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Love: what about it is told great and well-known? A man`s look of

What there is a love?

E - e - e … as if it to be expressed more precisely? Participants of conversation are, seemingly, ready for a comic harmony. The tone for it is set by Miguel de Ounamouno, the Spanish writer, the philosopher, the poet and the scientist who was born nearly one hundred and fifty years ago. “Love, - he claims, - the child of illusion and at the same time mother of disappointment“.

Ironically - sentimental Jean - Paul, he is the German writer Johann Paul Friedrich Richter, having picked up an invention, transfers it with detsko - the parental relations to gender positions closer to it: “Love - history in lives of the woman and an episode in the man`s life“.

The brilliant playwright and the writer William Somerset Maugham tries to add sarcasm: “Love - all - navsy a nasty joke which the nature jokes with people to achieve a reproduction“. But here romantics, and of course, before all - French get into conversation.

Ernest Renan, the historian and the philosopher, with inspiration proclaims that “love - the real Orpheus who lifted mankind from an animal state“. The old times Stendhal find other comparison: “The love - a delightful flower, but is required courage to approach the brink of a precipice and to break it“.

The existentialist Albert Camus, believing that during conversation it should be added something sobering, laconically and just speaks: “The love is a readiness to grow old with other person“. Having heard its voice, three philosophers respond at once, arguing more vastly.

Platon from time immemorial claims: “Each of us is a half of the person, rassechenny on two kambalopodobny parts and therefore everyone looks for always the half corresponding to it. Thus, love is called thirst of integrity and aspiration to it“.

The brilliant aforist of Francois de La Rochefoucauld expresses so: “It is difficult to give definition to love; it is only possible to tell about it that as a hobby is a thirst to dominate, for mind - internal affinity, and for a body - the hidden and distinguished desire to possess... what you love“.

After it the floor is taken by Hegel: “The true essence of love consists in refusing consciousness of itself, to forget itself in another “I“ and, however, in the same disappearance and oblivion for the first time to find itself and to possess itself“. And the end in discussion of a question is put by the philosopher and the psychologist Erich Fromm: “The love is the only reasonable and satisfactory answer to a question about smyslechelovechesky existence“.

What means to love?

of Mathematics, the lawyer, the diplomat and the philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz from a distant XVIII century reports an altruistic precept: “To love is to find in happiness of another own happiness“. Frenchman Bernard Grass considers that it means to cease to compare, his compatriot Antoine Saint - Ekzyuperi - what to watch in one direction, but not at each other, Lev Tolstoy - what to lead life of the one whom you love. And Leonardo Felice Buscaglija summarizes: “The love is similar to a mirror. When you love other person, you become his mirror, and he - yours“.

As influences love time?

As soon as the speech comes about time, conversation strives to turn into debate. Mihail Epstein expresses confidence that the love is so long occupation for which one life - is insignificant is small … it is readiness to carry out together eternity“. And the on-stage performance group known under a name of Kozma Prutkov, venomously replies: “The champagne cork which with noise flew up and which is so instantly falling - here a fair picture of love“.

Oscar Wilde offers other comparison: “Between a whim and “eternal love“ a difference only that that the whim lasts slightly longer“. That is joint stock company, one more skeptic. But Archimedes with the gesture characteristic of antique speakers, right there with authority suggests to use mathematical model: “Love - the theorem which should be proved every day!“. Honore de Balzac, believing to finish debate, the tone which is summing up the results declares: “Love - the only passion which is not recognizing neither the past, nor the future“.

However someone not presented throws thought that the subject “love and time“ is not opened into air, the question of separation is not considered yet. The opinion is expressed on this subject by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov: “The love as fire, without food dies away“. It is objected at once by Alexander Ivanovich Kuprin. He resorts to fiery comparison too, but approves another: “Separation for love - the same that wind for fire: it extinguishes small love, and big inflates even stronger“. And Dzhebran Kalil Dzhebran echoes it: “It was eternal so that depth of love is learned only in an hour of separation“.

* * * the Imagined meeting is finished with

, its participants dispersed - who on transitory affairs who - to the interrupted eternal rest. The space of virtual conversation became empty … However, no, - it remained filled with words about love and the love. You feel?

Love: what about it is told great and well-known? Female look