He who knows nothing, loves nothing. He who can do nothing understands nothing. He who understands nothing is worthless. But he who understands also loves, notices, sees.... The more knowledge is inherent in a thing, the greater the love.... Anyone who imagines that all fruits ripen at the same time as the strawberries knows nothing about grapes. -- Paracelsus
Is love an art?
To have faith in the possibility of love as a social and not only exceptional-individual phenomenon, is a rational faith based on the insight into the very nature of man.
Amare non significa possedere in maniera esclusiva, limitare la libertà del partner o escludersi dalla vita del mondo; al contrario l'amore può aprirsi all'intero universo, spalancando inattese prospettive. Un trattato sull'amore che insegna a sviluppare la propria personalità e raggiungere la pienezza affettiva. (piopas)