. The farther we wish to expand into infinite possibility ~ the deeper we must be willing to traverse the depths of our own boundless hearts. If we wish to send love to those that make our hearts soar, fly to them Within ~ and embrace in the lifeforce we share. To manifest the ascended world of our dreams, we need only realize it already exists within us all ~ and find the courage to live that truth."
"Ultimately, love is self approval."
Sonia Choquette (The Answer is Simple...)
"Perhaps the biggest obstacle to loving yourself and living your Spirit is the belief that you can only do so when all your problems are solved, all your worries are alleviated, and all your concerns and fears have disappeared. The truth is, this will never happen. We're not here to get over our humanness, but rather to accept and make peace with it... and remember our Divine nature"
"One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love."
"Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation."
"If you really want to love humanity, then you have to love humanity as it is now.""When your love is pure or spiritual, there is no demand, no expectation. There is only the sweetest feeling of spontaneous oneness with the human being or beings concerned."
"I did not come into the world to prove anything. I came into the world to love everyone and everything."
"The way of love is as true as the way of knowledge. All paths ultimately lead to the same Truth. But as long as God keeps the feeling of ego in us, it is easier to follow the path of love."
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
“Whatever books you may read, you cannot realize the Divine merely by intellectual effort. Oneness can only be promoted by the practice of love.”
"Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy."
“Love helps you to know yourself... turn your vision inward.”
Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya
"Regulate the breath, be happy, link the mind with the Lord in your heart."
"When this love, the heavenly gift of Nature, appears in the heart, it removes all causes of excitation from the system and cools it down to a perfectly normal state; and invigorating the vital powers, expels all foreign matters- the germs of diseases-by natural ways (perspiration and so forth). It thereby makes man perfectly healthy in body and mind, And enables him to understand properly the guidance of Nature. "
"Ordinary love is selfish, darkly rooted in desires and satisfactions. Divine love is without condition, without boundary, without change. The flux of the human heart is gone forever at the transfixing touch of pure love."
St. Francis of Assisi
"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy."
St. Thomas Aquinas
"Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.'
"A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love."
"Love is not what we become, but what we already are."
"Open hearts always recognize each other. Open hearts do not judge the universe. When you dive into an open heart, you fall into infinity."
"you can love yourself into well-being."
"To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness."
"love yourself…accept yourself…be yourself-these qualities will create for the first time an individual whose inner flame is undividable
a great pool of energy will gather and surround you
with this an inner trust will arise from within you."
Swami Sai Premananda
"Practice love until you remember that you are love."" we talk about loving others... but who are you really loving? You’re only loving yourself. So it’s good enough if you can at least cause no harm to others. Be within yourself and learn to love and perfect yourself. If you spend enough time loving yourself and the Jesus inside you, or the Ramakrishna inside you, or the Buddha or the Allah inside you, then that love will grow and blossom within you. Then it’s very easy to love others. So you think, so you become."
"Love expects no reward. Love knows no fear. Love Divine gives - does not demand. Love thinks no evil; imputes no motive. To Love is to share and serve."
Teilhard de Chardin
"The day will come when, after harnessing the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of Love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire
Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama)
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive."
"Our love could change the orbit of the earth. So, if a meteor ever comes hurtling towards earth with the guarantee of destruction, top scientists may call on us to, well, you know, do it like crazy for the sake of humankind."
"Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar."
"I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence."
Thich Nhat Hanh
“The Buddha’s teachings on love are clear. It is possible to live twenty-four hours a day in a state of love. Every movement, every glance, every thought, and every word can be infused with love.” "If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love."
"A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. "
"To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart and sing it to them when they have forgotten."
Thomas D. Willhite
"What service can you be to humanity? How much love can you give? How good a friend can you be? The rewards you will gain by becoming a GIVER will reap for you true peace and a feeling of beautiful wholeness."
"Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it."
"There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved."
"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.""It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more affection I have for them…. Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say."
“It's a process of finding [love] within yourself. It's like finding your direction. It's about taking actions that are clear."
“Love is the energizing elixir of the universe, the cause and effect of all harmonies.""Love is the essence of spiritual fire."
Unmani Liza Hyde
"Seeking is simply a game that is played until the recognition that there is nothing to find."
“When we love there is no reason why.”
"Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality."
“Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality. No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him. By his love he is enabled to see the essential traits and features.”
Vincent van Gogh
"Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence."
"Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to Love."
"I think it is all a matter of love..."
"Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination."
W. H. Auden
"We must love one another or die."
“Give love and unconditional acceptance to those you encounter, and notice what happens."
Wayne W. Dyer
"You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with."
"You don't have to go looking for love when it's where you come from."
"Where there is great love there are always miracles."
"I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.""If a thing loves, it is infinite."
"The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite."
"Love asks me no questions, And gives me endless support."
William Sloan Coffin
"Love is in the giver, not the gift."
William Somerset Maugham
“The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned.”
“I don't want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally.”
"Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold."
Zora Neale Hurston
"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place."