Learning How To Love
Learning how to love is the goal and the purpose of spiritual life — not learning how to develop psychic powers, not learning how to bow, chant, do yoga, or even meditate, but learning to love. Love is the truth. Love is the light.
– Lama Surya Das
I love you Not only for what you are But for what I am When I am with you
– Roy Croft
When all your desires are distilled; You will cast just two votes: To love more, And be happy.
The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.
– Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
– Mary Oliver
Given the unfairness that strikes so many people in life, I would rather believe in a God of limited power and unlimited love and justice, rather than the other way around.
– Harold Kushner
Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is the eternal rule.
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall — think of it, always.
– Mohandas K. Gandhi
The modern fairy tale ending is the reverse of the traditional one: A woman does not wait for Prince Charming to bring her happiness; she lives happily ever after only by refusing to wait for him — or by actually rejecting him. It is those who persist in hoping for a Prince Charming who are setting themselves up for disillusionment and unhappiness.
– Susan Faludi
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
– Allan K. Chalmers
We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.
– Dr. Seuss