Love Quotes – Hundreds of Quotes

Passionate love is a quenchless thirst….Kahlil Gibran.

Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude.
It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd….Louis Aragon.

Do you want to know a good way to fall in love?
Just associate all your pleasant experiences with someone,
and disassociate from all the unpleasant ones….Richard Bandler.

You can give without loving,
but you cannot love without giving….Amy Carmichael.

Love makes the wildest spirit tame,
and the tamest spirit wild….Alexis Delp.

People love others not for who they are,
but for how they make them feel….Irwin Federman.

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

Love talked about is easily turned aside,
but love demonstrated is irresistible….Stan Mooneyham.

Love is a friendship caught on fire….”Northern Exposure.”

In love, there is always one who kisses
and one who offers the cheek….French Proverb.

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

We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them.
We say we love trees, yet we cut them down.
And some people still wonder why some are afraid
when they are told they are loved….Unknown.

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 knew no other
way than this, where ‘I’ does not exist, nor ‘you’.
So close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so
close that your eyes close as I fall asleep….Pablo Neruda.

He drew a circle to shut me out, heretic rebel,
a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win,
we drew a circle that took him in….Edwin Markham.

In real love you want the other person’s good.
In romantic love, you want the other person….Margaret Anderson.

Dance like no one’s watching,
love like you’ll never be hurt,
sing like no one’s listening,
live like it’s heaven on earth….William Purky.

I love you, not for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you….Roy Croft.

Love is not a matter of counting the years —
it’s making the years count….Wolfman Jack Smith.

Love creates an “us” without
destroying a “me”….Unknown.

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….Elbert Hubbard.

One of the characteristics of love relationships that flower
is a relatively high degree of mutual self-disclosure — a
willingness to let our partner enter into the interior of our
private world and a genuine interest in the private world of
that partner. Couples in love tend to show more of themselves
to each other than to any other person….Nathaniel Branden.

To love is to enjoy seeing, touching, and sensing
with all the senses, as closely as possible, a lovable
object which loves in return….Del Amour Stendhal.

Love simply cannot spring up without that self-surrender
to each other. If either withholds the self,

love cannot exist….Dr. E. Stanley Jones.

The best proof of love is trust….Dr. Joyce Brothers.

Love is friendship set to music….Pollock.

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself….Jean Anouilh.

When love is accompanied with deep intimacy,
it raises us to the highest level of human experience.
In this exalted space, we can surrender our egos, become
vulnerable and know levels of joy and well-being unique
among life experiences. We attain a glimpse of the rapture
that can be ours. Boundaries are blurred, there are no
limitations and we rejoice in union. We become one and,
at the same time, both….Leo Buscaglia.

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….Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Love is an irresistible desire to be
irresistibly desired….Robert Frost

Absence diminishes small loves and increases
great ones, as the wind blows out the candle
and fans the bonfire….Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld.

True love stories never have endings….Unknown.

We waste time looking for the perfect lover,
instead of creating the perfect love….Tom Robbins.

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction
that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather,
loved in spite of ourselves….Victor Hugo.

Gravitation is not responsible for
people falling in love….Albert Einstein.

Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love,
time is eternity….Henry Van Dyke.

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature
and embroidered by imagination….Voltaire.

Love is composed of a single soul
inhabiting two bodies….Aristotle.

Love is the exchange of two fantasies and
the contact of two skins….Nicholas Chamfort.

Love is an 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….Bryce Courtney.

Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.”
Mature love says: “I need you because I love you.”….Erich Fromm.

Love has nothing to do with what you are
expecting to get — only with what you are
expecting to give — which is everything….Katherine Hepburn.

If I know what love is,
it is because of you….Herman Hesse.

The first duty of love is to listen….Paul Tillich.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength
while loving someone deeply gives you courage….Lao-Tsu.

Love, the magician, knows this little trick
whereby two people walk in different directions
yet always remain side by side….Hugh Prather.

Love is just a feeling of togetherness
and openness in your heart….Ken Keyes.

Love is not a matter of what happens in life.
It’s a matter of what’s happening in your heart….Ken Keyes.

You can’t force someone to love you; all you can do is
become someone who can be loved; the rest is up to them….Unknown.

A baby is born with the need to be loved — and never
outgrows it. Children are God’s apostles, day by day
sent forth to preach of love and hope and peace….James Russell Lowell.

Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just
beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly
it may alight upon you….Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The greatest pleasure of life is love….William Temple.

Where there is great love there are
always miracles….Willa Cather.

Who travels for love finds a thousand
miles not longer than one….Japanese Proverb.

Music is love in search
of a word….Sidney Lanier.

All, everything that I understand, I understand
only because I love….Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy.

Life is one fool thing after another where as
love is two fool things after each other….Oscar Wilde.

To love and be loved is to feel the
sun from both sides….David Viscott.

Life is a journey, and love is what
makes that journey worthwhile….Unknown.

Ever has it been that love knows not its own
depth until the hour of separation….Kahlil Gibran.

Love is too strong a word to say it too early, but it has too
beautiful a meaning to say it too late….Kurt Spiteri Cornish.

Lust is when you love what you see.
Love is when you lust for what’s inside….Renee Conkle.

The beginning of love is at the end
of resistance….Danielle Light.

Love is first friendship
and then commitment….Jacques Pierre Ribault.

To fear love is to fear life….Bertrand Russell.

Love is an act of endless forgiveness,
a tender look which becomes a habit….Peter Ustinov.

We should all be so lucky to have someone who will
never let us go. The ultimate legacy is to leave behind
someone who will love you forever….”Ally McBeal.”

Fear? What is there to fear in love? Love is the very
reason we live. To fear love is to lose all sense of living,
and if we cannot love, then why have we been put here? Fearing
love is like being afraid of breathing. It’s not something
to be scared of. It’s so natural that no one can resist….Unknown.

We cannot choose who we love,
only whose love we accept….Unknown.

I love you, not because you are perfect,
But because you are so perfect for me….Unknown.

Couples who love each other tell each other
a thousand things without talking….Chinese Proverb.

Sex is a momentary itch,
love never lets you go….Unknown.

Let no one who loves be unhappy.
Even love unreturned has its rainbow….James Matthew Barrie.

Love will find a way through paths
where wolves fear to prey….Lord George Gordon Byron.

When you like someone, you like them in spite of their faults.
When you love someone, you love them with their faults….Elizabeth Cameron.

Where there is love there is life….Mahatma Gandhi.

She who has never loved,
has never lived….J. Gay.

To love without expected return on my investment
frees me to love with purity of heart, mind and soul…
I am not distracted by selfish motive or disappointed
by insensitivity…I am free to love…just love….L. Hodge.

There is but one genuine love potion – consideration….Menander.

There is no surprise more magical than
the surprise of being loved: It is God’s
finger on man’s shoulder….Charles Morgan.

There is only one happiness in life,
to love and be loved….George Sands.

Love, you know, seeks to make happy
rather than to be happy….Ralph Connor.

Love is a verb. We can’t say it enough. Love must not
only be spoken, but must also be shown. The beginning of
love is God. He showed His love in the most sacrificial of
ways so we could know our incredible value to Him. The price
of our adoption was the emptying of heaven of its greatest
treasure, God the Son, who is our Savior….Phil Ware.

Love is the triumph of imagination
over intelligence….H.L. Mencken.

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows.
For love is the beauty of the soul….St. Augustine.

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us….Helen Keller.

Love is the seed of all hope. It is the enticement
to trust, to risk, to try, to go on….Gloria Gaither.

Sooner or later we begin to understand that love is
more than verses on valentines and romance in the movies.
We begin to know that love is here and now, real and true,
the most important thing in our lives. For love is the creator
of our favorite memories and the foundation of our fondest dreams.
Love is a promise that is always kept, a fortune that can never be
spent, a seed that can flourish in even the most unlikely of places.
And this radiance that never fades, this mysterious and magical joy, is the
greatest treasure of all — one known only by those who love….Unknown.

Love is the passionate and abiding desire on the part of two
or more people to produce together conditions under which each
can be and spontaneously express, his real self; to produce
together an intellectual soil and an emotional climate in which
each can flourish, far superior to what either could achieve alone….Unknown.

Love can touch us one time and last for a lifetime,
and never let go till we’re gone….Titanic Theme.

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the
imagination and bottling the common-sense….Helen Rowland.

Romantic love is a passionate spiritual-emotional-sexual
attachment between a man and a woman that reflects a high
regard for the value of each other’s person….Nathaniel Branden.

True love is spelled G-I-V-E. It is not based on what you can get,
but rooted in what you can give to the other person….Josh McDowell.

Love is energy of life….Robert Browning.

True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself.
It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen
with white hairs and is always young in the heart….Honore De Balzac.

To love someone is to acknowledge the goodness of who they are.
Through loving a person we awaken their awareness of their own innate
goodness. It is as though they cannot know how worthy they are until they
look into the mirror of our love and see themselves….John Gray, Ph.D.

Once you have learned to love,
You will have learned to live….Unknown.

All love that has not friendship for its base,
is like a mansion built upon the sand….Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

To love is to be vulnerable….C.S. Lewis.

Once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life,
love gives us a fairy tale….Unknown.

Love means tearing down the separateness and the boundaries
between your heart feelings and another person….Ken Keyes.

It [Love] is not a word, nor a single action.
In truth, it can never be wrong
Like the sunrise, perfect in every possible way.
It is many things and yet it must exist
In the small space of the heart.
Once found it can bloom endlessly, with no cease.
It can choke one’s throat, bring one to tears…
But it never hides in shadows or in darkness
It never feeds itself on deception.
It grows with trust, honesty and compassion.
Nothing less, always more….Unknown.

Love is a hole in the heart….Ben Hecht.

In Persian, the verb “to love” is translated
“to have a friend”….the phrase “I love you”
is translated “I have you as a friend”….Unknown.

Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like a volcano and then
subsides and when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have
to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is
inconceivable that you should ever part, because this is what love is.
Love is not the breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the
promise of eternal passion, and it is not the desire to mate every
minute or every second of the day. That is just being “in love”
which any fool can do�Love itself is what’s left over when being in love has
burned away, and this both an art and a fortunate accident….Louis De Bernieres.

To love someone is nothing, to be loved by someone is something,
but to be loved by the one you love is everything….Unknown.

Love is the doorway through which the human soul
passes from selfishness to service….Unknown.

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another
person is essential to your own….Robert A. Heinlein.

When you are in love, life should not be measured by the
moments of breath, but by the breath-taking moments….Unknown.

Friendship may, and often does, grow into love,
but love never subsides into friendship….Lord Byron.

Love is a disease which fills you with a desire
to be desired….Henri, Comte de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Love is what is left in a relationship after
all the selfishness is taken out….Nick Richardson.

I love you, and because I love you, I would
sooner have you hate me for telling you the
truth than adore me for telling you lies….Pietro Aretino.

There is no disguise which can hide love
for long where it exists, or simulate it where
it does not….Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld.

When we are in love we often doubt that
which we most believe….Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld.

As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract.
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will
be tomorrow where your thoughts take you….James Lane Allen.

To love and win is the best thing.
To love and lose, the next best….William M. Thackeray.

The way to love anything is to realize
that it might be lost….Gilbert Chesterton.

To love is to admire with the heart:
to admire is to love with the mind….Theophile Gautier.

Love does not die easily. It is a living
thing. It thrives in the face of all of life’s
hazards, save one–neglect….James D. Bryden.

Love is something eternal;
the aspect may change,
but not the essence….Vincent Van Gogh.

Kindness in words creates confidence
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness
Kindness in giving creates love….Lao-Tsu.

The pleasure of love is in the loving; and there
is more joy in the passion one feels than
in that which one inspires…..Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld.

Love is union with somebody, or something,
outside oneself, under the condition
of retaining the separateness and
integrity of one’s own self….Erich Fromm.

Love is the immortal flow of energy that
nourishes, extends and preserves. It’s
eternal goal is life….Smiley Blanton.

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it
enough. Not only have I found that when I talk to the
little flower or to the little peanut they will give
up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently
commune with people they give up their secrets also — if
you love them enough….George Washington Carver.

Love is the essence of God….Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Music is expression of harmony in sound.
Love is the expression of harmony in life….Stephen F. Gaskin.

Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy,
but it is very rare because most people are strategists….Anita Brookner.

Being in love is a wonderful feeling but being
loved and appreciated in return can be the most
wonderful experience that can happen to your life….Unknown.

The art of love…is largely the
art of persistence….Albert Ellis.

The best portion of a good man’s life
is his little, nameless, unremembered acts
of kindness and of love….William Wordsworth.

Suddenly, quietly, you realize that ~ from this moment
forth ~ you will no longer pass through this world alone.
Like a new sun, this awareness rises within you, freeing
you from fear, opening your life. This is the beginning
of love and the end of all that came before….Unknown.

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to
think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war;
love is a growing up….James Baldwin.

We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting
place for those who love us….Saint Bernard of Clairvaux.

Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way
as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins
them by what is deepest in themselves….Pierre Teilhard De Chardin.

Love is always bestowed as a gift — freely,
willingly, and without expectation….
We don’t love to be loved; we love to love….Leo Buscaglia.

No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast,
as love can do with a twined thread….Robert Burton.

As a result of a kiss, there arises in the mind a
wonderful feeling of delight that awakens and binds
together the love of them that kiss….St. Aelred.

Love is a verb. Love is something you do: the sacrifices
you make, the giving of self. If you want to study love,
study those who sacrifice for others. Love — the feeling —
is a fruit of love the verb….Stephen R. Covey.

Love is the greatest refreshment in life….Pablo Picasso.

Real love begins where nothing is
expected in return….Antoine De Saint-Exup�ry.

Love is when each person is more concerned
for the other than for one’s self….David Frost.

Remember that the best relationship is
one in which your love for each other exceeds
your need for each other….Unknown.

Give all to love;
Obey thy heart….Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Love puts the fun in together,
the sad in apart,
the hope in tomorrow,
the joy in a heart….Unknown.

Love is its own reward….Thomas Merton.

I believe love produces a certain
flowering of the whole personality
which nothing else can achieve….Ivan Sergeevich.

Love: To feel with one’s whole self the
existence of another being….Simone Weil.

Between whom there is hearty truth
there is love….Henry David Thoreau.

Love endures when the lovers love many things together
And not merely each other…..Walter Lippmann.

Love in its essence is spiritual fire….Swedenborg.

Who, being loved, is poor?….Oscar Wilde.

He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid
of the power to love….Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Physical love is total intimacy.
It is the sign that the lovers have
nothing to refuse each other, that they
belong wholly to each other….J. Leclercq.

We are not the same persons this year as last;
nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we,
changing, continue to love a changed person….W. Somerset Maugham.

We forgive to the extent that we love….Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld.

Where there is a today….there was probably
a yesterday….but possibly never a tomorrow….
make the most of wherever your heart desires
to be….tell her you love her….Unknown.

This was love at first sight, love everlasting:
a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected — in so
far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness;
it took entire possession of him, and he understood,
with joyous amazement, that this was for life….Thomas Mann.

Holding the heart of another in the
comforting hands of prayer is a
priceless act of love….Janet L. Weaver.

A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the
species of woman in whose company he finds himself
electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose
company he may feel tenderly drowsy….George Jean Nathan.

Love and respect are the most important aspects
of parenting, and of all relationships….Jodie Foster.

In those whom I like, I can find no common
denominator; in those whom I love I can:
they all make me laugh….Wystan Hugh Auden.

You say that love is nonsense….I tell you it is
no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady
physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one,
by night or by day; a long strain on one’s nerves like
toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant,
but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength….Henry Adams.

Live through feeling and you will live through love.
For feeling is the language of the soul, and feeling is truth….Matt Zotti.

Love comes when manipulation stops; when you
think more about the other person than about his
or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself
fully. When you dare to be vulnerable….Dr. Joyce Brothers.

A very small degree of hope is
sufficient to cause the birth of love….Stendhal.

To love is not a passive thing. To love is active voice.
When I love I do something, I function, I give. I do not love
in order that I may be loved back again, but for the creative
joy of loving. And every time I do so love I am freed, at least
a little, by the outgoing of love, from enslavement to that most
intolerable of master, myself….Bernard Iddings Bell.

Because of a great love,
one is courageous….Lao-Tsu.

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.

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….Barbara De Angelis.

The love of liberty is the love of others;
the love of power is the love of ourselves.
We cannot force love….William Hazlitt.

Where we love is home,
home that our feet may leave,
but not our hearts….Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Love is everywhere, it has no distance.
All you have to do is stop the resistance….Matt Zotti.

True love is the parent
of humility….William Ellery Channing.

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom;
to serve all, but love only one….Honore De Balzac.

God loves each of us as if there
were only one of us….St. Augustine.

Sometimes you have to just take a chance in love and life.
You can’t live your life amongst a mound of “what ifs.”
You have to follow your heart and hope for the best….My Best Friend.

Love is more than words….Unknown.

To live is like to love – all reason is against it,
and all healthy instinct for it….Samuel Butler.

A joyful heart is the inevitable result of
a heart burning with love….Mother Teresa.

In life, actions speak louder than words,
but in love, the eyes do….Unknown.

Love is friendship that has caught fire.
It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence,
sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good
and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and
makes allowances for human weaknesses….Ann Landers.

The quickest way to receive love is to give;
the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly;
and the best way to keep love is to give it wings….Unknown.

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….Ivan Panin.

Love is the child of freedom, never
that of domination….Erich Fromm.

Love is an instinct and hence beyond mind’s control.
Love is an emotion and works always with motion….Unknown.

When you love you should not say, “God is in my
heart” but rather, “I am in the heart of God.”
And think not you can direct the course of love,
for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course….Unknown.

If you have reasons for loving someone,
then you are using your mind, but if you
love someone for no reason,
then you are using your heart….Unknown.

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others,
and the delight in the recognition….Alexander Smith.

Our love must not be a thing of words and fine talk.
It must be a thing of action and sincerity….I John 3:18.

There is no remedy for love but to love more….Thoreau.

Love is not some complex, mystical abstraction.
It is something accessible and human that we learn
through our everyday experience, as often at times
of failure as in moments of ecstasy….Leo Buscaglia.

Real beauty lies in the spiritual accord
that is called love which can exist between
a man and a woman….Kahlil Gibran.

The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass
through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape
parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that
does not lessen our possible impact, for there are
scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come
along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique
talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because
we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we
underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word
a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act
of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around.
It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities
there are to make our love felt….Leo Buscaglia.

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….Emily Hilburn Sell.

If you open your heart,
love opens your mind….Unknown.

True love is the unearned compliment,
the gift forever giving….Burke Day

Love is like a beautiful flower which
I may not touch, but whose fragrance
makes the garden a place of delight
just the same….Helen Keller.

Love is the reward of love….Schiller.

Hate is easy;
Love takes courage….Unknown.

The hardest of all is learning to be a well of
affection, and not a fountain, to show them
that we love them, not when we feel like it,
but when they do….Nan Fairbrother.

When the one man loves the one woman and the one
woman loves the one man, the very angels leave
heaven and come sit in that house and sing for joy….Brahma.

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly
and without law, and must be plucked where it is found,
and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration….D.H. Lawrence.

Love is wanting what you have, not having
what you want….Jaci in Alaska — an on-line love story.

Growth of the soul is our goal, and there are many
ways to encourage that growth, such as through love,
nature, healing our wounds, forgiveness, and service.
The soul grows well when giving and receiving love.
I nourish my soul daily by loving others and being
vulnerable to their love. Love is, after all, a verb,
an action word, not a noun….Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

Happiness and love are just a choice away….Leo Buscaglia.

To write a good love letter, you ought to begin
without knowing what you mean to say, and finish
without knowing what you have written….Jean Jacques Rousseau.

Love is always saying you’re sorry….Rep. Burke Day.

Love is life…and if you miss love,
you miss life….Leo Buscaglia.

Heaven is the perfect,
unconditional love for another….Unknown.

Wicked men obey from fear;
good men, from love….Aristotle.

To love someone means to see him as
God intended him….Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

You love simply because you
cannot help it….Kim Anderson.

A woman unsatisfied must have luxuries.
But a woman who loves a
man would sleep on a board….D. H. Lawrence.

Love is being stupid together….Calvin.

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

Spread love everywhere you go: first of all
in your own house. Give love to your children,
to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor…
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better
and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness;
kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in
your smile, kindness in your warm greeting….Mother Teresa.

True love never dies for it is lust that
fades away. Love bonds for a lifetime
but lust just pushes away….Alicia Barnhart.

Love is like playing the piano.
First you must learn to play by the rules,
then you must forget the rules and play from your heart….Unknown.

Absence sharpens love,
presence strengthens it….Traditional.

The greatest healing therapy is
friendship and love….Hubert Humphrey.

No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever….Francois Mocuriac.

Plant impossible gardens.
Look forward to dreams.
Cry during movies.
Swing as high as you can on a swingset, by moonlight.
Cultivate moods.
Do it for love.
Take lots of naps.
Take moonbaths.
Giggle with children.
Listen to old people.
Drive away fear.
Play with everything.
Entertain your inner child.
Build a fort with blankets.
Get wet.
Hug trees.
Write love letters….SARK.

To paraphrase something the anthropologist
Ashley Montagu once said, the way I change my
life is to act as if I’m the person I want to be.
This is, to me, the simplest, wisest advice you
can give anyone. When you wake up and act like a
loving person, you realize not only that you are
altered, but that the people around you are also
transformed, because everybody is changed by
the reception of this love….Bernie Siegel.

My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee
The more I have, for both are infinite….Shakespeare.

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to
choose joy and keep choosing it every day. It is
a choice based on the knowledge that we belong to
God and have found in God our refuge and our safety and that nothing, not even
death, can take God away from us. Joy is the experience
of knowing that you are unconditionally loved and that
nothing–sickness, failure, emotional distress, oppression,
war, or even death–can take that love away….Henri Nouwen.