Monday, April 10, 2017

On love.....................................

Two questions should be asked of very love;  does it benefit the object, and does it benefit the subject? ... Love is not good in itself;  it is good when part of virtue, bad when part of vice.  In which case we should follow Aristotle, and say that it is not as such good to love, but good to love the right object, on the right occasion and to the right degree.  Learning how and what to love is part of growing up, and love, like other emotions, must be disciplined if it is not to collapse into sentimentality on the one hand, or domination on the other.

-Roger Scruton, as excerpted from Confessions of a Heretic

thanks kurt

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