Quotes on Wisdom and Love to Live By

Quotes on Wisdom and Love

Yes, there is wisdom in love, and it usually occurs after the end of a passionate relationship between two people or after going through some soul-searching about it. And sometimes, they hit you out of the blue. These quotations are carefully selected to mirror the different sources and sentiments of people, from celebrities, authors, politicians, musicians, prophets, and fictional characters, about how love brings with it a special kind of enlightenment and illumination to anyone who has ever loved and reflected upon the experience.

If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.

-John Lennon

Quotes on Wisdom and Love

"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion... love actually is all around."

-Excerpt from the speech by the British Prime Minister (played by Hugh Grant) in the movie Love Actually (2003)

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear ...

-Biblical passage from 1 John 4:18

"There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time."

-Pioneering French fashion designer Coco Chanel

quotes on wisdom and love

Quotes on Wisdom and Love

As a younger woman I believed that passion must surely fade with age, just as a cup left standing in a room will gradually give up its contents to the air. But when the Chairman and I returned to my apartment, we drank each other up with so much yearning and need that afterward I felt myself drained of all the things the Chairman had taken from me, yet filled with all that I had taken from him.

-Sayuri as an older geisha, from the novel Memoirs of a Geisha (1997) by Arthur Golden

Nobody knows how cruel fate can be
How close together love and hate can be
Goodbye, just clean the slate for me
That's life, I guess.

-From the song That's Life I Guess by Billie Holiday

Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.

-Social reformer and clergyman Henry Ward Beecher

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