„But then there came another rush of love through my soul, an' I cried out loud,- 'Lord, Lord, I can love even de white folks!“

Olive Gilbert & Sojourner Truth (1878), Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a Bondswoman of Olden Time, page 159.

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—  Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416

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„Thus was I learned that Love was our Lord’s meaning.“

—  Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416

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„… love one another, as the Lord says: "This is My commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you." And let them show their love by the works they do for each other, according as the Apostle says: "let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth."“

—  Francis of Assisi Catholic saint and founder of the Franciscan Order 1182 - 1226

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—  Sydney Carter British musician and poet 1915 - 2004

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„Lie down among the pines for a while, then get to plain pure white love-work … to help humanity and other mortals and the Lord.“

—  John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914

letter to Mrs. J.D. Hooker http://www.westadamsheritage.org/katharine-putnam-hooker (19 September 1911); published in The Life and Letters of John Muir http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/life/life_and_letters/default.aspx (1924), chapter 17, II; and in John Muir's Last Journey, edited by Michael P. Branch (Island Press, 2001), page 67

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„Life is ever lord of Death
And Love can never lose its own.“

—  John Greenleaf Whittier American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery 1807 - 1892

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„My Master and my Lord!
I long to do some work, some work for Thee;
I long to bring some lowly gift of love
For all Thy love to me.“

—  Hetty Bowman 1838 - 1872

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„Work me Lord, work me Lord.
Please don't you leave me,
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With no one to love
Though I've looked everywhere
And I can't find me anybody to love,
To feel my care.“

—  Janis Joplin American singer and songwriter 1943 - 1970

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