Returning violence for violence multiplies violence... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
Do you wish to be free? Then above all things, love God, love your neighbor, love one another, love the common weal; then you will have true liberty.
The main characteristic which is the proof of the indwelling Spirit is an amazing tenderness in personal dealing, and a blazing truthfulness with regard to God's Word.
Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.
It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
I need you because I love you.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world... Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.
The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
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