“You’ve got to dance like there’s nobody watching. Love like you’ll never be hurt. Sing like there’s nobody listening. And live like it’s heaven on earth.” – William W. Purkey.
“The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson
“What women want; to be loved, to be listened to, to be desired, to be respected, to be needed to be trusted, and sometimes just to be held. What men want: tickets to the World Series.” – David Barry
“It is better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
“Mutual love, the crown of bliss.” – John Milton
“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine
A real man gives up one night stands for a woman he can’t stand one night without.
The top 10 love quote countdown has ended and here are the top 10 love quotes for 2012. Don’t forget that ‘True love is about the ultimate sacrifice, the act of giving the best.’
Top 10 Love Quotes
10:”Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement. -Gerald Jampolsky”
9: “When you are in love you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss
8: “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering’s, of tarnishing’s.” – Anais Nin
7: “You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” – Barbare De Angelis
6: “Love… What is love? Love is to love someone for who they are, who they were, and who they will be.’ -Chris Moore
5: “Whoso loves believes the impossible.” -Elizabeth Barrett Browning
4 “Don’t excite love, don’t stir it up, until the time is ripe—and you’re ready.” SOS 3:5b MSG
3: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
2: “Love never fails” 1 Cor 13:8
James Baldwin, posit that “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” Love then is powerful, deeper than feelings and a mystery; a divine mystery. To buttress my point, here are some of Love’s attributes:
- Love never gives up.
- Love cares more for others than for self.
- Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
- Love doesn’t strut,
- Doesn’t have a swelled head,
- Doesn’t force itself on others,
- Isn’t always “me first,”
- Doesn’t fly off the handle,
- Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
- Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
- Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
- Puts up with anything,
- Trusts God always,
- Always looks for the best,
- Never looks back,
- But keeps going to the end.
So drum roll please, here is my #1 love quote: “For God so LOVED the world that He GAVE His Only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 NKJV
True love is about the ultimate sacrifice, the act of giving the best. An example clearly modeled by God for humanity. This example works for me…how about you ? Well, enjoy your day and do make love a lifetime commitment and not just a day’s event.
It’s Friday, Thank God!
Count down fever ? Not Here!!!
By the way, do let me know what you think about my top 10 love quotes.
Freely share yours and who knows maybe it will make my list in 2013.
Without much ado, here is #4: “Don’t excite love, don’t stir it up,
until the time is ripe—and you’re ready.” SOS 3:5b MSG
Read the summary below to understand the context and appreciate the agony, passion, sacrifice, demand, feelings and intensity of a wife in love…
“Restless in bed and sleepless through the night, I longed for my lover.
I wanted him desperately. His absence was painful.
So I got up, went out and roved the city, hunting through streets and down alleys. I wanted my lover in the worst way!
I looked high and low, and didn’t find him. And then the night watchmen found me as they patrolled the darkened city. “Have you seen my dear lost love?” I asked. No sooner had I left them than I found him, found my dear lost love.
I threw my arms around him and held him tight, wouldn’t let him go until I had him home again, safe at home beside the fire. Oh, let me warn you, sisters in Jerusalem, by the gazelles, yes, by all the wild deer: Don’t excite love, don’t stir it up, until the time is ripe—and you’re ready.”
Interesting right ? I guess so.