Love Quotes

Love has no weapons; it has no fists. Love does not bruise, nor does it draw blood.

Monday, November 14th, 2011
happy cat

At first, the three of us drew back when she tried to hug us, to take us on her lap. Tolitha stroked our hair and faces. She kissed us until we purred like cats. She praised us in songs of her own…

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Who, being loved, is poor?

Sunday, October 16th, 2011
rumpled yellow rose

Hester: You know I have loved him always.

Mrs. Arbuthnot: But we were very poor…

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That best portion of a good man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered, acts of kindness and of love

Sunday, September 11th, 2011
New York before 911

Last year I began a 9/11 tradition of marking this day by starting or planting something good, to honor the dead while honoring life and new beginnings. This year I’m reaching for kindness.

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Whatever love wants, it gets, not next year, NOW.

Monday, August 22nd, 2011
reflection

I swear by the one who never says tomorrow,

as the circle of the moon never agrees

sell installments of light

It gives all it has…

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The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed

Monday, July 25th, 2011
staircase

You can exert no influence if you are not susceptible to influence. It is futile for the doctor to shield himself from the influence of the patient and to surround himself with a smokescreen of fatherly and professional authority. If he does so he merely forbids himself the…

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There is always something left to love

Friday, March 11th, 2011
holding hands

And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing. (Looking at her) Have you cried for that boy today? I don’t mean for yourself and for the family ’cause we lost the money. I mean for him: what he been through and…

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A gift that does nothing to enhance solidarity is a contradiction

Monday, February 14th, 2011
A gift that does nothing to enhance solidarity is a contradiction

Refusing requital puts the act of giving outside any mutual ties. Once given, the free gift entails no further claims from the recipient. The public is not deceived by free gift vouchers. For all the ongoing commitment the free-gift gesture has created…

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The affirmative of affirmatives is love

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
gift flowers

As much love, so much perception. As caloric to matter, so is love to mind; so it enlarges, and so it empowers it. Good-will makes insight, as one finds his way to the sea by embarking on a river. I have seen scores of people who …

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Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth

Sunday, June 20th, 2010
giving hands

This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he…

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Jealousy does not wait for reasons

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
hands

‘If I should be pledged to be faithful to my wife, she also should be pledged to be faithful to me,’ I said to myself. The thought made me a jealous husband. Her duty was easily converted into my right to exact faithfulness from her, and if it had to be exacted, I..

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Nothing is impossible for pure love

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
woman's eye

Separation was unbearable. I used to keep her awake till late in the night with my idle talk. If with this devouring passion there had not been in me a burning attachment to duty, I should either have fallen a prey to disease and premature death, or have sunk…

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I love this world. That is what rules my life.

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
rainbow over tree

When I die, I want to have done all in my power to leave it in a better state than it was when I found it. At the same time I know that this can never be. The world has grown so complex that one voice can do little to alter it…

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