To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.
There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
I gave up lots of things I love doing: writing, and business, and playing the piano and so on.
The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind.
There can be no passion, and by consequence no love, where there is not imagination.
True happiness must have the tinge of sorrow outlived, the sense of pain softened by the mellowing years, the chastening of loss that in the wondrous mystery of time transmutes our suffering into love and sympathy with others.
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
All love is lost but upon God alone.