Hearts & Minds – Information for ChangeSM
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical
substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
– Carl Jung
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
– David Viscott
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
– Alan Watts
Old love does not rust.
– Estonian Proverb Photo of shadow couple on sand
Love sees roses without thorns.
– German Proverb
In love beggar and king are equal.
– Indian Proverb
Are we to love only those who deserve our love? Ye have heard that it hath
been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say
unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that
hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
– Matthew 5:43-45
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
– Japanese Proverb
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
– Mexican Proverb
We are made for loving. If we don’t love, we will be like plants without water.
– Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner
Love comes in all shape and sizesPeople are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be
shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind.
Think big anyway.
What you spend years building may
be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack if you help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have
and you might get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
Love understands all languages.
– Romanian Proverb
Perfect love cannot be without equality. Photo of couple walking on beach
– Scottish Proverb
All work is empty save when there is love.
– Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American writer
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
– William M. Thackeray
And now I will show you the most excellent way:
If I speak in tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give up all I possess and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient; love is kind; it does not envy; it does not boast; it is not proud. It is not rude; it is not self-seeking; it is not easily angered; it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will pass away; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection, then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.
– I Corinthians, chapter 13
The entire law is summed up in a single command, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
– Galatians 5:14 (NIV)
meeting all over againIt is love that makes the impossible possible.
– Indian Proverb
Where there is love there is no darkness.
– Burundi Proverb
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
– Anne-Sophie Swetchine
All love at first, like generous wine,
Ferments and frets until ‘tis fine;
But when ‘tis settled on the lee,
And from th’ impurer matter free,
Become the richer still the older,
And proves the pleasanter the colder.
– Samuel Butler
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
– The Book of Proverbs
*quotes compiled by and found at www.heartsandminds.org