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Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.

--Peace Pilgrim
(in Alison Thompson Responds with Heart)

What gives me hope is that life unfailingly responds to the advances of love. --Nipun Mehta (in Nipun Mehta: A Deeper Thanksgiving)

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
--Ben Okri
(in The Best Greater Good Articles of 2022)

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. --Khalil GIbran (in Bicycling Around the World for Love)

Maybe the purpose of being here, wherever we are, is to increase the durability and occasions of love among and between peoples. --June Jordan (in June Jordan's Legacy of Solidarity & Love)

And our inexplicable love for this world, our delight and grief -- what is that but the Cosmos loving itself, delighting in itself, grieving for itself? --David Hinton (in An Ethics of Wild Mind)

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh, be swift to love, make haste to be kind. --Henri Frederic Amiel (in Say Wow: A Conversation with Poet Chelan Harkin)

Love is what carries you, for it is always there, even in the dark, or most in the dark, but shining out at times like gold stitches in a piece of embroidery.

--Wendell Berry
(in The Red Dress)

I want you to laugh, to kill all your worries, to love you, to nourish you. Oh sweet bitterness, I will soothe you and heal you. I will bring you roses. I too have been covered with thorns. --Rumi, translation Fereydoun Kia (in Ode to an Ugly Cat)

I love a broad margin to my life. --Henry David Thoreau (in A Broad Margin)

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. --Zora Neale Hurston (in Lost Together)

Perhaps tragedies are only tragedies in the presence of love, which confers meaning to loss. --Elizabeth Alexander (in Elizabeth Alexander: Light of the World)

I would say love is focused attention with benevolent intent. -- J. Drew Lanham (in Look Closely or You'll Miss It)

Compassion isn't about solutions. It's about giving all the love that you've got --Cheryl Strayed (in The Yellow Umbrella)

Love is the force behind every level of existence. --Kabir Helminksi (in Kabir Helminksi: Rumi & the Mysterion)

Grief is the language that love speaks after loss --John Mark Green (in Griefhouse)

Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity. --Hippocrates (in Could Creativity Transform Medicine?)

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