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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 also say we love our freedom, which is something we certainly need but do not love.

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.

We love even when our love is not requited.

When it becomes necessary to move into the imaginary world without sex, I'll give you notice.

When sex comes first, and especially if it remains primary, then the love that is based on it will be fickle and short-lived-as changeable as sexual interest is.

When we ask for love, we don't ask others to be fair to us-but rather to care for us, to be considerate of us. There is a world of difference here between demanding justice... and begging or pleading for love.

When young children say they love their parents, they do not mean that they have any benevolent impulses toward them. On the contrary, they do need their parents for a variety of the goods they acquisitively desire and that they want their parents to get for them.

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.

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