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12/28/1902 - 6/28/2001
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The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live.

Learning Quotes, by Mortimer Adler

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After a trip to Mexico [in 1984]... I fell ill... The illness was protracted... I suffered a mild depression... When [an episcopal priest] prayed for my recovery, I choked up and wept. The only prayer I knew word for word was the Pater Noster. On that day and in the days after it, I found myself repeating the Lord's Prayer, again and again, and meaning every word of it. Quite suddenly, when I was awake one night, a light dawned on me, and I realized what had happened... After many years of affirming God's existence and trying to give adequate reasons for that affirmation, I found myself believing in God.

Christianity Quotes, by Mortimer Adler

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Mortimer Adler

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Inquiry not only begins with wonder, but usually ends with it also.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Mortimer Adler

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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.

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The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Mortimer Adler

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The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.

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Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship.

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Ask others about themselves, at the same time, be on guard not to talk too much about yourself.

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