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The Wisdom of Love from Poets, Mystics and Wise People of the Ages

Whoever loves true life, will love true love
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The minute I heard my first love story
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
they’re in each other all along.


No one worth possessing can be quite possessed.
                                              Sara Teasdale

The thing you are ripening toward is the fruit of your life. It will make you bright inside, no matter what you are outside. It is a shining thing.

Stewart Edward White

Lovers alone wear sunshine
                       ee cummings

O seekers, remember, all distances are traversed by those who yearn to be near the source of their being.


Everything is full and pure at its source and precisely there, not outside.

Meister Eckhart

…No other light, no guide

except for my heart—

the fire, the fire inside!

St. John of the Cross


Love until it hurts.

Mother Theresa

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.

Mother Teresa

God is not found in the soul by adding anything but by a process of subtraction.

Meister Eckhart

Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it ís cracked up to be. That is why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk everything, you risk even more.

Erica Jong

Give all to love; obey thy heart.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This giving up is not a repenting.
It’s a deep honoring of yourself.


For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

Carl Sagan

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.

Dag Hammarskjold

We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.

William Gladstone

Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to Love.

All Photographic Images
© Blake Steele 2004
Star Images from Hubble Space Station
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