Then we shan't regard anyone as a lover of knowledge or wisdom who is fussy about what he studies…
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
Whence comes war and fighting, and factions Whence but from the body and the lust of the body Wars are occasioned by the love of money, and money has to be acquired for the same and service of the body.
Love is a serious mental disease.
Love will make men dare to die for their beloved -love alone and women as well as men.
When speaking of divine perfection, we signify that God is just and true and loving, the author of order, not disorder, of good, not evil. We signify that he is justice, that he is truth, that he is love, that he is order, that he is the very progress of.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
In particular I may mention Sophocles the poet, who was once asked in my presence, ''How do you feel about love, Sophocles are you still capable of it'' to which he replied, ''Hush if you please to my great delight I have escaped from it, and feel as if I had escaped from a frantic and savage master.'' I thought then, as I do now, that he spoke wisely. For unquestionably old age brings us profound repose and freedom from this and other passions.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
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