Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! I hope your day is filled with laughter, joy, and of course, love. I decided to share some quotes about love with you today as my "Valentine" to my blog readers. The quotes are not just about romantic love but friendship love, God's love, and the power of love in general. I hope you enjoy them! Love to you all! <3

Love Quotes

"Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily-angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails."
                                                                -- 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

"Who so loves believes the impossible." --Elizabeth Barrett Browning

File:Friendship 2.jpg"When one heart opens to another heart, it usually results in love." --from Echoes by Robin Jones Gunn

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” --from The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis

File:Peanuts gang.png“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” --from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

“Sonny, don't you tell me what's worthwhile--true love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops. Everybody knows that.” --from The Princess Bride by William Goldman

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” --Dr. Seuss

"Love is listening, really listening." --from Love Rules by Dandi Daley McKall

“Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.” --from A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks 

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 "Who shall seperate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: 'For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.'
         No, in all these things we are more than conquerers through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to seperate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
--Romans 8:35-39

“I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.” --Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Love is a great beautifier.” --from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

“When I fall in love, it will be forever.” --from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (The Screenplay)

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” --Martin Luther King Jr.

"It's funny whom we end up choosing to love and who ends up choosing to love us. It's rarely the people we think it should be." --from Gardenias for Breakfast by Robin Jones Gunn

“Love is many things none of them logical.” --from The Princess Bride by William Goldman

"Love is a mystery. It can't be planned. It comes on its own schedule. It's inconvenient and organic, but that's what makes it real. Really good relationships are the ones that come naturally and are unforced. Like waves." --from Coming Attractions by Robin Jones Gunn

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"God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgement, because in this world we are like him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us."
--1 John 4:16b-19