Real Live Preacher: Love

“You can’t love anyone until you understand that you can’t love everyone.”

Real Live Preacher

The More You Live, the More You Love

The More You Live, the More You Love (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Bernard Iddings Bell: To love

Love Truly Romance

Love Truly Romance (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“To love is not a passive thing. To love is active voice. When I love I do something, I function, I give. I do not love in order that I may be loved back again, but for the creative joy of loving. And every time I do so love I am freed, at least a little, by the outgoing of love, from enslavement to that most intolerable of master, myself.”
—Bernard Iddings Bell

Petrarch: Love life

Portrait of Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374), It...

Portrait of Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374), Italian poet and humanist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.”
Petrarch.

St. Paul: Love

folio 950 recto of the codex with text of 1 Co...

folio 950 recto of the codex with text of 1 Corinthians 1;1-21 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
—Bible, Paul, 1 Corinthians, 13: 4-7.

Sam Keen: Questions

Sam Keen

Sam Keen (Photo credit: Igal Koshevoy)

“What shapes our lives are the questions we ask, refuse to ask, or never think to ask. ”
Sam Keen

Sting: Love

Sting at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival for th...

Sting at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival for the premiere of Duncan Jones’s film Moon. Photographer’s blog post about this event. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I think love has something to do with allowing a person you claim to love to enter a larger arena than the one you create for them. ”
Sting.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Love

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe at age 69

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“Love does not dominate; it cultivates. ”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.