Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
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Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind - not the fiend or the sadist.
Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.
The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world.
There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.
In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science.
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
There is adantage in the wisdom won from pain
The problem for those who assert biblical authority in support of traditional definitions of marriage is that one could, with equal validity, assert that the lending of money or certain kinds of haircuts are forbidden by God, or that slavery and the subjugation of women are authorized by the Lord.
Today's consumers are eager to become loyal fans of companies that respect purposeful capitalism. They are not opposed to companies making a profit indeed, they may even be investors in these companies - but at the core, they want more empathic, enlightened corporations that seek a balance between profit and purpose.
What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people's lives.
Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible that is, that one is male and the other female.