The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.

Jennifer Aniston – American actress (b. 1969), in an interview with the “Oprah Magazine” (Ma y7th, 2004)

Unity, liberty, charity

In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity.

Unitatem in necessariis, in non necessariis libertatem, in omnibus caritatem.

Marco Antonio de Dominis – born Marko Gospodnetić, Dalmatian Catholic theologian, philosopher and scientist, 1602-1616 Archbishop of Split, (1560-1624), from “De Republica Ecclesiastica”, part 1, book 4, chapter 8 (1617), Quotations book 2019


Love has the patience to endure the fault we cannot cure.

J. Jelinek – Chosen by Sir John Marks Templeton, value investor and philanthropist (1912-2008), Quotations book 2002


Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

The Bible, 1. Peter 4:8 (ESV)

Made for love

I think that because this is a moral universe, then right will prevail, goodness will prevail, compassion will prevail, laughter will prevail, love, caring, sharing will prevail. Because we are made for goodness. We are made for love.

Desmond Tutu – South African anglican clergyman, 1986-96 Archbishop of the archdiocese Cape Town, Nobel Peace Prize 1984 (1931-2021), Quotations book 2013

Copyright by Desmond Tutu, used with permission of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, all rights reserved.


Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope.

Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must he saved by faith.

Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we are saved by love.

No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint. Therefore we must be saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.

Reinhold Niebuhr – German-American theologian (1892-1971)


The key to the heart of people will never be our cleverness, but always our love.

attributed to Hermann von Bezzel – German Protestant theologian, 1891-1909 director of the deaconess institution Neuendettelsau (1861-1917), Quotations book 2016


When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.

attributed to Jimi Hendrix – born James Marshall Hendrix, American guitarrist, composer and singer (1942-1970), Quotations book 2018

Voir Dieu

Qui veut voir Dieu vivant, face à face, doit le chercher, non dans le firmament désert de sa pensée, mais dans l’amour des hommes.

Romain Rolland – écrivain et pacifiste français, prix Nobel de littérature 1915 (1866-1944), de “Jean-Christophe: L’Adolescent” (1904), Brochure de citation 2014

Power is dispensable

You need power only when you want to do something harmful. Otherwise, love is enough to get everything done.

attributed to Sir Charles S. “Charlie” Chaplin – british actor (1889-1977), could not be verified by the Chaplin Association


It is not important how big your house is but your heart.



We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice.
Not in love with publicity but in love with humanity.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – American civil rights activist and pastor, Nobel Peace Prize 1964 (1929-1968), from his speech “The Birth of a New Age” at the fiftieth-anniversary convention banquet of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity in Buffalo (August 11, 1956), published in “The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Volume III: Birth of a New Age, December 1955-December 1956” (1997)


Experience teaches us that love does not mean to look into each other’s eyes, but to look together in the same direction.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – French aviator and writer (1900-1994), from “Wind, Sand, and Stars” (“Terre des Hommes, 1939), Quotations book 2020

L’expérience nous montre qu’aimer ce n’est pas nous regarder l’un l’autre mais regarder ensemble dans la même direction.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – écrivain et aviateur français (1900-1944), de “Terre des Hommes” (1939), Brochure de citation 2020

De l’amour

L’amour est la seule passion qui se paie d’une monnaie qu’elle se fabrique elle-même.

Stendahl –  né Henri Beyle, écrivain français (1783-1842), de “De l´amour” (1822), Brochure de citation 2013


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King jr. – American civil rights activist and pastor, Nobel Peace Prize 1964 (1929-1968), Quotations book 2013

Without Love

Duty without Love creates annoyance.
Truth without Love creates addiction to criticism.
Education without Love creates contradiction.
Cleverness without Love turns cagey.
Responsibility without Love turns inconsiderate.
Justice without Love creates hardness.
Politeness without Love creates hypocrisy.
Order without Love creates pettiness.
Knowledge without Love turns obstinate.
Power without Love turns violent.
Honour without Love creates pride.
Possession without Love turns avaricious.
Believe without Love turns fanatic

attributed to Laozhi – chinese philosopher (ca 3rd-5th century BC)

Undying love

Noi siamo oggetti da parte di Dio di un amore intramontabile. Sappiamo: ha sempre gli occhi aperti su di noi, anche quando sembra ci sia notte. E’ papà; più ancora è madre. Non vuol farci del male; vuol farci solo del bene, a tutti.

We are the objects of undying love on the part of God. We know: he has always his eyes open on us, even when it seems to be dark. He is our father; even more he is our mother. He does not want to hurt us, He wants only to do good to us, to all of us.

Pope Johan Paul I – born Albino Luciani, 1978 Holy Father (1912-1978), in his Angelus on September 10th, 1978


God does not love us because we are valuable; we are valuable because He loves us.

Fulton J. Sheen – American Catholic cleric, 1966-69 Bishop of Rochester, 1969-79 Titular Archbishop of Newport, Wales (1895-1979), from “Remade for Happiness: Achieving Life’s Purpose through Spiritual Transformation” (1946), Quotations book 2021


Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.

Mahatma Gandhi – Indian politician (1896-1948), from “Ahimsa or the way of Non-violence” (posthumously 1958 in “All men are brothers”), Quotations book 2014

Acto con amor

The Lord does not look so much to the grandeur of our works as to the love with which they are done.

Teresa of Àvila – spanish mystic and Catholic nun (1515-1582), from “Interior Castle” (1588), Quotations book 2017

El Señor no mira tanto la grandeza de las obras como el amor con que se hacen.

Teresa de Ávila – mística y doctor de la Iglesia española (1515-1582), a patir de “Moradas del Castillo Interior” (1588), Libro de citas 2017


Love never fails.

The Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:8 (NIV)


Aimer un être, c’est accepter de vieillir avec lui.

Albert Camus – écrivain et philosophe français, prix Nobel de littérature en 1957 (1913-1960), de “Caligula”, Acte IV, Scène XIII (1945)

To love someone is to accept to grow old with them.

Albert Camus – Frech philosopher and writer, Nobel Prize in literature 1957 (1913-1960), from “Caligula”, Act IV, Scene XIII (1945)

Learning from love

In order to be a jazz musician, you have to listen and listen and listen to a lot of jazz. And that’s an act of love. You don’t think, I’m listening to study it. You just listen because you love it. And you love it, and love it … and gradually, you learn.

Woody Allen – American director and actor (b. 1935), from an interview with Stig Björkman, published in “Woody Allen on Woody Allen” (1993), Quotations book 2016

La prima felicità

La prima felicità di un fanciullo è il sapere di essere amato.

Don Giovanni Melchiore Bosco – presbitero cattolica e pedagogo italiano (1815-1888)


There is no power on earth like unconditional love. If you offer that to your child you’re 90 percent of the way home. There may be days when you don’t feel like it – it’s not uncritical love; that’s a different animal – but to know you can always come back, that is huge in life. That takes you a long, long way. And I would say that every parent out there that can extend that to their child at an early age, it’s going to make for a better human being.

Warren Buffett – American value investor, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (b. 1930), at the Allen & Company Conference 2010 in Sun Valley, Idaho, Quotations book 2014


L’âge ne vous protège pas de l’amour. Mais l’amour vous protège de l’âge.

de France – Brochure de citation 2020


Love means that life has no meaning except in terms of responsibility; responsibility toward our family, toward our nation, toward our civilization, and now, by the pressures of history, toward the universe of mankind, which includes our enemies.

attributed to Reinhold Niebuhr – German-Born American theologian (1892-1971)

Great love

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

slogan of nursing – Quotations book 2020


Fear less, hope more;
eat less, chew more;
whine less, breathe more;
talk less, say more;
love more, and all good things will be yours.

Swedish proverb – Quotations book 2014


It is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment.

The Bible, Philippians 1:9 (ESV) – Quotations book 2021


Do what you love.

attributed to Ted Koppel – born Edward James Koppel, American journalist (b. 1940)


Любить — видеть человека таким, каким его задумал Бог.

Мари́на Ива́новна Цвета́ева – Русский Люрикер (1892-1941), в журнале (3-го октябpя 1918 г.), Цитата буклет 2020

To love someone means to see him as God intended him.

Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva – Russian poet (1892-1941), from a diary notice (October 3rd, 1918), Quotations book 2020


Where charity reigns, happiness governs.

Don Giovanni Melchiore Bosco – Italian Catholic priest and pedagogue (1815-1888), from “Memorie biografiche di San Giovanni Bosco” (book 6, 1907)

Dove regna la carità regna la felicità.

Don Giovanni Melchiore Bosco sacerdote cattolici e pedagogo italiano (1815-1888), de “Memorie biografiche di San Giovanni Bosco” (Benda 6, 1907)


Love is a better teacher than duty.

Albert Einstein – German pysicist, Nobel Prize in physics 1921 (1879-1955)


It is not the perfect, but the imperfect, who have need of love.

Oscar Wilde – Irish writer (1854-1900), from “An Ideal Husband” (1899), Quotations book 2020


L’amour est composé aux trois quarts de curiosité.

á Giacomo Girolamo Casanova – écrivain et aventurier vénitien (1725-1798), de “Histoire de ma vie” (1794-1798)