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1 "Love calls to us in the homeless, the hungry, the stranger, the prisoner, and the abandoned child, the forgotten elderly, the ill and the dying, the unloved and unwanted. Do you hear its call?" The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

2 "Jesus said, 'Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye." The Gospel of Thomas (2nd century Gnostic text) The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

3 "Love is, indeed, the appropriate and, in fact, only relevant vehicle for increasing man's vistas of harmony on Planet Earth." Agartha: The Essential Guide to Personal Transformation in the New Era (Meredith L. Young)

4 "God is love itself. Therefore, it is only fitting that our lives here and afterward are also about love – that we are here to perfect this Divine Love in everything we do, say, think, and feel." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

5 "Always love has been as good a word for the Divine as I could imagine." Turning Toward the Mystery: A Seeker's Journey (Stephen Levine)

6 "If there is one thing that all of your cultural stories have told you, it is that God is Love. Supreme Love. Complete Love. Unfathomable Love Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

7 "Deep ecumenism is about shared heart work; it is the coming together of spiritual practioners to do heart work together no matter what our particular religious backgrounds." Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life (Matthew Fox)

8 "Someone once asked Mother Theresa in Calcutta how she could do so much. Her reply was simple: 'Because I'm so in love.'" Alchemy, The Art of Transformation (Jay Ramsay)

9 "Love is always stronger than hate. The positive is always stronger than the negative. For me, it's nice to know that even though the world is in terrible shape with all the fighting, politics, and negativity going on, nothing is stronger than love." Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, 'Experiences of My Soul in Life and Death' Experiencing the Soul (Eliot Jay Rosen, editor)

10 "The world of the shaman is one of cosmic unity and a sense of love….It is the same world of the Christian mystics of the medieval times. It is the same world of the great Eastern saints." Michael J. Harner The Roots of Consciousness (Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D.)

11 "Love cannot be practiced without justice. Love cannot be built on injustice, for injustice is lovelessness. Love is not an alternative to justice….Justice is the beginning of love." Tissa Balasuriya, contemporary Sri Lankan theologian The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

12 "I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world." Mother Teresa Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life (Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat)

13 "By knowing Him who is subtler than the subtlest, the still center of all activity, the fashioner of forms, enfolding the universe in His embrace, by knowing Him as Love, we find eternal peace." Shvetashvatara Upanishad, IV.8-14 The Upanishads, selections translated by Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell (Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell, translators)

14 "Love is Who You Are, and who you have always been. It is all there ever was, is now, and ever shall be." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

15 "Now I adore my life with the Bird, the abiding Leaf, with the Fish, the questing Snail, and the Eye altering all; and I dance with William Blake for love, for Love's sake." Theodore Roethke, 'Once More, the Round' Sun Bear: The Book of the Vision Quest (Steven Foster with Meredith Little)

16 "Love is a great unifier and interpreter." The Destiny of the Nations (Alice A. Bailey)

17 "Love is an energy. We don't experience it in the abstract. We experience it through the medium of our relationships. And so it is that the infusion of love that is being asked for above all is an enriching of all our relationships, our relationships with our spouses and lovers, with our parents and children, with the people with whom we work, and even with our enemies and strangers." Daphne Rose Kingma, 'A Profound Infusion of Love', quoted The Fabric of the Future (M. J. Ryan, editor)

18 "There is only one thing that can satisfy love and reward it: and that is love alone." Seeds of Contemplatiion (Thomas Merton)

19 "To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence: for God is love. Love is my true identity. Selflessness is my true self. Love is my true character. Love is my name." Seeds of Contemplatiion (Thomas Merton)

20 "Love is the net whereby the Creator draws back to Himself the creatures that He has made." Dante and the Mystics (Edmund G. Gardner)

21 "Unifying love fully reaches its goal in a suprahistorical being-with and being-in that involves both God and humans. For God is so fully present to and in all that no other source of light is needed to enable us to live and be enlightened (Rev. 22:5)." The Unity of Reality (Michael vonBruck)

22 "We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart." Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French mathematician and theologian The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

23 "Each day requires healing of the self through awareness and acceptance of the human connection to love." Agartha: The Essential Guide to Personal Transformation in the New Era (Meredith L. Young)

24 "Love alone is the sovereign power." The Garden of the Golden Flower, The Journey to Spiritual Fulfilment (Longfield Beatty)

25 "No one achieves excellence in his life task without love for it, in himself without love for himself, or in his family without love for his home. Love brings everything to flower, each in terms of its own potential, and so is the true pedagogue of the open, free society." The Masks of God (Joseph Campbell)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite