John William Tuohy lives in Washington DC

What Love is............

Love Is……….


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.  Corinthians 13:4-13

Love gives strength. Love gives courage.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

Love is one.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle

Love is life.
Where there is love there is life. Mahatma Gandhi

Love is self assurance.
Love me and the world is mine.  David Reed

Love knows
Love knows no answer for it does not question.  Author Unknown

Love comes from the heart
Sometimes we make love with our eyes.  Sometimes we make love with our hands.  Sometimes we make love with our bodies.  Always we make love with our hearts.  Author Unknown

Loves cleanses
Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions. Sai Baba

Love is enduring
Passion is momentary; love is enduring.John Wooden

Love humbles
Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism. Sigmund Freud
Love is pleasurable
 The greatest pleasure of life is love. Euripides
Love is happiness
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Love equalizes
Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. Carl Jung

Love needs
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low. Henry Ward Beecher
 Loves believes
Who so loves believes the impossible. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
 Love is endless
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold. Zelda Fitzgerald

Love defines us
Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Love is involved
If you wished to be loved, love. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Love is recognition
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. Alexander

Love is a risk
Love means to commit yourself without guarantee. Anne Campbell

Love Creates
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise. Leo Buscaglia
Love is self-sacrifice
Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love. Morihei Ueshiba

Love is beauty
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul. Saint Augustine
Love is passion
 Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Rumi

Love is giving
You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. Robert Louis Stevenson
A Mother’s Love
The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Love is kindness

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. Saint Basil