Saturday, October 22, 2011

Quote Garden: Love

My favorite quotations about love . . .

We love because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19)

We should remember that while knowledge may make a man look big, it is only love that can make him grow to his full stature. For whatever a man may know, he still has a lot to learn, but if he loves God, he is opening his whole life to the spirit of God. (Jim Elliot)

To love a person is to see him as God intended him to be. (Fyoder Dostoyevysky)

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

Love stops worrying about how others see me, and reaches with a heart to give. (Anna Lukachick)

Love is thoughtful and practical. (Anne Ortland)

It is a risk to love. What if it doesn't work out? Ah, but what if it does. (Peter McWilliams)

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. (C. S. Lewis)

You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. (Henry Drummond)

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts. (Charles Dickens)

Love is the most divine, when it loves according to needs, and not according to merit. (George MacDonald)

What, then, is the true way of loving one’s friends? It is to love them in God, to love God in them; to love what He has made them; and to bear for love of Him what He has not made. (Felelon)

Nothing beats love at first sight except love with insight. (Unknown)

* The above quotations were collected from various sources. I have done my best to quote and credit them correctly. Please inform me if you notice an error.

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