It’s a many-splendored thing, it’s a rose, it’s a battlefield. Love is many things, and today, February 14th, is the day we celebrate it. So we’ve collected eight timeless quotations about love that express all its glory and mystery and hope they resonate as well with you as they did with us!
By the way, if you enjoy pithy, inspirational affirmations, be sure to check out our collection of Great Bamboo Proverbs. It’s one of our most popular blog posts.
Quotes about Selfless Love
“So if we love someone, we should train in being able to listen. By listening with calm and understanding, we can ease the suffering of another person.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“Wisdom says we are nothing. Love says we are everything. Between these two our life flows.” – Jack Kornfield
“In love lies the seed of our growth. The more we love, the closer we are to the spiritual experience.” – Paulo Coehlo
“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” – Mother Theresa
“If the love within your mind is lost and you see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education or material comfort you have, only suffering and confusion will ensue.” – Dalai Lama
“When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it’s only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think its two hours. That’s relativity.” – Albert Einstein
“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.” – Buddha
“Where there is no exaggeration there is no love, and where there is no love there is no understanding.” – Oscar Wilde
To read more about universal love, check out our article on Om is where the Heart is. You might also enjoy our article about Bamboo Folklore.
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