Hundreds of Love...True Love Quotes (2)

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Love...True Love Quotes

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. The Christian Bible, 1 John 4:7-21

You can't control people through love, you can only do it through fear.
Love liberates, fear enslaves.

Some day, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, . . . we shall harness . . . the energies of love.  Then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. TEILHARD DE CHARDIN

Pride is a terrible counterfeit for love. Gary Amirault

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8

The Way of Love (1 Corinthians 13:1-8, The Message by Eugene Peterson, Navpress Publications)

"If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don't love, I'm nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.

If I speak God's Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, "Jump," and it jumps, but I don't love, I'm nothing.

"If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love.

"Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
Love doesn't strut,
Doesn't have a swelled head,
Doesn't force itself on others,
Isn't always, "me first,"
Doesn't fly off the handle,
Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn't revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps on going to the end.
Love never dies." (end of quote, The Way of Love 1 Corinthians 13:1-8, Peterson)

Love is our soul purpose.

Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

Love doesn't give a person what they deserve, but what they need.

Love people and use things, not love things and use people.

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no
hurt, but only more love. Agnes Bojaxhi (known as Mother Teresa by Roman Catholics)

The first duty of love is to listen. Paul Tillich

The closer I'm bound in love to you, the closer I am to free. Indigo Girls, song lyric

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Kindness is the oil that smoothen the friction of life. - Anonymous

Love does not dominate, it cultivates. - Anonymous

The greatest happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather loved in spite ourselves. Unknown

Who, being loved, is poor? Oscar Wilde

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

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven. Karen Sunde

"I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth - that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire. François de La Rouchefoucauld

'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam, 1850, line 27, stanza 4

For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. Rainer Maria Rilke

To love another person is to see the face of God. Lyric from Les Miserables

We love because it's the only true adventure. Nikki Giovanni

Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all. G. K. Chesterton

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. Anonymous
There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer;
No disease that enough love will not heal;
No door that enough love will not open;
No gulf that enough love will not bridge;
No wall that enough love will not throw down;
No sin that enough love will not redeem..

It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble,
How hopeless the outlook,
How muddled the fangle,
How great the mistake.
A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all..

If only you could love enough,
You would be the happiest
And most powerful being in the world.

Emmet Fox

If you've loved one woman, you've loved them all. If you've loved many women, you've loved none.
Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that. Michael Leunig

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop. Anonymous

The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much. Anonymous

And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make. The Beatles, The last lyric of their last song

NEIGHBOR, n. One whom we are commanded to love as ourselves, and who does all he knows how to make us disobedient. Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality--not as we expect it to be but as it is--is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily; that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love.
Frederick Buechner, The Magnificent Defeat

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. G. K.

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell. Joan Crawford

Love is shown in your deeds, not in your words. Fr. Jerome Cummings

Honor the ocean of love. George de Benneville

It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it. François de La Rouchefoucauld

There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
François de La Rouchefoucauld

We cease loving ourselves if no one loves us. Mme de Staël

Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love. Albert Einstein

Immature love says: "I love you because I need you." Mature love says: "I need you because I love you." Erich Fromm

Where there is love there is life. Gandhi

It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations. Khalil Gibran

We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. William Gladstone

People need loving the most when they deserve it the least. John Harrigan

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives. Louise Hay

The story of a love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity. Helen Hayes

Love is only the game that is not called on account of darkness. M. Hirschfield

Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important. Lisa Hoffman

The love we give away is the only love we keep. Elbert Hubbard

Life is the flower for which love is the honey. Victor Hugo

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

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not. Robert G. Ingersoll

Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. Dr. Karl Menninger

Age does not protect you from love but love to some extent protects you from age. Jeanne Moreau

The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.
Anges Bojaxhi (known among Roman Catholics as Mother Teresa)

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

To be able to say how much love, is love but little. Petrarch

Love is an attempt to change a piece of the dream-world into reality. Theodor Reik

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh. Agnes Repplier

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess. Rainer Maria Rilke

The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes it that. We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love. Tom Robbins

The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise. George Santayana

The course of true love never did run smooth. William Shakespeare

Love is stronger than justice. Sting

Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge. John Wesley (a preacher who wrote many books.)

Peculiar coincidence which should cause one to think:
The more one loves, the larger their heaven becomes;
The less one loves, the larger their hell becomes.

"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." --J. Krishnamurti

Your authority extends only as far as your love.
Power and authority without love is dangerous.
Love without power is just wishful thinking.
Evelyn Uyemuras

Heretic, Rebel, a thing to flout,
They drew a circle to shut him out.
But Love and I had the wit to win,
We drew a circle that took them in.
Edwin Markham

With the Catching Ends the Pleasure of the Chase. Abraham Lincoln

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle. Marianne Williamson

Lord Jesu, I ask Thee, give unto me movement in Thy love without measure; desire without limit; longing without order; burning without discretion. Truly the better the love of Thee is, the greedier it is; for neither by reason is it restrained, nor by dread thronged, nor by doom tempted.  -  Richard Rolle (1290-1349)

"How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! and the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They are abundantly satisfied with the richness of Your house; and You make them drink of the river of Your pleasures. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light. O continue Your lovingkindness to them that know You; and Your righteousness to the upright in heart. (Psalm 36:7-10)

True life, love, and liberty are only realized when the deepest part of our being is filled with our Father's Lovingkindness towards us. Gary Amirault

I am obsessed with and possessed by the love of God. I cannot deny it. Gary Amirault

"In so far as any man is led to perform an act from the hope of reward, or the fear of punishment, in just so far does he fail to fulfill the law of love in his own soul." I.D. Williamson

"Love, faith, hope, joy, peace, forgiveness, mercy, truth, justice, wisdom, understanding, patience - of such is the kingdom of God, the kingdom of heaven, heaven on earth." Gary Amirault

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"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbors and love your neighbors. But I say to you, 'Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you that you may be children of your Father in heaven...Therefore be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect." Jesus Christ in Matt. 5:38-44, 48, The Bible

So I bow in prayer before the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth gets its true name. I ask the Father in his great glory to give you the power to be strong inwardly through his Spirit. I pray that Christ will live in your hearts by faith and that your life will be strong in love and be built on love. And I pray that you and all God's holy people will have the power to understand the greatness of Christ's love -- how wide and how long and how high and how deep that love is. Christ's love is greater than anyone can ever know, but I pray that you will be able to know that love. Then you can be filled with the fullness of God. With God's power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine. (Ephesians 3:14-20, NCV)

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