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1 "Love is the only absolute reality, which never changes and never dies. Dwelling in that which does not change, while things around us are changing all the time, is our key to inner peace." The Gift of Change, Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life (Marianne Williamson)

2 "The Will of God moves the worlds and the Love of God determines results." Esoteric Astrology (Alice A. Bailey)

3 "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)

4 "The One loves All." The Center of the Cyclone: An Autobiography of Inner Space (John C. Lilly, M.D.)

5 "There is a place in a human being's most inward depths; from this place proceeds the life of love." Works of Love (Soren Kierkegaard)

6 "Charity brings to life again those who are spiritually dead." St. Thomas Aquinas, 'Disputations Concerning Charity', (13th century) The Book of Catholic Quotations (John Chapin, Editor)

7 "In this embrace, in the essential Unity of God, all inward spirits are one with God in the immersion of love; and are that same one which the Essence is in Itself, according to the mode of Eternal Bliss." John Ruysbroeck (1293-1381), Dutch mystic The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics (H. A. Reinhold, editor)

8 "Love is the ideal and the dream, in some manner of expression, of every person who lives, for in the Creator's Love were our souls conceived and in Love lies our destiny to express." Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles (John Marks Templeton)

9 "God's creative love is dynamic and operative within us energizing us and enabling us to function. His creative love is ongoing….We have need to keep ourselves aware of his enduring and faithful love." Rejoice in Me (David E. Rosage)

10 "Every loving thought is true. Everything else is an appeal for healing and help, regardless of the form it takes." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

11 "Charity is both the means and the end, the one and only way by which we can attain that perfection which in truth is charity itself." J. P. Camus, 'The Spirit of St. Francis deSales' (17th century) The Book of Catholic Quotations (John Chapin, Editor)

12 "Cultivate this attitude of Oneness between men of all creeds, all countries and all continents. That is the message of love that I bring." Sai Baba Revelations: The Wisdom of the Ages (Paul Roland)

13 "Remember love is everpresent, here, now and always. Identify with love, and you are safe. Identify with love, and you are home. Identify with love, and find your Self." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

14 "Under the spur of love life draws near to Life." Mysticism (Evelyn Underhill)

15 "Spirit and heart are real; and they alone have helped millions of human beings survive in otherwise unsurvivable situations." Great Cosmic Mother, Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor)

16 "Whatever we do of creativity or love is inspired however unconsciously by the divine within." Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages (Robert Ellwood)

17 "Only love makes things real. The more we love, the more real we become." Turning Toward the Mystery: A Seeker's Journey (Stephen Levine)

18 "The essence of Life is Love – of the Creator and Supreme Intelligence, and of our fellow humans – which leads to the awakening of spiritual consciousness. The heart of the Art of Living revolves around someone to love, something to do which one truly enjoys, and hope in a better future." Divine Light and Fire, Experiencing Esoteric Christianity (Peter Roche deCoppens)

19 "On the basis of all-embracing wisdom, the regulations springing from a love of the world can be so shaped that all goes well for everyone and no mistakes are made." I Ching or The Book of Changes (Richard Wilhelm, translator)

20 "Only love enables humanity to grow, because love engenders life and it is the only form of energy that lasts forever." Michel Quoist, French writer The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

21 "Love as a universal experience that illuminates the spiritual path is a source of healing and guidance at every step along the way. By clearing away the blocks to our awareness of love's presence we reawaken to its original blessing." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

22 "Love is the self's life element, its substance, and its power of growth." Covenant of the Heart, Meditations of a Christian Hermeticist on the Mysteries of Tradition (Valentin Tomberg)

23 "In the view of every wisdom tradition, the essence of the universe is love and light and goodness. Our grand purpose is to awaken to our essential nature, which is the very same love and light and goodness." Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

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

25 "For your heavenly father is love. For your earthly mother is love. For the son of man is love." The Essene Gospel of Peace Alchemy, The Art of Transformation (Jay Ramsay)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite