"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in a love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything."
- Pedro Arrupe, S.J.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
- Martin Luther King
"One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter."
- James Earl Jones
"The love that flows through your heart purifies not only your own spirit, but the love you share with others."
- Caroline Myss
"You are precious in my eyes. I honor you and love you."
- Isaiah 43:4
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
- Lao Tzu
"In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony."
- Eva Burrows
"Charity, a word that comprises love and justice, may well be the most sublime of all Christian virtues."
- Diana Butler Bass
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."
- Galatians 5:22-23a
"In the garden of the soul, the virtues of faith, hope, and love form the centerpiece. Traditionally called theological virtues, they come as free gifts from God and draw us to God. We cannot earn these virtues; God has already freely planted them in our soul."
- Bishop Robert F. Morneau
"Love a friend, a wife, whatever you like. Then, you will know there is a God."
- Vincent van Gogh
"All that happens to us works together for our good as we love God and respond to God's call and purpose."
- Romans 8:28
"The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking."
- Samuel Johnson
"You are a glorious crown of beauty in the hand of God, a royal diadem held lovingly, for our God rejoices in you."
- Isaiah 62:3-4
"Just remember the world is not a playground but a schoolroom. Life is not a holiday but an education. One eternal lesson for us all: to teach us how better we should love."
- Barbra Jordan
"Love is the essence of human experience and emotion. It is at the root of all and everything we, as humans, do. Without love what do we live for?"
- Author Unknown
"Even if the mountains should leave their place and the hills be shaken, My love will never leave you."
- Isaiah 54:10
"Do not be afraid; I have redeemed you. I have called you by name; you are mine."
- Isaiah 43:1
"Work is love made visible."
- Kahlil Gibran
"In your faithful love you lead me whom you have saved; by your strength you guide me to your dwelling place."
- Exodus 15:13
"And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love."
- Corinthians 13:13
"And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make..."
- John Lennon & Paul McCartney
"...honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself."
- Matthew 19:19
"I love you, O LORD, my strength."
- Psalm 18:1
"There is only one desire: to find the promised land and the freedom of a pure love that is without concern for anything else but love."
- Thomas Merton
"Love and do what you will."
- Saint Augustine
"It is love alone that gives worth to all things."
- St. Teresa of Avila
"It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving."
- Mother Teresa
"The story of a love is not important – what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity."
- Julia Child
"Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries."
- Sister Corita
"The honorary duty of a human being is to love."
- Maya Angelou
"I always think the best way to know God is to love many things."
- Vincent Van Gogh
"Each one has a mission to fulfill, a mission of love."
- Mother Teresa
"Love locked in our hearts is like a letter written and not sent."
- Jane Lindstrom
"Without love and compassion for others, our own apparent love for Christ is fiction."
- Thomas Merton
"The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so."
- Robert C. Ingersoll
"To love another person is to touch the face of God."
- From the musical Les Miserables
"It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving."
- Richard Brounstein
"In the twilight of life, God will not judge us on our earthly possessions and human successes, but on how well we have loved."
- St. John of the Cross
"I may have all the faith needed to move mountains, but if I have no love, I am nothing."
- 1 Corinthians 13:2
"Perfect loves casts out fear."
- 1 John 4:18
"Who does not love does not know God; for God is love."
- 1 John 4:8
"Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another, to show love and to do good."
- Hebrews 10:24
“To the world you may be just one person, but to just one person, you may be the world.”
- Author Unknown