Somewhere beyond right and wrong, there is a garden. I will meet you there. (Rumi 1207—1273)
The major difference between hating and loving is perhaps that whereas to love somebody is to be fulfilled and enriched by the experience, to hate somebody is to be diminished and drained by it. Lovers, by losing themselves in their loving, find themselves, become themselves. Haters simply lose themselves. Theirs is the ultimately consuming passion.
(Frederick Buechner, 1926 – )
The three sins of closeness: reproaches and accusations, demands and manipulations, complaints and maundering. These are like quicksand, easier to blunder into than to get out of. ( Eva Brann, 1929— )
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail. (Marie Curie, 1867—1934)
Keep your view as vast as the sky and your conduct as fine as flour. (Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, 1920—1996)