Books, Love, Quotes

“If I can say, “I love you,” I say, “I love in you all of humanity, all that is alive; I love in you also myself.” Self-love, in this sense, is the opposite of selfishness. The latter is actually a greedy concern with oneself which springs from and compensates for the lack of genuine love for oneself. Love, paradoxically, makes me more independent because it makes me stronger and happier — yet it makes me one with the loved person to the extent that individuality seems to be extinguished for the moment. In loving I experience “I am you,” you — the loved person, you — the stranger, you — everything alive. In the experience of love lies the only answer to being human, lies sanity.”

-Erich Fromm, The Sane Society.

If I can say, “I love you”…

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In Will Africa Feed China? Deborah Bräutigam, one of the world’s leading experts on China and Africa, probes the myths and realities behind the media headlines.

I have already watched a few talks by Deborah Bräutigam and I like to hear what she has to stay not only because her work is very well documented and articulated, but also because she has a very global approach and a very nuanced speech while presenting her cases.

Books, Life, Quotes

“Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort.”

– Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers, Important Things To Remember.

“Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work…

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Books, Literature, Quotes

“I’m not sentimental–I’m as romantic as you are. The idea, you know, is that the sentimental person thinks things will last–the romantic person has a desperate confidence that they won’t.”

– F. Scott Fitzgerald, A Side of Paradise.

“I’m not sentimental– I’m as romantic as you are…

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Books, Life, Quotes

“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In stopping to think through the meaning of what I have learned, there is much I believe intensely, much I am unsure of. But this, at least, I believe with all my heart: In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt, We Learn By Living.

“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes…

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