"Rare are the men and women who know how to love, which explains why people are unhappy, even when they believe they have found the so-called ‘love of their life’. To love does not mean to concentrate all your attention on one man or woman, and when you limit yourself in this way, you become poorer. When you truly love, your love for another is enriched with your love for the entire universe – for all creatures and all creation, from the stones to the stars. In this way you pour treasures into the soul of your beloved.
To say to a man or woman: ‘I love no one but you’ is of no real advantage to this person, and in fact it is the surest way to impoverish him or her. Unless your heart is already full of love for others, your love brings your beloved nothing."