We often talk about the key ingredients for world peace: Love, Compassion, and Responsibility. Here are the love quotes from some of humanity’s greatest leaders, artists, and philosophers that make up our Love design. Making this design was a lot of fun 🙂 Let us know if we are missing any of your favorites!
To love oneself is the beginning of a life long romance
I have no weapon but love to wield authority over anyone.
Scientists tell us that, without the presence of a cohesive force amongst the atoms that comprise this globe of ours, it would crumble to pieces and we would cease to exist; and even as there is cohesive force in blind matter, so must there be in all things animate, and the name for that cohesive force among animate beings is Love.
Love never claims, it ever gives; love never suffers, never resents, never revenges itself. Where there is love there is life; hatred leads to destruction.
Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.
When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns it calls me on and on across the universe.
Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.
Everything is clearer when you’re in love.
If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
Love will find a way. Indifference will find an excuse.
Love fails, only when we fail to love.
You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.
-Jessica age 8
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep.
We can only learn to love by loving.
For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.
The first duty of love – is to listen.
Love has no errors, for all errors are the want for love.
Love does not dominate, it cultivates.
We are all born for love…it is the principle existence and it’s only end.
“Pain reminds us we’re alive. Love reminds us why.” – Henry Herman (updated from unknown)
Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.
When one has once fully entered the realm of love, the world – no matter how imperfect – becomes rich and beautiful, it consists solely of opportunities for love.
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.
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
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
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.
‘Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam
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.
And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make.
-The Beatles, The last lyric of their last song
To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
Love is shown in your deeds, not in your words.
-Fr. Jerome Cummings
Honor the ocean of love.
-George de Benneville
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
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.
Love is like pi: natural, irrational, and very important.
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.
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.
Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.
-Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
-Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The life and love we create is the life and love we live.
Love that will not betray you, dismay or enslave you,
It will set you free
Be more like the man you were made to be.
-Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
When you are in Love you can’t fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire: In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
-Henry David Thoreau
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