Teach only love for that is what you are.
A Course In Miracles
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few
hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright
gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
The Impossible Generalized Man today is the critic who believes in loving
those unworthy of love as well as those worthy --yet believes this only
insofar as no personal risk is entailed. Meaning he loves no one, worthy or
no. This is what makes him impossible.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want
the other person.
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
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a
crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Oh, love is real enough; you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy
-- and that is life.
Jean Anouilh Ardele
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather
than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps
the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
Love is the victim's response to the rapist.
What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily
I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed
with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of
anger and quarrels.
Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. Just common sense and
love will do.
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and
talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
Do you want to know a good way to fall in love? Just associate with all your
pleasant experiences with someone, and disassociate from all the unpleasant
Love is just a system for getting someone to call you darling after sex.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
It is unfortunately very true that, without leisure and money, love can be
no more than an orgy of the common man. Instead of being a sudden impulse
full of ardor and reverie, it becomes a distastefully utilitarian affair.
When we understand that man is the only animal who must create meaning, who
must open a wedge into neutral nature, we already understand the essence of
love. Love is the problem of an animal who must find life, create a dialogue
with nature in order to experience his own being.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
Honor the ocean of love.
George De Benneville
And you are to love those who are your aliens for you yourselves were aliens
in Egypt. [Deuteronomy 10:19]
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not
arrogant or rude. [I Corinthians]
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. [Roman 13:9]
He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity
will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human
nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Out of love and hatred, out of earnings and borrowings and leadings and
losses; out of sickness and pain; out of wooing and worshipping; out of
traveling and voting and watching and caring; out of disgrace and contempt,
comes our tuition in the serene and beautiful laws.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage -- he won't
encounter many rivals.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some
purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual
egos, crazy for love.
I never had but one intrigue yet: but I confess I long to have another. Pray
heaven it end as the first did tho , that we may both grow weary at a time;
for 'Tis a melancholy thing for lovers to outlive one another.
Sir John Vanbrugh
Husbands are chiefly good lovers when they are betraying their wives.
Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
H. L. Mencken
We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
In this country, don't forget, a habit is no damn private hell. There's no
solitary confinement outside of jail. A habit is hell for those you love.
And in this country it's the worst kind of hell for those who love you.
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to
work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.
St. Francis De Sales
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind.
Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From
this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with
love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and
positive in every thought and deed.
I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
I don't want to read about some of these actresses who are around today.
They sound like my niece in Scarsdale. I love my niece in Scarsdale, but I
won't buy tickets to see her act.
Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do
with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It's like falling in
love. You can't give a reason why.
Actors are loved because they are unoriginal. Actors stick to their script.
The unoriginal man is loved by the mediocrity because this kind of ''artistic''
expression is something to which the merest five-eighth can climb.
The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.
In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and
peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme
of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things
are very easy to get.
Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and
the wife smiles, and lets it go at that.
Sir James M. Barrie