Inspirational Quotes about Love

Your understanding of truth is in direct relation to your ability to love. When I speak of love it is not about “special love” where one individual or individuals are loved more than or over others. When I speak of love, it is an all-encompassing, all-inclusive, non-divisible love.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 50

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Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person; it is an attitude, an orientation of character that 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. Yet, most people believe that love is constituted by the object, not by the faculty. In fact, they even believe that it is proof of the intensity of their love when they do not love anybody except the “loved” person. This is the same fallacy, which we have already mentioned above. Because one does not see that love is an activity, a power of the soul, one believes that all that is necessary to find is the right object – and that everything goes by itself afterward. This attitude can be compared to that of a man who wants to paint but who, instead of learning the art, claims that he has just to wait for the right object, and that he will paint beautifully when he finds it. If I can say to somebody else, “I love you,” I must be able to say, “I love in you everybody, I love through you the world, I love in you also myself.” (2) inspirational quote - end

– Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving

Cited in You Have Chosen to Remember, p. 50-51

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As you allow love to fill more aspects of your life, the truth of who you are will become clearer. The more you are able to share and extend love, the more you will be able to see and experience truth. Both love and truth are boundless. To try and use words to define such energies would be to try and establish boundaries around All That Is.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 51

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We all have so many possible occasions for loving and yet there is so little demonstrated love in the world. People are dying alone, crying alone. Children are being abused and elderly people are spending their final days without tenderness and love. In a world where there is such an obvious need for demonstrated love, it is well to realize the enormous power we do have to help and heal people in our lives with nothing more complicated than an outstretched hand or a warm hug. Day’s end is a good time to reflect on what you have done to make the world a better, more caring and loving place. If nothing springs to mind night after night, this can also be an excellent time to consider how you can change the world for the better. You need not perform monumental acts, but act on the simple things which are easily accomplished: the phone call you have not made, the note you have put off writing, the kindness you have failed to acknowledge. When it comes to giving love, the opportunities are unlimited and we are all gifted. (10)inspirational quote - end

– Leo Buscaglia, Born for Love

Cited in You Have Chosen to Remember, p. 103

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The message was “Love me for who I Am, not for what I might say, look like, or do.” In that moment I found myself loving Him not for what He was saying, not for what he looked like, and not for what he was doing. I loved the Christ in Him, who He in truth, is. He is like us, and we are all God’s children. That is what I loved about Him. It had nothing to do with what He can say or do, and nothing he says or does changes anything about the truth in Him. Just as I believe that nothing anyone on this planet can do or say can change the truth of who that person is.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 161-162

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In Kahlil Gibran’s book “Jesus the Son of Man,” Kahlil discusses the concept that the “stranger” you see is much more like you than you realize, and the more understanding you receive, the more these so-called differences or barriers fall. Gibran explains this concept using an example of Peter’s recollection of Jesus talking to him. Jesus says:

Your neighbor is your other self dwelling behind a wall. In understanding, all walls shall fall down. Who knows but that your neighbor is your better self, wearing another body? See that you love him as you would love yourself. He too is the manifestation of the Most High, whom you do not know. Your neighbor is a field where the springs of your hope walk in their green garments, and where the winters of your desire dream of snowy heights. I would have you love your neighbor even as I have loved you.”

Then I asked Him saying, “How can I love a neighbor who loves me not, and who covets my property? One who would steal my possessions?”

And He answered, “When you are plowing and your manservant is sowing the seed behind you, would you stop and look backward and put to flight a sparrow feeding upon a few of your seeds? Should you do this, you were not worthy of the riches of your harvest.”

When Jesus had said this, I was ashamed and was silent. But I was not in fear, for He smiled upon me. (26) inspirational quote - end

– Kahlil Gibran, Jesus Son of Man

Cited in You Have Chosen to Remember, p. 189-190

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People themselves are great guideposts and often show us where we are. They act as mirrors to show us something about ourselves. The degree to which people love, support, and acknowledge us is in direct relation to the degree to which we have learned to love, support and acknowledge ourselves. For when we acknowledge that we are worthy of love, we open the door to it, and it is by opening the door that we let others in.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 243

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You have many lovers, and yet I alone love you. Other men love themselves in your nearness. I love you in yourself. Other men see a beauty in you that shall fade away sooner than their own years. But I see in you a beauty that shall not fade away, and in the autumn of your days that beauty shall not be afraid to gaze at itself in the mirror, and it shall not be offended. I alone love the unseen in you. (34) – (Jesus talking to Mary Magdalene) inspirational quote - end

– Kahlil Gibran

Cited in You Have Chosen to Remember, p. 247

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Footnotes / Acknowledgments

Every effort has been made to provide accurate source attribution. Should any attribution be found to be incorrect, the author welcomes written documentation supporting correction for subsequent printings. For material not in the public domain, selection was made according to generally accepted fair-use standards and practices.

(2). Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving, Copyright 2000 (Perennial Publishing).

(10). Leo Buscaglia, Born for Love: Reflections on Loving, Copyright 1992 (Random House).

(26). Kahlil Gibran, Jesus the Son of Man: His Words and His Deeds as Told and Recorded By Those Who Knew Him, Copyright 1995 (Knopf).

(34). Kahlil Gibran, Jesus the Son of Man: His Words and His Deeds as Told and Recorded By Those Who Knew Him, Copyright 1995 (Knopf).

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