Where Love is, God is, said Leo Tolstoy, and that’s a fine place to arrive at for sure. This compilation on love includes both love in the spiritual sense and love of humankind and love for one another, also. Enjoy, and thanks for visiting.
My love is my weight.
– St. Augustine
Love thy neighbor, even when he plays the trombone.
– Jewish proverb
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others.
– Bell Hooks
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
– Maya Angelou
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
– Lao Tzu
If given the chance, love brightens dark places, opens heavy doors and softens our journey through life.
– K. Lee
I rise to taste the dawn, and find that love alone will shine today.
– Ken Wilber
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved.
– Charles Langbridge Morgan
In a world so torn apart by rivalry, anger, and hatred, we have the privileged vocation to be living signs of a love that can bridge all divisions and heal all wounds.
– Henri Nouwen
Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.
– Brené Brown
When the lots are counted…we will find that it was love that mattered. Love expressed, given, received, fought for. So for those of us fighting right now, I say; keep going.
– Dr. Martin Shaw
What is done in love is done well.
– Vincent Van Gogh
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
– Matt. 22: 37-38.
All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well…for there is a Force of love moving through the universe that holds us fast and will never let us go.
– Julian of Norwich
We are saved only by love — love for each other and the love that we pour into the art we feel compelled to share.
– Tennessee Williams
In the evening of our lives we shall be examined in love.
– St. John of the Cross
That’s all nonviolence is – organized love.
– Joan Baez
I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love.
– Wendell Berry
There are never enough “I love yous.”
– Lenny Bruce
…dwell in the love of God, for that will unite you together, and make you kind and gentle one towards another; and to seek one another’s good and welfare, and to be helpful one to another.
– George Fox
Where love is, God is.
– Leo Tolstoy
I will love you no matter what. I will love you if you are stupid, if you slip and fall on your face, if you do the wrong thing, if you make mistakes, if you behave like a human being – I will love you no matter.
– Leo Buscaglia
Love doesn’t just there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
– Ursula K. Leguin
Our lives are shaped by those who love us, and by those who refuse to love us.
Tell someone “I love you” while they can still hear you.
– Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
I love you,” Said a great mother. “I love you for what you are knowing so well what you are. And I love you more yet, child, deeper yet than ever, child, for what you are going to be, knowing so well you are going far, knowing your great works are ahead, ahead and beyond, yonder and far over yet.
– Carl Sandburg
God is love, but get it in writing.
– Gypsy Rose Lee
Let us then see what love will do.
– William Penn
To have parents who love each other is the best gift that children can have.
– Damaris Parker-Rhodes
A joyful heart filled with love is everywhere at home.
– Meister Eckhart
Because God made you is why I love you.
– From: Tell Me Why, traditional song
Love is something if you give it away, give it away, give it away, love is something if you give it away, you end up having more.
– “Magic Penny” Malvina Reynolds
Love, like the yellow daffodil is coming through the snow, Love, like the yellow daffodil is Lord of all I know.
– Julian of Norwich
Love grows one by one, two by two and four by four, Love grows ‘round like a circle and comes back knocking at your front door.
– Love Grows One By One by Carol Johnson
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.
– Mother Teresa
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
– Henry Ward Beecher
There is a hunger for ordinary bread, and there is a hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness; and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much.
– Mother Teresa
Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, hate less, love more, and all good things are yours.
– Swedish proverb
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.
– Oscar Wilde
When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms.
– Ma Jaya Sati
Love has a hem to her garment that reaches to the very dust. It sweeps the stains from the streets and lanes, and because it can, it must.
– Mother Teresa
Compilation and images by K. Lee