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The materialist assumption that spiritual substances do not exist is as much an act of faith as the religious belief in the reality of angels.
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The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea.

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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.

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Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.

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Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone, each of us is deeply lonely.

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Love wishes to perpetuate itself. Love wishes for immortality.

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In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names.

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There is only one situation I can think of in which men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do. It is when they are in love and reading a love letter.

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The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind.

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Theories of love are found in the works of scientists, philosophers, and theologians.

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Work that is pure toil, done solely for the sake of the money it earns, is also sheer drudgery because it is stultifying rather than self improving.

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Philosophy is everybody's business.

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In Aristotelian terms, the good leader must have ethos, pathos and logos. The ethos is his moral character, the source of his ability to persuade. The pathos is his ability to touch feelings to move people emotionally. The logos is his ability to give solid reasons for an action, to move people intellectually.

— Mortimer Adler

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