ENE LUIZA IOANA

“GOD is LOVE; and they that dwelleth in LOVE dwelleth in GOD, and GOD dwelleth in them for all eternity”. (N.T. 1 JOHN 4:16)

“Developing inner values is much like physical exercise. The more we train our abilities, the stronger they become. The difference is that, unlike the body, when it comes to training the mind, there is no limit to how far we can go”. (DALAI LAMA)

“The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warmheartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest, it is as if we open an inner door. It reduces fear, boosts confidence and brings us inner strength. By reducing distrust, it opens us to others and brings us a sense of connection to others, and sense of purpose and meaning in life”. (DALAI LAMA)

“My hope and wish is that one day, formal education will pay attention to what I call “education of the heart.” Just as we take for granted the need to acquire proficiency in the basic academic subjects, I am hopeful that a time will come when we can take it for granted that children will learn, as part of the curriculum, the indispensability of inner values: love, compassion, justice, and forgiveness”. (DALAI LAMA)

“Even more important than the warmth and affection we receive, is the warmth and affection we give. It is by giving warmth and affection, by having a genuine sense of concern for others, in other words through compassion, that we gain the conditions for genuine happiness. More important than being loved, therefore, is to love”. (DALAI LAMA)

“The basic foundation of humanity is compassion and love. This is why, if even a few individuals simply try to create mental peace and happiness within themselves and act responsibly and kind-heartedly towards others, they will have a positive influence in their community”. (DALAI LAMA)

“More fundamental than religion is our basic human spirituality. We have a basic human disposition towards love, kindness and affection, irrespective of whether we have a religious framework or not. When we nurture this most basic human resource – when we set about cultivating those basic inner values which we all appreciate in others, then we start to live spiritually”. (DALAI LAMA)

“Great compassion is the root of altruistic action. It really is a source of wonder. There is no greater source of help and happiness. The capacity to devote yourself to the welfare of others yields otherwise unobtainable power and potential for good. Generate great compassion and you become a friend of the world and a companion of the warm-hearted”. (DALAI LAMA)

“In an increasingly interdependent world our own welfare and happiness depend on many other people. Other human beings have a right to peace and happiness that is equal to our own; therefore we have a responsibility to help those in need. Many of our world’s problems and conflicts arise because we have lost sight of the basic humanity that binds us all together as a human family”. (DALAI LAMA)

“WE MUST LEARN TO LIVE TOGETHER AS BROTHERS AND SISTERS, OR DIE TOGETHER AS FOOLS”. (MARTIN LUTHER KING jr.)

“A MAN WHO STANDS FOR NOTHING WILL FALL FOR EVERYTHING”. (MALCOM X)

“IF SLAVERY IS NOT WRONG, THEN NOTHING IS WRONG”. (U.S.A. president ABRAHAM LINCOLN)

“LIFE WITHOUT MUSIC WOULD HAVE BEEN AN ERROR”. (FRIEDERICH NIETZSCHE)

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire: in the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable”. (Bruce Lee)

“A baby is born with a need to be loved and never outgrows it”. (Frank Clark)

“Where there is love there is life”. (Gandhi)

“There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved”. (George Sands)

“When you love you should not say, ‘God is in my heart’, but rather, ‘I am in the heart of God’; And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course”. (KAHLIL GIBRAN)

“Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he or she should be”. (Anton Chekhov)

“Everything that I understand, I understand only because I love”. (Lev Tolstoy)

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage”. (Lao Tze)

“Love is composed of a single spirit inhabiting two bodies”. (Aristotle)

“Though I could speak with the tongues of men and angels and yet had no LOVE I were even as a sounding brass or as a tynkling cymball. And though I could prophesy and understood all secretes and all knowledge, yea, if I had all faith so that I could move mountains out of their places and yet had no LOVE I were nothing. And though I bestowed all my goods to feed the poor, and though I gave my body even that I burned and yet had no LOVE it profiteth me nothing. LOVE suffereth long and is corteous. LOVE envieth not. LOVE doth not frowardly, swelleth not, dealeth not dishonestly, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh not evil, rejoyseth not in iniquity, but rejoyseth in the truth, suffereth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things and endureth in all things. Though that prophesying failed and all tonges shall cease, and knowledge vanyshed away, yet LOVE falleth never away. For our knowledge is unperfect and our prophesying is unperfect. But when that which is perfect shall come then that which is unperfect shall be done away. When I was a child I spake as a child, I understood as a child I imagined as a child. But as soon as I was a man I put away childesness. Now we se in a glass, even in a dark speaking, but then shall we see face to face. Now I know unperfectly, but then shall I know even as I am known. Now abideth faith, hope and LOVE even these three, but the chief of these is LOVE”. (N.T. 1 CORINTHIANS 13:1-13)