— William Wordsworth English Romantic poet 1770 - 1850
„Loving is almost a substitute for thinking. Love is a burning forgetfulness of all other things. How shall we ask passion to be logical?“
— Victor Hugo, livro Os Miseráveis
Fonte: Les Misérables
„How we love others is affected by how we love ourselves, and for the first time in a long time, I was whole.“
— Richelle Mead American writer 1976
Fonte: Succubus Revealed
„The only thing that matters, at the end of a stay on earth, is how well did we love, what was the quality of our love?“
— Richard Bach, livro The Bridge Across Forever
Fonte: The Bridge Across Forever (1984), Ch. 48
Contexto: The things we own, the places we live, the events of our lives: empty settings. How easy to chase after settings, and forget diamonds! The only thing that matters, at the end of a stay on earth, is how well did we love, what was the quality of our love?
— John Powell American Jesuit priest 1645 - 1713
„The secret to your success lies in surrounding yourself with sustainable love, and that starts with loving yourself. This is your hardest challenge. Through hundreds of hours spent coaching I have observed a common pattern – we can easily express our love for other people, possessions or experiences but find it difficult to say we love ourselves.“
— Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967
Your Job-Hunt Ltd – Advice from an Award-Winning Asian Headhunter (2003), Successful Recruitment in a Week (2012) https://books.google.ae/books?idp24GkAsgjGEC&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIGjAA#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, 100 Things Successful People Do: Little Exercises for Successful Living (2016) https://books.google.ae/books?idnu0lCwAAQBAJ&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIMjAE
„But don't we often lie to people we love, or not tell them things, precisely because we love them?“
— Alexander McCall Smith, livro Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
Fonte: Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
„We aren’t the things we collect, acquire, read. We are, for as long as we are here, only love. The things we loved. The people we loved. And these, I think these really do live on“
— Gabrielle Zevin American writer 1977
Fonte: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
„He can't really love anyone, you know, and in the end such people are always alone, no matter how much other people once loved them.“
— Elizabeth Kostova, livro The Swan Thieves
Fonte: The Swan Thieves
— David Sedaris, livro Holidays on Ice
Fonte: Holidays on Ice
„It isn't enough to love people because they're good to you, or because in some way or other you're going to get something by it. We have to love because we love loving.“
— John Galsworthy English novelist and playwright 1867 - 1933
A Bit O' Love (1915)
„If we do not know how to take care of ourselves and to love ourselves, we cannot take care of the people we love. Loving oneself is the foundation for loving another person.“
— Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926
Fonte: Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh: 365 days of practical, powerful teachings from the beloved Zen teacher
— Elon Musk South African-born American entrepreneur 1971
[Driving With Elon Musk, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSNXhHTLLIk, 26 March 2012]
„Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!“
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
"On Living to One's-Self"
Table Talk: Essays On Men And Manners http://www.blupete.com/Literature/Essays/TableHazIV.htm (1821-1822)
— Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
Fonte: Fight Club
„There’s only one thing we can be sure of, and that is the love that we have for our children, for our families, for each other. The warmth of a small child’s embrace, that is true.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2012, Sandy Hook Prayer Vigil (December 2012)
Contexto: We know our time on this Earth is fleeting. We know that we will each have our share of pleasure and pain, that even after we chase after some earthly goal, whether it’s wealth or power or fame or just simple comfort, we will, in some fashion, fall short of what we had hoped. We know that, no matter how good our intentions, we’ll all stumble sometimes in some way.
We’ll make mistakes, we’ll experience hardships and even when we’re trying to do the right thing, we know that much of our time will be spent groping through the darkness, so often unable to discern God’s heavenly plans.
There’s only one thing we can be sure of, and that is the love that we have for our children, for our families, for each other. The warmth of a small child’s embrace, that is true.
The memories we have of them, the joy that they bring, the wonder we see through their eyes, that fierce and boundless love we feel for them, a love that takes us out of ourselves and binds us to something larger, we know that’s what matters.
We know we’re always doing right when we’re taking care of them, when we’re teaching them well, when we’re showing acts of kindness. We don’t go wrong when we do that.
„Benjamin, we’re meant to lose the people we love. How else would we know how important they are to us?“
— Eric Roth American screenwriter 1945
Fonte: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay
„Bravest thing about people is how they go on loving mortal beings after finding out there's such a thing as dying.“
— Anne Tyler, livro The Tin Can Tree
Fonte: The Tin Can Tree