inspirational quotations, our visions of true love found in an instant, across a crowded room … or waiting just around the corner. Though it may be in our nature to equate love with romance and commitment, there is so much more to this thing we call love.
Words of Wisdom on Life & Love is about honoring all the different kinds of love in your life – from the butterflies of first love to the joy of discovering your soul-mate; from the pain of heartache, to the power of forgiveness. There is the beauty of a mother’s love for her children, the life-long bond of family, the commitment of long-long friendship, and of course there are words of wisdom on the joys and trials of life itself.
It’s amazing what a mere string of words can do to celebrate the most joyous moments of life, give us strength in times of heartache, and remind us of what really matters in life.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve loved inspirational quotations all my life and use them frequently in my writing and look for opportunities to share my collection.
Love. Changes. Everything.
We live in a world that adores passion, romance and love stories. Romantic love is our inspiration, our motivation, and our reason for being. We idealize visions of true love found in an instant, across a crowded room—or tomorrow, just around the corner. So strong is this feeling that songs praise it as the stuff that makes the world go around.
Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. ~Franklin P. Jones
There is no remedy for love but to love more. ~Henry David Thoreau
Love is based on our capacity to trust in a reality beyond fear, to trust a timeless truth bigger than all our difficulties. ~Jack Kornfield
The virtue of true love is not finding the perfect person, but loving the imperfect person perfectly. ~Author Unknown
If love is a game, it has to be the hardest game in the world. After all, how can anyone win a game when there are no rules?! ~Author Unknown
Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably. And never regret anything that makes you smile. ~Mark Twain
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~Lao Tzu
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. ~Bruce Lee
Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you’. ~Erich Fromm
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love. ~Stendhal
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. ~Henry Drummond
Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so. ~David Grayson
Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you. ~Wayne Dyer
One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. ~Simone de Beauvoir
Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time … It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other. ~Leo Buscaglia
About all you can do in life is to be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all. ~Rita Mae Brown
Love is to let the ones 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. ~Author Unknown
Love is the doorway through which the human soul passes from selfishness to service and from solitude to kinship with all mankind. ~Author Unknown
Love is a tender plant; when properly nourished, it becomes sturdy and enduring, but neglected it will soon wither and die. ~Hugh B. Brown
Falling in love is like jumping off a really tall building; your head tells you “Idiot you’re gonna die!” but your heart tells you “Don’t worry you can fly!” ~Author Unknown
Love is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day. ~Nicholas Sparks
Love means the courage to expose yourself to the potential pains of being hurt, deeply hurt by someone you trust. ~Renita Weems
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. ~The New King James Version Bible
Love is the most durable power in the world. This creative force is the most potent instrument available in mankind’s quest for peace and security. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Love is not simply a feeling of romantic excitement; it is more than a desire to marry a potential partner; it goes beyond intense sexual attraction; it exceeds the thrill at having “captured” a highly desirable social prize. Real love is an expression of the deepest appreciation for another human being; it is awareness of his or her needs and longings- past, present and future. It is unselfish, giving and caring. ~Dr. James C. Dobson
Perfect love is rare indeed – for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain. ~Leo Buscaglia
Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love. ~Erich Fromm
Love is a temporary madness – it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. ~Louis de Berniéres
I believe that love expands. As you give love out, it’s received and reciprocated—and it grows. That’s the beauty of it. ~Hill Harper
What we need to know about loving is no great mystery. We all know what constitutes loving behavior; we need but act upon it, not continually question it. Over-analysis often confuses the issue and in the end brings us no closer to insight. We sometimes become too busy classifying, separating, and examining, to remember that love is easy. It’s we who make it complicated. ~Leo Buscaglia
When I say, “I love you,” it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what and who you are. You are a hell of a woman. ~Joss Whedon
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules. Then you must learn to play from the heart. ~Author Unknown
Love simply is – it asks no permissions. Acceptance is all love asks, the only demand it makes, but it is an absolute one. You can either admit it to your heart or refuse it, but there’s no other option. ~Stephanie Laurens
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman’s heart. ~Josiah G. Holland
Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart. ~Kay Knudsen
If you have to think about whether or not you love someone then the answer is no. When you love someone you just know. ~Janice Markowitz
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time. ~Author Unknown
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable. ~Victor Hugo
Those who love deeply never grow old. ~Author Unknown
There can be no happiness equal to the joy of finding a heart that understands. ~Victor Robinson
Love – a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker. ~Author Unknown
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly. ~Rose Franken
Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren’t even there before. ~Mignon McLaughlin
There is no mistaking love. You feel it in your heart. It is the common fiber of life, the flame that heats our soul, energizes our spirit, and supplies passion to our lives. ~Elisabeth Kubler Ross
Dedicate yourself to Love. Decide to let Love be your intention, your purpose, and your point. And then let Love inspire you, support you and guide you in every other dedication you make thereafter. ~Robert Holden
* * *
Marquita Herald is a resilient living specialist, author, publisher, and creator of the Emotionally Resilient Living website. She tells stories to inspire readers to embrace the ability we each have to create our own life experience by developing greater capacity for emotional resilience.
Her professional experience includes 20 years traveling the world on behalf of the Hawaii tourism industry, followed by a decade as an award winning life and small business coach. She is the author of 6 books and 2 new books scheduled to be published in fall, 2014.
Have you read this book or others by this author? Tell us in the comments how you liked it!