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We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution.

Logic! Good gracious! What rubbish! How can I tell what I think till I see what I say?
When I gave food to the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why the poor were hungry, they called me a communist.
There are two kinds of people: Those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group because there is less competition there.
Leaders are visible at times of crisis, invisible at times of success.
Love is the beauty of the soul.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. Just common sense and love will do.
Real love stories never have endings.
Do you want to know a good way to fall in love? Just associate with all your pleasant experiences with someone, and disassociate from all the unpleasant ones.
Love is just a system for getting someone to call you darling after sex.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
Love is the victim's response to the rapist.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Oh, love is real enough; you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy -- and that is life.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.
The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much.
If you have it [Love], you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have.
You may build castles in the air, and fume, and fret, and grow thin and lean, and pale and ugly, if you please. But I tell you, no man worth having is true to his wife, or can be true to his wife, or ever was, or will be so.
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. [I Corinthians]
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Let no one believe that he has received the divine kiss, if he knows the truth without loving it or loves it without understanding it. But blessed is that kiss whereby not only is God recognized but also the Father is loved; for there is never full knowledge without perfect love.
Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
When we understand that man is the only animal who must create meaning, who must open a wedge into neutral nature, we already understand the essence of love. Love is the problem of an animal who must find life, create a dialogue with nature in order to experience his own being.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity.
To love someone is to isolate him from the world, wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow, drag him into a murderous future. It is to circle around the other like a dead star and absorb him into a black light.
It is unfortunately very true that, without leisure and money, love can be no more than an orgy of the common man. Instead of being a sudden impulse full of ardor and reverie, it becomes a distastefully utilitarian affair.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis.
Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world -- that is the myth of the atomic age -- as in being able to remake ourselves.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Hatred can be overcome only by love.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
The mantram becomes one's staff of life and carries one through every ordeal. Each repetition has a new meaning, carrying you nearer and nearer to God.
It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave. His fetters fall... freedom and slavery are mental states.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
All men practice the actor's art.
Show me a great actor and I'll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress, and you've seen the devil.
If elected I shall be thankful; if not, it will be all the same.
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.
The tongue can paint what the eye can't see.
Your friend has a friend; don't tell him.
Remember you are just an extra in everyone else's play.
You can't ask for what you want unless you know what it is. A lot of people don't know what they want or they want much less than they deserve. First you have figure out what you want. Second, you have to decide that you deserve it. Third, you have to believe you can get it. And, fourth, you have to have the guts to ask for it.
You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Mental violence has no potency and injures only the person whose thoughts are violent. It is otherwise with mental non-violence. It has potency which the world does not yet know.
Patience means self-suffering.
Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our very being.
I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

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