The Best Love Quotes – 28 Quotes on Love

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Of all the content we feature here on Momscape – all the essays, the articles, the product picks, even the coupons, the freebies and the giveaways, do you know what people come here searching for the most?

Quotes.

And being a bit of a quote collector myself, I think that is just lovely.

We have a few collections of quotes already, but – in the interest of all you seekers of higher truth – or a pithy quotation for your scrapbooking pages, we’re going to be serving up a fresh batch of good quotes every now and again.


Here are 28 of our favorite quotes about LOVE:

“The best way to know God is to love many things.”
Vincent van Gogh

“The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others.”
Vincent Van Gogh

“To love would be an awfully big adventure.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
Mother Teresa

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude.”
I Corinthians

“To love another person is to see the face of God.”
Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

“And, in the end
The love you take
is equal to the love you make.”
Paul McCartney

“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. “
I John

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

“Where there is love there is life.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
Dr. Seuss

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Lao Tzu

“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.”
Agatha Christie

“Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.”
Zora Neale Hurston

“When they asked me what I loved most about life, I smiled and said, ‘You.’”
Unknown

“Love is the only satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.”
Erich Fromm

“If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don’t have it, no matter what else there is, it’s not enough.”
Ann Landers

“How Wonderful Life is Now You’re in the World”
Moulin Rouge

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”
Plato

“Do all things with love.”
Og Mandino

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
A. A. Milne

“If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.”
Emmet Fox

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”
Victor Hugo

“People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.”
John Harrigan

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
Brandi Snyder

“I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.”
Roy Croft

“Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.”
Gary Zukav

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The Power of Failure: 10 Great Quotes on Learning From Your Mistakes

Many of our favorite quotes have something to do with overcoming the fear of failure. Here are ten of the best:

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” Elbert Hubbard

“The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.” Leo F. Buscaglia

“We overestimate the event and underestimate the process. Every fulfilled dream occurred because of dedication to the process.” John Maxwell.

“Failure is a signpost to turn you in another direction.”
Oprah Winfrey

“Good people are good because they have come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom through success.” William Saroyan

“While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other person is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.”
Henry Link

“When we give ourselves permission to fail, we at the same time give ourselves permission to excel.”
Eloise Ristad

“Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen

“I failed my way to success.”
Thomas Edison

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What are your favorite quotes?

Martin Luther King Quotes

9 Quotes From Martin Luther King Jr As They Apply Today
by Stephanie J. McWilliams

In honor of this country’s great spiritual leader, take time today to reflect on the following nine quotes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Allow his vast wisdom to resonate in your own life so that you may experience more fullness, richness and juiciness in the year to come!

1. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Positive situations can spring only from optimism. Peace will never be established through war. And inner-peace will never be created through negative self-talk.

So many of us are kind to others, yet are cruel dictators internally. Practice speaking gently to yourself this week, like you would to a sweet, innocent child. Be compassionate and understanding. Be encouraging, excited, and joyful about all that you dream. It is only through a loving approach that the true enjoyment and richness of life can be embraced.

2. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

Action is the missing step in so many peoples’ journey. Most of us know what we should be doing, yet do not live in alignment with those goals. Stepping into integrity, and moving forward energetically, by taking action - any action – is vital. Without movement, there is stagnancy. Nothing can change when standing still.

So take a leap. Make a decision about something small this week that you’ve been putting off. Once you take those first brave steps, life has a beautiful way of illuminating the road just ahead. With each step forward, the path will be revealed and your journey will unfold.

3. “Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.”

So often we get sidetracked in this country, and only hold the end-results of our endeavors in high-regard. But quite often I meet clients that are very outwardly successful and financially abundant…yet spiritually bankrupt. Many people are so focused on the prize that they’ll do anything to get there, forgetting to stop along the way to play, reflect, be grateful and smell the roses.

If we lived in a world where the only thing that was of any importance was in fact your intention, your awareness, your kindness or your faith, how would you stack up? What grade would you give you in the school of life?

The same principle applies in feng shui. It is not as important that your home look beautiful, but how it got to be that way. That you have reverence when cleaning. That you dance when decorating. That you smile as you rearrange. Focus instead on how you’re BEING, rather than all you’re DOING… and you’ll be doing great!

4. “The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.”

We tend to make choices about our lives in terms of physical well-being over spiritual well-being. We want to live long lives, and we have doctors and hospitals and drug companies to support those goals. But what if we were just as tenacious about our own joy and laughter? What if we fought to have meaning and love? What if we would do anything to feel passion, pleasure and playfulness each and every day?

The desire for longevity is based on fear. The other is based on love. In what ways can you begin to live a long and LOVING life? Bringing in even the smallest twinkling of lightness to your day will go a lot farther for your health and longevity than a trip to the doctor…

5. “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

When clients come to me frustrated or depressed, it’s usually because they have shifted their perspective inward, wallowing in the details of their own life. I’ve been there many times myself, as the human brain has a sneaky way of putting each of us as the center of our own little Universe. And while that seems like it would be a great thing, it also can wreak havoc.

When we shift our focus onto others, we not only get the experience of helping a fellow human being, but we also realize that we are not alone, others share the same struggles (or oftentimes, worse ones, and that the things we’re fixated on might really not be that important after all.

This outward focus also can bring a deep sense of satisfaction. When we live only for ourselves, there is a hollowness that develops. By holding to what we know to be true, and shining our lights for others to see, we not only enrich our own lives, but make a difference in the world – and this sort of experience always reaps far greater rewards than those done solely for our own gain. When you learn to light another’s lantern, you are also illuminating your path as well.

6. “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

We tend to see ourselves as individuals, separate from the whole. We get concerned with our own needs, our own injustices, our own struggles, and our own desires. But if you look around, we are all completely interdependent. Every bite of food, piece of clothing, or car you drive has likely been touched by hundreds of other people. Unless we’re living off the grid, every move we make is linked to lots of other folks.

The same interconnectedness is found on an interpersonal level. Every time you meet another, you’re making an impact — either positive or negative. Every smile, grimace, compliment or hug ripples out into your home, your community…and eventually, the planet. Only when we begin to see each other as united, as cells of a greater being, as our very own selves, will we experience peace throughout the planet. Let it begin with you.

7. “We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.”

Dr. King expresses here a most important principle in the manifesting of any dream. Whatever we focus on, becomes bigger — and unfortunately we have a media that fixates on scandal, crime, violence and poverty. Take a look in your own life, your own struggles… Have the things you worry about most come to pass? Are the challenges you face those that you reflected on?

Take a look also at your triumphs. Were they things that you talked about, dreamed about or wrote about?

This week take a look at your wish list. How can you keep your eyes on THAT prize, and less on your worries? Where can you live “as if” your dreams already have come true, rather than grumbling about your displeasures? Where can you find room for improvement, and making loving steps to revel in all the good?

8. “Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”

So… Are you a follower or a leader? Do you take what everyone tells you as truth… your parents, the papers, the priests and the politicians? Have you taken time to as YOU what you think? Have you put your hand on your own belly and sat in that silence, listening to the quiet wisdom within? Did someone once tell you you weren’t pretty enough? Smart enough? Creative enough? Driven enough? Tall enough to have what you really want?

If so, where can you begin to take back your power and find your own voice and set your own path? Where can your spirit begin to whisper in your ear? Where can you find your own beautiful answers?

9. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

In a world full of flashy cars, high-profile celebrities, plastic surgery and get-rich-quick schemes, it’s easy to lose sight on the deeper aspects of the human spirit. When we judge  ourselves or others  on their appearance, status, age, ability or wealth, we lose sight of the truly beautiful parts of each one of our souls. Every person on this planet has a story, has hopes, has fears and has a heart if we open our eyes to see it.

If you’re only walking through the surface of life, I challenge you to go deeper. Take time out of your busy schedule to make eye-contact, flash a smile, or offer a hand to your fellow man. Stop to ask your children what their lives are like, what they’re scared of, and what they long for. Ask your mate what they most want more of from you, and ask your neighbors how you can help.

Living solely on the surface makes for a very brittle life. So go deep, go deep… and go a bit deeper. There you’ll find the gold….

Copyright (c) 2009 Stephanie McWilliams

Stephanie McWilliams is the host of HGTV’s “Fun Shui”. She is a success coach, health counselor, interior designer and feng shui consultant with a booming practice in NYC. She travels the country teaching, speaking and working one-on-one with clients. To learn more about Stephanie’s coaching, design or feng shui services & products, receive her free weekly e-zine “My Cup of Chi” and get lots of free goodies, visit her website at EvolvingArts.com

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