Core Decorum


Dear UD students,

Happy Valentine’s Day. Or, happy Singles Awareness Day. Rather than give advice on the manners dell’amore – the yeas and nays of wooing, heartbreak and infatuation – here are words of wisdom from some of our favorite thinkers about that fluffy yet deep word: love. Happy reading!
“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” –Albert Einstein

“Love is the beauty of the soul.” –St. Augustine

“Ah me! Love cannot be cured by herbs.” –Ovid

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, / And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” –William Shakespeare, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

“Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.” –Henry David Thoreau

“A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.” ­–Mother Teresa

“We should measure affection, not like youngsters by the ardor of its passion, but by its strength and constancy.” –Cicero

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” –Robert Frost

“At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.” –Plato

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image.  Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”  –Thomas Merton

“The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.” –G.K. Chesterton

“Love conquers all.” –Virgil


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