You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Love until it hurts. Real love is always painful and hurts: then it is real and pure.
It is my belief that the only power which can resist the power of fear is the power of love.
Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love.
Can we do too much for the Lord? Certainly we all love Him. Therefore, I implore us, keep His commandments and become more like Him. Come unto Christ, eat the bread of life, drink the living water, and feast on His limitless love. He is our Savior, our Master, of whom I bear my humble witness.
When you are old and gray and full of sleep And nodding by the fire, take down this book And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face. And bending down beside the glowing bars, Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled And paced upon the mountains overhead And hid his face amid a crowd of stars. When you are Old.
Enemies publish themselves. They declare war. The friend never declares his love.
On seeing a former lover for the first time in years: I thought I told you to wait in the car.
So deeply is the gardener's instinct implanted in my soul, I really love the tools with which I work; the iron fork, the spade, the hoe, the rake, the trowel, and the watering pot are pleasant objects in my eyes.
Would not love see returning penitence afar off, and fall on its neck and kiss it?