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True love is unconditional and everlasting, it is established over time and validated with memories of the past.
Author Unknown
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 2/11/2008

Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. LeGuin
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 2/4/2008

He who wants to do good, knocks at the gate; he who loves finds the gates open.
Sri Rabindranth "Tagore" Thakur
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 11/26/07

... LOVE ... to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach, when feeling out of sight for the Ends of Being and Ideal Grace.
Elizabeth Barrett Browining
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 2/19/07

All I really need is love, but a little CHOCOLATE now and then doesn't hurt!
Lucy (from Charles Schulz's Peanuts
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 2/12/07

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 2/5/07

True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and choice.
Samuel Johnston
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 12/18/06

Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.
— Sai Baba
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line12/4/06

It is not how much you DO, but how much LOVE you put into the doing that matters.
— Mother Teresa
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 7/31/06

Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 6/19/06

Un-qualified love means there are no prerequisites, no contingencies, no requirements for your love. It is a gift given with no strings attached.
— Ellen kreidman, Ph.D
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 5/22/06

Hugging is good medicine. It transfers energy, and gives the person hugged an emotional boost. We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.
— Virginia Satir
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 2/20/06

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach, when feeling out of sight for the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day's most quiet need, by sun and candlelight. I love thee freely, as men strive for right. I love thee purely, as they turn from praise."
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 2/13/06

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
— Albert Schweitzer
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 1/16/06

It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow, and then for ourselves.
— Helen Keller
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 12/26/05

Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.
— Gary Zukav
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 10/17//05

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 8/15//05

To keep love brimming in the loving cup, when you're wrong admit it and when you're right shut up!
— Unknown
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 6/20//05

True friendship is seen through the heart not through the eyes.
— Unknown
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 5/23//05

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
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 3/21//05

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.
Helen Keller
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 2/28//05

Love that consistently never lets us down is what we, as humans, long for deep in our souls. So often it takes years to find because we allow ourselves to be detoured by love's illusions and delusions.
Chelle Thompson, Editor of Inspiration Line
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 2/28//05

Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
Edmond & Jules deGoncourt
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 2/21//05

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
John Lennon
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 2/14//05

We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Sam Keen
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 2/7//05

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 11/22//04

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James A. Baldwin, American 'personal identity' writer (1924-1987)
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 9/13//04

Insight is a great vehicle for understanding why people behave the way they do. More important, it creates the clarity we all need to take appropriate action and to recognize that, in most cases, WE ARE NOT THE CAUSE of their behavior.
— Chelle Thompson, Editor of Inspiration Line
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 4/26//04

The waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing, and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.
Mary Cholmondeley, Inspirational English Author "Letting Out the Reins" (1859-1925)
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 8/18/03

I have always looked at life as a voyage, mostly wonderful, sometimes frightening. In my family and friends I have discovered treasure more valuable than gold.
Jimmy Buffet, Famed Singer & Songwriter (1946 -)
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 6/16/03

We are not separate and independent entities, but like links in a chain, and we could not by any means be what we are without those who went before us and showed us the way.
Thomas Mann, Author & Nobel Laureate (1875-1955)
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 5/12/03

Knowing when it's right NOT TO RESCUE has been one of my greatest lessons. Since my natural tendency is to jump in to the fray and solve problems for my loved ones, it took me many years to learn what a disservice this can be.
Chelle Thompson, Editor of Inspiration Line
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 4/28/03

Love and happiness remind me of sticky peanut butter. When you spread them around, you can't help but end up getting some on yourself!
Marcia Jordan, Hugs & Hope Club
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 2/24/03

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Author, "Life's Little Instruction Book"
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 1/13/03

It is not how much you do, but how much Love you put into the doing that matters.
— Mother Teresa

And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning – and is refreshed.
— Kahlil Gibran

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
— George Eliot

Nirvana or lasting enlightenment or true spiritual growth can be achieved only through persistent exercise of real love.
— M. Scott Peck, M.D

A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself.
— Frances Ward Weller

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
— Unknown

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
— Edgar Watson Howe

Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.
— Mary Cholmondeley

Similarities create friendship's while differences hold them together.
— Unknown

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
— Katherine Mansfield

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
— Benjamin Disraeli

A friend is a present you give yourself.
— Robert Louis Stevenson

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.
— John Churton Collins

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone; one should keep his friendships in constant repair.
— Samuel Johnson

True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
— Charles Caleb Colton

Never explain — your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
—Elbert Hubbard

Relationships — of all kinds — are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but mostly it will be spilled. A relationships is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.
— Kahlil Jamison

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
— Thomas Merton

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
— Iris Murdoch

The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of Divine accident.
— Sir Hugh Walpoe

Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.
— Nora Roberts

To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
— Anna Strong

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
— H. L. Mencken

Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here. The spiritual journey is the relinquishment, or unlearning, of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts.
— Marianne Williamson

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
— Alexander Smith

Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things, instead of using people and loving things.
— Unknown

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
— Albert Einstein

If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.
— Unknown

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
— Mother Teresa

Love is not automatic. It takes conscious practice and awareness, just like playing the piano or golf. However, you have ample opportunities to practice. Everyone you meet can be your practice session.
— Hari

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
— Mother Teresa

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
— Henry Drummond

For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.
— Baba Dioum

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