It's what makes the world go round, not money. Read amusing and sometimes poignant mottoes on love by these black celebs.

A happy but miserable state in which man finds himself from time to time; sometimes he believes he is happy by loving, then suddenly he finds how miserable he is. It is all joy, it sweetens life, but it does not last. It comes and goes, but when it is active, there is no greater virtue, because it makes one supremely happy.
Marcus Garvey

A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted.
Billie Holiday

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it's just death.
Lena Horne

Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain.
Billie Holiday

Everybody need a partner to stand right by their side. Not only down for the good times. But also down through the bad times.
Will Smith, Potnas

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am certainly not an authority on love because there are no authorities on love, just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
Bill Cosby

I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.
Oprah Winfrey

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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.
Alice Walker

I think what motivates people is not great hate, but great love for other people.
Huey Newton

I'm a lover not a fighter.
Michael Jackson

I've got a good man. He takes care of me. I don't have to be scared of anything because I know he will kick every ass... disrespect him and you've got a problem.
Whitney Houston

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
Maya Angelou

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
Maya Angelou

Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.
Billie Holiday

Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all.
Toni Morrison, Beloved

Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows me to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style.
Maya Angelou

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston

Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.
Zora Neale Hurston

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mr. Right's coming, but he's in Africa, and he's walking.
Oprah Winfrey

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
Maya Angelou

Some say we are responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us.
Nikki Giovanni, The December of My Springs

The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
Pearl Bailey

The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains.
Josephine Baker

The times may have changed, but the people are still the same. We're still looking for love, and that will always be our struggle as human beings.
Halle Berry

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter From Birmingham Jail

We love because it's the only true adventure.
Nikki Giovanni

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
Pearl Bailey

When one is too old for love, one finds great comfort in good dinners.
Zora Neale Hurston

When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water.
Gwendolyn Brooks