Quote by Maurice Maeterlinck
Let us have the same confidence in love that we have in life; for confidence is of our essence; and the thought that works the most harm in all things is the one that inclines us to look with mistrust on reality.
All lovely things will have an ending. All lovely things will fade and die; and youth, that's now so bravely spending, will beg a penny by and by.
We must know that we have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world, not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been created in order to love and to be loved.
Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves nor their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others.
You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?
To love is not to look at one another: it is to look, together, in the same direction.
I have been considering that it is very foolish on my part to take no thought of the only thing in life worth having -- the one thing that can compensate for every want, that can make us forget every misery -- love, in a word.