Divine love (quotes)


God is unconditional love


God is love in the purest form

  • Love creates new form, changes matter, and holds the cosmos together beyond time and space. It’s in every one of us. It’s what God is. Wayne Dyer
  • God is love and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. Bible
  • Love is our highest word and the synonym for God. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • If it isn’t about love, it isn’t about God. Susan Jeffers
  • God is love. God accepts you as you are. God expects nothing of you. God does not judge. Nothing makes God unhappy. God would never condemn anyone. You do not need to change anything or “get better” to be seen as perfect and beautiful in God’s eyes. Neale Donald Walsch
  • Where there is love, there is God also. Leo Tolstoy
  • God is love, generosity and forgiveness; If we believe in this, we will never allow our weaknesses to paralyze us. Paulo Coelho
  • Love is not a quality of ‘God’- it is God’s very Essence. It is the ALL- encompassing Reality of the Never- Ending Present.  It is the Core of Your Existence.  David R. Hawkins
  • There is no path greater than love. There is no law higher than love. And there is no goal beyond love. God and love are identical. Meher Baba
  • God and love are identical, and one who has divine love has received God. Meher Baba
  • Riches take wings, comforts vanish, hope withers away,but love stays with us. Love is God. Lew Wallace, Ben-Hur
  • Where love is, there God is also. Mohandas Gandhi
  • Divinity is not something supernatural that ever and again invades the natural order in a crashing miracle. Divinity is not in some remote heaven, seated on a throne.  Divinity is love. . . . Wherever goodness, beauty, truth, love, are– there is the divine.  Harry Emerson Fosdick
  • God is love in its purest form. His love seeks nothing from us and demands nothing of us. His love is unconditionally given to all who believe in him. To be in his presence and share his love, we must become as he is and learn to love without judgments or conditions. Betty J. Eadie
  • God is love. He didn’t need us. But he wanted us. And that is the most amazing thing.  Rick Warren
  • God’s unfailing love for us is an objective fact affirmed over and over in the Scriptures. It is true whether we believe it or not. Our doubts do not destroy God’s love, nor does our faith create it. It originates in the very nature of God, who is love, and it flows to us through our union with His beloved Son. Jerry Bridges
  • It is good and true to think that every ray of the sun touching the earth has the sun at the other end of it. Just so, every bit of love upon God’s earth has God at the other end of it.  Mark Guy Pearse
  • The longer I live and the more I see of the struggle of souls toward the heights above, the stronger this truth comes home to me: That the Universe rests on the shoulders of love; a love so limitless, deep, and broad, that men have renamed it and called it–God. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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God’s love is vast and unconditional

  • God loves each one of us as if there were only one of us. St Augustine
  • The only love worthy of a name is unconditional. John Powell
  • Where else would God’s love be than right here, now? Michael Jeffreys
  • If you were listening to the hypnotic voice of your Source you’d be constantly hearing the drum beating that says, “You are loved, and you are worthy, and you are valued and life is supposed to be good for you.” We want nothing more, than for you to begin listening for and train yourself into the vibrational hypnotic trance of Source Energy who knows your value. Abraham-Hicks
  • I asked Jesus … “How much do you love me?” And Jesus said … “This much.” Then He stretched out His arms and died.
  • There is nothing you need to do to make yourself more acceptable to God. You don’t have to work harder, nor do you need to change the kind of work you do.  You don’t have to give more money to charitable organizations.  The reality is, God doesn’t want you to give anyone anything if you only do it to impress God!  God does not love you or find you acceptable because of anything that you do.  God loves you and accepts you because you are a part of God.  Iyanla Vanzant
  • I know that God loves us all unconditionally no matter what we do.
  • If you took the love of all the best mothers and fathers who ever lived (think about that for a moment) — all the goodness, kindness, patience, fidelity, wisdom, tenderness, strength and love — and united all those virtues in one person, that person would only be a faint shadow of the love and mercy in the heart of God for you and me.  Brennan Manning
  • Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God’s love encompasses us completely. … He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken. Dieter F. Uchtdorf

To love unconditionally is to know God

  • Earthly things must be known to be loved; Divine things must be loved to be known. Blaise Pascal
  • To love is to know your Creator. Love is indeed Torah, Bible, Geeta and Quran. Without love all worship is useless. The Love Book
  • To love another person is to see the face of God. Victor Hugo
  • What is God? The eternal one life underneath all the forms of life. What is love? To feel the presence of that one life deep within yourself and within all creatures. To be it. Therefore, all love is the love of God. Eckhart Tolle
  • To understand the nature of God, it is necessary only to know the nature of love itself. To truly know love is to know and understand God; and to know God is to understand love. David R. Hawkins
  • Love makes the world less worldly, less dense, more transparent to the divine dimension, the light of consciousness itself. Eckhart Tolle
  • God can only be met in emptiness, by those who come in love, abandoning all effort to control. Belden Lane
  • But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things. Vincent van Gogh
  • You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him. Aiden Wilson Tozer

To love unconditionally is our divine purpose …

  • The choice that you, as a soul, have in relation to anything is always to be loving. Do you understand that this is the divine purpose, that all of us as humans have been given…to love unconditionally? John Morton
  • We believe we are hurt when we don’t receive love. But that is not what hurts us. Our pain comes when we do not give love. We were born to love. You might say that we are divinely created love machines. We function most powerfully when we are giving love. The world has led us to believe that our well-being is dependent on other people loving us. But this is kind of upside down thinking that has caused so many of our problems. The truth is our well-being is dependent on our giving love. It is not about what comes back; it is about what goes out! Alan Cohen
  • Try to cultivate love of God. You are born as a human being only to attain divine love. Ramakrishna Paramhansa
  • Love is the foundation and the apex of the pyramid of our existence. Wilfred Peterson
  • To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence, for God is love. Thomas A Kempis
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… for love is our inmost nature

  • You are love itself when you are not afraid. Nisargadatta
  • I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love. William Blake

Love God by loving all beings


Love God with all your heart …

  • Outer fire we need to cook. Inner fire we need to liberate.  God’s Fire we need to love.  Sri Chinmoy
  • What is important is not the specific manner in which God is worshiped but the degree to which the devotee is filled with love. Prem Prakash
  • Dive deep. Learn to love God. Plunge into divine love.  Ramakrishna Paramhansa
  • You will find your way to the object you love, so be very cautious about your object of love because that is going to decide your destiny. Your love is your destiny. Love something superb; love something of the supra-existence; love something of the divine, and you will find your way. Osho
  • To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.  Saint Augustine

… by loving all beings …

  • We should measure our love for God by our love for Man. Mary Baker Eddy
  • To love someone is to desire and work toward their becoming the best version of themselves. The one person in all the universe who can do this perfectly for you is God. John Ortberg Jr.
  • A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.  Jesus (John 13:34-35)
  • Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7-8
  • God is love. Therefore love. Without distinction, without calculation, without procrastination, love. Henry Drummond
  • When we talk to our fellow men and they tell us about their troubles, we will listen to them carefully if we have love for them. We will have compassion for their suffering and pain, for we are God’s creatures; we are a manifestation of the love of God. Thaddeus of Vitovnica
  • To love someone means to see him as God intended him. Fydor Dostoevsky

… not just a select few …

  • Love a man, even in his sin, for that love is a likeness of the divine love, and is the summit of love on earth. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • When you believe in God, you should believe that all people are part of one family. If you love God, you can’t love only some of his children. Muhammad Ali

… and by loving life and loving all things

  • I cannot help thinking that the best way of knowing God is to love many things. Love this friend, this person, this thing, whatever you like, and you will be on the right road to understanding Him better. Vincent van Gogh
  • If you are to love, then love something of the divine, something that transcends things, something that transcends forms, something for which you will have to raise your eyes to the sky. Love a Gourishankar; love the Himalayan peaks. If you love something like dung, you will move into dung because we always find the way. Wherever our love moves, we move behind it. The bee loves the lotus; it finds it. The very love is the path. Howsoever the lotus is hiding, the bee will find it. Osho
  • Life is everything. Life is God. Everything changes and moves and that movement is God. And while there is life there is joy in consciousness of the divine. To love life is to love God. Leo Tolstoy
  • Love all God’s creation, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf, every ray of light. Love the animals, love the plants, love each separate thing. If thou love each thing thou will perceive the mystery of God in all; and when once thou perceive this, thou will hence forward grow everyday to a fuller understanding of it; until thou come at last to love the whole world with a love that will then be all-embracing and universal. Fyodor Dostoevesky
  • Love beauty; it is the shadow of God on the universe. Gabriela Mistral

Let God love through you

  • Let God love you through others and let God love others through you. M. Street
  • I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world. Mother Teresa
  • Life is nothing but the expansion of love. We can cultivate divine love by entering into the Source. The Source is God, who is all Love. We must try to love all of humanity with the inner awareness, consciousness, and conviction that inside each individual is the living presence of God.  Sri Chinmoy
  • The art of love is God at work through you. Wilfred Peterson

The love of God lies at the heart of all loving relationships

  • There are no different categories of love. There isn’t one kind of love between a mother and child, another between lovers, and another between friends.  The love that is real is the love that lies at the heart of all relationships.  That is the love of God and it doesn’t change with form or circumstance. Marianne Williamson
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The effects of God’s love


Divine love is transformative, healing and powerful beyond measure

  • Divine love is incessantly restless until it turns all woundedness into health, all deformity into beauty, all embarrassment into laughter. In biblical faith, brokenness is never celebrated as an end in itself. Belden Lane
  • Divine Love has met and always will meet every human need. Mary Baker Eddy
  • Divine love makes us true to ourselves and to others. . . Divine love is the solution to our difficulties and problems. It frees us from every kind of binding. It makes us speak truly, think truly, and act truly. It makes us feel one with the whole universe. Divine love purifies our hearts and glorifies our being.  Meher Baba
  • It’s not about finding ways to avoid God’s judgment and feeling like a failure if you don’t do everything perfectly. It’s about fully experiencing God’s love and letting it perfect you. It’s not about being somebody you are not. It’s about becoming who you really are. Stormie Omartian
  • Legalism says God will love us if we change. The gospel says God will change us because He loves us. Tullian Tchividjian
  • Love glimpsed even for an instant turns the world inside out. Rumi
  • Love is the force that ignites the spirit. Phil Jackson
  • Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge. Arthur Rimbaud
  • The divine presence is infinite, encompasses everything, gives life and love to all so that humanity can be happy through this love. Sufi quote
  • The merger of human love with Divine love brings about Cosmic Order. Sri Sathya Sai Bab
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Realisation of God’s love brings peace and freedom

  • Happiness is the realization of God in the heart. Happiness is a quiet tranquil realization of the love of God. White Eagle
  • Seek and find the freedom of the spirit, for where there is true freedom, there is peace, and where there is peace, there is love, and it is love that unlocks all doors. Eileen Caddy
  • I am your anchor. I am your haven. Let my peace and love infill and enfold you. Eileen Caddy
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Love connects us to everything else in the universe and holds everything together

  • Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe, an unconditional state that characterizes human nature, a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it. Emily Hilburn Sell
  • Love creates new form, changes matter, and holds the cosmos together beyond time and space. It’s in every one of us. It’s what God is. Wayne Dyer

To melt into love is to melt into God

  • When you love you should not say, “God is in my heart”, but rather, “I am in the heart of God”. Kahlil Gibran
  • God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Bible (I John 4:16)
  • Giving yourself up to love is melting into God. It is falling into the hands of the living God with complete abandon. This is the deep, interior prayer for which we have been striving. Here we must let go of our dependency on thoughts, words, and images. We go into the beautiful darkness. We stop struggling. We let the angels carry us. Surrender is the only word we know. Macrina Wiederkehr
  • He that lives in love lives in God. William Penn

God’s love shines equally on all


Let go of the concept of God as both loving and judgemental …

  • The Great Mystery never judges you. The Great Mystery supports, nourishes, loves and accepts you totally. And encourages you to do the same. “Love thyself as I love you.” And it is not just you that the Great Mystery loves. It comforts everyone, even the most wicked. Such is its love. None will be punished except those who punish themselves. All is forgiven when you forgive yourself. One thing only is asked of you: that you love and accept yourselves as the universe has loved and accepted you. That is all. John Kehoe
  • God is love. There is no judgement and there is no separateness. And the only ‘hell’ is the one we create for ourselves here on Earth. Neale Donald Walsch
  • A priest friend of mine has cautioned me away from the standard God of our childhoods, who loves you and guides you and then, if you are bad, roasts you: God as a high school principal in a grey suit who never remembered your name but is always leafing unhappily through your files.  Anne Lamott
  • You do not understand that love is the basis of all life, nor can you comprehend a love that is unconditional. You imagine that God is a small, petty, jealous deity who says to people bowed in prayer, “Sorry, it’s my way or the highway. Your prayer I hear. Your prayer I don’t, because you didn’t do it right. You did not please me.” In this you turn me into a replica of the worst of humanity. You claim that you are striving to be God- like in your lives… and if this is the God you are striving to be like, you have succeeded brilliantly.  You may thank organized religion for teaching you how.  Neale Donald Walsch

… for such an image is a clear projection of the human mind

  • We have made up a God in our image. Because we are angry and judgmental, we have projected those characteristics onto Him. But God remains who He is and always will be: He is the energy, the thought of unconditional love. He cannot think with anger or judgment. He is mercy and compassion and total acceptance. Marianne Williamson
  • For many people, God is a frightening idea. Asking God for help doesn’t seem very comforting if we think of Him as something outside ourselves, or capricious, or judgmental.  But God is love and He dwells within us.  We are created in His image, or mind, which means that we are extensions of His love, or Sons and Daughters of God. . . .  Rather than accepting that we are the loving beings that He created, we have arrogantly thought that we could create ourselves, and then create God.  We have made up a God in our image.  Because we are angry and judgmental, we have projected those characteristics onto Him.  But God remains who He is and always will be:  He is the energy, the thought of unconditional love.  He cannot think with anger or judgment.  He is mercy and compassion and total acceptance.   Marianne Williamson
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God’s love shines equally on all

  • In reality, the love of God, like the sun, shines equally on all. David R. Hawkins
  • God “maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Jesus (Matt. 5:45)

God’s love is always there but we lose our awareness of it

  • That experience showed me that I – from moment to moment – am the only person in control of my connection to God. It’s not that God is deciding to connect with me, depending on whether I had a good day, or did good or bad deeds.  It’s all up to me.  God, the awareness of God, the love of God, the blessings of God – that lively ecstasy – is always there.  It’s me who separates from God by judging, by indulging in negativity, by criticizing myself, as well as others.  Barbara De Angelis
  • Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Rumi
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The experience of God’s love


Experience the love of God directly rather than through intellectual efforts and the third party accounts  …

  • People substitute tradition for the living experience of the love of God. They talk and think as though walking with God was attained by walking in the footsteps of people who walked with God. Francis Howgill
  • Whatever books you may read, you cannot realize the Divine merely by intellectual effort. One must put it into practice. That sense of oneness can only be promoted by the practice of love and not by any other means.  Sri Sathya Sai Baba
  • There is a place for analysis, but it is apt to be quite fatal in prayer and meditation. Do not dissect the love of God, but feel it. Do not dissect divine intelligence, but realize it. Do not wonder how God can possibly solve this problem, but just watch Him do it in His own way—and He will if you will give Him a chance.  You know that God is Love. So go ahead on that, and do not get theoretical about it.  Emmet Fox

… and then throw all philosophy away

  • Prayer is divine love alone. When this highest ideal of love is reached, philosophy is thrown away. Who will then care of it? Freedom, salvation, nirvana- all are thrown away. Who cares to become free while in the enjoyment of divine love? Swami Vivekananda

Ask to experience the love of God

  • If you have never known the power of God’s love, then maybe it is because you have never asked to know it – I mean really asked, expecting an answer. Frederick Buechner

Express your love through prayer

  • Prayer is divine love alone. When this highest ideal of love is reached, philosophy is thrown away. Who will then care of it ? Freedom, salvation, nirvana- all are thrown away. Who cares to become free while in the enjoyment of divine love? Swami Vivekananda
  • When man is with God in awe and love, then he is praying. Karl Rahner
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Final thoughts


In Christian terms, God’s love can be seen through the sacrifice of his son

  • Christ does not save us by acting a parable of divine love; he acts the parable of divine love by saving us. That is the Christian faith. Austin Farrer
  • For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
  • God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
  • In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:9-11
  • Saving us is the greatest and most concrete demonstration of God’s love, the definitive display of His grace throughout time and eternity. David Jeremiah

There is no such thing as an excess of God’s love

  • Too much of anything is dangerous unless it’s God’s Love. Reign
  • Only ignorant people say that one should not have an excess of devotion and divine love. How foolish! Can there be any excess of divine love?  Ramakrishna Paramhansa

More bible quotes on divine love

  • Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever. Psalm 136:26
  • I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me. Proverbs 8:17
  • The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. Zephaniah 3:17