— Johnny Cash American singer-songwriter 1932 - 2003
— Margaret Landon writer, missionary 1903 - 1993
— Cassandra Clare, livro Clockwork Princess
„Your first love has no beginning or end. Your first love is not your first love, and it is not your last. It is just love. It is one with everything.“
— Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926
Cultivating the Mind of Love (2005) Full Circle Publishing ISBN 81-216-0676-4
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 a.C.
Misattributed, Not Chinese, Misattributed to Confucius since at least 1985; correct origins are dubious, as mentioned in "Choose a Job You Love, and You Will Never Have To Work a Day in Your Life" at QuoteInvestigator.com (2 September 2014) http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/09/02/job-love/: the oldest English-language use of the proverb has been found in Woolfolk, Ann, "Toshiko Takaezu," Princeton Alumni Weekly, Vol. 83(5), 6 October 1982, p. 32: "Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life." (attributed to Arthur Szathmary, who attributes it, in his turn, to an unnamed source).
„At any given moment in your life, you have the choice between love and fear. And that’s a choice you make. You make the choice of how you react to events.“
— Jennifer Beals American actress and a former teen model 1963
Interview with Windy City Queercast (5 February 2011) http://www.windycityqueercast.com/audio.html?ID=535
„How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face.“
— W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
The Rose (1893), Context: p>When you are old and gray and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face.And bending down beside the glowing bars, Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled And paced upon the mountains overhead And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.</p When You Are Old http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1756/, st. 1–3
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, Singles and rarities
„Love all men, even your enemies; love them, not because they are your brothers, but that they may become your brothers. Thus you will ever burn with fraternal love, both for him who is already your brother and for your enemy, that he may by loving become your brother. … Even he that does not as yet believe in Christ … love him, and love him with fraternal love. He is not yet thy brother, but love him precisely that he may be thy brother.“
— Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430
On the Mystical Body of Christ, p.436
„The supreme style of love is unknown love. If the affection is known by the beloved, that love is snob. If you sacrifice your life for the beloved, and she recognises your love after you die, your soul would be appraised.“
— Tsunetomo Yamamoto, livro Hagakure
Hagakure (c. 1716)
„Love in your mind produces love in your life. This is the meaning of heaven.
Fear in your mind produces fear in your life. This is the meaning of hell.“
— Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"