A Wave Of Love Quotes and Inspiring Words

Believe in love.

Believe in magic.

Believe in Santa Claus.

Believe in others.

Believe in yourself.

Believe in your dreams.

If you don't, who will?


~Jon Bon Jovi~

He drew a circle that shut me out


Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.


But Love and I had the wit to win!

We drew a circle that took him in.

~ Edwin Markham ~

They say the world is round and yet,

Sometimes I think it's square.

So many little hurts you get,

From corners here and there.

We flatter those we scarcely know

And please the fleeting guest.

Yet we deal many a thoughtless blow,

To those we love the best.

~ Roger Heffington~


One Day

some people came to the master 
and asked:

How can you be happy

 
in a world of such impermanence,

where you cannot protect your loved ones

 
from harm, illness or death?
The master held up a glass and said:
 Someone gave me this glass;

It holds my water admirably
 and it glistens in the sunlight.
I touch it and it rings!

One day the wind
 may blow it off the shelf, 
or my elbow 
may knock it from the table.

I know this glass is already broken,


 so I enjoy it -- incredibly.

~Achaan Chah Subato~

Today

To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face;

To greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains;

To approach my work with a clean mind;

To hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the ultimate purpose toward which I am working;

To meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart;

To be gentle, kind, and courteous through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep and the joy that comes from work well done -

This is how I desire to waste wisely my days.

~ Thomas Dekker ~


Truth and Love

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it...always.

~ Mahatma Gandhi ~


If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.


~ Carl Jung ~



If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.

~ Rabbi Harold Kushner ~



Loving

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
~ Anais Nin ~


Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength
While loving someone deeply gives you courage.
~Lao Tzu~


Love is a promise, love is a souvenir,

once given never forgotten,

never let it disappear.

~ John Lennon ~


Love Life


The opposite of love is not hate,
it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness,
it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy,
it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death,
it's indifference.

~ Elie Wiesel ~

When the night has been too lonely,
and the road has been too long,
and you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong,
just remember,
in the winter,
far beneath the bitter snow,
lies the seed that with the sun's love
in the spring becomes the rose.
~ From 'The Rose' ~

Today

I will greet this day with love in my heart.
I will greet this day with love in my heart.

For Today

I will love the sun for it warms my bones;  yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.
I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.

I will greet this day with love in my heart.
And how will I do this?
Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again.
I will love the sun for it warms my bones;
yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.
I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.
I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
~ Og Mandino ~

Each Day

You bring more light into the world
You bring more light into the world
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song

Sing Your Song

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer,
it sings because it has a song.


~ Maya Angelou ~

Trust Today


Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons. Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.


~Cherie Carter-Scott~

Learn Today


One must learn to love oneself with a wholesome and healthy love, so that one can bear to be with oneself and need not roam."


~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~

When you were riding on the crest of a wave, you were most likely to be missing out on something.
When you were riding on the crest of a wave, you were most likely to be missing out on something.

Just the Way You Are

I said I love you and that's forever,

And this I promise from the heart.

I could not love you any better,

I love you just the way you are.

Billy Joel


Family

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
~ Jane Howard ~

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
  ~ Theodore Hesburgh ~

Remember Today

dont let yesterday use up to much of today
dont let yesterday use up to much of today

Trust Today

“I can't control my destiny, I trust my soul, my only goal is just to be.
There's only here...
Give in to love...
Or live in fear...
No other path...
No other way...
No day but today...
No day but today.

~ Jonathan Larson ~


Sing

To love a person is to learn the song
That is in their heart,
And to sing it to them
When they have forgotten.

Comments 54 comments

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

What an inspiring hub, wavegirl22! I enjoyed your photos immensely. I also enjoyed the Billy Joel video (I'm listening to it as I'm writing this, by the way).

I truly believe that anyone of us can change the world, one person at a time. We need only believe it in our hearts and the rest will follow. I think that the problem with this world is that too many of us give on hope and just as soon as they do, they begin their road to dying.

Thank you for sharing this, buddy.

Giants will win come Sunday and Yankees in 6!


philip carey 61 7 years ago

Gorgeous thoughts, all of them. Philadelphia here. Eagles over the Giants, and the Phillies in 6. Okay, okay, the Phillies have a better shot than the Eagles. I'm a realist at the end of the day....


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

dohn, I knew I would get you with Billy ;) he is as big a Yankee fan as you are! And this rendition of Just the Way You are was from 1977 at the Nassau Collesium and I do believe I was there! So its really a special one for me almost as special as your words here. Thank you . .

As for the Giants, in last years Playoff got shut out by the Eagles when they picked off two Eli Manning passes and downed the Giants, 23-11. Its pay back time ;) and I cant wait to watch it cause. . .Eli's coming.


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

philip I love the word gorgeous! And when I saw that was your first adjective for this Hub I really felt like I conveyed what I wanted to here . .but then it was all downhill for the Eagles are going to have a tough day tomorrow in Lincoln Financial Field . .did you know that Manning has won four straight starts at Philadelphia ;)

In any event I am so happy you stopped by here!


philip carey 61 7 years ago

Yeah, it's tough being a Philly fan. I'm not originally from here, so it's not that big of a deal and, I must admit, I find New Yawkeas to be really cool people.


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

We are and thanks for noticing. Me born and bred here. . so I reek of coolness hehe and as a typical New Yawker I speak as one and my ideaRs are strong and very attached to Football....now if only we could get a basketball team .. errr i mean if only the Knicks could/would come alive again!


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

What a great hub! Thank you, so good to be uplifted. Great quotes and pics. Russ x


philip carey 61 7 years ago

Phillies/Yankees: Eagles/Giants. It's a big weekend for the Philadelphia/NYC sports stuff. I tip my hat to you! McNabb is looking lackluster this year, but let us not forget what they did to the Giants in last year's playoff game...

But this has nothing to do with those wonderful quotes...


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Cheeky Chick 7 years ago

Wavegirl - no words ring truer than those in the quotes you collected and shared with us. Thanks for a great reminder of what's really important in life.

Dohn, what's this "buddy" reference you wrote to wavegirl? It's obvious that the two of you need to be dating. So, get on with it and ask her out. Or at least you could begin a private correspondence to each other. I want to be invited to the wedding...no pressure.

XOXO

Cheeky


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

Russ, Always nice to see you and you always say the nicest things. I am glad you enjoyed this. I must say I enjoyed creating it. Quotes and pictures just seem to really move me!

Thanks again for stopping by:)


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

phillip . . yes it is an exciting day for Ny and Phillie. .. cant wait to see the outcome of both! I sure hope that after it all I can add another quote to this hub in honor of my love for both NY teams playing!!!! Go Blue!


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

Cheeky, you have a way of really cracking me up. .. I think first you should do a "matchmaking" hub!!!Oh and when dohn and i tie it on you will be the maid of honor ;)

On another note. . I am so glad you stopped by and enjoyed these quotes. My football hat is back on so stay tuned for todays nfl highlights. . hehehee


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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

i love quotes too and inspiring notes, think we have the same wavelength here too! Plus I like it that you love sports too...


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

I have to agree with you pretty . .its funny for any forum I go to you are usually there . .so I thought hey its time I go and check her out. .and yes we do have lots in common .. and I am so glad I became your fan today . .can never have enough good friends :)


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Paradise7 7 years ago from Upstate New York

This is terrific. Thank you. I needed this.


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

thank you Paradise. . Always nice to see you! Glad I am not the only one that needs these words :)


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Carmen Borthwick 7 years ago from Maple Ridge, B.C.

Inspiring, both photos and text. Excellent hub, thank you.


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

thank you for your kind words Carmen. . and thanks for making me a fan . I love your hubs. .and I have only just begun to read them!


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Carmen Borthwick 7 years ago from Maple Ridge, B.C.

Ditto wavegirl


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Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

Wow, this is a great idea for a hub. I'm bookmarking this one for when I need a quick dose of inspiration I can find it quickly. Thanks for sharing!


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acanderson24 7 years ago

I am sitting here listening to Hall and Oats (greatest hits)...This hub is beautiful, inspiring....just fantastic. The world is in such chaos, people need to come together...people also need to here encouraging words like these....

*Note: I can't really speak for adults because for the most part they can fend for themselves. There are so, so many kids that go to bed hungry every night in the United States. Do you know how much money we spend on our space program? (crazy)


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

thank you for your kind words acanderson24 . . .love Hall and Oates .. havent listened to them in so long I think I just might go and update my ipod with some!

I think it is all that chaos around that spurs me to sit down and put hubs like this together .. its kinda like free therapy for me. . so glad you liked it!


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Shaz123 7 years ago

OMG ..... Totally a superb lines and quotes .

I love it :)

And now i know how to make a guy fool with those lines :P

Thanks 4 sharing all that

And am looking forward for more hub

Thanks

Regard

Shaz


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

Aw Shaz thank you so much for the nice words. So glad you came by to share and even happier to hear that you are going to drive some guy crazy with these words!


mtsi1098 7 years ago

this is fantastic...Are we related? I love your attitude and perspective for this hub...


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

mtsi1098- I am telling you from the Charleston Chew I felt it. And then I started reading your Hubs I just felt this amazing connection, likeness...I dont know how to exactly put it in words but I had to fan you immediately! I can not thank you enough for taking the time to come over and check some of "me" out!


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Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

A great Collection Wavegirl22 Thanks.


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

Hmr I'm so glad that you enjoyed this one. I think creating a hub of qotesis one of my favorite things to do. I have always loved collecting them so putting pictures with them is really Fun!


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Himitsu Shugisha 7 years ago

Wavegirl, I'm an old softy myself and this hub really touched my heart...nice work!!


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

Thanks for coming by Himitsu! So glad to see you are making your way around easily :) and even happier to see that smiling face of yours.


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LizzyBoo 7 years ago from Czech Republic

I was here, I red it and I love it. Love is the racket for all. When we love, we can do anythig. Thank you for the inspiration Wavegirl22.


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

LizzyBoo- I see you and I love seeing you here on my Hubs.. .Lke the Beatles said.. . All you need is Love &hearts

xoxox


poetlorraine 7 years ago

brilliant hub, enjoyed it all very much


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

poetlorraine . I am so happy you stopped by . .. always nice to hear such encouraging words . . I just might have to go make a new quote hub. . they are by far my favorites!


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Dkyde 6 years ago

Quote hub I love it. Keep em comin.


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

thank you Dkyde. . I love quotes and making a bunch of them into one Hub is always fun for me. . glad you stopped by.. and enjoyed it!


ralwus 6 years ago

Oh Ailis, these are most wonderful quotes. I have leaned love through the pain of being all alone in a world confusing sometimes. It is when you have no one that love comes if you hearken to its call. Love lifted me up in its arms and carries me today.


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

Sir Rawl . .what a honor it is to see you here among all my love! And I am so happy to see you are back to this picture . this is the one you had when I first fell in love with you:) and yes this world can be so very confusing at times. . .and can get so very dark .. but as my friend Billy Joel once wrote. . you gotta be tough you gotta be hard .. as hard as the rock in that old rock 'n' roll

But that's only part, you know in your heart

It's all about soul .. .


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

The Wiesel quote is my fave. I loved his book, Night. Thanks for the inspiration!


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

@habee. . Elie Wiesel what a magical man. . he is truly an inspiration to life. . .so glad to see you here. . your pic always makes me smile.I guess cause great smiles are contagious!!!!


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Run Down Battery 6 years ago from UK

simply charming!!


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

Run Down Battery - thanks for that. . and so glad you stopped by!


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

This is beautiful, Shari!!!

Words can`t begin to describe

what I felt as I read the lines

it`s an overwhelming vibe

what I dug out from these mines...

Warm greetings and blessings to you,

Al


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

Al- so glad to have you on the hub. .. u are a welcome breathe of fresh air. .and I love love reading your Hubs. . and I know there is so much more to come from you.

thanks for the warm greetings. .here in NY all they are talking about is the storm that is coming our way!

Love and light

Shari


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obsexed 6 years ago from Sensual, USA

This is so beautiful! The story of the broken glass really touched me. There is so much that we can lose, we much enjoy what we have everyday. Thanks for the uplifting read!


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

obsexed - thanks for your kind words. Always nice to see someone new stop in for a visit .. welcome to Hubpages!


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Cagsil 6 years ago from USA or America

An excellent hub. I have bookmarked it, so if I want to use it or promote it, then I can. Thank you very much for creating such a sweet hub. :)


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

Ray, I am so glad that you came upon this page on Love. Especially because you are such an inspiration to me in so many ways . seeing you here on this Hub just makes it so much more special to me. Thank you 8:)


Duchess OBlunt 6 years ago

"Thoughts become things" You had a picture with that saying.

Loved it.


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

Dutchess - your pic always makes me smile when I see it! I love that saying and the pic is of the stone that a friend gave me to many moons ago. It was always something I said to her and when she gave it to me it was something I knew I would always keep close to my heart. I was so glad to have been able to include it here for now it is truly saved forever;)


Cory G 6 years ago

Maybe this is what we talked about because I love this stuff . I also like baseball so what do I known .


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

Hmmm not sure we talked football or this stuff,but then again it was so long ago who can remember. I do remember your number was 33! Chances are I not have understood back then what a rb was, but obviously something sunk in. Maybe my waves did the same thing for you:)


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santomilitello 5 years ago from Rio Rancho, NM

One of my favorite quotes because it's so true: Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength While loving someone deeply gives you courage.

~Lao Tzu~

I "Love" these, nice job!


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wavegirl22 5 years ago from New York, NY Author

santomilitello - thanks for sharing some words from Lao Tzu - wise words are always to be found from him. Thank you for sharing!

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