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Peace, Love, Compassion, Tolerance

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Love

There is a land of the living and a land of the dead, and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.
(Thornton Wilder, American playwright, 1897-1975)
 
The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
(Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and playwright, 1854-1900)
 
To fall in love is an easy thing, but to stay in love is the most difficult thing,
because love is not a play.
(William Shakespeare, English playwright and poet, 1564-1616)
 
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
(Arne Garborg, Norwegian author and politician, 1851-1924)
 
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
(Mother Teresa, 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, 1910-1997)
 
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
(Peter Ustinov, English author, actor and producer, 1921-2004)
 
Love lives on hope, and dies when hope is dead; it is a flame which sinks for lack of fuel.
(Pierre Corneille, French playwright, 1606-1684)
 
Little deeds of kindness,
little words of love,
make our earth an Eden
like the heaven above.
(Julia A. Fletcher Carney, English poet, 1823-1908)
 
We never know the love of our parents for us until we have become parents.
(Henry Ward Beecher, American anti slavery activist, 1813-1887)
 
There is more hunger for love in this world than for bread.
(Mother Teresa, 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, 1910-1997)
 
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
(Jonathan Swift, Irish writer, 1667-1745)
 
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
(Karl Menninger, American psychiatrist, 1893-1990)
 
A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
(Saint Basil the Great, catholic bishop, 329-379)
 
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength;
loving someone deeply gives you courage.
(Lao-Tzu, Chinese Taoist philosopher, ca. 600 B.C.)
 
To work in the world lovingly means that we are defining what we will be for,
rather than reacting to what we are against.
(Christina Baldwin, American spiritual writer)
 
After the verb 'to love', 'to help' is the most beautiful verb in the world.
(Bertha von Suttner, American peace activist and writer, 1905 Nobel Peace Prize, 1843-1914)
 
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
Loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
(Victor Hugo, Franch poet and novelist, 1802-1885)
 
It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving.
(Buddha)
 
Immature love says 'I love you because I need you'.
Mature love says 'I need you because I love you'.
(Erich Fromm, German psycho-analist, 1900-1980)
 
Man must evolve for all human conflichts a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
(Lao-Tzu, Chinese Taoist philosopher, ca. 600 B.C.)
 
People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.
(Louise Hay, American spiritual writer)
 
Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defences of peace.
(U. Thant, secretary-general of the UN, 1909-1974)
 
Smile at each other - it doesn't matter who it is - and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.
(Mother Teresa, 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, 1910-1997)
 
Love is not a matter of counting the years; it's making the years count.
('Wolfman' Jack Smith, American DJ, 1939-1995)
 
Love cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment,
and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
(Barbara de Angelis, American spiritual writer)
 
Treasure the love you receive above all.  It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished.
(Og Mandino, American writer, 1923-1996)
 
To love another person is to see the face of God.
(Victor Hugo, French poet and novelist, 1802-1885)
 
Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French poet and aviator, 1900-1944)
 
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
(Elie Wiesel, 1986 Nobel Peace Prize, born 1928)
 
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
(Denis Waitley, American motivational writer)
 
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
(Buddha)
 
It is the experience of living that is important, not searching for meaning.
We bring meaning by how we love the world.
(Bernie S. Siegel, American spiritual writer)
 
If you wish to be brothers, let the arms fall off your hands.  One cannot love while holding arms.
(Paul VI, catholic pope, 1897-1978)
 
The days are too short even for love.  How can there be enough time for quarreling ?
(Margaret Gatty, English author, 1809-1873)
 
The extent of your cosciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains.
(Ken Carey, American author)
 
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
(Stendhal, French writer, 1783-1842)