"Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."Albert Ellis on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."Albert Ellis on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."Albert Ellis on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."Albert Ellis on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."Albert Ellis on Bruce Lee
"I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public."
"The art of love is largely the art of persistence."
"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny."
"We teach people that they upset themselves. We can't change the past, so we change how people are thinking, feeling and behaving today."
"People got insights into what was bothering them, but they hardly did a damn thing to change."