Quotes on “Love”

//Quotes on “Love”

Quotes on “Love”

Love … begins by seeking to understand as completely as possible the person who is the object of my love, and then acts to do what is in the best interests of that individual, even when my actions may appear unkind.

“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.”
  St. Augustine
354-430, Numidian-born Bishop of Hippo, Theologian
“Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. Just common sense and love will do.”
  Myrtle Auvil
1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful it is not arrogant or rude.”
  Bible (I Corinthians 13)
Sacred Scriptures of Christians
Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.”
  William Blake
1757-1827, British Poet, Painter
“No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.”
  Robert Burton
1576-1640, British Clergyman, Scholar
“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.”
  Amy Carmichael
1867-? Irish Missionary
Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.”
  Gilbert K. Chesterton
1874-1936, British Author
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.”
  Bible
Sacred Scriptures of Christians
“Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness, speak cheering words while their ears can hear, and while their hearts can be thrilled and made happier by them.”
  William Childs
“Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.”
  Mary Cholmondeley
British Author
Love is shown in your deeds, not in your words.”
  Fr. Jerome Cummings
“Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.”
  St. Francis of Assisi
1181-1226, Italian Preacher, Founder of the Franciscan Order
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.”
  Nick Richardson
“Love is not blind — it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.”
  Rabbi J. Gordon
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
  Robert Heinlein
1907-1988, American Science Fiction Writer
Love feels no burden, regards not labors, strives toward more than it attains, argues not of impossibility, since it believes that it may and can do all things. Therefore it avails for all things, and fulfills and accomplishes much where one not a lover falls and lies helpless.”
  Thomas ä Kempis
1379-1471, German Monk, Mystic, Religious Writer

 

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