Fifth Perspective

Goodwill: An Interlude

 1          Goodwill is love particularized, is love in moral action.

  2         Goodwill: A kindly feeling: well-wishing, benevolence, friendliness; a will acting freely from pure disinterested motives; an open, charitable attitude, without reservation or bitterness; a willingness to be fair-minded or impartial; good intention; virtuous inclination or disposition; cheerful consent; heartiness; readiness.

  3         Goodwill is the man of action’s religion.

  4         Goodwill is to be applied not only to others but to oneself as well — especially toward oneself!

  5         A person of goodwill is always ready for a smile — she can’t help herself. She brightens the day just as does the sun; but she has one advantage over the sun: she even brightens a sunless day.

  6         Goodwill is love anthropomorphized.

  7         She of goodwill surely gets angry, but never in spite or resentment, or rancor. Good-willed anger is anger justified and gauged rightly.

  8         Goodwill can’t but help being on the verge of joyful tears of love and sympathy toward everyone worthy of it.

  9         Goodwill is just that: willed goodness — goodness strong and directed; goodness wrapped in refined judgment and subtle sensitivity.

The Love Testament: Fifth Perspective


The Wheel of Life

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. -George Sand

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. -Rumi

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses. -Lao Tzu

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. -Lao Tzu

Love does not dominate; it cultivates. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love. -Carl Saga

The Love Testament: Third Perspective


The Wheel of Life

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. -Roy Croft

Till I loved I never lived. -Emily Dickinson

‘Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all.” –-Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. -Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

If I know what love is, it is because of you. -Herman Hesse

Love in its essence is spiritual fire. -Seneca

The Love Testament: Third Perspective


The Wheel of Life

Love cannot come through fear, its basis is freedom. When we really begin
to love the world, then we understand what is meant by brotherhood or
mankind, and not before. -Vivekananda

Everything in the universe is yours, stretch out your arms and embrace it with love. If you ever felt you wanted to do that, you have felt God. –Vivekananda

The only way is love and sympathy. The only worship is love. -Vivekananda

Love is eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence. -Vincent Van Gogh

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. -Jimi Hendrix

The Love Testament: Second Perspective


The Wheel of Life

Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy –and that is life. -Jean Anouilh / French playwright

To love is to escape through one being the mediocrity of others.

-AB / man: French writer

Men would like to love themselves but they usually find that they cannot. That is because they have built an ideal image of themselves which puts their real self in the shade. -BB / man: British writer

Love without attachment is light. -NB /man: American philosopher

Until man learns to accept his fellow man with all his faults, as well as his virtues, there can be no peace, no joy, no real understanding.

                                      -Henry Miller / American writer

The origin of the modern party is anthropological: humans meet and share food to lower the hostility between them and indicate friendship.

                                                   -BW /woman: American TV reporter

I sought my soul but my soul I could not see. I sought my God but my God eluded me. I sought my brother – and I found all three.

                                      -quoted by London Church News Service May 86

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