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Victor Hugo
“You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness. We pardon to the extent that we love. Love is knowing that even when you are alone, you will never be lonely again, and great happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Loved for ourselves, and even loved in spite of ourselves.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Milan Kundera
“Love is by definition an unmerited gift; being loved without meriting it is the very proof of real love.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

“Never cease to act because you fear you may fail.

Spoken to to her adopted daughter | january 1917”
Queen Liliuokalani

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone”
J. R. R. Tolkien

John Muir
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
John Muir, The Mountains of California

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