Poster: Ron Mader, Fall in Love
What does your heart say?
– Mixteco greeting (Na ca anun)
Ma sa sa’ laa ch’ool (mah sah sah laa ch’ohl) (literally, is there happiness in your heart?)
Sa in ch’ oo’ (sah een ch’ohl), (Yes, my heart is happy.)
– Maya Q’eqchi Expression, Belize
This eye looks with love
This eye looks with judgment
Free me, take the sight out of this eye
– Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians
The most important thing is to have a kind heart.
– Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin
De la vista nace el amor. (Love grows from sight.)
– Mexican proverb
Ni amor recomendzado ni chocolate recalentado. (Neither rekindle a love affair nor reheat chocolate.)
– Mexican proverb
What do I do when my love is away?
– The Beatles
Love the world as your own self, then you can truly care for all things.
– Lao Tsu
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
– Martin Luther King Jr.
Who knows, but that the universe is not one vast sea of compassion?
– Jack Kerouac
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
– Helen Keller
Para mí sólo recorrer los caminos que tienen corazón, cualquier camino que tenga corazón. (I only trek the paths that have heart, whatever path that has heart.)
– Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan
Music is love for the masses, love for all classes. Love respects all.
– Michael Franti and Spearhead, Yell Fire, Everybody Ona Move
Love just one nation and the whole world you divide.
The Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi lead many peaceful rebellions against oppressive governments, first in South Africa and later in British-controlled India. At first he called his strategy ‘passive resistance,’ but later disavowed that term because it had negative implications. He ultimately chose the Sanskrit word satyagraha, meaning ‘love force’ or ‘truth force.’ Truth (satya) implies love, he said, and firmness (agraha) is a synonym for force. Satyagraha is thus the force which is born of truth and love.
– Rob Brezsny, Free Will Astrology
When you see the world as lover, every being, every phenomenon, can become — if you have a clever, appreciative eye — an expression of that ongoing, erotic impulse.
– Joanna Macy, World as Lover, World as Self
Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
– Carl Jung
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
– Maya Angelou
If you want to be loved, love.
– Hecato, quoted by Seneca
We’ll conserve only what we love. We’ll love only what we understand. We’ll understand only what we are taught
– Baba Dioum
That’s the power of love.
– Hughie Lewis
Lo contrario del amor no es el odio, es la indiferencia.
– Elie Wiesel
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
– First John 4:7-8