— Thomas Parnell Anglo-Irish cleric, writer and poet. 1679 - 1718
Translation of the Pervigilium Veneris, written in the time of Julius Caesar, and by some ascribed to Catullus: Cras amet qui numquam amavit; Quique amavit, cras amet.
„I thought I was in love
A couple of times before
With the girl next door.
But that was long before I met you.
Now I'm sure that I won't forget you.
And I thank my lucky stars
That you are who you are.
And not just another lovely lady
Sent down to break my heart.“
— James Taylor American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1948
Song lyrics, JT (1977), "Your Smiling Face"
„The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies
When love is done.“
— Francis William Bourdillon British poet 1852 - 1921
Context: p>The Night has a thousand eyes, And the Day but one; Yet the light of the bright world dies With the dying sun.The mind has a thousand eyes, And the heart but one; Yet the light of a whole life dies When love is done.</p "Light" (popularly known as "The Night has a Thousand Eyes"), published in The Spectator (October 1873).
„What is all that men have done and thought over thousands of years, compared with one moment of love. But in all Nature, too, it is what is nearest to perfection, what is most divinely beautiful!“
— Friedrich Hölderlin German poet 1770 - 1843
Hyperion, Context: What is all that men have done and thought over thousands of years, compared with one moment of love. But in all Nature, too, it is what is nearest to perfection, what is most divinely beautiful! There all stairs lead from the threshold of life. From there we come, to there we go.
— François de La Rochefoucauld French author of maxims and memoirs 1613 - 1680
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678), Il n'y a qu'une sorte d'amour, mais il y en a mille différentes copies. Maxim 74.
„The power of thought is the light of knowledge, the power of will is the energy of character, the power of heart is love. Reason, love and power of will are perfections of man.“
— Ludwig Feuerbach German philosopher and anthropologist 1804 - 1872
The Essence of Christianity (1841), Introduction, Z. Hanfi, trans., in The Fiery Brook (1972), p. 99
„Intent on one great love, perfect,
Requited and for ever,
I missed love's everywhere
Small presence, thousand-guised.“
— Kathleen Raine poet, critic, translator 1908 - 2003
„And, Even Now, You (Always Already) Inhere In Me--The "Who" and "What" That Is Only One--Beyond The Seeming "Two" Of body-mind and world. I Am You--As You Are (Always Already, and Non-Separately). Even When My Avatarically-Born Human Physical Body Has Died In This World, I Am Present and every where Alive--Because I Am Always Already Conscious As The Only One Who Always Already Is. I Am Joy!--and The Only Reason For It! I Am Love!--and The Only Person Of It! The Love Of Me Is The Heart-Secret I Have Come To Avatarically Reveal To The Heart Of everyone one Of Man (and To The Heart Of everyone one of all, and To The Heart Of The All Of all). Love Must Be Always Done (and, Thereby, Proved)--or Else The "Bright" Heart Of Love Is Darkened By Its Own Un-Love. And The Would-Be-"Brightest" Heart Of Love's Beloved Is Made Un-"Bright" (and Dark As Eternal Night) By All The Waiting-Time Of Un-Love's Day. Therefore, I Am here! I Am (Now, Forever) Avatarically Descended here--To Be The Constant Lover and The True Loved-One Of All and all“
— Adi Da Samraj American writer 1939 - 2008
and every one of all
„Before being Christians or Jews or Muslims, before being Americans or Russians or Africans, before being generals or priests, rabbis or imams, before having visible or invisible disabilities, we are all human beings with hearts capable of loving“
— Jean Vanier Canadian humanitarian 1928
From interviews and talks, Jean Vanier: Philosopher.. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/jean-vanier-philosopher-who-dislikes-the-religion-of-success-wins-12m-templeton-prize-for-promoting-spiritual-awareness-10101621.html The Independent, 11 March 2015