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It is hard for the human soul not to love something, and our mind must of necessity be drawn to some kind of affection.
— St. Jerome —

I challenge anyone to understand Islam, its spirit, and not to love it. It is a beautiful religion of brotherhood and devotion.

— Yann Martel

Love only yourself a little bit longer, until you can't stand not to love someone else.

— Kiera Cass

You wonder why he loves her, she's so unlike any other, but any man can love an ordinary woman. They're everywhere and whereas he's had other women love him before, they were women who loved a lot, and such love is fickle, never setting anyone apart.
Attaining the love of someone known not to love is an honor and the highest level of love there is, because it's rare, and real.

— Donna Lynn Hope

You loved people and you came to depend on their being there. but people died or changed or went away and it hurt too much. The only way to avoid that poin was not to love anyone, and not to let anyone get too close or too important. The secret of not being hurt like this again, I decided, was never depending on anyone, never needing, never loving.
It is the last dream of children, to be forever untouched.

— Audre Lorde

Better to love for no reason than have reasons not to love.

— Marty Rubin

A long time ago," said Michael, "I decided never to fall in love again. I have made of desire an anonymous activity." "But not to feel ... not to love ... is like dying within life, Michael.

— Anaïs Nin

Belinda stared into the fire for some time, thinking about what she had in her life, and what she had given up; and whether it would be worse to love someone who was no longer there, or not to love someone who was.

— Neil Gaiman

Losing you is most difficult for me, but the nature of my love for you is what matters. If it distorts into half-truth, then perhaps it is better not to love you. I must keep my mind but loose you.

— Haruki Murakami

Whats not to love is hardly a reason to love. And the catch of your life is not the same thing as the love of your life. Be careful of that subtle but rather crucial distinction.

— Emily Giffin

And in all those escapes he could not help being astonished by the beauty of this land that was not his. He his in its breast, fingered its earth for food, clung to its banks to lap water and tried not to love it. On nights when the sky was personal, weak with the weight of its own stars, he made himself not love it. Its graveyards and its low-lying rivers. Or just a house - solitary under a chinaberry tree; maybe a mule tethered and the light hitting its hide just so. Anything could stir him and he tried hard not to love it.

— Toni Morrison

She had to tell him, while she still had time, how wrong he'd been and how right she'd been. How wrong not to love her more, how wrong not to cherish her and have sex at every opportunity, how wrong not to trust her financial instincts, how wrong to have spent so much time at work and so little with the children, how wrong to have been so negative, how wrong to have been gloomy, how wrong to have run away from life, how wrong to have said no, again and again, instead of yes: she had to tell him all of this, every single day.

— Jonathan Franzen

The trick was just not wanting anything. That was power. That was courage: the courage not to love anyone or hope for anything.

— Lev Grossman

Life is too short not to create, not to love, and not to lend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters.

— Eric Maisel

The second commandment that Jesus referred to was not to love others instead of ourselves, but to love them as ourselves. Before we can love and serve others, we must love ourselves, even in our imperfection. If we don't embrace our own defects, we can't love others with their shortcomings.

— Jim Warner

Love forbids you not to love.

— Umberto Giordano

While Christianity was able to agree with pagan writers that inordinate attachment to earthly goods can lead to unnecessary pain and grief, it also taught that the answer to this was not to love things less but to love God more than anything else. Only when our greatest love is God, a love that we cannot lose even in death, can we face all things with peace. Grief was not to be eliminated but seasoned and buoyed up with love and hope.

— Timothy Keller

We must forgive each other our arising, for our existence always torments others. The golden rule in the midst of this mutual misery has always been, not to do no harm, but as little as possible; and not to love one another, but as much as you can.

— Ken Wilber

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