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Mortimer Adler's Profile

Brief about Mortimer Adler: By info that we know Mortimer Adler was born at 1902-12-28. And also Mortimer Adler is American Philosopher.

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One of the aims of sexual union is procreation - the creation by reproduction of an image of itself, of the union.

Tags: Creation, Image, Union

The love which moves the world, according to common Christian belief, is God's love and the love of God.

Tags: Christian, God, Love

The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind.

Tags: Making, Mind, Try

Theories of love are found in the works of scientists, philosophers, and theologians.

Tags: Found, Love, Works

Ultimately, we wish the joy of perfect union with the person we love.

Tags: Joy, Love, Perfect

We love even when our love is not requited.

Tags: Love

One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century champions of the Christian faith was that not one of the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian.

Tags: Christian, Faith, Problems

There is only one situation I can think of in which men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do. It is when they are in love and reading a love letter.

Tags: Love, Men, Women

We acknowledge but one motive - to follow the truth as we know it, whithersoever it may lead us; but in our heart of hearts we are well assured that the truth which has made us free, will in the end make us glad also.

Tags: End, Heart, Truth

Freud's view is that all love is sexual in its origin or its basis. Even those loves which do not appear to be sexual or erotic have a sexual root or core. They are all sublimations of the sexual instinct.

Tags: Instinct, Love, View

I wonder if most people ever ask themselves why love is connected with reproduction. And if they do ask themselves about this, I wonder what answer they give.

Tags: Give, Love, Why

If you never ask yourself any questions about the meaning of a passage, you cannot expect the book to give you any insight you do not already possess.

Tags: Book, Give, Yourself

Love consists in giving without getting in return; in giving what is not owed, what is not due the other. That's why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on a fair exchange.

Tags: Giving, Love, True

It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure.

Tags: Give, Love, Selfish

When we ask for love, we don't ask others to be fair to us-but rather to care for us, to be considerate of us. There is a world of difference here between demanding justice... and begging or pleading for love.

Tags: Care, Justice, Love

Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone, each of us is deeply lonely.

Tags: Alone, Lonely, Love

Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless.

Tags: Love, Selfless, Sense

If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction, usually in the form of sensual pleasure, that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love.

Tags: Another, Love, Wrong

We are selfish when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good for ourselves. We are altruistic when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good of others.

Tags: Good, Others, Selfish

You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think.

Tags: Mind, Order, Time