Love Learn & Play Quotes

Baha’u’llah
Baha'i prophet
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“They have said: ‘Love is a light that never dwelleth in a heart possessed by fear.’”

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Augustine of Hippo
Christian saint
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“Once for all, then, a short precept is given you: Love, and do what you will: whether you hold your peace, through love hold your peace; whether you cry out, through love cry out; whether you correct, through love correct; whether you spare, through love do you spare: let the root of love be within, of this root can nothing spring but what is good.”

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The Dhammapada
Buddhist scripture
Love

“Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.”

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Erich Fromm
The Art of Loving Social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, philosopher 1900-1980
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“Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person; it is an attitude, an orientation of character which determines the relatedness of a person to the world as a whole, not toward one ‘object’ of love. If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to the rest of his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment or an enlarged egotism.”

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Erich Fromm
The Art of Loving Social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, philosopher 1900-1980
Love

“In brotherly love there is the experience of union with all men, of human solidarity, of human at-onement. Brotherly love is based on the experience that we are all one. The differences in talents, intelligence, knowledge are negligible in comparison with the identity of the human core common to all men.”

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Arthur Zajonc
American Physicist
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“Our true relationships in life are never to the material side of things. Reflect for a moment and you will recognize that you love your child or your garden or a poem because you have worked your way through its exteriority to an interior relationship with it.”

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Teresa of Avila
Christian saint
Love

“We cannot know whether or not we love God, although there are strong indications for recognizing that we do love Him; but we can know whether we love our neighbor.”

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C.S. Lewis
Christian theologian and writer
Love

“[L]ove [is] the Divine energy. This primal love is Gift-love. In God there is no hunger that needs to be filled, only plenteousness that desires to give.”

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Ibn Al ‘Arabi
Islamic scholar and mystic
Love

“I follow the religion of Love: whatever way Love's camels take, that is my religion and my faith.”

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Jonathan Sacks
British Orthodox Rabbi and author
Love

“A creed that tells us that we are no more than selfish genes, with nothing in principle to separate us from the animals, in a society whose strongest motivators are money and success, in a universe that came into existence for no reason whatsoever and for no reason will one day cease to be, will never speak as strongly to the human spirit as one that tells us we are in the image and likeness of God in a universe he created in love.”

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The Analects
Confucian Text
Love

"To rank the effort above the prize may be called love." (6:20)

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George E. Vaillant
psychoanalyst and research psychiatrist
Love

“The 75 years and 20 million dollars spent on the [Harvard Study of Adult Development] points to a straightforward five-word conclusion, Happiness is love. Full stop.”

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Tyler J. VanderWeele, Ph.D.
Director of the Harvard Human Flourishing Program
Love

“While the term ‘love’ means different things to different people, in much theological writing, it is understood as a desire for and/or commitment to the good of the other. That seeking of the other’s good, in childhood (and arguably throughout life), is very powerful. In addition to the actions that promote the good of the beloved, that experience of love affirms the person’s intrinsic value and worth. It establishes a bond. It fulfills one of the deepest human yearnings for connection with others. It is no wonder, then, that the experience of love appears to affect so many health and well-being outcomes."

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Richard Rorty
philosopher and atheist
Love

“My sense of the holy is bound up with the hope that some day my remote descendants will live in a global civilization in which love is pretty much the only law.”

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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
French Jesuit priest, scientist, and philosopher
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“The day will come when, after harnessing the ether, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”

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