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" I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you."
" The heart that loves is always young.
" Love is, above all, the gift of oneself."
-- Jean Anouilh
" If you would be loved, love and be lovable."
" To love is to dare."
" Love comforteth like sunshine after rain."
" Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young."
" When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity."
--Albert Einstein (Contributed by my dad)
" Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love."
" As Gandhi stepped aboard a train one day, one of his shoes slipped off and landed on the track. He was unable to retrieve it as the train was moving. To the amazement of his companions, Gandhi calmly took off his other shoe and threw it back along the track to land close to the first. Asked by a fellow passenger why he did so, Gandhi smiled. “The poor man who finds the shoe lying on the track,” he replied, “will now have a pair he can use.” "
" Love cures people--both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it."
--Dr. Karl Menninger
" There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love . . ."
" It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
" A kiss, when all is said... ‘tis a secret/Told to the mouth instead of to the ear."
--Cyrano de Bergerac
" The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of."
" A famous research scientist, who had made several very important medical breakthroughs was being interviewed by a newspaper reporter who asked him why he thought he was able to be so much more creative than the average person. What set him so far apart from the others?
He responded that, in his opinion, it all came from an experience with his mother that occurred when he was about two years old. He had been trying to remove a bottle of milk from the refrigerator when he lost his grip on the slippery bottle and it fell, spilling its contents all over the kitchen floor--a veritable sea of milk!
When his mother came into the kitchen, instead of yelling at him, giving him a lecture or punishing him, she said, “Robert, what a great and wonderful mess you have made! I have rarely seen such a huge puddle of milk. Well, the damage has already been done. Would you like to get down and play in the milk for a few minutes before we clean it up?”
Indeed, he did. After a few minutes, his mother said, “You know Robert, whenever you make a mess like this, eventually you have to clean it up and restore everything to its proper order. So, how would you like to do that? We could use a sponge, a towel or a mop. Which do you prefer?” He chose the sponge and together they cleaned up the spilled milk.
His mother then said. “You know, what we have here is a failed experiment in how to effectively carry a big milk bottle with two time hands. Let’s go out in the back yard and fill the bottle with water and see if you can discover a way to carry it without dropping it.” The little boy learned that if he grasped the bottle at the top near the lip with both hands, he could carry it without dropping it. What a wonderful lesson!
This renowned scientist then remarked that it was at that moment that he knew he didn’t need to be afraid to make mistakes. Instead, he learned that mistakes were just opportunities for learning something new, which is, after all, what scientific experiments are all about. Even if the experiment “doesn’t work,” we usually learn something valuable from it."
--from A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul
" I wasn’t kissing her, I was whispering in her mouth."
" Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind will blow out a candle, and blow in a fire."
--Duc de La Rochefoucauld
" Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven. "
--Henry Ward Beecher
" Every good act is charity. Your smiling in your brother’s face, is charity; and exhortation of your fellowman to virtuous deeds, is equal to alms-giving; your putting a wanderer in the right road, is charity; your assisting the blind, is charity; your removing stones, and thorns, and other obstructions from the road, is charity; your giving water to the thirsty, is charity. A man’s true wealth hereafter, is the good he does in this world to his fellow-man. When he dies, people will say, “What property has he left behind him? ” But the angels will ask, “What good deeds has he sent before him?”"
" The highest exercise of charity is charity towards the uncharitable."
" Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be."
" Be charitable in your thoughts, in your speech and in your actions. Be charitable in your judgments, in your attitudes and in your prayers. Think charitably of your friends, your neighbors, your relatives and even your enemies. And if there be those whom you can help in a material way, do so in a quiet, friendly, neighborly way, as if it were the most common and everyday experience for you. Tongues of men and angels, gifts of prophecy and all mysteries and all knowledge are as nothing without charity."