The poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in his poem entitled "Love" in the 1700s that "All thoughts, all passions, all delights, whatever stirs this mortal frame, all are but ministers of Love, and feed his sacred flame." Oliver Wendell Holmes, the famed U.S. Supreme Court Justice from the early 1900s, wrote, "Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness."
The evangelist Jay Lowder penned in a 2014 Charisma Magazine article, "The one language that is never foreign or misunderstood is love, and it often is best spoken without any words." The legendary American writer Mark Twain once said, "Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."
In characteristic Dr. Seuss fashion, Theodor Seuss Geisel once said, "We're all a little weird, and life's a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." Finally, a well-known Bible passage from Paul's letter to the Corinthians reads, "Love is patient and kind, never jealous, boastful, proud, or rude. Love isn't selfish or quick tempered. It doesn't keep a record of wrongs that others do. Love rejoices in the truth, but not in darkness. Love is always supportive, loyal, hopeful, and trusting. Love never fails." These words are found in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.