Love is not a passion, love is not an emotion. Love is a very deep understanding that somebody somehow completes you. The presence of the other enhances your presence. Love gives freedom to be yourself; it is not possessiveness.
Much can be done to change the nature of man himself. The intelligence which has converted the brother of the wolf into the guardian of the flock ought to be able to do something toward curbing the instinct of savaging in civilised man.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon, instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.