Love is the greatest thing in the world that we can share with another.Â If you love God then you will want to serve and help your neighbor.Â If you love God, you will want to do your best to help those who cannot help themselves.Â When you have love for God you will have compassion for others and understanding of their weaknesses and share in Godâ€™s Grace for them.Â
I have added some notes and quotes on love from my personal reference notebook.Â Some of these references are from exact scriptural sources and others are quotations from LDS Church General Authorities that could be edited and they have been a helpful source of references.Â I have tried to add an online reference source for some of these quotations.Â
"Love is the light that shines during the darkest of times." Taken from a talk given by Elder Holland at Elder James Faust's funeral.
The greatest of these is Love
Love is the fulfilling of the Law
Love is greater than faith
Love understands and therefore waits
Love is the energy of Life
Love suffers long; beareth all things; believeth all things; hopeth all things.
Where love is God is.
Love envieth not.
The one secret of politeness is to love.
The only greatness is unselfish love
Love "Thinketh No Evil", imputes the bright side, puts the best construction on every action.
"Love is one of the chief characteristics of Deity"Â Joseph Smith http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?hideNav=1&locale=0&sourceId=d398b00367c45110VgnVCM100000176f620a____&vg nextoid=da135f74db46c010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD
"Love is an Effect" Dr. Stephen R. Covey, taken from The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
Love rejoices not in iniquity, but delights in truth
Love thy neighbour as thyself
"Love has no boundary, no limitation of good will."
No matter how compelling the circumstances, or how justified the reasons, love is always the better choice. Always
"Bear ye one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ." http://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/gal/6.2?lang=eng Galatians 6:2
Love itself can never be defined.Â I don't use this quote, but keep it to help me ponder the true definition of love.
Love Feeds upon Kindness and Courtesy, David O McKay
Love is the Living Water that nourishes the Eternal Flowers of the Family
He who loves God will love Truth not less than men
We Love all men, because He first loved us
Contemplate the love of Christ and you'll see how to love.
Love begets Love.Â It is the process of induction.
We love others, we love everybody, and we love our enemies, because He first loved us.
Always hatred paralyzes life, love releases it and hatred confuses life while love harmonizes it. Â Hatred darkens life while love illumines it. "â€” Martin Luther King
Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. I Corinthians 13:8
Love suffereth long and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself.
"Christ-like love can bring peace into any neighborhood."Â Marvin Ashton
"Jesus Christ ministers to, and loves us all, one by one"
But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.
Charity is the Pure Love of Christ and it Endureth Forever Â
Christ's Love Knows No Barriers
Love never faileth
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee?Â or thirsty, and gave thee drink?Â Â When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? Â And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. [Matthew 25:37â€“40] http://lds.org/scriptures/nt/matt/25.37,38,39,40?lang=eng
"When we truly become converted to Jesus Christ, committed to Him, an interesting thing happens: our attention turns to the welfare of our fellowman, and the way we treat others becomes increasingly filled with patience, kindness, a gentle acceptance, and a desire to play a positive role in their lives. This is the beginning of true conversion."Â Marvin J Ashton
"Let us open our arms to each other, accept each other for whom we are, assume everyone is doing the best he or she can, and look for ways to help leave quiet messages of love and encouragement instead of being destructive with bashing." Marvin J Ashton
Puppy LoveÂ "Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day." I love puppies
Life and Love
Inextricably bound up with Eternal life is Godâ€™s Love.
Love never faileth and life never faileth, so long as there is love.
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. [Romans 8:38-39]
The moments in your life that stand out the most, the times when you have really lived, are the moments when you've done things in a spirit of love.
The greatest influence upon other people is love.
The true measure of our love of God is how we treat our fellow men.
Plant acorns of love and watch the slow-growing oaks until time shall prove again that the law of the harvest is inexorable.
Anyone with friends, family, neighbors, bishops, and stake presidents, who care, is rich. Elder Marvin J. Ashton
Love and Patience: How often do we hear oppressed souls ask foolishly, â€śHow could God do this to me?â€ť when really they should be praying for strength to â€śbearethâ€ť and â€śendureth all things.â€ť Robert C. Oaks, â€śThe Power of Patience,â€ť Ensign, Nov 2006, 15â€“17
He that has eternal life is rich.Â Elder Marvin J. Ashton
Life is God's gift to man. What we do with our life is our gift to God.Â President Harold B. Lee
Our ability to understand eternal principles and show love to others is sharpened by the life's friction, hardness and opposition.