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Mortimer Adler Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Jul 2020
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America And Americans
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.
America And Americans quotes
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live.
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.
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.
We love even when our love is not requited.
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.
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.
Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone, each of us is deeply lonely.
Ultimately, we wish the joy of perfect union with the person we love.
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.
Theories of love are found in the works of scientists, philosophers, and theologians.
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.
The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea.
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind.
The love which moves the world, according to common Christian belief, is God's love and the love of God.
One of the aims of sexual union is procreation - the creation by reproduction of an image of itself, of the union.
Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men.
Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable.
Love without conversation is impossible.
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