Philos means friend, sophy means wisdom. And into the circle of love. We crave love, and yet we are lonely. It shines upon the cradle of the babe, and sheds its radiance upon the quiet tomb. Henry David Thoreau From where we are there is always a path toward love. As consciousness expands and awareness becomes centered in the soul, the personal love of the lower self gradually gives way to inclusive, brotherly love born of a realized connection to others as souls. Thomas Merton for the pangs of despised love.
Why love if losing hurts so much? Finally, to take a step without feet. Mary Oliver Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Cummings Love is a great master. Storge - an affection - like the love between mother and child. The fundamental difference can actually be found in an ordinary dictionary. Barbara De Angelis We need not think alike to love alike.
Malala Yousafzai Jesus Christ Do not let your hearts be troubled. The word tells its meaning by itself. George Sand The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Perhaps the biggest mistake I made in the past was that I believed love was about finding the right person. The verb appears in the New Testament describing, amongst other things, the relationship between Jesus and the beloved disciple.
But from experience we know that we are born with a strong tendency to choose one of the latter two to dominate our attitudes and living. Eleanor Roosevelt When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are. Spirituality: Ever since the new wave of spirituality surfaced in the 1960s, people have wondered about the difference between religion and spirituality. But if you ask me this is just what we normaly expect. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving.
Marcel Proust Love is the strange bewilderment which overtakes one person on account of another person. Jesus Christ A new command I give you: Love one another. Eros - Sexual love - between man and woman. Religion is defined as a set of beliefs and practices, whereas spirituality is defined as the state of being spiritual. Trust in God; trust also in me. Buck Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Do not resist it, do not flee from it.
Jessamyn West You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so, you learn to love by loving. Antoine de Saint-Exupery One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love. In an everyday sense, we often have a good idea of what wisdom means. William Shakespeare Love is too young to know what conscience is. Joseph Campbell Love is a great beautifier. Nelson Mandela We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. Dispelling this impression is the purpose of this post.
Roy Croft Come live in my heart and pay no rent. . James and his wife have four children. The Greeks lived purposefully, and gave themselves to excellence in whatsoever they put their hands to. They are, in effect, citizens of the kingdom of souls or the spiritual kingdom that is destined to become manifest on earth in the new era. Tom Wolfe Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Murray Haar, professor and Chair of the Religion and Jewish Studies Department. Although eros is initially felt for a person, with contemplation it becomes an appreciation of the beauty within that person, or even becomes appreciation of beauty itself. Such is the vast difference between the two. So, a philosopher is somebody who loves wisdom. Philia - means 'friendship' - the love between two friends. Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor. Molière You make me want to be a better man.
Wisdom is a word which make most modern philosophers and scientists inconfortable. Zig Ziglar Eliminate the need to be liked. Swedenborg explains that although the Bible attributes anger to God this is an appearance of the because in reality the anger resides with those who turn away from God. Amy Bloom Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? Washington Irving Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third. Albert Einstein How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Albert Schweitzer Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy. Love is the only light which can constantly illuminate a world grown dim.
Helen Keller The best love affairs are those we never had. Instead, he was merely saying that he was somebody who valued or cherished wisdom. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others. Baruch Spinoza Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. Romans 13:8 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Ella Fitzgerald Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.