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1 "A man does not understand anything unless he loves it." Goethe The Glorious Presence (Ernest E. Wood)

2 "Each child is created in the special image and likeness of God for greater things - to love and to be loved." Mother Teresa Experiencing the Soul (Eliot Jay Rosen, editor)

3 "Love the power of love within you – this is loving God within." Drawing the Larger Circle, How to Love and Be Loved (Jack and Cornelia Addington)

4 "Love, according to its very nature, causes peace." Thomas Aquinas, ST II-II, q. 29, a. 3, ad 3 Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

5 “God’s love is for all…to all the world.” The Letters to the Galatians and Ephesians (William Barclay)

6 "Love, in a mysterious way, is the principle found at the heart of every atom." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

7 "I learned early on that 'God Is Love' in the midst of turmoil." Turning Toward the Mystery: A Seeker's Journey (Stephen Levine)

8 “Love rules over all.” Mechthild of Magdeburg Meditations from Mechthild of Magdeburg (Henry L. Carrigan, Jr., editor)

9 "The essential characteristic of consciousness is love." The Light of the Soul (Alice A. Bailey)

10 “If learning does not teach us to love, we learn without understanding.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

11 "Love's the only way." Duncton Found (William Horwood)

12 "Love is a vivifying spirit which permeates all the world. It is a bond uniting the entire universe." Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge (Zolar)

13 "Love transforms multiplicity into unity and establishes relationships between parts and wholes." Divine Light and Love (Peter Roche deCoppens)

14 "The only beauty is love." Duncton Wood (William Horwood)

15 "All of the problems in the world will solve themselves when we four billion people on earth live in ways characterized by love and service….Every feeling that you have, and every thought and communication you make, can add to the world total of loving energy that can in chain-fashion propagate itself forever." Handbook to Higher Consciousness (Ken Keyes, Jr.)

16 "The magnetism of pure love is the originator of every created thing." Isis Unveiled (Helena P. Blavatsky)

17 "Love….is in itself divine." Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-1872) A Treasury of Philosophy, Vol. 1 (Dagobert D. Runes, editor)

18 "Love is the highest accuracy….God is love." Heaven, The Heart's Deepest Longing (Peter Kreeft)

19 "The world is healed one loving thought at a time. Mother Theresa said that there are no great deeds – just small deeds done with great love." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

20 "Eros is the true healer. You only need to cultivate this feeling that binds you to others and to the living world." A Passion for This Earth, Exploring a New Partnership of Man, Woman & Nature (Valerie Andrews)

21 "The power of love dissolves self-centeredness and brings the wisdom to act effectively in all situations." The Cosmic Womb, An Interpretation of Man's Relationship to the Infinite (Arthur W. Osborn)

22 "Love, in the divine sense, is the giving of one's whole being to another, and when we say that God is love we mean that he gives his entire infinite Self to every single object of his love, to every creature that he has made." Behold the Spirit, A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion (Alan Watts)

23 "In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?" Igor Stravinsky, 'An Autobiography' Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations (Margaret Pepper, editor)

24 "Love is the most comprehensive and the highest of all the divine blessings spoken of in the Holy Scriptures." St. Theodoros the Great Ascetic, 'A Century of Spiritual Texts' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

25 "Love makes a man better, hate makes him worse – even when that man is oneself." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite