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All Quotes by author - Mortimer Adler
" An educated person is one who, through the travail of his own life, has assimilated the ideas that make him representative of his culture. "
" Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship. "
" Ask others about themselves, at the same time, be on guard not to talk too much about yourself. "
" Being influential is not the mark of a great book. "
" Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared. "
" Erotic or sexual love can truly be love if it is not selfishly sexual or lustful. "
" Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men. "
" Freud's view is that all love is sexual in its origin or its basis. Even those loves which do not appear to be sexual or erotic have a sexual root or core. They are all sublimations of the sexual instinct. "
" Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity. "
" Idling is important. Most people don't know how. They're afraid of it. This explains why they turn on the television set or pick up the newspaper. They think they have to be doing something. "
" I find the selectivity of erotic love - the choice of this man or this woman - much more intelligible if liking the person is the origin of sexual interest, rather than the other way. "
" If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction, usually in the form of sensual pleasure, that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love. "
" If you never ask yourself any questions about the meaning of a passage, you cannot expect the book to give you any insight you do not already possess. "
" In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names. "
" In idling, the motor's running, but you're letting your mind take in anything. Things pop into it. Those are the gifts of subterranean conscious. "
" In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you. "
" It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure. "
" I wonder if most people ever ask themselves why love is connected with reproduction. And if they do ask themselves about this, I wonder what answer they give. "
" Leisure is not synonymous with time. Nor is it a noun. Leisure is a verb. I leisure. You leisure. "
" Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless. "
" 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. "
" Love wishes to perpetuate itself. Love wishes for immortality. "
" Love without conversation is impossible. "
" Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable. "
" Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men. "
" One of the aims of sexual union is procreation - the creation by reproduction of an image of itself, of the union. "
" 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 love which moves the world, according to common Christian belief, is God's love and the love of God. "
" Theories of love are found in the works of scientists, philosophers, and theologians. "
" The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind. "
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