„… love is essentially a much simpler phenomenon--it becomes complicated, corrupted or obstructed by an unequal balance of power.“

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„It is after creation, in the elation of success, or the gloom of failure, that love becomes essential.“

—  Cyril Connolly, book Enemies of Promise
Enemies of Promise (1938), Part 2: The Charlock’s Shade, Ch. 16: Outlook Unsettled (p. 136)

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„Ontogenetically speaking, love is an answering phenomenon.“

—  Huston Smith, book The World's Religions
The World's Religions (1991), Context: A loving human being is not produced by exhortations, rules, and threats. Love only takes root in children when it comes to them--initially and most importantly from nurturing parents. Ontogenetically speaking, love is an answering phenomenon. It is literally a response.

„If you believe too much you'll never notice the flaws; if you doubt too much you won't get started. It requires a lovely balance.“

—  Richard Hamming American mathematician and information theorist 1915 - 1998
You and Your Research (1986), Context: Most people like to believe something is or is not true. Great scientists tolerate ambiguity very well. They believe the theory enough to go ahead; they doubt it enough to notice the errors and faults so they can step forward and create the new replacement theory. If you believe too much you'll never notice the flaws; if you doubt too much you won't get started. It requires a lovely balance.

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„Love makes everything complicated.“

—  Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016

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„This excessive love for "the balance of power" is neither more nor less than a gigantic system of out-door relief for the aristocracy of Great Britain.“

—  John Bright British Radical and Liberal statesman 1908 - 1995
1850s, Speech in Birmingham (29 October 1858), quoted in G. M. Trevelyan, The Life of John Bright (London: Constable, 1913), pp. 273-274.

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