"Our present economic, social and international arrangements are based, in large measure, upon organized lovelessness."
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness, in a descending spiral of destruction.
The chain reaction of evil must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation."
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"In this world, hate never dispelled hate.
Only love dispels hate.
This is the law, ancient and inexhaustible."
"Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking.
The one is the shadow of the other."
"When the power of Love overcomes the Love of power, the world will know peace"
"When love is suppressed, hate takes its place"
Havelock Ellis (British psychologist and author 1859-1939)
"The heart that can no longer love passionately, must with fury hate"
Jean Baptiste Racine (French Poet, Writer and Dramatist, 1639-1699)
"We are so trained in the thought system of fear and attack that we get to the point where natural thinking -love- feels unnatural and unnatural thinking -fear- feels natural. It takes real discipline and training to unlearn the thought system of fear."
"What is love? After all, it is quite simple. Love is everything which enhances, widens and enriches our life."
"Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is."
Gary Zukav (American best selling author)
"Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other."
Euripides (Greek playwright, c. 480-406 BC)
"To cheat oneself out of love is the most terrible deception; it is an eternal loss for which there is no reparation, either in time or in eternity."
Love quotes from Scholar Island, ThinkExist, S.F. Heart, and OpenHeart.com.
Credit: Peter Nicholson, of "The Australian" newspaper.