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" Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable. "
" Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity. "
" Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship. "
" We acknowledge but one motive - to follow the truth as we know it, whithersoever it may lead us; but in our heart of hearts we are well assured that the truth which has made us free, will in the end make us glad also. "
" We are selfish when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good for ourselves. We are altruistic when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good of others. "
" 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. "
" Leisure is not synonymous with time. Nor is it a noun. Leisure is a verb. I leisure. You leisure. "
" Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men. "
" Think how different human societies would be if they were based on love rather than justice. But no such societies have ever existed on earth. "
" Love wishes to perpetuate itself. Love wishes for immortality. "
" 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. "
" Theories of love are found in the works of scientists, philosophers, and theologians. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Ask others about themselves, at the same time, be on guard not to talk too much about yourself. "
" 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. "
" In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names. "
" One of the aims of sexual union is procreation - the creation by reproduction of an image of itself, of the union. "
" 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 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. "
" We love even when our love is not requited. "
" The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live. "
" An educated person is one who, through the travail of his own life, has assimilated the ideas that make him representative of his culture. "
" Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men. "
" 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. "
" Being influential is not the mark of a great book. "
" Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone, each of us is deeply lonely. "
" You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think. "
" There is only one situation I can think of in which men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do. It is when they are in love and reading a love letter. "
" Love without conversation is impossible. "