Quotes on Love Human and Divine
For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation….It is work, day labor, day labor, God knows there is no other word for it.–Rainer Maria Rilke
Real love will take you far beyond yourself;and therefore real love will devastate you.—Ken Wilbur
Love and forgiveness is not for the faint-hearted. —Meher Baba
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.—Martin Luther King Jr.
You know you have loved someone when you have glimpsed in them that which is too beautiful to die. —Gabriel Marcel
The way of love is not a subtle argument.
The door there is devastation.
Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom.
How do they learn it?
They fall, and falling, they’re given wings.
Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty;and your purpose when you are confused.—African saying
A soul connection is a resonance between two people who respond to the essential beauty of each other’s individual natures. . . It is a sacred alliance whose purpose is to help both partners discover and realize their deepest potentials.—John Welwood
Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
To love at all is to be vulnerable.Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken—C.S. Lewis
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.―Washington Irving
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.—A.A. Milne, “Winnie-the-Pooh”
The coin that pays for ecstasy is always stamped despair.One cannot love empathically until one wanders there.—Jane Krainin (Dictated right before she died of ALS)
You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it.—Anonymous
Trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you never knew.—Anonymous
Love is the sea where intellect drowns.—Rumi
The divine Lover is absolutely real, and for those willing to bear the wounds of intimacy,the knowledge of that underlying coherence – “ in which all things hold together”– is both possible and inevitable. —Cynthia Bourgeault
We may suffer and be left alone and feel like fools, but at the end of the day, when we look in the mirror, the question will always be, “How much did we love?”—Heide M Kolb, Jungian analyst
Nothing else wounds so deeply and irreparably. Nothing else robs us of hope so much as being unloved by one we love. —Clive Barker
When two people say ‘we’ because love has made them one in reality, a new sphere of existence is created.—Ladislaus Boros
To love is to suffer and there can be no love otherwise. —Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments.
Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds,
Nor bends with the remover to remove.
Oh, no, it is an ever fixed mark
That shines on tempests and is never shaken.
Difficulties arise whenever a committed relationship is succeeding. Love makes you vulnerable. . . . Your defenses relax and the dark side of your personality arises. . .
Love is the eternally burning fire in which humanity & all the world are being purified.—P.D. Ouspensky
Love’s true nature remains forever beyond the grasp of all our faculties. It is far greater than any feeling or emotion and completely surpasses any act of human kindness…. The realization of love always remains mysterious.—Gerald May
No one has been united to his Beloved through mirth.Whoever has attained communion with Him has done so after shedding many tears. —Hafiz
Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation. —Rabindranath Tagore
Love is a serious mental disease. —Plato, “Phaedrus”
When I see that I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I see that I am everything, that is love. And between these two my life moves.” —Nisargadatta Majaraj
The flame called the moth but the glass pane was there. How many have died not in the fire but in the cold, crazed in longing? —St. John of the Cross
O Master, what kind of love is this? I am suffering from the pain of separation, yet I am so ecstatic. I am ecstatic and miserable at the same time. —Mirabai
If we turn to the heart each day, if we turn to the breath, if we turn to the feelings without names, we are turning to love. —Stephen Robbins Schwartz
If it were possible to meet the Beloved while laughing and in a state of comfort, why should one suffer the anguish of separation? —Kabir
And we are put on earth a little space, that we may learn to bear the beams of love.—William Blake