You know that I love inspirational quotes. Today seems the kind of day to share inspiring quotes about love. It has been a hard week for many of us in the world. The results of the US elections have created ripples of fear within the country and around the world. In India, we’ve been hit with the demonetization of some currency notes resulting in chaos too.
It’s been a difficult week to keep tempers in check. Hard to hope. Yet, kindness and love shall overcome, if we believe.

Inspiring Quotes about Love

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” —Dalai Lama

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.”
—John Lennon

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“Love cures people—both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.” —Karl A. Menninger

“The giving of love is an education in itself.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“The first duty of love is to listen.” —Paul Tillich

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” —James A. Baldwin

“Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible—it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.” —Barbara de Angelis

“Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.” —C.S. Lewis

“The more one judges, the less one loves.” —Honoré de Balzac

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“The best proof of love is trust.” —Joyce Brothers

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” —Oscar Wilde

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” —Robert A. Heinlein

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” —Mother Teresa

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” —Gautama Buddha

“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is a quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”
—Ann Landers

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” —Lao Tzu

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Our first and last love is self-love.” —Christian Nestell Bovee

“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

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
—Maya Angelou

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