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Source of all good! Day by day are thy blessings renewed to us;
and again we come with thankful hearts to seek the sense of
thy presence. O that we could be reborn like the morning,
and our love rise as fresh as the dawn, and our obedience be
as sure as the path of the sun.

Take us now to serve thee in newness of spirit, and sweep away
with a holy breath every dust of care, every trace of fear,
every taint of an uncharitable mind.

James Martineau (1805-1900)
English philosopher


Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity,
we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then,
for a second time in the history of the world,
man will have discovered fire.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955)
French Jesuit priest, philosopher, palentologist

Learn to see God in all persons, of whatever
race or creed. You will know what divine love
is when you begin to feel your oneness with
every human being, not before.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952)
Indian yogi and guru
From "The Law of Success"


The Buddha taught that it is possible to live twenty-four
hours a day in a state of love. Every movement, every
glance, every thought and every word can be
infused with love...

The Four Immeasurable Minds are the four elements
of true love: maitri -- loving kindness (the desire to
offer happiness); karuna -- compassion (the desire to
remove suffering from the other person); mudita --
joy (the desire to bring joy to people around you, and
allowing their their happiness to bring you joy); and
upeksha -- equanimity (the desire to accept everything
and not to discriminate). When you love because living
beings need your love, not because someone belongs to
your family, your nation, or your religion, then you are
loving without discrimination and practicing true love.

Excerpted from "Teachings on Love,"
by Thich Nhat Hanh (1926-  )
Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk
Parallax Press, 2007

Love divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven, to earth come down;
Fix in us thy humble dwelling; all thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus thou art all compassion, pure, unbounded love thou art;
Visit us with thy salvation; enter every trembling heart.

From the hymn, "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling,"
by Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
A leader of the Methodist movement; younger
brother of John Wesley


We all have the seeds of love in us. We can develop the wonderful
source of energy, nurturing the unconditional love that does not
expect anything in return. When we understand someone
even someone who has done us harm, we
cannot resist loving him or her.

Excerpted from "Teachings on Love,"
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Parallax Press, 2007

And now, the Last Word:
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic
than to love people.
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
Dutch Painter






























































Bonus quote:

What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists?
In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.

Woody Allen (1935- )
American director and screenwriter


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de Chardin;
Thich Nhat
Van Gogh