Love Doesn’t Sit There Like a Stone
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
– Jimi Hendrix
It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more affection I have for them…. Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say.
– Thomas Merton
Hatred ever kills, love never dies. Such is the vast difference between the two. What is obtained by love is retained for all time. What is obtained by hatred proves a burden in reality for it increases hatred.
– Mohandas K. Gandhi
That Love is all there is, Is all we know of Love.
– Emily Dickinson
Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself.
– Soren Kierkegaard
Your body needs to be held and to hold, to be touched and to touch. None of these needs is to be despised, denied, or repressed. But you have to keep searching for your body’s deeper need, the need for genuine love. Every time you are able to go beyond the body’s superficial desires for love, you are bringing your body home and moving toward integration and unity.
– Henri Nouwen
I truly feel that there are as many ways of loving as there are people in the world and as there are days in the life of those people.
– Mary S. Calderone
Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great.
– Roger de Bussy-Rabutin
Love doesn’t sit there like a stone. It has to made like bread; remade all the time, made new.
– Ursula K. Le Guin
A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
– Pearl S. Buck
Love at first sight is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.
– Amy Bloom
Love is like pi – natural, irrational, and very important.
– Lisa Hoffman
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
– Mary Parrish
Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
– Carl Jung
When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
– Tenzin Gyatso
I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever.
– Amy Tan
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