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Daemon
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There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
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This is so true!


Be the change you wish to see in the world!-Gandhi
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Some people apply the same concept to hate.
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Love have godly properties and therefore you can't handle it with any certainty on your own terms - bigger, stronger etc. All you can do is dream and ask for more if the early wound has closed already.
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Love can be painful.
Robert Imgrat
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d'oh! Sure, today's Friday night. What is next? Hangover on Saturday after love on Friday.
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Really romantic, yet not realistic
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Jenny and Lenny know There Ain't No Cure For Love

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Lestibournes wrote:
Really romantic, yet not realistic


With all due respect, I beg to differ. Thoreau's quote is not romantic, not at all. Yes, it contains the word 'love' but the idea of 'love' expounded by Thoreau transcends the mere notion of romance, and the superficial feelings driven by the passions of the flesh. The 'love' we're interested of here is the one that surpasses the body and reaches the soul. We don't see it as realistic because we don't love enough. And why don't we love enough? Because we don't know what love is, because we have a twisted, distorted notion of what it is and what it means!
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THOREAU IN LOVE!!!

Thoreau wrote about love in general and one relationship in particular in his Journal during 1839-1840 when he was quite smitten with Ellen Sewall; his brother John was also in love with her. Prior to meeting Sewall in July 1839, he wrote a short poem about love which he included in his Journal entry for January 20, 1839 (Journal 1: 1837-1844, ed. Elizabeth Hall Witherell et al. [Princeton: Princeton University Press], 66). He met her on July 20, 1839, and "By July 25 he was beyond poetry" (Walter Harding, The Days of Henry Thoreau, 95). On that day he wrote in his Journal, "There is no remedy for love but to love more" (Journal 1, 81). Early in November of 1840, after John had proposed to Ellen and been rejected, Thoreau wrote her a letter in which he proposed. The letter no longer survives, but it is likely that his November 1, 1840, Journal entry was related to that letter. It reads:

I thought that the sun of our love
should have risen as noiselessly
as the sun out of the sea,
and we sailors have found ourselves
steering between the tropics
as if the broad day had lasted forever.
You know how the sun comes up from the sea
when you stand on the cliff, and does'nt startle you,
but every thing, and you too are helping it. (Journal 1, 193).

http://thoreau.library.ucsb.edu/thoreau_faq.html
Sofia Glinyana
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Love is a remedy for everything, and not only for broken heart. So true.
Miriam...
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"There is no remedy for love but to love more."

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Perhaps Thoreau means, that--in the end, perhaps with the simple bowing of one's head--there is only the acknowledgement...the quiet admission and humble surrender to love.
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Miriam... wrote:
"There is no remedy for love but to love more."

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Perhaps Thoreau means, that--in the end, perhaps with the simple bowing of one's head--there is only the acknowledgement...the quiet admission and humble surrender to love.


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he started the butter revolt at harvard. look it up.
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There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

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Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 9:08:21 PM

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Thoreau did not live as a hermit in the woods. Walden Pond was a popular swimming hole during and before he used the cabin as his writing studio. He mostly lived the two years at Walden in his wealthy friend Emerson's house just over the hill from the cabin. Emerson owned the property that was a tree farm with most of the trees surrounding the pond cut for lumber. Thoreau used the path to the railroad tracks that were there during his stay, to walk the one mile to Concord to hang out with his and Emerson's other wealthy, big thinkers and writer friends. He was a creative writer, creatively creating an image of himself that can only be labeled as Fiction.
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Daemon wrote:
There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


The remedy of more love may turn out to be worse than the original ailment.

But someone found a parallel with democracy: "All the ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy." Alfred E. Smith, 1933.

Can more of the same be a cure for "the same"? Can we expect better from more of the same?
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