„They reciprocated the great and saving lie--that our love for things is greater than our lover for our love for things--willfully playing the parts they wrote for themselves, willfully creating and believing fictions necessary for life.“
„Don't look for big things, just do small things with great love…. The smaller the thing, the greater must be our love.“
— Matka Tereza Roman Catholic saint of Albanian origin 1910 - 1997
2000s, As quoted in Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light (2007) by Brian Kolodiejchuk
„God’s purpose of creating human beings is so that we can live loving God as our bridegroom, our lover.“
— Jung Myung Seok South Korean Leader of New Religious Movement, Poet, Author, Founder of Wolmyeongdong Center 1945
Extracted from the Official English Website on Jung Myung Seok http://jungmyungseok.net/
„The whole of Christianity is comprised in three things— to believe, to love, and to obey Jesus. These are things, however, which we must be learning all our life.“
— Christian Scriver German hymnwriter 1629 - 1693
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 134.
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
„As to love our neighbour as we love ourselves is the great law of Christianity, so it is the great precept of nature to love ourselves only as we love our neighbour, or what comes to the same thing, as our neighbour is capable of loving us.“
— Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments
The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), Part I, Section I, Chap. V.
„Love is this thing that we pursue today, tonight, for ever,
We care not whither, know not who shall be at length the giver:
For Love, — our life and all our years are cast upon the waves;
Our heart is as the hand that steers; — but who is He that saves?“
— Arthur O'Shaughnessy British poet 1844 - 1881
Music and Moonlight (1874), Barcarolle
„Said Scopas of Thessaly, "We rich men count our felicity and happiness to lie in these superfluities, and not in those necessary things."“
— Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), Of the Love of Wealth
— Arthur Desmond New Zealnd writer 1859 - 1929
Misattributed, From Rudyard Kipling, The Ballad of the King's Jest; quoted in the opening of Rival Caesars
— Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936
Other works, The Ballad of the King's Jest, Stanza 9
„I do not mistrust the future; I do not fear what is ahead. For our problems are large, but our heart is larger. Our challenges are great, but our will is greater. And if our flaws are endless, God's love is truly boundless.“
— George H. W. Bush American politician, 41st President of the United States 1924
Inaugural Address (1989), Context: I do not mistrust the future; I do not fear what is ahead. For our problems are large, but our heart is larger. Our challenges are great, but our will is greater. And if our flaws are endless, God's love is truly boundless. Some see leadership as high drama, and the sound of trumpets calling, and sometimes it is that. But I see history as a book with many pages, and each day we fill a page with acts of hopefulness and meaning. The new breeze blows, a page turns, the story unfolds. And so today a chapter begins, a small and stately story of unity, diversity, and generosity — shared, and written, together.
„We cannot love unless we have accepted forgiveness, and the deeper our experience of forgiveness is, the greater is our love.“
— Paul Tillich German-American theologian and philosopher 1886 - 1965
The New Being (1955), Chap. 1: "To Whom Much is Forgiven..."