Love & Friendship

The most important thing is to be capable of loving.

Love places its center in the axis of the universal whole. Love aims at unity.

Love, the strongest and deepest element in all lives, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy; love, the defier of all laws, of all conventions, the freest, the most powerful molder of human destiny.

And in the development of mankind as a whole, just as in individuals, love alone acts as the civilizing factor in the sense that it brings a change from egoism to altruism.

I believe that love produces a certain flowering of the whole personality which nothing else can achieve.

True love is rooted in the recognition of the moral and mental qualities of the beloved person.

When two people understand each other in their inmost hearts, their words are sweet and strong, like the fragrance of orchids. But when two people are as one in their inmost hearts, they shatter even the strength of iron or of bronze.

The real friend is, as it were, another self.

A friendship is one soul living in two bodies.

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that this world is born.

Real friends reserve nothing.

The finest feelings known to humanity, conjugal love and paternal affection.

We have merely to assert what already exists deep within us - namely a sense of kinship.

Love thy neighbor.

The first and highest law must be the love of humanity.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.

Love is the strongest force the world possesses, yet it is the humblest imaginable.

Love is will, the will to share your happiness with all. Being happy - making happy - this is the rhythm of love.

No man is useless while he has a friend.

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.

The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.

Love works its magic on the living, but not the dead.

He who defends with love will be secure; Heaven will save him, and protect him with love.

Love is worth more than intelligence.

An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.

To set a price on love is to devalue the priceless.

Seek not every quality in one individual.

Do not forget small kindnesses, and do not remember small faults.

Without a true friend a person cannot discern the errors of their own actions.

Love, like a cough, cannot be hidden.

Science and technology has made the world a neighborhood, but it will take love to make the world a brotherhood, a sisterhood, a community of peace with justice.

Life is a journey, and love is what makes that journey worthwhile.

It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all.

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief. - Joseph Addison

To keep something, you must care for it. More, you must understand what kind of care it requires. - Dorothy Parker


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