excerpt | those who love much

, do much and accomplish much, and whatever is done with love is done well. love is the best and noblest thing in the human heart, especially when it is tested by life as gold is tested by fire.
happy is he who has loved much, and although he may have wavered and doubted, he has kept that divine spark alive and returned to what was in the beginning and ever shall be.
if only one keeps loving faithfully what is truly worth loving and does not squander one's love on trivial and insignificant and meaningless things then one will gradually obtain more light and grow stronger.

van gogh, v. and de leeuw, r. (1997) the letters of vincent van gogh

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