Feeling

937 – “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”

-C S Lewis

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918 – “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”

-Albus Dumbledore in J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix

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857 – “Happiness, whether consisting in pleasure or virtue, or both, is more often found with those who are highly cultivated in their minds and in their character, and have only a moderate share of external goods, than among those who possess external goods to a useless extent but are deficient in higher qualities.”

–Aristotle (more…)

746 – “The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”

–Ernest Hemingway [See Source Notes for details]

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686 – “To love somebody is not just a feeling—it is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go. How can I judge that it will stay forever, when my act does not involve judgment and decision.”

–Erich Fromm
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