Love Is All You Need

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Last November's Rainbow Reflections consisted of a collection of quotations about peace. Many readers wrote us to express their appreciation of this newsletter format. In response, I've chosen to dedicate the February Rainbow Reflections to quotations about love.

As with the peace quotations, there's one quotation for each day of the month, not necessarily in any particular order. Enjoy them, and please feel free to share them.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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The only transformer and alchemist that turns everything into gold is love. The only magic against death, aging, ordinary life, is love. -- Anais Nin

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You cannot leave a situation until you have done so with love. Those situations you leave in anger will be there for you to resolve in the future. It may not be with the same person, but you will create another person and a similar situation to allow you to resolve it with love. -- Sanaya Roman (channeling Orin)

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Because one does not see that love is an activity, a power of the soul, one believes that all that is necessary is to find the right object -- and that everything goes by itself afterward. This attitude can be compared to that of a man who wants to learn to paint but who, instead of learning the art, claims that he has just to wait for the right object, and that he will paint beautifully when he finds it. -- Erich Fromm The Art of Loving

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Love is the free exercise of choice. Two people love each other only when they are quite capable of living without each other but choose to live with each other. -- M. Scott Peck

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The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.
-- W. Somerset Maugham
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Love dies only when growth stops. -- Pearl S. Buck
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Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. -- Dalai Lama

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Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love -- that is the soul of genius. -- Mozart

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I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out. -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Under the sustaining influence of love, the physical body is always at its best. It is probably true that more people are sick from lack of love in their lives than from all other causes put together. -- Eric Butterworth

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Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. -- Kahlil Gibran

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There is a single magic, a single power, a single salvation, and a single happiness, and that is called loving. -- Hermann Hesse

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All thoughts, all passions, all delights,
Whatever stirs this mortal frame,
All are but ministers of Love,
And feed his sacred flame.
-- Samuel Coleridge
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Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring. -- Oscar Wilde

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The truth is that there is only one
Terminal dignity....Love
And the story of a love is not important
What is important is that
One is capable of love
It is perhaps the only glimpse
We are permitted of eternity
-- Helen Hayes
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Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays in the palm; clutch it and it darts away. -- Dorothy Parker

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Love is the miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives. I am not talking about vanity or arrogance . . . for that is not love. It is only fear. I am talking about having a great respect for ourselves and a gratitude for the miracle of our body and our mind.
-- Louise L. Hay

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We can make ourselves say the kind things that rise in our hearts and tremble on our lips -- do the gentle and helpful deeds which we long to do and shrink back from; and little by little, it will grow easier -- the love spoken will bring back the answer of love -- the kind deed will bring back a kind deed in return. -- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant to the immune system. -- Bernie Siegel
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One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love. -- Sophocles

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What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. ll that we love deeply becomes a part of us. -- Helen Keller

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Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds. -- Johann W. von Goethe

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How many loved your moments of glad grace.
And loved your beauty with love false or true.
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face.
-- W.B. Yeats (The Countess Kathleen)
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When it comes to giving love, the opportunities are unlimited, and we are all gifted.
-- Leo Buscaglia

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You can always create your own experience of life in a beautiful and enjoyable way if you keep your love turned on within you- regardless of what other people say or do.
-- Ken Keyes

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To love someone means to see him as God intended -- Dostoevski
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Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts.
-- Marianne Williamson

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A person desperately searching for love is like a fish desperately searching for water."
-- Deepak Chopra

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