Rainer Maria Rilke

“To love is also good: because love is difficult. For one person to love another: that is perhaps the hardest thing that is handed to us, the utmost, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. That is why young people, who are beginners in everything, cannot love: they have to learn it. With their whole being, with all their powers, gathered around their solitary, anxious, upward-beating heart, they must learn to love.”

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
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Letters to a Young Poet Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
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