Leo Tolstoy Quotes
When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be.
People who love thus always love for life; for, the more, they love, the more they know the beloved object, and the easier it is for them to love; that is, to satisfy his desires.
You may deal with things without love; you may cut down trees, make bricks, hammer iron without love, but you cannot deal with men without it, just as you cannot deal with bees without being careful.
Love is life. All everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.
And love of power, is inconsistent with goodness; but quite consistent with the very opposite qualities--pride, cunning, cruelty.