A loving person has no need to be perfect, only human.
The opposite of love is not hate — it's apathy. It's not giving a damn. If somebody hates me, they must "feel" something about me or they couldn't possibly hate.
A loving person recognizes needs. He needs people who care, someone who cares at least about him, who truly sees and hears him.
It would be a miracle if we could let people know what right rather than always pointing out what is wrong. And then, the lover, to learn and to change and to become, also needs freedom.
One cannot give what he does not presses.
To give love you must posses love.
One cannot teach what he does not understand.
To teach love you must comprehend love.
One can not know what he does not study,
To study love you must live in love.
One cannot appreciate what he does not recognize.
To recognize love you must be receptive to love.
One cannot have doubt about that which he wishes to trust.
To yield to love you must be vulnerable to love.
One cannot live what he does not dedicate himself to.
To dedicate yourself to love you must be forever growing in love.
If you want to learn to love, then you must start the process of finding out what it is, what qualities make up a loving person and how these are developed. Each person has the potential for love. But potential is never realized without work. This does not mean pain. Love, especially, is learned best in wonder, in joy, in peace, in living.
Love is like a mirror, When you love another you become his mirror and he becomes yours ... And reflecting each other's love you see infinity.
Love is a dynamic interaction, lived every second of our lives, all of our lives. One does not "fall into" or "out of". It more accurate to say one grows in love.
If one wishes to know love, one must live love, in action.
Love is always open arms. With arms open you allow love to come and go as it wills, freely, for it'll do so anyway. If you close your arms about love you'll find you are left only holding yourself.
Love, of some type and degree, is present in all civilized men. A base for love and the potential for growth in love is also present in each man. Love is then a process of "building upon" what is already there. Love is never complete in any person. There is always room for growth. At each point in a person's life his love is at a different level of development as well as in the process of becoming. It is foolish to feel that one's love is ever completely realized or actualized. Perfect love is rare indeed.
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. The perfect love would be one that gives all and expects nothing. It would be willing and delighted to take anything it was offered; the more the better. But it would ask for nothing.
If you love truly, then you have no choice but to believe, trust, accept and hope that your love will be returned.
One loves because he wills it, because it give him joy, because he knows that growth and discovery of oneself depend on it. He know the only assurance he has lies within himself. If he trusts and believes in himself, he will trust and believe others. He's eager to accept all they are able to give, but he can be certain of and depend upon nothing except himself.
The person seeking love will find that love is patient.
The lover knows that each person can enhance his knowledge of love and bring him closer to himself.
Love is active, not passive.
Love teaches a person to show what he is feeling. Love never presupposes that it can be discerned or felt without expression.
Love isn't afraid to feel.
Love is trusting, accepting and believing, without guarantee. Love is patient and waits, but it's an active waiting, not a passive one. For it is continually offering itself in a mutual revealing, a mutual sharing. Love is spontaneous and craves expression though joy. though beauty, though trust, even though tears. Love lives the moment; it's neither lost in yesterday nor does it crave for tomorrow. Love is Now!
Real love always create it never destroy. In this, lies man's only promise.
Loving yourself involves the discovery of the true wonder of you; not only the present you, but the many possibilities of you. It involves the continual realization that you are unique, like no other person in the world, that life is, or should be, the discovery, the development and the sharing of this uniqueness.
A lover says "Yes" to life, "Yes" to joy, "Yes" to knowledge, "Yes" to people, "Yes" to differences. He realizes that all things and people have something to offer him, that all things are in all things. If "Yes" is too threatening, he tries "Maybe."
If one wishes to be a lover he must start by saying 'Yes' to love.
Another responsibility of love is to create joy. Joy is always an integral part of loving.
Man has no choice but to love, For when he does not, he finds his alternatives lie in loneliness, destruction and despair.
If you love someone, you'll look at him carefully. He is changing each day thorough a beautiful, gradual process which you will surely miss if you do not learn to watch.
Love listens, Love hears. Love touches, fondles. Physical love is necessary for happiness, growth and development.
Love is not sex, though sensual gratification in varying degrees is always a part of love.
Love is patient and kind: love is not jealous, or concited, or proud; love is not ill-mannered, or selfish, or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs: love is not happy with evil, but it happy with truth. Love never gives up: it faith, hope and patience never faile. Love is enternal ... There are faith, hope and love, these three: but the greatest of these is love.
For each and every one of us there is a person somewhere who thinks you look absolutely perfect. There are even more people who think you look pretty good, and even more who think you look just fine, as a part of one or more of the groups that they find attractive.
How much you're willing to help someone is an indication of how much you care for them - or love them?"
Love requires learning, as learning to be absolutely honest - not just with other, but more importantly, with yourself. And learning to let others love you, so you can love them - and no, it not the other way around. Such as learning to take full responsibility, by yourself, for what you think and do or don't do.
Love consciously, and deliberately.
Loves others because of all the good things you know about them. Give your love to those who are the kind of people who deserve it.
Love your friends for the good things that they have inside them, and know that your friends love you for what's good inside YOU. The more good a person becomes, the more you should loved them.
Love is not for 'keeping score'.
Love has no limit to the amount of love you can have for people.
Love is when someone else's happiness means as much to you as your own.
Love isn't a claim on someone, it should be a gift to them.
Love is the key to happiness. It will not last if you don't give it away.
Love enable miracles to happen.
Love is being willing to be hurt so someone else may heal.
A Lover is ... respectful, honest, benevolent, virtuous, truth-worthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, reverent, patient and believes in doing good to all men.
Love is not about finding the perfect person, it's about learning to see an imperfect person perfectly