The Poetry of Love

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. —Proverbs 17:17

A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. —Proverbs 18:24

Love cannot be drowned by oceans or floods; it cannot be bought, no matter what is offered.
—Song of Solomon 8:7 CEV

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. —1 Peter 4:8 NIV

You show love for others by truly helping them, and not merely by talking about it. —1 John 3:18 CEV

True love ennobles and dignifies the material labors of life; and homely services rendered for love’s sake have in them a poetry that is immortal. —Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)

Love is a consistent passion to give, not a meek persistent hope to receive. —Swami Chinmayananda (1916–1993)

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven. —Karen Sunde (b. 1942)

Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning. —Author unknown

Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all. —G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936)

Loving can cost a lot, but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life. —Merle Shain (1935–1989)

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder. —Charles Langbridge Morgan (1894–1958)

We say that grace is “unmerited favor.” And we are instructed to love as Christ loves us. He shows us grace; we are to show each other grace. That means we are to be kinder to people than what we think they deserve. —Author unknown

Impart unto me, O God, I pray Thee, the spirit of Thy love, that I may be more anxious to give than to receive, more eager to understand than to be understood, more thoughtful for others, more forgetful of myself. —Frederick B. Meyer (1847–1929)

To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic. —Alphonse de Lamartine (1790–1869)

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. —Henry Drummond (1851–1897)