Tuesday, February 13, 2007

100 Possible Answers to the Questions (part one)

1. "The question of love is one that cannot be evaded. Whether or not you claim to be interested in it, from the moment you are alive you are bound to be concerned with love, because love is not just something that happens to you: It is a certain special way of being alive. Love is, in fact, an intensification of life, a completeness, a fullness, a wholeness of life." - Thomas Merton
2. "Love conquers all." ~Virgil
3. "One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love." --Sophocles
4. "Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the gods." ~Plato
5. "At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet." ~Plato
6. "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." --Aristotle
7. "Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul." --St. Augustine
8. "A life’s worth, in the end, isn’t measured in hours, or dollars. It’s measured by the amount of love exchanged along the way." - Douglas C. Means
9. "The essential sadness is to go through life without loving. But it would be almost equally sad to leave this world without ever telling those you loved that you love them." - Author Unknown
10. “Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.” ~Jean Anouilh
11. "Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." --Robert Heinlein
12. "True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart." --Honore de Balzac
13. "When traveling the path of life, and finding love along the way, everything looks new and different. Little do you know it is the same old landscape you used to see all of the time; Love has just given you new eyes." - Author Unknown
14. "Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring. Who, being loved, is poor?" ~Oscar Wilde
15. "Attention is the most basic form of love; through it we bless and are blessed." - John Tarrant
16. “If you have the will to love, you already give proof that you love. What counts is the will to love.” -- St. Maximilian Kolbe
17. "If you would be loved, love and be lovable." - Benjamin Franklin
18. "You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly." - Sam Keen
19. "We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities." - Jacques Maritain
20. "You don't love a woman because she's beautiful; she is beautiful because you love her." - anonymous quote
21. "A happy man marries the girl he loves; a happier man loves the girl he marries." - anonymous quote
22. "Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all." -- G.K. Chesterton
23. “When we are young, we think we know so much about it. Then as we get older, we realize just how little we actually know. Still, throughout life, everyone searches for some form of love.”-- Dianne Bergant
24. “We can genuinely love someone and be captivated by that person’s charm and wit, intelligence and sensitivity, unselfishness and caring—and soon we feel a responsibility to overhaul what we think should be changed. This can tear the love relationship apart.” -- Dianne Bergant
25. “Real love involves an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person. That's when agape, or sacrificial love, begins to take root.” -- Gary J. Oliver

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