“Love is the capacity to take care, to protect, to nourish. If you are not capable of generating that kind of energy toward yourself — if you are not capable of taking care of yourself, of nourishing yourself, of protecting yourself — it is very difficult to take care of another person.”- Thích Nhất Hạnh
“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.” - Deng Ming-Dao, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony
We are like a moon, the surface of our soul is cratered with reminders of the impact our lives encountered with others along our journey, we have a bright and a dark side, while our shape never really changes, we appear to change dramatically by the perspective of how others see us and the light reflected on us.
“Tell me the story.. About how the sun loved the moon so much.. That she died every night.. Just to let him breathe...” - Hanako Ishii
“I want to be in love with you the same way I am in love with the moon with the light shining out of its soul.” - Sanober Khan See your soul as a globe of reflecting light.
“Real knowledge is to know and compassionately understand the extent of everyone’s ignorance.” – David Scott
“Nothing glows brighter than the heart awakened to the light of love that lives within it.” - Guy Finley
"The opposite of love is not hate; it's indifference." — Elie Wiesel
"Love is the hardest habit to break and the most difficult to satisfy." — Drew Barrymore
“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”-Jim Morrison
“Love in such a way, as the person you love feels free.” Thich Nhat Hanh
“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”— Eleanor Roosevelt
“Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.”— Leo Buscaglia
“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle
“The greater the capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.” – Jennifer Aniston
“You know it is love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”— Julia Roberts
“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.”— Henry Miller
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” - Elbert Hubbard
“Love needs great courage. It needs great courage because it needs the sacrifice of the ego.” - Osho
“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” - Khalil Gibran
“In true love, you attain freedom.” - Thich Nhat Hanh
“If love appears, boundaries will disappear.” - Osho
“We will never know the good a simple smile will do. Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." – Mother Theresa
"I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much." – Mother Theresa
"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." – Mother Theresa
“Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.”
"Some people will not love you regardless of what you do. Other people will love you regardless of what you do. Go towards the love "
“What love we’ve given, we’ll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.”- Leo Buscaglia
Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”– Albert Camus
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” - Donna Roberts
“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”- Wayne Dyer
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” - Marcel Proust
Affection is when you see someone’s strengths; love is when you accept someone’s flaws.
Don’t choose the one who is beautiful to the world, choose the one who makes your world beautiful.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao-Tzu
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. – Sam Keen
Do what you did in the beginning of the relationship and there won’t be an end. - Anthony Robbins
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
“When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.”
"Never go in search of love, go in search of life and life will find you the love you seek."
"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread." - Mother Teresa
“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.” ~Marianne Williamson
"Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great Love," - Mother Teresa
"Love me when I least deserve it because that is when I really need it."
"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love." ~ Mother Teresa
"What you love, you empower and what you fear, you empower and what you empower, you attract ~ unknown
"Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting." ~Mother Teresa
"At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by 'I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was naked and you clothed me, I was homeless and you took me in.' Hungry not only for bread - but hungry for love. Naked not only for clothing - but naked for human dignity and respect. Homeless not only for want of a room of bricks - but homeless because of rejection." ~Mother Teresa
You are like a candle. Imagine you are sending light out all around you. All your words, thoughts and actions are going in many directions. If you say something kind, your kind words go in many directions, and you yourself go with them. We are ...transforming and continuing in a different form at every moment. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
"I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world." ~ Mother Teresa
"To love is just a choice. We choose love or we choose fear. We cannot serve two master."
“Everyone says love hurts, but that is not true. Loneliness hurts. Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Envy hurts. Everyone gets these things confused with love, but in reality love is the only thing in this world that covers up all pain and makes someone feel wonderful again. Love is the only thing in this world that does not hurt.” Liam Neeson
"Love is the absence of judgment." – Dalai Lama
You don’t find love, it finds you. Anyone can love you when the sun is shining, but it is in the storms that you find who truly cares for you. Think for a moment and be grateful for someone, perhaps an animal that has stood beside you when your flame was out and relit that fire within you.”
Love is when you look deeply in someone’s eyes and see everything you need.
Drown your ego with love.
"Love today is usually 'I love you and I want you to make me happy,' genuine love is 'I love you and I want you to be happy."
"Don't chase love. Don't chase fame. Don't chase money. Chase being the best version of yourself and those things will chase you."
"The couples that are meant to be are the ones that go through everything possible meant to tear them apart and yet come out stronger."
“Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.”- Osho
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."--Maya Angelou
"Everyone is trying to find the right person but not be the right person"
The things that we love tell us what we are. Thomas Aquinas
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. Maya Angelou
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu
“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” ― Maya Angelou
Instead of how do I make someone love me and say how do I let someone love me.
“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them”― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island
If you seek peace, be still. If you seek wisdom, be silent. If you seek love, be yourself.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. —Mother Teresa
"I like people I can have comfortable silence with"
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” – Dahlia Lama
"Talk and spend time with people that make you see the world differently."
"Learn to love yourself first, instead of loving the idea of people loving you."
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
Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance. - Oscar Wilde
Two things everyone seeks in communications.. "Did you hear me and did what I say matter."
"Operate from your heart and not your hurt."
"Perhaps the biggest mistake I made in the past was that I believed love was about finding the right person. In reality, love is about becoming the right person. Don’t look for the person you want to spend your life with. Become the person you want to spend your life with."