791 – “The genuine scientist is not moved by praise or blame, nor does he preach. He unveils the universe and people come eagerly, without being pushed, to behold a new revelation: the order, the harmony, the magnificence of creation! And as man becomes conscious of the stupendous laws that govern the universe in perfect harmony, he begins to realize how small he is.”
478 – Definition of Love from 1690s Advice Column
“Q: What’s love?
A: Love, and you’ll know … We’ll give you the best description we can of that passion, which we have some reason to know … ‘Tis a mixture of friendship and desire, bounded by the rules of honor and virtue … Love, being a medium between pure friendship and perfect desire, ’tis warm enough to keep friendship from an ague, but not so furiously hot as to set all on fire. They manage matters so between ’em, that the sweet melts the strong; and from this agreeable mixture or harmony, especially where reciprocal, result the tenderest, noblest pleasure that’s purely humane. …”
–A Member of the Athenian Society
[Note this quote has been edited for clarity and length, the quote in its entirety can be found in the original source posted below]
6 – “Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.”
– Thomas Merton