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Ask others about themselves, at the same time,
by Mortimer Adler

Ask others about themselves, at the same time,
be on guard not to talk too much about yourself.
- Mortimer Adler

Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous,
without being selfless.
- Mortimer Adler

Love without conversation is impossible.
- Mortimer Adler

Love wishes to perpetuate itself.
Love wishes for immortality.
- Mortimer Adler

 

The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life,
a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good,
by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.
- Mortimer Adler

The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind.
- Mortimer Adler

In the case of good books, the point is not to see
how many of them you can get through,
but how many can get through to you.
- Mortimer Adler

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If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction,
usually in the form of sensual pleasure,
that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love.
- Mortimer Adler

Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses,
can persist even after sexual desires have weakened,
withered, and disappeared.
- Mortimer Adler

If you never ask yourself any questions about the meaning of a passage,
you cannot expect the book to give you any insight
you do not already possess.
- Mortimer Adler

There is only one situation I can think of in which
men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do.
It is when they are in love and reading a love letter.
- Mortimer Adler

Erotic or sexual love can truly be love if it is not
selfishly sexual or lustful.
- Mortimer Adler

Ultimately, we wish the joy of perfect union with the person we love.
- Mortimer Adler

We love even when our love is not requited.
- Mortimer Adler

Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.
- Mortimer Adler

I wonder if most people ever ask themselves why love
is connected with reproduction.
And if they do ask themselves about this,
I wonder what answer they give.
- Mortimer Adler

Love consists in giving without getting in return;
in giving what is not owed,
what is not due the other.
That's why true love is never based,
as associations for utility or pleasure are,
on a fair exchange.
- Mortimer Adler

In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the
different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names.
- Mortimer Adler

Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone,
each of us is deeply lonely.
- Mortimer Adler

The telephone book is full of facts,
but it doesn't contain a single idea.
- Mortimer Adler

When we ask for love, we don't ask others to be fair
to us-but rather to care for us,
to be considerate of us.
There is a world of difference here between demanding justice...
and begging or pleading for love.
- Mortimer Adler

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds,
unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
- Mortimer Adler

Men value things in three ways: as useful,
as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent,
or as intrinsically admirable or honorable.
- Mortimer Adler

Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the
prime example of love or friendship.
- Mortimer Adler

You have to allow a certain amount of time in which
you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you,
to let your mind think.
- Mortimer Adler

Think how different human societies would be if they
were based on love rather than justice.
But no such societies have ever existed on earth.
- Mortimer Adler

Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
- Mortimer Adler

One of the aims of sexual union is procreation -
the creation by reproduction of an image of itself,
of the union.
- Mortimer Adler

The love which moves the world, according to common Christian belief,
is God's love and the love of God.
- Mortimer Adler

Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like
ants instead of like men.
- Mortimer Adler

Theories of love are found in the works of scientists,
philosophers, and theologians.
- Mortimer Adler

One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century
champions of the Christian faith was that not one of
the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian.
- Mortimer Adler

We acknowledge but one motive - to follow the truth as we know it,
whithersoever it may lead us; but in our heart of hearts
we are well assured that the truth which has made us free,
will in the end make us glad also.
- Mortimer Adler

We are selfish when we are exclusively or predominantly
concerned with the good for ourselves.
We are altruistic when we are exclusively or predominantly
concerned with the good of others.
- Mortimer Adler

I find the selectivity of erotic love -
the choice of this man or this woman -
much more intelligible if liking the person is the
origin of sexual interest,
rather than the other way.
- Mortimer Adler

It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if,
in addition to the need or want involved,
there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the
persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure.
- Mortimer Adler

Freud's view is that all love is sexual in its origin or its basis.
Even those loves which do not appear to be sexual or
erotic have a sexual root or core.
They are all sublimations of the sexual instinct.
- Mortimer Adler

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We attract abundance when we ask from a compassionate heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman

Know that you can have whatever you want,
when you ask from a compassionate heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you ask the wrong question,
you usually get a nonsense answer.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

Ask yourself to slow down.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
- Sydney Harris

Every day is the perfect day to ask yourself
questions about your life goals,
and how you plan to address those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love: if you have to ask,
it's not the real thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

It is not fair to ask of others
what you are not willing to do yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness
than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes.
He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese Proverb

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Don't ask questions about fairy tales.
- Yiddish Proverb

If you ask a stupid question, you may feel stupid;
if you don't ask a stupid question, you remain stupid.
- Tony Rothman

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Ask why this task is on your to-do list.
Consider discarding those items to which
you are not truly committed.
For the tasks which do speak
to the longings of your own heart,
begin now, today, this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I congratulate myself warmly for each accomplishment,
then ask, "What's next?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Affirmation:
I congratulate myself warmly for each accomplishment,
then ask, "What's next?"
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The finest kind of friendship is between people
who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
- Anonymous

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

At the end of a matter ask,
"What will I learn from this to make me better?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.
- John 16:24

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung


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