Love is the answer to the final question you ask.
Divine love, unutterable and perfect, flows into a pure soul the way that light rushes into a transparent object. The more love that it finds, the more that it gives itself; so that, as we grow clear and open, the more complete the joy of loving is. And, the more souls who resonate together, the greater the intensity of their love, for, mirror-like, each soul reflects the other's.
Ever it has been that love knows not its own depth till the hour of separation.
Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.
For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation...so we must not forget, when we love, that we are beginners, bunglers of life, apprentices in love and must learn love...
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
with spiritual lessons to be learned from each...
but rather, by the number of events that take your breath away.
Intelligence and imagination are the ultimate aphrodisiacs...
And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make...
Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness the energy of love, and then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will discover fire.
It is wrong to think that Love comes from long companionship or persevering courtship.
it will not be created in years or even generations.
You are my sympathy — my better self, my good angel — I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely — a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart — it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of my life, wraps my existence about you — and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
More Love Quotes
~*~ QUOTES ON LIFE ~*~
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ideals that lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been kindness, beauty, and truth.
~~ Albert Einstein
You are a child of the Universe, no less than the moon and the stars;
you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should.
~~ Max Ehrmann
Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality — not as we expect it to be, but as it is — is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily; that there can really be life only where there is, in just this sense, love.
~~ Frederick Buechner
It is no more surprising to be born twice than once, everything in nature is resurrection.
The past is to learn from and not to live in.
~~ Richard L. Evans
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit.
The second rule is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
Peace can come only as a consequence of universal enlightenment.
~~ Nicola Tesla
Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.
If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life,
your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
~~ Edgar Allan Poe
But all what I have learned in this life has lead to this point in time,
and that is LOVE is all that matters, to love unconditionally.
You may say, "But how I can I love that person that did this harm to me?"
To answer that is to ask what lesson did you learn from that harm...
And the next answer is, when you look at this person that hurt you,
look past his/her physical body and see the soul/spirit/essence, in that person
and know that they are beings of love and light as you are...
They may not be aware of it, but you are, and that is all that is needed
for you to see that light shining within them...
And know that one day they too will see that light within themselves and forgive themselves...
What you think, you do... What you feel, you attract...
What you imagine, you become...
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
~~ Anne Frank
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
~~ W.H. Auden
Far away there in the sky are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they lead.
~~ Louisa May Alcott
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
~~ Anais Nin
Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.
~~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived — this is to have succeeded.
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Out beyond ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
Wisdom is not in words. Wisdom is meaning within words.
~~ Kahlil Gibran, from "Mirrors of the Soul"
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
~~ Carl Jung
Though you tie a hundred knots, the string remains one.
In the mountains of truth you never climb in vain.
~~ Friedrich Nietzsche
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
~~ Henry David Thoreau
There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.
~~ Elie Wiesel
Whether you think you can or think you can't — you are right.
~~ Henry Ford
Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts.
It's what you do with what you have left.
~~ Hubert Humphrey
You can't see the light in others until you see it in yourself.
Once you see it in yourself, there is no one in whom you do not see the light.
It does not matter if they see it or not. You know it's there.
And it is the light you address when you speak to them.
~~ Paul Ferrini
Forgiveness is the bridge that brings illusion to the truth,
that provides the escape passage out of illusion entirely.
Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that.
~~ Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire
There never shall be one lost good.
All we have willed or hoped or dreamed of good shall exist.
~~ Robert Browning
Of all the sorrows that afflict mankind, the bitterest is thus: to have consciousness of much, but control over nothing.
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
~~ Gail Sheehy
It is never to late to be what you might have been.
~~ George Elliot
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
~~ Bertolt Brecht
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly
~~ Richard Bach
Your soul is the development of your spirit through life's experiences.
~~ Jim Dopp
You are born with three things: intelligence, endurance and the opportunity to build integrity. You decide how much intelligence and endurance you are going to use. You build integrity every single day with the choices you make.
~~ Bob Kerrey
Become who you are.
The world is but a canvas to the imagination.
~~ Henry David Thoreau
We are all wanderers on this earth. Our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams.
~~ Gypsy proverb
More Quotes on Life
~*~ HUMOROUS QUOTES ~*~
Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation, the other eight are unimportant.
~~ Hunter S. Thompson
Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.
~~ Rita Mae Brown
Life is full of little surprises.
Oh no, not deja-vu again. Oh no, not deja-vu again. Oh no...
That which doesn't kill me makes me stranger.
Go Lemmings Go!
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
~~ Katherine Hepburn
UFO's are an outreach program for the consciousness impaired.
~~ Dr. John Mack
Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change...
"I hate men!" she says as she goes back for more.
~~ Katie Shulte
The most universally accepted form of insanity is love.
~~ Sigmund Freud
Love is like barreling over the frozen tundra in a snowmobile, which tips over, trapping you underneath... At night, the ice weasels come...
~~ Matt Groening
I've looked at love from both sides now —
But I still like it on top best.
~~ Jim Rosenberg
I feel sure that no girl would go to the altar if she knew all.
~~ Queen Victoria
Ask her to wait a moment — I am almost done.
~~ Carl Friedrich Gauss, while working, when informed that his wife is dying
I'm not shooting for a successful relationship at this point. I am just looking for something that will prevent me from throwing myself in front of a bus. I'm keeping my expectations very,very low. Basically, I'm just looking for a mammal. That's my bottom line, and I'm really very flexible on that, too.
If you sell your soul for love, make sure you get a receipt.
I was in bed one night when my boyfriend Ernie said, "How come you never tell me when you're having an orgasm?"
I said to him, "Ernie, you're never around."
~~ Bette Midler
My wife's been faking her orgasms, in front of my friends.
~~ Tony Daro
Sexual therapists think the whole problem is we don't communicate enough. Dr. Ruth says as women we should tell our lovers how to make love to us. My boyfriend goes nuts if I tell him how to drive!
~~ Pam Stone
Sometimes I think if there was a third sex men wouldn't get so much as a glance from me.
~~ Amanda Vail
To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers form not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy one must love, or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness. Are you getting this down?
~~ Woody Allen
In the race for love, I was scratched.
~~ Joan Davis
The most important thing in a relationship between a man and a woman is that one of them must be good at taking orders.
~~ Linda Festa
Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig
and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.
~~ Matt Groening
Then Q met Lorena — after which he was known as O.
Rule number one: The woman makes the rules
Rule number two: When in doubt about the rules, see rule number one.
No man ever told a woman she talked too much while she was telling him how wonderful he is.
Winston You Are Drunk. ~~ Lady Astor
Yes my dear, but you are ugly, and in the morning I shall be sober. ~~ Winston Churchill
If you were my husband, I'd poison your tea. ~~ Lady Astor
Madam, if I were your husband, I'd drink it! ~~ Winston Churchill
Nothing spoils the taste of peanut butter like unrequited love.
~~ Charlie Brown (Charles Shultz)
I believe in dragons, good men, and other fantasy creatures.
Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy.
~~ Henry Kissinger
Women's Quote of the Day
Men are like a fine wine They all start out like grapes and it's our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something with which you'd like to have dinner with.Men's Counter-Quote of the Day
Women are like fine wine They all start out fresh fruity and intoxicating to the mind and then turn full-bodied with age until they go all sour and vinegary and give you a headache.
By the time you swear you're his,
Shivering and sighing,
And he vows his passion is
Infinite, undying —
Lady, make a note of this:
One of you is lying.
~~ Dorothy Parker