1 Goodwill is love particularized, is love in moral action.
2 Goodwill: A kindly feeling: well-wishing, benevolence, friendliness; a will acting freely from pure disinterested motives; an open, charitable attitude, without reservation or bitterness; a willingness to be fair-minded or impartial; good intention; virtuous inclination or disposition; cheerful consent; heartiness; readiness.
3 Goodwill is the man of action’s religion.
4 Goodwill is to be applied not only to others but to oneself as well — especially toward oneself!
5 A person of goodwill is always ready for a smile — she can’t help herself. She brightens the day just as does the sun; but she has one advantage over the sun: she even brightens a sunless day.
6 Goodwill is love anthropomorphized.
7 She of goodwill surely gets angry, but never in spite or resentment, or rancor. Good-willed anger is anger justified and gauged rightly.
8 Goodwill can’t but help being on the verge of joyful tears of love and sympathy toward everyone worthy of it.
9 Goodwill is just that: willed goodness — goodness strong and directed; goodness wrapped in refined judgment and subtle sensitivity.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. -A man
It is a lovely thing to have a husband and wife developing together and having the feeling of falling in love again. That is what marriage really means: helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life. -A man
In my Sunday School class there was a beautiful little girl with golden curls. I was smitten at once and still am. -HT /American President / on his wife Bess
Love cures people, the ones who receive love and the ones who give it, too. -KM a man /psychiatrist
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality…the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else. -Jose Ortega Y. Gasset
It’s terrifying to care, of course, and the young man whom I once heard say to the girl whose hand he was holding, “Shit, I think I love you,” in the ominous tones of someone declaring that he was coming down with the plague, probably put the fear that accompanies loving as graphically as it can be put. –MS / A woman writer
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.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy –and that is life. -Jean Anouilh / French playwright
To love is to escape through one being the mediocrity of others.
-AB / man: French writer
Men would like to love themselves but they usually find that they cannot. That is because they have built an ideal image of themselves which puts their real self in the shade. -BB / man: British writer
Love without attachment is light. -NB /man: American philosopher
Until man learns to accept his fellow man with all his faults, as well as his virtues, there can be no peace, no joy, no real understanding.
-Henry Miller / American writer
The origin of the modern party is anthropological: humans meet and share food to lower the hostility between them and indicate friendship.
-BW /woman: American TV reporter
I sought my soul but my soul I could not see. I sought my God but my God eluded me. I sought my brother – and I found all three.