love-gains“Consistently applied to any situation, love always gains. It is an empirically determined fact. Love is the best policy. The best not only in regard to those loved, but also in regard to the one who loves. For love is self-energizing. Produces the means by which its policy can be carried out. In order to go on loving, one needs patience, courage, endurance. But the process of loving generates these means to its own continuance. Love gains because, for that sake of that which is loved, the lover is patient and brave… If sufficiently great, love casts out the fear even of malevolently active enemies.”

– Aldous Huxley