Quotes by Mortimer Adler
- Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship.
- Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared.
- Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.
- Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
- 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.
- 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.
- The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
- 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.
- Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone, each of us is deeply lonely.
- 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.