“Is there anything better than to be longing for something, when you know it is within reach?”
“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
“Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations.”
“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.”
“The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.”
“The first half of life is spent in longing for the second - the second half in regretting the first”
“There is no past that we can bring back by longing for it. There is only an eternally new now that builds and creates itself out of the Best as the past withdraws.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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