True love is selfless and unconditional. True love knows no boundaries. It is not judgmental, but highly accommodating. The Backstreet Boys sang, "I don't care who you are, where you're from, what you do, as long as you love me." Unconditional love only gives, but does not take anything in return.
- Robert Wagner
A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad.
- Gregory Boyle, Tattoos on the Heart
Close both eyes see with the other one. Then we are no longer saddled by the burden of our persistent judgments our ceaseless withholding our constant exclusion. Our sphere has widened and we find ourselves quite unexpectedly in a new expansive location in a place of endless acceptance and infinite love.
- Mary Haskell
Nothing you become will disappoint me; I have no preconception that I'd like to see you be or do. I have no desire to forsee you, only to discover you. You can't disappoint me.
- C. JoyBell C.
It should be a privilege to be able to say I love you to someone. It shouldn't be something people say just because they feel like it. A privilege that is earned. They say you have to earn the right to be loved; no, love is unconditional, if you love someone, they don't have to earn it. But. The right to tell someone that you love them? That has to be earned. You have to earn the right to be believed.
- Mitch Albom, For One More Day
When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.
- John Perry Barlow
But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having.
True Love Is Giving
Oscar Wilde said, "To give and not expect return that is what lies at the heart of love." Unconditional love does not thrive on return favors. "Intense love does not measure, it just gives," said Mother Teresa.
The love of a mother is unconditional. A dog loves its master unconditionally. An infant has unconditional love for its mother. You will see that naive love is unconditional. It is tender, caring, and nurturing. The Bible says that Jesus loved his disciples unconditionally. Danish band, Michael Learns to Rock, popularly known by their acronym MLTR, sang, "Even if you want to go alone. I would still love you when tomorrow comes. If you need someone to ease the pain, you can lean on me. My love will still remain."
- Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
No matter how many times she was told that she was loved, there was no recognition that the proof was in the abandonment.
- Abbi Glines
Unconditional love is hard to compete with.
- Ann Brashares
Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.
- Isabel Allende
Accept the children the way we accept trees -- with gratitude, because they are a blessing -- but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.
- Stephen Kendrick, The Love Dare
The only way love can last a lifetime is if it's unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved, but rather by the one choosing to love.
Standing By Your Beloved
Unconditional love is about standing by your loved one through thick and thin, through good and bad times. Ben E. King sang, "When the night has come and the land is dark. And the moon is the only light we'll see; no, I won't be afraid, no, I won't be afraid. Just as long as you stand, stand by me." This kind of love is about stability of emotions; untouched by passing fancies. It's not an infatuation or a crush that vanishes overnight. Unconditional love is immortal, it can never wither or fade. Richard Marx sang, "Wherever you go, whatever you do, I will be right here waiting for you. Whatever it takes, or how my heart breaks, I will be right here waiting for you." The unconditional lover is not afraid to wait, even if his or her love were to go away.
Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." Unconditional love has to be patient and should be willing to wait, even if it means forever. "I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love," said Mother Teresa.
- Leo Buscaglia
Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.
- Victoria Grant
As the flame within lights and shines, It create’s a burning desire to be better than the best I can be.
- Greg Louganis
Mom was the one who taught me unconditional love. With Dad, I'd always felt there was something to live up to - expectations. But in the last year, we had a wonderful relationship.
Forgiveness is an intrinsic part of unconditional love. When you love someone deeply, you find the heart to forgive. You can overlook the blemishes because your love overcomes the flaws. Martin Luther King Jr. beautifully put it in words when he said, "He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love." Unconditional love never imposes, never tries to change the other person. Writer Thomas Merton said, "The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."
- Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming
Unconditional love is like a country of two with no laws and no government. Which is all fine if everyone is peaceful and law abiding. In the wrong hands, though, you got looting and crime sprees, and let me tell you, the people who demand unconditional love are usually the ones who will rob and pillage and then blame you because you left your door unlocked.
- Stephen Kendrick, The Love Dare
There must be a stronger foundation than mere friendship or sexual attraction. Unconditional love, agape love, will not be swayed by time or circumstances.
- Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding
What it's like to be a parent: It's one of the hardest things you'll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.