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Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.

The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinion of its young people, those under twenty-five.
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.
Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.
Freedom consists not in refusing to recognize anything above us, but in respecting something which is above us; for by respecting it, we raise ourselves to it, and, by our very acknowledgment, prove that we bear within ourselves what is higher, and are worthy to be on a level with it
One that does not think to highly of himself is more than he thinks.
Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again -- this is the brave and happy life.
One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love -- any love -- reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.
For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.
Love and sex can go together and sex and unlove can go together and love and unsex can go together. But personal love and personal sex is bad.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
You can have it all. You just can't have it all at one time.
One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
That is the true season of love; when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved as much before, and that no one will ever love in the same way again.
In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
They do not love that do not show their love. The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.
Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. Patriotism is its cult. It should hardly be necessary to say, that by patriotism I mean that attitude which puts the own nation above humanity, above the principles of truth and justice; not the loving interest in one's own nation, which is the concern with the nation's spiritual as much as with its material welfare --never with its power over other nations. Just as love for one individual which excludes the love for others is not love, love for one's country which is not part of one's love for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship.
If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom.
If you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may say with confidence that he is a good man.
Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.
A faithful friend is the medicine of life.

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