From "On Reading and Writing"-
As one of the most influential philosophers of the late 19th century, Nietzsche is known for challenging the morals of Western society, and is famous for his proclamation, "God is dead." The above passage reflects his beliefs on life, love, and the notion that two seemingly reciprocal concepts must coexist and need not be in conflict with each other. Insanity and reason are both connected to love, which in turn motivates our will to live.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
She was called the "Angel of Mercy." The great humanitarian Mother Teresa died five years ago, but the work she has started is carried on by faithful followers, and her words of wisdom are not yet forgotten. Unique in her dedication to those in pain, she focused on making them feel loved. The above words show her sincere joy in caring for others, regardless of her own suffering. To Mother Teresa, "hurt" was not something to be feared or avoided, but welcomed when associated with "love," since love leads to the ultimate happiness of life.
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