Agape Love Quotes

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Shine your soul with the same egoless humility as the rainbow and no matter where
“Shine your soul with the same
egoless humility as the rainbow
and no matter where you go
in this world or the next,
love will find you, attend you, and bless you.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

Aberjhani
“Love is our most unifying and empowering common spiritual denominator. The more we ignore its potential to bring greater balance and deeper meaning to human existence, the more likely we are to continue to define history as one long inglorious record of man’s inhumanity to man.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

Quote words that affirm all men and women are your brothers and sisters.
“Quote words that affirm
all men and women are your
brothers and sisters.”
Author-Poet Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

There is no envy, jealousy, or hatred between the different colors of the rainbow. And
“There is no envy, jealousy, or hatred between the different colors of the rainbow. And no fear either. Because each one exists to make the others’ love more beautiful.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

This world’s anguish is no different from the love we insist on holding back.
“This world’s anguish is no different
from the love we insist on holding back.”
Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

Aberjhani
“Love as a concrete foundation for an authentically functional civilization requires the around-the-clock labors of forgiveness. Without it, Love fails, Friendship fails, Intelligence fails, Humanity: fails.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

Our greatest power as nations and individuals is not the ability to employ assault weapons,
“Our greatest power as nations and individuals is not the ability
to employ assault weapons, suicide bombers, and drones
to destroy each other. The greater more creative powers
with which we may arm ourselves are grace and compassion
sufficient enough to love and save each other.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

We ache with the yearning that turns half into whole and offer no excuses for
“We ache with the yearning
that turns half into whole
and offer no excuses
for the beauty of our souls.”
Aberjhani, Songs from the Black Skylark zPed Music Player

Making the choice to exercise compassion is an expression of Love for Humanity and Life
“Making the choice to exercise compassion is an expression of Love for Humanity and Life itself.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

There is within the human heart a quality of intelligence which has been known to
“There is within the human heart a quality of intelligence which has been known to surpass that attributed to the human mind.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

We are not born to accommodate tyranny over our hearts, minds, bodies, or souls. We
“We are not born to accommodate tyranny over our hearts, minds, bodies, or souls. We are here to confirm an abundance of love-inspired possibilities greater than such restrictions.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Aberjhani
“Got just enough room to be a friend of yours. Oh I hope you got room to be a friend of mine.”
Aberjhani, Songs from the Black Skylark zPed Music Player

In its essence, Elemental, the Power of Illuminated Love, maintains we are all on a
“In its essence, Elemental, the Power of Illuminated Love, maintains we are all on a quest to experience qualities of compassion and acceptance capable of helping to sustain both the individual and the larger society. Because such a journey tends to take place even more within than without, the visual imagery, words, and music of ILLUMINATED LOVE incorporates both levels of that reality.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

N'Zuri Za Austin
“I don't want what love is. I want what love is supposed to be.”
N'Zuri Za Austin

Brian Apollo
“Agape love is strengthened by the person who expresses it - not by the person who receives it. In fact, the person who receives agape love does not have to show any appreciation at all.”
Brian Apollo, How to Value Your Daughters

“Agape is a sobering love to receive, for it says, ‘If I cannot love you for who you are, then I will do so despite who you are.’ It is unique in that it is able to love those whom it cannot like.”
James Castleton, MD, Mending of a Broken Heart

“The terrible poverty of pride is that there is nothing that can be taken in selfishness which will exceed what is received when nothing is expected and everything is offered.”
James Castleton, MD, Mending of a Broken Heart

“Immature love seeks to change the beloved for its own benefit. Mature love seeks to see the beloved change for their benefit. Sacrificial love recognizes that there may be wounds so deep that their beloved may not be able to change. It is content to care, sometimes without the contentment which is to be found in being cared for.”
James Castleton, MD, Mending of a Broken Heart

Mark Batterson
“I live by the maxim, love people when they least expect it and least deserve it. That how you change someone’s life forever.”
Mark Batterson, If: Trading Your If Only Regrets for God's What If Possibilities

“Agape makes “neighbors” out of those who would otherwise be our enemies.”
James Castleton, MD, Mending of a Broken Heart

“Agape makes 'neighbors' out of those who would otherwise be our enemies.”
James Castleton, MD, Mending of a Broken Heart

Enock Maregesi
“Mungu ni baba yetu wa kiroho. Hivyo basi, tunajua ya kuwa upendo wake umehifadhiwa ndani ya mioyo yetu. Kwa hiyo, kila mtu ana upendo wa ‘agape’ kwa kiasi fulani; lakini si upendo kamili. Upendo wa ‘agape’ kati ya binadamu na binadamu unahusiana na upendo wa kujitolea kwa ajili ya binadamu wengine. Kila mtu ana kiasi fulani cha upendo huo. Mtu akitaka awe na upendo kamili wa ‘agape’ sharti awe mtiifu na mnyenyekevu mbele za Mungu, na mbele ya binadamu wenzake, sharti ampende Mungu, na sharti ampende jirani yake kama anavyoipenda nafsi yake mwenyewe.”
Enock Maregesi

Enock Maregesi
“Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere alikuwa na sehemu ya upendo wa AGAPE. Alijitahidi kuwapenda wengine kuliko yeye na familia yake.”
Enock Maregesi

“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine; ”
Solomon

Enock Maregesi
“Kuna aina tatu za upendo hapa ulimwenguni. Kuna upendo wa ‘agape’, upendo kati ya Mungu na binadamu na kati ya binadamu na binadamu mwenzake lakini hao binadamu shuruti wawe marafiki wa msalaba wa Yesu Kristo. Aidha kuna upendo wa ‘phileo’, upendo kati ya mtu na mtu au kati ya mtu na kitu au kati ya mtu na jambo; na kuna upendo wa ‘philadelphia’, upendo wa wanachama wa mashirika ya siri ambapo mtu humpenda mwenzake kama ndugu yake wakati si ndugu yake. Heri upendo wa ‘agape’ kuliko upendo ajmaina.”
Enock Maregesi

Dallas Willard
“Out of that union [Kingdom of God reign] we discover love as a life power that has the marvelous, many-sided expression spelled out by Paul in 1 Corinthians 13. But this beautiful statement by Paul is commonly misunderstood in exactly the same legalistic way as is Jesus' Discourse on the Hill. Love, Paul there tells us, is patient, kind, free of jealousy and arrogance, is not rude or self-seeking, is not easily angered and keeps no record of wrongs, takes no joy in things that are wrong but instead in what is true. It always protects, always accepts, always hopes, and endures everything. And it never quits (1 Cor. 13:4–8). People usually read this, and are taught to read it, as telling them to be patient, kind, free of jealousy, and so on—just as they read Jesus' Discourse as telling them to not call others fools, not look on a woman to lust, not swear, to go the second mile, and so forth. But Paul is plainly saying—look at his words—that it is love that does these things, not us, and that what we are to do is to “pursue love” (1 Cor. 14:1). As we “catch” love, we then find that these things are after all actually being done by us. These things, these godly actions and behaviors, are the result of dwelling in love. We have become the kind of person who is patient, kind, free of jealousy, and so on. Paul's message is exactly the same as Jesus' message. And no wonder, for as Paul was always the first to say, he learned what he taught from Jesus (Gal. 1:12).”
Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God

Jo Walton
“Maybe he [Plato] really couldn't imagine agape between men and women, and he thought agape between men wouldn't be affected by them going off to women at the festivals.
Sokrates was married, and Aristotle, but never Plato.”
Jo Walton, The Just City

“We almost always undervalue the significance of the Victory at the Cross.But as our understanding is gradually enlightened, we are continuously awed at how much the Father hath loved us”
Kingsley Onwuchekwa

“Your love might not equate the love of God but it can reachout to the boundaries of Heaven when your neighbour feels it”
ikechukwu Izuakor , Great Reflections on Success

Colson Whitehead
“HE remembered looking "agape" in his encyclopedia volume after he read Dr. King's speech in the DEFENDER. The newspaper ran the address in full after the reverend's appearance at Cornell College. If Elwood had come across the word before, through all those years of skipping around the book, it hadn't stuck in his head. King described "agape" as a divine love operating in the heart of man. A selfless love, an incandescent love, the highest there is. He called upon his Negro audience to cultivate that pure love for their oppressors, that it might carry them to the other side of the struggle.

Elwood tried to get his head around it, now that it was no longer the abstraction floating in his head last spring. It was real now.

"Throw us in jail and we will still love you. Bomb our homes and threaten our children, and, as difficult as it is, we will still love you. Send your hooded perpetrators of violence into our communities after midnight hours, and drag us out onto some wayside road, and beat us and leave us half-dead, and we will still love you. But be ye assured that we will wear you down by our capacity to suffer, and one day we will win our freedom.

The capacity to suffer. Elwood--all the Nickel boys--existed in the capacity. Breathed in it, ate in it, dreamed in it. That was their lives now. Otherwise they would have perished. The beatings, the rapes, the unrelenting winnowing of themselves. They endured. But to love those who destroyed them? To make that leap? "We will meet your physical force with soul force. Do to us what you will and we will still love you."

Elwood shook his head. What a thing to ask. What an impossible thing.”
Colson Whitehead, The Nickel Boys

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