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The Four Loves by C. S. Lewis
The Four Loves
by C. S. Lewis

Mother Teresa "We cannot all do great things. But we can do small things with great love." Ecard
"We cannot all do great things. But we can do small things with great love."
Mother Teresa

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Love Quotes - Inspiration for Lovers & Loving

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Greek words for “love” -
Agape (unconditional), Eros (romance), Philia (friendship), Storge (affection)

What Is Love? Door Poster
What Is Love?
Door Poster

To My Valentine, Cupids Around Heart, Poster
To My Valentine,
Cupids Around Heart,

Love in 44 Languages, Art Print
Love in 44 Languages,
Art Print

LOVE, Serigraph - Robert Indiana
Serigraph -
Robert Indiana

"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” Martin Luther King, Jr., Art Print
“Hatred paralyzes life;
love releases it.
Hatred confuses life;
love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life;
love illuminates it.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Art Print

Romeo & Juliet
Romeo & Juliet

Abelard & Heloise
Abelard & Heloise

Tristan & Isolde
Tristan & Isolde

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

Evangeline & Gabriel, Giclee Print
Evangeline & Gabriel

Allegory of Love, Giclee Print
Allegory of Love,
Giclee Print

Douglas Adams ~
• “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”

Mortimer Adler ~
• “Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.”

Conrad Aiken ~
• “I love you, what star do you live on?”

Sherwood Anderson ~
• “I go about looking at horses and cattle. They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, bear their young. I am sick with envy of them.”

Maya Angelou ~
• “The honorary duty of a human being is to love.”

Mary Astell ~
• “Women are not so well united as to form an Insurrection. They are for the most part wise enough to love their chains, and to discern how becomingly they fit.”

James Baldwin ~
• “Great art can only be created out of love.”
• “For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.”

Katharine Lee Bates ~
• “Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.”

Pedro Calderson de la Barca ~
• “Love that is not madness is not love.”

Saint Bede the Venerable ~
• “Better a stupid and unlettered brother who, working the good things he knows, merits life in Heaven than one who though being distinguished for his learning in the Scriptures, or even holding the place of a doctor, lacks the bread of love.”

Jakob Böhme ~
• “I did not climb up into the Godhead, neither can so mean a man as I am do it; but the Godhead climbed up in me, and revealed such to me out of his Love.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer ~
• “When we come to a clearer and more sober estimate of our own limitations and responsibilities, that makes it possible more genuinely to love our neighbor.”

Anne Bradstreet ~
• “If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.”

David Brower ~
• “Understanding how DNA transmits all it knows about cancer, physics, dreaming and love will keep man searching for some time.”

John Burroughs ~
• “For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.”

Lord Byron ~
• “A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.”

Pedro Calderon de la Barca ~
• “Love that is not madness is not love.”

Joseph Campbell ~
• “Love is a friendship set to music.”

John Cheever ~
• “Literature has been the salvation of the damned, literature has inspired and guided lovers, routed despair and can perhaps in this case save the world.”

Lydia Maria Child ~
• “The cure for all ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word ‘love.’ It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.”

Paulo Coelho ~
• “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
• “We must never forget that spiritual experience is above all a practical experience of love. And with love, there are no rules.”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~
• “He prayeth best, who loveth best / All things both great and small; / For the dear God who loveth us, / He made and loveth all, ...”

Colette ~
• “I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it.”

William Congreve ~
• “Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.”
• “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.” ~ Love for Love (1695)

Emily Dickinson ~
• “I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.”
• “Love can do all but raise the dead.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky ~
• “The more I love humanity in general, the less I love man in particular.”
• “Fathers and teachers, I ponder, “What is hell?” I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”

Theodore Dreiser ~
• “I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.”

Alexandre Dumas pére ~
• “Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.”

Edna Ferber ~
• “Life cannot defeat a writer who is in love with writing; for life itself is a writer's love until death.”

Marsilio Ficino ~
• “
Artists in each of the arts seek after and care for nothing but love.

M. F. K. Fisher ~
• “People ask me: "Why do you write about food, and eating, and drinking? Why don't you write about the struggle for power and security, and about love, the way the others do?" . . . The easiest answer is to say that, like most other humans, I am hungry.”

Sigmund Freud ~
• “How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved.”
• “Psychoanalysis is in essence a cure through love.”

Robert Frost ~
• “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.”

Mahatma Gandhi ~
• “If we are to reach real
peace in this world and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children; and if they will grow up in their natural innocence, we won’t have to struggle, we won’t have to pass fruitless idle resolutions. But we shall go from love to love and peace to peace, until at last all the corners of the world are covered with that peace and love for which, consciously or unconsciously, the whole world is hungering.”
• “I’m a lover of my own liberty, and so I would do nothing to restrict yours. I simply want to please my own conscience, which is God.”
• “To see the universal and all-pervading Spirit of Truth face to face one must be able to love the meanest of creation as oneself. And a man who aspires after that cannot afford to keep out of any field of life. That is why my devotion to Truth has drawn me into the field of politics; and I can say without the slightest hesitation, and yet in all humility, that those who say that religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion means.”

Elizabeth Gaskell ~
• “There is nothing like wounded affection for giving poignancy to anger.”

Théophile Gautier ~
• “To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind.”

Khilil Gibran ~
• “Work is love made visible.”

Charlotte Perkins Gilman ~
• “Love grows by service.”

Allen Ginsberg ~
• “The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction.”

Nikki Giovanni ~
• “We love because it's the only true adventure.”

William Golding ~
• “We need more humanity, more care, more love. There are those who expect a political system to produce that; and others who expect the love to produce the system. My own faith is that the truth of the future lies between the two and we shall behave humanly and a bit humanely, stumbling along, haphazardly generous and gallant, foolishly and meanly wise until the rape of our planet is seen to be the preposterous folly that it is.” ~ Nobel Lecture, Dec. 7, 1983

Arshile Gorky ~
• “
Art must always remain earnest... Art must be serious, no sarcasm, comedy. One does not laugh at a loved one.

Jurgen Habermas ~
• “Christianity has functioned for the normative self-understanding of modernity as more than a mere precursor or a catalyst. Egalitarian universalism, from which sprang the ideas of freedom and social solidarity, of an antonomous conduct of life and emancipation, of the individual morality of conscience, human rights, and democracy, is the direct heir to the Judaic ethic of justice and the Christian ethic of love. This legacy, substantially unchanged, has been the object of continual critical appropriation and reinterpretation. To this day, there is no alternative to it. And in the light of the current challenges of a postnational constellation, we continue to draw on the substance of this heritage. Everything else is just idle postmodern talk.” ~ Conversation about God and the World. Time of transitions. Cambridge: Polity Press 2006, p. 150-151

Lorraine Hansberry ~
• “I wish to live because life has within it that which is good, that which is beautiful and that which is love. Therefore, since I have known all of these things, I have found them to be reason enough and — I wish to live. Moreover, because this is so, I wish others to live for generations and generations and generations.”

Robert Heinlein ~
• “Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
• “Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often confuses one for the other, or assumes the greater the love, the greater the jealousy. In fact they are almost incompatible; both at once produce unbearable turmoil.”

James Herriot ~
• “If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then
animals are better off than a lot of humans.”

Eric Hoffer ~
• “The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves. ... It is not love of self but hatred of self which is at the root of the troubles that afflict our world.”

belle hooks ~
• “Love is a combination of care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and trust.”
• “Genuine love is rarely an emotional space where needs are instantly gratified. To know love we have to invest time and commitment...‘dreaming that love will save us, solve all our problems or provide a steady state of bliss or security only keeps us stuck in wishful fantasy, undermining the real power of the love -- which is to transform us.’ Many people want love to function like a drug, giving them an immediate and sustained high. They want to do nothing, just passively receive the good feeling.”

Victor Hugo ~
“Life is a flower of which love is the honey.”

Elbert Hubbard ~
• “Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.”
• “He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.”
• “A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.”

Martin L. King, Jr. ~
• “If we protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, the historians will say. ‘There lived a great people - a black people - who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization.’ That is our challenge and our overwhelming responsibility.” - Montgomery, AL, 1955
“Agape is the love of God working in the lives of men. Agape is creative, understanding goodwill for all men. ... So when we talk about loving your enemies, we are talking about something of a creative, redemptive sort of love. ... Somehow the universe is on the side of all that’s moving toward justice and dignity and goodwill and respect.” Facing the Challenge of A New Age, Address Delivered at NAACP Emancipation Day Rally, 1 January 1957, Atlanta, GA
“The aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community, while the aftermath of violence is tragic bitterness.” Nonviolence and Racial Justice, 6 February 1957, Chicago, IL

Alphonse de Lamartine ~
• “To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.”

Sidney Lanier ~
• “Music is love in search of a word.”

Madeleine L'Engle ~
• “Love isn't how you feel, it's what you do.”

Aldo Leopold ~
• “That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics.”
• “Conservation is getting nowhere because it is incompatible with our Abrahamic concept of land. We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

Gaston Leroux ~
• “If I am the phantom, it is because man's hatred has made me so. If I am to be saved it is because your love redeems me.”
• “All I wanted was to be loved for myself.”

Peter Lombard ~
• “Therefore when the mind knows itself and loves itself, there remains a trinity, that is the mind, love and knowledge.”

Katharine Mansfield ~
• “Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become Love. This is the mystery. This is what I must do.”

Christopher Marlowe ~
• “Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields.” The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

W. Soumerset Maugham ~
• “We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.”

Francois Mauriac ~
• “To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.”

H. L. Mencken ~
• “Adultery is the application of democracy to love.”

Thomas Merton ~
• “Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.”
• “Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.”

Gabriela Mistral ~
• “Love beauty; it is the shadow of God on the universe.”

Claude Monet ~
• “People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love.”

Lewis Mumford ~
• “Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.”

Friedrich Nietzsche ~
• “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”

Pablo Neruda ~
• “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way.”

Blaise Pascal ~
• “The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.”

Plato ~
• “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”
• “The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.”

Lettie Cottin Pogrebin ~
“No laborer in the world is expected to work for room, board, and love - except the housewife.”

Marcel Proust ~
• “The great renunciation of old age as it prepared for death, wraps itself up in its chrysalis, which may be observed at the end of lives that are at all prolonged, even in old lovers who have lived for one another, in old friends bound by the closest ties of mutual sympathy, who, after a certain year, cease to make the necessary journey or even to cross the street to see one another, cease to correspond, and know that they will communicate no more in this world.” ~ Swann's Way

Otto Rank ~
• “Fathers and Mothers! Honor your children and love them.”

Rainer Maria Rilke ~
• “Love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other.”

Romain Rolland ~
• “One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved.”

Rumi ~
• “Explanation by the tongue makes most things clear, but love unexplained is clearer.”
• “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
• “The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.”
• “Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”

Bertram Russell ~
• “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”

Francoise Sagan ~
• “I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me is the only sensible way to love.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~
• “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”

George Bernard Shaw ~
• “First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.”

Robert Louis Stevenson ~
• “So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.”

Emanuel Swedenborg ~
• “Love consists in desiring to give what is our own to another and feeling his delight as our own.”

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin ~
• “Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution.”
• “The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”
• “A universal love is not only psychologically possible; it is the only complete and final way in which we are able to love.”
• “If there were no internal propensity to unite, even at a prodigiously rudimentary level — indeed in the molecule itself — it would be physically impossible for love to appear higher up, with us, in hominized form. ... Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world seek each other so that the world may come into being.”

Mother Teresa ~
• “We cannot all do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
• “Work without love is slavery.”
• “The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”

Leo Tolstoy ~
• “All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.”

Dylan Thomas ~
• “These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't.”

Miguel de Unamuno ~
• “There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man - that is, the more divine - the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish.”
• “It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.”

Vincent van Gogh ~
• “There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love, as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning.”
• “I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.”

Voltaire ~
• “Love truth, but pardon error.”
• “I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.”

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. ~
• “A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”
• “Many people need desperately to receive this message: ‘I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone’.”
• “Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you've got a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies -"God damn it, you've got to be kind.”

Orson Welles ~
• “We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.”

Elie Wiesel ~
• “The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.”

William Carlos Williams ~
• “What power has love but forgiveness?”

August Wilson ~
• “All you need in the world is love and laughter. That's all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other.”

Thomas Wolfe ~
• “Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.”

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