Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Thoughts on Love

Written by smart famous people...

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life, that word is Love.
~ Socrates

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. ~ Deuteronomy 6:5

We can only learn to love by loving.
~ Iris Murdoch

If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
~ Benjamin Franklin

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

Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

A heart that loves is always young.
~ A Greek Proverb

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
~ Iris Murdoch

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One is very crazy when in love.
~ Sigmund Freud

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.
~ Lao Tzu

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
~ C. S. Lewis

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
~ Mark Twain

For God loved us so much that He sent His son to die for us. Whoever believes this gets to live in heaven with Him forever.
-Loose translation of John 3:16

Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.
~ Sigmund Freud

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

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love I gain nothing.
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 perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away...And now these things remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:1-8, 13

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