There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.
How sweet it was for me to be rid of those fruitless joys which I had once feared to lose…. You drove them from me, you who are the true, the sovereign joy. You drove them from me and took their place, you who are sweeter than all pleasure, though not of flesh and blood, you who outshine all light, yet are hidden deeper than any secret in our hearts, you who surpass all honor, though not in the eyes of men who see all honor in themselves…. O Lord my God, my Light, my Wealth, and My Salvation.
St. Augustine, The Legacy of Sovereign Joy
“If you could give one piece of advice, what would it be?”
“Be in love.”
“How many times have you been in love?”
And then he walked away.
I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.
“he acted bravely, resolutely, and chivalrously, but any man who does not have courage for that is a milksop who knows neither what love is nor what it is to be a man nor what is worth living for.” - fear and trembling, soren kierkegaard