Quotes on Love

Quotes on Love

“Never be ashamed of how much you love, or how quickly you fall. Love fully, love completely, but most importantly, love naturally – and don’t you ever apologize for it. Don’t ever be sorry for loving the way your heart knows.”
~ unknown

“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“To love is to recognize yourself in another.”
~ Eckhart Tolle

“We can only love what we know, and we can never know completely what we do not love. Love is a mode of knowledge.”
~ Aldous Huxley

“The more you understand, the more you love; the more you love, the more you understand. They are two sides of one reality. The mind of love and the mind of understanding are the same.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“The unawakened mind (the home of ego-self) would try and convince you that it’s not worth the risk to open up your heart fully to love because you’ll only experience pain. It will remind you of the times you were hurt by love in the past. It will tell you that the heart is useless because it is so vulnerable. To the mind that is not aligned with the heart, it would be best to live life with walls built around your feelings and emotions and so protect the heart from being wounded. But that’s not the way love works. Love cannot thrive under those conditions. Love longs to give all that it has, to disregard the logic of the controlling mind, and take the risk that it may suffer pain. Everybody needs somebody to love. And everybody needs to be loved. It’s the cry of humanity. It’s why we’re here. It’s what connects us to every living thing, to the divine, and to each other.”
~ Daniel Nielsen

“Few perfectionists can tell the difference between love and approval. Perfectionism is so widespread in this culture that we actually have had to invent another word for love. “Unconditional love,” we say. Yet, all love is unconditional. Anything else is just approval.”
~ Rachel Naomi Remen

“You think attention is love and that’s why you suffer so deeply.”
~ The Better Man Project

“Although I may try to describe Love, When I experience it, I am speechless.”
~ Rumi

“Love is the meeting of two souls, fully accepting the dark and light within each other bound by the courage to grow through struggle into bliss.”
~ unknown

“Anyone can love someone because, but to love someone despite, to know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
~ Patrick Rothfuss

“You need power, only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done.”
~ Charlie Chaplin

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“More than a way of loving, the heart may be a way of experiencing life, the capacity to know a fundamental connection to others and see them whole…the opening of the heart seems to go far beyond love to an experience of belonging which heals our most profound wounds. When people look at others in this way, the connection they experience makes it a simpler thing to forgive, to have compassion, to serve, and to love.
~ Rachel Naomi Remen

“Fear says,
Show me and I will trust you
Love says,
Trust me and I will show you”
~ unknown

“Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you.”
~ Eckart Tolle

“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.”
~ Rumi

“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only with what you are expecting to give — which is everything.”
~ Katharine Hepburn

“Every event in life, both good and bad, becomes an opportunity to learn, to grow and to expand our capacity to love.  Because all that we have, all that we are, is a gift of love freely given by All That Is so that we may learn to share that love with others.”
~ unknown

“Soul-deep intimacy is part of the human love experience. And it has a profound purpose beyond what most think…. Your focus is not really on your own pleasure. It’s all about your partner. And it will change you forever if you choose to go down this path. That’s because once you take your eyes off yourself, the floodgates of the soul fling wide open and your heart is set free…..If you decide to step out of the shadows and choose to become vulnerable by exposing your naked heart to the one who calls to your soul, a whole new world will open to you.
Soul-deep intimacy beckons you to become a student of the heart, leaving behind the lower ways of ego-self and embracing the higher plane of divine unconditional love. What you will experience may transcend everything you ever thought you knew about love and passion, if you allow it to.”
~ Daniel Nielsen

“She is strong, but not in the way people think. She loves more than she will ever get back and she knows it…Yet she loves anyway.”
~ J.M. Storm

“Real love begins when nothing is expected in return.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“To be alone with yourself is to be alone. To be in the company of others is to be alone together. The only time you are not alone is when you forget yourself and reach out in love — the lines of self-blur, and just for a wild, flickering moment, you experience the miracle of other. And now you know the secret.”
~ Vera Nazarian

“There are laws of our inner world that bind each of us as firmly as gravity, beliefs we carry about ourselves and about life in general that we experience as true in all conditions and at all times. A feeling of personal unworthiness is one such inner law. One moment of unconditional love may call into question a lifetime of feeling unworthy and invalidate it.”
~ Rachel Naomi Remen

“I believe that we are put here in human form to decipher the hieroglyphs of love and suffering. And, there is no degree of love or intensity of feeling that does not bring with it the possibility of a crippling hurt. But, it is a duty to take that risk and love without reserve or defense.”
~ Allen Ginsberg

See also: Quotes on RelationshipQuotes on Self-Love, and Quotes on Commitment

Image: Adapted from original image by Subbotina Anna

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