"To fear love is to fear life,
and those who fear life
are already three parts dead."
Bertrand Russell
[Bertrand Arthur William Russell] (1872-1970) Philosopher, educator
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Yes but I would replace the word "fear" with the word "reject"
 -- KS     
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    I guess, sometimes.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    No matter what he wrote I give him five - This verse on love is beautiful: "I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy -- ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness -- that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. I have sought it, finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what -- at last -- I have found." -- Bertrand Russell. As today will be my last retort this year I wish you and everyone A Very Happy and Healthy New Year - May 2008 bring you love, peace, and happiness.
     -- RobertSRQ     
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    Life takes risk, love takes risk. Even plant life has some risk. Those who do not take a risk will never find love. Might as well just be a stone or as Mr. Russel said dead.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    If you do not love you do not affect those around you. You have no positive impact in this world. Like Waffler said, you have no bigger role than a stone. It is a sad thing to be remembered by no one when you are dead because in effect it means you have always been dead.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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     -- jim k, austin      
    As it is written:

    " There is no fear in Love; perfect Love casteth out fear..."
    ~ 1 John 4:18
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    The heart is the center -- full heart, full life. That's where the cup runneth over. ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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