"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."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."Mortimer Adler on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."Mortimer Adler 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."Mortimer Adler on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."Mortimer Adler 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."Mortimer Adler on Bruce Lee
"Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone, each of us is deeply lonely."
"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."
"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."
"Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men."
"Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship."