„Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.“
— Leo Tolstoy, libro Guerra y paz
Book IV, ch. 11
War and Peace (1865–1867; 1869)
„He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect.“
— Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965
Speech to the American Legion convention, New York City (27 August 1952); as quoted in "Democratic Candidate Adlai Stevenson Defines the Nature of Patriotism" in Lend Me Your Ears : Great Speeches In History (2004) by William Safire, p. 81 - 82
Contexto: It was always accounted a virtue in a man to love his country. With us it is now something more than a virtue. It is a necessity. When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect.
Men who have offered their lives for their country know that patriotism is not the fear of something; it is the love of something.
— Paz de la Huerta American actress 1984
Blackbookmag interview http://www.blackbookmag.com/movies/paz-de-la-huerta-bares-all-1.28620
„You can love a person dear to you with a human love, but an enemy can only be loved with divine love.“
— Leo Tolstoy, libro Guerra y paz
Fuente: War and Peace
— Paulo Coelho, libro A orillas del río Piedra me senté y lloré
Fuente: By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
„What is love? From the spiritual and inner point of view, love is self-expansion. Human love binds and is bound. Divine Love expands, enlarges itself.“
— Sri Chinmoy Indian writer and guru 1931 - 2007
My Rose Petals (1971)
— Meister Eckhart German theologian 1260 - 1328
Sermon VII : Outward and Inward Morality
— Graham Greene, libro The Ministry of Fear
Fuente: The Ministry of Fear
— Elizabeth Goudge English fiction writer 1900 - 1984
The Dean's Watch (1960), Chapter 9.2
„Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love, light and compassion. Life will be beautiful.“
— Amit Ray Indian author 1960
Meditation:Insights and Inspirations (2010) https://books.google.com/books?id=s2ctBgAAQBAJ,
— Jean de La Bruyère, libro Les Caractères
Le commencement et le déclin de l'amour se font sentir par l'embarras où l'on est de se trouver seuls.
Les Caractères (1688), Du Coeur
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), VII : Love, Suffering, Pity
Contexto: Consciousness (conscientia) is participated knowledge, is co-feeling, and co-feeling is com-passion. Love personalizes all that it loves. Only by personalizing it can we fall in love with an idea. And when love is so great and so vital, so strong and so overflowing, that it loves everything, then it personalizes everything and discovers that the total All, that the Universe, is also a person possessing a Consciousness, a Consciousness which in its turn suffers, pities, and loves, and therefore is consciousness. And this Consciousness of the Universe, which a love, personalizing all that it loves, discovers, is what we call God.
„I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love.“
— Wendell Berry author 1934
"Health is Membership".
Another Turn of the Crank (1996)
„Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. Anyone may gather it and no limit is set. Everyone can reach this love through meditation, spirit of prayer, and sacrifice, by an intense inner life.“
— Matka Tereza Roman Catholic saint of Albanian origin 1910 - 1997
As quoted in Love, A Fruit Always In Season : Daily Meditations from the Words of Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1987) http://books.google.com/books?id=GqcnHzdPwPcC edited by Dorothy S. Hunt