“Love is the essence of every existing thing: the root of life! the recompense for death,” so says author Ella Wheeler Wilcox in her 1897 book titled Men, Women and Emotions. In this week before Valentine’s Day, it seems appropriate to share some quotes about love. Here’s the first, with more to come as we get closer to the 14th. Wilcox continues:
It is the all creative spark, the vital force of the universe. There is power to achieve in the mere utterance of the word ~ Love… Love is the natural element of all things. The illimitable oceans of space are composed of the waters of Love. Whoever loves most widely and warmly is most in harmony with the universe. Love is the key to success. To love your work is to excel in it. To love observingly and nobly any worthy object or aim is to eventually obtain and attain it….
To love is to know happiness but not contentment, rapture but not peace, exhilaration but not satisfaction; for contentment means inertia, peace means stagnation, and satisfaction means satiety, and these three cannot exist where Love is. Love and action are co-existent, and there is no repose where Love is, but there is rest even in its restlessness, ecstasy in its misery, hope in its fear, joy in its sorry, and sweet in its bitter.