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.

-Carl Jung

The Love Testament: First Perspective


The Wheel of Life

To love is to allow abuse. -PR / m / French writer

You’ve got to love something enough to kill it. -MS / m / American film director

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

-P U / m /British actor

Love is not consolation, it is light. -Simone Weil / w. French philosopher

Love is the only effective counter to death. -MD /woman: British writer

Romance and work are great diversions to keep you from dealing with yourself.

-C / woman: singer /actress

In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love you want the other person.

-MA /woman: American author

The Love Testament: First Perspective