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"Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared." Make picture quote!
"If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction, usually in the form of sensual pleasure, that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love." Make picture quote!
"I wonder if most people ever ask themselves why love is connected with reproduction. And if they do ask themselves about this, I wonder what answer they give." Make picture quote!
"I find the selectivity of erotic love - the choice of this man or this woman - much more intelligible if liking the person is the origin of sexual interest, rather than the other way." Make picture quote!
"Erotic or sexual love can truly be love if it is not selfishly sexual or lustful." Make picture quote!
"Ask others about themselves, at the same time, be on guard not to talk too much about yourself." Make picture quote!
"Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship." Make picture quote!
"In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names." Make picture quote!
"Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men." Make picture quote!
"Ultimately, we wish the joy of perfect union with the person we love." Make picture quote!
"The love which moves the world, according to common Christian belief, is God's love and the love of God." Make picture quote!
"The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind." Make picture quote!
"The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live." Make picture quote!
"The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea." Make picture quote!
"Theories of love are found in the works of scientists, philosophers, and theologians." Make picture quote!
"One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century champions of the Christian faith was that not one of the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian." Make picture quote!
"Think how different human societies would be if they were based on love rather than justice. But no such societies have ever existed on earth." Make picture quote!
"The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction." Make picture quote!
"Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone, each of us is deeply lonely." Make picture quote!
"We acknowledge but one motive - to follow the truth as we know it, whithersoever it may lead us; but in our heart of hearts we are well assured that the truth which has made us free, will in the end make us glad also." Make picture quote!
"We are selfish when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good for ourselves. We are altruistic when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good of others." Make picture quote!
"We love even when our love is not requited." Make picture quote!
"When we ask for love, we don't ask others to be fair to us-but rather to care for us, to be considerate of us. There is a world of difference here between demanding justice... and begging or pleading for love." Make picture quote!
"You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think." Make picture quote!
"If you never ask yourself any questions about the meaning of a passage, you cannot expect the book to give you any insight you do not already possess." Make picture quote!
"Love consists in giving without getting in return; in giving what is not owed, what is not due the other. That's why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on a fair exchange." Make picture quote!
"There is only one situation I can think of in which men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do. It is when they are in love and reading a love letter." Make picture quote!
"Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless." Make picture quote!
"One of the aims of sexual union is procreation - the creation by reproduction of an image of itself, of the union." Make picture quote!
"Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men." Make picture quote!
"It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure." Make picture quote!
"Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable." Make picture quote!
"Love without conversation is impossible." Make picture quote!




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