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Love is the Highest Attribute

He drew a circle that shut me out;
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had a wit to sin;
We drew a circle that took him in.

Edward Markham

"We can measure the degree of love that we possess for any man or cause by the sacrifice we make for him or it."

(Elder John A. Widtsoe of the Quorum of the Twelve, from an address given during the April 1943 general conference.)

"There are many medicines and cures for all kinds of sicknesses.  But unless kind hands are given in service and generous hearts are given in love, I do not think there can ever be a cure for the terrible sickness of feeling unloved."

Mother Theresa

"The principle is this:  What is important to another person must be as important to you as the other person is to you."

Stephen R. Covey  -  Book:  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

"Love is the highest attribute of the human soul, and fidelity is love's noblest offspring."

David O. McKay,   "Gospel Ideals",  p.  489

"I have listened to possibly a thousand major transgressions: and each time after a truly repentant transgressor has left my office, I have either knelt behind the desk or bowed my head in prayer and said, "Lord, forgive him or her, I pray thee.  If not, blot my name also out of the book.  I do not want to be where they aren't, for they are some of the most Christlike people I have ever met."

Vaughn J. Featherstone, October 1980 General Conference

"Love is not blind -- it sees more, not less.  But because it sees more, it is willing to see less."

Julius Gordon

"Love cures people--both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it."

Dr. Karl Menninger

"Someone has written, "Love is a verb." It requires doing - not just saying and thinking. The test is in what one does, how one acts, for love is conveyed in word and deed."

David B. Haight  (Ensign, November 1982, page 12)

"No act of love, however small, is ever wasted."

"REAL LOVE is not a selfish emotion."

"Love. . . (is) a lack of personal selfishness."

Theodore M. Burton (May 1979 Ensign)

"The person who has earned love the least needs it the most."

F. Enzio Busche  (Ensign, May 1982, page 70)

“The mandate to ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself’ is not just a moral mandate.  It’s a physiological mandate.  One thing you get from caring for others is you’re not lonely; and the more connected you are to life, the healthier you are.”

Dr. James Lynch, quoted in To Your Health, Gospel Perspectives on Nurturing the Mind, Body, and Spirit

"Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminsh."

Anne Morrow Linderbergh

"Let us love the Lord, yes, with all our strength and power.  And let us also love our neighbors.  Let us banish from our lives any elements of self-righteousness.  Many regard us with suspicion, as having only one interest and that is to convert them.  Conversion is more likely to come as a consequence of love. Let us be friendly. Let us be helpful.  Let us live the Golden Rule.  Let us be neighbors of whom it might be said,  'He or she was the best neighbor I ever had.'"

Gordon B. Hinckley - "Look to the Future," - "Ensign," Nov. 1997, p. 69

"True love is not earthbound."

ElRay L. Christiansen, "Three Important Questions," Ensign, May 1974, 25

"Could we look into the hearts concealed from us, we should often pity where we hate, love where we think we can never forgive, and admire where we curl the lip with scorn and indignation."


"If as a people we will build and sustain one another, the Lord will bless us with the strength to weather every storm and continue to move forward through every adversity."

Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, May 1982

"There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread."

Mother Teresa