If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Holy Bible // The New Testament : The First Letter of St. Paul to The Corinthians ch 13
Alkitab // Perjanjian Baru: Surat Pertama Rasul Paulus kpd Jemaat di Korintus pasal 13
Hey this is not quoted from tumblr or teenlit or poet books. Or I can say that Holy Bible is the best book of poets ever, so all proverbs in the world are no longer seen any better.
Even Proverbs itself is a part in Holy Bible, in The Old Testament, arranged by King Salomon, Son of David. It is laid after Psalms, a beautiful collection of hymns, poetic verses and
prayers, mostly written by King David. The Psalms are vertical to God, The Proverbs are horizontal about People.
Then you know where all of my love for words and beauty of it comes from. Bible, unconsciously, has influenced me a more than lot. Like i need no Lang leav.