With the shocking passing this Sunday of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, baseball Coach John Altobelli and his wife and daughter Keri and Alyssa, mother and daughter Sarah and Payton Chester, basketball coach Christina Mauser, and the pilot Ara Zobayan I really wanted to share some love on my next blog post. Life is so precious, but so short. Here one minute and gone the other we should NEVER miss an opportunity to tell others that we care. People these days are so quick to anger, so quick to accuse, and point fingers. I had some one leave a hateful note on my car one evening because I guess I hadn’t parked properly for them, even though I was parked completely fine. That note didn’t annoy me, but instead just made me sad how quick people are to attack. Love needs to be the normal, love needs to flow and be shared, and not seem like a rebellious act. We should love on others, love on ourselves… love. So today’s post I just wanted to share some inspiration love quotes that really stand out to me. Quotes that hopefully will stand out to you and maybe you’ll find that one special one even that you hold on to and treasure for the rough and darker times.
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” Lao Tzu
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King Jr.
“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” Mother Teresa.
“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” Khalil Gibran.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” Audrey Hepburn
“He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.” Henri Matisse
“In the flush of love’s light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.” Maya Angelou
“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.” Buddha
“Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.” Plato
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” Mother Teresa
“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is growing up.” James Baldwin
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” Dalai Lama
“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” Victor Hugo
“To love another person is to see the face of God.” Victor Hugo
“Love is always bestowed as a gift- freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.” Leo Buscaglia
“Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.”
These are just the tip of the iceberg for quotes about love. There are so many out there and I know I for one love looking through Pinterest for quotes that inspire me and push me to become an even better and loving version of myself. The last love quote/verse I wanted to share in this post is definitely my favorite and one I try and live by each and every day.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:4,7-8
I really wanted to keep this post simple today and really celebrate love, celebrate humanity and really try to promote the normality of love. Love should be a normal thing, being kind should be second nature to us. Lending a helping hand should be done without a second thought. Remember change starts with us. It doesn’t start with that person over there or the other person over there and us just waiting in the shadows. No change starts with us living out what we want to see in the world. You may stick out like a sore thumb, but hey that’s good then because people will notice and hopefully be inspired to love and believe in humanity again too. Be the reason others believe there are still good people out there!
“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.” Kobe Bryant
What quotes stood out to you? or what are some of your favorite love quotes? Please share them in the comment section below!