Category Archives: Love

People In Love

When people are in love, weird things happen. Men get more female hormones, and women get more male. Scientist Donatella Marazziti says it’s as if nature wants to eliminate what can be different in men and women, perhaps to help the mating process.
Quoted from 7th May 2004

What Kids Say About Love


“The person is thinking: Yeah, I really do love him. But I hope he showers at least once a day.”
Michelle, age 9

“Some lovers might be real nervous, so they are glad they finally got it out and said it and now they can go eat.”
Dick, age 7


You can have a big rehearsal with your Barbie and Ken dolls.”
Julia, age 7

“You learn it right on the spot when the gushy feelings get the best of you.”
Brian, age 7

“It might help to watch soap operas all day.”
Carin, age 9


“When they’re rich.”
Pam, age 7

“It’s never okay to kiss a boy. They always slobber all over you. That’s why I stopped doing it.”
Tammy, age 10

“If it’s your mother, you can kiss her any time. But if it’s a new person, you have to ask permission.”
Roger, age 6

“I look at kissing like this: Kissing is fine if you like it, but it’s a free country and nobody should be forced to do it.”
Tom, Age 7


“Spend most of your time loving instead of going to work.”
Dick, age 7

“Don’t forget your wife’s name. That will mess up the love.”
Erin, age 8

“Don’t say you love somebody and then change your mind. Love isn’t like picking what movie you want to watch.”
Natalie, age 9
Quoted from funny(at) email list

What Does Love Mean?

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8-year-olds, “What does love mean?” The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:

“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.” Rebecca – age 8

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.” Billy – age 4

“Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.” Karl – age 5

“Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.” Chrissy – age 6

“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.” Terri – age 4

“Love is when my Mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.” Danny – age 7

“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” Bobby – age 5

“If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend whom you hate.” Nikka – age 6

“There are two kinds of love. Our love. God’s love. But God makes both kinds of them.” Jenny – age 4

“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.” Noelle – age 7

“Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.” Tommy – age 6

“My Mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.” Clare – Age 5

“Love is when Mommy gives daddy the best piece of chicken.” Elaine – age 5

“Love is when Mommy sees daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.” Chris – age 8

“Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.” Mary Ann – age 4

“I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.” Lauren – age 4

“I let my big sister pick on me because my Mom says she only picks on me because she loves me. So I pick on my baby sister because I love her.” Bethany – age 4

“When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.” Karen – age 7

“Love is when Mommy sees daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross.” Mark – age 6

“You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.” Jessica – age 8

Quoted from email list

Marriage Disagreements

A couple married for 15 years began having more than usual disagreements. They wanted to make their marriage work and agreed on an idea the wife had. For one month they planned to drop a slip in a “Fault” box. The boxes would provide a place to let the other know about daily irritations. The wife was diligent in her efforts and approach: “leaving the jelly top off the jar,” “wet towels on the shower floor,” “dirty socks not in hamper,” on and on until the end of the month. After dinner, at the end of the month, they exchanged boxes. The husband reflected on what he had done wrong. Then the wife opened her box and began reading. They were all the same, the message on each slip was, “I love you!”

Love Quotes

If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question ?
— Lily Tomlin.
If you have it [love], you don’t need to have anything else, and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t matter much what else you have.
— Sir James M. Barrie
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
— Mother Teresa
Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
— John Donne.
Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

— Bertolt Brecht
He who wants to do good, knocks at the gate; he who loves finds the gates open.
— Sir Rabindranath “Tagore” Thakur
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen.
— Unknown
Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage.
— Dr. Karl Bowman.
Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
— Lord Dewar.
Love is being stupid together.
— Paul Valery
There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer, no disease that enough love will not heal, no door that enough love will not bridge, no wall that enough love will not throw down, no sin that enough love will not redeem… It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough, you could be the happiest and most powerful being in the world…
— Emmet Fox
Love: Two minds without a single thought.
— Philip Barry.
Lovers, like bees, lead a honey-sweet life.
— Graffiti on a wall of Pompeii.
Never sign a valentine with your own name.
— Charles Dickens
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
— Bertrand Russell
One advantage of marriage it seems to me Is that when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you it keeps you together until maybe you fall in again.
— Judith Viorst
One good thing about internet dating: you’re guaranteed to click with whomever you meet.
— Mongo.
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
— Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
— Unknown
Where does the family start ? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl – no superior alternative has yet been found.
— Winston Churchill.
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.”
— Barbara DeAngelis
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) American Musician, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter

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Treat Your Neighbours With love

When I was growing up, my father use to say, “No matter who they are or what they do, treat your neighbors with love.”

I didn’t fully understand what he meant until one Sunday on our way to church, when we spotted someone shoveling corn from our crib into a battered old truck. Dad stopped the car and got out. The man looked up and froze.

I knew this man. Everybody in town suspected him of stealing their gas! No one had ever confronted him for fear of his violent temper. Now we’d caught him red-handed. What was Dad going to do?

“If that’s not enough,” my father said evenly, “come back tomorrow. Take as much as you need. Remember, you’re my neighbor.”

The man dropped his shovel and hung his head.

He never stole from us or anyone else in town again, as far as I know. Perhaps he learned how to be a good neighbor that day. I know I did.

Louis Lehman, Albany, Oregon. Quoted from:

God Is Love

Charles Spurgeon once went down to visit a friend in the country. His friend had built a new barn, and above it he had placea a weather-vane bearing the text, “God Is Love”. “Do you mean”, asked spurgeon, “that God’s love is as changeable as the wind?” “No”, said his friend, “I mean that God is love, whichever way the wind blows!”
1500 Illustrations for Preaching & Teaching – Pub Marshall Pickering

The Good Samaritan

A Sunday School teacher was telling the story of the Good Samaritan to her class of 4-5 year olds.

She was making it as vivid as possible to keep the children interested in her tale.
Then she asked the class, “If you saw a person lying on the roadside all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?”

A thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence, “I think I’d throw up.”

The Scorpion

A man was meditating by the river. One morning he saw a scorpion floating on the water. When the scorpion drifted near the old man he reached to rescue it but was stung by the scorpion. A bit later he tried again and was stung again, the bite swelling his hand painfully and giving him much pain. A man passing by saw what was happening and yelled at the meditator, “Hey old man, what’s wrong with you? Only a fool would risk his life for the sake of an ugly, evil creature. Don’t you know you could kill yourself trying to save that ungrateful scorpion?” The old man calmly replied, “My friend, just because it is the scorpion’s nature to sting, that does not change my nature to save.”…


Forty Days Of Love

Have you ever been confronted with a message that changed your perspective? One church chose as its Lenten theme, “Forty Days of Love.” Each week members of the congregation were encouraged to show their love and appreciation in different ways. The first week they were encouraged to send notes to people who had made positive contributions to their lives.

After the first service a man in the congregation wanted to speak to his pastor. The pastor describes the man as “kind of macho, a former football player who loved to hunt and fish, a strong self-made man.” The man told his pastor, “I love you and I love this church, but I’m not going to participate in this Forty Days of Love stuff. It’s OK for some folks,” he said, “but it’s a little too sentimental and syrupy for me.”

A week went by. The next Sunday this man waited after church to see his pastor again. “I want to apologize for what I said last Sunday,” he told him, “about the Forty Days of Love. I realized on Wednesday that I was wrong.”
“Wednesday?” his pastor repeated “What happened on Wednesday?” “I got one of those letters!” the man said. The letter came as a total surprise. It was from a person the man never expected to hear from. It touched him so deeply he now carries it around in his pocket all the time. “Every time I read it,” he said, “I get tears in my eyes.” It was a transforming moment in this man’s life. Suddenly he realized he was loved by others in the church. This changed his entire outlook. “I was so moved by that letter,” he said, “I sat down and wrote ten letters myself.”

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