„I believe that love--not imitation--is the sincerest form of flattery. Your imitator thinks that you can be duplicated; your lover knows you can't.“

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„Don't you bully me with your politeness! Love is hard to believe, ask any lover.“

—  Yann Martel, livro Life of Pi

Chapter 99, p. 330
Fonte: Life of Pi (2001)
Contexto: Don't you bully me with your politeness! Love is hard to believe, ask any lover. Life is hard to believe, ask any scientist. God is hard to believe, ask any believer. What is your problem with hard to believe?

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„The end of learning is to know God, and out of that knowledge to love Him and imitate Him.“

—  John Milton English epic poet 1608 - 1674

Quote reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 364

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„And it was grief that made Mankind your lover,
And it was grief that made you love Mankind.“

—  Joyce Kilmer American poet, editor, literary critic, soldier 1886 - 1918

Main Street and Other Poems (1917), In Memory
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„The real test of love is when a person—including you—can know your weaknesses, your stupidities and your smallnesses, and still love you.“

—  Dossie Easton, The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities

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