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Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.
To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable: to love all is glorious.
I will not by the noise of bloody wars and the dethroning of kings advance you to glory: but by the gentle ways of peace and love.
You are as prone to love as the sun is to shine; it being the most delightful and natural employment of the soul of humans.
Sure Man was born to meditate on things, And to contemplate the eternal springs Of God and Nature, glory, bliss and pleasure: That life and love might be his eternal treasure.
We love we know not what, and therefore everything allures us.
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