43 quotes found by Mortimer Adler

Mortimer Adler
Love consists in giving without getting in return; in giving what is not owed, what is not due the other. That's why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on a fair exchange.
love  true  Getting  # 6284
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Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men.
men  ideas  Instead  # 6285
Mortimer Adler
Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone, each of us is deeply lonely.
alone  love  Each  # 6286
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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.
love  Others  care  # 6287
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Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless.
love  sense  Selfless  # 6288
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It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure.
love  Rather  Use  # 6289
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The love which moves the world, according to common Christian belief, is God's love and the love of God.
love  god  Christian  # 6290
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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.
good  Others  Ourselves  # 6291
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In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.
good  Point  books  # 6292
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The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
learning  growing  purpose  # 6293
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Love without conversation is impossible.
love  impossible  # 6294
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The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea.
book  single  Full  # 6295
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Ultimately, we wish the joy of perfect union with the person we love.
love  perfect  wish  # 6296
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We love even when our love is not requited.
love  # 6297
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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.
time  mind  Order  # 6298
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If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction, usually in the form of sensual pleasure, that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love.
love  Another  Rather  # 6299