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Looking for a few great quotes that illuminate what true love is .. and what it is not? Wondering how to tell the real thing from merely the words we are taught to say to each other?
If so, these inspiring quotes will help ...
Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind will blow out a candle, and fan a fire.
I dreamt that my hair was kempt.
Then I dreamt that my true love unkempt it.
- Ogden Nash
What is True Love?
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
- Martin Luther King
True love is that which ennobles the personality, fortifies the heart, and sanctifies the existence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
Love wants to enjoy in other ways the human being whom it has enjoyed in bed; it looks forward to having breakfast.
_ Henry Fairlie
The best proof of love is trust.
- Doctor Joyce Brothers
Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.
- Neil Gaiman
The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.
- Kahlil Gibran (way of love)
When you come to be sensibly touched, the scales will fall from your eyes; and by the penetrating eyes of love you will discern that which your other eyes will never see.
- Francois Fenelon
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
- Native AMerican proverb
By their fruits you shall know them.
If the nature of the work is properly appreciated and applied, it will stand in the same relation to the higher faculties as food is to the physical body.
- J. C. Kumarappa
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
If you want to see the brave, look at those who can forgive. IF you want to see the heroic, look at those who can love in return for hatred.
- The Bhagavad-Gita
Love turns ma into an ocean of happiness, an image of peace, a temple of wisdom. Love is every man's very Self, his true beauty, and the glory of his human existence.
- Swami Muktananda in Play of Consciousness (book)
...if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
- St. Paul
Love can be a huge mountain, a gentle garden, a raging storm, a cool breeze, or a perfect bath. But there is always fire somewhere nearby. There is always the red-hot stuff of the soul's initiation. If there isn't fire, then it isn't love ... If it doesn't insist that you move to your next level, if it doesn't take your heart and make it explode in a million pieces, only to fall back together again in some OMoment of enlightened understanding, then you haven't really loved.
- Marianne Williamson (Enchanted Love)
There is only one romance -- the Soul's.
- William B. Yeats
For bel.i.eve me, the more one is, the richer is all one experiences. And whoever wants to have deep love in his life must collect and save for it and gather honey.
- Rainer Maria Rilke