If people are allowed to love life, then they should also be allowed to hate it
How to forgive is something we have to learn, not as a duty or an obligation but as an experience akin to the experience of love; it must come into being spontaneously.
There are three requisites for good teaching: One, you have to love you subject; two, you have to know what you're talking about; three, you have to like students. The question is whether you can make an impact on somebody's mind and soul.
Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighborhood.
And that's the real incentive, isn't it? It's not so much the fact that you get to bask in their God's love that's the selling point, it's that you avoid damnation. Think of it like Coke putting out an ad that says 'Snapple causes muscle spasms, Pepsi is infected with AIDS, and tap-water gives you cancer. So drink Coke. Not only do we taste good, we're the only alternative to pain and suffering.' It's actually a pretty good marketing tool. Humanity, by nature, is an ambivalent animal, given to fits of inertia, and we're more than likely to sit on our noncommittal behinds unless there's a bogeyman to chase us out of our chairs.
To resist the frigidity of old age one must combine the body, the mind and the heart - and to keep them in parallel vigor one must exercise, study and love.
If men and nations did reach up to God with all their hearts, war would cease. If love of God were in the heart of man, a man would have no desire to destroy his brother. There would be no dishonesty if the love of God were in the heart. If God came first in his life, a man would love his neighbor as himself, and instead of taking from him, he would feel to give.
To be loved is to be fortunate, but to be hated is to achieve distinction.
The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, love do not require coupons.
I do love I know not what; Sometimes this, and sometimes that.