Friday, September 23, 2011


To love is virtually to know., to know is not virtually to love.

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To love life through labor is to be intimate with life's inmost secrets.

Let us be the first to give a friendly sign, to nod first, smile first, speak first, and - if such a thing is necessary, forgive first.

For we must share if we would keep., That blessing from above., Ceasing to give, we cease to have, Such is the law of love.

Measure your life by loss instead of gain., not by the wine drunk, but in the wine poured forth, for love's sacrifice., and who suffers most has most to give.

Return to him who does you wrong your purest love, and he will cease from doing wrong., for love will purify the heart of him who is beloved as truly as it purifies the heart of him who loves.

It is in loving, not in being loved, the heart is blessed., It is in giving, not in seeking gifts, we find our quest., Whatever be your longing or your need, that give., So shall your soul be fed, and you indeed shall live.

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Love is the passionate and abiding desire on the part of two or more people to produce together conditions under which each can be, and spontaneously express, his real self., to produce together an intellectual soil and an emotional climate in which each can flourish, far superior to what either could achieve alone.

Come what may, hold fast to love! Though men should rend your heart, let them not embitter or harden it. We win by tenderness., we conquer by forgiveness.

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I've found a little remedy
To ease the life we live
And make each day a happier one -
It is the word 'forgive'.

So often little things come up
That leave a pain and sting,
That covered up at once would not
Amount to anything.

'Tis when we hold them up to view,
And brood and sulk and fret,
They greater grow before our eyes.,
'Twere better to forget.

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Politeness is a small price to pay for the good will and affection of others.

He drew a circle that shut me out,
But love and I had the wit to win.,
We drew a large circle that took him in.


'Twas her thinking of others made you think of her.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful, thank you. Now I will try to get this over to my page :)