The Wheel of Life
You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love, you have to deserve your father’s.
-Robert Frost / American poet
The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife. -Will Durant – historian [on his 90th birthday]
You can see them alongside the shuffleboard courts in Florida or on the porches of the -sometimes they would have denied it. And because they have been in love they have survived everything that life could throw at them, even their own failures.
– A man / On a long-married couple
Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life; love empowers it. Bitterness sours life; love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life; love heals it. Bitterness blinds life; love anoints its eyes.
– A man / from a sermon
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.
– Erich Fromm
The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity – love. And the story of a love is not important – what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
-A woman /HH actress
Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.